This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2002 Travels March

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We wanted to do a short trip away, to test out the new systems away from 240v power. John especially wanted to test out his new bread maker.

We drove to the Tidal River campground, at Wilsons Promontory. This was a favourite area of ours, from our school holiday tenting days, so it was a slightly nostalgic visit.

We paid $18 a night, for an unpowered site, and decided they must still be on summer rates!

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Site at Tidal River – two solar panels on the roof, now

Tidal River was a bit cool, with overcast grey skies. Despite reduced solar input, the power supply seemed to last the time.

The bread maker did work, and duly produced an edible loaf. One part of the process did seem to work more slowly than it had at home, on the 240v power there.

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First bread maker loaf of bread made in van

We walked on the beach at Tidal River, wandered about the very extensive campground, noting changes since our last visit, several years earlier, but did little else.

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