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January 31st Saturday
It started off as a very cold day in Ballan 6c last night but late afternoon we had 23c, a lot better.

I went to a auction sale in town this morning it was good.

I was happy I got a new power meter, three books to sell on ebay a very good Sony hand held note tape recorder it cost $10 the lot.

I took a few pictures in the main street of Ballan today while Carol did some Shopping.

Bit more of the main street.

Main street do you like the way the black car comes out of the car park there is one in every town.

I was asked about the television pole setup, that's it in the picture above the bottom is 30mm ID metal pipe fixed to the "A Frame" it is 600mm then in the top of the pole is 2200mm of round wood dowel 30mm that fits in the metal pipe (thanks Sue) on top my digital antenna for television.

At back of the gas bottles you will see where it all stores away when on the road. So far so good it is working fine.

Thanks John for helping out with my shocking spelling.

We stayed in the caravan park most of today charging the solar system the weather has not been good for running solar, but a lot better late today we had blue sky for the first time in three days.

Time for a hot shower and we plan to go for a drive tomorrow.

End of the month so we start again tomorrow.


January 30th Friday
Carol went to the doctor and life is going in the right direction she going back on Tuesday so we will stay around here for a while.

This afternoon we went for a drive to Bacchus Marsh it is around 20km's east of here towards Melbourne town.

Bacchus Marsh main street it has all the big shops

The roadway out of town the sun in the right place.

Right now I am trying to get some power into the battery for lighting tonight. There are some people living in the Bacchus Marsh area I leave it at that. (girls dressed as men) guess I come from the old school.

Hello Sue and David I enjoyed talking today.

Went past a McDonald's today all the signs were painted out seem some people do not like having a big Mac in their area, Told you there's some people in that area.

There's a auction sale on here tomorrow morning may go along and have a look.

Tahlia, Carol granddaughter had her first day at big school in Wodonga.

Have a good weekend


January 29th Thursday (Happy Birthday Kylie)
It sure cold here to today a nice 19c, right now at 8:30pm 7c outside the caravan. Our first full day in Ballan (They say it Bal-Lan) we had a look around town today in the local area it a neat town you should add this one to you list of places to visit.

We seen the church east of Ballan set among the trees it looks good.

Shops in the main street of Ballan across from the IGA Supermarket.

There are some great old building here in town it a tidy town.

This is looking up the main street see what I mean about a very tidy town.

People asked about Carol she felt better today and will be see the doctor here in Ballan tomorrow morning thanks for asking.

Happy Birthday Kylie, for those that do not know Kylie is my daughter and lives in Albury Wodonga. Hope you had a good day.

The new television antenna is up and working the television not real strong here seven and nine are not good the ABC and SBS are perfect. It take about one minute to pack up and around two minutes to setup. I have to paint the timber pole one day soon.

The phone and the internet are good here 5 out 5 bars using 3G... We used solar power today only $10 for our site.

We may go for a drive out of town tomorrow after Carol see the doctor, just have to wait and see what happens.

Hello Troy and Kylie, Joyce and the boys, all back at school.


January 28th Wednesday
After nine days in Riddells Creek we moved on today, we are now at Ballan 35km's east of Ballarat, I have been looking forward to Ballan I was coming here last year but never made it. We have not seen a lot so far we will have a look around tomorrow.

As you can see above it is a neat and tidy caravan park. Toilet / Shower BBQ it looks good.

Here our camp setup tonight we are in a un powered site this is a first for us, the caravan is all gas the only power we use is lighting so we are plugged into the solar charged battery in the back of the 4WD we have phone charging setup in the back as well.

Let us look a seven nights in the park with power $30 that is $210 a week, a non powered site is $10 that is $70 a week we may stay here a week to ten days.

Ballan is a small town in the state of Victoria, Australia located on the Werribee River, 78 kilometers (48 mi) northwest of Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Ballan had a population of 2,774

It is the main administrative centre for the Shire of Moorabool local government area.

It was named by the first settler, Robert von Steiglitz, in 1838 after Ballan in Ireland.

During the Victorian Gold Rush, it became an important staging point for coaches traveling to the Ballarat goldfields.

The area around Ballan was part of the tribal area of the Wautharong people, part of the Kulin nation. The area was rich in fauna, including kangaroo, kangaroo rats, bandicoots, dingo's, and two species of native cat. Many species had vanished by the end of the 19th century, with European settlement.

