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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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Monday 30th September 2019

Last day of the month, end of September and we hit the road for 6mth's in four weeks today we are going to finish off the caravan in the next few days then get back to the kitchen...


We fitted the awning today and fixed a few things, the top of the awning is white as white after a big wash today. The underside of the awning is not so good I have another go tomorrow at cleaning it, look it is not bad but can be better.


Around the right side of the caravan and I made up a new drain system.. Under the caravan there is a 70lt grey water tank and it we pull up at a "self contained" camp we can shut off the red ball valve.. The hose fits in a proper dump point and you open the ball valve to drain the tank...


Most caravan parks have a proper drain point and you just drain the grey water into the proper place...


This is what it looks like when you unhook the hose. This is my best setup so far after all this is about version four, haha I had to get it right one day.. The water in the tank comes from the shower and the kitchen sink...


At last some green at our place it came out on the White Cedar Trees over the weekend I guess it is Spring time...


Same tree today, White Cedar Tree last week they looked dead...

Bernie sent me an email today on some really big trees I put it up tomorrow....

RFDS Flying Doctor came in today and headed off to the South West I guess Adelaide, when they fly to the west it is Broken Hill, they made a number of trips to White Cliffs over the last month...

The Internet seems to be work all ok today, Wednesday we will have no mains power 8am to 4pm they need to work on the power line. We will only have Solar Power...

As I said 4wk's till we leave, I have the caravan to finish it is 98% ready now... We have the last three cement sheets to go on the new kitchen outside. Then finish the paint work inside the kitchen (I have 6lt's paint left)...

And that the end of this year work that we had planned.. You always want to do more but that's will be it for 2019...

 

You all have fun this week and next month October 2019..

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th September 2019

Happy Birthday Adrian your one day older than yesterday....

The Internet been giving me trouble the last two hours, I rang and reported the problem they said they do a reset, they did and it stopped working altogether... it on and off...

So today in text only we went out to the White Cliffs Hotel and ended up with a really big group this morning 12 people it was really good day...

Back home we worked inside the caravan we are almost there, maybe one more day and we will be ready to roll at the end of October...

We have been told White Cliffs will have no power this Wednesday from 8am to 4pm... May take a trip to Wilcannia and the Chemist as well as Supermarket...

That's it for today now to try upload this to the Internet....

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Saturday 28th September 2019

What a day first it was coffee at Red Earth Opal and Coffee shop, then back home I took the caravan 25km's out the road and it was just perfect today...


I wanted it level on the road, how this near spot on I say 25km's out the road towards Wilcannia I turned around and back home I sat on 85 to 90kph on the road... I am really happy back home I put the curtains and fitting inside...


The only living wildlife walking the streets of White Cliffs (I call them Bush Turkey) to get that fat you have to be eating something...

 

And then it is off to Canberra. Floriade Flower Show..

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Kylie, Joyce, Muffy from Albury met up with Susan in Canberra and they all went to the flower show in Canberra today..

Tomorrow is another day and we are going to the White Cliffs Hotel for Breakfast...

 

You all have fun, girls have a safe trip home...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th September 2019

And it is Friday the end of a week and the start of a weekend in White Cliffs it hit 30c in town today and they are talking 35c next week... That a bit over the top for September, we leave this time next month the 28th October a Monday for six month's...

This trip away may last a lot longer than we are planning, our last rain was in March this year that was 7mth's ago and no good rain... What happens if it does not rain in the next 6mth's we may be a town without water.. We will not be the only town, Dubbo a big city is almost out of water...

It is not out of the question that we may not return next year if we have no water... That means no toilet, no shower, there are 100s of town across Australia with next to no water... We will return next year but we may not be able to stay if we get 40mm of rain life will be like normal...


This is a new drain setup for the caravan you may remember we had a bucket under the caravan drain... This is version three and a much better drain system...


The Golden step We made it and today we painted it Gold... The lady now has a golden step to use....


