ONE DAY FROM DISASTER
Trip Start Feb 10, 2012
51Trip End Jun 10, 2012
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Where I stayed
Big4 Mildura Deakin Holiday Park
Last night we stayed in Hay which felt safe, but we decided to get another day ahead of the floods and are now in Mildura on the way to Adelaide. They don't recon that the floods will reach here for another 2 weeks
Another couple on the site here in Mildura recognised us from Forbes and it turned out that they live in Cardiff, where we stayed after driving north of Sydney when Canberra flooded, and we have been virtually shadowing each other ever since. They are also heading for the Barrossa Valley north of Adelaide. How about that for a co-incidence? I mean, in a huge country to have left the same town on the same day and to be heading for the same area is pretty weird.
But if you want to hear of a REAL co-incidence another fellow traveller wandered over to look at our camper van because he was thinking about buying one. We got to talking and it turned out he moved out to Australia 30 years ago from Leicester. Vinnie told him that his brother manages a pub called the Marquis Granby in Leicester and it turned out to be this guys local when he lived there! Hows about that?
We are going to stay on here another day to rest up a bit and plan to visit a place called Orange World (www.orangeworldmildura.com.au) tomorrow. It has been recommended to us as being particularly interesting.
By the way, our Carbanara was spectacular last night and tonight we had steak, salad and corn. Another great meal.