Off we drove from Pittsworth feeling confident that we’d at least experienced our first show even if we didn’t think any sales would eventuate.
Pittsworth led us to a decision to stick to the larger agricultural shows and field days rather than the smaller shows where side show alley is the main attraction. Also the fact that we had fittings and equipment stolen during the first night and the lack of people on the first day (very few stands opened on the first day) helped us towards this decision.
So armed with these conclusions we took off towards Goondiwindi where we would meet briefly with Martyn and Sarah.
The car’s performance, the smoke, the power loss had begun to make us feel nervous about the thousands of kilometres that was before us. Towing on a flat road was fine but hills were a struggle. The poor old Nissan was simply under powered for the extra weight of the show gear and the caravan.
We made a another decision!
We”d drop off the caravan at Ashley and Lish’s place on Koramba farm and drive to each of the four remaining long distance shows. We’ll return to the farm between shows. We’d need to stay in motels so the cost would dramatically increase but at least we’d have the car.
So now we feel homeless without our beloved caravan but at least we’re at the show.