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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Bathurst

A road trip to Bathurst to watch the V8's. Colin is used to camping at the top of the mountain so it was going to be a new experience camping with the family in the new campground "the Orchard".

We had a great spot far enough away from the generators and we could even see parts of the track from inside the van.

Camp breakfast

Team Bray Camp

Nathan getting pumped for a big day at the track

It was cold and wet for much for a few days. Love the Bunnings ponchos. 
Chilln track side

Pit lane action

Nathan made a new friend

Roast night on the webber

A simple breaky

Nathan on race day

Trying to stay warm an dry

Track side

Top of the mountain

The kids and Colin walked the track

Trackside

Pit lane action

Race day breaky - very early.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Kakadu Road Trip - the trip home

The next few days were pretty much more of the same - lots of driving. The kids movies that they had downloaded from Netflix had expired and the movie storage device stopped working. There was a lot of time to look out the Window.  The last night we camped at Gil Weir near Miles. It was freezing in the morning.



Lunch Stop in Longreach

Things tend to be a little slower in the outback






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Kakadu Road Trip - Katherine to somewhere near Tennant Creek

We now had 5 days straight driving to get home. Around 700k per day was needed.

We found another free camp along the Barkly Highway for the first night.





Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 Kakadu Road Trip - Katherine

Katherine was on our way home. We were all a little excited that we were heading home as we had been away for 3 weeks.

We set up camp and then headed into what seemed to the busiest Woolworths in all of Australia. After stocking up we headed back to camp where the kids just relaxed around the pool.

The next day we had a tour of Katherine Gorge and then a visit to the Katherine Outback Experience by Tom Curtain. This was a highlight for Katherine.





















Thursday, July 5, 2018

2018 Kakadu Road Trip - Gunlom Falls

We had heard reports that the road into Gunlom Falls needed grading - how bad could it be?

Well it took us over an hour to drive 40k over the worst road we have ever encountered. We were just crawling at some points through the corrugations and dips and bends. Crazy stuff.

The campground was nice and good amenities for a national park. We decided to tackle the climb up to the falls and swim pools. It was mountain goat territory but the infinity plunge pool at the top was worth it.





 









After the return drive out to the main road we needed to air up the tyres and make some repairs to the van. Colin noticed that the wheels had some movement and he needed to adjust the wheel bearings. This was definitely a harsh road.