Day 1 at Kalgoorlie also involved giving a Ruby a much needed bath & clean up before her service. $20 at the car wash & she came up beautifully. We also took the 2 Engels out of the back of the car to give them a clean out & also switch them over to alternate them between being a fridge or freezer.
Day 2 involved getting up a bit earlier to get Ruby to Toyota by 7.30am. We then had breakfast in town & wandered down to the museum but unfortunately it didn't open until 10am so we went back up the street & I got myself a hair appointment to get spruced up as well. 2 hours later I finally emerged, much to Mats impatience. We got the call to say Ruby was done so we walked back to Toyota. We don't have a great history with Toyota servicing & it reared it's ugly head again. We have installed a secondary after market fuel filter on Ruby, we asked them to replace it (we supplied a new one for them) & to also change the primary toyota filter as well, irrelevant of if it needed it or not (we would rather be safe than sorry with the remote travel we have planned). When we turned up Mat asked had they both been done & they thought they had but it wasn't on the docket so they went to check with the mechanic & yes it had been done, but the other service guy said no it hadn't. In the end we finally found out the Toyota one hadn't been changed, so another half an hour wait while they rectified the problem. There is always something..... Other than that Ruby was given a clean bill of health & even got her tyres shined & windex on her windows.
After that it was a trip to the pub for lunch, picking up our meat order & then back to camp to look at the maps to plan our journey north.
Day 3 at Kalgoorlie involved getting our shopping done, resupplying beer, more washing, fuel & starting to pack up camp to leave the next day. We went to the pub again for lunch, it was becoming a habit !! We didn't cook the whole time we were in Kalgoorlie, it was awesome! All days were lunch at the pub & not much for dinner.
It started to rain at about 9pm & was light all night & as we packed up in the morning, another wet pack up!! We left Kalgoorlie at 8am this morning & have come to a place called Malcolm dam, it's gorgeous (more on that on our next post). Kalgoorlie was a great place to resupply & we didn't mind the town, but 4 nights in a caravan park was definitely long enough!!! I didn't take many photos but we did visit the super pit, the big gold mine on the edge of town, it was huge.
So we have finally started to head North & we are very excited to see what we find.