Thursday 24th February 2011, Shepparton.
Now at Shepparton on our first day of our next adventure. (See map) Our first day had better not be an example of days to come: We had originally planned on going to Lake Waranga, just north of Rushworth, to a caravan park advertising being on the edge of the lake, so it seemed like a place to check out as it was close to Tatura where Stan and Beryl live, the couple we met on the Sunshine Coast that we decided we would visit before heading off on our adventure for this year. When we got to the caravan park at Lake Waranga and had a look around and it would be a certainty that we would not stay there for several reasons, the park itself was so run down with no maintenance, it was so very expensive for what they tried to offer, and mobile reception was very week to the extent that Linda did not have any reception on her new phone. It turns out that the phone she did buy is not extremely suitable for travelling like we do because it is not ‘Blue Tick’. Blue Tick is a term given to a mobile phones that has a better aerial system that gives it better reception in remote areas, something we had forgotten about when we bought the phone. It is a pity that the caravan park was so bad because it was in a good area, remote and next to the lake, and we were rather looking forward to a few days rest there.
We then decided to go on to Tatura, as that is where we are to visit, but when we got there the caravan park seemed full, as was the showground next door, as if there was some event on that filled parking spaces. After driving around the block we couldn’t find the entrance to the park so had a minor dummy spit and said that was it , we are going to Shepparton, so here we are settled in to a nice tidy park on the edge of a lake looking forward to a few days rest, and at a cheaper cost as that other park anyway.
I mentioned a big adventure for this year, and we are hopeful of travelling up the centre again, and this time getting to Darwin. We would then like to go down the coast of WA and have a good look around all of WA as it will more than likely be the last time we get over there.