TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER PORT AUGUSTA TO MILDURA 590kms
We refuelled on the way out of town, at the servos by the long causeway that the trucks use. $1.11 cpl. Then got fuel again at Parina, later in the day – $1.07 cpl.
It was yet another long, uncomfortable driving day. All covering routes we had done before and which were quite familiar.
Turned a little south of Port Augusta, and headed up through Horrocks Pass to Wilmington, then Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra, Morgan, Renmark, Mildura.
We stopped at Morgan to eat lunch. This little town beside the Murray River had a very good park area by the punt crossing of the river. We had to turn right to go into town to this park, but it was worth the little back track we had to do to get back on the way to Renmark. We had previously stayed at the caravan park that was across the road from the park.
In Mildura, went into the Desert City Caravan Park – Top Tourist. $18.90 for the night, after discount.
We unhitched Truck and went and bought pizzas for tea.
John decided that he still wants to go to Canberra to see his daughter and grandson. More long days in Truck! I was contemplating a slow few days travelling beside the Murray, as far as Echuca or Corowa, then home. Damn!
In occasional phone calls, he had mentioned that we might end the trip by visiting them. Now he phoned and confirmed our intentions.