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Who is going where over the Easter Break, AND.... more importantly..... what is the latest and newest toy, that you are taking with you, to test of course!

Wolfie.....

Private beach-front property at Venus Bay on the west coast of S A

Toys........ New shower tent... ( boring... Tracy's idea... ), camo hide for camera & tripod, GPS, & my extended Belkin battery pack for my iPod......whew!!

Okay, come on...... show & tell

Wolfie......
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Reply By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:36

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:36
Might cruise to some remote Kimberley location and do a spot of Barra Fishing.

New Toy - Great idea Wolfie, might have to go and buy a new rod and reel just for the occassion. The old ones become so boring after a while! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:38

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:38
Still nice and warm in Kununurra? Aren't the barra biting at the barrage?

Still, there are lots of nice places to disappear to up there. Must go back some day.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 23:08

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 23:08
G'day Willem,

Yep still nice and warm, sticky in fact as the sun does it's best to suck the 10 inches of moisture back out of the ground TC Ingrid dumped on us last week.
Barra have been a bit quiet just lately due to the lack of rain up until last week. Should be good this weekend though, just have to be careful of the boggy bits going to and fro.
How long since you were up this way Willem?

Cheers
WAL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:22

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:22
Last time I passed through Kununurra was in 1986 on our Kimberley trip.

Time flies..........money flies......blow flies :-)
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:44

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:44
While some delight in amassing junk their are others who are off loading to travel light. This weekend I shall leave at home my backup gps and travel with only one slab. Hows that for hardship.
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Follow Up By: allaussie - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 20:36

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 20:36
one slap are you mad ops sorry you are mad mate when i go with the handbrake and kids all five girls i need all i can get F%$#@@(*k help with some other ideas cheers chris
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:09

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:09
MadDog ,you have truly forgotten what the easter long weekend means,,lol,, any less than a ctn per man per day is unchristian.
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Reply By: Vinnie - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:43

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:43
Headin` off to Bathurst - J5

Hope to see you there.

Look for the silver Mav - a little high & a little bit tarted up.

Just say G`Day to Vinnie

Have a good weekend all.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:05

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:05
Me!! just down to the Barossa for a day and back home to entertain some EO members Sat night. No toys to play with Geez I need to get a life.
Might have to wander down over the fence and wet a line. At least the worms are fat.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:41

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:41
Why arent you coming this way to buy a painting to hang on the wall at that nice house of yours on the Murray.

Yeah get a life....buy a Nissan LOL
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:30

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:30
We're off to Berri, to entertain some EO members, so Willem leave him alone, we'll be by your place sooner than you know.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:36

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:36
Looks like it will be entertainment all round.

Maybe you can dine out at the Restaurant at the end of the Murray River.
Just watch out for the recurring theme lol
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:36

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:36
Hi Wolfie,
We are leading the 4wd club to northern flinders for easter, weather looks good and will be in good company, but will be hard to beat venus bay?
Have a good one mate
Cheers
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:44
Ahhh Venus Bay. Beaut spot. Enjoy!

Me? working all weekend at the Exhibition but off for a 3 m onths trip on 18 April whoo hoo! as the youngsters say. lol
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:56

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:56
Where else but the best place in Australia, The Victorian High Country.

Snowy River National Park and all areas there abouts.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 07:20

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 07:20
G'day John,

yep I'll be at Deddick Spring near Mt Bulla Bulla for a few days. Best place in Australia? it is the Kimberley for me. 10yrs on the east coast now.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:32

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:32
>Snowy River National Park and all areas there abouts.

Now if only you'd been there a couple of weeks ago we could have shared a few beers :)

Beautiful scenery.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:47

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:47
G'day Mike,

yeah I'm looking forward to it. I am a West Aussie living in NSW, have never been 4bying in that part of Oz, although have done nearby in Kosciuszko NP while fire-fighting in Dec 2003. Any track closures that you came across Mike? I am trying to piece together some treks using the Deddick-Delegate 1:100 000.

Looking at the BOM site, think I'll have ambient temp, home brew stout, and some port for the later hours. I hear there may be some Vic Nissan Clubbies there heading that way also.

Enjoy your Easter bbq and good luck with the new bird.

Jeremy.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:24

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:24
Hi Jeremy

Didn't come across any track closures but keep in mind that a fair section of the Snowy River NP is Wilderness Area (might not be shown on all maps) and the tracks going into those have locked gates on them. I have the TumAus map CD so have all this area at 1:25000 - feel free to e-mail me if I can help with info.

Weather wise: we spent one night at 1200m and had hail, rain and high winds and a low of 2C. I would not pay much attention to the forecast for the High Country as the weather can be very local and change without warning. Take clothes and bedding for temps from freezing to 30C!

I had to clear a couple of trees from tracks after the windy night so would be worth putting in a saw/axe.

>good luck with the new bird
What was the line in the Fleetwood Mac song:
"Women: they will come and they will go...." :)

Have a good weekend - pack the camera :)

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:25

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:25
Hi Bushfix
Give me a wave if you see me, will be on channel 10 UHF as well as the club channel.
Hmmm!!! Kimberley beats the High Country, well I will just have to take your word for it as I have not made the Kimberley as yet. LOL.

I think a few clubs and groups will be about, typical long weekend.
Although I was up Davies Plains / Tom Groggin a fortnight ago and hardly a soul in existence (No Long weekend in NSW) magnificent.

