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Builder finished today, Winnebago still off the road

The builder finished his part of the job today and the plumber and electrician will complete by week’s end.

cabin extension

Bob is depressed and angry because we can’t seem to get the Winnebago fixed. We are stranded to all intents and purposes, although one of the residents came up and offered us her car to go to Mudgee. Wasn’t that nice?

That same lovely lady gave us the mosaic of the saxophone you see here as a house-warming present. The sax is mostly mirror chips, and the rest is tile pieces.

cabin steps entrance

The screen was inspired by a wall of old pallets in a Rylstone cafe. We love it.

 

 

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Dead kangaroos jump out at you, too!

Winnebago Eyre 2012

Our Winnebago is off the road.

We came around a bend on the Castlereagh Highway at 90 km p.h. and there was a large dead roo in front of us. Nowhere to go but hit it, and bang.

Pitch black dark, not sure what is busted…

Almost home, so we kept going. No warning lights, no funny noises, no extra rattles.

In the daylight we found we had a ruptured fuel line, because the diesel is dripping out fast. Not sure what else is damaged, but the insurance company will see about that.

We are in an isolated location, so getting it towed somewhere is proving to be difficult, and because it is under warranty, we don’t want just anyone to tinker with it.

Oh dear!

 

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Rabbit hunting?

Bob's nearly broken foot

Bob fell down a rabbit hole just outside the door of the Winnebago this morning and has a nearly broken ankle.
The doctor said he may yet have to have it plastered. We are waiting for a few days to see if the current treatment works.
Poor Bob!

Bob's nearly broken foot
Bob’s nearly broken foot

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Spread from my journal

Journal spread Gresford

We have decided to add Gresford campground to our list of favourites, because we like the peaceful surroundings there.

This is the spread in the journal showing some of the scenery as we travelled there and some pictures of the campground at Gresford.

Journal spread Gresford
Journal spread Gresford

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It’s so good to be cuddled

Dad's girls having a morning cuddle

In the morning, the girls come up for a cuddle.

Dad's girls having a morning cuddle
Dad’s girls having a morning cuddle

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Solution for the sticky pages

Journal page of the Murray River region

All I needed to do was insert some baking paper between the pages until they are absolutely dry.

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Riverina area and greater Murray region

Journal page of the Murray River region

Travelling in the Winnebago around the Riverina saw us wondering at the size of the grain paddocks. Miles and miles of golden grain fields, set against a backdrop of dark green treeline, and the biggest azure blue sky.

We came across three wedge tailed eagles enjoying the fruits of their kill a baby lamb — in a paddock full of ewes and lambs. Natural selection, I suppose.

The pretty town of Barellan (home of Evonne Goolagong, our famous tennis player) was a delight, as was Condoblin.

Here’s a collage page in my journal of some of our latest days:

Journal page of the Murray River region

I used a stencil I had of an eagle to add the story about the three eagles, and I’m going to add detail with feathers and markings once I get an image to go by.

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The Murray area of NSW

My journal page for today

We are staying at Wymah Valley Holiday Park north of Albury.

A very pretty spot on the shores of Lake Hume.

My journal page for today

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Finally we are on the road

Winnebago Eyre 2012

We have moved into the Winnebago, full-time. It’s amazing how much stuff we still needed to pack into it, even though we reckoned that we had a bare minimum.

We bought a small covered-in trailer which has all the excess ‘stuff’ in it, making room for tubs with lids to act as pantry and other household needs in the rear storage compartment.

Winnebago Eyre 2012
Our new mobile home — a Winnebago Eyre (See the doggie’s home at the door?)

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Changed my journalling storage plan

We went to visit our new Winnebago last Friday (it’s so lovely!) and decided that the large tub wasn’t the way to go.

I decided to utilise a rolling set of drawers that I always keep by my sewing machine. So I have emptied it and am in the process of filling it with my supplies.

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How will I fit all my supplies for my travel journal?

Toiletries bag makes a good hold all for pens.

In the back of the Winnebago, under the bedroom, is a huge storage area with access three ways.

I have put all my supplies into a large wheeled tub.

Here they are all out:

All spread out, ready to pack
My journalling supplies ready to pack

And here they are all in:

All packed into the tub
My travel journal equipment all inside the tub.

The brightly coloured zippered cosmetic bags were a gift for our travels, but they are much too nice to keep for the bathroom.

The toiletries bag shown open, with pens, markers, coloured pencils, water colour pens…

Toiletries bag makes a good hold all for pens.
A man’s toiletries bag with lots of zippered compartments which open flat.