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Motorhome Travels - August 2003

Our second month on the road and all is going well. I guess we are going to have to think about work soon :-(.

We have taken the Moke to a service centre to have the brakes looked at - they seem to have stopped stopping!

On the Hillside at the Gold Coast, Qld - [Click for a Larger Image]
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On the Hillside at the Gold Coast,
Qld

We spent the rest of the time in Surfers alternating between the truck-stop and a nice little bay by the river.

After a huge drama and some big $ we have the Moke back with ...
Two new wheel bearings
Four new sets of brake shoes
Four new drums
Four new sets of adjusters
Four new back plates

ooo - that is going to damage the budget!



A map of the motorhome travels so far
This map shows our track west of surfers.
Each colour is a different days travel

 

We were happy to be able to spend lots of time with our good friends Trish and Ty. They left to head back to Canberra (after two delays and a false start) on the 20th - we were ready to leave the hustle of the coast too. So inland we head.

We spend two nights at Flanagan's Reserve - this is a great little camping ground and at $4/night it is good value.

We stopped at a fossicking area just west of Warwick for 3 nights. This was extremely peaceful and very relaxing. We did not have a licence to fossick so that is our excuse for not leaving there rich!

 

26/08/2003

We are parked on the shore of Lake Coolmunda. This is a lake created from a dam. Today Tracey set off with the camera in hand to take some photos - I think you will agree that these are not bad!

Hobohome parked by the Lake, Qld - [Click for a Larger Image]
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Hobohome parked by the Lake, Qld

The one of the tree is my favourite, it looses a bit in the smaller version here, the full res shot has fantastic shading in the sky.

Traceys Tree Shot, Qld. - [Click for a Larger Image]
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Traceys Tree Shot, Qld.

Hobo parked by the lake, Qld - [Click for a Larger Image]
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Hobo parked by the lake, Qld

27-08-2003

We took the Moke out and went into Inglewood to do a bit of shopping and to have a look around. Inglewood is your typical small town, I guess it is feeling the pinch. We picked up a pork roast for the evening meal tomorrow night (yep - my birthday!!!) - pork cooked in the camp oven is FANTASTIC! Actually most things cooked in the camp oven are pretty good. I figure that this is because of one or more of the following...

  1. Because it is cooked on an open fire, it takes a long time to cook and by the time it is ready we are VERY hungry.

  2. While we are waiting for it to cook we tend to sit around the fire and drink a bit, so by the time it is ready anything would taste good.

  3. Something to do with the cooking process locks in flavour.