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Why the website, we have a big family and a big list of friends that for some crazy reason want to know what we are up to.

We have a small wireless internet data pack and by the time we send pictures and video to everyone we have no data left on our account and a lot of people miss out.

You all know by now I (Rex) am a shocking speller all I can say is!!!

The website is for family and friends I know it not a facebook and not open to the World. If you know me your a friend and welcome.

Please take the time to eMail us we love hearing from friends and family

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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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Saturday 29th February 2020

That’s Amazing Rex ,
Is the earth flat? For you to see that far how many miles away do you think that was . We can only see with good eyesight... how far? Good pick up Rex we will use you to watch our shores....

How far away are they, I looked it up on Google if you stand on a beach and look to the horizon it is 5 kms away (3.1 miles) .... We were up on a lookout around 40m up. I have been told by a number of people the ships would be around 12kms out to sea... Thanks for the emails...

What camera ? been asked... Canon SX430is the sell around $280 online... (was hope ing for a answer from Doug he has a good brain for this stuff)...

Today is from Bill in Queensland some great stuff to view... Video CLICK HERE ...


Bill with his sister Having lunch at Macksville
Rump steak chips and salad


Old picture in Macksville


The boat shed at Nambucca
Two eggs on toast with lots of spinach. Only 12.50
My sister had two eggs on one piece of toast and no spinach. 5.50 !!
That’s pretty good price for a  riverside table...


Hi Rex
Here are couple of pics from "Belligin Old Butter Factory" . This has been a tourist attraction for a long time . It’s a short drive from Nambucca Heads and a nice place to visit .

 


Hope all is well and you’ve had a good day.

When do you think you will start heading back to White Cliffs? (11th March, it will take 7 to 10 days)

 


Ps there are pretend cows everywhere here haha...

 


Looks like a nice place to stop over, Thanks Bill for all pictures today....

 

We only had a few drops of rain in Terang today and they are saying 29c here tomorrow....

You all have fun next month, we be home about 18th to 21st just take our time.... Well that's the end of summer...

Have fun...

 

 


 

 

Friday 28th February 2020

Today yes we have had rain, again after a 9c night we had the heater on... In winter this place must be really cold and super wet...


What do you see out there, nothing but I found two ship using the camera on full zoom...


What you find with a really big zoom camera that's a Navy supply ship (I think)...


A bit more of a look we find another ship another Navy ship ... They are a long way out and I have the camera on full zoom that as far as I can go...


The Great Ocean Road and the Bay of Island's


For me this is the best bay on the Ocean road...


That a long way down to the rocks from up here ....


It is worth seeing if you go for a drive down this way....

 

That's it for the day hope you like the ship's out to sea...

Yesterday when in Colac I filled with fuel at Woolworth's cost $1.36 less 4c that's $1.32 in Terang and Warrnambool it is $1.46 lt that unleaded 91 fuel ....

 

You have fun....

 

 

 

 

Thursday 27th February 2020

Up early 7am (that's early for us) we drove to Colac Victoria and had a new windscreen fitted to the car... Yep at last the windscreen is fixed. It was a wet day in Colac we never seen the sun...


Colac, today it has a nice park in the centre of the town...


New windscreen and no crack.. The windscreen was covered by RACV...


Nice caravan heading towards Terang...


The main street again Colac has some nice shop...


Heading up the hill and out of town...


The fast food section in Colac, Carol found a nice art shop ...


Rain all the way how 70 km's and more rain, did not see any water leaks in the new windscreen...

Tonight back at the caravan park it looks like we will have a cold night, last night it drop to 5 c here we had the heater on most of the night...

Well that's Thursday and we had a good day in Colac. It took 2 1/2 hrs to fix the car. Carol and I went for a walk around the main street going to a number of shops.. Carol has more art and I have new socks haha....

Have fun...

 

 

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Still on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria We went to Prince town part of the Ocean Road...

