Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sunday morning walk along Heysen Trail

I had seen quite a few walkers pacing along the fence line of the Crystal Brook Caravan Park. The Heysen Trail leads along the track next to the Caravan Park. The Heysen trail is a walking track that is 1200km … Continue reading

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Saturday – Crystal Brook Gathering

Once again I didn’t walk very far on Saturday morning. This is about as far as I walked – the green of one of the golf holes. Green is probably not the right word – not a blade of grass in … Continue reading

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Friday morning walk – old buildings

On Friday I walked into town along back streets. Many beautiful buildings that were built about 100 years ago. I am not going to comment on every photo, rather I hope that these photos give you an impression of Crystal … Continue reading

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Thursday morning walk

On Thursday morning I only walked a short walk around the immediate surroundings of the caravan park. At the turn off to the caravan park I found this monument commemorating Edward John Eyre who gave Crystal Brook its name. He … Continue reading

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To Crystal Brook

We left Burra Creek Gorge to head to Crystal Brook. The first ten kilometres of the road we backtracked the way we came. But in the morning light the hillsides with the deep shadows were even more spectacular. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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Burra Creek Gorge – early morning walk

As the sun was rising above the horizon, I was out for my early morning walk. The light and shadows on the wheat fields made interesting patterns. Another look at the wheat fields with a slightly different angle. The hills … Continue reading

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Burra Creek Gorge – day of arrival

From Hogwash Bend it was a quick trip to Burra Creek Gorge. It involved crossing the river Murray with a ferry. This is a convenient service that is completely free of charge for the users. The ferry runs along cables … Continue reading

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Renmark, Hogwash Bend

Leaving Victoria behind us we entered South Australia on the way to Renmark. Crossing the border meant a quarantine check – no fruit or vegetables to be brought into South Australia. The quarantine check station is just before Renmark. The Inspector wanted … Continue reading

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Lock 9 – part 3

Just a few more photos from our stay at Lock 9.  At Lock 9 I love how neatly they coil their ropes. The whole area within Lock 9 is very neat and tidy. The lawn is like walking on a … Continue reading

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Lock 9 – part 2

I spent a lot of time walking around the area taking photos of birds. The rest of the time we just sat around, surfing the internet or doing nothing at all. My kind of a stay. We were able to … Continue reading

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To Lock 9

We received a phone call that our inverter had arrived in Mildura – time to venture into the big City to attempt to locate the shop. We travelled along country roads, some of them just one lane sealed, but also … Continue reading

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Nyah

Continuing on our drive towards South Australia we stayed a night in Nyah. This is familiar territory, we stayed here in 2012 with a group of people. Camping on the Nyah Recreation Reserve is free and it adjoins the Murray River. … Continue reading

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Tocumwal Town Beach

From Chiltern we travelled along country roads to Tocumwal. We knew friends of ours that we met at Standown Park last year were staying there so we joined them for a couple of days. Town Beach is a $5/Night/Person campsite … Continue reading

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Chiltern Caravanersforum UWE – Lake View House

The caravan park in Chiltern is very close to Lake View House. This house was built in the 1870s and was at some stage home for author Ethel Richardson who published under the pen name of Henry Handel Richardson. On … Continue reading

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Chiltern UWE Caravanersforum – trip into the Alps

We went for a drive up into the Victorian Alps. Beechworth is quite a touristy town – all the same we loved it. We want to come back here and go through all the fancy restaurants! That could easily take … Continue reading

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Chiltern Caravanersforum UWE – historical buildings

Chiltern is quite an historical town. It has its foundation in the gold rush period and the Post Office was established in 1859. Check out Wikipedia for more history of the town. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiltern,_Victoria as well as http://www.chilternvic.com/visitor_activities/activities_historic-buildings.html for the historical … Continue reading

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Chiltern Caravanersforum UWE – Birds

Of course the UWE is not full time. We get the chance to do our own thing. So I go for my walks and enjoy the scenery. Chiltern is meant to be a birders paradise. While we are not birders … Continue reading

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Chiltern Caravanersforum UWE

Our stay in Chiltern is coming to an end. We will be leaving tomorrow. We arrived at the Lake Anderson Caravan Park last Tuesday. Together with two other vehicles we are in the unpowered area of the park with plenty … Continue reading

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To Ardlethan

After good byes to our friends at Gum Bend Lake we continued our way west on minor roads. We headed towards Lake Cargelligo. This is a natural lake that used to fill in floods and dry out afterwards. Building levy … Continue reading

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Gum Bend Lake

Gum Bend Lake is another free campsite that is quite popular. The lake is artificial and is used for skiing as well as other recreational activities. On the first morning I walked around the lake. This photo is looking from … Continue reading

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Warren

On our way to Gum Bend Lake we stopped in Warren for a cup of coffee. What a nice little town this is. Continue reading

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To Pilliga Bore Baths

We had a fairly early morning start, leaving Bingara behind. We had been unable to use the two gas bottles which were meant to be full and used the third bottle that we had filled before leaving Maryborough. So getting … Continue reading

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