Fixed at last, at the end of last year the towing mirror fell apart today I fixed it up I can fit it in 30sec and remove it in 10sec...

 


I blocked out half the window so you do not see the back of the refrigerator. See how it goes...


This is around 6km's away from the camera I could not see what I was looking at almost full zoom on the camera... More roadwork's crew a truck with a 4wd, a road works roller, the tanker not sure if it is water or fuel in the tanker...

The caravan is almost ready to roll on the road and will give it a test run on the road over the weekend...

Coffee tomorrow morning at Red Earth....

It's Friday and time for a coffee here at home..... You all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 26th September 2019

The best plans can go wrong and to today they went wrong for the RFDS Flying Doctor Service we had a specialist coming to White Cliffs I was one of the people to see him... Well he fell over and hurt his back and had to seek medical advice. So it was all cancelled today...


Bit of a paint job on the "A" Bar of the caravan "Yep it's white, that's all I got here, White" need a new jockey wheel I can see cracks in the rubber tyre...

No it has not rained, this picture was taken September 2017 two years ago.. Today there is nothing here not a thing the trees are dead and falling over, not one thing you see is alive today... We need rain before we even start to recover, no wildlife nothing to be seen... (this picture was taken on the old camera.)

Seen I was all dressed up today with no where to go, we went to the coffee shop... Red Earth Opal and Coffee, it is a neat and tidy place to visit...

Our day was a bit out of our control today...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th September 2019


First job today the lady of the house is having trouble stepping into the caravan so my first job today was build a step (I could have went to BCF but they do not open till 2050) so I walked around and found a heap of off cut and this is what I made it made with 32 of 50mm screws... The lady tested it and really happy... the caravan is 320mm from ground to the caravan. The step is 160mm high... All it needs now is a coat of paint...

I got a new saw blade for my bench saw on eBay, great it cuts like butter...


New battery Charger for the AGM battery the day will come when the solar cell gets two of three day of heavy cloud so now we can plug in the solar to the battery charger... I am slowly swapping all lights to solar and turning off the 240v to lighting...

In about 10 days we have been told the power will be off for a day 8am to 4pm, but we will have lighting on that day... And we will cook with the gas stove... The freezer we fill a bucket 75% and freeze it a day or so before the outage and the ice keeps the freezer cold...

Tomorrow the flying doctor service is giving me a check over tomorrow in regard to diabetes... The test will take about 4hr's I am told...

Work has started on the new sealed road to the East of White Cliffs I look forward to that when we return mid-April next year...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Back working on the caravan today almost ready to roll at the end of next month, Thursday be a right off for me the flying doctor service is going to review my diabetes...

We took down all the curtains in the caravan and Carol gave them a wash... I clean all the windows inside the caravan and the last job is to check the wheel bearings in the caravan then I take it for a test drive...

As I said a week or so ago they are sealing the road for 2.4kms long to the East of White Cliffs I love that it is a shocking road right now....


About 1km from home to the North the council depot is about to become home to road worker for the next two months..


It could only happen in the outback a grader towing a truck and towing a caravan rolled into town.


Then came along a truck towing a trailer of fuel towing a truck towing a caravan... That's what you call a long load, I guess it is a water truck...

As I said it could only happen in the outback... Been told it will take two months to build the road...

Well that was our day in the outback today...

 

You all have fun....

Hello to Troy, Kylie in Thurgoona New South Wales...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 23rd September 2019


I started cleaning up the outside of the caravan still have a bit more to do on the caravan outside that is....


As I said I have a little bit to do but got a lot done today...

 

The plan today was to paint inside the kitchen but I had trouble walking... I was sore from getting up and down the ladder in the kitchen... Will get back to the kitchen in a few days, for now I get the caravan ready to go away... We plan to leave for the summer on October 28th....

 

The spanner man from Bernie in Howlong....

