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Message started by Smokeydk on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 9:15pm

Title: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 9:15pm
Well seeing we are back in SA ...I better report here

Nice day..we even been sitting by a camp fire..the king's oven one..yes I dug it out for this trip but it's been too hot or windy or fire restrictions to have one
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Post by Derek on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 9:24pm
I think Covid has messed up a lot of things.

Saturday I drove for near 8 hours from home to Dorrigo.  We then heard of the proposed border shutdown so next day (Sunday) drove half way home and then the other half today.

Getting too old for all of that.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 9:37pm
Make the best of it Dave.
Good a place as anywhere to self-isolate.

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Post by Chally on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 9:47pm
Enjoy it Dave; better than being at home.

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Post by Kevvie on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 10:48pm
Hi Dave
Thanks very† much for the photos. I wish I had a camp
like that close to where I live.
good to see your stove getting a bit of action.
All the very best to you and Rosie.
regards Kev (Kevvie)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Cactus on Mar 24th, 2020 at 6:38am
Thanks Dave keep safe.
Things look very dry there.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 24th, 2020 at 8:42pm
It's very dry here....Black cockatoo bush camp advised us today they are closing their amenities and are only accepting fully self contained RVs from now on..exempting us while we are here...been very cloudy day today but cleared in time to see some stars...looks like we may be heading home Thursday 2 weeks early

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by shackles on Mar 25th, 2020 at 9:04am

Smokeydk wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 8:42pm:
looks like we may be heading home Thursday 2 weeks early

It will be a lot safer at home using your own amenities.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 26th, 2020 at 9:56pm
Well we are on the road home tomorrow...gotta go into Naracoorte to get fuel then head home..it's about a 4.5hour drive

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 26th, 2020 at 10:00pm
Just a note...we have been going to Black cockatoo since 2007 ...making this trip number 28 times

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23pm
It's a shame your time was cut short this time mate.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Mar 27th, 2020 at 7:17am
Dave
That camping area must be a good place seeing you have been going there for so long. Anyway you will be able to get
home and be in comfort of your home and wait until you can get out and travel again,† just like the rest of us
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Bear on Mar 27th, 2020 at 9:12am
Most certainly will be good to hitch the van up again, safe journey home mate, cheers Robert

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 27th, 2020 at 8:28pm
Thanks everyone.....yes we are home...I guess we could have gone somewhere else...on way...but...we left 8:45am and got home 2pm...so not too bad...90% of traffic were semi's...heading south and east...couple Vic caravans...only had 4 cars pass us full trip.no police were seen...and no one stopped us..when all this virus business ends ...we will travel again  ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Mar 27th, 2020 at 9:21pm
Yes Dave I agree with you  "Once the virus is over we will travel again"
At least you got away for a while.
Take care
regards Kevvie (Kev)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 28th, 2020 at 8:52pm
Thanks Kev  [smiley=thumbup.gif]

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Mar 29th, 2020 at 8:53am
I am sitting back and studying the road map. Have been cutting up my scrap timber into firewood. So I am pretty much
ready once the bands are lifted.
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Mar 29th, 2020 at 1:56pm
I have a small shed full of bags of red gum wood for fires

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 25th, 2020 at 8:44pm
Well its happening...tomorrow (Sunday) we are heading over to Eyre Peninsula SA....with the same crowd that we went with on the Oodnadatta Track 2015 and the Silo Art Trail May last year...5 caravans this time 4 weeks...2600klms

will post when we can ...here!!!

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Jul 25th, 2020 at 9:02pm
Hi Dave
sounds like a great trip.† .Look forward to reading the trip report.  Hope you and your friends have fun
regards Kevvie (kev) ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Jul 26th, 2020 at 6:57am
Looking forward to your reports Dave.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by poddy dodger on Jul 26th, 2020 at 8:53am
Like most everyone we are all packed and just waiting for a clear signal that it is OK to travel, even just around the state. ABC news this morning says the worst of Covid 19 is yet to come, nice thought!

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Jul 26th, 2020 at 9:19am
We are going to make a decision tomorrow whether we will head to Alstonville next week.  Must admit it is not looking good at this stage.

