Eileens Australian trip - track via spot messanger
If y ou would like to see how Eileen is toddling around Australia click here. Sorry as we are back home that link no longer applies so have deleted it. But have left the article the same still
I am on the road again. Have since had gbox troubles but all ok I hope again (fingers crossed this time) have a horseshoe on the front of vehicle so hope that works.
This is how we started out our traveling
our new nisson vehicle fitted now with a solar panel on roof
Gee motoring can prove expensive
Well folks we have just bought another vehicle. other one gave us too much troubles.
We bought a 2000 nissan patrol walkabout. So at least it is bigger with more room for us and our dog. Hope the motor and everything looks after us better than our last one. Cheers for now. Will put pics up as we travel. As the name suggests (walkabout) I hope that is not how this trip ends up with us walking.
We are just out of adelaide at the moment.
You can pick your friends but not your neighbours even when travelling
Visitors come in all shapes and sizes
New Chevy 6.5 Motor
Well now, it is September 2009 and we have just returned from our trip Around Australia. And that 2.8 Nissan got us into several frustrating spots, a little dangerous, to be honest. Simply because it didnt really have the necessary take off power.
If we were on a slight hill it just did not have the power to get going, we felt like we could push it faster. Mind you the van and the ( extra rocks) we collected towards the end of the trip didnt help the weight factor in the van. (no not overloaded) not us. Once we were going we didnt need to change gears even to go up and down a lot of the hills.
During the trip my husband talked and talked about getting another vehicle. First it was looking at this and then that. Weighing up the pros and cons of each different vehicle. He would talk to all the travellers and compare notes.
Eventually when we went home he made up his mind. Well lets face it we did own this one.
So we went and spent a lot of money and had a new chevy 6.5 manual motor put in 3 weeks ago. We went up to Geraldton and ran it in and we are just resting near Collie now after its first service.
Soon our son will be out of our home and we can move in again for a couple of months.
Whoopee. I think Titan (our dog) will love to be off the road for a while. Oh well thats all for now.
Oh boy! nearly forgot. The spot Messenger was really great, people knew exactly where we were it gave us and rellies more confidence and knowing about where we were and that we were safe.
I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking of going outback. Especially in Australia as even for us we knew what it was like, but it is still a bit scarey when you realise how far you are away from help.
If you can afford one I would say go and buy one. It may be your lifeline. Also buy a sola panel for your caravan and one for your car. Then you can sleep in peace without listening to a generator. Well that is if the people with generators stay away from where you are camping.