Tag Archives: Victoria

Back on the Mainland – Part 3

12th March, 2018. While Erich was having his one on one photography tour, I ventured in to the city by bus to have lunch with our daughter Amy. It was a public holiday and the city was teeming with people. … Continue reading

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Back on the mainland – One on One Photography Workshop with Leanne Cole – Part 2

The area of Bells Beach was our next destination. Our first stop at Winkipop found us in the middle of preparations for a big surfing competition, the Rip Curl Pro. There were lots of surfers and even more spectators. This … 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 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 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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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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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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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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