Friday, 1 August 2014

July Round Up

July Round Up

On the 1st of July we were at Kununurra on the 31st of July 2014 we were at Diggers Rest Station near Wyndham.  

Total kilometres travelled 3107km. 

Total diesel bought 674.22L, total cost $1189.47, dearest diesel $1.96 at Kununurra, cheapest diesel $1.66 at Katherine. 

Average fuel economy is still about 17L/100km when calculated per tank. 

Camping. Camped 29 days in July. 4 free camp nights, 25 paid.  Total cost $685.20 average of $27.40 per night for paid camping.  Cheapest camp $6.60 a night for 2 people at Keep River national park & Dearest camp fees $41 at Shady Lane caravan park Katherine (we got some of this back from our roadside assistance for Ruby). 

Best campsite - Easily Diggers Rest near Wyndham, right on the King river with no one else for 4 nights, heaven.  

Worst campsite - Keep River National Park, lovely location but ruined by bollards. 

Best experiences - catching up with some family & friends, Shady camp we didn't get that keeper Barra but it was a pretty cool spot especially with the crocs at night, Dundee beach, Diggers Rest near Wyndham a slice of the Kimberley all to ourselves for 4 days. 

Worst experiences - Ruby blowing a transfer case seal leaving us stuck in Katherine for a week. 

Best camp cooked meal - lasagne in the camp oven, chocolate chip biscuits, fresh fish from the fishing charter. 

Best bought meal - lunch at the Sailing Club in Darwin (best seafood platter ever), lunch at The Lodge Dundee, lunch at the Parap tavern Darwin, Chinese for dinner from the Palmerston night markets. 

Quotes of the month
We have had heard some cracker comments from our fellow travellers, so we have decided to bring you "Quotes of the month" to share. 

"Where does the sun go down??" A middle aged man taking photos at Lake Argyle saying this while looking directly east as the sun is setting behind him. 

There were lots of quotes we could share from our family catch up, but what happens on tour, stays on tour haha. 

Things we are missing
Our dogs Milly & Robbo, the family, clean feet, washing machine. 

Things we are not missing 
Whilst sitting at Diggers Rest all by ourselves we are not missing caravaner's or caravan parks. Traffic, computers, cleaning a house (I just realised it has been over 5 months since I have cleaned a bathroom or toilet or vacuumed or mopped!)

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