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Rex Dunombe lay claim to be Australia first computer programmer in modern times 1963 for Macquarie Textiles - Albury NSW, writing in hexadecimal and pin tape.
It was used to work out gearing on textile machines. Maybe there was someone before 1963 but we know of no one programming in business before this date..

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 31st December 2019


There is not a lot more one can say.
The year life starts 2020.

Happy New Year

2020

 

The next Three Dots will come out in 2020...

You all have a happy new year across the World...

 

 

 

Monday 30th December 2019

It is almost 2020, it sounds like somewhere in the future but it is not, one day away...

This morning we went and seen Faye in Wangaratta then came back home. Then it started to get really hot and hotter and hotter top out at 43.5c but looking around many other people had the same problem just hot...

I been think about going to Geelong at the end of the week, I rang and they do not take bookings it just pop luck it you get a site or you get told we are full.. So we may need a plan "B" as we head to South West Victoria...

To hot to wonder around with a camera today they say it will be a lot cooler tomorrow...

Wangaratta
City in Victoria
Description Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250 km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. The city had an estimated urban population of 19,318 at June 2018. Wikipedia
Weather: 39 °C, Wind NW at 21 km/h, 8% Humidity
Population: 19,318 (2018)
Location: 250 km (155 mi) from Melbourne

 

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The new hot plate passed the test last night and we did try it out last night on egg's and they were perfect...

Tomorrow it is party time with family and a Happy New Year....

So you all have a good week...

(boy I hope it cools down soon)

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Sunday 29th December 2019

We had 40c at the caravan park in Wangaratta today and it is still quite warm at 6pm tonight...


In Wangaratta the Pinsent Hotel that is a very old building in Wangaratta across the road from Aldi Supermarket...


Across the road from the Pinsent is the Strand, not sure what it was but will ask around town...


Always like the top on this building in Wangaratta the dome roof. This is in the main street of town another nice building...


Back at the Caravan Park we are in full camp mode for the first time this year...


Chairs and tables and the fold away kitchen all setup it is just to hot to cook inside the caravan ...


Something new and setup for the first time today, from K-Mart a two hotplate electrical stove $29.90 we were thinking it is good value. It sits outside on the fold up kitchen...

 

The camera is working fine I am unsure what happen yesterday the pictures I took did not save on the memory card for some reason... I have put it down to the heat of the day, the camera was in the car on the back seat it may have over heated if that the case it be the first time...

Today I kept the camera covered and as you can see it worked fine...

I see White Cliffs is looking at a 47c this week in the shade that will be well over 50c in the sun....

 

Two days left in this year then it is 2020... I fine it hard to understand it is 2020 does anyone else have that trouble, there was a song that said "In the year 2020" all was it the year 2120...

We will move off on Thursday and make a big day of it to the salt water of South Victoria then head west a few day later, to South West Victoria...

 

That's today so you all have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 28th December 2019

Bit of a stuff up today I took some pictures and for some reason I cannot find them, it is called old age... We are on the move and at a caravan park in Wangaratta yep we are on the move again....

I did a flash back to January 2016 and the Parkes Elvis Festival that's a town I remember well Parkes in New South Wales...


Every guy is an Elvis in Parkes during the Festival....

 


A winner at the Parkes Festival, she was miss Elvis that year...


The festival on this year late in January but only four days due to lack of water in Parkes....

 

Do the picture I took today again tomorrow not sure how I stuffed that up but I did...

Hope tomorrow a better day it was hot here all day...

 

Have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th December 2019

Just fixed all the date that I messed up yesterday, to much Diet Coke, I am very late today I been getting the car ready and all packed as we are back on the road tomorrow morning.. Maybe a short time down South just take it as it happens...


Back in time to January 2015 That's Scott in green hold Joyce in blue at Yarrawonga Weir...


King Valley farmers Market it is almost January 2020 and this was in 2015... How time fly's and as I get older it is going faster and faster....


Same year and still in the King Valley, by the way the lady of the house was born in King Valley and went to school in King Valley near Wangaratta...


