Sunday 29th March - Renmark to BalranaldNo weather report today. Clive forgot. What a day - again! We left around 10.30am with about a four-hour drive planned as we need to get to Balranald in NSW to stay on track. It's about 300km away. It started out OK, but about 80km from Balranald there was torrential rain. Luckily it wasn't for very long. Still the car and van got a good wash. A bit further up the road we could see a brown haze approaching. What is this? Ah - a dust storm. Lots of chatter on the CB and even truckies were advising others to slow right down as in parts there was next to no visability. This continued for about 40km and we had a truck behind us for about half of that distance. We had our hazard lights on when driving and Clive had a chat to her on and off. Pretty scary. So our white car is now brown again and dust everywhere outside. At least we can get into the van park, even though they have 'No Entry' and 'Closed' signs up at the gates. Checked into the Balranald Caravan Park and again another drive through site. Clive has rung all the van parks we plan to be staying at as far as Armidale and all have advised that there is no problem. Some require him to sign a stat. dec., but that's OK. Today was the second time we had to throw away all our fresh fruit. At least we are doing the right thing, even though there was no check points open. At the SA border, coming into SA they are stopping all cars. So we crossed from SA into Victoria and finally into NSW.