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Phil C is handing in his tow bar..


Greetings all and sundry.

Well the news is that we have to return to strathalbyn to set up for at least 2 years. 2018 will see us do no travel at all as I have ongoing treatments for the skin cancers and arthritis. 2019 we will drive (vanless) to sydney for our Nephews 30th staying in cabins and other accommodations.

The decision was based on family needs (grandchildren) and the need to be closer for our daughters. We both miss these people when we are away for extended periods of time. I guess, if im honest with myself, I dont think I will be able to hitch up and clean up for travel much longer. I am on a health program for vets which included gym workouts with an exercise physiologist, dietitians and physiotherapy. My body is healing a little after years (make that decades) of neglect.

We leave Wallaroo on Monday morning for the last tow. Strath will be the vans final resting place and our permanent home. When we travel it we will be staying in cabins etc or on board a ship.

Keep in contact through facebook, this forum etc. Love to all

PS. My silver hair is now down to the base of my neck.. Im a long haired git lol

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Very best wishes for the future Phil. Chapters close & new ones open, that's how life goes. So long as you're happy mate, life will be good.


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Best of luck with your new adventure Phil and Pam - was great to meet you guys at Pildappa Rock, couple of years ago now - we've all got to be happy with what we are doing, - so enjoy!

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Hi Phil, All the best wishers for the future, take care. Ralph.



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Take it easy out there mate. If truth was known that long hose you rigged up was the problem†biggrin



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Hello philc, i hope everything goes well for you. I have arthritis as well so know how u feel. Good luck. Kind regards. Rocket n strop



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Nothing wrong with handing in your tow bar Phil.

You're lucky to have a safe haven away from living on the road

None of us are immune to what is inevitable.

Best of luck for the future. thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif



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All the best Phil, thanks for your help over †the years.†

Dianne†



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Good luck Phil, always enjoyed your posts and comments.

Regards

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Good luck Phil and take care

Thanks you everything you've done .handshake.gif



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While Phil is chucking in the towel and reading all the complimentary posts, I got to thinking about another regular who seems to be MIA. Whats happened to Macca ?

cheers

BillM



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In ya Phil . Just a little change in lifestyle. All the best to you and family . You‚ve hopefully completed ooops ‚completing‚ your plans and dreams ..

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BillM wrote:

While Phil is chucking in the towel and reading all the complimentary posts, I got to thinking about another regular who seems to be MIA. Whats happened to Macca ?

cheers

BillM


Macka17 got banned due to being VERY offensive.bleh†Miss his minority of great posts.biggrin

Aussie Paul.†smile



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I think a saw him on a seat outside a fast food restaurant ? Lol

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Thanks for the positive comments folks. We will still be traveling but not with the van in tow. If Cindy lets me I will remain on this blog, while technically not a gn

Be good

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Phil, The Driver got to the stage, back in 2012, where health put an end to our caravanning. He just could not deal with the van hitching, set up etc, any more. Hips, lungs, heart issues.
But he missed the travel, after a while, and we bought a fitted out Coaster. He manages this with ease - totally different in terms of loading, setting up etc. Might be food for thought?

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G'day Phil, Anyone who features a great picture taken on the "Nullarbor" on his profile is a great bloke who deserves all the best of luck medically.
The picture makes me a little homesick after spending a number of years driving on "that" road - the old road varied so much during that time. We were spoiled when the bitumen came.

As I heard a couple of "old" blokes in the Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park facilities one morning say when greeting each other - One of them said "Every day I wake up breathing & can see the sun is a great day". So Phil, keep breathing & enjoying the days as they come.

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All the best Phil whatever road you travel. We have enjoyed all your posts just a pity you were a Ford driver.
All the best Landy

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I too have enjoyed your posts that are ALWAYS compliant with the rules of the forum and are delivered in good spirit.

Just because you are no longer pulling a van about the place will not exclude you from our community.

I hope that you continue to post & share your valuable views/opinions with us.

Enjoy the next phase of your life.



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Sad to hear the news Phil, but I guess this is a decision we will all have to face one day. Hope you can settle down and do what you need to do for your health and family. I've learned a lot from your posts over the five years I've been a member of this Forum and particularly enjoyed reading about your Nullarbor trip a little while ago. Good luck, good health and a happy 'retirement' to you both.

Cheers
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Philosophical., lol

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Hi Phil .I am sure you shall now enjoy this next phase of your life .My mate released his towbar at 76 and now travels all the usual routes. He takes 2 chairs and his faithful Waeco so he can chat at the BBQ and partake in happy hour and then retire to his on site cabin ! Simples !Cheers mate and enjoy.



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All the best for the future, Phil

I hope that you stay on the forum, you certainly have plenty to offer the novice members

Hopefully we will cross paths, on the road, if you manage to get into something smaller, without a towbar

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All the best Phil - look after yourself, hopefully you will still be able to fit a bit of nomading in around all the other things life throws at you.

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Hi Phil, all the best for the new way of doing things. You will always have the satisfaction of knowing that you† 'been there - done that'.† So many people will only ever get to dream about it.

Cheers, John.



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All the best Phil.
We watched Cast Away tonight and I loved Tom Hanks comment youve just got to stay alive and keep breathing. You never know what the tide will bring in.
Thanks for all your sensible and informative posts.
Margaret and Ron

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Take care Phil, you will still be posting, and helping others on their way with your knowledge. Looking forward to reading your posts.
Ian.

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