Enjoy your trip Dave.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 26th, 2020 at 8:52pm
Thanks everyone we have made it to Whyalla and waiting for our friends to arrive tomorrow..will post pics when we can..was 5 hour drive today

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:14pm
Well our friends did turn up today...we are all heading to Cowell tomorrow...it was $10 night here for bit of dirt..no power or toilets

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:15pm
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Post by Smokeydk on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:16pm
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Jul 27th, 2020 at 9:22pm
Thanks for the photo mate
regards  Kev..

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Jul 27th, 2020 at 10:08pm

Smokeydk wrote on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:14pm:
...it was $10 night here for bit of dirt..no power or toilets


Not real flash Dave.
Was it no toilets because of Covid?

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by shackles on Jul 27th, 2020 at 10:25pm

TBF wrote on Jul 27th, 2020 at 10:08pm:

Smokeydk wrote on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:14pm:
...it was $10 night here for bit of dirt..no power or toilets


Not real flash Dave.
Was it no toilets because of Covid?

They advertise you need to be self contained to stay there.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 29th, 2020 at 9:00pm
Yep self contained...we been at place called Cowell again $10 night no toilet or power or water
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Jul 30th, 2020 at 7:00am
Hi Dave
Thanks for the report.
I see  that one your mates at least found somewhere unusual to take a nap. ;D ;D
I hope the other fellow cooked a great meal. :P
regards Kevvie (Kev)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 30th, 2020 at 8:40pm
Tonight we are at Arno Bay...we have taken a non powered site at a caravan park while the rest of the group are across the road behind the pub that's ok if you have a self contained RV we would been there too if our porta potty clamps had not both broken ..so just for extra $5 night we get hot showers and toilets too...$15 night non power...no piccies as they all on my camera..will post them soon....tomorrow it's Tumby Bay

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Jul 30th, 2020 at 9:11pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for the report. I think it was a good move going to the caravan park.
I have Arno Bay on my bucket list. Have been wanting to go there for years and go fishing for Calamari and king George whiting.
regards Kev..

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Jul 31st, 2020 at 2:04pm
Same here Kevvie.  Have managed to eat quite a few King George over the years but never caught one.

Nearly got there a few years ago but had to cut our trip short at Warrnambool and head for home.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Jul 31st, 2020 at 3:24pm
Derek
We will just have to keep dreaming about getting there.
as least Dave is kindly  sharing his stories and Photos with us till we have the chance to get there ourselves
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Jul 31st, 2020 at 8:06pm
Well we are at Tumby Bay area camping area just before the town...$7.50 pn min 2 nights if you stay then you get 4 night's... rest of group are going sight seeing...we will stay behind as we have our shower tent attached

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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 1st, 2020 at 8:38pm

Smokeydk wrote on Jul 31st, 2020 at 8:06pm:
Well we are at Tumby Bay area camping area just before the town...$7.50 pn min 2 nights if you stay then you get 4 night's... rest of group are going sight seeing...we will stay behind as we have our shower tent attached


Dave, isnít that a self contained campground where you need to capture all grey water??  How do you capture your shower water??

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 1st, 2020 at 9:01pm
Hi Dave
You and your wife have a pretty god little set up for your self.
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 1st, 2020 at 9:14pm
Derek we are using it for toilet tent only and have 20lt jerry for kitchen water

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 1st, 2020 at 9:23pm
Thanks Kev..small setup but suites us...lot on here have seen it when at Cogs

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 2nd, 2020 at 9:12pm
Couple pics at our camp

Opposite is a cemetery
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 2nd, 2020 at 9:31pm
Looks like a pretty good spot to camp Dave.
I cannot see the nearby community making any noise to disturb you.
regards Kev.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by poddy dodger on Aug 3rd, 2020 at 2:02pm
Messed up trip ! The bride and myself have just decided it is wise to postpone a planned trip down the Darling River from Bourke to Wentworth with the way things are.
We had hoped to leave next Sunday but with things going downhill rapidly in Vic and things not too flash in Sydney due to C-19 plus a lot of pressure from our kids we'll sit home for awhile.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Bear on Aug 3rd, 2020 at 2:07pm
Packing the ute for the trip north, need to talk to my agent and maintenance guy. Having second thoughts about taking my tools may just do the trees and leave everything to the local.