The first European settlers crossed Bass Strait landing near Geelong and worked their way up the Moorabool River with their sheep flocks. Robert von Steiglitz first settled the area in 1838; he named the area after Ballan in Ireland. Other early settler names included Covvie, Stead, Wallace and Egerton.

There were clashes between indigenous Australians and white settlers during settlement. Robert von Steiglitz stated in his journal

Gold was found in the area in 1851, which brought an influx of prospectors during the Victorian Gold Rush. The Ballan Hotel dates from the gold rush period in 1851. The town became an important staging point for coaches traveling to the Ballarat goldfields. The post office in the township opened around September 1853, although two earlier offices in the area were named Ballan.

Ballan Primary School was established on 8 January 1855.

The first Mechanics' Institute in Ballan was built in 1861, with the current Mechanics' Institute built on land purchased in 1881, although the facade was demolished and rebuilt in 1922. The building houses the library for the town and a hall.

St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Ballan was officially opened in July 1866.

On the 15 November 2003, a Sprinter train traveling to Ballarat was derailed between Ballan and Gordon, injuring 61 people when it hit a stationary vehicle on a country railway crossing.

The main form of transport in Ballan is the automobile. The Western Freeway bypasses the town, but is located nearby and connects Ballan to Melbourne in the east and Ballarat to the west. The main road into town, the Old Melbourne Road (Old Inglis Street), is also the main street. Another main road is the Geelong Ballan Road, which connects Ballan to Geelong.

Ballan Railway Station
Ballan Railway Station is a passenger-only station and the Ballarat V/Line rail service VLocity trains stop approximately hourly with a 55-59 minute journey to the state's regional railway hub Southern Cross Station in Melbourne - or 20-25 minute journey to Ballarat.

We will have a look around town tomorrow.


January 27th Tuesday
I just had a look at the weather it was 28c in Albury and 28c in White Cliffs well in Riddells Creek it was 15c very cold wind from the south and at 8pm tonight it is 8c outside the caravan.

As you will have guest by now we did not move today due to Carol being ill, late today she was a bit better so we will wait and see how she going tomorrow morning.

I went for a drive to the supermarket today and found some pictures.

The main street of Riddells Creek, yes your right not a lot here.

A big fire station this town has a lot of problems with fire over the last 30yrs and it will happen again.

I did miss one date this year not that it matters January 15th 1995 Thurgoona one big house fire that was 20yr's ago this month.

Carol was resting most of today and I sat on my computer doing my Family Tree I get back into it using a new computer program "Legacy Version 8" for many years I used Family Tree Maker time to update to 2015 my daughter tells me.

I cooked tea tonight I know my kids read this and fell over on the floor laughing "Dad cook tea, that be a first."

When we wake up we will see what tomorrow brings.

Hello Bill in Queensland thanks for the help with the car spark plugs.


January 26th Monday (Australia Day)
Well today did not go as planed Australia Day that is. Last night Carol got sick and we ended up at a doctor in Sunbury an old problem Vertigo and she is still in bed tonight. So Australia Day was a non-event today maybe next year be better.

After we got back to the Caravan Park I cleaned the Mercedes Benz inside and outside.

It came up really good the car only has one problem "It's Black" it will dirty before we move it.

I talked about these guys yesterday gee they make a noise.

We had a big camper home pull-up beside us tonight we got talking they said they were from Albury "I said so are we" well as it works out we share the same family tree. If you want more details email me.

Tomorrow a bit up in the air I see how Carol feeling and go from there.

Happy Australia Day to all.


January 25th Sunday
The weather it was 33c yesterday and a warm wind today it was 20c and a ice cold wind you could not sit outside just to cold, we did go for a drive to the local park which is full of ducks.

The white duck started to eat my shoes.

It is a nice park with a good size water hole, I like this picture it may end up on the wall at White Cliffs.

Back at the Tree Top Caravan Park we had sitting in the tree outside one big Kookaburra and four little ones and they were leaning how to laugh what a shocking noise and this went on for hours mum got it right but the kids where all out of tune.

I spent some time on the computer reading today about how people travel. When you go free camping you work off solar power and I read a lot of people go into caravan parks and use un-powered sites they use there own solar in the caravan parks.

