So a momentous week for us and the dream is finally here!
As you know we departed Auckland 27th Feb (after saying at Red Beach) with Pete and Lynn for a month arriving in Melbourne, then took the train to Shepparton to collect our 4WD that day and then the following day headed North to Ballaratt to pay for the caravan.
We then started our housesit on the Mornington Peninsula at Rye with our two labradoodles Rosie & Lola. All is going exceptionally well including the weather and thankfully the swimming pool - the temp's have been up to a staggering 37deg and on non official recordings - 42!!! Just a wee bit hot - but we coped well. And of course it was the day we visited the caravan and camping show in Melbourne - we made use of the water coolers, and found some air conditioning! Dave managed to pick up some bargins for the van and then we headed home.
The following day we collected our boxes that we shipped from Christchurch so all went smoothly with customs and its nice to have some familiar items with us now.
Then on Thursday we drove back up to Ballarat and collected the caravan. It was very exciting and all went well on the journey back to Rye - Dave was very pleased with how well it towed and with the fuel consumption! When we arrived back the neighbours came out for a chat and look
In between the needed rain & cooler temps over the weekend, we have been unpacking our boxes and transferring everything into the caravan. (We figure we are well suited to this life - a place for everything & everything in its place)!!
Well we hope everyone is well, hopefully I've set the blog up ok and you don't have any problems viewing it - as it is the easiest way to communicate with everyone. I will text everyone with my new Australian mobile number, keep in touch.
Celia (Ces) & Dave (Stan)