August 2017

User: jenmaryb
Dates: 6 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 3 days

Holiday for Aunties 90th birthday

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 15:34

This was the puppies when we got home last night! Today we have cleaned out the bus, done the washing and got the bus ready for our next trip which will be in a months time to Milawa with Brian and Jan. Can't wait.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 5:34 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:26

Last break like the first with the munchkins!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 6:26 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 15:15

Last fuel for the trip! Been a good one.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 14:31

A cool old bridge! Hang on, it's the same cool old bridge! This is the other side of it!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 13:21

Happy dance time! Our 2500 cache finally! Only took 2 years for our first 2000 and then two years for our next 500. Mainly because we lived in places we cached out and with the move and settling into a new job we had little time for caching. But we are on our way to 3000 finally. Great lunch stop too!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 3:21 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:55

Who knew there was so much to see and do in Mathoura! It's always been that little forgotten town you pass through on the way to Deni! Got to come back here for a week I think! This was the Reed Bed Bird hide. Magnificent.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:20

Well we had a glorious time here at the Edward River. Saw more of the surrounds than we planned when Mickey went chasing Roos last night, but all in all a lovely stay.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 17:25

Just couldn't make it to the Murray to camp so had to settle for the Edward River. Don't you feel sorry for us!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 7:25 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:34

Conargo billabong. Good spot to let the dogs out! And there is a cache of course!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 5:34 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:27

A stop for a very clever cache! Can you see it!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 5:27 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 14:18

Snack and a cache! Got to love the Cache Keeper! Please sir, may I have the cache!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 4:18 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:21

Coleambally, N.S.W newest town Officially opened 1968! Lunch and a play for the dogs. Can you believe it, no caches here!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 2:21 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:08

Didn't get far before stopping for our first cache. They will be few and far between today until we make the border. Freezing cold -4 at 8am!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 1:08 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 16:54

A pleasant evening spent with Uncle Peter.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 6:54 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 14:31

Cootamundra Wattle at Cootamundra! And a cache of course!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:44

Lunch stop after doing the Harry Potter power trail. We had fine weather until we did the last cache of the series and then down it came! Drove through some good rain. 19 caches so far today! Look like making our 2500 easily before we get home.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 2:44 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 11:42

Impressive places you find caching. A Castle near Young NSW

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 1:42 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 9:37

Look, a dummy! Mine! Dogs enjoying a break at Cowra.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 7:03

The good puppies! At the start of the trip we had to lock the puppies up when we ate or else we would lose our food. Not anymore. Mickey goes to bed and Rosie knows she has to stay on the engine bay with Lindsay. Makes meal times much less hassle!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 17:10

Cundumbul, our camp for the night.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 15:33

Caching on the way to Wellington

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 5:33 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 14:34

Stopped to visit Pluto but his cache was missing!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 4:34 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 12:00

Quick stop at Premer for lunch where Lindsay was greatly admired! Reckon we could have sold her if we wanted too!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 2 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 10:11

On the road again first stop the Australian Railway Monument at Werris Creek. There are five of these weird railway dudes! A Fettler, a Shunter, a Gatekeeper, Stationmaster, Fireman and this one, the Flag Lady. And of course a cache!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:03

Birthday dinner with the family at the Longyard hotel.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 13:24

Well we walked 13.5kms today, saw lots of birds, found 10 caches, 8 traditional, 1 multi and 1 puzzle, and are now very tired. This is us celebrating Richard's birthday with Smokey Dawson!

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 3:24 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 8:58

The repairs continue with the help of a little apprentice!

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 14:01

Operation repair is underway. Few little niggles in the bus; leaky shower, dicky battery, stretched alternator belt and a few screws lose! Soon to be all fixed thanks to my good fella and his brother.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 4:01 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:41

Home for the next few nights. Dogs are enjoying having a yard to play in and we've done a major wash! Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Both down to shirt sleeves!

