Tuesday 31 July 2012

Oz Trip - Day 91

Day 91 – 31/7/2012 – Return to Drysdale River Station

We were packed and pulled out of the camp site at about 8:30am. We knew it was going to be a big day. A family that we were playing leap frog with on the way in were also packing up but we pulled out before them. At the same time that we were leaving was the group that had the broken suspension on the camper trailer. They wanted me to go in front but seeing the speed that they drove in, I knew that they would be over taking me pretty much straight away so I let them go first.

After about an hour or so the family that was leap frogging us on the way in had caught up to us and passed us. The camper trailer that they were towing also had a broken shockie. Interestingly enough, both of the camper trailers with the busted shockies had been on the drivers side. We put this down to the drivers side having to work harder due to the corrugations more in the middle of the road. Everyone was tending to drive as far to the left as possible to find as much smooth road for at least one side of the vehicle.

Smoko stop
The lookout for the smoko stop was at about 300m above sealevel.

Views from the lookout
After lunch we found them stopped on the track again. This time they were strapping stuff onto their trailer. They told us that they were picking up the pieces that had fallen off the back of their friends camper trailer. The kids bikes and a big toolbox had fallen off the back of the trailer and they hadn't realised.

Some of the hazards that you had to watch out for on the road - sure makes you look at the pot holes on the Bruce Highway in a whole new way!  We also couldn't believe how red the dirt was at this location.
We arrived at a Drysdale Station at about 4:30pm. It was a long and bumpy day. It was good to have a few cold beers at the bar that afternoon! The first one didn't even touch the sides!

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