A Travellerspoint blog

July 2019

End of Shakedown

Easy hookup on another windy drive home. All's intact.

Picture captured by Paul & Christine who own a Manta Ray as we turned into our suburb. Thanks.

News flash, if you wish to see some further info about us & our New Age Oz Classic tune in to the Caravan & Camping WA on Saturday 27 July at 5.30 on channel 7. They came to film us this week.

Happy camping!
Our next trip out will be to Nannup Garden & Flower Festival August 16th & 17th.

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Shakedown day 2

After the weather cleared up a little we took a drive over the estuary to the Bunbury city markets, and picked up some Capel mandarins plus some yummie marinated prawns and scallops. Returning them to Melba we indulged in a coffee before heading off again, but this time walking.

We found the kids playground on the koombana foreshore, the local sculpture, and a few relaxing chairs along the beach walkway.

As we headed into town for lunch we came across some wall artwork.

Lunch was at The Rose Hotel. Ribs and a stir-fry of sweet potato glass noodles with beef and mushrooms. Plus a ginger beer and Guinness.

As we walked back to Melba we noticed another van we recognised. Lynne & Missey came to stay also. Of course we got together for a cuppa & a chat.

We are heading back home tomorrow.

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Shakedown with Melba


We emptied most of the weight from Melba, water, gas etc...and she then appeared, after a tow ball weight check, to be light enough for Squiggle to tow.
So we decided to do a quick, short, shakedown trip using our freebie Discovery Parks voucher. Bunbury Foreshore here we come.
Great weather, not! But it's the adventure we were craving.
Even managed a cuppa when we arrived.
Of course this is a shakedown trip, so we are coming across things we need to refine, such as Ian remembering to bring the spirit Level, although he did load an app which has worked a treat.
Also those pots n pans we swore were induction cooktop compatible....

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