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52. CATTLE MUSTERING WITH QUADS & CHOPPERS

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Lets rewind…Prior to the previous blog post (#51), L and I travelled a stretch between leaving 1770 (the town of just numbers) and arriving at Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday's region. This small section of our somewhat mammoth route around Aus got missed out from the end of blog post #50 and I feel it's worth a recap.... Mainly because upon reaching Gladstone, L made a shocking discovery: We had actually travelled as far north up the east coast as ALDI had yet to venture in Australia! After which it would take us approximately 5 months and 6000 miles to reach the next closest store…which would be when we dropped down into Perth! Shock Horror! For a moment the world stood still as L and I contemplated how we would survive the coming months without a few of our key Aldi staples. It was at this point we made the decision to stock up, filling every spare nook in the Crampervan with Aldi treats. If in the mean time anyone would like to send us regular care packages whist we venture…

51. THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS & HEART OF THE G.B.R. ABOVE & BELOW....

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After taking out an additional comprehensive insurance cover post purchasing the van, L has tried ever since and at every occasion, to use his ‘CIL travel discount saver card’ a perk that came with the policy. However up until now, no one had even heard of L’s chosen insurance company or their CIL travel discount saver card, let alone offered a discount on an admission price when L produced the thing from his wallet…and so the CIL travel discount card had become the running joke. L enjoyed speculating how much discount the CIL would achieve when we were buying tickets or admissions for something, all the while anticipating from the card’s 100% fail rate, that it would, like all other previous times, be a big fat $0. I enjoyed reminding L that out of all the insurance companies he could have chosen who also offer discount cards, he’d quite clearly chosen a bogus company with a joke discount card. Having said all this, we were both in for a welcome surprise. Perhaps tiring ofbeing the b…