Amazing Talent
John has an amazing collection of his own sculpture works dotted through out his lovely homes gardens. Showing us around he tells of how the area was settled and some local history of his family and the town of Boort VICTORIA. He is an amazing talent. Tours are by appointment only $10per person guided tour by John, this is well worth a visit...


Old spanners by the 100s...


I guess you call them Mr and Mrs Spanner, joking..


I like this one...

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Great art all made of spanners...

 

In the garden but all made of spanners...

 

CLICK HERE...

Thanks Bernie, great stuff....

I do some more paint work on the caravan tomorrow I will give it a really big clean up this year....

 

Hello to Doug in Queensland.... You all have fun this week....

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd September 2019

First stop today was the White Cliffs Hotel where they put on a $10 breakfast with Tea and Coffee, Orange Juice the service there has been nothing else but perfect... Thanks people we will be back...

Then it was back home at midday and I did more work on the kitchen with a paint roller it's getting there day by day, I am still on the first coat of paint I finish the kitchen first then see how much paint we have left.. I still need to trim the door ways...

 


Took this about 20min's ago the sky is a purple in colour a bit of a hit or miss picture but it not bad...


The same sunset tonight with a bit of zoom on the camera I love the colour that hill range you see in the picture would be 50km's away...

We had our own twister today it went right over the Underground Home from the South, it turn the wind meter at 122kph that sure made us go outside and have a look, wow no damage by sure cleaned up our yard...

 

You all have fun this week and enjoy life...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 21st September 2019

Well we did not get any rain last night... and today was a perfect day with a blue sky, it rain one day....


Have not seen to many birds of late, so I took his picture late today, taken from 30m away almost the perfect picture...


The White Cedar tree came out green, a bit late but better late than never looking up on top of our place...


From the art department the old bridge to White Cliffs....


And the art department is back painting Emu Art as we call it....

Bill in Queensland sent us two pictures from his garden.

That's a really nice pictures, thanks Bill and Marg....

 

And the AFL Football Grand Final next weekend is Richmond and GWS....

 

Coffee at the pub in the morning.. Have a fun day...

 

 

 

 

Friday 20th September 2019

The big question is will it rain we sure need it but nothing as yet at 5:30pm...


A very grey sky this afternoon 34c and wind blowing at 50kph all day long... So nothing happing outside today...


The house next door I found a crop of Afghan Hops growing like crazy.... It is starting to popup all over the place...


Looking up the West side of our driveway today a few trees growing and a lot have fell over...


It was very hot so I did about three hours work today painting inside the new kitchen I am now starting on the roof as you can see... This is only the first coat of paint the bits I have done are looking good but I have a lot more to paint.. Guess I have done around 20% so a more ahead of me...

The last good rain was April 22nd and I think that was our last rain... That's five months ago... Must be our turn soon..

From Ian and Pauline, Spent the day over at Newcastle... What a change to a town... Thanks guys that's a big city now...

 

 

Well you all have a really good weekend and have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 19th September 2019

Hi Rex, Here is a link to an unscripted Youtube video featuring SCRMS Club President, made by his grandson as a local university project.
You will see me in it if you don’t blink!

Training for Retirement - A short Documentary from Nicholas Bourne


Training for Retirement - A short Documentary from Nicholas Bourne
Training for Retirement Stopping All Stations August 21 (Premiered at SAE Synergy) Training for Retirement is a short documentary about how John Metcalfe is spending his retirement as the president of the Sunshine Coast Railway Model Society. Old age never looked so fun! thank you to the public for letting us film on the day the club was open ..

CLICK HERE...

Thanks Doug, It is a good story and always good to see how other people live there life...

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As for what I am doing, have been walking around the new kitchen fixing any uncompleted areas if I can see light that means water will come in one day (if it ever rains) ....


Above this I can see light and that was today's job I need to do up top then inside...

I work on this section over the next few days....


At this point I am on the roof of the kitchen area, job done today it is all blocked up no light inside now and that adds up to no water coming in if it does rain... The roof will be painted sometime next year....

