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Quicks Beach to Melbourne

Day 82 - Wednesday 17 September 2014.

On the Murray River it is intermittent cloud and a temperature forecast of 17 degrees. In Melbourne the forecast is 6 to 15 degrees, mostly cloudy with showers. Typical Melbourne weather Frosty - don't come home too soon.

We were packed up and on the road by 9:30 am for our 268 km trip to Melbourne. Unlike the Kidman Way of the last few days there were a great many trucks on the road to Melbourne, but only B-Doubles rather than road trains. At one point David encouraged a B-Double to pass only to find that there were four of them in a row all with the pedal to the metal. Does that count as four runs Frosty?

Lots of spring blossom was visible in the orchards and there were many patches of bright yellow canola. We stopped for fuel at Shepparton and stopped again for an early lunch at the service centre just north of Nagambie. Steak sandwiches and coffee which were better presented than the usual run of service centres. As we got closer to Melbourne the traffic volumes intensified and were made worse by the occasional shower of rain.

We arrived at Ashley Gardens Caravan Park at about 1:30 pm and checked in for 5 nights - we are on a drive through site which I had booked in June when we were here last. For two of the five nights we will be staying with our daughter Kirrily at her apartment in Windsor. Most of the drive through sites are occupied by monster vans and 5th wheelers as the show people are here early for next week's Melbourne Show.

After setting up on our site David got out the satellite dish and rang VAST to get them to reset our subscription so that we get commercial channels as well as ABC and SBS. Apparently the reset can only be done when the box is on and receiving the satellite signal, the process taking about 10 seconds once you have got through to them. The lesson is don't let the subscription lapse - so we have made a diary note for next time.

No photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 00:00

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Hi David and Di,

It reached 28.4degs, currently(6pm) it is 26degs and bloody beautiful. :)


PS: I renewed my VAST yesterday and is now on my calendar for each 6 month renewals.

by snowman3195

Hi frosty,

Di does not want to know about the temperature at Southport.

Two Aces

by TwoAces

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