I am sitting here thinking where are we it was January and in 2015 I have to go back to 2015 January and read Three Dots... (I just read Three Dots, Bacchus Marsh, towards Melbourne town late in the month)...


The King Valley hall on Market Day...


Same month and down on the sea side Port Fairy VIC...


At Edi and the ladies from Wangaratta came out to see Carol and I, yes girls that was 2015.....

Gee it is 8pm I better up load this you all have fun....

 

We move tomorrow....

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 26th December 2019

Today we look back on some great stop over we have made over the years... tonight it is Canberra December 2014.


Queanbeyan on the edge of Canberra the park was closed and they said it would reopen but it never did and as far as I know it is still closed...


This is at the back of the caravan park 2014...


The same park a week before Christmas 2014, it was a good park pictures taken on the old camera...


Out the road from Canberra we went to the USA Tracking station it is still open to the public... and if in Canberra area it is a must go see...


You can dine at the Canberra Tracking Station as seen here...


On the outside of the tracking station an old man stops for a picture...

Location
The complex is located in the Paddy's River (a tributary of the Cotter River) valley, about 20 km from Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. The complex is part of the Deep Space Network run by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). It is commonly referred to as the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station and was officially opened on 19 March 1965 by then Prime Minister of Australia Sir Robert Menzies.

The station is separated from Canberra by the Murrumbidgee River and, more importantly, the Coolamon Ridge, Urambi Hills, and Bullen Range, which help shield the dishes from the city's radio frequency (RF) noise. Located nearby is the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Management
The CSIRO manages most of NASA's activities in Australia.

In February 2010 CSIRO took over direct management of the site with the establishment of CASS (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science).[citation needed] Previous to this CDSCC had been managed by external sub-contractor organisations, such as Raytheon Australia from 2003-2010; BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace Australia) 1990-2003; AWA Electronic Services -1990.[citation needed]

History

The 70m DSS-43 dish at the CDSCC
During the mid 1960s NASA built three tracking stations in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station (now known as CDSCC) was opened in 1965 and is the only NASA tracking station in Australia still in operation. During the Apollo program, Tidbinbilla was used for tracking the Apollo Lunar Module.

The Orroral Valley Tracking Station (35°37′43″S 148°57′20.8″E) was opened in May 1965 in what is now part of Namadgi National Park. Its role was orbiting satellite support, although it also supported the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. It was closed in 1985.
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station (35°35′1″S 148°58′36″E) opened in 1967 and was built primarily to support the Apollo Moon missions, mainly communications with the Apollo Command Module. After the cancellation of the Apollo Project the station supported Skylab until its re-entry in 1979 when the station joined the Deep Space Network in support of the Viking and Voyager projects. 1981 saw the closure of the station and its 26 m antenna was moved to CDSCC to become known as Deep Space Station 46. After the antenna was removed the rest of the facility was dismantled and knocked down. Its foundation, access road and parking area are all that remains of the facility.

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That's today have fun.... December 2014

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th December 2019

The best day of the years with the kids...


Looks like our old caravan, fun fun...

 

Christmas Day time with family today... Big day for all...

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Yep, the day before Christmas the weather still hot and the sky been full of smoke all day, (a 5yr old told me it's not smoke it Santa doing burn out's)...

We were up really early and down at the supermarket when it open after sea food for Christmas... I need a nap but the kids are keeping me awake...


In Wodonga this afternoon at the man made lake....


The birds love it here but as you can see not a lot of water in the lake in Wodonga....


If your a duck you do not need much water to swim around in...


Keep away from this mob they try to run me over today by the lake...


It be a good picture without the smoke on an island in the big lake....


A local sign "Slow Turtle Crossing" .. Seen a few like this but not many... (when I was a kid, many years ago my pet was a Turtle)...

They make a good pets...

 

I have been asked what camera do I use ?.. I answer this question quite often a Canon SX430is hope I got that right... It cost around $280 and is really good value...

Well that's about it from here a slack day...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 23rd December 2019
We had a quite day with family in Albury Wodonga today we did a bit of shopping then had a quite at daughters place and son in law the grand kids and the little dog, well not so little...