We are looking at going to Ballan on Tuesday this week it is 63km's from here and 30km's from Ballarat. Ballan a small but very old town it has a full caravan park it cost $30 for a powered campsite and $10 for a un powered campsite so we are going to give it a go and do what a lot of others are doing go into a un powered campsite we have not done that before.
We have all gas cooking in the caravan we only use power for lighting, television and to charge computer's and phones. So we are going to give it ago after all $20 a night for power does seem a bit over the top, you still use toilets and hot showers outdoor BBQ,s.

Thank you to the three people who told me how to setup a caravan television antenna I use all three "IAN: stop the television antenna going to ground on the caravan", "PETER: put two cuts in the metal tube and use a hose clamp", "SUE: (Gippsland Sue.) use a long pole from Bunning's that is used to clean windows found in the brush wear department"

Tomorrow morning we are going to Gisborne for the Australia Day breakfast, the best part about going overseas is coming back to Australia.

Hello Sun n David in Gippsland.


January 24th Saturday
A very easy and quite day in Riddells Creek we never even started the car today it was a nice day 33c no rain when I got up I painted the shower floor in the caravan white had a small crack in the floor I keep a close eye on if over the coming weeks.

I did a bit more on the television antenna I need to buy a pole when I am near a hardware shop. It is looking good and will work a lot better than what we have now.

Then the fire siren in town went off Ummm not good so I went to the Internet to check out the CFA website and found a there had been a truck crash in town.

I made a peg bag for our tent pegs and ropes just made it out of rubbish fabric that we had in the caravan it looks good not worth a picture it only a tent peg bag.

Guess what the fire siren went off a again this time a fire 10km's from town it was put out in 10min's that was good news. Then the rot set in another fire alarm but this time it turned out to be a false alarm.

Tonight around us is a family from Holland, two lots from France as far as I know we are the only Australian in the park tonight.

If you read yesterday's 3Dots the grandmother from Holland turned up late last night and will travel with her daughter the next three months.

That about it for today I have been sent quite a bit for the White Cliffs Website so I updated it today. White Cliffs Website Click Here

Just a few numbers for the record I look after three website's they are listed below.

Scott Duncombe ( it has had 230 people view it in the last 7 days
White Cliffs ( it has had 85 people view it in 7 days
3Dots it has had 77 people view in the last 7 days

392 people have viewed our website's in 7 days that's good.

Tomorrow a new day.


January 23rd Friday (Happy Birthday Aub)
It is Friday night and the start of a long weekend in Australia, today we went into Sunbury we needed a new hose for the shower in the caravan we got one at Bunning's. Carol went to the patchwork shop.

Back at Riddells Creek I did a bit more on the television antenna on the front of the caravan and started making a bag to store our tent pegs and tent ropes in. Need a bit of rope and it be finished.

We had a cool day here today around 26c no rain. Being cooler the Kangaroos came out a lot early than normal.

All today's pictures are by Carol, (send her an email) out front of the caravan late today.

Here are three Kangaroo's around 6ft high leaders of the pack.

They are getting closer we have to clean up at night outside after dark they push our chairs and tables over.

Next door to our caravan we have a couple from Holland with a baby girl. Tonight the ladies mother fly's in from Holland, it be her first day in Australia tomorrow. Fancy coming to Australia to a park with around 200 Kangaroo's (she be thinking it true there are Kangaroo's everywhere.)

Day off traveling tomorrow I plan to do a few job's around the caravan.

Aub my brother turn 85yr's old today

I am sure all the family wish Aub a Happy Birthday.

(will someone show Aub he not into the Internet.)

So hello Aub and Beryl


January 22nd Thursday
A good day for a drive we went to Woodend not far from the camp and had a look around the town then on to 'Piper Street in Kyneton' why Piper Street that where we go for lunch, it the place to be if you into craft, Carol into Patchwork and Piper street the place to be.

Piper Street Kyneton and the patchwork shops.

There some nice food shops in the street, good prices a sit down lunch for two cost a total of $15.00 (with drinks) cheaper that McDonald's and KFC.

We are staying at Riddells Creek till Tuesday morning next week. Went to the local Hotel for a meal tonight, don't think we will go back we were not happy.

The Kangaroos are back tonight around the caravan 22 in all.

Went to Bunning's on the way home today I am going to setup a better television antenna stand on the caravan.


