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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Lakeside Camp Ground Purnong Xmas


Here we go again camping at Lakeside...Monday 24th till Saturday the 29th Dec..can't believe its been 12 months almost to the day since we were last here...Last time we were alone..this time we shared it with 40 others and 10 dogs....


We purchased a gazebo for shade..it was very well used..as there wasn't much available as the area was full





Well where shall we go next.......Australia Day weekend will be here quickly before we know it??

Till then have a HAPPY and safe NEW YEAR 2013

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Goldstream Group

Thursday the 6th Dec we headed to Glenpatrick Common near Ararat Victoria
We arrived on sunset set up what we could and spent time chatting to a couple with a Goldstream Crown caravan.
The idea of the weekend was a get together of Goldstream caravan owners and see all the different types available. It was fantastic that the Goldstream Boys... Russel and Ian came..they helped many with questions etc..and handed out some freebies .....Russel also brought a new van to show off their new colour scheme they were introducing.
I'm not sure on exact numbers but I think there were around 21 vans there.
Glenpatrick is a good size camping area with a shelter and flushing toilets..free or a donation



new van colouring
 
 
before you knew it ..it was Monday the10th and time to pack up and take the 8hour trip back home
 
 



Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Black Cockatoo Bush Camp

Yes we were back there Friday 28th September till Tuesday the 2nd October
Just us and 60 sheep.....actually there were over 80 other people but you wouldnt known it

 
The place was so green normally its so dry
 
 
 
Nearly all our cooking was done on a brazzier I made...kept us warm at night too
 
 
 
We probably be back New Year.....not sure yet
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Narrung Again

Yes... we went back to Narrung this weekend...left home Friday the 24th and came home Monday 27th.
We actually had the area to ourselves..
Friday the sky was dark and there was a strong WSW wind so we parked by a row of trees to act as a windbrake...which worked well till Monday when the wind direction changed and almost blew our awning off..

 
 

Sunsets were spectacular.....



Ofcourse the view of the Lighthouse was great curtain times of the day


This is the second time we been here free camping this year....what a great spot on the Coorong SA

more pics        Narrung240812



 

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Princess Royal Station

On Friday the 18th May we headed north to Burra SA to a sheep/cattle Station called Princess Royal with a Campertrailer Group and spent the weekend exploring the area..and headed out to Red Banks Con Park
just to get to the camping area was a 8klm drive from the main gate enterance to the shearing shed shearers quarters



Rob who runs the Group from NSW was special guest


Red Banks were spectacular was worth the trip out there...we will go back there soon

We headed home Monday the 21st ...it was great seeing old faces and meeting new ones

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Red Banks

Monday, 30 April 2012

Narrung on the Coorong SA

On the 25th of April we headed down to the Coorong..free camping at Narrung at the Narrung Jetty Reserve..there are flushing toilets and areas you can have a campfires and also there's a shelter too


We set up camp in amongst the trees sheltering from the storms that came through daily


The lake view was incredible..changing with the weather


We met some great people while there and will put this place on our "Do it again" list
We headed home Sunday 29th April

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Monday, 23 April 2012

UWE Crystal Brook

Members from several Forums got together at Crystal Brook Caravan Park 20th- 22nd April
was over 21 vans there..fund raising over the weekend supported the Crystal Brook CFS



Happy Hour

Mick hosted another great weekend

We all had such a great time.......we will be back next year

more pics

http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/Smokeydk2/CaravanGroup/UWECrystalBrook0412/



Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Campertrailer Easter Meet

Thursday 5th April we headed down to Black Cockatoo Bush Camp...to spend Easter with Members
Apart from the weather we had a great time with some 13 couples...
Camp fire being the highlight of the day..
Sunday was spent 4x4'n the Little Desert NP..I learnt a lot ......very surprised with where we got with the pajero.being our first real experience 4x4'n.....even though.we were ribbed by some Nissan owners LOL
Back home Tuesday afternoon the 10th..........I think we brought half of Victoria home with us in the pajero


Lunch was by a almost dry lake

Mt Moffat



more pictures:

http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/Smokeydk2/CampingTrips/BlackCockatooCTMeet0412/

Next trip is Crystal Brook on the 20th April

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Lameroo Caravan Park



Adelaide Cup weekend we headed out to the Mallee...checking areas to bush camp but ended up at the Caravan Park at $21 a night powered site


What a lovely little Park....green grass to park on......clean unisex toilets & showers


The Park was empty most of the weekend


A nice BBQ area too overlooking a man made lake...Lake Roberts




We would recommend staying at this little Caravan Park on your trip over the boarder


More pictures here

http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/Smokeydk2/CampingTrips/Lameroo0312/

Monday, 30 January 2012

Australia Day Weekend

Not sure exactly where to go camping we did a search on the internet and found Murrayville Caravan Park...just over the SA/Vic boarder.
It was a Council run Park with very clean and tidy showers and toilets....and laundry..$10 a night powered site....was well worth the 320klm trip there

 





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Contact Person: Lorraine Yard
Phone Number: (03) 5095 2126
Mobile Number: 0439 952 126
Location Address: Reed Street, Murrayville VIC 3512
Located up the main street of the town and just past the swimming pool, the Murrayville Caravan Park is possibly the most peaceful, cheapest and greenest caravan park in Australia. It is equipped with 8 powered sites and numerous un-powered sites where campers can spread out and enjoy the open spaces. The ablution block was recently upgraded in February 2007 thus the shower and toilet amenities are new and very sufficient. In the future, we hope to have two on-site cabins available for hire.
Facilities: Barbeque, Water Supply, Large Rigs Accepted, Pets Allowed, Power, Showers & Toilets

On the edge of the Park is a Public Pool...Open between 2pm and 6pm dayly at $2.80pp was great on those hot days


We both enjoyed it greatly


We went for a stroll through the town..very old but very tidy...the parks and info center were beautiful....lots of public toilets around



We left on Sunday.........Yes it was well worth the trip there...met a great SA couple that have been on the road 4 years...they spend a lot of time camped there.

More pictures here:   http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/Smokeydk2/CampingTrips/Murrayville012012/

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Black Cockatoo Bush Camp 2011/12

On Thursday 29th December we headed to our favourite Camp Ground which is about 13klm north of Naracoorte SA SE by ourselves this time.



Theres a Dam in the middle of camp area.great for yabbies




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It was very hot here....most days the temp in the van was over 40c...we were pleased that our friends from Naracoorte invited us to visit their AC home in the evenings....


6:35am Monday we headed home...it was a hot trip home......the closer we got to Adelaide the greater the wind...we used more fuel in 30klm than we did for rest of the trip

Home safe and now where to go Aust Day weekend...Hmmmmmmm!!!

Lakeside Camp Ground yet again

Yes we are back yet again...this time by ourselves.....Friday December 23rd till Monday the 26th December 2011


When we arrived a young couple with 2 small children were there waiting for the RAA to tow their vehicle and caravan away...the vehicles gearbox packed up ..they were travelling Oz....coming from south of Perth WA


It was a very hot weekend......only consulation was we had the Lake to cool off in

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Some great sunrises