The Hyundai hides behind a tree out front of the house... And so does all the smoke, there are no fires in this area...


They done a lot of work on the outside of the home here and it does look great very neat and tidy...


There be a 100 plants like this in the back yard...


This place has a really nice back yard, what you can do with water unlike White Cliffs...


They spend a lot of time in the garden as you can see, I like this garden...


Even the parkland next door looks good, as you can see the home has good shade...


The backyard is controlled by the little dog who looks after the house during work hours, Carol looking after the dog over Christmas...

Two sleeps to Christmas I am told... I asked what does 1+1 add up to? answer I have been told is Christmas, ok I guess that's right...

 

All good here, time for Christmas so you all have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd December 2019

It is a better day in Albury Wodonga in the high 30s this week...

From Doug in Queensland, Tree, with lights on the roundabout near home, see if someone can find the bird nest ... near top just right of centre... Thanks Doug that's neat...


From Queensland to Melbourne, from Joi and Peter today, Queen Elizabeth being refuel... (you have to wonder how much that cost)...

MS Queen Elizabeth is a cruise ship of the Vista class operated by the Cunard Line. The design is modified from that of previous ships of that class, and slightly larger than Queen Victoria, at 92,000 GT, largely due to a more vertical stern. The ship is able to carry up to 2092 passengers. Wikipedia
Length: 294 m
Capacity: 2,092 passengers lower beds, 2,547 maximum passengers
Yard number: 6187
Cost: UK£350 million (approx.) (US$560 million)
Speed: 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)
In service: October 2010


That's a really big ship... Thanks Joi n Peter...

 

Flashback:


February 2019 flashback : Candelo (South East New South Wales) it was a great day in Candelo, free camp and worth the trip near Eden...

Christmas is almost here you all have fun....

 

 

 

Saturday 21st December 2019

We did some late Christmas shopping and I am very happy to say it is all done at last, we went to a club in Dean Street Albury for lunch and an hour or so sitting in the aircon, in the afternoon we went out to Chris and Stephen place at Splitters Creek just outside of Albury... It was good to meet up with them..

A year ago in January 2019 we were over on the East Coast of New South Wales and tonight that area in in trouble with fires burning around the town's the main highway is closed...


This area is in trouble tonight really bad fires...


We stayed in the area of Sussex Inlet ....


Police said on the news today roads to this area are closed and asking people to stay away and stay home...

We move to a another family home tomorrow we have had a good stay with my sister this week a really hot week and that kept us off the street...

I was born in Albury but cannot say I love it anymore I do not feel safe here all the time... I think smaller towns are a lot better place to stay... We come here to see family and friends each Christmas...

One part I do love in Albury Wodonga is the Murray River, we have walked to the start of the Murray River and travelled every bit of it to the mouth of the river in South Australia...

 

You all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 20th December 2019

One word for today and we all know it.. "Hot" it was a shocking day... here in Albury Wodonga and in White Cliffs, Albury 43c and White Cliffs 46c.... I bet the White Cliffs Hotel really busy tonight...


This happen in Albury this morning and about 400m from where we are staying a big truck fire on the road from Sydney to Melbourne Highway 31. File picture from the internet... The hume freeway has been closed all day...

And it was a good day to stay home just to hot in the car even with the aircon on the road closed due to the truck fire all the highway traffic was sent via the old road Hume Street Albury and into Wodonga via the causeway (the old hume highway)...

We sat it out at home in Albury it was just to hot and it is still very hot...

 

You all have fun this weekend, we need it to cool down...

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 19th December 2019

As we all know it was a very hot day 41c in Albury around 46c in White Cliffs that's hot...

Went down to the pizza shop this afternoon and took some pictures on the way for Three Dots....


Smollet Street Albury CDB area...


Same street from the car late afternoon...


This is a very old Hotel Smollet and Olive Street Albury...


Up on the old highway a really big Cycle Shop, if I can get a park I must go have a look inside...


Great building the Albury Railway station top end Smollet Street it is a nice building...


