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On the Road in South Australia

Yunta S32°34'54" E139°33'46" - Auburn S34°01'48" E138°41'27" - Port Clinton S34°13'18" E138°01'12

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Oct 2003

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I haven't been writing this journal as we have been travelling so I will briefly describe the journey to Paskeville.

We set off into South Australia having disposed of all the fruit and vegetables only to find that the checkpoint is several hundred kilometres inside South Australia. Apparently the residents of these parts all shop at Broken Hill and were forever getting into trouble with the fruit fly police so they just moved the checkpoint to Oodla Wirra where the people go to Peterborough to shop.

On Friday night, we stopped in a place called Yunta in the town rest area which is right between the highway and the main railway line. We expected a disturbed night but the trains stopped early in the evening and the trucks were relatively quiet because of the town speed limit.

On Saturday we drove to Burra but it was closed so we went on to Clare to shop. The caravan park in Clare offered us an unpowered, unwatered patch of grass for $16 so we went on to Auburn and stayed in the Recreation ground which was beautifully quiet.

On Sunday we did the last 80 km (50 miles) to Port Clinton where we had been invited to overnight before the rally by some motorhomer friends who had recently bought a property there. We spent a pleasant afternoon and evening catching up with them and prepared for the short drive to the rally on Monday.

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