Saturday, July 23, 2016

Picking up Pearl Pt 2

It is a big day agai today!  We travelled down past Eden, Kiah, Narrabarba, Genoa and through to Orbost where we grabbed a quick bite to eat at 1pm.  That was a slow 210 kms because of the hilly, windy roads and a lot of it we were only doing 80-90kph...
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From Orbost we tracked along to Bruthen then through Bairnsdale.  We made a quick trip to Bunnings for a power cord then we left there at 3pm having done 300kms by that stage...
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Again, Google Maps was a big help but the 6 hour 32 minute timing had us worried that we'd be setting up in the dark again...
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Down more roads...
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At 5pm we tried looking at nearer caravan sites (on my iPad) but a lot were booked out for school holidays.  So we kept on going...
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We finally pulled into the Frankston Holiday Park at 6.10pm.  We had phoned ahead and told them we'd be late so the key to the ensuite and directions were in a safe, which we had the code for.  We found our site and set up Pearl on the concrete slab.  Fortunately, we didn't have to unhitch.  She flipped out and we were set up in 30 minutes.  Great that it wasn't raining but hell, it's freezing here!
We got the electric heater going and warmed up with a wine, ordered a pizza to be delivered to the front gate - this arrived at 8.45pm! 
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Pizza on a serviette!
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Yummy dessert pizza with custard and berries and crumble...all that was missing was a bit scoop of icecream!
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We did 556 kms today - it felt like 856!  Gus says Pearl is a dream to tow and Ruby is doing a great job.  :)  The ensuite is a godsend.  We had another cosy night.
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Cheers - Joolz









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