The camera a bit lop sided heading towards East Albury... Green Grass... That is a walk bridge above and yes I have walked over it...

I am really lat so you all have fun and hope you like the pictures....

 

Have Fun...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 18th December 2019

We went to Howlong this morning and met up with Bernie for coffee... We had a really good time over coffee and then down on the Murray River it really was a good to meet up with Bernie we had a big chat today...


Two old men sit down over coffee in Howlong...


Great picture of Bernie sitting down on the Murray River at Howlong... You can see the smoke on the river...


Bernie took a picture of the Old guy and his young 21yr old lady (she tells me she 21)


Just on the edge of Howlong a top spot on the Murray River (I come back one day after the fires are out and we have no smoke...)


I like this picture of the river...


It is a nice river and no better place to see it then at Howlong...

Bernie thank you for a great time it really was a good day that we enjoyed...

Why was it a good day Howlong, Bernie and the river... All add up to a good time...

 

You all have a great time and have fun....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 17th December 2019

It was a hot night and a hotter day in Albury Wodonga a bad weather day with heavy smoke in the air..

Mid morning we went out for a meal with Pauline and Ian, it was good to meet up again...


File picture, we had lunch at the plaza in Wodonga, it was a good hour or so together...

We are looking forward to tomorrow having a coffee with long time reader of Three Dots, Bernie over the years Bernie has sent a lot of items into Three Dots.... Tomorrow should be good...


Alf, thanks for the old picture from Jenolan Caves New South Wales it is a nice place to visit but leave the caravan in the caravan park, the roads are shocking to and from the caves, Alf thanks for the picture....

We got a new camp stove an all electric one the old one was gas and the top of the gas pack/bottle went up in flame so we tossed it in the bin... The new electric one came from K-Mart...

 

Getting late 7:15pm... you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Monday 16th December 2019

Went for a drive around the back waters of the Murray River call "Doctors Point Road" if you are a local in Albury Wodonga you will know the road around the river...


Years ago it was a working mans area, looking at this a few of them must have won Lotto... Look at the house and look at the driveway up the hill...


Some local wildlife down by the Murray River...


Part of the back waters of the Murray River on Doctors Point Road...


And here is the Murray River... This is below the Hume Dam and the river is quite high today...

 

Feeling a bit better today after yesterday, and thanks to Vicki in White Cliffs for the great email... yes I do feel a lot safer in White Cliffs...

We are now with family in Albury, nice to have a big bed haha....

 

Like the rest of Australia we are going to get hot here for the rest of the week well over 40c....

 

We are looking forward to having coffee with Bernie on Wednesday... Thursday I try get my car windscreen fixed it has a crack 3ft long...

 

You all have fun this week and hope you all find a place in the cool for the rest of the week....

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15th December 2019

A very small "Three Dots" tonight but this was unreal what happen I walk into a Coles Supermarket as I have done a 1000s times before and as I entered the automatic doors I copped an elbow in the face, really hard then this guy went to punch me. So I grabbed his arm and held on to the crazy...

I later found there were four of them shop lifters who had around $40 worth of meat, Coles staff were trying to block the doorway but the crazy people broke out pushing the staff aside and I just happen to be walking into the Supermarket.. I just did what was needed to stop being hit by a person half my age...

I ended up with a sore jaw and a bad cut to the left hand...

Police were called by Coles I guess they talk to me at some stage...

It was like a war zone for a short time...

 

Nothing else I can say will match this, I think it is time to move on...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 14th December 2019

Today it was a drive around Thurgoona NSW just outside Albury on the East side of the city...


Do not know the name of the street but heading North in the new area of Thurgoona...


I seen a number of private schools in the area on the North side of Thurgoona...


New area ready to build on it is almost a city, of Thurgoona... Back in the 80s we were the first people to buy a home in Thurgoona but was a long time ago...


And here why we came to live here my mother was a Wignell and born in Thurgoona and years ago over 150yr's ago a lot of this land was Wignell Land... When it sold I never seen a cent...

 

I like Thurgoona as my mother was born here....

 

You all have fun..

