Wednesday 9th April 2008, Esperance. (Bad couple of days)
We have had a re-think about what we are going to do in the immediate future: We have booked in here until Monday, then travel to Hopetoun, then on to Albany for a week or so. From there we are looking at going all around the coast with the idea that we should be looking at some of the area on our way to Perth just in case that for some unknown reason we may have to change our plans and head back east early without being able to return to the south west corner. This trip will then be a recognisance trip for when we do return.
Bad days: Adrian had to have repairs to his car yesterday, replacement of manifold gasket, and that set him back an expense they could well do without. We had ‘Tilly’ booked in for a service today and I had obviously not read the owners manual thoroughly enough and was set aback with the $380.00 bill. It turns out the fuel filter had to be replaced at a parts cost of $100.00 would you believe. The mechanic also had a few other charges that increased the bill somewhat, so it again emphasises that one just has to take chances with who he gets to do the services, and the other problem is that they have to be book services to keep the warranty. More to this: After washing the car this afternoon Linda wanted to go into town to buy an onion for tea, I couldn’t convince her to pay a little extra at the caravan park, so on the way in it seems that I got caught on a speed camera. I don’t know if I was in a 50 or 60 limit, and doing about 63 it turns out to be a very expensive Bloody onion.