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Thursday 31st December 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Yes the last day of 2020 and I am not sure about 2021 being much better but we can only hope...


At the end of the main street of Yass....


I am going back to read about this building near the Yass river ...


All good in Yass and this is where we will see in 2021 gee I am starting to feel old...

So now it is time right next door tonight it is party time to welcome in 2021 I hope a much better year...

You all have fun it's party time...

 

 

 

Wednesday 30th December 2020

We are in Yass tonight and it is a busy place to look around... A lot of very old building and Carol son and his lady came and seen us today in Yass we had a meal at the club...


Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Council. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'.

Yass is located 280 km south-west of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra; lying at an altitude of 505 m AMSL.

Yass has a historic main street, with well-preserved 19th-century verandah post pubs (mostly converted to other uses). It is popular with tourists, some from Canberra and others taking a break from the Hume Highway.

The Yass Show is held in March, the Turning Wave Festival in September, and the Yass Arts-and-Crafts Festival in November, along with numerous other festivals and events throughout the year.


The main street...


Some nice old buildings in Yass...


The lady was on the camera today from the car in the main street.. Have a look how the Yellow car is parked in the main street...

Will stay around a few day there is a lot to see in Yass, it is a very busy little town that for sure...

Tomorrow I go have a look at the Yass river in town it has a lot of parkland... You all have fun...

 

 

Tuesday 29th December 2020
If you live on the East Coast of Australia you will have been everyone been here maybe once I have been here maybe 50 times in my life time...


The inspiration for the statue has been traced to a doggerel poem, "Bullocky Bill", published anonymously by "Bowyang Yorke" in 1857 (other references have 1880 in the Gundagai Times, however confirmation of either is hard to find), which humourously describes a series of misfortunes faced by a bullock driver, culminating in his dog either sitting on or spoiling the food in his tucker-box (an Australian colloquialism for a box that holds food, similar to a lunchbox, but larger).

BILL THE BULLOCKY
(By "Bowyang York").
As I was coming down Conroy's Gap
I heard a maiden cry:
"There goes Bill the Bullocky,
He's bound for Gundagai.
A better poor old ———
Never cracked an honest crust;
A tougher poor old ———
Never drug a whip through dust.
"His team got bogged at the five mile creek,
Bill lashed and swore and cried,
'If Nobby don't get me out of this
I'll tattoo his ——— hide.'
But Nobby strained and broke his yoke,
And poked out the leader's eye;
And the dog sat in the tucker box
Five miles from Gundagai."
A later and more accomplished poem by Jack Moses referenced the Bowyang Yorke poem and was published in the 1920s. This poem was very popular and was the inspiration for the statue. Jack O'Hagan's song, "Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox (5 miles from Gundagai)", was published in 1937, and Moses' poem was included in his collection Nine Miles from Gundagai, published in 1938.

The monument
A dog monument was first erected at a site nine miles from Gundagai in 1926.

Gundagai stonemason Frank Rusconi suggested a memorial using the legend of the Dog on the Tuckerbox in 1928; and in 1932 the proposal was taken up by the community. The Gundagai Independent of 11 August 1932 wrote:
A monument should be erected at the nine mile peg, dedicated to the pioneers and bullockys, who made the highway of to-day posible [sic], and there should be an unveiling ceremony during "Back to Gundagai Week".

The Back to Gundagai Committee chose the Five Mile camping site rather than the Nine Mile Peg as a location for the monument on the basis that it was more convenient to the Hume Highway and closer to the town, thereby more beneficial to tourism.

A nationwide competition was held to obtain the most suitable inscription for the monument. The chosen inscription on the base of the monument was written by Brian Fitzpatrick of Sydney. The inscription says:

"Earth's self upholds this monument
"To conquerors who won her when
"Wooing was dangerous, and now
"Are gathered unto her again."
The dog section of the monument was modelled by Rusconi and cast at 'Oliver's Foundry' in Sydney. Rusconi also sculpted its base.

