KiwiAngler - Travel Update

Submitted: Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 23:04
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Hi Guys

Still around but not on the forum as much as I have been in the past - Have been 'on the road' for over 2 years now in my Conqueror UEV490 and am having a ball

Those of you who are tossing up whether to retire and take the plunge or not all I can say is 'go for it'

I retired at 60 and each day is better than the last - travelled 1000's of kms and been to so many great places

I am still running my SPOT tracker, it has been running for the duration of my trip, and can be viewed here if you would like:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2d464de362759825a



Try loading up the data from the last 2 years (use drop down menu on left hand side of page) - quite interesting












Hope to see some of you on the road in 2013

Cheers

K.A
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 06:40

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 06:40
Hi Kiwi

Like your photos , it sounds like you have settled into that lifestyle well.

Have you found it to be a bit lonely ?

I have been semi-retired for a few months now but find I can't (and don't seem to want to) take it easy so to speak.

Perhaps its from years of setting objectives to be meet and this tends to turn our many trips into missions whose success or otherwise is judged on whether pre-planned objectives are achieved.

(Thats why I am up typing this before 6am - I found a new track near home and need to log, trace, catalogue and file the info before midday)

Anyway all the best and keep going if thats the chosen lifestyle for you.
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 10:35

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 10:35
Gidday Robin

No - never lonely - occassionally I see a sunset or similar and think it would be nice to share with someone but 99% of time I am more than happy with my own company

I must admit it took me a year to be able to relax fully - I too had a senior role in a couple of companies with deadlines, schedules, time management etc etc - but once you tell yourself it is ok to slow down, it becomes a real joy

Good luck with that track and hope to see you on the road one day

Rgds
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 14:12

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 14:12
Nice rig and photos there mate.


one day................hopefully
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Reply By: Nicko 57 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 16:29

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 16:29
Hi K A
Good to see some photo's and to see your still enjoying yourself

joe @ donna
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Reply By: Gnomey - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 16:55

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 16:55
Great stuff KA. Followed the 2 years worth and you have covered some serious distances and wonderful country. Green with envy. Hope you have been fishing some of that coast line.

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:17

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:17
Give you a clue :-)






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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 23:12

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 23:12
Looks like you are living the dream.

I think we camped one night together on the CSR in July 2008....I am sure it was you.

Keep travelling and keep living.

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:18

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:18
Brett

Yes we did - I think u were having problems with your fuel pump ??

Rgds
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14
That's it mate. The extension to the gauge float had fallen off on the second tank, making the patrol gauge think the tank was empty so the fuel would not transfer. Once I opened the top of the tank, and rejoined.....wallah I had fuel again.
Its amazing how when one travels so much there is always a way to connect a memory.
I also sat on my led light that night and cracked it. LOL.
Take care Terry.
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