This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels November 19

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SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER   DONGARA TO PERTH   382kms

We were away early, heading for Perth on the Brand Highway.

It was a pleasant enough drive, mostly through almost flat farming country – grain growing. There were occasional areas of rougher scrub country on rises.

Just after Gin Gin, without warning, the caravan brakes came on! At first, John thought the bearings had gone. As he was investigating, a very pleasant man driving a road works water truck, pulled up to see if he could help. He and John took off a van wheel and found that the magnet had come adrift in the electric brake. They took it out, wound the brakes out – and we could go again! There are still some nice people in this world, it seems.

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Our generous helper

We had not long gotten going when we had to pull over again, when John’s nephew M phoned, for a travel chat!

At the time of the breakdown, we had decided to make for the nearest Perth caravan park, at Caversham, so we made our way there.

Then John decided he wanted to be closer to the caravan spare part places, so we were off again – to the rather swish Perth International Village Caravan Park. Nights here were $18,90 for a powered site, which was reasonable, considering the facilities.

Tea was cold silverside, mashed potato, coleslaw.

Lots of TV channels to choose from, now.

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