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 13th December 2019

Black Friday 13th, but for us was a good day I had a broken Glove Box Lock and today I got a new one and fitted it myself... All fixed and working tonight...

We went to the Hume Weir for a drive all my pictures are below...


The road towards the Hume Dam from Albury...


The Hume Dam and they are still working on it...


A close up of the Hume Weir Wall today..


I have taken 100s of pictures on the wall over the years I think this is my best picture...


Water at the back of the Hume Dam wall...


I took this picture today the wall in 1935 at the time my father was working on the wall..


The building of the dam... Worth reading...

 

Well we had fun today and good fun, hope you enjoy reading Three Dots...

You all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 12th December 2019

Not a good day did not feel good but better right now, I went back two years to December 2017 and found some old picture's used on Three Dots...


Yes this was 2017 in Wodonga just after the new shopping areas open...


I took this in 2017 on the Hume Weir, it is a picture I enjoy...


Tallangatta in 2017 December and the Mercedes Benz was being used (8mth's later it was a write off) the caravan still going around on our travels...


Almost the same picture but this time we are setup in Wodonga..

I was a big Mercedes Benz fan and liked it, but I must say the Hyundai we have now is a better car, towing the van it has a lot more power and better seats than the Mercedes...

Did a lot of work in the back yard here at Kylie and Troy, it will look good by Christmas...

That was two years ago hope you enjoy it...

 

Have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Albury
City in New South Wales
Description Albury is an Australian city in southern New South Wales. It sits on the border with Victoria, hugging the vast Murray River. In the centre, the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) showcases contemporary works, including photography and indigenous art. Paths run through landscaped lawns at the Botanic Gardens, which also include a children's garden. Monument Hill features WWI and WWII memorials, and views over the city.
Weather: 31 °C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 16% Humidity
Postal code: 2640
Population: : 47,974 (2016); 93,603 (2018);


Art Building in Albury New South Wales...


The New Albury Motel Hotel, maybe it should be called the Old Albury...


1860 the old Albury Court House.... still a grand old building...


It's very old, a great old building now called "Elk's" Hunting and Fishing it's the only building in this style...


Corner of Olive and Dean Street Albury... (net picture)

That's a bit of Albury, still have Wodonga to go. It is a city that will not stop growing....

 

Today we went shopping for Christmas it is only two weeks away...

 

You all have fun, we are trying to have fun but shopping is hard in Albury just so many people...

Hello to all in White Cliffs...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Today we went to Beechworth the lady of the house had a school reunion lunch in Beechworth, the ladies seem to all have fun. The class of 1960 meets two times a year for lunch and a chat... I went for a walk around Beechworth with my camera...


Read below...


I found it walking around town....


In the main street of Beechworth a grand hotel there are a number of old hotels in Beechworth ...


Maybe a story here "The Potters" in Beechworth...


Beechworth Post Office clock tower and the old Bank of Victoria in the main street...


The main street has a lot of shop to visit if you have not been to Beechworth you need to make the trip a lot to see.


Main street... was really quite today but it is Tuesday...

The girls had a great day and I enjoyed walking the streets....

 

Written on one of the pubs "Happy Hour Friday" 4pm to 6pm...

 

Have fun we did today....

 

 


 

 

Monday 9th December 2019

We went to Wangaratta to see my old doctor today, some month's ago I had a small stroke and I was taken to Broken Hill by Royal Flying Doctor Service and return to White Cliffs. The doctor's ask for more test but the Broken Hill service said it be March 2020... So I went to Wangaratta today but they cannot do the test till after Christmas and we will have moved on... We are planning a long stop in South West Victoria after new year and I am booked to see a doctor there...

So many people have asked me how I am getting on, that the reason for the above text, thank you...

 

While in Wangaratta we went to the Co-Store where Carol use to work and they sure done a lot of work there...


We enjoyed reading about the store on the wall...


From the Co-Store wall today, the old days...


The Supermarket where Carol worked for some time...



How it looks today it is a nice looking centre..


There are a lot of shops in the old Co-Store.


One the corner a place to eat... As you can see it is a very busy area in Wangaratta...


