Miz Lizzie is packed (but isn’t very full, strangely), and we’re off.
I’ve been fairly minimal about what to take, reasoning that so long as we take what we normally take camping, we won’t go far wrong. Usually, we don’t take the coffee grinder and percolator, but if you can’t make yourself a decent cup of coffee in the peace and privacy of your own caravan, what’s the point? I’ve left Lilibet the sewing machine at home this trip and am taking some embroidery instead, but she’ll be coming along on our longer trip in May.
The last week has been one huge learning curve. For all those out there who think you buy your caravan/trailer and hook it up and go, think again. There are all sorts of things you need to know, or check, or add, or subtract, and a load of terminology and techniques to learn. I’ve started keeping notes so I can keep the whole shebang straight in my head, including a crash course in automotive electronics! If anyone out there’s thinking of doing the same thing as we’ve done, I’m happy to share the learnings. It’s been intense, but I think we’ll look back and say it has been totally worth it!
I did finish the chunky denim mat, and had enough yarn left to make a heat pad. There hasn’t been time to even think about the new curtains and seat covers, which will have to wait for the next trip. I gave the beds a nap-test, and they’re pretty comfy. The aircon is da bomb! It’s very, very efficient, to the point where it got quite cold…
It’s just 4 hours to our first staging point in the journey north. We have a night, a day and a second night in Townsville before we continue north to Atherton, and I’ll be seizing the chance to catch up with Manic Mum, a blogging friend who lives there.
Right, time to head out. I’ll keep you posted 🙂