Heathcote Junction.

3rd November 2012, Heathcote Junction.

We are now back in the Melbourne area At Heathcote Junction, in daughters front driveway, and looking forward to the many activities that need doing around their yard. Matt has a few projects in mind that will obviously require more than one person to complete so I do look forward to participating. These things will have to wait a few days though as there are a few things I must organise first.

More on the dramas at Narrandera:- A new tyre was fitted to replace the faulty one and then an air leak was discovered, not from the tyre, but from a crack in the rim. A decision was made to return to the caravan and collect the spare I had just placed on the van and have a new tyre fitted to that rim as well. The tyre on the spare is over seven years old so it will not be used on the van, but will be kept as an emergency spare. The faulty rim, with new tyre, had a tube fitted so I can use it as a spare for the trip to Melbourne, then sometime in the near future a new rim will have to be purchased with the other new tyre fitted to it and the two new tyres will be the in use wheels with the other, which is still on the van, will become the spare.

More dramas were also to follow on today’s trip. When we arrived here I discovered that the front pole carrying tube was shattered on one end. It turned out that it was obviously hit by a piece of flying metal rod, from somewhere, which then lodged itself in the unbroken section of the tube. Other than that the incident is not any further explainable.


1st November 2012, Narrandera.

The second last leg takes us to Narrandera, with only one more trip to do. Our visit here is certainly not without its dramas, with me finding a semi-flat tyre on the caravan when we arrived, and it looks like a right-off being damaged by a rock or something, will find out tomorrow. After booking in to the caravan park we find out the council is rebuilding the boat ramp and car park area just behind the park using a jack hammer on an excavator, very noisy, hope it will not be like it all day tomorrow. Looking at the forecast indicates the temps going down to about 6 degrees tonight, colder than we have had since winter, might have to get the heater back out. We also forgot the fruit fly zone here so we had to stop and eat all our fruit before entering, could be where we hit the rock? Repairs to the wheel tomorrow, or replacement at least will reveal if we may have to get two to have a matched pair, find out tomorrow.