Less hassle and stress for me, not looking forward to the run but need to be there in person. Cheers Robert

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Aug 3rd, 2020 at 3:17pm

poddy dodger wrote on Aug 3rd, 2020 at 2:02pm:
trip down the Darling River from Bourke to Wentworth


That is a shame..
MikO and I did the reverse after the Silverton COG.
We started at Wilcania. We did go to Menindee before the COG.  It's a great drive with lots of history and outback scenery.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 3rd, 2020 at 8:52pm
We are going into Port Lincoln in the morning tomorrow then on to Coffin Bay...then staying at Farm Beach...the weather doesn't look great for next 10 days..buying a covered shower tent and new Porta potti tomorrow...this is only day10 of our trip

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 4th, 2020 at 10:22am
Coffin Bay . . .  fresh oysters.  Yummmmm.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Aug 4th, 2020 at 10:43am

Derek wrote on Aug 4th, 2020 at 10:22am:
Coffin Bay . . .† fresh oysters.† Yummmmm.


I could only eat 1 or 5 dozen.   :D :

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:06pm
Hi Dave
Looked over the route with the help from Google maps
looks pretty good.† Hope Rosie and you had a good time
shopping.
Told Lesley about the oysters. We now need to go to south Aussie as she wants me to cook a oyster pizza for her. :P
Keep enjoying your trip.
regards Kevvie ;)


Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:20pm

Kevvie wrote on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:06pm:
she wants me to cook a oyster pizza for her


With BBQ sauce and bacon.
Kilpatrick Pizza   ;D ;D

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:24pm
Sounds pretty good.
Lesley wants the oysters really fresh.
Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:29pm
Noooooooooooooooo,ya canít do that to oysters. Putting them on a pizza.  They have to be eaten fresh just as they are.  Maybe a drizzle of lemon is all.   :o :o

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:42pm
We left early this morning to go to Port Lincoln ..managed to get another shower tent...no luck getting a porta potty ..but old ones still working...we headed to Coffin Bay ...had coffee break ...had a look around..then headed out...only few klms down the road the group were coming into CB so we had to travel to the intersection turn around and head back to join the rest ...after lunch break we all headed to Farm Beach where we are staying couple days

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 5th, 2020 at 6:56pm
Tomorrow  we  are  heading to Elliston then camping at Walkers Rocks bit north

Will take pics soon

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by shackles on Aug 5th, 2020 at 7:59pm
Did you catch any fish at Farm Beach?
If there is no cloud cover and the moon is bright go down to the beach tonight.
The Whiting will be going mad.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 5th, 2020 at 8:37pm
One of our friends caught a small whiting but put it back...it's looking stormy here tonight and windy ..could rain

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 6th, 2020 at 9:30am
Hi Dave
Hope the weather stayed away and your group have a great day today.
regards Kevvie

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 7th, 2020 at 6:28pm
Grrr it came in late this arvo suppose to rain all night clearing  intime to move to Streaky bay..seeing  Murphy's  haystack on the way

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 7th, 2020 at 7:50pm
Walker's rocks $10 night 1 flushing toilet

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 7th, 2020 at 7:51pm
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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 7th, 2020 at 7:53pm
Native hibiscus
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Post by Derek on Aug 7th, 2020 at 7:53pm
Looks very bleak indeed.

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 7th, 2020 at 7:54pm
Hiding from weather
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Post by TBF on Aug 7th, 2020 at 8:01pm
That tree behind the caravan looks like it may have suffered some strong winds.

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Post by Kevvie on Aug 7th, 2020 at 10:18pm
Hi Dave
Thanks very much for going to the trouble taking photos.
Looks pretty cold.
Keep warm.
regards  Kev.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 8th, 2020 at 4:41pm
Grrr it came in late this arvo suppose to rain all night clearing  intime to move to Streaky bay..seeing  Murphy's  haystack on the way

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 8th, 2020 at 4:44pm
Saw a lot of places..we split from the group to stay at Streaky island bay CP..to do some washing etc..willcatch them tomorrow  on way to Ceduna

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 8th, 2020 at 8:19pm
Hi Dave
Years ago I was in a CB Club and one of my contacts lived in the Adelaide Hills and had a hut at Streaky Bay. In those days he would catch some good size king george whiting when went there.
regards  Kevvie (Kev)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 9th, 2020 at 7:19pm
Kev...lot on the jetty today..here at Smoky bay...we moved here today...but the seals were stealing everything they caught...

