FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER YEA TO HOME 80kms
We reached home mid-morning.
Our house sitter had already departed, on her drive to visit her family, near Sydney, for the holiday period. We had already arranged, via phone and mail, that she would return to us in the new year, and mind the place, and cats, while we went off adventuring some more. It was a mutually convenient arrangement.
The house was clean and tidy, the cats well fed and happy, and L had arranged a lovely array of welcome-home things. Sweet of her!
And thus to unpacking, cleaning the van and Truck, doing the washing that had accumulated – since Ayr! And getting the head into Xmas mode. It looked like I would be feeding at least ten people on Xmas night, with a rather short period to plan, stock up and prepare. Enter real life!
THE STATISTICS FOR 2002
Kms travelled: 19,783
Kms towed: 11,998
Cost of diesel: $2,309.42
Average fuel consumption: 8.0kms per litre
Dearest diesel: $1.30cpl – Hells Gate Roadhouse
Cheapest diesel: $0.78cpl – Dalby
Accommodation cost: $2240.40
Dearest accommodation per night: $22.50 – Brisbane Gateway Holiday Village
Cheapest paid accommodation per night: $6.00 – Windorah Caravan Park
Number of different places stayed: 39
Longest stay in one place: 7 weeks – Adels Grove