January 21st Wednesday
Quite day at the park today, well it was until tonight a Falcon came into the caravan park which has a 10kph speed limit well this young guy was do about 70kph on the dirt track do spins all I can say is what a nut case. The people who run the park came out and they took off as fast as they came in.

We drove across to Gisborne 9km's from Riddells creek and had lunch went to a few shops then came back to the caravan park.

We still have a lot to see around here and the caravan park made an offer today $120 for 7days ($17.15 a night that's good) so we will stay for the seven days and leave next Tuesday. Gisborne has a Australia day show on next Monday from 8am so we will go there for breakfast and watch the show.

Right now we have 19 Kangaroos around our caravan eating grass their no trouble at all. I did try take a few pictures but there no good due to lack of light as it is almost 9pm.

The drive we where going to do today was put off to tomorrow, why this morning we did the washing in town. $7 a load for the washing machine, that a bit over the top.

Tomorrow another day in downtown Riddells Creek.


January 20th Tuesday
We are still in Riddells Creek may stay three nights and have a look around the area today we went from a drive. Gisborne was the first stop of the day it a good size town about the size of Wodonga.

Next stop was Sunbury it is bigger than Albury Wodonga gee it is a very busy place very hard to find a parking spot.

Did you know the first Ashes was played in Sunbury in 1882.

A big part of Sunbury is the BP Business Park.

Sunbury is around 20kms from Riddells Creek where we are staying we went to the supermarket in Riddells Creek and filled with fuel here, fuel is $1.07 unleaded, I have seen it at $1.03 just out of Melbourne. Have seen E10 fuel at .99 out the road.

We have been talking to a French couple who are camped next to us, nice people.

Tomorrow we will head about 30kms north for a look. then move on Thursday towards the Geelong area, well I think we will.

When we woke up this morning we had 90kph wind from the north it was rocking the caravan. We decided to leave the caravan where it was, it set us back a day of two but we said so what we have no place to go and no place to be.

We may sit outside and watch the Kangaroos in the park.


January 19th Monday
We moved away from Edi today and headed south, why move you ask well in one word Wasp we had 100s around our camp this morning that we had been in for seven days, they started coming around on Saturday and a few more maybe ten on Sunday then today Monday maybe a hundred or more.

So they won we moved out around 10am today and hit the road Benalla, Seymour to Killmore then across to Riddells Creek. We have never been here and I had to look it on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on the internet.

At the Riddells Creek Caravan Park the Scout and Guide camp. it cost $20 powered site per night.


Riddells Creek was originally settled by John Carre Riddell and Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in 1841, when they purchased around 640 acres (260 ha) of land and leased another 2,000 acres (810 ha). The road between New Gisborne and Riddells Creek is named Hamilton Road after Thomas Hamilton.

Riddells Creek Post Office opened on 1 February 1859.

Main Street Riddells Creek Victoria

Old Arch bridge in Riddells Creek.

Environment and facilities

Riddells Creek is on the southern foothills of the Macedon Ranges. Riddells Creek is home to two historic railway bridges and is surrounded by natural bushland. There is also a small creek that runs through the town at Wybejong Park.

Riddells Creek Primary School provides education for children in the area. Sporting and clubs in Riddells Creek include a Pony Club, Riddells Junior Basketball Association, Riddell Football Club, Cricket Club and Dog Obedience Club. There is also a Living and Learning Centre, the Riddells Creek Winery and Riddells Creek Landcare.

Riddells Creek is home to the Dromkeen Museum, a nineteenth century homestead classified by the National Trust of Australia that is home to the Australian Children's Literature Collection. It also provides educational displays and programs relating to Australian children's literature.

To the east of Riddells Creek, adjacent to the Mount Charlie State Forest, the 74-hectare (180-acre) Rowallan Recreation and Adventure Camp is owned by the Scouts and Guides of Essendon Area. It is named after Lord Rowallan and opened in 1950.

If you come to the camp there are 150 Kangaroos at the caravan park. You can take a train into Melbourne City from here.

Best thing is power we have power.

Where to tomorrow?


January 18th Sunday
It a day of rest today, I  fitted a better battery in the back of the Mercedes Benz the battery is a 12v deep cycle hooked to it we have a 600w inverter we can run a lead to the caravan for lighting. Had the solar cell on it all day and it charged to 13.1 Volts, I am happy with that if we need to that will run lighting, fan and television.