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 12:41 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 15:56

Last cache for the day as we want to get to Tamworth tonight.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 5:56 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 14:27

Cache, walk, lunch! What else do you think we did! Cache was a bolt on the bridge! Thankfully easier than expected!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 4:27 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:38

Found a few caches in Waralalda! 😄This being a house at the old brick works.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 2:38 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 11:24

Another cache, another pretty view. Nancy Coulson Lookout!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 10:33

Stopped for a cache at Ezzy's Reserve on the Gwydir River. What a treat!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 9:56

Two days camping at the Pally Mud Trials! Unreal

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 16:17

Cuppa break on the way to Moree. And a cache of course!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 6:17 a.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 13:22

This is what you do with old VWs! Sculpture just out of the Ridge!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 3:22 a.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 10:24

Black Hand mine and Gallery. Fabulous place! This is the artist at work. All hand carved into the wall with pick, butter knife and steelo!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 8:36

Bush camp at Lightning Ridge! Otherwise known as an unpowered caravan park site! But it was nice and walking distance to the thermal pools which soaked away some of my aches from my fall in West Wyalong.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 15:16

A lonely cache, at a lonely grave, on a lonely plain, on a lonely road.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 5:16 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 14:54

Big mob of juvenile emus. Seen heaps!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 4:54 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 13:47

I could be rude and ask, "what grass?" A stop in Walgett's "primitive camping area!" Looks like we are revisiting the places our aunts and uncles first started work. Yesterday it was Nevertire where Aunty Mary began teaching, today its Walgett where Uncle Peter first started as an electrical apprentice 77 years ago!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 3:47 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 13:08

Not the worlds most brilliant photo but here is an emu and his chicks!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 3:08 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 11:38

It isn't just grain silos they paint around here!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 11:29

Lovely spot along side the Castlereagh River to stretch the legs and walk the dogs!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 1:29 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 10:10

Another TSR, another mob of cattle!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:53

Enjoying the Macquarie River.

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 6:53 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:45

Another beautiful campsite. This one by the Macquarie River

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 6:45 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:05

Nevertire! Where Aunty started her teaching career. Quick stop for a photo and a cache!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 6:05 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 15:14

Some of the lovely country we are caching in today along the Bogan Way!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 5:14 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 13:22

We got as close as we could but no cigar!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 3:22 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 10:23

On a TSR much to Lindsay's delight!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 10:18

Off again today. Puppies were very pleased to see us and have settled nicely into the travel routine again.

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:53

Celebrating Aunty's 90th birthday. Lunch at the Chinese Restaurant with a few friends and Uncle Peter (92).

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 2:53 a.m.

Monday 14 Aug 2017 12:31

Trip to see the Weethalle silo art. Very impressive!

Posted: Aug. 14, 2017, 2:31 a.m.

Sunday 13 Aug 2017 11:17

Church at St Barnabas West Wyalong. Good to catch up with folk we haven't seen for a while.

Posted: Aug. 13, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 18:35

Here in West Wyalong for the big celebration. Dinner tonight with Aunty who is in good form!

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 14:19

After a morning caching it was lunch at Coolamon.

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 4:19 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 10:56

Fabulous place is Lockhart. Full of amazing sculptures like this one. And lots of caches!

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 9:14

Had a brilliant night here in Lockhart. Great little town with a lovely cheap caravan park to enjoy by the creek! This little fellow had breakfast with us. Off to do part of a power trail today!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 12:58

Perfect lunch spot! BBQ, river, shade (yes Victorians it's sunny and warm up here!) loos and the obligatory cache!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 2:58 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 9:50

I found a stick mum! Lindsay enjoying the Murray!

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 9:44

The obligatory nights camp by the Murray! Well obligatory if your travelling north with me! Lovely night! Beautiful morning.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 12:49

While waiting to have lunch we played spot the dunny! There were five dunnnies painted on this mural!

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 2:49 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 17:35

Home for the night! Whroo historic precinct.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 15:47

A cool bridge we encountered during our drive.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 5:47 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 14:43

Introducing the pups to geocaching. Rosie is a natural!

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 4:43 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 12:13

After a couple of days at home we set off for West Wyalong. First stop was Solder On electronics to pick up a power inverter! Really it was!

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 2:13 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 18:18

Birthday celebrations with the Ballarat Geocaching mob! Happy Birthday me!

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Sunday 6 Aug 2017 16:59

Just what we all need. A feed and a fire. Camping at home for about three nights before heading north.

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 6:59 a.m.

Sunday 6 Aug 2017 15:17

We're off! After the last service for the day this adventure Sunday we are now officially on leave.

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 5:17 a.m.

August 2017

User: jenmaryb
Dates: 6 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 3 days

Holiday for Aunties 90th birthday

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