 


I seen this rock outcrop up top Black and White rock wonder how it look polished up?... maybe one day...


I was told by an old timer you know you have a problem when the salt bush is dead... Well look at this a salt bush tree and we have to say it's dead... on the side of our land I have to put my rake to work one day soon and clean the area up...

The ladies have craft tomorrow in town while I work in the kitchen...

I was told by a number of people they liked yesterday "Three Dots" on Wilcannia, thanks for the feed back it is nice to get an email once in a while...

You all have fun and tomorrow another day...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Our day was a trip to Wilcannia a 100km's away first stop our Chemist Shop, Lunch at the golf club (and it was a great meal), then fill the car with fuel (Unleaded $1.55 9) per lt...) and the last stop the Supermarket it's a small shop but we got what we needed...

Then it was back on the road and back home a 100km's to White Cliffs... I did find time to take some pictures...

From Bernie who lived in White Cliffs some years ago...

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In the mid 1970's there were a few home made 12V  wind -driven generators that would charge a 12 V battery inside a dugout and provide light.  They were made from a car alternator. The bulb was a standard car tail light [parking light globe] that drew negligible power but was enough to light inside one room in a dugout so as  to be able to read a book. One system I saw had  2 foot diameter lightweight aluminium fan blades from and old ceiling fan. It was very smooth running and worked well even at moderate RPM in a mild breeze. Are there still any of these in use in White Cliffs?  I was pleased however Rex to see the great job you have done with the LED light strips . Brilliant Chum!!!

Next our day in the Wild West Wilcannia New South Wales, I must say everyone we talked to today was very nice if I had to sum up Wilcannia I say "A town looking for something to do."


Some of the nice old buildings in town, some great old buildings...


Crossing the Darling River (West to East) the old bridge still stands on the right...


On the East side of the Darling a dry and sunburn country...


Back across the river today (East to West) almost no cars to be seen all day long...


This is not a creek it is the Darling River, Australia biggest river no flowing water. This picture was taken today (some heads should roll over this.)


I took the picture above from the old bridge (now a walk way)... Darling River...


The sign says it all.... A town without water...


I was told the oldest building in town and it looks like it, "How old " I asked 150 to 200 yrs old...


Walking past the local pub in town another old building....

 

Now back home that was our day you all have fun.... Hello Bill and Marg in Queensland...

 

 

 

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Worked in the kitchen and did a few other odd job, the wind is still blowing hard and unable to work outside...


This is door to the craft and art room at the end of the new kitchen we fitted a new door catch to the door the old one was the wrong size, all fixed now..


Then at last I started to paint inside the new kitchen yep it down to the final run home for the kitchen but I have a few jobs to do along the way...

The Proton all good it had a service today but still has a bad battery I gave it a jump start today and took it for a drive it has done 30km's in the past year... They Hyundai has done 20,000km's in 12mth's...


The store room at the end of the hall way, we are slowly getting it in order, every few day we do a bit more it is good I can find what I am looking for now...



Bill in Queensland when for an early morning walk and sent Three Dots two nice pictures... I like the bottom one, nice sunrise... Thanks for the pictures....

What tomorrow we are going to Wilcannia to the chemist, bit food, fuel and lunch at the Golf Club.. The Chemist being the main reason... it is a 200km round trip to the Chemist ...

All good here the Royal Flying Doctor Service did a fly in and picked up a person from the White Cliffs Hospital, they end up in Broken Hill or Adelaide Hospital..

 

Have fun this week... "Power Ball 150,000,000" this week...

 

 

 

 

Monday 16th September 2019

A new week in town and I finished inside the caravan today we are planning a October 28th as the start to our road trip 2019 - 2020... So today was finish what we started, we did it early this year as the last two years we have had unplanned trips to Albury Wangaratta family reasons...

We do not leave for six weeks so we will do this area in the last week... bed making that is...


Table and seating all ready to go, the family pictures on the wall and note the art work on the sink cover that the work of the art department...


