28.12.2011 - 28.12.2011 24 °C
WoW...What a night and day today...So last night at about 8pm tyre on the caravan blew out 40 km's before Ravensthorpe. Funny acctually because I was driving after Shane driving all day, and i had only been driving for about 20 mins when it happened, So Shane is telling everyone "fucking woman drivers" LOL...Then when Shane went to put the spare on that blew...fucking brilliant...So we camped on the side of the road in the car...Shane being able to sleep anywhere fell asleep, but i couldnt sleep sitting up, so at about 2 am i said to Shane, you recon it's safe enough to sleep in the caravan (it was on the jack and Shane didnt think it would be wise to sleep in it as the jack isnt really good at the best of times), which it was, so all that time wasted in the car for nothing ha ha.
So at about 8.30 am this morning, i left Shane with the caravan on the side of the road and drove into Ravensthorpe, when i got into town it was about 8.40 or something like that, and i was sitting outside the ONLY tyre and service place in Ravensthorpe, at about 9am i thought "fuck surely someone should be here by now" so i went and looked inside to find the most tiniest of notes on the door saying CLOSED FROM 24TH OF DEC TIL 3RD OF JAN. I thought Great, what now...so i drove up to the first petrol station and asked them if there was anywhere else, she had no idea what was in Ravensthorpe (backpacker). Drove to the second one, she had no idea (another back packer), I went to the information center, not open until 9.30am, so im thinking fuck i have to drive all the way to Hopetoun, and Shane thinks im gonna be 1 and a half hours...not like 3 hours ha ha...Then in the corner of my eye i catch the boys from case agricultre out the back of their workshop...so i went in there and asked the boys if they knew where i could go, one of them asked me if they both were fucked or could one be fixed, i said well the spare only went down, while the other is ripped to the shit house. So he got it out of the car for me, and the angel fixed it...I tell you what, One carton of Carlton Dry i will never complain about buying, those guys most deff got us out of the shit. LIFE SAVERS.
So this was number 3 of things that had happened...first was the transmission slightly over heating, second was the spot light falling off...So we've had our 3, by rights it should be smooth sailing the rest of the trip...Right?? LOL
So the tyre thankfully has now got us to Esperance and replace by beaurepairs. We have decided to stay the night in esperance as we didnt get much sleep last night, and we pretty buggered...I tell ya what, we just had a shower, and after not having one last night after a long drive...BEST shower i've ever had. We both smelt like a couple of Abo's. So after dinner we are going to go for a fish off the jetty here, as Shane wants to have one last fish in WA before we leave it, and according to the guy at Esperance bait and tackle, you can catch some pretty big salmon and herring off the jetty...So let's see what we can get hey!