A few years ago we went to Tasmania and stopped at Hall’s Gap on the way, I was so frightened by the winds buffeting the camper that I spent the night sitting in the car. Our new camper’s sleeping area is more enclosed with a solid shell but last night we barely slept because of winds again roaring up on us and hitting the camper. We heard a couple of cars leave the site during the night. Hall’s Gap is now off my map.
Because we were so keen to get out of Hall’s Gap we packed up and left without breakfast. Dadswell Bridge looked like a likely place so that was our first stop.
We thought we might stay the night in Horsham after we attended to some business but then decided it was far too early so we went on to Nhill. Having seen the movie, “On the Road to Nhill” I thought that might be a fun place to stop but the Caravan Park’s cabins were all filled with workmen and we both felt we needed a little extra comfort after last night. Our next try for a cabin was at Kaniva but the park there was only a designated camping area with an honour box for camping fees so no cabins there either. Bordertown was certain to have cabins so we drove on there. They did have cabins, the guy in front of us got the last one!
There were a lot of wide loads today including one with an escort, it all seemed to be farming machinery.
After missing out on a cabin in Bordertown we decided to have one last try in Keith, if that was a no-go we’d keep driving until we were home. Because of our lack of sleep last night I was hoping that wouldn’t be the case, fatigue and driving are a bad combination. Luckily we had no trouble getting a cabin and we can’t hear any wind at all!
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Windy nights when camping are not fun! We have a very windy night at Geraldton in WA in 2009 on our journey half way around the nation. The next day we met Kevin Rudd whose trip on the ocean had to be cancelled because of the horrible weather. He ended up seeing the memorial to the 600+ sailors who lost their lives in the HMS Sydney when it was sunk by a German sub. We had a chat with him and he told us that the day before he had been in Adelaide to announce the news that the Government was doubling the size of the proposed Desal plant! x 😘
I wonder is the Desal Plant is living up to expectations, I remember at least one of your grandkids having a “Kevin ’07” T shirt. 🙂
Seems scary to sleep in a camper with high winds around you!
I think I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to the wind but I certainly wasn’t alone in that this time.
I would also be scared stiff if my camper was shaking in the wind!