Saturday, August 04, 2018

Another van trip north

I've just returned from a few nights away in northern NSW. On this occasion the driving was shared with another ABC alumni, Peter Cave.

We're not sure if the van is driving better or if it's just that we've got better with the worn gears, but it seems smoother. It's still using a bit of oil and coolant for some reason but is otherwise reliable.

Along the way we dropped in at the Williamtown Fighter World which I can recommend as an excellent display of military planes near the base. From time to time jets fly over and it can be quite a display.

Here's Peter with a type of fighter that once took a shot at him:


There are two large sheds full of planes, trainers, and even some missiles.


And who could resist the attractive observation deck so beautifully promoted in the flyer:


While exiting through the gift shop, I bought this excellent key ring tag for the van:


After Williamtown, we dropped in on another ABC alumni, the venerable Tim Bowden, who was in fine form.


Tim is an experienced camper who has advised me on various aspects of the van. He was more than happy to try it out.


The stay at Dorrigo was again relaxing and entertaining. It's a place that has very high rainfall but at the moment even it looks a bit dry. I'm sure the federal minister for climate change is working on the big dry and planning for our carbon reduction as a top priority of government...

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