General
Prince town is a small coastal village 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of Port Campbell in Victoria, Australia - located on the Great Ocean Road. It hosts a pub which doubles as a general store, a post office and some accommodation options. The hamlet provides access to beaches and the mouth of the Gellibrand River. At the 2006 census, Princetown district had a population of 459. Redrawing of the census lines reduced the figure in 2016 to 241 persons. Princetown Cricket Club is the sole surviving sporting club in the township, boasting about 30 members playing in the local South West Cricket Association. The current club was formed in 1968, but cricket had been played in Princetown as far back as 1886[2].

Attractions
A river estuary and wetlands is adjacent to the township, with reed beds on the western branch of the estuary containing significant bird and plant life. Princetown is bounded on two sides by national parks, with the Port Campbell National Park extending north-westerly and the Great Otway National Park to the south-east.

The Twelve Apostles rock formations are six kilometres to the west of Princetown, with the Gibson Steps also nearby. The Loch Ard Gorge is just past the Twelve Apostles, towards Port Campbell. In the other direction is Maits Rest Rainforest Walk.

Not my sort of place with little to see a few shop and a very over priced caravan park.. The town town toilets are in a shocking state...


A lot of sea spray made it hard to get a good picture...


This is the Great Ocean Road...


From Princetown it is inland from the ocean..


A mall number of shops in town...


We took a dirt road to the coast and it was worth it...


Bit of sea spray but still the best picture of the day... I like this picture...

A good day on the Great Ocean Road almost everyone who comes to Australia loves it we can see why...

 

That's today hope you like it and have fun....

 

 

 

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Today we went back to Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road it is a really nice place to visit and is around 60km's from the caravan, good day...


This is the port it sure has some big waves rolling in...


Main jetty in Port Campbell


We think the tree is a Norfolk Pine, it is sure a big tree...


The main beach not a lot here today as it is Tuesday...


All the people are from Japan they seem to love Australia...

Stop off at Port Campbell during your Great Ocean Road journey and admire the spectacular coastal scenery, including Port Campbell National Park and the mighty 12 Apostles.

About town
A colourful and lively seaside village, Port Campbell is home to restaurants and cafes with views of the beach, bakeries selling homemade goodies, and plenty of vibrant shops and galleries to explore. Sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines, the town has the atmosphere of a safe haven on the edge of wild nature. Finish the day with a walk out to the Port Campbell Jetty and watch the waves crashing against the limestone cliffs.

12 Apostles (today the car park was full and closed)
Drive the short distance to the towering 12 Apostles, the dramatic limestone stacks that have made the region famous. Take to the air in a helicopter for a bird's-eye view or join a boat tour and marvel at their immense size.

Be sure to leave time to check out some of the other coastal features in the area. Discover the eerie beach at Loch Ard Gorge, walk down the 70-metre cliff face via the Gibson Steps, and look out over the serene Bay of Islands. And bring your camera to capture the unique rock formations at London Bridge, The Arch and The Grotto.

 

A good day and we did have fun....

 

 

 

Monday 24th February 2020

Went for a walk around the bottom end of town today in Terang, had a question where is Terang we it is in Victoria 40km's north of Warnambool it is on highway A1 west of camperdown...

Hope my new windscreen turns up tomorrow I have to have it fitted in Colac...


In town today the camera lends had a bit of fog on the glass...


To see the War Memorial next picture.

.. End of the main street getting cleaned for ANZAC day I guess...


There are around 50 of the English Oaks in the street they are 130 yr's old, not sure what Quercus Robur means...


Nice tree and there is a lot of them...

Thanks for the comments on Yesterday and the flowers in the caravan park, and yes all yesterday was taken in the caravan park here in Terang... It is a nice park...

From Ian and Pauline in Cowra... Talking about the Lachlan River in Cowra...


Talked to a local indigenous person yesterday and he said it's the worst he has ever seen.


Lachlan River in Cowra, running low on water...


All good today... You all have fun this week....