Sorry I can't get pics off my camera to post pics..will just try using tablet to take more

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 9th, 2020 at 8:32pm
Dave
Thanks for your travel report. It a bit of a shame the fishing people are not getting a feed. I would say the seals don't care.
You and the group have fun
I see you have a bit of bad weather is  coming towards you.
regards Kevvie  (Kev) ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 10th, 2020 at 7:49pm
Yes it's raining now...we are at Ceduna CP tonight..homewood bound couple days...might take 10 days

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 11th, 2020 at 9:55am
I donít think the weather is being kind to anyone anywhere of late although the wind has dropped here today.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 11th, 2020 at 12:22pm
A1 caravan park...10.4mm over night

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 11th, 2020 at 1:05pm
Couple pics
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Post by TBF on Aug 11th, 2020 at 1:30pm
Not much grass there Dave.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 11th, 2020 at 4:33pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for the photos.
You have a pretty level spot there  At least with the amount of rain you got the ground doesn't look boggy.
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 11th, 2020 at 7:05pm
Not much if any grass...its raining tonight again

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 12th, 2020 at 5:38am
Hi Dave
As I have not traveled in that area. However From your photos it would appear that it would  be very hard keeping any grass green without a lot of water which they may have little of.
regards Kev ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Aug 12th, 2020 at 10:44am
Bare dirt there is similar to western Queensland where we have been travelling.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 12th, 2020 at 12:20pm
Yes kev.
End of summer very little rain..we moved on today now st Wirrulla on Eyre Highway  east bound  pics tonight

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 12th, 2020 at 8:01pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for the report.
I just had a look around Wirrulla with Google maps.
If you are in the caravan parking area. It seems pretty good.
regards Kev..

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 12th, 2020 at 10:22pm
Yep opposite the pub
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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 12th, 2020 at 10:23pm
More pics
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Post by Derek on Aug 12th, 2020 at 10:25pm
Looks good Dave.

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 12th, 2020 at 10:32pm
$15 includes power ...no water but a new toilets and kitchen
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Post by Kevvie on Aug 13th, 2020 at 6:20am
Hi Dave
Thank you for the photos. The camping ground looks very good. Are you till with the group or are you travelling alone?.
keep enjoying your trip.
Kev ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Aug 13th, 2020 at 8:23am
Not bad for $15
We are headed off on Saturday for 3 weeks.
Been checking out wikicamps. Lots of camps provided by communities.  Have to pay for 5 nights near Gympie and 5 at Carnarvon Gorge. The rest are free or under $15. Hopefully will have coverage and put some photos up.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Aug 13th, 2020 at 9:21pm
Not bad for the price Dave.

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 13th, 2020 at 9:59pm
They all turned up tonight...tomorrow we all are off to Pildappa rock..SA version of Wave rock...couple nights then Kimba couple nights..then the trip finishes officially...but we not due home till 26th

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 13th, 2020 at 11:00pm
It is good to see you still able to get a quiet time when you can.   enjoy tomorrow
Kev.. ;)

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 16th, 2020 at 7:49pm
Just spent 2 nights at Pildappa rock...no phone or internet there...tonight we are a Cleve..on the show grounds $10 night donation
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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 16th, 2020 at 7:52pm
Warning.... don't go in there if it's been raining...I recon my van weighs 30kg more now carrying all that mud

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Post by Kevvie on Aug 16th, 2020 at 8:07pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for the photos
Yes mud can be a pain. your caravan and car looks like you have been four wheel driving.
I did goggle map search of Cleve from what I see it looks like a pretty nice place.
The camp fee not too bad either.
regards Kev..

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 16th, 2020 at 8:24pm
3 of us are staying at Cleve tonight the rest are at Lock CP tomorrow it's up to Kimba..then Iron Knob

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Post by Chally on Aug 16th, 2020 at 9:48pm
Thanks for the photos Dave; it looks an interesting place.

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Post by Derek on Aug 17th, 2020 at 9:27am
What have your night temps been like Dave?

Something we do not seem to get a lot of here in Qld is those cheap $10/$15 sites.  Even a lot of Showgrounds up here are plus $25 these days for power.