The art work, the air conditioner, gas stove, food box and ice box , refrigerator when we camp in a area with no power we use the ice box.


The old caravan has a toilet, shower this van is 16ft long so quite small...


Door open to show off the Ronson toilet system and cleaning gear..


When we are in a caravan park we always have a bathroom and hot water but when we free camp by the roadside we use our own powerless shower and it works great... Even boil some water on the gas stove and have a hot shower...


A top view looking down, note the plug hole runs into a tank under the caravan 70 lt's over the last few days I have rebuilt the toilet shower... The floor and walls are bond wood...

Well that was my day and it was a hot 32c today in the caravan so I ran the cooler...

That's it so have fun and hello to David and Sue in Gippsland...

 

The next step is the outside of the caravan.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15th September 2019

Today a number of people in town went to the White Cliffs Hotel for a Sunday Lunch it was a good roll up and we had a top meal they turned it on today....


My Porterhouse Steak Burger, I had to pull it apart it was to big to eat.... Works out at $20 a head with a drinks...


Then it was a trip out to the Opal fields and have a chat to the people who live out here in the Opal fields and 80,000 holes...


It cost near nothing to live out here on the Opal fields and they love it you spend 4 to 5mth's a year living here with rain water and solar power the near free life...


The big thing is you dig your own mine shaft and look for Opal some people get nothing and other make a heap of money then they pack up around this time of the year and drive back home. They come from all states in Australia some people from West Australia went home last week a lot will go home in the next month... Nice people who enjoy being here and they return every year... Men and Women make the trip... Why go home the heat of summer, but they will all return next year...


The view from Smith's Hill our home and the cliff face, we call our look out.. How big a drop is it (I do not know) been told today around 50ft... It is a great view and a great place for camping... This is on our land...

Well that is today and it was a good day meeting heaps of people...

 

You all have fun this week...

Hello to all the local people who read dots, you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 14th September 2019

Well we went to Red Earth for coffee this morning a good size group at the table today... We then went out and seen Peter and Brenda who live out on the Opal mines they are heading for home on Monday, have a good trip...

Back home we had lunch and I worked in the caravan, it is near ready inside...

Then it was a bit of work in the kitchen and that was our day....

 

Bill in Queensland sent some pictures, below Bill went for a early morning walk....

 


There doing some work on the beach last week.


Early morning there's always someone on the beach..


Local people fishing for a meal...


Tasmanian fisheries vessel, expensive looking boat quite new also .


Early morning picture very good...


Is a local fishing vessel lots of old trawlers there...


Great sunrise Thanks Bill for the pictures...

 

Susan sent this picture from Canberra of last night full moon.


Susan that is a top picture taken from your unit in Canberra, top stuff...

 

Well tomorrow it is off to the White Cliffs Hotel for lunch...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 13th September 2019

It's Friday the 13th and that why I stuffed up today I took some video's with my Canon and stuffed up the file size...

I put them up and try do better tomorrow....

Play 3, 2 then 1 to get the right order....

Video 1 CLICK HERE

Video 2 CLICK HERE

Video 3 CLICK HERE

They are really big files my stuff up... Maybe to big for a camera phone... be ok on a computer...

I do better next time...

 

Have Fun... Have a good weekend..

 

 

 

Thursday 12th September 2019

White Cliffs Power Station...

Chris Dalitz was instrumental in Engineers Australia formally recognizing the White Cliffs Solar Power Station as a significant part of Australia's Industrial Heritage.

Chris has had a long interest in Engineering Heritage including membership and past deputy chairmanship of Engineering Heritage Sydney including the organization of two heritage plaque projects. He has served on the Movable Heritage Panel of the Heritage Council of NSW and the National Congress of Engineers Australia. He is a past president of the Golden West Museums and Historical Societies and of the Electric Energy Society of Australia.

This is a rare opportunity to attend a presentation from a man with a long association with and passion for this wonderful part of our Industrial Heritage.