 

 

 

 

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Thanks for the comments on Noorat yesterday, yes it was good.... And we han an email asking if all the flowers are still in the caravan park here in Terang it was a nice day today and we did go any where so I walked around the park with the camera...

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That's a walk around the park with the camera and I am sure you will agree it's not bad for a caravan in a small town...

Well that's my walk for the day so you all have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 22nd February 2020

Noorat is a small township in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Noorat is located approximately 211 km west of Melbourne. The township is located at the base of Mount Noorat, a dormant volcano, which is considered to have Australia's largest dry crater. At the 2006 census, Noorat had a population of 252. By 2011, according to the census, the population had dropped to 167, although this drop in numbers is a bit deceptive as the town boundary was changed in between the 2006 and 2011 census.

Noorat derives its name from Mount Noorat, a dormant volcano named by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell after a local Indigenous elder, Ngoora. Europeans first settled the Noorat area in early 1839 when MacKillop and Smith established a run called Strathdownie – which was renamed Glenormiston by Niel Black, a Gaelic-speaking Scotsman from Cowall in Argyll who purchased the property in 1840.

Walkers on the crater rim of Mount Noorat
Prior to European settlement, the area near Mount Noorat was a traditional meeting site where Indigenous tribes – the Kirrae Wuurong people - held ceremonies, bartered goods and settled disputes. There are conflicting reports about the number of Indigenous people living in the district at the time of white settlement, but in 1841, the population of the Mount Noorat clan numbered only four people. An outbreak of smallpox during the 1830s was one cause of the population decline and it has been suggested that an alleged massacre of Indigenous people by white settlers was another.

Frederick Taylor, MacKillop and Smith's manager at Strathdownie was responsible for one of the worst massacres in the western district of Victoria somewhere along Mount Emu Creek (once known as Taylor's River) near Noorat in August 1839. This was verified by Niel Black, who found a mass grave on the Glenormiston property.

The settlement history of Noorat is closely linked with the Black family and the establishment of Glenormiston. Noorat ostensibly grew as a service centre for the Black family estate and many of the early residents either emigrated with Niel Black or worked at Glenormiston.

The post office opened on 1 August 1874 as Mount Noorat, and was renamed Noorat in 1875.

Noted author, Alan Marshall, was born in Noorat's general store, in 1902.

There is currently one place of public worship in Noorat, the Neil Black Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The township has two schools, Noorat Primary School, and the Noorat campus of Mercy Regional College, which houses the year 7 and 8 students of the school. There is also the senior campus at Camperdown. The Glenormiston campus of South West Institute of TAFE is located a few kilometres north-east of the township, on the other side of the mountain.

Noorat has a local football team, the Kolora-Noorat Power, who merged in 2002 from the Noorat Bombers and Kolora Magpies. They compete in the Warrnambool & District Football League. Their colours are teal, black and white.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Noorat, about 6kms from Terang today they had a really big day... On the mud map above every orange dot was garage sale all in the one town all on the same day.. And some of the sales were made up with goods from five or six homes.. Toilets in blue and Food in green. The town was packed hard to fin a parking spot...


What did we buy, books and a set of DVD's about Australia, the five DVD set cost $5 the lot sold at the school. I sure it is the biggest day of the year in town there be about 160 live in Noorat...


Carol went to Fowler Art Gallery to have a look today lots of art and odd stuff for sale...


My name sake Rex... No comment my girls call me an old dinosaur ...


Letter box at Fowler Art haha bit of good fun...


Guineafowl in the street there was a number of them in the street today...

We had a good day out today just good fun... Eating out at a bakery in Camperdown...

Read More on Noorat CLICK HERE

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Friday 21st February 2020

The weekend is here and we had the sun is out today the first time in five days... All good here today we went shopping at the supermarket then back home to the caravan, good day...

Johnston Court here in Terang it was built for the State Electricity of Victoria many years ago...


At the very top I say it was built in 1925 (I think) looking at this and the place could do with a good clean... Outside...


One of about four local pubs in town, this one in the main street...


In the main street a nice old building I think it is empty now, someone will pick it up for a home in the main street...