The Dog on the Tuckerbox monument was erected in 1932 as part of 'Back to Gundagai' week, and a large crowd "gathered to her again" to witness the unveiling by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons on 28 November 1932. It was planned to donate money placed in the wishing well at the base of the monument to the Gundagai District Hospital.[citation needed] A souvenir shop was also opened nearby. Copyright on the monument was vested in the Gundagai Hospital, who for many years received a useful income from receipt of royalties from firms using the iconic image.

 


Part of the Tucker Box taken today...


The Tucker Box at Gundagai New South Wales...

Left Wodonga and went to Gundagai then decided to go on to Yass after lunch at the Tucker Box....

We are now in Yass and all is good with car and caravan....

Very late so we will look at Yass tomorrow...

 

 

Monday 28th December 2020


Went out to visit Adrian and Dianne at Lavington and check on the caravan as we are moving off tomorrow early...


The lady took a sky picture from beside the caravan...


The Hume Bridge from beside the Murray River today the long line of cars is a line up to the Covid Check point in vic..


Beside the river on the NSW side of the Murray River... Albury...


Noreuil Park Albury was packed at lunch time today....

As I said we move on tomorrow morning early very early heading towards Canberra ACT or some place there about's and hope to meet up with friends for a big chat... Went shopping today and brought a Gazebo to put beside the caravan just want to get away from the fly's well try get away..

So on the road again in the morning heading North with the caravan...

You all have fun and thanks for the comments on yesterday and Tallangatta on the Hume Weir....

 

 

Sunday 27th December 2020

Today we went for a drive to Tallangatta:

Tallangatta was founded in the 1870s, the Post Office opening on 15 May 1871.

On the arrival of the railway it served as a rail gateway for the Mitta and Upper Murray valleys (the Upper Murray only until the railway was extended to Cudgewa). A considerable amount of gold and tin mining occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century, though, unlike Beechworth, little evidence of this remains. While initially profitable, the mining generally ended because the deeper reefs contained not only gold but other metals, and mining technology at the time was not advanced enough to cope with these and extract the gold profitably.

Since that time, Tallangatta has been a service centre for the local farming community, with a butter factory operating throughout much of the 20th century. Improved road transport links finally ended both the dairy and the rail link in the 1970s (with dairy processing operations now concentrated in Tangambalanga, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) to the west).

The most distinctive aspect of the town's history is that it was moved 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the west in the 1950s to a site known as Bolga to allow for the expansion of Lake Hume. Stories of the transition from old town to new town were captured in the 1988 book Slates and Suet Puddings by Carmyl Winkler. On 14 April 1955 the Post Office was renamed Tallangatta East and a new Tallangatta office opened at the new town location. The sign welcoming motorists to town reads "Tallangatta, the town that moved in the 1950s".

The grid layout of the streets of Old Tallangatta are clearly visible in Google Earth.

The Tallangatta Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1990.

 


Main street in town looking up the hill...


It is much better than it was ten years ago the town bigger and had a lot of people in it today...


Looking down the hill has a supermarket and good hardware shop..


Think they call it the Mitta arm but I may not be right...


Looking from the Highway to Wodonga across at Tallangatta....

A good day we did not get home till late so Three Dots a bit late...

Had a good day... You all have fun...

 

 

 

Saturday 26th December 2020

Tonight all about our family Christmas get together that we have each year.... It was in New South Wales last night we had a really good night...


Around the pool last night we had fun, the younger family went in the pool...

Around 20 people with all the kids last night...


Susan with her mother and my grand daughter Joyce who turns 10yrs next month...



Scott in hat with Daniel who came to see his father and brother in Albury last night... (Scott in hat)


Troy who owns the place talking with family last night ...



A good picture in a way Jack, Troy son work the internet on his who last night... Most pictures take last night by 10yr old Joyce... Using my Canon camera...

The one day we all look forward to "Christmas Day" I know that I do... My sister Muffy is down in Melbourne with Joi and Peter who is home from hospital...

Hi to you lot and hope you get better soon Peter....

You all have fun we did last night...

 

 

 

Friday 25th December 2020

The Picture Below tells the story of today 25th December Christmas Day... With Family....


