Having been back home for just over a month and only at work for a couple of weeks due to my knee injury and surgery, I was getting itchy feet again for travel. The cold weather didn’t convince me that staying home was an option.
I had originally booked a week of Long Service Leave to go with the High Range 4WD Club to Googs Track on the West Coast. But the plan was to change. I booked another tour of Long Service Leave that gave me 20 days off and decided to head northeast to warmer climes and attend the Queensland Outback Geocaching Muster in Barcaldine.
Rachael returned home from the US yesterday, so managed a quick catchup and finished my last night shift this morning, then it was time to hit the road.
There was a short diversion to The Bend Motorsport Park to check out what we are going to do at the Adelaide Rally in November. It was cold and windy so was looking forward to some warmer weather in a few days time.
Heading towards Loxton, the temperatures were rising with 21C by the time I got to the border. The skies became very dark and the temperature dropping 10C with heavy rainfall for the next 100 kilometres.
By the time I arrived at Mildura, the rain had stopped and the temperature had risen to 18C even though it was 7pm.
Checked into the Apex Riverbend Caravan Park, dining in Garry and Deb’s cabin, before hitting the hay for some well deserved sleep.
Diesel @ Loxton $1.559 per litre