Off to Sandstone for the weekend

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 00:57
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I've declared Monday a Annual leave day so we have a 4 day weekend.
There being no other takers for the trip it's just me and the dog.
Hopefully we won't break anything while were out there
Norm
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Reply By: travelmate2 - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 01:26

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 01:26
Have a good trip Norm, we have been to Sandstone 3 time now and have stayed at the CP and really like the town, met a member there once.

you going to the town or there and abouts?

Ray
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Follow Up By: The other Norm C (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:47

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:47
Hi Ray
I will end up in town at some point.
Basicly out for a drive to see what's where
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 05:43

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 05:43
Norm, we had a giant T-bone steak at the pub there one night, while staying at the van park, great hospitality too.

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Reply By: Member - sparra - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 07:35

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 07:35
G'day Norm,i will be passing through sandstone tomorrow myself,going for a drive over to victoria (bairnsdale) via butchers track,murchison,cue,sandstone,menzies,kalgoorlie.
i will keep an eye out for your ute.
nice little spot sandstone.

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Follow Up By: The other Norm C (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:50

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:50
Sparra
I looked at the map the other day and saw a road out of
Wongon Hills to Paynes find from there I was going to take
the Paynes find/Sandstone road just to keep off the highway.
Norm
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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 00:32

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 00:32
on my way back home (useless loop) from the perth 4wd show in november i decided on travelling the back way for a look,turned onto the sandstone road at paynes find,camped the night at an old grader drivers camp on the left near the younimi turnoff. it's a good drive along there.
off to bed soon,early start on the journey tomorrow (friday)
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Reply By: mickf69 - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:22

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:22
are you looking for gold, been there a few times, once in caravan park and about 3 times swagin it in the bush.
have done really well there looking for gold.
i am in newcastle at the moment but as soon as march gets here i will be heading west again but will be staying over there for about 5 years, purely looking for gold.
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Follow Up By: The other Norm C (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:52

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:52
No won't be prospecting just being a tourist
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:02

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:02
Hi Norm
Have a great trip, but please keep away from the London Bridge...LOL

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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:43

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:43
Hi Norm

Sandstone was the surprise of our 2008 trip. What a beautiful little town in such a dry and remote area. Wide streets, bright flowers, friendly people. Call in at the museum/info centre in the old store building in on the corner. The lady there has a wealth of knowledge about the area. As mentioned, the CP was one of the best and best maintained, and we too met an Ex Oz member there. We went for an overnight and stayed three days. Your travelling companion will be welcome.

All this in a huge Shire with a population of around 116 people in the entire Shire.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:47

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 14:47
I meant to add - we took an interesting drive around Lake Mason; through old stations which are now managed by DEC (no dogs if you stay at their campgrounds - i don't know about if just driving through. The next stations have been taken over by mining interests; mainly BHP and the area had been pegged for uranium - in anticipation of a change of government which occurred and allowed uranium mining. This drive in addition to the historic loop drive which takes in the Bridge, and old brewery site cut into a rock and old gold mines.

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Follow Up By: The other Norm C (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 17:04

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 17:04
Sounds like it's worth a look around.
The dogs only small so he should be ok for a drive thru
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 15:30

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 15:30
Norm,

Don't forget to check out London Bridge when you are over there.

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Follow Up By: The other Norm C (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 16:59

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 16:59
Hi Wayne
I'm not sure it would be a good idea,
I went to see the arch at Burtville to find it on the ground
proceeded on to Lake Rason only to find the shack flat on the ground.
Maybe if I sneak up on the bridge and look from a safe distance,it'll be ok
Norm

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