We visit here about four times a week Terang IGA it is run by a local Co Op it is a good shop... Other supermarkets are in Camperdown (Woolworth's) and Warrnambool about ten of them..

The weekend is here and we are planning to trip around the area...

 

You all have fun... We will...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 20th February 2020

Home at the park most of the day apart from a trip to the supermarket, we did the washing...

From Mr Doug Queensland.....

Hi Rex,
Six months ago you might remember that our club members replaced a 6 metre section of our track......this Monday the local Council’s mowing contractor did this damage to the same section of the track.
We have now paid our new welding contractor to fix it !

Cheers ..... Doug.


Opps bit of a stuff up...


That is a nice setup you guys and gals have as a repair wagon..

 

From Mr Bill Queensland....

Hi  Rex

Just a few more pics from my last walk also tonight my sister and I had fish at the Decks Mooloolaba .

That's a big storm coming in, thanks for the picture Bill ....

 

And from Mr Ian who is in Cowra....

Here a video from Ian taken in Cowra... ....CLICK HERE

 

That's Three Dots for tonight and we never took a picture... All I can say is Thank You....

 

Life goes on, you all have fun tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Very late tonight we went out with friends to the RSL club we first met Graham and Di around 2014 then have now been on the road full time 12yrs today we had a big chat, a good day...


We had a stop by the Ocean ....


This is the story of the day rain and more rain.... This is the window of the car today...


There was some wild weather today and a lot of wind, Carol pictures today...


I seen this home today and took a picture just like it, maybe look at it again for home...

 

"B" a White Cliffs local had a look at our home in White Cliffs and reported it is just like you left it. That's a load off my mine after all my medical problems I don't need a major repair job... Thanks B for looking by the way B is Belinda local nurse...

Really late so have fun...

 

 

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Today after a very wet night we went for a drive to Camperdown, 20km's to the East of Terang it is a nice place and we have been there before...

The local clock tower worth a look in the main street...


Guess what time we were there but I do like the brickwork on the building...


The old Court House building, about two weeks ago you seen inside this building...


It looks somewhere a King or Queen would stand... Nice old building...


Nice building the Camperdown Post Office, a blue stone building always looks good...

ANZ needs to give this old building a good clean I love to live up top in the main street...


Two sides to the main street both sides have two way traffic...


The other side both two way... I like Camperdown it is our pick of towns in the South West of Victoria...

 

Hope you like Camperdown today, it has some nice old buildings and a Woolworth's Supermarket. One thing we have noted is IGA Super Markets have dropped prices to match the big two in fact IGA was cheaper on a lot of items today..

Hope you like Camperdown and we hope you have fun...

 

 

 

 

Monday 17th February 2020

From Bernie in howlong...

People think today's car companies invented self-parking technology. Not so fast says Packard Motor Car Company, 1899-1956. They had parking all figured out long before you were born!!! . This film is from 1933.

CLICK HERE

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From Pauline and Ian in Cowra this week...

The Lachlan River at Cowra today yesterday it was a very high water level...

Meet Millie made by Pauline when you are in a caravan you need to keep busy...
Miss Millie looks really good....

Not a lot today we are planning a drive tomorrow, but need to wait and see what the weather is doing...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 16th February 2020

A day in Warrnambool today, the weather was cool and fine all day, we went for a drive the 45km's to town...


the Warrnambool farmers market on today...


You can sit and eat at the farmers market, there was a lot of people....


Noodle lunch today, nice clean shop in Warrnambool...


Outside in one of the main streets it is a big city to visit...


Same Street the other way...


This seems to be where the food shop are in Warrnambool...


Up at the Warrnambool lookout today we sat there for two hours.... (Kylie show Muffy)...


Not planned but we got pulled up to let the bike race I am told they hold it every year...


Carol had the camera and like the gulls today a nice picture...


Great picture of the Sea Gulls in flight at the look out...


She took this great picture at the lookout, that's a good picture...

