A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland

1978

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

56958

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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