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23-04-2021, 10:52 AM
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That's it, I've had enough, I'm off...

Well for the weekend anyway.

ACT has a long weekend for ANZAC Day so my daughter and I are off on a test run for her little car. Its a Suzuki Jimny and she has put in a slightly bigger engine, a drawer in the back, fridge and Lithium aux battery.

I am going to give my camper a bit of a run too, it has only been out once in the last twelve months.

Only going to Cowra for couple of nights. Cowra was the site of the Cowra Breakout during WWII.

After my daughter goes back to Canberra on the Monday (she has to work) I might move further north and make a week of it (depending on the weather).

It is going to be cold inland down to 3'C at night and only getting up to 20' during the day though it warms up a bit as the week goes on.

As I said this is a bit of a shakedown test for her car but it is also a tryout for our trip in May when we are going to Cameron Corner in the Sturt Stony Desert where the border of Queensland, NSW and South Australia meet. There is a lot of dirt road to traverse to get there - it is about 1400km north west of Sydney. Let's hope the state borders remain open.

At least it gets her off her damn motorbike.

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23-04-2021, 10:56 AM
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Hope you and your daughter have a great weekend break, Bruce...
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23-04-2021, 11:55 AM
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Enjoy, Bruce.
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23-04-2021, 12:30 PM
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Sounds absolutely spectacular Bruce! I hope the Camper tests well after all your recent upgrades- share some pictures if you can please!
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23-04-2021, 09:16 PM
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Hey, that's fantastic! Even better that this adventure includes your daughter. Take pics and have a great time!
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15-05-2021, 05:29 PM
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Hope you had a great time
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15-05-2021, 07:00 PM
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Have a great time Bruce.See you on the flipside.
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15-05-2021, 07:08 PM
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Have a good time Bruce
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15-05-2021, 10:42 PM
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Have a good trip Bruce and if you go near Goondiwindi keep an eye out for a historic plaque saying "Michael/Ciderman was here 1961"
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16-05-2021, 04:48 AM
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That weekend has been and gone it was just a practice run that my daughter insisted on. However next weekend we set off in the freezing cold for the top left corner of NSW basically we are just doing a big lap of the state.

We have a few things that my daughter wants to see as she hasn't been that far west herself:

Broken Hill
Camerons Corner
Menindee Lakes
White Cliffs

Personally I have never been to Camerons Corner or Menindee Lakes so am looking forward to that, the latter has water in it after the fish kill (drought) and the last season rains. Our trip is restricted to three weeks as that is all the leave she has for this trip (left over from her cancelled ski trip to Japan). I think we will cover about 3000km plus side trips.

Our visit to Camerons Corner depends on the weather, if it rains then the roads will be closed (200kms of dirt) because they don't like people tearing up the roads when they are wet. However it is in a desert so lets hope it stays dry. I will be carrying 60 litres of water and 30 litres of fuel just in case.
 
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