Tree in the main CBD here in Wodonga...


The gardens in Wodonga today they need a bit of rain...


Still in the gardens in Wodonga, no people to be seen but we always make a visit to the gardens when in Wodonga...


Grand kids on Christmas Morning at 6:30am... It is a day for the kids but we all had fun... I can go shopping at Bunnings' with the gift I got...

Guess what the caravan has a flat tyre, 2020 the year of Covid 19 and flat tyres... Let's hope 2021 a far better year..

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Thursday 24th December 2020

The 24th December must be Christmas Day tomorrow wow, Christmas Day...


Once, years ago this was railway line in Wodonga...


And this was a Supermarket that I work at behind this wall was Mann's Of Wodonga where Doug and Bill (now of Queensland) and I worked that was a long time ago...


And across the road from work at that time there was a car yard... A long time ago...


The old Wodonga Railway Station today it is a shopping complex...


Main Street of Wodonga still much the same as it was years ago...


The new Woolworth's Complex in Wodonga it sure looks good...

That the CBD in Wodonga today it sure went up market and it looks good, they did a good job. If you have not been to Albury Wodonga it is worth a trip now a big city...

You all have fun Tomorrow Christmas Day...

 

 

 

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

The town was so busy today so we went for a drive to the Hume Weir just to have a look around having lunch at the store think it is called Kangaroo Point Store, nice take a way...


From the point looking over to Boat Haven park not a person or car to be seen guess people are staying home due to Covid-19...


Only one car to be seen today at the point it is very sad in a way...

Then around to Ebden Park and it was the same no one to be seen at lunch time today...

The weir is starting to fill well that what it looks like to me today...

We stayed on the Victoria side of the river today I am planning a trip to NSW side tomorrow sometime....

Two sleeps to Christmas Day and seeing the family we have not all been together for a long time, so you all have fun and stay safe...

 

 

 

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

We are in Albury Wodonga tonight and tomorrow I take the camera out on the town today I took some pictures of the garden where we are staying below...


It is a nice garden but very big to look after...


As I said a big garden hope they will have lots of time....

We drove here to Albury Wodonga from Nathalia and via Yarrawonga where we had a coffee, car good and caravan good, which I am really happy about....

From Bernie in Howlong:

I don't think you would argue with these if they decided to chomp on your favorite trees or shrubs. Eastern Grey in Doncaster East woodland. Is the fabled yeti / bigfoot of Australian aboriginal folklore?

 

I take the camera out tomorrow and get some pictures in town....

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Monday 21st December 2020

We stayed an extra due to heavy rain, well it never happen but tomorrow we head to the East with caravan in tow... Today we drove around town did a bit of shopping but had an easy day, packed you the tables and chairs outside packed up the awning. Fill car with fuel ready to hit the road tomorrow...


Main Street of town Nathalia Victoria...


Broken Creek into town (see yesterday for the Broken Creek)..


A really good Home Hardware shop in town...


The local car service people in the main street of town...


Goose is still walking along the creek looking for people to feed him / her.. It made a good picture today ...

Nathalia we have been here a long week (8 days) and it has most shops we needed and it is a growing town lots of new homes being built... And there are some big town all within 50km's like Shepparton that's a really big city and worth a visit... Shepparton has Bunnings' and Aldi...

We left home 19 days ago in White Cliffs with stops at Broken Hill, Mildura, Kerang and Nathalia The Avg cost of a night $26.29 that is up on the same time last year $22.30 (Covid-19 has put up prices as parks try to make up for lost days due to Covid-19)...

You all have fun, tomorrow back on the road...

 

 

Sunday 20th December 2020

Tomorrow they are talking 10 to 20mm of rain so we have decided to stay one more night and move off on Tuesday after the rain we hope...

Today we went for a drive along the Broken Creek Nathalia it is a lot bigger than most creeks ....


We found the small dam downstream of Nathalia CBD, sure has a lot of water flowing over the wall...


Goose sitting on the bank of the Broken Creek Nathalia...