What else we fix the leak in the shower with liquid nail bathroom glue. That good stuff and works on a wet surface it new, Liquid Nail Bathroom Glue.

Six new people moved into the free camp today most from the Melbourne area, we notice a lot of city people camp on or two nights then go back home to work.

Peter good luck working from home.

Outside a little friend that has been around the last few day.

We had a few wasp around the camp today they gave us no problem but if they stay away we will be a lot happier that's for sure.

I was told today the bed and breakfast in  White Cliffs will close at the end of the month. This is not the motel, the B&B on Turley Hill.

Time for a bite to eat.

Hello Jennet and Pikey


January 17th Saturday
A wonderful day in downtown Edi how many people live in Edi, if I took a guess I say thirty people is there a town, no shops you travel to Whitfield or Moyhu about 10kms away.

Most nights there are more people in the free camp on the King River than people in the area.

This morning we went to the Moyhu Farmers Market in Moyhu it was good nice people and a good country market.

Moyhu Farmers Market.

Small local Hall

Part of the Farmers Market

It not all Fruit and Veg

After lunch we had a visit from friends that live in Wangaratta Sue and Cash they drove out to see us, very nice of them to take the time.

Tomorrow I need to fix a leaky shower won't take long.

Then I get back into the fly screen I am building for the caravan.

Time to wash up after our meal. And Sue thank you for the cake, had some tonight only a little bit.

We both had a really good day.

Hello Susan (my daughter) in Albury.

January 16th Friday
We went into Wangaratta today to do a shop and the washing, we filled up with water at Apex Park and went shopping at Spotlight, Aldi Supermarket, Bunning's and the Chemist shop.

Back at the camp in Edi we wash the car and went for a local drive.

Taken for our own family tree this is the church where Carol was Christen. The church in in Whitfield about 8km's Edi Carol lived in King Valley 5km's from Edi.

We are having a easy time in Edi I been working on building a fly screen for our caravan.

Tomorrow we have the Moyhu Farmers Market it is 10km's from our free camp, sounds like a good place for breakfast in the morning.

John has a new phone in Gippsland, and a new ADSL Internet service.

I hear Peter as of Monday will be working from home in Melbourne, Peter send us a picture just for the record.

Hello Peter and Joi.


January 15th Thursday
The perfect day in Edi on the King River today the weather was great and family from Wangaratta came and seen us here at Edi, First it was John and Carol sister Faye they drove the 40km from Wangaratta to see us.

Faye and John (Harvey the dog) with Carol and I we a drink and a quite chat.

Then in the afternoon Scott drove out to see us it was really good to see him here in Edi on such a wonderful day.

My son Scott with Carol and I at our Edi camp.

We never started the car today, we started a big job today one we have been going to do for two years. When we brought the old caravan it had a annex with it, well so we were told in fact it had no roof.

Last year we had made a white sun shade that we use (as in the picture above) in the caravan we found a heap of fly screen netting, enough to fill in the sides of what we put up last year, so today we started cutting and sewing the netting it may take a few days to sew the netting and zippers in place it may take a week, the plan is to fill in the sides so we have a closed in area to sit and eat in with no fly's.

It was a good day seeing John, Faye, Scott and Harvey (the dog)...

Other news: Early this week we all had rain and the area around White Cliffs was hit hard with a 110mm of rain, Bill (Keeper of the keys) had a look at our underground home and tells us we lost a very small bit of wall in the lounge about two barrow loads not good but after hearing what happen to other underground homes in the area we did really well. If there is a good side to this story the new outside kitchen area was dry when he looked yesterday (real happy about that).

Tomorrow we are going to Wangaratta to buy a few things so Hello Scott.


January 14th Wednesday
The rain stopped around 10am this morning and the sun came out I know we need the rain but that enough for this week 24hr's non-stop. The caravan did well we seem to have beat the water leaks in the caravan.

We went up to where Carol was born the old house has been pulled down and replaced with a new home all the sheds that carol father built are still there. The windmill still there but not turning these days.

Whitfield was next they have a new General Store and Post Office in the town the old one burn down around five years ago. Up the road was the "Chong Family Store" (part of Carol family) it is now a coffee shop and a art shop. The old shop has been replaced it was build in the late 1940s maybe early. The lady who now owns the shop show us a old picture taken in the 1950s I made a copy using me camera phone they are below.

