All the way to Adelaide.

I was determined to get to Adelaide today. But first I had a sleep in, then a slow brekky and a late shower!

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It was a weird campsite last night. Kids running around at midnight Spooky wind and weird voices. So I didn’t get much in the way of sleep. According to Wikicamps it turns out I am not the only one who has had a weird night there!

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Once I finally got going, it was basically just flat bitumen for 200kms. Halfway around a corner Mabel cut out. I switched her fuel taps over and after about 10 kicks she fired back up again. Now down to my reserve tank of 5 litres I started to look for a fuel stop.

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Next town along provided me with exactly that. Upon opening Mabel’s main tank up I noticed she still had about 3 litres of fuel left in her. Weird. Im starting to think I have caused her damage over the last few days. Not to worry. Adelaide is just over the horizon and I will fully strip her carb down and clean it out over the next week plus she will be getting a new powerplant. We can do this Mabel! Two broken souls to Adelaide together!

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I continued cruising along the Mallee Highway. There was quite a headwind today so Mabel was hovering around the 60 km/hr mark. We had a few stops to allow her to cool down and I managed to snap a few photos. One spot had some cool abandoned old cars.

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Mabel had her nose to the grindstone today. Literally!

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My lunch time stop was interrupted by a lovely young girl leaping out of a car as it pulled up, and violently being sick in the bush right next to me. My cup of soup didn’t look so good after that and I tipped it out.  I continued on and soon reached Tailem Bend. Thus completing my loop of the past few weeks. I rode Mabel onto the ferry and we watched an old paddle steam boat go by.

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Then it was follow the GPS all the way into Adelaide. Oh wait. The GPS took me through some weird and wonderful roads and places and left me stranded in a farmers paddock with flat batteries.

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Finally made it to a caravan park where I am booked in for the next few days. Tomorrow I shall get stuck into fixing Mabel and prepping Rosie.

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