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Nice'n'icy


Stopped at Guyra enroute †see our Grandies in Tamworth.

Everything in the Van is frozen including the pipes.†

Ice †on the windows and skylights and a few other places lol.

Hubby might listen to me now when I say we should install a diesel heater in the van lol



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Pulled over there for morning tea on one trip.† †Brrrr!† †Freezing & blowing a gale.† Ran from the Tug to the van for a very welcome premade hot coffee & then quickly back to the tug & screwed up the heater.† Will never go back in winter.

I should have known better, because many many years ago (half a century or so) we went up that way shooting rabbits to eat & roos for skins while camping out in the rough.† We slept on the ground all rugged up & with a hip hole of course, under a heavy canvas tarp.† In the morning the tarp would be frozen as stiff as a board with a thick coating of frost.† Reach out for the almost empty scotch/rum bottle for a heart starter.† Eventually got the courage to emerge rugged up in our full length Dry as a Bone or Army Great coat (or both) with a couple of pairs of football socks inside Bloucher Boots plus gloves & beanies/balaclavas, to stoke up a roaring fire and heat up the Rabbit stew / broth & open up another bottle of Bundy to help out the soup & coffee.† †We soon learnt to set up our gear in easy reach under the tarp.† What a way to start the day.† †Got lots of quality Pretty Face skins for sale or home tanning/curing though.



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The New England Tableland certainly gets cold in Winter.

My late Uncle & Auntie used to own/manage a CP in Glen Innes.

We paid them a visit one Winter, it was FREEZING!

We departed Glen Innes one morning & headed down to the coast at Yamba/Iluka.

Beany, gloves & jacket when we left, shorts, T-shirt & thongs by the time we hit the coast.

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Stopped there a couple of times in the last few years. There is a rest area near the CP. A****LE from the park came down and told me I couldn't stay there. I told him where to go. "Fatigue" so sod off.

He did call the cops on me. I showed the policeman my Dashcam showing my start driving time and he went on his way quite happily.

Next time I stayed at the same rest area and never saw him again.

Wouldn't stay at his CP if it was the last one in OZ.

Yes he's running a business but you cannot make people stay in your park if you don't want to.



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Dave reckons we ain't stopping there on the way home.
Says he gonna drive straight through to Brissy.
The Sook

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Few years ago stayed at Guyra free camp. At 3am raised my hand to the camper trailer canvas- ice!!. We packed up and drove through town...minus 7 on our dashboard.

No more canvas for us.

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Lived in Glen Innes for seven years, it does tend to get nippy.



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Yuglamron wrote:

Stopped there a couple of times in the last few years. There is a rest area near the CP. A****LE from the park came down and told me I couldn't stay there. I told him where to go. "Fatigue" so sod off.

He did call the cops on me. I showed the policeman my Dashcam showing my start driving time and he went on his way quite happily.

Next time I stayed at the same rest area and never saw him again.

Wouldn't stay at his CP if it was the last one in OZ.

Yes he's running a business but you cannot make people stay in your park if you don't want to.


†Check on Wiki camps, this† is a 24 Hr stop with a donation. The grub from the CP needs to pull his head in. He must be related to the grub in Murray Bridge who abuses people stopping at the showgrounds.



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Yep tell-em they‚re dreamin !!

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What a mob of sooky-sooky-la-la's!

Cold is good for you! Put some clothes on, and you'll get warm ok!

Hot is bad for you, and you'll get arrested if you take off too much clothing!



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You should get the grandies to come up to your place, Kath - I guess it would still be chilly in the mornings but to them it would be like summer! I won't mention that here in the Kimberleys it's been sunny every day for weeks, temps in the high 20s to low 30s smilesmile



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Good one Joe.lol.

Long list of reasons why we came down.

Me, l love the cold weather.

Would †love to see the Kimberleys †one day.



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Kath, Re Diesel heater,
After an afternoon tea stop, leave the heater on low so when you reach your overnight stop the van is warm and cosy. Plus the 20 minute warm up prior to getting out of bed in the morning.

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Thanks for that tip PeterInSa



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Kaid wrote:

Me, l love the cold weather.

Would †love to see the Kimberleys †one day.


†Yeah, me too!

Kimberleys would be great, if only they weren't so blooming hot most of the time!†biggrin



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Pump is fixed everybody. Turns out it was a fuse.

Thanks for all the advice


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rgren2 wrote:

Lived in Glen Innes for seven years, it does tend to get nippy.


†Lived at Llangothlin from age 5 until the end of High School (OK, I lived in Armidale through High School, but all same same, really!)

Yeah, nippy is appropriate word!

Sister still lives at Ben Lomond - One New Year, we visited, had fireworks on the family property's "big" hill, set to fire to the East.

Bit of an Easterly breeze, and even the locals were rugged up in everything they could find to wear - driza-bone, blankets, multiple jumpers!

The fireworks went off as planned, but the display was well to the West - blooming strong easterly, and cold with it! Never to be forgotten!



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You want to go to Ebor, just up the road. It snowed there while I was there afew years ago.....in February........Caught some nice trout at Styx creek , though.



-- Edited by bill12 on Monday 23rd of July 2018 02:54:03 PM

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Needless to say he won't travel that way again in Winter.
Don't think we can take our doggy into Styx Ckg

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