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/09/white-cliffs-solar-power-station-and-its-different-lives

Warm Regards
Graeme Hanigan
0438 359 600
Secretary
The White Cliffs Solar Thermal Power Station Friends Inc.

 

New Sealed Road for White Cliffs....

What it means for the people of White Cliffs we will get rid of that shocking road to Cemetery and the rubbish tip.... That is a shocking road and I am glade they are fixing it at last. We have no rubbish bin service in White Cliffs and we travel to the tip twice a week... A good move...

The road that will be sealed..

 

 

From Doug in Queensland, we were talking about solar power Doug sent me this link so CLICK HERE and have a read on line about a big solar farm...

 

This morning we went for coffee in town and stayed till lunch time.... Thanks people...

 

You all have fun....

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 11th September 2019

September 11th that was a really big day in USA some years ago, it was a nice day in White Cliffs today blue sky and quite a warm day...


No rain for some months yet the Afghan Hops are going crazy the red flower grows wild up here and this year it is growing like crazy.. This picture was taken today at our place...


Looking to the East at sunset tonight the outback was red really red...


To the East of White Cliffs around 1km from the town the White Cliffs Cemetery I am told there are over 500 unmarked graves here...


You seen this picture yesterday I took the picture but Bernie in Howlong worked the picture over.. How good is this great stuff Bernie...

"Wow Rex. Great lens on your camera. I just sharpened this pic a bit."

 

You all have fun, we will...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Had a lot of comment on the Broken Hill Hospital today, eMail, Text and phone calls... It was sad reading for a lot of people. We felt the same.


I worked in the Caravan all day.. Moving the air conditioner to give more room painting fitting a new food box cleaning and washing. I will keep at it this week and it be ready to tow away 28th October...


The World first Solar Power Station they are cleaning the glass dishes and it now open to the public...

It was daylight when I took the moon today it's not a bad moon picture, near a half moon from the ground... It seems the Indian space craft has crashed landed on the moon, it was going to look for water...

Any problems we had with the caravan at the end of last year trip have now been fixed....

Hope all our Queensland Three Dots User's are safe from the fires...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 9th September 2019

Got up early and walked outside into a very cold wind the plan was to put up the last of the cement sheets... So I went to work inside the caravan doing a day work inside getting it ready to go away end of October... Today was all cleaning inside the van and doing a lot of sanding, we are now ready to paint... May do that tomorrow morning... I could have it ready in a few day...


The lizard back he got feet so he all ok.... They are like a bulldozer if you put a brick in it's way it will go over the top of the brick not around it... (I am sure they have a 4WD mode)...

And the Big news in town is the Broken Hill Hospital (they sure have a problem)

The death of Alex Braes still haunts doctors who didn't even know him

Watch Louise Milligan's investigation tonight on Four Corners at 8.30pm on ABC TV and iview.

Read More at the ABC Website CLICK HERE

This is the talk of the town at this is our Hospital for White Cliffs...

 

The White Cliffs Hotel is owned by "Seagull" and they have a new T-shirt what do you think, just good fun...

Well that's about it for today I go watch 4 Corners on ABC tonight...

 

You all have fun....

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th September 2019

Did not feel so good today think it is only a one day wog of some sort... Did not go to coffee (must have felt bad) so a quite day up here on the hill...

Did a trip to the tip today and took some pictures of the back of Turley Hill the other hill in town...


Turley Hill looking to the West from the road to the tip in town...


Turley Hill was built on before our hill (Smiths Hill) it is ringed with underground homes 90% of people in White Cliffs live underground...


A few weeks ago I took this picture from the top of Turley Hill looking to the East, today I was parked on this road looking the other way... At the second bend a road to the right is the tip road...

Seen my first lizard today, for this year he been living around here for the past 4yr's... I try take his picture sometime soon...

Tomorrow I hope to put up some cement sheet on the outside wall of the new kitchen, they are the last two sheets on the outside...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 7th September 2019

The weekend here and almost no dust today in fact it was a blue sky, washed he car in Broken it was nice and clean. After yesterday big dust storm it is back to being dirty...


