Monthly Archives: March 2013

to Gentle Annie, Whitfield, King Valley via Howlong

A couple of photos taken with Lesley’s camera on the last evening we spent at the Police Paddocks. A pair of parrots enjoying each others company. We knew that there was a dump point in Howlong as we had used … Continue reading

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An other visit to Rutherglen

Today, Monday 25th of March we went into Rutherglen again to do a bit of shopping. Mainly to find an Easter present for our grandson. We dropped into a few shops without finding anything suitable for the age group. The … Continue reading

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Rutherglen and Warrabilla Wines

Sunday, 24th of March I finished off the installation of the Lithium Battery and connected it all up. I haven’t switched on the fridge yet, but it was time to go for a run to see how the charging goes. … Continue reading

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Camp oven cooking on heat beads

We were going to cook dinner on a camp fire last night. Lesley remembered having read at the entrance to the state park some rules about camp fires. I drove back to check it out and sure enough an open … Continue reading

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Waking up on the river Murray

Once again spectacular scenery as we wake up next to the river Murray. The river seems to be steaming – obviously it is much warmer than the air. Without further comment. I obviously disturbed a bird, and managed to catch … Continue reading

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Burrumbuttock to the Murray in Victoria

After a miserable rainy afternoon in Burrumbuttock we woke to clear skies around sunrise. I couldn’t resist the temptation to take some photos of the area in a more attractive light. We had not unhitched the caravan the previous night. … Continue reading

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From Ariah Park via Wagga Wagga to Burrumbuttock

Today (Thursday, 21st of March) was supposed to be another day at Ariah Park. I was going to work on the battery installation in the LandCruiser. However within a short time, I discovered that the connectors I had bought in … Continue reading

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Round trip to Junee

Today (Wednesday 20th of March) we explored the area, leaving the caravan in Ariah Park. (CAW6, NSW #965) We headed east to Temora, the capital of the shire that encompasses Ariah Park. Once again a lovely country town. We filled … Continue reading

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Gooloogong – Grenfell – Ariah Park

When Lesley reviewed my last post she remarked, I should have included a photo of the church. As I had not taken a photo of the church, I needed to remedy that. So after having packed up the van I … Continue reading

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Yeoval – housekeeping and rest

Monday was a housekeeping day. Not only did we do the washing, I also washed the car with the saved laundry water. I should have been working on the battery installation. I didn’t feel like doing much. Instead I went … Continue reading

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Yeoval to Gooloogong – trip to Cowra

We woke to a cool morning in Yeoval. I actually got cold feet while packing up the van. After the hot days, this was a nice change. Just a couple of photos before leaving. Once again we stuck to the … Continue reading

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Premer to Yeoval

From Premer we took a different route to Wellington and on to Yeoval. We travelled mainly on minor roads, some of them quite rough. But it didn’t matter that much – I was able to drive at appropriate speed without … Continue reading

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Moonbi To Premer – again

We left our friends at Woolomin and within minutes we had phone reception and received a message that our awning had arrived. Being without phone and internet connection at Woolomin certainly is a drawback. The fitting of the awning was … Continue reading

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Woolomin

I checked with the caravan repairer whether the awning will be available for installation on Thursday. It turns out the awning was manufactured in time, alas it was not dispatched. Therefore the installation had to be deferred to Friday. The … Continue reading

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Fog in the morning at Chaffey Dam

We woke to a chilly morning at Chaffey Dam. Looking out the window I saw fog over the dam. Wearing just my sarong, I went out to take some photos. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity.

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Nundle and Hanging Rock lookout

From Chaffey Dam we drove via Nundle to the Hanging Rock lookout. This is a very steep drive up the mountain behind Nundle. I was glad we didn’t come across a logging truck, which bring logs down through this road. … Continue reading

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To Chaffey Dam

We are now heading back toward Tamworth, so that we can pick up the awning on Thursday. We had heard good things about Chaffey Dam and decided to head there, despite an unusually long drive. We travelled mostly along back … Continue reading

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Trip to Wellington and Lake Burrendong

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I really wanted to go to Wellington. Well today, we made the trip. I must say the anticipation was better than the execution. While Wellington has some nice buildings and the park at … Continue reading

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Housekeeping at Gulgong Showgrounds

On Sunday we didn’t leave the showgrounds at all. It was laundry day. We carry a twin tub washing machine on the back seat of the LandCruiser which allows us to do the laundry anywhere. But it is easier if … Continue reading

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Drive to the Frog Rock

Having arrived in Gulgong fairly early we had the afternoon free to explore. We couldn’t go too far, so I suggested a trip to the Frog Rock as I had the impression it would be a good lookout point. The … Continue reading

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Premer to Gulgong

The drive from Premer to Gulgong was once again a scenic drive. Interesting countryside, varied farming. In the beginning mainly cattle, than there were different crops (wished I could tell you what crops there were – the only one we … Continue reading

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Moonbi to Premer

This morning I was woken at 6:15 (5:15 real time) by the iPhone alarm. Lesley had set the alarm so that we would make it to the caravan repair place in Moonbi by 8:00am. It was still dark outside. We … Continue reading

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Cockburn River Campsite – evening light

I wasn’t going to take any more photos, but towards sunset the light changed and I couldn’t resist to press that shutter again. Without further comment….

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Cockburn River Campsite

Cockburn River Campsite is in a clearing in the trees next to the Cockburn River. A lovely spot to go for little walks or just sit there and watch the birds that abound in this area. We did both – … Continue reading

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Towards Tamworth

First job on Thursday morning was to sort out the detached awning. Lesley guided me to drive the LandCruiser close to the caravan so that I could use the ladder on the LandCruiser to affix the gaffa tape over the … Continue reading

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Dumaresq Dam

The night from Tuesday to Wednesday was again very windy. When we woke up there was beautiful sunshine. We discovered that the wind gusts over night had ripped the awning out of its track and there was now quite a … Continue reading

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Dumaresq Dam, Armidale

This morning the wind was still blowing fiercely. The sun still keeps on playing hide and seek. I took the opportunity to take a few photos once the sun was out. We did a quick trip into town and had … Continue reading

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Stanthorpe to Armidale

Yesterday (Monday) we woke up to more rain. As we had already packed away table, chairs and awning the previous night, it didn’t take much to top up the water tanks, hook up and be on our way. We had … Continue reading

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Rainy Day in Stanthorpe

The weather hasn’t improved. Quite a miserable day. We only ventured out of the caravan to drive into Stanthorpe to fill up with diesel. Stanthorpe was quite dead on a Sunday morning – everybody in church? Even Woolworths was closed. … Continue reading

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Stanthorpe

We woke to more rain in the campground at the Darling Downs Hotel. We had a big t-bone steak the night before and a couple of glasses of wine. I suppose this is how the hotel can justify a free … Continue reading

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First day’s drive

Our first day’s drive was over familiar ground. We travelled along the Gateway Motorway towards Warwick. I remember well when we first crossed the Brisbane River on the Gateway Bridge. We wondered what gear to be in, whether the brakes … Continue reading

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Ready to go

After months of preparations we are finally ready to go. Preparations not only on the LandCruiser and the caravan. But also getting the house ready for house sitters. I am glad we made it on time. This afternoon the house … Continue reading

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