Main bridge in town crossing the Broken Creek, road B400 Murray Valley Highway...


Beside the river Uncle Bob's Park (play ground)... great for kids...


Bridge across the Broken Creek upstream of Nathalia...


And they call this a creek it's as wide as the Murray River...

There's a drive up the Broken Creek from the dam to the last bridge across the creek... We had fun driving around today, now back at the park and all is good...

You all have fun and kids five sleeps to Christmas ....

 

 

 

Saturday 19th December 2020

One more day to go then we move on but not sure where we are in Victoria and not sure where to go when you look at Covid-19 is the border open or closed...

From Doug tonight...

The air brake control lever on my train. Murray River Redgum from the Barmah Forest. Originally an off cut from when they made a million sleepers for Victorian Railways, then became a souvenir pen, then I repurposed it as a brake lever. Multiple recycling! Cheers. Doug.

 

From Bernie, Howlong:

With acknowledgement of Rex Duncombe as photographer I put your photo up on Field Naturalists of Victoria Facebook to compare the cloud formations someone was enquiring about. Apart from getting many explanations, dozens of people commented on the brilliance of your photo. It's the pic I titled " The Dancing Demon" [attached]

The other photo of your stay at Broken Hill race track is interesting. In 1980 I slept on the third tier terraced seats exactly in from of where your van is pictured. It was the time I came up from when I lived in Sydney to do the wedding photographs for Rob Ker's wedding. Rob is a Tarella lad and Bruce Ker's brother. Trevor Hearn, over the back from you on Smith's is nursing sister Maureen Ker's cousin. It's a small world when you come to think of it.


That's a great picture...


Yes Bernie that's a one in a million shot...


Yep that was broken Hill.... Thanks Bernie...

Here we go tomorrow Christmas Week... You all have fun Monday we move on....

 

 

 

Friday 18th December 2020

Hi Rex, You might recall that my Father, born 1908, came from Nathalia.
Attached is a photo of the Regent Cafe which Dad owned from 1929 – 1938. Dad owned the property, his Sister owned the business. If you have been to the pie/cake/bread shop that is the same place. He was a motor mechanic at the motor garage next door. Dad was the only civilian allowed to service/ride the local Police motorcycle & sidecar.
Dad’s name also appears on the Returned Service Men list on the War Memorial facing the bridge.


A bit of my family history for you! Cheers, Doug.

 

Doug I took some pictures in town today....


It is still a bakery in Nathalia this picture was taken today...


Across the road and about 50m towards the creek ...


World War 2 (1939 - 1945) local people who served....


Doug, there's dad Patterson W. his name is still on the wall...


Park land in the main street of town and the town display "Home For Christmas"...


Main Street heading East ...


Main street heading West... Home Hardware and up the road IGA....


At the end of the main street the Bridge Hotel a really old building...

Hope you like Three Dots tonight a lot of work, but still good fun...

 

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

 

 

 

 

Thursday 17th December 2020

Another really hot day to in Nathalia Victoria... To me it was the hottest day we have had in Nathalia we had no rain at all, but we keep looking to the sky....


All the pictures tonight were taken last night at the caravan park... Christmas is a big deal here in the park...


This is inside a garden shed of a person staying in the park full time...


How good is this and setup inside the park...


Even the dog house gets into the Christmas Mood...


The spend a lot of money and time on Christmas inside the park at Nathalia Victoria...

Tomorrow should be a good Three Dots... I have an email from Doug in Queensland I will add some pictures tomorrow...

Most of the people who live here are here full time and they really look after each other... It's worth thinking about...

 

You all have fun this weekend and Christmas is almost here...

 

 

 

Wednesday 16th December 2020

From Kylie, Troy and Jack in Albury...

The pink cotton ball is one hour old and doing well at one day old...

Green-cheeked parrots are common in aviculture and are popular companion parrots. They are playful, affectionate and intelligent, known as having a "big personality in a small body". They can learn to talk, albeit with a limited vocabulary and a gravelly voice. They like to be held (although some like it more than others) and can learn tricks such as lying on their backs, "kissing," shaking, hanging upside down and even can be potty trained. Green-cheeked parrots are not very loud at most times, so even an apartment dweller can enjoy their companionship. They can be prone to biting, particularly when young, but an owner can cure this behavior with patience and time.

