Sunday, 27 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
As I had more medical appointments to attend in Brisbane we decided not to travel down to Kurmond, west of Sydney in the foot of the Blue Mountains to check out our sit after Sherwood. The price of fuel was the main reason. It was a 1000 k round trip just to say good-day basically. So we spoke to the people on the phone and they were quite happy with that.
We decided to head back to Brisbane via the Coast for a change. We usually stay away from the coastal regions because they are busy,crowded and expensive, but it became quite a good trip.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
We eventually landed in Moree and decided to call it a day. Now, we’ve heard lots of stories about people having troubles with thefts and damage when camping in the area. Fortunately, the Mehi River Caravan Park area gave no indications of anything to worry about. It’s well organised, and well looked after. Having said that, we didn’t push our luck, and only stayed one night. The following picture is a collage of photos Rick took from around the park. There are many amusing murals painted around the place.
Monday, 7 March 2011
This was a great first night spot. There’s still a bit of damage around the area due to the floods (the Condamine came up quite high), but the river has gone down now and the place is quite “campable”. Apparently there are spots all along the river which is used extensively for fishing and small boating. Tomorrow we’re heading towards Goondiwindi and the Newell Highway.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
The reason for this visit to Lawnton Showgrounds was a General Meeting of the Kedron Owners Group Inc. The Committee members for this year had conducted a review of the Constitution which came into play when the group was originally incorporated in late 2009, and made recommendations for some changes. The aim of the changes was to simplify the wording of some of the clauses.
With 20 or so people in attendance, the debate was vocal and “interesting”!! And that’s all I’m going to say about that!
To compensate, both Happy Hour and dinner later at the Pine Rivers Bowls Club were excellent.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Plugging into the power here at Kalbar was a bit of a relief. Monday was still very hot so the air-conditioning came in very welcome. We had a big thunder storm on Monday night which cooled the place down nicely.
It’s a quite pretty spot, just on the northern outskirt of Kalbar. They had some flooding in early January, with the showgrounds going under water, but Harry has got the grounds looking nice now, even though he is a little obsessive about mowing the grass. At $80 / week, it is pretty cheap living, with power and water and two toilet and shower blocks. One is quite old and a little dilapidated, while the other is quite new. Rick spent about 4 hours all up cleaning and scrubbing the old toilet block. It was completely disgusting, and covered in bugs and webs, but is now clean and sweet.
We took a drive out to Lake Moogerah and Maroon Dam, to assess their suitability for camping. Lake Moogerah Caravan Park is quite good for powered and unpowered camping, NOT ON A WEEKEND, but Maroon Dam was pretty decrepit. That’s now crossed off the list.