Just a bit of fun, we found a parking spot today in Wangaratta right outside a coffee shop...

 

Very hot day in Wangaratta today it was good walking around the air condition shops, it was 37c in Wangaratta today...

 

We had a good day and enjoyed our day...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th December 2019

Very late tonight have been outside helping Kylie get the yard clean for Christmas Day it will take a bit of work but will get there, Troy is not able to do it due to bad health so the family will pitch in and help out...

Tomorrow we are going to Wangaratta for a medical checkup that I require...

I take the Camera to Wangaratta tomorrow and get pictures for Three Dots, and put up tomorrow night..

One thing I did get is a step counter and today I did 2025 steps, just s bit of fun, Bill in Queensland will laugh he walls about 20,000 steps a day... I build it up slowly...

 

Have fun... and a great week...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 7th December 2019

We left Coolamon behind early and went towards the border to the South, tonight we are in Albury on the Murray River and set up at dear daughter's place...


The road South towards the Rock a small but nice little town North of Albury Wodonga...


Taken on the road today (I like this picture,) it could be used in a Kit Kat ad...


Hard picture into the sun at the Rock where we stopped for Coffee...


The Rock that's where the town gets it name...


In Albury Joyce (my Granddaughter) is off to a Birthday Party (It's a Harry Potter Birthday Party)..

You look great Joyce...

 

We are here after 40 days on the road from White Cliffs ....

 

You all have a great weekend...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 6th December 2019

Yep it is Friday and we are still in Coolamon NSW it's a nice town to visit the caravan park cost $20 a night with power and water, plus green grass...


There are a lot of small shops in Coolamon you can walk around for hours if you live in the area come and have a look.


In the main street of Coolamon and green grass...


Coolamon Cheese is worth a visit, nice cheese but the price is up there...


The caravan park is outstanding and note the truck it is a mobile hardware shop, real good..


The Hardware shop I had a look and it is very well setup and it had good sales today...


As you can see it has a very good layout in the back of the van...

 


Our van parked on lawn that will not happen in White Cliffs HaHa...


The toilet block is the best... This park is a 10 / 10 and it is run by council... Come see for yourself one day..

Well tomorrow we are on the road again to the border for Christmas with grandkids...

Coolamon been good we will return to the perfect Caravan Park....

 

You all have a great weekend and Have Fun...

 

All good here...

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th December 2019

After around 135km's we ended in Coolamon NSW it has the perfect caravan park just so clean...

Coolamon is a town in the Riverina region of south-west New South Wales, Australia. Coolamon is 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of Wagga Wagga and 506 kilometres (314 mi) south-west of Sydney via the Hume and Sturt Highways.

The town is situated on the railway line between Junee and Narrandera. Coolamon had a population of 2,199 at the 2016 census and is 290 metres (950 ft) above sea level. It is the administrative and service centre for the local government area which bears its name—Coolamon Shire.

History
The original land where Coolamon now stands, prior to European settlement, was occupied by the Kamilaroi and or Wiradjuri Aboriginal peoples.

A property "Coleman" was first settled there by a Mr J. Atkinson in 1848. The town was surveyed prior to the coming of the railway in 1881.

Cowabbie Post Office opened on 1 May 1881 and was renamed Ganmain on 1 July and Coolamon on 1 November of that year.

Heritage listings
Coolamon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 127-129 Cowabbie Street: Up-To-Date Store.


The road to Coolamon from Young, it is not a wide road but as you can see not many corners but a lot hills just up and down.


It is a neat and very tidy town this is the main street, very wide..


The shops could do with a bit of paint ...


The buildings in the main street are very old as you can see in this picture....


There are very few empty shops in town but they are very old...


A lot of green in the town as you can see in the main street...

We are here two nights then it will be South to the border for Christmas....

 

Car and Caravan all good today, we left early 7:45am from Young and had a very slow trip to Coolamon sitting around 75 to 85kph most of the time and for the record we used 14.7lt per 100km's... Our best ever with the caravan...

