Day 1 - Sunday 3rd May 2015.
Home to Finley, NSW - 339 kms.
We left home at 8:11am, Marg was up and into it early, hence our early departure. We headed off along Lower Dandy Rd towards
Dandenong to Eastlink, then Monash, Bolte Bridge to Western Ring Rd to Hume Freeway. First stop is now a regular for us, we stop at the public weighbridge at
the BP Cooper St, Epping, our GCM was exactly 5,600kgs (205kgs under the limit for the mighty Navara). It took us 63 minutes to get there, a very easy drive
with bugger all traffic lights, that's why we no longer go along Beach Rd (too many traffic lights). We first used the weighbridge last year, so now we know
exactly where the weighbridge is and the procedure. I drove onto the bridge and stopped when the green light came on, stopped and went over to Kerry who I met last year,
we chatted for a few minutes, I went and stood beside our rig and Kerry hit the button. 5,600kgs and $17 lighter, we started our sojourn North. That includes fresh
water tank full (150 litres), Navara fuel tank full (80 litres), Evacool fridge/freezer Full, fridge/freezer in fiver FULL, and all our shit on board.
Last year, we just made it to Maccas at Wallan before the breakfast menu was turned off. We arrived at 9:44am and easier made it before their 10:30am deadline. I
had 2 sausage and egg muffins, hash browns and an orange juice, Marg had a bacon and egg muffin, hash brown and a lemonade. On leaving I spoke to a caravanner and a truckie.
After brekky we could relax and take it easy as there was no more deadlines to meet. Our next rest stop was Nagambie at 10:58am, the lake is beautiful. Last year, as
we drove off I noticed the new Black Caviar stature, I was going to do a U turn, but couldn't be stuffed. SO this year I stopped and photograph thje stature and
there was also a new statue of 'George'. Our final rest stop was at Wunghnu at 12:15pm. We arrived at Finley's Lakeside CP, stayed on last year's site 34, at 1:30pm.
While I set up camp, Marg made her special chicken sangas with her secret ingredients. They were YUMMA.
As we now have VAST and a PAY TV STB, it means that I will erect the Dish for each night's stop. I watched the V8s over in Perth. Go Lowndesy.
As I am writing this, I am watching Lowndesy and Marg is having a 'powernap'. If you ask me, she is 'dead to the world'.
Bye for now. The race is about to start. Go Lowndesy. Ohh sorry, I already said that.
Tomorrow, we head for Peak Hill.