 

Back at the caravan now, we had a good day...

You all have fun this week....

 

 

 

 

Saturday 15th February 2020

Terang it's wet, light rain, cold 16c and windy and it is summer haha... Wonder what it is like in Winter... A good day to stay inside... It was that dark in the caravan we turn the lights on... We did go for a drive and found a big business on the edge of town...


Agrip Products, ok I am a computer man what's that....


It's a really big place...


John Deer sales across the road...


Look at the green grass they love that in White Cliffs


They have what we need Water, look at this garden out front of a farm... The big thing in the area are dairy farms...

 

Maroochydore from Bill (Queensland)


Gee that looks like a nice place to live...


Table 5 for breakfast you have to love sitting there...


What a nice place for a walk I going to put this on my wish list to visit...



That's a really nice picture...


Thanks Bill for the pictures, great stuff...

 

 

From Bernie in Howlong

....and you thought it was unsafe to smoke near a Petrol bowser when filling up !!!

How true Bernie, Tesla Electric Cars...

 

All good here no sun today, maybe tomorrow.....

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Friday 14th February 2020

A wild day in Terang today a really bad day now we have lost power we had rain, thunder, lighting and big wind it was a bad day nothing you can do about it... A building on the Terang Golf course went up in flames after being hit by lighting some 400m from our caravan the local fire department put it out really quick. Four fire units turn up one the edge of town we had four other fires...


A number of people told me they like this picture yesterday, I have been told the man Henry Lawson (poet) thanks for the comments...

Another email was from a lady about the picture below...


The lady told me in an email this is her home town and it is a gum leaf in the rock... Thanks...

I am on battery so I upload it to the net...

 

You all have fun...

Hope for better weather tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 13th February 2020

Bill (Queensland) I am sorry to hear you lost your wife today after a long illness, may she now be at peace...

That is a sad way to start today....

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Tonight picture's from Ian ann Pauline, Who had a nice day in Grenfell....


Grenfell Silo Art it looks good....


I did wonder why you sent this then I read White Cliffs...


That's a really good picture looks good...


Pauline your new guy may be hard to get on with...


The railway station at Grenfell...


Pauline and Ian thank you for the input to Three Dots today.... Great stuff, love it...

 

From Bernie in Howlong NSW China built it in 19days... CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Big day in Wangaratta for Scott he took on a new job today but more on that later in the week... We went for a drive in the country today to two small towns just for a look...


We are North of Warrnambool today around 40km's from home first Purnim a small town to visit...


A church maybe just not sure....


Water tank for the small town, if you look at the sky you see light rain and all day fog...


Hall in the small town looks like it has been built on over the years...


That is a church St Anne's... Nice looking building...


Framlingham, a very small town really small...


Main bridge in town not sure what river or creek it is....


Nice area on the edge of town old style rock wall and garden on the left....

All pictures by the lady of the house today on a very bad day to take pictures very light rain and low cloud...

Nice day out today we enjoyed it.... Pity about the weather....

 

Tonight we went with friends to the camp kitchen for a 5pm drink....

 

You all have fun....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Cold now 15c and it has rained all day in the local area but we had less than 1mm for the day... Not a good day for picture but we went for a drive around the area...


Just outside of Camperdown another Volcano full of water very deep water...


Not a great picture raining at the time... the boat ramp into the Volcano...


Local dairy farm there a a lot in the part of Victoria....


Ok what his apart from a lot of fun beside the road Cobden to Terang ...


Just good fun by a farmer but it was good fun...


Not sure where the bus came from but as I said just good fun....

We drove around 45kms today stopping at Woolworth's in Camperdown and filling up with fuel $1.45lt ...

 

Wet day but a good day....

You all have fun.....

 

 

 

Monday 10th February 2020

Not a lot today I had some trouble with Diabetes and seen a doctor that was the end of our day I had a heap of test's in town and so far all is well just need to wait and see...

