Where do all the Permanent Grey Nomads go,

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:37
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When School Holidays are on and all the Ankle Biters and Rug Rats
are causing Havoc in caravan parks ect, or they are packed out,
where do the People Touring round the Block go, to keep their
Sanity, do they go out to the edge of the Desert or the bottom
of Tasmania or up to the Pilbara, and wait till they get the all clear
to resume their normal travels, dont get me wrong, we live at
the southern edge of the Gold Coast and at times we have to venture
out to do Hunting & Gathering but we can return to our Safe Haven,
but we see the mad rush of people going to the Tourist Spots or
to the Beaches ect, but things calm down a bit when School opens
for the next term.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:43

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:43
I have been hiding in the house, Daza.

Time to refurbish this and that and do some house repairs etc.

Wish I could go on the road permanently (do manage a few trips away each year though) though.

School starts next week and we are disappearing to a spot by the sea for a few days on Wednesday.


Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:33

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:33
Daza.
Try Tweed City shopping centre LOL.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:58

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:58
God's waiting room down there LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:59

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:59
But not in your school uniform, or your homie gear :))
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:51

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:51
Mikee5, Bogan City up there :)))))
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 20:32

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 20:32
Bogan City Yeah Right

We do a lot of work for the Government up there, its getting to the
stage where I'll have to leave a Guard Dog in my work vehicle
because all the Tradies are getting stuff knocked off, only problem is
they will knock off the Dog as well the vehicle, lol lol.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:58

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:58
Head inland there are hardly any holiday makers doing the inland thing.

We've done this on most of our travels. We also do this when the Victorians are travelling North as well as they all swarm up the coast and major inland routes to QLD.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 15:41

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 15:41
They have now also discovered the West . You cannot get into
some places.
If Victoria is the "Place to be" why are they "on the move" ?

As the old woman of Prauge said :That is, That is".


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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 16:06

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 16:06
Yep, I call em Locusts, they swarm our of victoria, up the coast and leave the place devastated behind em??
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:36

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:36
Go bush
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:16

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:16
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Hello Mh,

Agree wholeheartedly. The trouble is they are getting out there too.
Maybe we should seceed and have passports to enter W.A.
Hope is now nearly back to normal. [Within reason].

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 18:20

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 18:20
Hi Tony

The coastal strips and high profile tourist destinations seem bad during school holidays, but not when you get really out bush. We are of course lucky in WA - much less 'traffic'.

When we were at Wilpena Pound we met German tourists on one of the walks. They had loved WA - no crowds like in all the other states. Shhh - or people will hear us, and they all come west in droves.

All is calm here, thanks to mild weather. Smoke patches still around, and will be in the bush for some time to come. So long as no hot strong winds they should remain contained.

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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:46

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:46
Daza, after this morning I thought they all went to Maccas at The Pines for an ice cream cone:))
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Reply By: Member - John D, Wandong (Vic) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:58

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:58
Daza,
my cousin owns a 350 acre bush property about 70 klms north of the Murray, and we head up there camping from Melbourne & Ballarat whenever we can, going up there this weekend actually.

As the property has approx 3 klms of river frontage we will be chucking the hand lines in trying to catch a legal cod or two, also be doing some clearing of broken red gum limbs for firewood & also spend some time poring over maps etc in preparation for our next Kimberley trip in 2010.

love getting away to the bush for the peace & quiet.

Cheers, John
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 21:19

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 21:19
Hi Daza,
How's the Cook's foot? Hope it's coming good.

I'm only a pup, when it comes to these things like traveling, But i reckon the trick would be to go somewhere that wouldn't cross your mind, some small country town, with a show ground/camp area, park by a river, you know what I mean. You'll probably come across others searching for the same thing. :))
It's a big country mate, a very big country.




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Reply By: Member - Elliot William P (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:36
When in doubt, go bush.
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Reply By: paulnsw - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:10

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:10
we never go to popular places. Wild horses would not drag us to Qld or NSW coast. To many people like sardines in a can at extortion prices. Would never visit places like Gold Coast. Prefer the quiet life. Like many stay away from populated places. Like to see scenery birds plants flowers wild life walking cycling and do a little fishing. Occasionally during school holidays a family may come into one of our camping spots. Welcome seeing families bringing children out to see the real Australia and not plastic over priced tourism. If we have seen some unusual birds or things not generally seen in the burbs by children we will ask the parents and children if they would like to come spot lighting at night and see wonderful wildlife we have in Australia. Childrens eyes light up when they see owls wombats and other nocturnal animals. We explain to them how the live and things they eat and parents and children love it. We show kids how to make a damper on a stick over the fire things that kids dont do in the burbs. 1 family phoned us up before the next holidays and asked if there friends and themselves could come to where we camped as the children learnt so much and had such a good time.

Rented our house 3yrs ago, never been to caravan park yet. We will keep travelling while our health is uptoit. Hopefully many years yet as we are in good health, eat correctly and keep active and healthy
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:22

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:22
Is that one of those mysteries like....

Where do flies go at night or where does your lap go when you stand up?

Seriously though, go anywhere away from the coast. That seems to be where they like to migrate to. So just head inland.


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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:38

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:38
I thought they go and camp on the kids front lawn for XMAS....
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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:23

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:23
Haha ain't that the truth. I've only just got rid of the inlaws; they parked themselves on the lawn early October!
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