The Cedar tree came out with some green over the last few day but the trees up on the hill are in trouble dry and near dead... The Cedar are the only big trees left on our land...

Ok, who made this I think Scott at school, who can tell me???

Adrian sent me this picture last week looking towards the East in Urana Road North Albury... That is Snow up on the hills and a lot of it, no wonder it is cold in town. Thanks for the picture... Talking at coffee I said it will not snow in White Cliffs, then I was told "It Did" back in the 1970s White Cliffs had a snow fall...

We unloaded the trailer today and moved all the timber and plaster inside, I was asked what do you know about plaster? to tell the truth "not a thing" only what I read on Google...

It was Red Earth Opal and Coffee today tomorrow it will be the White Cliffs Hotel...

You all have fun, we will...

Hi, Vicki in Broken Hill...

 

 

 

 

Friday 6th September 2019

What a shocking day all across the North West of New South Wales winds up to 75kph hit the area and dust there was nothing you could do...


A little bit of dust and a little bit of wind...


There was no way you could work in this dust..


Then it got really bad as the dust heads to the North East towards Queensland...


The plan was to unload the trailer from our trip to Broken Hill on Wednesday and Thursday... No way if I had unstrap ed the sheets of Gyprock in 70kph plus wind the sheets would have ended up in Dubbo, so they are all strapped down... Tomorrow is another day....

The lady's in town went to craft at the opal and coffee shop...

 

The temperature got to 19c today, the weather man way in a bit of trouble right across the North West today saying we hit 56c (no way that was right)...

So we had a day off work and lost another day this year...

We will have coffee tomorrow but it will be a small group, some are in Adelaide for the Royal Show and some in Broken Hill... But coffee will go on...

You all have fun this weekend we plan to...

Hello to Faye and Scott in Wangaratta....

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th September 2019

Not a big Three Dots tonight, we drove home from Broken Hill it was around 34c in the shade and much hotter in the sun driving... Hi Miss Vicki we passed you on the road today...

I sat the car on 98kph and it started to run a little hot 102c on the car read out I do not like it running that hot so I slowed down 10kph to 88kph and the car dropped back to 93c I was happy with that. Remember we had a trailer on the back with a load around 300kg of timber... A load, hills, speed and big heat sent the temperature up... Take of 10kph and all is well...


One bit I do not understand part of the road on both side is so green for about 500m (this is about 40km's east of Broken Hill) you have to ask why so green, underground spring... I do not really know...


%00m to the East and it all dry nothing alive here...



Just odd why that section of road is so green on both sides of the road... Then 100km's of dust blowing across the road today...


From Ian and Pauline. The Myall River North of Sydney I have a soft spot for this river back in the 70s we had a 16ft boat and I spent 6days and nights on the boat we went from Port Stephen's to the top of the Myall River a trip up and back about 120km's (Mike Parkhill from Albury came on this trip)... Thanks Ian and Pauline...

They say the temperature will drop back tomorrow for the next week...

That's our last trip to Broken Hill this year I hope, we are planning to leave on our summer road trip the 28th October, unless we run out of food haha...

You all have fun, we are back home...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Up at 5:45am and on the road by 7am heading to Broken Hill 300km's away, I have the trailer on the back as I need some timber and hardware...

In Broken Hill they have a display of old time mining they mined for Copper Lead and Zinc right beside the town...

One of the first mine shafts in Broken Hill...


Here the story of the old shaft...

on the same mine shaft a bit more to read


The winding drum to life the ore out of the ground..

Across the road they are restoring old trains used in the local area..


All locked up across the road, some of the old trains be rebuild...


Way down deep underground one thing you always find and that is the Ant, yep the Ant...


Under Broken Hill what is knowen as the World biggest crystal it was worth a heap of money... This is made of cement but is the same size and shape as the real one...