The old Chong Family Store.

The back of the picture tells the story taken in 1952. This picture is on the wall at Whitfield Store.

Inside the store today 2015, the store has been rebuilt. It now a great coffee shop.

Back at the camp at Edi tonight no rain and all is well.

Have a good day.


January 13th Tuesday
There is only one word for today and that is "Wet" almost 8pm in Edi and it is still raining it started about 9am this morning.

We went into Wangaratta, Carol had to have her leg checked and all is well. We did a little shopping then it was back to Edi 40km's south. This is a really nice spot to be even on a wet day.

Taken from the caravan looking west, everyone in the area had rain today some more than others. John said they had rain in Gippsland today.

I was sitting in the car next to the caravan and took this picture from the drivers seat with rain on the windscreen of the car. The bridge is across the King River, The King River runs into the Ovens River at Wangaratta and the Ovens River runs into the Murray River near Yarrawonga.

We kept dry today and that was the name of the game just need to keep any eye on the river outside after such heavy rain.

White Cliffs had over a 100mm plus of rain in the last three day, Bill going to check our place out tomorrow.

Hello John and Glenda


January 12th Monday
Well we made it to Edi (we have been going to come here for two years) at last leaving Moyhu at 10am the morning we drove the 10km's to the Edi free camp there are around 30 people here tonight last night at the Moyhu Caravan Park there was 4 camps this is free the caravan park was $25 a night we paid $50 for two nights.

The Edi came we got here early and found a great site we setup the solar power and setup the caravan.

We are under a big tree (not a gum tree)

The camp at Edi free camp, how long will we stay (we may put up a letter box) it is a nice spot we are about 40km's south of Wangaratta and 5km's north of King Valley where Carol was born.

Our caravan is only 10m from the King River it has a bit of water in it maybe after tomorrow there will be a lot more they say 10 to 20mm of rain. Our camp is around 4m above the river height and we are 40m from the main road.

Tomorrow we will drive into Wangaratta, Carol has to have a knee checked out at the Wangaratta Hospital pickup some food then back to the camp at Edi. We have a large family group about 40m from us they going to keep an eye on our van.

There is a lot to see in the King Valley plus visit a few people we know.

The 3Dots website is free to be read by anyone, in the last seven days 90 plus people have read 3Dots. Right now I am sitting in a camp chair at sunset next to the King River typing this into my laptop computer.

As we say tomorrow another day.


January 11th Sunday
Paislie Birthday party today in Albury Wodonga she now a big one year old Happy Birthday Paislie.

Thanks for the picture Susan, Happy Birthday little one.

Well tonight we are still in the same place Moyhu south of Wangaratta we did go for a drive today to find a free camp and we decided to stick to our old plan and go free camping at Edi on the King River we tried the phone and we have two to three bars which is a lot better than we have here, zero to one bar on my phone.

Not a lot in Moyhu, that not right there is a bit to see but a lot of it not being used these days. Carol was born 15km's down the road from here at King Valley and she went to the pictures here in Moyhu 50yr's ago she tells me.

Our camp in Moyhu today, it a good camp with a lot of shade.

Moyhu Hotel next door to the caravan park.

Across the road from the caravan park is the Moyhu general Store.

Across the road from the caravan park and next to the General Store a local Cafe trades to 4pm most days.

So tomorrow we move about 10km's south to Edi and into a free camp just hope the phone works a lot better than it does here. Why do we need the phone cell I still do the phone calls for Scott and his computer business Monday to Friday, so we need a phone cell plus I always like to have a phone cell when camping.

I pulled everything out of the Mercedes Benz today and repacked the car I tossed out a heap of rubbish maps, dockets, a heap of general rubbish shopping bags. Next step is to give the car a good clean.

I be back on Solar Power tomorrow night, we have a better power system than before so hope we have more power to play with.

Bill in White Cliffs Happy Birthday.


January 10th Saturday
This will a short report tonight we left Wangaratta and setup camp at Moyhu Caravan a nice caravan park but no phone cell and no internet so if you sent an email I never got it and sending us a TXT message you can forget that to.

I did not think there was anywhere left without a phone cell after all White Cliffs has one and a good one.

We will stay here tonight and pack up in the morning and move again.

So that it for today time to move on.


