Test Barina day one.
Today I started my trip about noon after doing a load of laundry and hoping for it to dry. But with rain on the way I decided to just hit a laundromat on the way out and dry things that way. So off I went via the shops to Bachus marsh where I dried my cloths and caught up on a few phone calls. It was there that I also hunted down a spot to stay for the night and decided on a state forest out side of Arrarat. Great spot but the rain never stopped so I spent a bit of time inside the Barina listening to music and playing on the computer until it was bed time. Which is now, goodnight
Stopped to put the inverter on the VSR so that it could charge while driving. So I have the laptop plugged in and charging. Had a good sleep last night though went to bed a little early and so it wasn't a restful sleep as I was in bed too long. Got up and made coffee, had breakfast and am on the way. Just hoping for some sunshine so i can charge my deep cycle battery, its just been running down and down the last few days while working at it at Michaels, plus i am constantly charging phones and gps and running the radio, i mean its almost been a week without getting too much of a charge. It also has an automatic cut off once it gets low but i don't want to get it there. The sun is starting to peek though so hopefully that will do the trick.
4:30pm. Ratzcastle state forest.
Found an awesome spot for the night. Also worked a bit on the car. Got the usbs at the front hooked to the VSR as well so now power up front is coming from that instead of deep cycle saving me even more power. I found i was only using this usb while driving anyway so might as well be smart about it. So now the plan is to hook up the other dual usb port to the deep cycle in the back where it would be easier to use. The sun did come out but a bit late and low through the trees to have much of an effect. But a little went back in which was great.
Its also Jay Simpsons birthday today so i have purchased some Whiskey and am having a drink to him tonight! I remember the time we took michaels ute to robe. We stopped for the first night at dadswells bridge and then naracorte. There we polished off a bottle between the two of us. I felt terrible in the morning but Jay was fine, and because of that im not sharing my bottle with him this time, well not in person anyway. Happy bithday jay! Hope you have a great one. I'll be sipping away to you tonight under the stars (hopefully the rain wont come back) and having a read and relax with the animals. Didnt see a blue tongue yet, but am hopeful. Wish you were here!
Took some pictures and now i hear what i assume are field mice running around the outside of my car. going to put the food in here with me in hopes they will find something else to do tonight,and its almost time for bed.
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