Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:28
Member - Arsenal Phill commented:
Hi Mike. Sounds at times as if we are in a parallel universe. When we went to Karijini and Millstream in October we also had ` Anderson' issues. LOL. We arrived at Millstream, went to detach the Camper and found the cable dangling on the ground, wires bare, and no sign of that beautiful grey plug!!! It did create a nasty issue when we arrived, as it was late afternoon, and we were powering two fridges as our friends weren't fully set up. We had to that point been using solar power. Due to the lateness of the day, we weren't going to grab anything from the sun. We asked if we could just power up the genie for a couple of hours to beef up our two batteries. The camp ` hosts' said no. There were only three other sets of campers already set up. All I wanted them to do was ask to see if they minded as it was an emergency situation, and it wasn't as if we had turned up, not intending to use solar. It was just circumstance. They wouldn't ask and they wouldn't budge.
We had met a guy doing an eight month trip from Adelaide at Karijini. We had arranged to camp with him at Millstream as it was also his next port of call. Anyway, he suggested that we just plug the trailer back into the car (he had a spare Anderson and had fixed it for us) and run that for a while, then we wouldn't be breaking the ` no Gennie rule'. I ran the car for about 20 seconds and this woman brown shirt came bowling over and told me to turn off the car as I was charging my batteries. I was well miffed I can tell you.
To make matters worse. At about 8.50pm that night, this old couple came over and told us to go to bed!!!!! They thought they were the king and queen of this 200 sq m of Australia. I was rabbid. We were just sitting the chatting in the dark. I was nearly going to write to the Dept of the Enviroment when I got home to complain. Seriously bad treatment, from people that I consider are really meant to try and help you have a good time.
Phew.............glad to get that off my chest.
It all ended well though, as Darren wired our set up through his van as he had loads of solar panels and power and he salvaged this part of our trip. We are still in contact and he stayed with us when he came to Perth. We are planning a trip to Darwin and surrounds early next year where we will catch up with him again.
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Submitted:Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 15:33
Mike & Amanda replied:
Hey Phil, your comment is longer than my blog! Uncanny the similarity with the PLUG! All fixed now and we hope we don't encounter your Nazi camp hosts. We tend to switch on the silent Honda without asking, then if someone notices and complains switch it off...as you say though, only if it was an emergency.....keep up the comments....Mike
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