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Sep 8, 2016 - Lake Keepit - Just Relaxing

Thursday 8th Lake Keepit – Just Relaxing Well today was a very lazy day enjoying the beautiful surroundings ,it really is a delightful place. After reading a couple of books , having plenty of coffee tea and chats we went for a walk around the area , it is very pleasant place to see with the green grass and many coloured wild flowers growing on the ground, the large lake, not to miss the birds of all types surrounding us .

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New South Wales 2016

Sep 7, 2016 - at Lake Keepit

Wednesday 7th Sept - at Lake Keepit What a beautiful place this is. We are just relishing the sun and the rest. One plus for the 2 Rons staying here at Lake Keepit is the constant presence of gliders being towed into the sky. The gliding club is just round the lake a little way. We believe they do half hour flights for tourists for the princely sum of $200. A bit out of our league unfortunately. The day has passed rapidly but there is time for a walk late in the afternoon, what a great place to slow down. A special treat was seeing Red Rump...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Lake Keepit

Wednesday 7th Beautiful Lake Keepit On our drive here yesterday we were treated to some Canola fields looking like wonderful fields of gold amongst the very green cultivated fields. Even little wild flowers growing alongside the roads. Lake Keepit is a dam west of Tamworth and the surrounding area is a beautifully kept, spotlessly clean camping areas including “Glamping Tents” an amazing camp kitchen that includes a fire place and all kitchen appliances , Tennis courts, Volley Ball courts, Sailing Club, Fishing club. Luckily our caravans...

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New South Wales 2016

Sep 6, 2016 - Lake Keepit after Myall Ck

Tuesday 6th September - Delungra to Lake Keepit We had one of our earliest departures today, having remained hitched up overnight……i.e. we left at 9.40am.. Another coldish night but a sunny day dawned. Heading off with our little wagons, we stopped at Myall Creek Massacre Memorial. It was sobering to be reminded of this terrible occurrence in which 28 indigenous people were murdered in an unprovoked attack by local stockmen but also to learn that for the first time “whites” were held accountable for what they had done and as a result seven...

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Jan 18, 2015 - Tamworth

Hello all, Baby Girl had a tumour, which had grown quite a lot since it was discovered by the vet in Alstonville. At the end she was in pain and there was nothing that could be done. She was 19 which is pretty good for a cat. It's a bit lonely now with no-one to talk to, but I daresay it will get better with time. Thank you to all who emailed or rang. Attended my first markets as a stall-holder today. Didn't do too bad, considering that the Tamworth Country Music Festival is on and the streets are lined with stalls, I would say there are...

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Jan 13, 2015 - Tamworth

Hello all, Well yesterday was a bit stressful. got to the air-con place at 7.30am, the guy hummed and harred a bit and asked was I booked in? bloody oath I'm booked in. Oh yes, found the job card. Finally got out of there at 12.30pm, buggered if I know why it took so long. Anyway, parked the van opposite and unhitched and went to the shopping centre. Went into the pharmacy to get some drugs (legal ones unfortunately) and gave them the script for Baby Girl's insulin and they tried to give me a box of 5 insulin pens. Only want one, I'll be...

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Sep 17, 2014 - At Tamworth

Wednesday 17 September Our last day around Tamworth, so set off for a drive to Nundle. NSW Tidy Towns winner with a population of around 300. Very pretty drive again passing many small townships, and Chaffey Dam. Nundle was very quiet when we arrived, and we were expecting a bit more activity there by all the brochure reports! Visited the information centre, and they confirmed our thoughts that it is probably best to visit on a weekend. Had a lovely chat to the ladies at the info centre, and have programmed in another visit sometime, if...

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Sep 16, 2014 - At Tamworth

Tuesday 16 September Spent the whole day in and around Tamworth. Caught up on some supply shopping, and generally having a look around the town. A nice warm spring day followed a night where we thought it was going to be very cold. The wind came up around 2am and blew quite strongly, after which followed a very mild morning. Not much to report on our day, we just enjoyed exploring the town area.

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Sep 15, 2014 - Lake Keepit to Tamworth

Monday 15 September Not much news today. Packed up at Lake Keepit after a very enjoyable four days and headed for Tamworth. A really long drive today - 62 kms. Booked into Top Tourist Park for three nights. Nice grassy site and we have the use of ensuite showers/toilets. Very nice. Had morning tea, lunch and then a quiet afternoon reading and some craft. Went to the Diggers Club for dinner (night off from cooking).

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Jun 1, 2014 - Tamworth

While in Dubbo, we re-aquainted ourselves with the Western Plains Zoo, had a roll-up at Dubbo bowls club, bought a new smoke detector for the caravan, the other one decided that hanging on the ceiling was too much, and thought the floor would be a better spot. It probably was, but we got sick of standing on it, kicking it and having to pick it up. So, it went in the bin. We caught up with Ann & Harry in Tamworth. While we were rolling up in Dubbo, they managed to come runner-up in a mixed competition at West Tamworth bowls club. We all...

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Mar 30, 2014 - Tamworth

Friday 28th "Nettleton's Lookout" or the "1st Mine Shaft" which as the name implies is where the first Opal mine shaft was sunk. Nettleton was the miner, who had been shown some opals by a woman whose children found "pretty stones" and was using them to play marbles, but he chose this site 6 miles from where the children said they found the stones; to sink his shaft. No Opals were found there but that is where it all started. He eventually went back to the site the children showed him. This first area is the ridge to go to see the sunsets...

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Jan 19, 2014 - Testing the waters

Well after years of planning, it's finally arrived, our dream of travelling around this great country with no finish date in mind, the reason for testing the waters is are best friends/family have the same dream, and we have decided to do this together, but they are a few months behind us in preparation, so we decided to head off for a few months to test the waters. Ha ha like we didn't know we'd love it.

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