January 9th Friday
Hello Tony and Belinda in White Cliffs we had a chat on the phone today it had been a while.

Also had a chat with Di n Graham who are long time Grey Haired Nomads right now they are in Tasmania in their caravan we met them last year in South Australia, no it may have been Victoria and have kept contact all year.

Graham in Tasmania today the arm up is the sign of a Giraffe yep that's what Grey Nomads do.

A Giraffe does not travel far just like a Grey Nomad it all a bit of fun.

Still in Wangaratta tonight and plan to move out in the morning south of Wangaratta and just like the Giraffe we only looking for a short trip to some where else.

Good rain today in Wangaratta around 8mm maybe more later tonight.

There are two Auction coming up this month that Garvin and Adrian are setting up you can find them here. Click Here

Went shopping in Wangaratta today, Bunning's, Aldi, Chemist Warehouse, went out for lunch in town.

That about it for today Hello to Di n Graham in Tasmania, love the picture of the waterfall but the guy in the picture has no brown spots, (joking)


January 8th Thursday
We are on the road again did not go far we went from Albury Wodonga to Wangaratta stopping in the caravan park for tonight and tomorrow night we have a bit of a sorting out after the big kitchen rebuild. We need food and a few other things before we go free camping.

The caravan towed fine to Wangaratta it was an easy trip at around 90kph most of the way, so far the new kitchen working real well in fact not a problem.

Right now we are getting really heavy rain taken on the road way at the caravan park I may need a boat before morning.

We were planning to free camp beside the King River at Edi around 50km's south of Wangaratta if we have a lot of rain it may flood so we plan to stay here in Wangaratta till Saturday and look at it again.

Hello to Bill in White Cliffs (Bill the keeper of the keys).

John in Wangaratta Happy Birthday what is it 70+ no that cannot be right must be 29 I am told, ok time for football. Happy Birthday John.


January 7th Wednesday
Working on the caravan at 7am this morning but we had a bit of a twist today we finished it at last, yes the new kitchen in the old caravan is completed.

Does not look big but it took a lot of work, just love the timber work.

It has a two burner LP Gas stove and a good size Microwave Oven under the Microwave is storage for pots and pans. Next we have the sink two draws under the sink, under that we have storage area for vegetables next to that a good size refrigerator.

I must say a really big thank you to Adrian for all his help it be a lot more work on my own, it was good working with Adrian I picked up a lot about working with timber.

We showed Carol and had a chat with Adrian and Dianna, the next visit was to Thurgoona to see Kylie, Joyce and the boys, then to Woolworth's Supermarket at White Box Rise in Wodonga. Guess what the power went out and a big lack lighting before coming home to Damon and Carmen place.

Carmen and Damon and kids are back home after a week away, so tomorrow morning we move south to the Wangaratta area. We are looking at Edi, south of Wangaratta tomorrow night.

Thanks to Adrian and Dianna.


January 6th Tuesday
Back to working on the Caravan at 7am we are finely getting there maybe one or two days left.

Joyce had her 4th Birthday today she a big girl now she got a dress up set you do up a wig on a stand then you wear it, a big hit.

She only four years old she looks a lot older she off to school in 2016 at Thurgoona just outside of Albury.

My only granddaughter and she asked me "Who Named Earth" well who did name Earth, please email me and let me know.

Carol family moved from Gippsland to Omeo for the night and will be back home in Wodonga tomorrow afternoon, so we will move on this week.

If you are away send me some pictures for 3Dots, and add a story if you like some 70 plus people read three 3Dot every week.

Hello to Di and Graham who are traveling in Tasmania right, they have been on the road for two years and still have no plans to stop. Carol and Di were talking on the phone today we met about a year ago in South Australia.


January 5th Monday
We did four hours on the caravan today at Adrian place, then we went for a drive around the river in Albury Wodonga.

The only green grass around is right on the river.

No matter where you go the Murray River a great view.

It was good news today Aub had his old man driving test and passed with flying colour's, great job Aub, he does not have the net so someone please show him this page.

What else, tomorrow is Joyce 4th Birthday she a big girl now.

Here something a bit odd in the garage here at Damon and Carmen place there is a small drink frig. It must have frozen up it had about ten cans of Pepsi Max inside one went off like a bomb inside the drink frig blowing the door open, it took the top of the can right off.


