Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Canberra 17 – 21 April 2011

Filled the fridge with ice and continued onto EPIC where the National Folk Festival was being held. Settled into a camp spot and we were surprised how many people were already there. We also discovered that there was a water leak and the electrics weren’t working! Went down to the War Memorial to carry out some research on Peter’s dad, who was in Darwin when the Japanese bombed it, however we will need to go back again to do some more investigation. The next day we investigated how to fix all the issues. Peter fixed up the leak and booked Jimmy in to check the fridge and electrics. Wednesday was full on getting the problems sorted out and while there is still some electrical work to be fixed, the fridge seems nice and cold! In the evening we wandered over to a session to hear some beautiful singing. Everybody had to take turns at singing, however as we are both tone deaf, Peter read some poetry and then told some stories about his father’s misadventures in the bush – seemed to go down OK. On Thursday we walked around their botanical gardens and enjoyed the wildflowers that were out – amazing considering how cold it is here. We then visited Peter’s cousins – Peter and Phyl. We caught up with all the family gossip and just when we were leaving, Carmel arrived with Betty, who we hadn’t seen for years.


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