Travels with the Winnie: Day 12

Kimba, South Australia

Tonight we have a different sort of camping setup. We are at a recreation area, with no electrical hookup, but fresh water tap, flushing toilets and one shower ($1 for 2 minutes) for about 20 caravans and motorhomes. The site is free, though they ask for donations.

I remember Kimba the White Lion. From the Japanese cartoon series.

We arrived at about 4.20 p.m., in time to find a good spot upwind of the septic tank smell. The whole area is on blue metal so we don’t have to worry about dust and mud. We feel a bit overwhelmed with people so close, but they are friendly. We are still 460 kms from Adelaide, at our travel speed, especially if we want to do a little sightseeing in the morning, it looks like we have about 3 more days before we get there.

I’ve been carrying this small, cheap washing machine in our passenger side locker for a few months now, this morning is the first time I have used it. I had to carry water to fill it, so was glad to do the washing with fabric softener only so it did not have to be rinsed. The spin cycle is very good. I’ve done two loads of washing previously, the one we were able to line dry at Fraser Range, a quick early morning wash at Madura which we dried in the bathroom, making it difficult to do anything in there, and this one. The spin dryer works just as well or better than the big washing machines. I’ve hung the washing around the room tonight, hoping it will dry overnight with our wonderful heating system.

Travels with the Winnie (2 of 4)
Public toilets in SA are often round, like this one. Actually very nice flushing toilets.
Travels with the Winnie (3 of 4)
Our campsite, ignoring all the other caravans and motorhomes
Travels with the Winnie (4 of 4)-2
Stephen on the ukulele


One response to “Travels with the Winnie: Day 12”

  1. Which only shows that in the end everyone, wherever they are need the domestics worked out first.
    Today I moved along some more things.. two cane lounge chairs and a fig tree to the family, and the outdoor setting to the next neighbour.. and a zany retrieved garden objet d’art…My new neighbour seems to have the same zany interests as my own.
    Only a few things left to relocate… inherited objects to the cousin, and a washing machine, BBQ and balcony setting to a friend’s son setting up home for the first time, and the gas heater to a friend.
    Place starting to look sparse… but can’t imagine how all those pots I’m taking are going to fit into my ‘terrace’, which indeed is four times as large as my current balcony.. but still, is being expected to swallow a good deal!
    And now for Day 13.. what happened to 12 I wonder?

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