On thing we did fine with Diabetes test today was our new meter well it was new last October. The readings were not correct the machine at the doctor read 8.2 and seconds later I tested with my tester and it read 13.8... So I went to the local chemist late today and brought a new tester... In case you know little about diabetes the perfect number is 5.7...

 

Type 2 Diabetes...

What happens with type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes develops over a long period of time (years). During this period of time insulin resistance starts, this is where the insulin is increasingly ineffective at managing the blood glucose levels. As a result of this insulin resistance, the pancreas responds by producing greater and greater amounts of insulin, to try and achieve some degree of management of the blood glucose levels.

As insulin overproduction occurs over a very long period of time, the insulin producing cells in the pancreas wear themselves out, so that by the time someone is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they have lost 50 – 70% of their insulin producing cells. This means type 2 diabetes is a combination of ineffective insulin and not enough insulin. When people refer to type 2 diabetes as a progressive condition they are referring to the ongoing destruction of insulin producing cells in the pancreas.

Initially, type 2 diabetes can often be managed with healthy eating and regular physical activity. Over time most people with type 2 diabetes will also need tablets and many will eventually require insulin. It is important to note that this is the natural progression of the condition, and taking tablets or insulin as soon as they are required can result in fewer long-term complications.

What causes type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes runs in the family. If you have a family member with diabetes, you have a genetic disposition to the condition.

While people may have a strong genetic disposition towards type 2 diabetes, the risk is greatly increased if people display a number of modifiable lifestyle factors including high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, insufficient physical activity, poor diet and the classic ‘apple shape’ body where extra weight is carried around the waist.

People are at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes if they:

have a family history of diabetes
are older (over 55 years of age ) - the risk increases as we age
are over 45 years of age and are overweight
are over 45 years of age and have high blood pressure
are over 35 years of age and are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
are over 35 years of age and are from Pacific Island, Indian subcontinent or Chinese cultural background
are a woman who has given birth to a child over 4.5 kgs (9 lbs), or had gestational diabetes when pregnant, or had a condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Check your risk – answer 10 short questions on the diabetes risk calculator.

Read our section on preventing type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms
Many people with type 2 diabetes display no symptoms. As type 2 diabetes is commonly (but not always) diagnosed at a later age, sometimes signs are dismissed as a part of ‘getting older’. In some cases, by the time type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the complications of diabetes may already be present.

A lot of people have diabetes and don't know it in Australia and other parts of the World...

 

I am very late and that it for today... You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 9th February 2020

Port Fairy Victoria today we went for a drive along the South Coast to Port Fairy a place I always like to visit... Carol was on the camera again today...

I do not get a look in on the camera very much these days, haha...


Fishing boats at Port Fairy always a good picture....


The building burn down a few years back first time I have seen the new one...


The old bank in town now a home and it is looking good...


Main Street of town...


You get around I seen you the other day 100km's East of here...


From the Port Fairy lookout, lot of smoke out to the South ...


Family fishing area, hope they catch one...

A lot of old homes in town have been rebuilt and look good....


The main beach in Port Fairy a bit cold for swimming today with a lot of wind....

We had a good day at Port Fairy today having lunch at the lookout in town a really good day...

 

I was asked how the caravan is going with all the driving... We have been working out of Terang now for five weeks just doing days trip without the caravan...

We talked to other people who do this spend say six weeks in the one place a cover say 100km's around the caravan.. It keeps the cost of fuel down without the van and most of the time you get a better deal at the parks...

Website worth a look.... Click Here

Have fun this week... (I fixed up a lot of bad spelling)...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 8th February 2020

A 80km round trip to Timboon today it was bigger than we were thinking...


Timboon in blue you can see the west end of the Great Ocean Road at the bottom of the map..


Coming into Timboon today this is the CBD area of town...

It is a neat town in the hills...

The shops are quite small as you can see...


There is a Ice Cream shop a Sweet shop and a Whisky shop we kept away from all three of them haha..

I think we need to return to Timboon for a better look...

All picture's today are Carol...