Mike H now that would have been interesting ;P) LOL.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 07:54

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 07:54
Well I have a heavy weekend coming up.

Going to the York Peninsula to fish for garfish, whiting, tommy ruffs and will dangle the net over the side hoping for some bluey's. (crabs)

Got a new beaut "flip-n-easy" folding boat trailer to run-in and haven't worked out where to attach it on, or in the Camper trailer yet.

And, I got some new red that I haven't tried before, so it's going to be a weekend of discovery.

Oh! - the pressure's getting to me already:-)))
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:22

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:22
New toy.

I am in the process of insulating the Coaster with R2.5 GreenStuff Batts.

If you know anything bad about them, don't tell me as they are 80% in now.

I opted for polyester.

I took some pics but before I did we had to put this thing in the camera called 'film'?

I believe they will make the bus quieter, meaning, Heidi won't be nagging about the cold. Lol.

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 14:47

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 14:47
So does Quieter = Warmer, and Noisier = Colder?

Hhhmmmm I have a Sister called Heidi....
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:38

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:38
Lone,

Working all of Easter, Snowy Mt trip.

Might see John Vic again if we are on the same track.

New toys? Have not played with all the old toys as yet.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:35

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:35
Hi Wayne
How many in your group ?
We will be a group of 8 vehicles from the Landcruiser Club.
Convoy will be on channel 15, I will aslo be on 10.

Look forward to perhaps catching up again in one of the best places you could catch up in.

Cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 13:19

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 13:19
John,

I don't know how many I will have in the convey, Will find out to-night.

16 will be our channel but will scan all of the channels.

Hope to meet somewhere if not have a great trip.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:04

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:04
Hi there Mr Wolf,

Well I'm doing the Queensland version of the beach front - going to Frazer with a couple of mates. Now it aint private but it might as well be.

It will actually test a range of new toys ( an accumulation of the last 6 months or more), diff locker, GPS, fishing gear, laptop, power and water systems for the trailer and the jimmy thunder box. This a stage one trial run for our extended trip to Kimberley in July (common July).

Kind regards

PS I presume you need the camo hide to photograph the Easter Bunnie?
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 17:30

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 17:30
going to spend a couple of days up at Nelson Bay... and yes.. quite a fair bit of time on Stocko Beach.. so if any of you's are up that way.. uhf ch 25 for me... or try spot the FRONTERA!
in regards to new equipment.... trying to get to Opposite Lock to get msyelf a new Compresssor b4 then!.. will be getting a Blue Tongue II i think!>
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Reply By: brian - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 20:03

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 20:03
one white gu patrol,one white gu,one eighty series with murals all over the truck camp near tom groggin fri night then across to omeo or thereabouts
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 22:57

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 22:57
Wolfie,

Deb and I and our two boys and their girlfriends are heading off to Woody Head in Northern NSW. We've got three adjoining sites booked. Never been before but I hear it is lovely.

Something new - I will try Tooheys New instead of XXXX

New Toy - I hope to get some good piccies with my new Sony digital camera.

Have a great break.

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: Davoe - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 15:22

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 15:22
just about the first time i have heard the EP mentioned on this forum. Spend many a wayward weekend at venus bay and surrounding areas. place would be a bit different now from when we would sneak occross the farmers property from the old venus bay road to access dolphins beach for salmon fishing. Talia beach one of the few places where yu can catch 22pld snapper from the beach and the nearby ledge which was one of the best rock fishing platforms on the EP. Best spot for whiting off the jetty is 5-10 metres past the t section and cast to the right parrallel to the T peice (dont get them off the t peice for some reason)
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Reply By: GibbsyWA - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 17:31

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 17:31
Heading off to Augusta and surrounds. Weather looks ok at tis stage but easter has a way of raining here in the West.

New Toy - After 12 years driving Rodeo 2.8 TD's have bought the family a Terracan CRDi. It will be nice cruising along with the music at a normal volume rather than flat out trying to drown out the diesel clatter.

Cheers
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 09:31

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 09:31
Hey Wolfie,
We're off to Harvey and back to see how far it is! With some friends.

And I’ll be taking my EOS300D c/w Battery Grip, EF 90-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Zoom and yep I couldn’t wait I got the Belkin card reader too for my iPod......
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:32

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:32
SWMBO has arranged a weekend camping with a couple of other families from our street.

Major exercise getting the streets bikes packed into my trailer, so I'm putting my full length roof rack on top of the trailer gates (because I store it off the cruiser to get into the garage and it's just easier to stick it on the trailer than risk scraping paint off the high cruiser roof) and will be using my Michelle's Sacs RacSac for the first time.

Also taking my Codan portable HF for it's first tryout on VKS. Whisky 4486
And we'll be sleeping on new folding beds with air mattresses built in. OzTrail brand I think.
I'll take my R&R beadbreaker, but hopefully won't need to use it. Posing value only where we're going, but I've gotta win this comp with four new toys surely!! And because I want to be fair to everyone else, I won't include my aux fuel tank, cos although it's in the vehicle, it's not actually being used, so I won't include it on the list. :-)

All toys bought for our Simpson trip in July and whatever comes after that.

Then after an ardous 110km trip to Toodyay east of Perth, we unpack it all and get around to knocking off a few homebrew stouts from Greymouth.


Tim
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