They love fruits, (especially bananas and raisins), and seeds such as sunflower, safflower, and hemp seeds—all found in their natural environments. Green-cheeked parrots also love table food—they are flock animals and love to eat with their family. They can eat potatoes, carrots, corn, bread, pasta, and plain popcorn. A clipped and/or caged bird can become obese from eating too many fatty seeds such as sunflower seeds and peanuts. A bird-pellet diet with a calcium supplement provides proper nutrition and should comprise 60–70% of their diet. An ideal diet is 70% pellet, 20% fruit and vegetables and <10% treat items. Parrots with health problems related to the kidneys should not be fed a high protein diet, as it may lead to gout; veterinarian prescribed low-protein diets are available for birds with such conditions. Green-cheeked parrots can live to 30 years with proper care, though the average life span is typically 10 years due to owner neglect.

Clyde is the bird sitting with baby. There is one more egg almost ready..

Thanks Kylie for the picture I name it Cotton Ball...

The Local Area:


A real steam engine and it kept well...


No rubber on the wheels so it have be quite old, from yester years...


Our camp setup in Nathalia Victoria...


Lot of nice people live here at the van park...


Next door to us at the camp a nice motor home with the small car in tow...

We went for a drive today ended up in Shepparton, that is a really busy place so many cars... the part was driving out of town...

Time to go for a walk around the park just to keep fit...

You all have fun...

 

 

Tuesday 15th December 2020

We are setup camp in Nathalia Victoria not a bad town has some good shop, but very hot again today around 35c...


Broken River about 100m from the main street of town a really nice tree..


I am told the river is quit deep and has a really big water flow "Broken Creek" it is a bit more than a creek...


Looking back towards the main street in town beside the creek...


Picola only a few kilometers from Nathalia has a nice solo art painting and worth the short drive...


How good is this a great piece of art "Silo Art" they call it a lot of small towns in Victoria have silo art now...


Around the side of the Silo in Picola, The town of Picola is really small but Silo Art will bring 1000s to the town...

See how the weather goes tomorrow and may take a drive to Shepparton and have a look around town. I worked in Shepparton years ago at the Target Store... when the store was new...

As I said hot here today it will start to cool soon... They say rain on Thursday this week that be nice...

You all have fun this week ...

 

 

 

Monday 14th December 2020


We are now in Nathalia in Victoria Barmah National Park and today we visited the information centre...


Note the art on the floor ...


The trees a made up and covered in paint..


Lot of birds on display they are not real it is all part of the information centre..


This is a painting on the floor you walk on....


Heap of art on the floor you walk on....


On the 1st floor more about the Barmah Forest...


On the wall upstairs a Murray Cod on display made by the ladies in town...

Nathalia is on the Broken Creek and we are planning to stay in the are for a few day we are only 40km's from Shepparton there is a lot to see in this area... The park here is almost full....

Running late so you all have fun.....

 

 

 

Sunday 13th December 2020


Now this is old "Wooden Wheels" as I said old....


Kerang is on the Loddon River... We like Kerang it is a nice place to visit...


Woolworth's Supermarket Kerang... Tell you something crazy, Kerang has a Woolworth's Supermarket but no Woolworth's Petrol. It has a Cole's Express for fuel but no Cole's Supermarket.


The council building is know en as the White House, guess why...


Driving down the main street of Kerang, Nice town...


B400 the Murray Valley Highway... the main road to Albury and up to Corryong....


Home tonight and we are back on the road early in the morning....

We are here tonight then we are back on the road towards home for Christmas with family.. Susan and Scott have new cars in 2020 and we have a new (used) car after the Hyundai stuffed itself... Today I gave the Ford a really big wash and started to polish it..

I worked out today we have used 17.6 lt's per 100 km's on the road with the caravan. It is a 4000cc petrol motor with a 4sp automatic gear box... no problem towing the caravan ...

