Friday 28th November, (Benalla).

Linda has now returned and it is quite welcome to be eating her meals once again instead of my own. She returned on Monday and has enjoyed the few days relaxing after her overworked visit to Tassie.

I had my trip to Bendigo to the caravan show and although I didn’t spend any money, I did get some answers to some questions, well I think I did, I’m not so sure the solar panel man had a great deal of actual experience with his panels. I tried to relate to him some of the facts I had experienced with my panels, they are the same as he was selling, and he didn’t believe my details, as they didn’t agree with the facts he was selling by. Say no more about that.

We have had a relaxing time at Shepparton and have now moved on, back the way I came, to Benalla about 60k east of Shepparton. As we have about nine days to get back to Albury we intend staying here for about three days, three days at a park on the side of a lake just north of here, and then a few days at Wangaratta before returning to Albury.

We will be in Albury for a couple of days before Nelle and Matt arrive so we will be able to arrange with Matt’s parents a plan for driving to Melbourne to meet them.

Tuesday 2nd December 2003, (Benalla).

We are still in Benalla, and not a great deal has been happening. With a couple of days rain we have been rather confined to the caravan. We have had to stay here a couple of days longer due to the rain making it too wet to pack up on the day we had planned to move. It is forecast for rain and storms at the moment, threatening to prevent us moving again tomorrow. As it is at present fine we intend waiting until after tea to see what the weather is doing before deciding to pack up, or not, ready for a move tomorrow.