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May 5, 2017 - 5th May, 2017. Armidale

5/5/2017 Armidale Blue sky and sun shining at 7am. What a beautiful morning! I was up early and went for a walk around the caravan park, which is huge. There was fog hanging low over the hills behind the park, and with the sun shining, is was so pretty. Wouldn't you know it - I didn't have the camera with me! I wonder if I can be lucky and there's a repeat tomorrow morning. Ian slept in late - how unusual I hear you say. But he is on the tail end of the cold I passed on to him, so I suppose he does have an excuse - and it is my...

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May 4, 2017 - 4th May, 2017. Armidale

4/5/2017 Armidale Another great touring adventure this afternoon! After a late awakening again to a cold morning, as soon as breakfast was over, we headed down to Target and bought a small heater for the van. A quick sandwich when we got back, then into the car to start this new discovery adventure. A short way out of Armidale, our first stop was at the small Dangarsleigh War Memorial dedicated to WW1 Diggers, erected by A.H.Perrott, whose eldest son was killed at Passchendale Ridge in 1917. It was dedicated on 24th May, 1921. The gateway...

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May 3, 2017 - 3rd May, 2017. Armidale

3/5/2017. Armidale It was cold this morning, so stayed in bed a bit longer - but it was still cold when I got up at 8.30! It was actually marginally warmer outside than inside the van. After doing some chores then looking at maps and deciding which way we'll go when we leave here on Saturday, it was time for an early lunch before we went on our planned drive to look at the waterfalls in the area. The sky has been grey most of the morning, with little bursts of blue appearing momentarily, and sometimes a little sunbeam reaches us. It's...

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May 2, 2017 - 2nd May, 2017. Armidale

2/5/2017 Armidale We slept in till 7.45am - much warmer in bed than out! We did an Armidale Heritage Tour this morning, and I mistakenly thought it started at 9am, so was in a rush to get ready, only to be reminded that it started at 10am. Oh well - that's my mistake for the day! The tour was fantastic. It's a free tour, but donations are welcome, and we had no hesitation in leaving money in the tin. Our driver was friendly and helpful, and the guide named Gloria, a retired school teacher who also set up and ran a private Kindergarten, was...

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May 1, 2017 - May 1st, 2017 Lollback Free Camp - Armidale

1/5/2017 Armidale. Sandie's birthday. Our first thoughts on waking this morning were of Sandie and how blessed we are. She's a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, friend and human being. A young at heart 48 year old!! Happy Birthday Sandie. After the fog lifted, we were greeted with a cool but beautiful sunny morning as we sat outside our vans and had breakfast. The beauty of the day continued as we drove over the Great Dividing Range, with ground ferns, tree ferns, palms, sub tropical foliage, valleys with farm land and rivers running...

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Apr 16, 2015 - Max'n'Me Day 17 + 18

These two days were combined because we could not come up with enough stories of our fictitious travels, while we sit around in Adelaide, drink beer and play video games ;) No, in these two days we had to face the bitter truth that on a road trip there are some days when you will simply not do anything but be on the road, driving and staring at the number of km on the odometer going up. Within these two days we covered the stretch from the outskirts of the Blue Mountain National Park all the way up to Byron bay. We could have been faster...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Armidale

Thursday 18 September Left our comfy spot at Tamworth, after a rather cool morning. Heading for Armidale, we headed for Uralla. Enjoyed morning tea in a park there, and then had a walk around the town. Nice in the sun, but the wind still had quite a chill factor. We are now settled at the Armidale Showgrounds for one night. We have chickened out of an unpowered site, think we might be in for a cold night, and some heating will be very welcome! The wind has dropped a bit, but the chill factor is still very much alive. After lunch, we had a...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Armidale

Armidale, another lovely town. We stayed at a "freedom" camp at the Dumaresq Dam (pronounced Doo-merrick - don't ask me, this is NSW), recommended by Bill and Bron - thanks, best camp yet. It was so quiet and peaceful, hard to remember the hustle and bustle of living in a city. It was quite cold there but with our gas heater and my beanie with bling, scarf and gloves, we survived. Barry even got to wear his new beanie, scarf and gloves, not that he'd let me take a photo of him with them on.

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Jul 30, 2011 - Tamworth,Armidale and Glen Innes

More terible roads and towns that dont really turn any heads. Glen Innes has a touch of Celtic history and a sprinkling of Scots and Welsh names. Left Tamworth to the largest hill going, thought the Iveco would give up trying to pull the 5 plus tonnes, second gear and 25kph did the trick. Lovely country side and very very hilly. then up the Black Mountain near Glen Coe and passed the highest caravan park in Australia. Very cold mornings and evenings, glorious days.

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Oct 17, 2010 - The Waterfall Way - Armidale

Bright and early we headed to Armidale for a two night stay – our last proper stay on this trip. The caravan park was very nice and a little way outside the town so it was quiet and convenient to the Waterfall Way. This road crosses over the divide and carries on to the coast with several National Parks along the way. We only had one day to spend here, the weather had cleared and so we headed up into the ranges to the little village of Ebor, which is half way between Armidale and Coffs Harbour and at the top of the Great Dividing Range....

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May 15, 2010 - Leaving Baramul/Armidale

Yesterday I left Baramul and drove with Tara to Armidale where she lives. It was very strange to drive past the gates for the last time but also exciting to be moving on. Tara lives in a big house on a small property just past Armidale. Her dad is a mechanic and they have about 15 old cars in their backyard. Today we went into Armidale and wandered round a bit, did some shopping. Tara's sister Alice was playing in a netball match at 3 so we went and watched the first two quarters, which brought back some interesting memories of school...

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Feb 7, 2010 - Armidale

Deze voormiddag een 2 uur durende begeleide heritage tocht gemaakt doorheen Armidale met de bus. Armidale is een erg belangrijke stad sinds de spoorlijn er in 1883 de vlotte verbinding met Sydney mogelijk maakte en zodoende het hinterland met heel wat boerderijen, voornamelijk schapen, ontsloot. Het werd ook heel snel het centrum voor onderwijs en men kan er momenteel in een heleboel scholen terecht alsook in de erg uitgebreide campus van de universiteit. Op de bus zat er iemand uit Brisbane wiens zoon hier kwam studeren omdat er hier meer...

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