Kerang a nice place with nice people.. You all have fun this week 12days to Christmas...

 

 

 

Saturday 12th December 2020

From Ian and Pauline:

Rex,
Back at Cowra. Park is being upgraded, new power/water point, new roads next week and the disabled toilet nearly completed.

The scene is on the side of a building in the main street near the big intersection were they are repairing the traffic light for the 4th time this year. Might pay to redesign it's position???!!!


The river in Cowra it sure floods at times....

Ian and Pauline thanks for the pictures from Cowra, it is a great to camp....

 

From Kerang Victoria:

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Home tonight Kerang...

Kerang is a rural town on the Loddon River in northern Victoria in Australia. It is the commercial centre to an irrigation district based on livestock, horticulture, lucerne and grain. It is located 279 kilometres (173 mi) north-west of Melbourne on the Murray Valley Highway a few kilometres north of its intersection with the Loddon Valley Highway, elevation 78 metres (256 ft). At the 2016 census, Kerang had a population of 3,893. Kerang is believed to be an Aboriginal word for Cockatoo. It is home to the largest solar and battery farm in the country which was opened in June 2019. The 50-megawatt battery system is located outside of Kerang and stores 100 per cent renewable energy. The 2,000 solar panels have become a tourist attraction and are drawing many businesses to the town.

The Wemba-Wemba Aboriginal people are the original owners and the area's first occupants. Thomas Mitchell was the first European to visit the area, in 1836. Squatters began to settle in the area in 1845 and in 1848 Richard Be yes opened a public house at a river crossing near the future town site. This was followed by a saddlery and a church. In 1857 Woodford Patchell built a bridge upriver from the settlement which drew traffic from the earlier settlement. He built a store, house and hotel that became the center of what was to become Kerang. Patchell was the first farmer in the state to use irrigation and experimented with oats, barley, maize, millet, tobacco, beet, cotton and sugarcane. The Post Office opened on 29 July 1858; the current Kerang Post Office building dates from 1886 and is heritage-listed. An earlier Kerang office, quite distant, was renamed Wedderburn on the same day.

Kerang was declared a shire in 1871; at the time the settlement's population was 109. The arrival of the railway from Bendigo in 1884 and the construction of a tramway to Koondrook in 1888 led to expansion; by 1891 the population had increased to over a thousand. The spread of Patchell's irrigation ideas improved local productivity and the town continued to expand.

Burke and Wills
Main article: Burke and Wills expedition

The Burke and Wills expedition passed through Kerang on their journey to cross Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. On Sunday, 2 September 1860 the expedition camped at Booth & Holloway's Tragowel Station to the south of Kerang. On Tuesday, 4 September 1860 they passed through Kerang, crossed the Loddon and camped at Mr. Fenton's Reedy Creek Run, making Camp XIII, (their thirteenth camp since leaving Melbourne).

 

 

Susan in Canberra:


Susan buys a new car in Canberra, Mazda 2... And she really happy with it...

You have done well Susan that's a nice looking car... Hope I can sit in it at Christmas time (I wipe my shoes first)...

 

You all have fun... And keep out of the heat....

 

 

Friday 11th December 2020

A big day in Mildura today most of the day was taken up doing Christmas Shopping a big day we drove to every corner of Mildura shopping ... Tomorrow we hit the road again heading East for Christmas....


They had the big water jet working at the end of the main street to about 300m from the river...


Down on the river a water hen looking for food... In the caravan park where we are staying....


Looking across the Murray River from the NSW side of the river. The jetty is on the VIC side ...


All Seasons House Boat, I love to build a house boat...


Another house boat on the river today they do about 10km's per hour up and down the Murray River...

As I said we move off tomorrow morning early and follow the river to the East .... Checked the car today all good water and oil power steering the lot and the car needed nothing at all... The caravan checked out all ok as well...

Three Dots tomorrow night will be a big one... Peter in Melbourne is back in Hospital that is not good... And Susan got a new car today in Canberra pictures tomorrow...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Thursday 10th December 2020


You leave Broken Hill and there is nothing it is flat and you are looking at 300km's to the other end...


