ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Life On The Road Winter 2011

Updated on May 30, 2011

On the Road !

We are finally on the road heading north together the 2 of us ready to explore more of this big country of ours !!!

We had been down to Perth to get new tyres, battery & other goods as well as say" See you later " to my Uncle Arthur & Aunt Joan who we will miss as well as my Cousin Christine & Greg & boys from Mandurah.

However we will be back in October to see them so it's not Goodbye !

It took longer than planned to pack up ready to leave as our new friends all came over for a final coffee and even our last fire in our special spot .

Danny from the Ambulance came by after dropping the school kids off and shared us in having an Italian coffee and some of his experiences on the road one morning.

Julie & Will our neighbours invited us over what was going to be our last evening for a BBQ tea & Brian the friendly caretaker entertained us with his guitar.

We were very happy to have Brad & Nadia turn up , Brad was Neville’s workmate for months & I know Neville will miss his company .

Brad will go on & do well as an electrician & did some great work at the Morawa swimming pool.

We had worked out we needed another day so invited our new friends in a bus Mia , David & their dog Jack down for our last evening by the fire with another family who are travelling ,

Shiralee , Nick& 6 children who we really enjoyed meeting and getting to know . One of the girls is writing a book so I had a great chat with her about literary agents, publishers and of course HubPages !!

We will keep in touch via Facebook !

One of the girls makes the best marshmallows and shared them with us & they do taste delicious! We tried toasting them however because they didn’t have all the extra preservatives in them they melted fast !

The boys shared stories with us about experiences on their trip

After a pleasant time chatting & exchanging details they all left & we sat there on our own enjoying the fire , stars about to go to bed when a surprise visitor rocked up , Ron the friendly garbo man , he had seen all the candles around our car !

Ron had some bread so we shared toast on the fire and a good chat finally getting to bed at 12,30 am .

Time to Leave

We are on our way
We are on our way

Said goodbye to friends

A last look where we lived

On The Road

We passed other travelers
We passed other travelers
Went through Yalgoo
Went through Yalgoo
We passed road trains
We passed road trains
and plenty of signs
and plenty of signs
The trip was going well - UNTIL
The trip was going well - UNTIL
the leak
the leak


As we had been through Yalgoo , Mt Magnet and Cue we were keen to get past there and see new sights .

Our first night on the road we pulled into a spot that we had camped last time we were that way . at before Cue . A convey of oversized vehicles shared the spot with us.

When we free camp we don't normally have internet service so I can only get on to HubPages for my daily fix of Reccommend another hubbers hubsand check out Richieb s latest hubs or answer questions & hub hop now when in a town !

I take a lot of photo's in the meantime for the many hubs I will be writing as we travel !

We called into Meekathurra for petrol & woud have had a walk around town but as there was a major fight going on we felt safer getting back on the road . I had picked up some chicken & chips at the petrol station so we looked for a shady spot to eat . There wasn't any so we ate while traveling .

Our next night we were again fortunate to find a spot with shade as it was still quite hot when we stopped at about 4pm. After a well deserved drink & nibblies we cooked dinner on the BBQ.

BBQ dinner

Radiator problems

Had help looking for the problem
Had help looking for the problem
Found the leak
Found the leak

It was suggested by a mechanic in Cue that we drive back to Geraldton to get the radiator fixed which was a depressing thought , As I have the laptop I looked up to see what was available in Newman & I read an ad for a mechanical & radiator place so we decided to carry on north to Newman .

Our 2nd night out bush was an hour south of Newman so we were up early and on our way .

The first stop was to Newman Tourist information centre where we were told the guy had shut down .There is no one in town to fix a radiator . ..........................

We rang Joe a guy here that runs tours locally & we had met him in Morawa .

He suggested we book in straight away to Newman Caravan Park & he would come and find us.

Joe helped Nev look for the problem and gave a few ideas .

The best solution was for Neville to pull the radiator out himself and see if he could fix it .

So far ............... it looks OK .................

We will go for a drive around town, stock up on a few supplies & check it out !

Tomorrow if it is ok we will explore Newman & head to Karijini National Park for a few days & a new hub!

Newman WA

How to fix Radiator leak

Neville used Need it to patch the radiator
Neville used Need it to patch the radiator


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)