Timboon is a typical rural centre located in a rich dairy area where the production of milk, cheese and butter is still central to the local economy. It is known in the area for Timboon Fine Ice Cream and Timboon Farmhouse Cheese. The other major industries in the area are timber cutting and lime production and in recent times the boutique whisky at Timboon Railway Shed Distillery has attracted travellers. There are still substantial quarrying and lime kilns in the district.

Location
Timboon is located 216 km south-west of Melbourne via the M1 and Princes Highway, 299 km via the Great Ocean Road and 17 km north of Port Campbell.

Origin of Name
It is believed that the Timboon's name comes from the local Aboriginal word 'Timboon' which was a word used to describe pieces of rock used to open mussels.

Things to See and Do
L'Artisan Organic Cheese
Formerly known as Timboon Farmhouse Cheeses (it was taken over by a larger company and then a new management team moved in with Matthieu Megard as the cheese maker) this cheese shop and the amusingly named Mouse Trap Cafe have acquired a reputation for their outstanding soft cheeses (they are stocked by prestigious providores in Sydney and Melbourne) notably their camembert and brie. Check out http://www.lartisancheese.com.au/our-cheese.html for details of The Mountain Man, The Extravagant, The Authentic, The Fermier and Fromage Blanc. They are open for sales and tastings from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm each day. Cheese platters and wine as well as light lunches, home made scones, coffee and glorious milkshakes made from local milk and local ice cream, are served in a charming garden setting. For further information contact (03) 5598 3322. They are located at the corner of Ford and Fells Road, Timboon.

Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
There is, according to their website, a long tradition of making whisky (most of it illegal) in the Timboon area. The Railway Shed Distillery is not only proud of its boutique whisky distillery and its liqueurs (Vanilla Vodka, Apple Liqueur, Strawberry Schnapps, Coffee Cream et al) but it is also the home of an excellent restaurant and is the starting point for the Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail. Check out their excellent website http://timboondistillery.com.au/ which has a fine photograph of the Trestle Railway Bridge.

 

You all have fun this weekend ....

 

 

 

 

Friday 7th February 2020

Well today we drove the 22km's to Camperdown as you know we have been there before... I like that town it has good shopping...


He ask Carol when does the AFL Football start....

Main street in town of Camperdown... part of the Pacific Highway...


GTS George Taylor's Store it is a real men's shop and a store I like to visit...


A shop here in blue The Bargain Place that's a good shop and worth a visit...


The main street has a nice area in the middle nice green grass....


It is a nice neat town we like shopping here...


In the main street the Hampdem Hotel not the age 1870 - 1910 (not sure why the two dates?)...


Our car Carol has the door open to cool down, the main street has two roads both two way traffic...


A bit odd built 1913 wonder what it started life as. This is the second floor there is a shop on the ground floor...

 

Camperdown another place worth a visit....

 

You all have fun this weekend and take time out to visit someplace and sent us a picture... email rexdun@outlook.com

 

 

 

Thursday 6th February 2020

A day out just up the road with five friends for lunch, we had a really good day...


You may remember last week we called in here at Panmure Hotel today we went back and had lunch with friends...

They have a room for Hi-Tea and a very big collection of crockery have a look below...


Hi-Tea picture taken with my phone...


A really nice room....


What a collection really nice...


Road user's that do not know the rules, near Young NSW from Ian and Pauline...


That is a good picture a real Australian Picture thanks to Ian and Pauline... (I like that picture)...

 

Well that's Thursday a day out but a slow day...

White Cliffs the weather man saying 7 days of rain haha I did see 3days once .... Let's wait and see...

 

Hello and thanks to Ian and Pauline...

 

You all have fun.....

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 5th February 2020

A day at home with the caravan today and most of it in the camp laundry yet we had a big clean up in the van today..

Camp laundry it cost $3.00 a load but they are big washer's, very neat and tidy...


Both those Rainbows a Banimboola . Mitta boys SSedgy and Scotty caught 15 trout this day sinning from boat ising "skinny minno" lures. Redfin are picking up.

