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Oct 6, 2018 - A day at the zoo

I’m not so sure about keeping animals in Zoos. I know without them some will soon, like the Thylacine, be extinct but the animals at Dubbo Zoo are no longer wild, they have become conditioned and have their own sense of time and just prior to their keeper arriving they pace along the entry point eager to meet the public. Today I was indeed lucky to photograph a stampede of Giraffe all jockeying for position to be fed carrots by eager school kids. Anyway I guess without captive breeding a lot of animals whose habitat interferes with mans...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Dubbo in due time.

Ok so lets try out this new notebook. I do hope my son approves, its a silver slimline HP X2 Detachable that I purchased at Officeworks for the bargain price of $324 after negotiating it down from $488 Its a rather neat little package with 4GB ram and 64GB e+mc2 solid state storage upgraded to 125Gb flash storage. Only thing is I need my USB hub to read cards and stuff as there is only 1 USB port... Not so keen on the version of word that came with it insists on having a net connection and saving to the cloud... I’ll soon fix that.... The...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Arrived in Dubbo.....

A nice drive today along the Newell Hwy…. It’s been a while since I have done it and things have greatly improved with the addition of the Average Speed Cameras. I remember the days when you would be doing 110kmh and passed by Bi Doubles as if you were standing still but the traffic was much more sedate today – I did not have to use the horn once or hurl abuse at another driver… There are still some very foolish drivers out there though who even though its pouring rain don’t turn on their lights (it uses more petrol one once told me) far...

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Mar 29, 2018 - Easter Weekend UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Well we are back on the road after shall we say a very unfortunate but eventful 3 weeks. We initially left our friends a day early from south of Wollongong and headed home due to the imminent demise of a very dear friend at home. We made it home on Thursday 1st March and saw our friend on the Friday. He sadly passed away Saturday morning. Then started a series of problems that left us home for 3 weeks. On the Saturday afternoon Marco suffered another pneumothorax (a small hole in the lung lining) not bad enough for hospitalisation...

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Sep 24, 2016 - To Dubbo

Left caravan park and picked up some bits and pieces to fix the leaking connection on the motorhome at Bunnings before heading to the Giant Golden Guitar museum and information centre. Went to the wax museum and saw some excellent replicas of Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan and all the old timers such as Tex Morton. It was excellent. Drove on and had lunch at Gunnedah before heading through Coonabarabran and Gilgandra to arrive at Dubbo. Fixed the leak on the motorhome and sat back for a nice afternoon in the sun!

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Sep 23, 2016 - Moree to Dubbo

Yesterday, I looked at options for going home & have pretty much decided to pull the pin on this trip because there are so many roads closed due to flooding & so many places I can’t get to. I’ll just go home along the Newell, I think unless the weather improves dramatically. I decided that Moree to Dubbo was a reasonable days drive so I booked into the park there & took off about 9:00am. An uneventful drive & I had booked a drive-thru site at Dubbo so I didn't even need to unhook the car which makes it easy for an early start tomorrow.

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Mar 1, 2015 - Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

20th Feb to 1st March Arrived Glenn Innes overnighted and then onto Mother of Ducks Lagoon. Too muddy so we went to Uralla rest area. From there we went via Tamworth, then Premer and arrived at Terramungamine Reserve where we stayed two days. This is just out of Dubbo. On 1st March we went to the zoo and then drove thru to Cassilis were we have stayed for 3 days killing time before the Eagles Concert. Wonderful quite spot with good amenities but no water.

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May 29, 2014 - Cold nights are the pits

The last couple of nights the temperature has dropped to 4 & 5 degrees. The days are fine, but a lot cooler than the 25/26 we were getting used to. It struggled to get to 18 today. Dubbo is where we are tonight. We will leave here and head for Tamworth on Saturday. Ann & Harry Wilson arrived in Tamworth today, and we will join them once more on Sat. There are 5 bowling clubs in Tamworth, so we should get to play a couple of games somewhere. I think Lyn & Harry Flynn are heading home to WA. It is hard to cope when you have got one hand in...

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May 13, 2014 - Dubbo, NSW, AUS

We left town, reversing direction and retracing our path south for 50 miles. We continued on south but the road was still flat. And dry. Some trees, more brush, eventually the occasional sheep. A town every 100 kilometers. Highlight of the day? Sighting a dozen emu, several quite near the road. All in all, just a "get through it" drive. Dubbo, our destination, is a large city but we didn't have time for exploring. Our campground was very nice and the walkable Dubbo Club (RSL-like) provided an excellent dinner.

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Apr 23, 2014 - Terramungamine Reserve

23/04 – We decided to stop over in a caravan park this time, it was council run, only small which held only 9 powered sites. Three of us were in for the night. Through the night there were a couple of blood curdling screams over the road which send both of scurrying out to see what was happening but could see nothing. The next morning we walked into town to the post office and noticed there was a mental hospital in the next street. Cudall, small with a lot of closed shops. 24/04 –25/04 Terramungamine Reserve, just out of Dubbo was an...

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Apr 27, 2013 - Terramungamine Reserve - Dubbo

27th Waking up to a cool but sunny morning it is time to up camp and move on. After saying goodbye to Firefly and Bret once again thanking them for a great meal last night. It is time for us to hit the road. A big drive today travelling 70 kms to Dubbo. We arrived and set up at Terramungamine. A free camp 11 kms out of Dubbo beside the Macquarie river. Home for two nights. 28th A cool morning to start the day but the sun warmed us up very quickly. After breakfast of bacon,eggs and mushrooms on the balcony with Blu and Elaine we start to...

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Dec 4, 2012 - Mount Panorama Race Track and the Western Plains Zoo

This morning our first stop was Mount Panorama just on the edge of town. Since the race track is a public road you can drive around it (doing the speed limit) so we did. Dad had first lap and we all noticed how steep the road is, especially at the cutting and Reid Park on the way up (incredibly steep), Across the top the views back down into the valley and of Bathurst are brilliant while the drop across the Esses and the Dipper on the way down is also incredibly steep gradient. Then it was down Conrod Straight. The only difference between...

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