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Oct 12, 2018 - Toowoomba or Gardens in the rain.

We were going to visit Chinchilla today to see the famous rabbits. Alas I got the word that the Dingos had eaten them all so instead we detoured to Toowoomba (nicknamed 'The Garden City'). Its 125 km west of Queensland's capital city Brisbane by road and about 80km east of Dalby. The estimated urban population of Toowoomba as of June 2017 was 135,631. A university and cathedral city, it hosts the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers each September and national championship events for the sports of mountain biking and motocross. There are more...

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Oct 11, 2018 - Along the Dog Fence

The drought has to be broken... Its rained heavily on and off since yesterday afternoon, heavy hail out towards Bell that I thought was cotton but stopped to see and it was drifts of freshly fallen hail. Today we drove out to see the start of the dingo fence at Jandowae. The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a long fence that stretches from Jandowae on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of kilometres of arid land ending west of Eyre peninsula on cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain. The fence was built in the early 1900's to keep dingoes or...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Dalby on the Western Downs

You just know that its going to be a long uninteresting drive when the Navigator says “ turn left at the end of the road” then announces “in 306 Km turn right”. In a few Km you then see a sign “next fuel 125km”. Ahhh we are not crossing the Nullarbor are we??? Our first stop was Westmar for a break and to photograph the colourful Bougainvillea hedges and the road ahead. Next stop was Moonie for fuel and a drink... The road though sealed has a variable surface, from smooth to slow down to 60kmh rough and bouncy... Then we arrived in Dalby,...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Day 93 - 94 / Broadwater Conservation Park

We have found another beautiful camping spot - this time within easy reach of home. Broadwater Conservation Park is about 20kms south of Dalby and the camping area is on the edge of a large lake. Even though it is school holidays there were only 2 or 3 family groups picnicking here today and maybe a dozen campers well spread out. There is oodles of space for camping and caravans. We have met a couple, Dianne and Mark, from Ryde, who have been volunteering on a property. Dianne helping with school of the air work and Mark with farm work. It...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Dalby - waiting for RnH

TUESDAY 22nd Sept So a new day has dawned and we are eagerly awaiting a talk with RonP to see how everything worked out with last night's electrical issues. 9:30 and Ron has let us know that he now has a new battery and the problems seem to have disappeared. They are on the road soon after 10:00 and arrive about 2:30. Now the holiday really is starting to feel just right for the four of us. Set up time for RonP and then a cuppa followed by a walk along the creek bikeway. Had a lot of fun watching 5 pelicans gliding up the creek and every...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Dalby - church and more wedding food

SUNDAY 20th Sept We awakened from a sound sleep at 8:45am with an incoming message from Marina and David telling us they were going to church at 9:30 and we were welcome to join them for lunch (provided by wedding leftovers - yum) Could we make it in 45mins? Could we get breakfast and get dressed in that time? More importantly, could we manage to pretend we were awake by the time we arrived at church? We were a few minutes late, but enjoyed being there with them all. Lunch back at Marina and David’s unit was great, especially have fun to...

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Sep 19, 2015 - Dalby - the Wedding

SATURDAY 19th Sept Today is the reason for travelling to Dalby - It’s the wedding day for Rachael and Kaleb. And it’s sunny with a few clouds around - how special is that. We had a leisurely morning reading and resting and thinking of our family travelling from Brisbane to be here just in time for the 1:30 service. - (Andrew and Jen’s family minus Ben at a youth camp) AND John and Kaye’s family). Robyn, Ian and Ian’s sister Libby (Sydney) had arrived on Thursday and were nearby to our caravan park. The church (Dalby Baptist) was decorated...

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Sep 18, 2015 - Brisbane to Dalby

FRIDAY - 18th Sept The day has eventually come when we could pull the van out of the yard and head for Dalby. RonP goes for his hand checkup on Monday so we are fairly confident that he and Hazel will join us on Tuesday - it has healed really well and and he has good movement in his fingers so isn't expecting any issues with van travel. Today's trip out to Dalby was enjoyable. We reckon we did ok getting away about 10:15 considering that Ron couldn't get his head around the packing process. Working out whether the stuff that should be in...

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Jul 21, 2013 - 3rd Entry

G’day from Downunder Well, we are into our fourth week here and it still has not stopped raining. The locals cannot believe how much rain they are getting for this time of year. I was at the supermarket the other day wearing my Canada shirt and the lady who served me couldn’t stop apologising for the bad weather we have had. However, today is looking like one of our few fine and sunny days. We spent a few days with my cousin at the north end of the Sunshine Coast. We have done a lot of walking especially in the sub-tropical rainforests and...

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Jan 26, 2011 - A day off

It's been a long time since I've posted anything...reason being that the "backpacker" computer is broken. The boss is a little touchy when we ask to borrow hers, hence, we don't ask all that often. I wish I could say that things have been nothing but exciting since I last wrote, but that would be a lie. I pretty much spend six days a week working and not much else at the moment. I'm not kidding when I say that I am on the countdown to leave here (the pub) and do some more travelling. Some of the patrons are nice, but others not so much....

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Jan 13, 2011 - Roads Closed

You seriously can't blame me for complaining about the weather. It's been almost three weeks and the rain just keeps coming and is flooding 3/4 of the state of Queensland. All roads around us are closed and no one can get anywhere. Just the other day, Toowoomba -which is only about 40 minutes away from me- suffered intense flash flooding! The news footage was incredible. Unfortunately, the worst isn't quite over yet! All the water we've been getting can no longer soak into the ground and is causing tons of creeks and rivers to overflow....

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Jan 4, 2011 - Should have gone fishing instead!

With flood dramas in the past, we packed up the SUV and headed to the coast. Jim's parents have a summer home about fifteen minutes from the ocean and the bonus of a pool in the backyard! Thankfully the sun decided to shine for the few days that we were there. It was warm! Anyone who knows me well enough will probably say that I have endured my fair share of accidents! Three and a half months into my trip and I've had no dramas in regards to my personal safety. I've managed to stay healthy and all in one piece! Well...that all ended when...

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