Carmen, Damon and the kids are down in Gippsland the next few days they be home around the end of the week.

Hello Susan and Muffy


January 4th Sunday
We had a day off the Caravan today, Adrian and I need a big break after working six days (well six mornings) this morning we had a friend Debbie drop around she a really nice person and welcome anytime.

After lunch we went for a drive around the area in the car, the Air Conditioner in the Mercedes Benz works great.

Sue in Gippsland sent up an email it just good fun if you can read it I took me a minute to get my head around it but then it worked it out.

If you can read the following paragraph in RED and GREEN below, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with 'yes' in the subject line. Only very good minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!

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If you can read this, you have a strange mind, too. Only 55 people out of 100 can.

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That's it and it sure sent my spell checker mad, good fun. If you cannot read it that's fine you are part of the 45% in the world.

Hello Belinda and Tony in White Cliffs


January 3rd Saturday
It still very hot tonight in Albury Wodonga and Adrian and I worked on the caravan to 11:30am then it was just to hot. Tomorrow we are going to give the caravan a miss and get back into it Monday.

Tonight Tantanoola in South Australia is in a lot of trouble they have fire around the town you may remember we stayed there for two days in February 2014.

Lets go back 11 months and see what you remember:

February 4th Tuesday 2014
We left Nelson and crossed the border into South Australia driving to Mt Gambier and doing a bit of shopping and a walk around town. We then drove 30km's west to a free camp site at Tantanoola, you say it Tan-Ta-noola.

We are having strong winds so putting up anything out side out of the question.

Part of the town.

We are right across the road from the Tantanoola hotel it is call "The Tiger Hotel"

Tantanoola Tiger
Tantanoola is known for the Tantanoola Tiger, a phantom cat which supposedly stalked the area during the late nineteenth century. In August 1895 an animal was shot by one Thomas John Donovan, which was believed to have been the mysterious predator. The animal turned out to be more like a wolf than a cat. Later, it was determined to be an Assyrian wolf, although how it arrived in South Australia has been the subject of a number of theories. It is currently preserved and on display at the Tantanoola Hotel (which is also known colloquially as the 'Tantanoola Tiger Hotel').

We seen it today in a glass case at the hotel a wolf they say it is like a really big dog but we do hope it will stay in the glass case. If you buy a few drinks at the pub they say you see it move around inside the glass case. Right???

The Tantanoola Hotel across the road from the Free Camp may ring a bell with people who were reading the 3Dots website last year.

The list that Peter sent in yesterday was a big hit with people had a lot of comments all good. As someone said remember this one "Get out of the way your father was a cement worker not a glass maker."

That it for today best of luck to the people of Tantanoola South Australia.


January 2nd Friday
A very hot day in Albury Wodonga I worked on the caravan with Adrian for most of the day, then it was just to hot. We have the new sink top in place the kitchen starting to take place.

We will get back into it around 8am in the morning I spent a lot of the afternoon finding water pipe fittings for the caravan.

That was today a lot of work on a very hot day.

The list below came from Peter Hawton it is so true but you have to be over 50yrs old to understand it.

1. My mother taught me
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.
I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock
You into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck,
You're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case
You're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying,
And I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times.
Don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."

14. My mother taught me about
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in
This world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it from your father
When you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes,
They are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know
When you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes,
Don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you.
Do you think you were born in a tent?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids,
And I hope they turn out just like you !"

(I had to change 23 from Barn to Tent because Dad use to say Tent)

Thanks Peter for the eMail

Hello Joi.

January 1st Thursday
A NEW YEAR we welcome 2015 to the World. We had a very slack day staying home to mid afternoon we went for a drive to the Hume Weir where we met up with old friends of Carol's many years ago they lived next door to her in Wodonga. We spent sometime together just talking about old times.

We then went for a walk around the Hume weir wall area I took the picture below from the net.

It a really good picture of the Hume Weir wall.

We dropped by Kim n Karl place in Wodonga but no one home. The caravan parks at the Hume Weir are packed out to over flow.

Adrian and I are getting back into the caravan kitchen in the morning around 8am, it going to be a very hot day tomorrow up around 40c they say.

The 3Dots website has been going for a year, the first week it had 4 readers in the first week now it has 70 reader a week.

Well that was day one of the new year.


You will find last month on the left side of this page.