 

You all have fun, time for a cup of coffee...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4th December 2019

A very busy day my car rego papers seem to be lost in the mail they had not turned up at daughter place our mail was to redirected from White Cliffs... So today I went to "Service NSW" in Young they could not be more helpful, printing up papers on the spot check the car and after paying (for Green Slip) them all fixed and registration

I filled with Unleaded 91 in Young that was $1.52lt we move off tomorrow South towards the border...


In Young we are in the "Hilltops Council" taken today not a bad looking building... It is in the main street...


In the main street of town across the road a car like ours, not many around I like the roo bar on the front...


We went to the RSL Club for lunch today... Out back you will find "Captain Cook Weir" (more on that below)...


Great area for wildlife around the water...


Wild duck by the water, there are a number of them in the area...


It is a very pretty area just to walk around and well looked after by council...


The weir in Young a well kept area they have no water problem in this town...


And hear is the weir you take a river and build an earth wall maybe 20m wide across the river but before you block off the river you put a pipe under the earth wall. Now the water fills to the top of the pipe you see here and floods over the top and flows under the earth wall... And heads down the river how that for a simple dam and has a great park around the water...

I been thinking today maybe the Darling river at Willcannia near home... Maybe even White Cliffs... It's worth looking at...

Tomorrow we are "On The Road Again" to somewhere South of here...

All looking good the problem with the car rego fixed that's a big load off my mine...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

A wonderful day in Young NSW we had lunch at the Young Bakery nice meal and a coffee, we then went shopping at Big-W then a shop called The Base really good shop.


This is Young look at the metal rail on the corners in the main street of town...


Part of the main street in Young it is very busy, and very big...


The end of the main street in Young, it is the biggest shopping area beside Orange...


On the edge of town a camel and horse ...


On the edge of Young today...


The railway bridge at the top end of the main street...

 

Young
Town in New South Wales
Description Young is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and the largest town in the Hilltops Region. The "Lambing Flat" Post Office opened on 1 March 1861 and was renamed "Young" in 1863. Young is marketed as the Cherry Capital of Australia and every year hosts the National Cherry Festival.

Wikipedia
Weather: 20 °C, Wind W at 23 km/h, 32% Humidity
Hotels: 3-star averaging $106.
Postal code: 2594
Population: 7,170 (2016 census)
Location: 372 km (231 mi) WSW of Sydney; 133 km (83 mi) NW of Canberra...

It was a really good day we took our time and checked out a few shop...

 

You all fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 2nd December 2019

We are in Young New South Wales, and we have had a shocking day rain and more rain, the rain we can put up with but the wind was rocking the van around we stopped three times due to wind we made it to Young and the park and stayed in the van... That was our day we are planning a trip around town tomorrow...

From Bill in Queensland

Hi Rex  Up 4.30  it was so close to daylight and birds already very noisy that time of morning as they try to find their mates so I went for a walk  just stopped for a hot chocolate on the way back.
Here’s a couple of pics from today. Noticed all new gym equip has been installed for people to use  on walk just above beach.


Bit of a storm...


One of my mates, love then, Rex...


A ship drops of it's guest for a day in Queensland...


You said above, Noticed all new gym equip has been installed for people to use  on walk just above beach.

Thanks Bill now we need a picture of you on the Gym gear...

 

It is looking like a better day tomorrow, so I get the camera out in Young, Aldi is about 100m up the road from the park so I go for a walk tomorrow...

I am so late, so you all have fun I do a better job tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 1st December 2019

Christmas is on the way. It's December 1st and our last day in Cowra we move on tomorrow... We all went down to the Lachlan River a place we all enjoyed and then it was a trip to the Coffee House up the road....


The girls had a great time together today by the river...


It is a great spot to visit and a place I will remember...


Like this picture it tell a story about the area...


Up river the river flows right to left...


Under the new bridge a car park for locals ...


You can walk around the river for hours and bring the whole family...

For us this was the best part of Cowra, the town is worth a visit... Tomorrow we move South, closer to the border... And closer to the grandkids...

 

Yes tomorrow it is "On The Road Again" after 8 days in Cowra...

You all have fun in December...