Victoria have a lot of community caravan parks that are cheap as well.  The good thing about Vic though is they also have a lot of really good free camping.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 17th, 2020 at 8:33pm
Derek we been to lot of cheap like $10 night ones but we have also found $15 night with power...most expensive caravan parks have been $30 night ....and some free ones too...so far we have stayed at only 4 cps of 23 days


Most nights been around 5c..days 15c...few wet nights but last 5 been wet and very windy..last night was 60kph winds

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 17th, 2020 at 8:46pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for the report. A bit cool. The wind would be worst I think.
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 18th, 2020 at 9:06pm
We stayed at Kimba RV park last 2 nights..the group has split up with most going home today...we are heading Homewood tomorrow..or find somewhere on way...home is 5.5hours away or 500klms...the weather forecast says rain next 6 days... whether we camp somewhere or head home...problem is dealing with Adelaide's traffic..we shall see

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 18th, 2020 at 9:19pm
Thanks of the report Dave. Rain is a good excuse to make your home  I think dealing with  traffic in any place is a bit of a pain
You could stay in Kimba and have a go of cooking up that big Galah on your King stove  ;D ;D
Safe travels
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 19th, 2020 at 7:32pm
We are home....shocking windy trip home...45lt diesel /200klms....glad we only have small van..

I have to download pics off my camera and Rosie has too...any places you would like to see more pics of ...just ask

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 19th, 2020 at 7:48pm
HI Dave. Lesley and I are so pleased you and Rosie are home
now you both can rest.
Any photos you would like to put up I would appreciate thank you.
I experienced winds the last time we went to Adelaide
we stayed the night at Peake and   from there to Adelaide with head winds all the way.  The nissan patrol I had could not any faster than 80 k. towing our van.
regards Kev.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 19th, 2020 at 7:51pm
Yah was like that our trip....thanks for cruise control...helped...and sitting behind a road train was very helpful for 200klms

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Aug 19th, 2020 at 8:20pm
Yep a head wind certainly knocks the fuel economy around.

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Post by Smokeydk on Aug 20th, 2020 at 7:08pm
some random pics
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 20th, 2020 at 7:13pm
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 20th, 2020 at 8:10pm
Interesting place down there.  If we can ever travel interstate again, will check it all out.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 20th, 2020 at 8:31pm
If you can...do it in a warmer month...say April May

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 20th, 2020 at 8:34pm
Dave
Thank you what a great lot of photo.
I would like to do some traveling start in western victoria and travel west from there.
Thanks again Dave and Rosie.
Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 20th, 2020 at 8:45pm
If I can steal Rosies photos there will be a lot more I will post

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 20th, 2020 at 8:52pm
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 21st, 2020 at 8:05pm
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1Coffin Bay
2Kimba
3Kimba
4Eyre's Water hole
5Caves
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 21st, 2020 at 8:29pm
Dave
Another lot of great photos
Thank you very much.
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Aug 21st, 2020 at 9:01pm
Enjoyed the photos Dave, thanks.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by poddy dodger on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 9:31am
What a good trip Dave, different scenery to what we see on the East coast.
Have to wait and see when the border restrictions are lifted before we can plan something similar. Heard someone on TV say it could be two years before restrictions on travel interstate are lifted.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Derek on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 10:00am
Up here we have just gone into further restrictions due to a new outbreak not that far from us.

As much as we would like to I donít think Maggie and I are going anywhere for a while.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by jclures on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 10:31am
Thanks for the photos Dave. We went down through the Eyre Peninsular some years ago.
I think the way it is today it might be some time before we think of doing it again though.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 7:28pm
Couple more pics
Tumby Bay sunset
Farm Beach
Streaky Bay (she wanted a water view)
Farm Beach (where they filmed Gallipoli)
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Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 8:10pm
Hi Dave
Since I have been on the forum Rosie and you have shown us some great spots you have stayed at by sharing photos.with us. It also make us needing to extend our bucket list. :D
Thanks very much.
regards Kev.. ;)

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Smokeydk on Aug 23rd, 2020 at 7:04pm
My pleasure Kev....I know its not exactly campoven cooking....but might encourage someone to have a look at places

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Kevvie on Aug 23rd, 2020 at 9:07pm
It sure has Dave
regards Kev

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by Chally on Aug 24th, 2020 at 10:16am
Thanks Dave, it's always interesting to see photos of places we have never seen.

Title: Re: Covid-19 messed up trip
Post by TBF on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:59pm

Derek wrote on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 10:00am:
Up here we have just gone into further restrictions due to a new outbreak not that far from us.

As much as we would like to I donít think Maggie and I are going anywhere for a while.



I don't want to go home.
But, we have  commitments.

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