I pulled over at about 150km's to have a walk around the lady had the camera, taken 150km's north of mildura..

We made it to the caravan park on the Murray River in Mildura, nice park $31 night power and water...


In Mildura City it is getting bigger and bigger so many people ...

So many cars but the roads are wide in the CBD area of the city...


Years ago the Army stayed in the bush, not now they setup in a caravan park...


A great site that I love the Murray River at Mildura and the big house boats...

We will not be here long as we head home to the kids for Christmas... Car and Caravan went well all day no trouble at all on the way South. Only the wind being a problem it was a head wind all the way today...

On the Mildura to Broken Hill road they have installed some phone towers, happy to see that. We passed six police cars today the sure checking out that road... We sat on 80 to 85 kph all day with the head wind ...

May go down and put a toe in the water tomorrow...

You all have fun, My sister Muffy is now in Melbourne helping Joi and Peter...

 

 

 

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Last night was my fault I did Three Dots at 5pm local time in South Australia time. I did it all but did not send it up to the Internet. I feel the doctors put to much junk in me when they did the operation on my eye about 11pm I woke up and it hit me that I had not uploaded dots to the internet...

Feel better today a lot better so I try get it all done by 5pm...


Across the road from the Chemist the Police Station such a nice building...


The Art building next door to the Police is a great building one of the best in Broken Hill..


Back at the caravan park we started packing up as we are hitting the road very early in the morning heading south to some place maybe Mildura I will hook up the caravan tonight and head of... Maybe Wentworth or Mildura, the plan Albury Wodonga for Christmas Day...

Three people have ask about the caravan park in Broken Hill what does it cost... $30 night with power and water.. If you stay a week it cost around $25 a night with power and water... There are two other parks in Broken Hill but they are near $40 a night...

We have no set plan this year we just drive and find a nice spot to stop... The trip for this year start's tomorrow... No more Doctors, hip hooray...

You all have fun and read Tuesday below....

 

 

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Had the eye uncovered this morning and I can see 500% better than before... Over a million people have had that operation but it the first time for me... Really happy the way it turned out... really happy...


Outside TAFE Broken Hill "The Last Drop" I am not sure what that is all about. . You can find it on the main street next to the Police Station...


Getting late the main street of Broken Hill outside the TAFE Building....


Here a story outside the ABC Broken Hill, a wall panel is missing I wonder will it turn up in a man cave some place...


We are staying out at the trotting track in Broken Hill it is a very clean place clean showers and toilets green grass to setup the caravan on. Cost $30 a night (if you stay 7 nights you pay for 6 nights)... around $25 a night at that rate...


This is the really old stand at the park that years old...


I am not sure about this towing four horse around with a car... Not my thing...


Our caravan setup right now and we move off very early on Thursday and head South towards the Murray River...

 

Thursday is about 300km drive... Good Day I can SEE at last I have to say 95% right now and they say I be able to see a 100% in for or five days...

You all have fun, had a eye test so I can drive and passed ....

Hello to Peter and Joi, Peter home from hospital ... Now to recover...

 

 


Sunday 6th December 2020 and Monday 7th December 2020

PLEASE READ: Yes, two days in one the reason being on Monday 7th I am having an operation on my eye and that may put me out of action for a day till I get my old head back in gear... I am planning to be back on Tuesday as normal...

From Bernie in Howlong:

Rex. The other week we discussed deterring roos from eating your trees. These pics are from a controlled experiment in South Australia. using cameras. The roo's are determined once they get a grip on things!

Thanks Bernie I gave up putting wire they just rip apart if its not a Kangaroo it's a Goat they just as bad... On the drive to Broken Hill last Thursday we seen 100s of Kangaroo's on the road from White Cliffs to Wilcannia (100 km's)

 

Also from Bernie, (Susan in Canberra Picture)...


Just for effect I have "warmed up" Susan's photo from her original.  In this pic you should be able to now see 6 surfers in the water and one big chicken having a bath. See if you can find those "eye-testing" images.

