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Crossing the Nullabor

We left Kalgoorlie and are heading across the Nullabor, we camped about 54kms past Madura no.7 in the camps book. It was a really nice spot. Harry found a cool marshmellow stick, It was pretty cool.

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We got up early again and were gone by 7am. Heading down the road, when we knew we were heading for Melbourne by the weather before us. We had to stop and giveway for two kanagroos that didnt want to get of the road....

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Then it all turned to shit.... We were going up a little hill and Craig noticed smoke coming out of the exhaust, we pulled over and lifted the bonnet to find that oil was spilt all over the engine. After talking with my brother Mick and sending him photos via the iphone. It wasnt good news... We had to be towed into the nearest roadhouse. We were in the middle of nowhere. After 4hours on the side of the road, the two truck arrived. Rod the tow truck driver was a really nice bloke. He assessed the car and said it was buggered. So the kids went in Rod and Brendas car and Craig and I went in the tow truck with the car and caravan on the back. We drove 29kms to Eucla to Rods place.

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We stayed at the caravan park at Eucla last night, our caravan was towed in by the tow truck for us to sleep in. Rod and Bren stayed with us last night and left for Pt Augusta this morning. Today,we had to get a lift by Rod the tow truck driver to Ceduna which is 513kms. We are staying in a Motel for the night. Saturday at 9am we catch a little plane(34 seats) to Adelaide and then tomorrow night at 9.30pm we are on another plane to Melbourne.

Well it has been some very stressful days for all involved. At the end of the day we are ok, yeah it sucks but we are here to tell the story and maybe teased in years to come. Hopefully our car can be fixed and its not over ten thousand for a new motor, we wont know until our car and caravan is towed back to home in two weeks time. Thankgod for Racv Totalcare. If we didnt have Totalcare we would have been buggered so far we have estimated the cost to be around nine thousand dollars to get us and the car and caravan home. Racv have been fantastic to us and organised everything.

Thanks to our family and friends that have showed us support and offered their help....
BIG
Hugs and Kisses
The Yuks and Haz
xoxox

Posted by cljj2010 05:24 Archived in Australia

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Bloody Hec!! That was one hell of a way to finish your trip. We had our second flat today (both have been on bitumen) and we've had the starter motor go in Katherine. Fingers crossed we don't follow your lead. We've really enjoyed following your trip when we have been in telstra range. We arrived in Mt Isa today then its down to the Diamantina/Winton/Longreach/Carnarvon Gorge b/f heading you know where. We look forward to a catch up to compare stories when we get back. Luv Steve, Sue Megan & Rory

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