We managed to sell the Prius, our tax returns arrived for perusal, and we picked up the land rover with it’s new off road acoutrements, two of which mean that we will be able to eat for the next few weeks!
After hitching up the van, (and finding that the anderson plugs didn’t match), we made a quick trip to the very helpful boys at Mannell Motors (no endorsement recieved) and they rigged up a connector so we could get on the road, with power!
It was nearly 1600hrs by then, and we had a bit of driving before bed, so we headed down the motorways and didn’t stop for dinner until Goulburn. We had a great meal of wood fired pizza, fresh juice and a little something to follow, before getting back on the road. As we turned onto the road out of town, we heard bagpipes playing in the park and doubled back to find a band of pipers standing in a circle practicing. The sun was setting, but it was so nice to think, “well, we are on holiday” and we lay on the grass and listened for a while while the kids ran amok in the playground.
We pressed on to the EPIC campground in Canberra to choose the perfect site in the dark, at about 2200hrs. A great first day!