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Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 16:04
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I haven’t seen rain in over three months. As I write this the sun room is a water fall (back to the mop again). Dog’s acting as though she’s never seen rain before, and hiding under the chair.

Hope you fella’s in South Australia got a bit as well.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 16:11

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 16:11
G'day Kim,

Here in Jamestown had a welcome 13ml since yesterday, very nice
too but 10ml of that came in one big lump:))

I believe that a lot of towns around this area received reasonable falls too.


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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 19:57

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 19:57
Hi Michael
Do you live up in Jamestown of are you passing though?

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:01

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:01
Was that big Lump in the form of Hail?? haha


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He was presented with a difficult decision: push on into the stretching deserts, or return home to his wife.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:21

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:21
Hi Stephen

I will answer for the Old Bloke, Michael.

He is a bit of a fixture in Jamestown......hahahahaha

We had 5.5mm here in the Borough.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:53

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:53
Hi Willem
Thanks for that. I was not aware that he lived so close. There are quite a few members then living here in the Mid North and over in the Copper Coast area.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 11:51

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 11:51
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Hi Stephen,

As the 'ole bloke' says, we have been here for some years now.
We have a supermarket in the main street.
Call in for a coffee if you are ever up this way.

Sir Kev,

That 'big lump' just came down in about 15 mins or so;(((
Filled up the box gutter which overflowed, I got soaked fixing it......and all those in the dry thought it was so funny to see the old bloke up on the roof in the 'issing rain.........lol lol


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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:38

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:38
Stephen

Members I know around the traps away from the Big Smoke

1 Mannum
1 Blyth
1 Kadina
1 Jamestown
1 Peterborough
2 Berri
1 Loxton
1 Beltana(Warraweena)

3 Broken Hill

some visitors in the Mid North and plenty of lurkers...lol


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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 19:26

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 19:26
Hi Kim
It has been very patchy here in the Mid North of South Australia. Here at our house in Clare, we had a beautiful 28mm, Polish Hill River, East of Clare had 38mm, just north of Clare out near Hilltown they only received 11mm, Manoora only 11mm, so we were very lucky here in Clare.

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:01

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:01
14 in Blyth, and 25 in Armarh, Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:08

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:08
Hi Steve, next time you are in town, please drop in and see me, there is something I would like to ask you.

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:21

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:21
Gidday Strphen

It’s been a blessing over here I can tell you, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a bit more overnight.

I’ve got a feeling in the old bones that we’re going to have a very cold winter this year. So there’s the excuse to tell the missus to start packing for the next trip up north.

LOL

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Kim
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:23

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:23
Oops

I meant Stephen

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 21:42

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 21:42
Hi Kim,
Yes the rain would have been a real God send to your people in Victoria to help putting out the fires that have caused so much tragic loss of life and destruction of your state.
A wet winter is very much overdue and would love to be seen in all of the states of Australia.

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Reply By: Garbutt - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 21:26

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 21:26
Big fat ZERO in the Riverland.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 01:08

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 01:08
Gday Kim,
We could smell it last night!
But just teasing again, I think it got as close as Kulgera.

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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:23

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:23
Hey Kim,

We are currently in Shepparton - we got a pathetic amount of rain on Tuesday afternoon/night - it wasn't even enough to dampen down all the dust at the van park here!!!!!

So sick of cleaning the caravan - what with these winds, no rain ect

Its rather cool here now as well. Not used to these bitter cold winds being a QLD'r :-) guess we will have to get used to it, we are booked on the Spirit of Tassie in the first week of May - its snowing over there already........ Brrrrrrr

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Caroline
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:07

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:07
Caroline,

Not sure if you HAVE to be in Shepparton. If you don't, I suggest you will find some really nice places not far away. Shepp is after all just a Rural City.

Yarrawonga/Mulwala is lovely, good camping along the Murray. Then sneak into Cobram, it's beautiful old town.

Rutherglen and Beechworth close by too. I'd just hate you to think Shepparton is what North Central Victoria is all about.

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Jim.

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 16:29

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 16:29
Gidday Caroline

I always amazed why people think Tasmania is the small brother of Antarctica. Sure it gets a bit cold in winter, but so doe’s Melbourne.

In the years we lived there, winter and spring were our favourite months (particularly the latter).

Too many people do the tourist route and really miss out on the gems Tassie has to offer. Work use to be hard to get, but things may have change.

Hope you enjoy your travels.

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Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 08:31

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 08:31
Thanks Kim,

We are really looking forward to it, our girls can't wait to experience the snow, we intend to spend a few months over there. We are working 3 mths now and saving really hard so hopefully we wont need to work over there.

We are really enjoying the whole experience - took us about 8 weeks to get used to living in the van (four of us on a permanent basis) but now we love it, we asked the girls (7 & 8) if they wanted to settle and go back to a house - they said "NO Way" they have experienced so much on this trip already - we set off last November.

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Caroline
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:34

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:34
Hey Jim,

Thanks for the tip!!! we are here because we have run out of $$$$ we are travelling the country and we need to stop every few months and work for a few months.

We will definately see the rest of VIC before the trips end.

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Caroline
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