 

Ray Gamble and Norm Jones got 13 last week in the 32 to 42 cm range spinning from boat using vibes and soft plastics.

A few other reports of anglers catching 100 redfin with 30 of those keepers [7 inches upwards.] Blue green algae mostly in Bowna arm, Tha alert on algea in Hume Is "GREEN' The strain is noted in the VIc Gov B/G Algae website as not toxic.


Recent Redfin bag out at Purrumbete. Healthy fish

Bernie thanks for the pictures and report...

You all have fun... All the washing done...

 

 

 

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Went for a drive and ended up at Thunder Point just out of Warrnambool the first time we have made a visit to the point and we stayed two hours just watching the water...


Thunder Point Warrnambool...


You are looking due South t the South Pole... It was a good day today 22c... After a cold night 8c last night...


The water was really cold today (I do not swim in the sea..)


Tree roots from years ago now turn to rock that takes million of years...


All they say is "got a chip" no we did not feed them sitting on the point there are 1000s of them ...


Nice picture of this area...


Carol picture today out to the East of the point, nice picture...


Not sure who own the hotel you would have a great view from you room..


The tide out but a nice view from the lookout ...


Same area the Coast Guard sits on the water nice bright paint job...


This boat is for hire if you like to go fishing...


Another nice area down the hill from the point. You can see the cement wall the open sea is around the end of the wall then into open water...

A bad morning but a great afternoon as you can see tonight back at the caravan and we just home from Happy Hour do in the came kitchen...

 

It was a good day... You all have fun...

 

 

 

Monday 3rd February 2020

Cool day and a bit of rain about in Terang today Monday and we went for a drive around town looking at the homes in and around the main street bit of rain about today but all is well...

Terang is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Corangamite and on the Princes Highway 212 kilometres south west of the state's capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Terang had a population of 1,824.

At the 2001 census, Terang had a population of 1,859. The population of Terang has since risen according to the 2011 Census; the population is now 2,348, of which 1,155 are male and 1,193 are female, with the median age being 44.


Most of the older homes have been done up like this one...


It is a very clean town Terang and people look after there homes...


They seem to look after the lawns in all the streets I say 95% of homes are looked after...


I like this my style of home if I every look for one...

 

Would I live here I have been asked, we like it here but for now White Cliffs is home and we have no plans to move...

 

As you can see it is a neat place, one of the reasons we like it here...

 

Hope you like the pictures and have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Today we went for a drive to Peterborough and the Bay Of Island's both part of the Great Ocean Road on the South Coast of Victoria.... We are around 45km's from the caravan..


Sitting up on a lookout for lunch I read about the large number of ships lost at sea in the 1800s all made of wood one bad rock they talk about is the red circle..


I wound the zoom on the camera out, how would you like to hit this rock in a wood ship...


Nice picture of the main Peterborough beach make a nice picture...


It is a nice beach...


Great looking rocks off the Great Ocean Road...


The Bay of Island's it is a nice area to visit at the Warrnambool end of the Great Ocean Road..

You all need to see this area it is worth the trip but we have much more to see...

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Friday 1st February 2020

Today is all about rain, last night we had 34mm of rain and 6mm so far today, so 40mm of rain in the last 22hr's.. Went to the supermarket and to the local monthly market where we had coffee and a bite to eat... A small market but a good one...


The car tells the story rain and more rain it is just fantastic we have not felt rain for a long time I hope they will get a drop in White Cliffs soon...


This was around 2pm today 15.5c the max for today... they it will get to 20c (no way)...


Our garden it is near our caravan, no need to water it today...


Our caravan in the background last rain before christmas we had a slow drip inside so when I read a week ago 60mm of rain I covered the van with a tarp.. This rain we never had a drop of rain inside we are all dry... I will seal the roof when back home (I know now to do it every year)...


The rose is showing it's age, note the rain drops....

Just think we may need a heater on inside the van tonight that's Australia...

 

 

Have fun...