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The Adams "Round OZ" Tour
with Trailer & 1955 TR2

TRIP STATISTICS - 20 March - 23 June
Also see their PDF Album of Trevor the TR's Circumnavigation of Oz
We were away 97 days or nearly 14 weeks.
We stayed in Caravan Parks 66 of those nights 2 being in budget cabins ($60 per night).
Cheapest night $15 (unpowered site Eucla W.A.)
Dearest (Broome and Port Douglas ) $44 powered.
The remaining 31 were 4 nights in motels and the rest with family and friends.
Parts used on trip included:
1 battery; 1nut for rear anxle; 1 set spark plugs;
1 handbrake cable; 1 tacho cable (not the problem, so home without tacho from Byron Bay), tacho now being repaired.
1 diaphragm for mechanical fuel pump
1 electric fuel pump
3 oil changes.
We travelled 16,175 miles or 25,880 kilometres and used 2246 litres fuel or about 9 litres per 100 kilometres (31 mpg).
Cheapest fuel was $1.49 per litre at Bass in Victoria.
Dearest fuel was $2.08 per litre at Caigun (Nullabor Plain)
We spent $3832 on fuel, the average price worked out at $1.70 per litre.
Ready to go & leaving home in the Victorian high country -

"Rob and I are off around Australia in our TR2 (Trevor) We will leave home and head west to Adelaide  then Western Australia etc. We have a small trailer with our camping gear etc.We Should be away about 3 months.
If any members see us and would like to show us their special part of australia we would love them to ring us  on 0428591383
We are taking a Tr Register members list with us and will also try and contact members.
So in our Ruby year of marriage and the TR2,s 60th year of manufacture we are off in a Ruby car with a Ruby trailer"

"Left Phillip Island 20th March first night Ararat.
Ararat to Murray Bridge wet and very very windy and we even had dust storms!!
Just left Coffin Bay where we spent 3 nights at caravan park run by Dean and Rosie Lewis (TR3A) our favorite spot so far. Yummy Oysters and views to die for. Bob has caught Squid and whiting along the way and lots of Tommy Ruffs.
Have caught up with friends in Adelaide and on Yorke Peninsular. Have taken photos of Big Koala;Big Galah;
Big Cross (very appropriately on Good Friday) Big Ship (the Whyalla); Big Anchor (at Point Neil).
We create quite a bit of interest wherever we go and all the over 60's are traveling well! "

8/4/13 "We have crossed the Nullarbor and are now in Esperance.Have had some minor electrical problems but Bob seems
to have it sorted now.We are on the move today heading to Wave Rock and then back down to the coast.
TRavellers going well."

Update from the Travelling Adams 6.4.2013

Have made it across the Nullabor and are in Esperance. Some engine issues temporarily solved with new plugs (ones which were won at Bare and Co in October) but still having issues so maybe battery. Loved the Eyre Peninsula- great campsites and fishing. Nullabor Plain from Ceduna to Eucla quite spectacular. Photos taken for series of TRs with BIG THINGS- big ship, Whyalla, Big Galah at Kimba, Big Cross at Cleves (on Good Friday) and Big Anchor at Port Neil SA. No Big Tuna at Port Lincoln, just a statue of Makybe Diva.

Triumph Travels update 19th April
When Bob was servicing car yesterday he noticed handbrake cable fraying (had thought it wasn't quite right the day
before so decided to check it) Pulled it out and rang the mechanic place that Ken Bedwell put us on to ,no they didn't have
one so Ken suggested a yachting rigger might be able to help, so being only 7 ks from Fremantle out with the yellow pages
and off Bob went with our nephew's partner to seek out cable. 
No luck so a call to Ray at RH Bare and Co at 3pm Sydney time and yes he had one and assured us it
would arrive where we are staying with nephew in Perth suburb of Kardinya and so it did at 3pm Perth time today .
Ray was very excited when Bob rang and said he had seen us on back cover of mag!
It is now on the car and we are set to go again all for $42 what fantastic service.We head north tomorrow hoping to be joined by Ken Bedwell (in his TR also called Trevor) we are aiming for Charles Darwin Bush Heritage (formerly White Wells Station) we have friends working there.(featured on Australian Story awhile ago).
Photo attached is self explanatory.Great Chilli mussells for lunch. We have enjoyed all that WA has to offer so far.
Great seafood and boutique breweries and of course Margaret River Wines.
Now to have meat etc and maybe even roadkill! for a few days b4 we hit the coast again.


