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Jan 19, 2015 - Narrabri

Hello all, I arrived in Narrabri at about 2pm today. There is a huge park behind the information centre, practically in the middle of town, where one can stay, idefinitely as far as I can tell. You can see in the photos how pretty it is. There is no power or water, so i guess you can stay only while you have water in the tanks, but you can use your generator I suppose. I will be staying here for the next 3 nights then going 20ks to Edgeroi for my house sit. The Australia Telescope Compact Array is here so I will be having a look at that...

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Jan 13, 2015 - The Dish

Under cloudy skies we left Forbes but before we left we fueled up with the cheapest fuel so far on the trip. Just outside of Parkes we pulled into 'the dish' - the huge radio telescope. We only intended to have a quick visit but spent close to 2 hours there. Really interesting place - cafe was a bit too expensive though. On the road again as we travelled through Dubbo to pull up for some lunch at Gilgandra before travelling through Coonobarabon to arrive at Narrabri for the night. Threatened to rain all the way but nothing so far.

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Sep 10, 2014 - At Narrabri

Wednesday 10 September Set off about 9.30am after a bit of a slow start to the day. Not much sleep was had during the night due to a very very windy and wild front. That's our first experience of a rocking van all night, and listening to wind gusts which were a bit unbelievable. Then throw in a thunderstorm at 3.15am making for a very unpleasant night. Of course it all died down when it was time to get up for the day! The day certainly improved for us, and our first stop was Sawn Rocks after a very pretty drive. They have done a lot of work...

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Sep 9, 2014 - At Narrabri

Tuesday 9 September Not a lot to report today. Had a nice morning around town checking out shops etc. Quite a nice town with usual shops, and a lot who have closed up too. Had a very restful afternoon, did a bit of reading and some craft. Had a walk around the show grounds, and that is about all for the day. Light rain had been predicted, which didn't look like coming at all. Just had the wind which was very strong from early morning, and the awning has been rolled up all day. Most of last night's campers moved on, and there is a new lot...

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Sep 8, 2014 - Lightning Ridge to Narrabri

Monday 8 September Left Lightning Ridge at 9am heading south to Walgett, having a quick stop just south of the caravan park for a photo shoot of Stanley the Emu made from parts of a VW Beetle, and he stands 18m high.Thought we would have a break in Walgett, but after a drive through the town, decided the best thing would be to keep driving, hoping to find a rest spot along the way. That didn't happen, so we had to continue on to Burren Junction. Not much there, but did find a little shop to have a bite to eat. The free camp at Burren...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Yarrie Lake

26/04 – Driving through this country is lovely and green at the moment. They have had some good rains. The farmers are seeding already and there are cute lambs everywhere. Mendooran Reserve is a large area in Mendooran, this town is purely sheep and wheat, a lovely pub on the corner but not much else, Its name to fame is that it is the oldest town on the Castlereagh River. This area is really looked after with the council coming every day to clean toilets and pick up rubbish, it gets busy too. Some young ya hoos pulled in late afternoon and...

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Dec 5, 2012 - Bikes around the zoo

We arrived at the Western Plains Zoo just as they opened the gates. After much deliberation, we decided to hire 4 push bikes to ride - off we set and about 4 hours later we arrived back at the start ready for some lunch. The bikes were a great way to see the park - you could ride on all these cross paths right up to the enclosures. We saw a range of animals including - rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, zebras, bison, monkeys, gibbons, otters (plus many more). We did not see a hippo as they were underwater! However the best display were the...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Narrabri

Episode 4 of 9 – Yeppoon to Port Augusta Goondiwindi to Narrabri Narrabri is 4004kms from Dunsborough. The Macintyre River at Goondiwindi is the border between Queensland and New South Wales and once we crossed the river the road conditions improved marginally. No potholes this time, but still very bumpy. The scenery was once again either farming or bushland all the way and hence pretty boring. Like Goondiwindi, we had visited this town earlier in January as part of our “run” to Melbourne. Narrabri itself is quite a sizeable town, with some...

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Living the Dream

Feb 1, 2011 - Narrabri

Goondiwindi to Narrabri The Macintyre River at Goondiwindi is the border between Queensland and New South Wales and once we crossed the river we had to adjust our watches forward by an hour, due to NSW having daylight saving. As if I’m not old enough – now they pinch an hour from me - bastards!!! Once in NSW the road conditions improved and most of the road to Narrabri was acceptable, although numerous parts were still being repaired after the floods. Considering Queensland claims to be the "engine room of Australia", they obviously don’t...

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Living the Dream

Apr 21, 2008 - 21st April, Narrabri

Monday 21st April....woke up to another brisk morning...time to start headin' north. Had another look during the night for the "critters" that were making the weird growling noises.....nothing to be seen. Packed and pulled out of the park at 9, and after a brief stop in town headed out towards Parkes. About 40kms out stopped for a cuppa and to watch a very long straggling mob of sheep being shifted along the road verge. Lots of young lambs trying to keep up with mum. After 5 or 10 minutes the farmer appeared in his ute with 2 sheep dogs....

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Jan 13, 2006 - Tamworth

Vrijdag 13/1 Vanmorgen optijd opgestaan en moest Marc de auto uittrekken want hij had weer last van z'n nek. Zijn het centrum ingegaan, hebben een internetcafe opgezocht waar ik 3 uur achter de computer heb gezeten om onze achterstand in te halen.Voordat we weg gingen vroegen we aan de eigenaar of er een masseur in de buurt zat omdat we maandag naar Leconfield gaan en het zou jammer zijn als Marc door z'n nek niet mee kan doen. Echt heel toevallig zat er een vrouw in het cafe die samen met haar man een praktijk aan huis hebben, ze belde...

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Jul 9, 2005 - Pick a bale of cotton!

I write from the little town of Wee Wee, population 2,000. Located 7 hours northwest of Sydney, Wee Waa is the cotton capital of Australia. Carl's family has a 6,000 acre farm, and for the past few days I have been living the country life. I have driven a tractor, zoomed around on an ATV, driven a car through a foot of mud, shot a rifle and a shotgun, enjoyed the southern sky (more stars than the eyes can comprehend), and of course, eaten a lot of meat! It is just past the harvest here, so the land in mostly bare, but it is a strangely...

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