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New (ish) Rig – Jayco Silverline Caravan and 200 Series Landcruiser

Landcruiser 200 seriesThe time had come, after patiently watching and waiting for the right deal to come along it was time to trade in the reliable 100 Series Landcruiser for an upgrade. The old rig had been extremely reliable and because of regular servicing and upkeep was still going strong even with more than 420,000 kms on the odometer.

It had taken us and caravans from southern Queensland to the furthest point east on the Australian mainland at Byron Bay. Up and down the track to Darwin and through the red centre, along the picturesque Victorian coastline, Great Ocean Road and parts of the New South Wales Coast. There have been roads taken inland in the eastern states and many, many trips throughout South Australia. The biggest trip was crossing the Nullarbor and covering the state of Western Australia from the beautiful Esperance, to the furthest southern point, northwards along the coast to as far as Wyndham, and then across to Lake Argyle, into the Northern Territory and home again.

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Limping into Carnarvon

We are driving north away from the Shark Bay region and back on the highway, probably a couple of hours into our travels when the Landcruiser feels like it’s not riding as smoothly as normal.  We pull into the next roadhouse to check tyres when we hear a bit of a rattle under the bonnet and it feels more like the motor is missing a beat, tyres are fine. All the gauges are looking good so in the middle of nowhere we decide to press on, slowly, and limp into Carnarvon as there is a Toyota dealer there.

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Shark Bay Region Finale – As West As It Gets

This was one of the must do things on our list when coming to WA and that was of course to go to THE most westerly point on the mainland, Steep Point.

We didn’t know much about it other than where it was before heading over here and then the more we found out about it and how to get there the more daunting it sounded.  We had conflicting information anything from ‘yeah you can do it in a couple of hours’ to ‘you will need all day’.

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