It’s funny, a few days ago I found an article written about me. I can’t recall seeing it. It was about my adventure in 2012/2013. You can read it here.
At the moment I am on the Gold Coast, but by this time next week,I will be in the final stages of my planning for a trip from Brisbane to Alice Springs, in my Toyota Coaster. I am taking the Coaster to Beachmere and Caboolture for a check up and addition of special oils in preparation for the journey. Then it is back to Brisbane for a few days and final preparations to leave in the afternoon of August 8th.
One of my challenges will be driving the Coaster. It is several weeks since I have done so. I have not yet driven any distance. On the first afternoon, I hope to make it to Dalby – a distance of just over 200 kms. If I drive at 80 kms an hour, it should take me just over 2 1/2 hours.
I have posted on the Rolling Solo site to see if any other Roller will be in Dalby on that night. I might need some support at that time. So far, there are no positive replies.
The Route to Mt Isa
My plan is to stop here:
- Roma – 298 kms
- Augathella – 269 kns
- Barcaldine – 384 kms
- Winton – 287 kms
- Cloncurry – 346 kms
- Mt Isa – 121 kms (I’d like to be here by 15th August.)
(I’ve edited distances as RACQ Trip Planner is having problems)
I can’t explain much now, but I have a reason for getting to Mt Isa quickly. All will be revealed closer to the time.
The van has been my home for a few weeks, so I know much about it, however, I do need to be up to speed with all the power and checking oil and water etc.
Murtle does look different now. I have all new curtains, thanks to my family, who gifted the new purple curtains for Mother’s Day. Granddaugher Zali sewed them for me. I will take a photo.