Well that's it till Tuesday I hope I can see a computer next Tuesday it been really hard the last three months the biggest trouble is typing and miss hitting the keys and ended up with bad choice of letters... They say it be all fixed with in the next seven day....

You all have fun I am not sure if I will, haha...

 

 

 

Saturday 5th December 2020

From Ian while in Sydney this week:

Rex,
Some photos of the Kakoda Trail between the Rhodes railway station and Concorde Hospital. Also the Xmas trees below at Sydney Central Station. Another 1hr 42 min's to the train departs, back to Bungendore by 2130.


That's a nice area, looks good....


Someone done a lot of work here...


The river in Sydney...


The Xmas trees below at Sydney Central Station.

Ian thanks for the input we love it around 600 people read Three Dots every week great stuff...

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From Rex in Broken Hill Outback NSW....


Broken Hill main street Argent Street 1888 and today...


Pity I never held the camera straight the Broken Hill Court House what a grand old building...


Close up of the front of the building, note 1889 what that 131yr's old, gee it is looking good for it's age...


Outside the court house Broken Hill...

The Internet seems to be work real good today and we have had rain here today, I washed the car and that is a sure way to bring the rain...

You all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

Friday 4th December 2020

That drilling machine you pictured last week is a Geoprobe sub surface sampler. It is used for many applications from looking for gas and oil pockets , water, minerals and leaked contaminants. It's unlikely it was at WC to drill for water since a substantial trial some 4 years ago by contractors for the Broken Hill Shire council showed very little likelihood of any worthwhile reserves of subterranean water in the White Cliffs area.


IGA was the Supermarket we went to today...

We are having a lot of internet trouble and this is the best we can do tonight... I have an eye operation on Monday...

 

I try make up for the bar report today tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Well we stayed in the caravan last night at home and got up at 6am hitting the road at 7am and as we left White Cliffs we had about 30 drops of rain to send up off and right on the edge of town we seen about 50 kangaroos just off the road... Then around 40km's from home we seen a few Emu...


If you look hard you can see two Emu one on the road and one running away ..


Then we had one almost run into the car, at the time of this picture we had the brake on quite hard and as you can see from the heads up display 54kph, fuel 1.1 lts , motor heat 91c... Just a lucky picture by not a bad one taken on the fly..


In Broken Hill we went to Westside Plaza, shopping for food, we can now eat tonight in the caravan park..


Same shopping complex just looking the other way... There are two plaza in Broken Hill Cole's and Woolworth, and a very good IGA as well...

In Broken Hill we are on South Australian time you all have fun...

We had a good trip today 300km;s we used 16lt per 100km's car and caravan all good... The way I like it...

 

A big hello to Peter and Joi in Melbourne and good to see you home Peter...

 

 

 

Wednesday 2nd December 2020


All I did today was pack the lady packed inside the house...


Sleeping in the caravan tonight and hit the road tomorrow really early at sun up well that's the plan...


I took the tree not the moon, not bad just a bit of fun....

Well we are ready to roll on the road for the next four to five months... It has taken a lot of work this year with the loss of the Hyundai, not total loss I fix it next year well that is my plan....

Over the next few months we are planning on a visit to a lot of new places...

I am really late and you all have fun..

 

 

 

Tuesday 1st December 2020

What can we say after six days over 40c and today was 44c here at home the wind just now, turned from the North to the South West and in 30min's we dropped from 44c to 34c how goods that... We are looking forward to a cool night...


The story of today is dust in the air, no point washing the car...


Rain gauge has another 1mm of dust in it making 2mm in the last two days..


The new (used) Ford has been cleaned out inside, no point in cleaning outside... The caravan will be hooked up tomorrow and the trip away this year for around five months starts on Thursday at sun up...


Very strong wind just now from the South West looking at the shed next door...

Inside the underground we had a top over the last week of 25c (two above normal) it has been 23c at night inside the underground home...

I am going out to start packing the car and caravan... ready to hit the road on Thursday...

You all have fun .... All we need now is some rain...