Triumph on Tour (April-May)
Monkey Mia, Caernarvon then north of Tropic of Capricorn to Coral Bay and Exmouth

  • Fed the dolphins at Monkey Mia- mother and calf got close and personal to Bob while he was fishing along the beach.
    See campsite photo- note interested emu!
  • Caernarvon- see photos of Trevor with the Big Humpty Dumpty and the OTC satellite dish
  • Quobba Blowholes- no show!
  • Coral Bay- Reef Tour with snorkelling but manta rays, dugong and turtles all no show!
    Corals grey and brown but interesting shapes. All still travelling well!


4th May 2013 Broome WA
Visited Yandi Gorge in Cape range National Park- saw turtles.
Swam at Turquoise Bay- very hot.
Too late to see Stairway to the Moon and too early for visit to the Horizontal Falls.
We were here 40 years ago in the Combi when Bob witnessed a robbery at the Bank of NSW- the robber escaped on a bicycle! At nightfall, he appeared at Roebuck pub covered in mangrove mud. He shouted the bar and then was promptly arrested!
Spotted and MG (TD?) on Victorian Plates leaving Matso's Boutique Brewery

Heading for Darwin
Blue Water TR is at Coral Bay
Red Dog is at Dampier
Big Barrow in port Hedland

8th May Wyndham WA
Saw the Big Crocodile at Wyndham. Wyndham is also the most north-western point of our journey and now heading east.
The view from Bastion Point in Wyndham is quite something at sunrise (sunset meant to be best)- can see all five rivers, namely Ord, King, Pentacost, Durack and Forrest Rivers enter Cambridge Gulf.
Also saw two ships being loaded with cattle for Indonesia


The Big Brahmin

Wind Turbine



30th May We are now in Cairns.
Weather for last week has been very windy in fact gale force in Cooktown our most north Easterly point its all southbound
from there. Stil very humid .Lots of biting insects certainly not Paradise to us!!!
Have met a TR3A BRG in Mareeba (not a member yet) and then met Warren Trueman TR3A (restoring) in Port Douglas.
He is a former Sydney sider now Brisbane. Bob was on Australia all Over last Sunday talking about the most photographed
car and trailer in Australia!.

Big Barramundi - Daintree

Big Cassowary - Mission Beach

Big Brolga - Townsville

Big Captain Cook - Cairns

BigMango - Bowen

18th June - We were in Cairns and now are in Byron Bay
Hi again,
Big Shark- Torquay, Big Pineapple – Nambour, Big Cow - Yandina.

Bob and Rob are presently in Byron Bay, sampling the local delights including nibbles at Nimbin.
Heading further south and expect to be in Sydney late Thursday 20th.

Note from Mal:
"Rob & Bob Adams + TRevor TR & Therese TRailer are meeting us for brunch on Friday next (21st) at 'Lilies on the Park' in the Bicentenial Park area of the Homebush Olympic Precinct. If you would like to come along, be there at 11.30. This is your chance to see the now World Famous Circumnavigatory TR / TRailer Combo".

Big Cow - Yandina

Big Pineapple - Nambour

Big Shark - Torquay

You've heard of "two bobs worth" - this is Three Bobs Worth (Bob Bradford, Bob Watters, Bob Adams)
Photo taken at Boonah QLD

21st June - Currently in Sydney and attending the brunch with some of the Sydney members.
Hi again,
These photos track our progress down the coast and continuing the thread of "BIG" things.

Big eatfest - Fernvale QLD
We are outside a bakery that had Biggest Selection of pies in Australia! The people in photo include John and Judy Buck; Carroll and Howard Prior; George Row and Bob Adams.

Big lighthouse at Byron Bay

Big Prawn at Ballina

Big Banana at Coffs Harbour

Big Oyster at Taree

Big Gathering in Sydney at the Bicentennial Park - Friday 21st June
In attendance were the President, some Committee members and club members,
including Alan Stehr who is recovering from a very seriously illness, all gathered
to congratulate Rob & Bob on their marvellous circumnavigation - well done!

A marathon trip is over - TR "Trevor" resting back at home as are Rob & Bob.
This is the culmination of an outstanding long distance drive for both car and owners
and is a wonderful tribute to the reliability of a restored TR which turns 60 next year.