Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tia Falls

Sunday, 28th April, 2013 We decided to take the Falls Walk All along the way, we had glimpses of the falls through the trees. When we reached the Falls Lookout, the falls were spectacular. The sound of the falling water … Continue reading

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To Tia Falls

Saturday, 27th April, 2013 Leaving the caravan park in Port Macquarie, we wanted to start the trip with an empty cassette. What a different experience the dump point in Port Macquarie is, depending on the day of the week. Being … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie

24th to 27th April 2013. Getting to Port Macquarie from Coopernook State Park was easy. The Pacific Highway is double lanes in each direction here. We did get a bum steer in regards to a dump point in Laurieton. From … Continue reading

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To Coopernook State Park

Tuesday, 23rd April. From Barrington Reserve we were heading towards Wingham. We intended to stay at the ‘Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve’ ‘CAW6 NSW #88’, but when we arrived, we found it not suitable for us: Close to town, many locals … Continue reading

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To Barrington

From Lake Liddell we followed the highway to Singleton – not a great drive with many trucks, two lanes changing to single lanes and in parts some deep ruts in the road from heavy vehicles. I was glad to get … Continue reading

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Musswellbrook, Hunter Valley, Singleton

Sunday, 21st April, 2013. We went for a drive into Musswellbrook – not very far from Lake Liddell. First stop the Tourist Information office. As in many information offices, we were welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable person. Our first … Continue reading

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To Lake Liddell

Saturday, 20th of April 2013. Thanks to last night’s preparations, we managed to get away by 8:30am. I sure was glad we had hooked up the previous night, although it wasn’t that cold this morning. We were heading for Sofala, … Continue reading

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Macquarie Woods. Second day

It was a cold night. The morning felt even colder. But with the help of our diesel heater the caravan soon warmed up to make it bearable to have a hot shower. Venturing outside was a different story. A cold … Continue reading

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to Macquarie Woods in the Vittoria State Forest

Thursday, 18th April. Continuing our trip through this area we travelled in part on roads we had travelled before. We fuelled up in Grenfell not far from the railway station that I mentioned in a previous blog. Very reasonably priced … Continue reading

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To Temora

Wednesday, 17th of April. We said our good byes to Peter and Raena – till we meet again. We travelled on back roads mainly through wheat country. All the wheat has already been harvested and only stubble remains. This is … Continue reading

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Town Beach Tocumwal

Monday, 15th of April. From Bendigo we headed north-east to Tocumwal. We have quite a bit of driving ahead of us to be in Port Macquarie on the 25th of April for an appointment on the 27th. This drive was … Continue reading

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Bendigo

From Castlemaine it was a short drive to Bendigo. We headed to the showgrounds where we had a site with electricity and water. Bendigo has some nice old buildings. We didn’t stay long in the city center – in fact … Continue reading

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Lithium (LiFePo4) batteries

This is probably not worth reading unless you are interested in Lithium batteries! There is an update to this post: https://nussbaumerweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/lithium-lifepo4-batteries-2/ As mentioned in previous posts I wanted to set up the caravan and LandCruiser with LiFePo4 batteries. There were … Continue reading

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Near Castlemaine – trip to Ballarat and Daylesford

Thursday, 11th April 2013. We needed to get into a town which offered a number of services that are not normally offered in small towns. e.g. we needed a Telstra office to sort out what to do with our internet … Continue reading

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Near Castlemaine – Sunrise, Sunset, Hot Air Balloon

We had some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It was a special morning when a hot air balloon was launched nearby. It was just the pilot and one passenger. Lift off was gradual. The pilot getting a feel of the currents. … Continue reading

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To Maldon with the Victorian Goldfields Railway

The organiser of the get together is a volunteer with the Victorian Goldfields Railway. He arranged a trip for us on the VGR from Muckleford station to Maldon via Castlemaine. We went to the Muckleford station where we waited to … Continue reading

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Near Castlemaine – trip to Castlemaine

From Gentle Annie we drove some 300 kilometres to Castlemaine. Although this is quite a long run for us, the Hume Highway made some of the trip a lot faster than my normal 80 km/h. We were invited to a … Continue reading

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Gentle Annie – Caravaners Forum UWE – Part 2

The organiser of the UWE also organised a visit to a farm. This gave me an opportunity to walk around a working farm and take some photos. The couple that runs this farm, also runs a mail order business MistyGully … Continue reading

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Gentle Annie – Caravaners Forum UWE – Part 1

The Unofficial Weekend Escape (UWE) of the Caravanersforum at Gentle Annie in Whitfield is mainly a social event. As such there is plenty of sitting around camp fires, discussing the world and the caravanning world in particular. Blogging takes second … Continue reading

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