Not far away here is today's mine that over looks the town...


Parked at the display today a new Sunliner Pinto a nice size motor home I looked it up on the net tonight $135,000 Ummm I just look at it in the car park...

The car had a wash today and we had no trouble at all...

 

Hope you like Broken Hill and tomorrow we pick up a large food order then we head back home to White Cliffs.. This be our last food order for the year when we run out of food we will hook up the caravan and go on a six month road trip. Around the end on October to November...

 

Another hot day in the outback....

Have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

I did a lot of odd jobs today and they took up the full day... We are off to Broken Hill tomorrow this may be the last trip for the year... I need timber and hardware, Carol said we need food we need the Chemist Shop...

Another light installed in the underground home it is running off solar power on the roof... We use all the power it is not fed into the grid...


I turned the light off to take this picture they are really bright as you seen in the picture above...

 


The old light in this room has been turned off so no more power bill for this light...

 


The solar battery (when finished) will have a new home in the car over summer so if we free camp we will have power for fans and TV, lighting...

 


It's fixed just needs a big clean, the saw came from Wangaratta in 2013 and go broke in the trailer coming to White Cliffs at long last I got some needed parts and fixed it. All working just need a big clean and service... Only took six years to fix...

 


Hooked the trailer up and no lights working, it took a while but all fixed after we found a broken wire... It's on the way to Broken Hill in the morning...

 


Alright I took the picture, "Who made it?" I think Scott at school around 20yr's ago it is about to find a home in the house here in White Cliffs...

As I said it's off to Broken Hill in the morning stay overnight and back home Thursday...

 

It got to 32.3c in the shade today and 41c in the sun, working outside today I felt every bit of it....

 

Have fun I am late today...

 

 

 

 

Monday 2nd September 2019

A big day working on the roof of the new kitchen... I had to seal where the roof panels join together just in case we get rain, yes we hope it will rain one day...


Yes that's the old man on the roof, don't tell any one...


Opps, the girl has the camera, your not to clime ladders, are well I got the job done...


All the roof has been sealed up with filler and metal tape....


The good news is I did not fall off the roof and the job is done...


Yesterday at the White Cliffs Hotel a fathers day cake, let me tell you it sure stuffed my sugar reading last night...


The White Cliffs Hotel is made up of a number of building's and they are all getting new Solar Panels. A total of 248 panel..


They are really big panels...


This is the tag on the back of each panel 315W that's a big panel... I was told with what they already they will have 87,000 Watts that's a big system...

By the way we have 160 Watts on the roof of our underground home...

You all have fun this week...

 

Broken Hill on Wednesday, we need food and timber...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 1st September 2019

Well spring is here and we hope it is a wet spring, yes Winter is over and Spring is in the air... We went to the White Cliffs Hotel for lunch today Fathers Day... And we had a Fathers Day cake, not good for my sugar but it was nice all the same...

Bernie not sure what software you have but I love it...


I do with that Helicopter sitting next to the Proton in he yard. Bernie well done...

Now the rest of the day belongs to Bill in Queensland... The pictures below are all Bill's work...


Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club...


The main beach gee it must be hard to live here.


Bill all we need now is sitting down and playing a tune, it be really good on a big day with a heap of people.


The trees look really old when you look around this area...


Loo with a view, right not sure how to take that one Bill "Loo with a view"..


Mooloolaba sure has a lot of places to stay...


That's sure Mooloolaba lots of big building's


I like this picture sort of "Has it all" that's a good picture...


Well Bill your looking fit for an old man (he hate me saying that) but your daughter has the looks...

Scott back home in Wangaratta, computer people are getting hard to get in Canberra it is hard to find a computer tek they are all booked out... Scott went from Wangaratta to Canberra to setup a new computer...

Hope you all had a good Father's day, it is a hard day living in White Cliffs all you can do is talk on the phone...

Bill and Bernie thank you for Three Dots today.. Great pictures...

 

It's Spring and you all have fun...