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Re: Lesgold?s Road Trip
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2023, 07:52:42 am »
The Smithsonian natural history museum is awesome.  By western standards it's close to you.  (If I drive 500 miles west I'm still in Nebraska).
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« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2023, 09:48:09 pm »
Last day on the dinasour trail. We went to the Age of the dinasour museum in Winton for a series of talks about what happened in this area almost 100 million years ago. An interesting series of footprints formed in a mud bog during that time showed evidence of footprints and marks made by turtles, crocodiles and other extinct animals. Some of the prints were huge and gave an idea of the size of some of the creatures. The museum is located on a jump up with the surrounding plains positioned about 75m below the plateau.

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« Reply #142 on: July 17, 2023, 07:52:02 pm »
We have been camping at a location called Theresa Creek Dam. It?s only a small distance from the gold fields so the lure of the yellow has me excited. Started looking at some old gold Omer workings. A few hours later and the first piece popped out. The next few days will be spent chasing gold and exploring some new ground.

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« Reply #143 on: July 23, 2023, 12:23:42 am »
We had about a week in the Clermont area and have hit the road again heading for the east coast. The prospecting was hard. Long grass made the task a real challenge. I eventually gave up and decided to spend more time around the camp enjoying the scenery and pleasant company.

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« Reply #144 on: July 23, 2023, 09:29:40 am »
Might have been hard work, but nice find Les..
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« Reply #145 on: July 24, 2023, 11:53:56 pm »
Finally hit the east coast again and stayed near the township of 1770. It was good to see the ocean again.

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« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2023, 06:05:45 pm »
Heading south now. In a few days we will be back in our home state of New South Wales. We are currently staying in the hinterland west of Noosa Heads. Pretty country will nice beaches. It?s a popular spot with people everywhere. We will visit a local market this morning. It will be interesting to see if there is any honey being sold at this location.

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« Reply #147 on: July 30, 2023, 12:48:45 pm »
More beauty and more interesting comments to go along with it Les. This has been a wonderful trip! Thanks for taking us along!

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« Reply #148 on: August 02, 2023, 10:53:34 pm »
Thanks Phillip.

We are now less than 1000km from home. Currently we are camped in a National Park next to a beach. The weather is generally good with most days around 22 degrees. Nights are also quite good with temperatures dropping to about 12 degrees C. This is one of the best parks that we have stayed in. Plenty of space is provided and fires are permitted. The township of Minnie Waters is isolated from the main tourist areas and has a warm and friendly appeal. We have really enjoyed our time here.

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« Reply #149 on: August 02, 2023, 11:45:33 pm »
Beautiful trip. I have enjoyed all that you have posted.  Thank you!
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« Reply #150 on: August 03, 2023, 08:17:58 am »
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I have also enjoyed following your trip. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #151 on: August 03, 2023, 10:20:36 pm »
Thanks guys. Just a couple of days to go before we move south. This will be the last bush camp for us. From now on it will be caravan parks for us until we get home. The bigger towns and cities are getting closer. This is our current camp site. I had to move the van this morning as we weren?t getting enough sun to run the solar. I can almost hear the bees buzzing and asking for some attention. In the next couple of days we will pass through the varroa outbreak area that continues to slowly expand. My hope is that they can eradicate the beast but I?m not very confident.

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« Reply #152 on: August 03, 2023, 11:14:42 pm »
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My hope is that they can eradicate the beast but I?m not very confident.

My hope is yours Les. At this point I'm not very confident either...

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« Reply #153 on: August 04, 2023, 12:07:08 pm »
I agree with everyone, it's been so fun to see all the pictures from your trip, Les.  Thanks for bringing us all with you!  :happy:
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« Reply #154 on: August 04, 2023, 08:15:06 pm »
Thanks Reagan. We haven?t even scratched the surface on relation to what can be seen in Australia. At least you were able to see some of the scenery that?s on offer here.

Jumped out of bed early this morning for a fish on the beach. Was happy to come home with tonight?s dinner. Two bream and a whiting will make a lovely meal on the campfire tonight.



 

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« Reply #155 on: August 06, 2023, 10:23:02 pm »
With rain approaching we headed a bit further south to stay at a free overnight camp in a small town called Macksville. Quite often small towns provide some free camping to travellers so that they will spend some money in the community. This is a great idea for the more remote areas of Australia. We camped on the Nambucca River before moving on this morning. It was a pleasant, peaceful spot.

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« Reply #156 on: August 06, 2023, 10:33:19 pm »
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Quite often small towns provide some free camping to travellers so that they will spend some money in the community.

That is a good idea ..

How was the fish dinner the other night?

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« Reply #157 on: August 08, 2023, 05:04:49 am »
The fish was really good Phillip. Wrapped in foil and cooked over an open fire. The fish was moist, tender and quite tasty. I use a homemade fire pit that was made from an old 9kg gas bottle. Some places don?t allow open fires unless you have a way of keeping the fire off the ground. I have a new improved design in mind that I will build when I get home.

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« Reply #158 on: August 08, 2023, 05:30:13 am »
We are currently in a coastal town called Port Macquarie. It is a tourist destination renowned for its climate, beautiful scenery, restaurants and pretty beaches. If I recall correctly, about 10 years ago it was in the top 10 places in the world as a desirable place to live. We are really doing it tough at the moment. Here is a picture from the cafe that served us brunch this morning. We will head to Sydney (the big smoke) in a few days.

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« Reply #159 on: August 08, 2023, 08:17:44 am »
The fish was really good Phillip. Wrapped in foil and cooked over an open fire. The fish was moist, tender and quite tasty. I use a homemade fire pit that was made from an old 9kg gas bottle. Some places don?t allow open fires unless you have a way of keeping the fire off the ground. I have a new improved design in mind that I will build when I get home.

Glad y'all enjoyed it. We love our fish done over an open fire or in a smoker. We sprinkle Chef Pauls' Seafood Magic on the Olive Oil coated fish, laid in a tray with a thin layer of Olive Oil on the bottom of the tray. It comes out moist, tender, and tasty as well! I would like to see what you have in mind Les in your new design when the time is right. You always come up with good stuff!

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