Travelling through Alice from September 2013 into summer

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 19:09
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Saw a post on the Sydney Morning Herald that we've had 20+ consecutive days over 30c. We may get a small dip in temps over the coming weeks but I seriously doubt it, its going to be a HOT summer.

If you're planning on passing up this way, dont overwork the car and be prepared for LOTS of flies, head nets will be mandatory in the bush :-)

Pete
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Reply By: DBN05 (tas) - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:53

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:53
Hi Pete,

You are very right about the flies, on the Eyre Peninsula in SA at the moment and I have never seen so many of the little buggers. Heading up to Darwin in the next week so i'll probably be bring about half a tonn with me. Still better than sitting in office at work (not that I have sat in one for years)

Thanks for the update.

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Follow Up By: Sandman - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:57

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:57
Enjoy the trip Harvey :-) We had some good winds this afternoon so the coffee at the Red Dog (Todd Mall) was very pleasant.

Appears we will have an overnight low of 12 so the ride on the pushy to work at 5:30am will be a tad coolish compared to today :-)

I sit in an office for work but I make sure I get outside as much as I can during the day !!!!

Pete
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:36

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:36
Gday,
September isn't even starting to get hot? You need to get out more Sandman....LOL
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Follow Up By: Sandman - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 14:01

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 14:01
Hairy, I'm just letting the "non locals" know its going to be a hot one :-) Cant have them passing out while spending some quality time in our beloved Territory :-)

Spent the afternoon at Jims place on Sunday, she was pretty warm down there :-)
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:09

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:09
I left Alice a couple years ago.....had enough of drunken/thieving blackfellas.......
You mean "Spuds Place"....LOL
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Follow Up By: Sandman - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:13

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:13
heh heh.....You have to be a local to know its Spuds :-) Caught up with him on Sunday, he's doing very good :-) Small world, my wife knows Spuds wife and they've rented their house out to an RFDS pilot that Carol (my wife) flys with....
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:40

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:40
Yeah..... I reckon he will do well down there. He was talking about buying it years ago.
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Follow Up By: Sandman - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:45

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:45
Think he was a little disappointed the other partners pulled out but at least he can decide what he wants to do... Definitely a lot cleaner now, nice shade out the back and the pool is sparkling :-)
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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:17

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:17
broken hill is expecting 30 on Sunday and couple of the old timer i have spoken to say it will be a very hot one this year they say we are due a really hot one

so make sure the air con is working what a softie I am lol the house we bought here in Broken Hill is one of the old iron tin and timber homes called a broken hill tinnie and it still have the old wood stove in the kitchen chimney is blocked other wise might be temped to use it but I am told by our next door neighbor the brother and sister who lived here before us used the wood stove all through summer and winter

I have been told you get some amazing cakes a roasts from the old meter wood stoves they seem to cook things better sadly i have not had a meal from one
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:39

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:39
Gday,
Ive got a wood stove in my house that I use in winter. I reckon they are great, and everyone comments how good things like roasts taste out of the wood stove.........I personally think its just the novelty because it cooks in a steel box , just like an electric or gas oven.....unlike a pizza oven which is open to the fire.
Cheap way to cook and heat the house though.....

Cheers
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Follow Up By: allein m - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 14:53

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 14:53
might be just the way they the heat is sent to the metal box people i have spoken to say it is a more even heat so the meat cooks better

but as i said i am not speaking from experience

the big problem today is the cost of wood expensive here in Broken hill unless you got a friend on property

thanks for your comment
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:10

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 15:10
you might be onto something with the heat distribution?
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