It is with mixed feelings that we leave Albany. The bad is the breakdown, the cost, and sheer frustration and disappointment in mechanics that we sought for professional advice. The great of Albany is the people, natural beauty, geomorphology, museums and the top of the list The National ANZAC Center.

The people of Albany have been just amazing, the owner of the mechanical workshop Theyer’s towing the caravan and storing it at his property, Amity Motors who gave us an exceptional deal on our hire car ?, Big4 Beachlands for being so very flexible in our booking, and Albany Holiday Park for returning my wallet and also giving us a great price for accommodation, Diesel Force in Bunbury who updated the software on the truck soon as we arrived, so we could do the return trip to Albany … they did not charge us for their time or programming.

 Last of all RACQ who were just incredible, we have platinum cover,  hence entitled to a number of options in the case of a breakdown or accident. From the moment we initially contacted the call centre to our return to Albany they exceeded our exceptions.  RACQ paid the total cost of both of us from Albany to the East Coast, and Mel’s return cost including accommodation in Freemantle. All the staff we interacted with were amazingly helpful and informative.

All amazing people, and we thank you all for turning a rather large negative into such a positive experience


Best of all Mel and I are back together with the truck and caravan, and we are off on more adventures.

Cheers Mel and Chris