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Tuesday 9th April update

Clive has managed to find a second hand fridge and he collected this and then went to Michael's to get more stuff. We basically have all our gear now here that was left at his place except for tools and garden things. Still we can get them anytime if we need them. A new table and chairs are also on the way. It feels like home again. Now to tidy things up to look at selling it in preparation for our next move.

Clive has now got the blog upto date. It hadn't been done since March 20th, so he'll finish the web pages tomorrow and then let everyone know when it's done and uploaded.

Some interesting travelling stats for those interested.

KM travelled = 19456

Litres of fuel = 2319.6

Cost of fuel = $3284.41

Average litres per 100km = 11.92

Days on the road = 326

Van Park costs = $8922.98

Average daily park cost = $27.37 or $191.60 per week

Cheapest fuel was $1.180 per litre

Dearest fuel was $1.869 per litre

68 days spent free camping, in backyards or on doctors visits

One chipped windscreen

One van tyre replaced

Five calls for RACQ assistance - three with the old Jeep and two with the new. All had to do with fuel issues

Curries made and eaten by Clive - too many to count

Lobster meals eatcn by Gai - only two, but they were delicious

Did we have fun - YOU BET WE DID

Will we do more - YOU BET WE WILL

See you on the road

We hope that you have enjoyed following our journey online and if you plan to travel do it when and while you can. We met many people on the road who were by themselves, due to their partner passing. Some were in wheel chairs and other on medical devices. There were lots of things I couldn't do, as I need the wheelie walker, but being able to go for drives and being the official photographer was great fun. Clive enjoyed his walking especially in the national parks. Clive did all the driving and very little was done at night.

We stayed behind pubs, in showgrounds, free camp sites, van parks and places where we were the only ones there. Some van parks were cramped while others had plenty of space. The small towns and communities Clive really enjoyed. They are all proud to promote their history and heritage. We certainly didn't see everything that there was to see in the towns we stopped and stayed at. There really isn't enough time as there is so much to do out there. I enjoyed the Atherton Tablelands and seeing my cousin, who I hadn't seen for nearly 40 years. She'll probably be one of our first visitors once we move to Hervey Bay. We hope you have enjoyed the 'View from the loo' photos as well as the nearly 5100 other photos we took. Not all of them have been put up on the web. I've been collecting tea towels from some of the towns that we visited, as well as fridge magnets. Something else to remember the trip by when Clive does the dishes.

Thanks again for being part of our journey, enjoy life and stay safe. Cheers from us.

New cuchion covers.
Thank you Teddy.

Plenty in
stock here.

Another curry
bites the dust.

Some of my
tea towels.

More of the
tea towels.

They hold
weddings here.




Gai testing her
new recliner.

Pasta for a change
for dinner.