A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


EH wagon Trip to Queensland

Travelling from Adelaide to Yandina Queensland and back via Sydney.

Tony Helen Carolyn and myself took a trip to Yandina to visit our friend Ian (Loon) who had migrated to Yandina and live in the Bush Paradice in the hills above the Sunshine Coast.

A Log of the Trip

The date the Milage the expenditure noted down, pictures taken along the way.

Adelaide to Yandina and back with Tony and Helen, Carolyn and Dickie

16/3/78 milage 52780.2 Full

52845 $2.06 13.6 Litre

53002 Peterborough $6.81 33Ltr

53058 Yunta $2.86 13.6Ltrs

53102.3 Broken Hill $6.04

53244 Broken Hill 11Ltr

53381 Wilcannia $7.30 33.2Ltr

53449 Ennedale $4.07 17.8 Lts (17 MPG)

53555 Cobar $4.45 25Ltr

53644 Nyngan $4.03 18.5 Ltr

53760 Gilgandra $5.38 25.5 Lt

53822 Coonabarabran $2.98 14Ltr

53955 Tamworth $5.30 25.9Ltr

54098 Glen Innes $6.10 30 Ltr

54239 Warwick $6.00 26Ltr

54305 Toowoomba $2.49 14.5Ltrs

544407 Aspley $3.30 19Ltr

54569 Yandina $4.50 26Ltr (26 MPG)

Ian’s LandRover parked on his Yandina property

54700 Yandina $4.08 24.5Ltr

The Stumps supporting the floor, his dream of a house in the Hills

Ian, Carolyn, Helen camping Yandina style

All mod cons!

54793 Yandina $3.14 18.5 Ltr

Wappa Dam at the back of Ian’s property.

Drive to Teewah Beach in South East Queensland along the beach to see the Beached ship Cherry Venture

54875 Brisbane $2.33 14.9Ltr

55052 Palm Beach $5.36 31.7Ltr

55185 Byron Bay $4.95 24.5Ltr

55295 South Grafton $4.34 21.Ltr

55452 Kempsey $6.30 30Ltr

55575 Foresters $4.75 23L

55731 Freemans Waterdale $5.95 30.5Ltr

55915 Gosford $6.50 32Ltr

Stayed at Bateau Bay, a great park on the beach. Tripped into Gosford RSL for the evening meal, hit the one-armed bandits (Poker machines with a mechanical arm to set it in motion) after. Caroly Helen and me were playing a 0ne cent machine and scored a Jack Pot, woo hoo, Helen went off to play another machine commenting that the machine will not Jack Pot again that night. Well! A few pulls later and what do you know, TES another JackPot, woo hoo, again. A night, (event) to remember.

56069 Ryde $6.50 32Ltr (grease up)

Heading into Gosford on the way to Sydney, the EH was showing its age, the engine breather was puffing snoke as if it were a steam engine! We had travelled quite a few miles in the few weeks of travel, a full service and wash was in order.

Snoozing in the Camper

56198 Wentworth Falls $5.23 29Ltr

Blue Mountains

56229 (M3) $1.30 7Ltr

56370 Cowra $5.59 27Ltr

56502 Yalgogrin $5.88 27.5Ltr

56592 Griffith $4.07 19.6Ltr

56695 Hay $4.54 21.6Ltr

56836 Euston $6.17 27.5Ltr


Mildura $4.88 21.5Ltr

57052 $3.45 16Ltr

57212 Pooraka $4.49 29.3Ltr

Total 3xpenditue $314.78

Total Miles 4432

Great trip, great company, great experiance, great to catch up with Ian, great drive in a great EH.

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