Monthly Archives: October 2012

Home again

Over the last 5 weeks we have travelled 4341km through Western Queensland. We have used around 730 litres of diesel. On the other hand we only stayed in a caravan park once. And of course never in a hotel/motel. All … Continue reading

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Lake Dyer

On the way to Lake Dyer we stopped in Gatton to have a bit of breakfast. More importantly there is phone coverage in Gatton and I was able to collect my email. Appointment with the big boss on Monday morning. … Continue reading

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Heifer Creek

From Lake Leslie it was a short drive to Warwick for a bit of breakfast and then on to Alora for a quick look around and stocking up on supplies. The drive down the dividing range from Alora to Heifer … Continue reading

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Leslie Dam – packing up

After 3 nights at Leslie Dam it was time to leave. The wind was still very strong when we woke up. Our awning had been rattling through the night with the wind. It can be quite dangerous to put up … Continue reading

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Camping in the rain and cold

The last day at Leslie Dam we hardly ventured outside. It was raining, it was very windy. This gave me a chance to update our blog. Sometimes I don’t feel like updating the blog. I guess it is more an … Continue reading

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Warwick

Warwick is a short drive from Leslie Dam. It is a regional centre for the large agricultural district surrounding it. Apart from all the amenities you would expect we found beautiful historic buildings, many built of Sandstone. The Police Station … Continue reading

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Leslie Dam near Warwick

Leslie Dam was built across the Condamine River to supplement the groundwater supply for irrigating farms along the North Branch of the Condamine River. The dam was named after a pioneer of this area. Patrick Leslie settled here and established … Continue reading

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Millmerran – more geocaches

Monday after the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival the showgrounds emptied out quickly. We didn’t want to be part of the hundreds of vans leaving so stayed another day. I went for a drive to look for two more geocaches in … Continue reading

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Millmerran Camp Oven Festival – 2012

The Millmerran Camp Oven Festival is held every two years. The name suggests that the festival is all about camp ovens; in fact it is a country festival to please many different tastes. There is plenty of country music, bush … Continue reading

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Millmerran

We arrived on Tuesday for the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival weekend. This was also an organised meeting for the Kedron Owners Group and about ten Kedron vans and some guests in other vans were expected. A great opportunity for us … Continue reading

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Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

Panorama of Lake Broadwater We intended to stay at Tara Lagoon. There were lots of people camped around the lagoon and the lagoon is very close to town. We didn’t like the look of it and headed on. Lake Broadwater … Continue reading

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Surat -Fishing and Restocking Club

We had the first rainy day and decided to head further than we originally planned. We arrived at the Surat Fishing and Restocking club area with rain and puddles in red soil everywhere. In the morning we had blue skies … Continue reading

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Morven

Should you ever be in the area, don’t miss the Morven Historical Museum. This is by far the best small town museum I have seen that I can remember. What caught our eyes at first was this Kerosene Tin clad … Continue reading

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