Wednesday 28th September 2011
Day 181 - Shepparton to Home. - 224 kms.
After going to bed just after 9:30pm, we were both awake by 6am and on the Internet. It was a mild night but not as cold as I expected, I only used
my blankets. As we wanted to hit Melbourne around 10am, there was no need to leave early.
We left Shepparton about 8:10am and headed south along the Goulburn Valley hwy, we stopped at the Service Centre just south of Seymour, where I bought
a bag of crushed ice, and tipped it down the toilet. The ice goes into the black water tank and slushes around and cleans the inside of the tank.
Think about it.
We turned onto the Western Ring road and at one stage the van in front suddenly slowed and I had to swerve around him, but in hindsight, I had a bit of room
to move. The advantage of the 5th Wheeler design, it just sat behind me, without any drama. That was the ONLY incident on our whole trip, so we were
We turned left onto the Calder Hwy on 1st April at 10:55am and passed that point on 28th Sept at 10:11am, completing our lap of Oz.
We pulled up out of the front of our house at 11:08am. The rain came about 12pm and so we haven't unpacked much of the van, but then again, there isn't a rush
to do it, either.
Overall the Navara and the Trailblazer 5th Wheeler, behaved magnificently, we could not fault either one.
A brief summary of our trip:
We have to have the fiver unpacked and cleaned ready for the Melbourne Leisurefest at Sandown Motor Racing circuit on Wednesday afternoon 5th Oct.
This will be my 4th year that I will driving our rig around Sandown, so if you are there, come and say "Hi" and I can take you for a couple of
laps around Sandown, if you wish.