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Bonny Hills to Port Macquarie – Feb 16

So I came up with this plan that I’d go for a little bit of a walk along the coastline. Looking back I have no idea why I decided to do it, but hey it’s done now and I kinda … Continue reading

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Tas – Jan 16

I didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time with the family due to the many fires burning across Tasmania during January, however we managed to sneak away for a couple of afternoons across to Meander and Ulverstone for … Continue reading

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Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

I’ve really been missing my 4WD since I relocated to the mainland for work in Easter. Whilst I do have access to a couple of them for work, I haven’t exactly been able to convince the boss that I need … Continue reading

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Tasmania

We did a number of little trip, work tasks etc throughout the year. Rather than muck around making a heap of small posts, I decided to just do a small pictorial on this post.

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Tasman Peninsula

Again I’ve got a little secret – I was paid to do this trip too!!! 🙂 And whilst I was in a Unimog, I figured I could handle the ‘hardship’ for a day…… lol So what was there to see? … Continue reading

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Strathgordon

One of many hidden delights in Tasmania. This place is simply stunning – the scenery is truly spectacular. At times you really feel that you are the only one out there. I can’t talk it up enough – you just … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie and surrounds

Most of the photos below are from the coastal track from Lighthouse Beach around to the city with some across the river at North Shore. It’s a good 9.1 km walk/run with some great views – well worth the Sunday … Continue reading

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Mt Wellington, TAS

It was November…………… Not that I was surprised as such. I think our cook from Darwin was half excited / half scared. Thankfully he loved his time in the snow. Little known fact – the summit road was hacked out … Continue reading

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Kattang Nature Reserve, NSW

The Kattang N.R is located at Camden Head approximately 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie. Bordered by Gogley’s Lagoon, the Camden Haven Inlet and the Great Easter firebreak it is in the perfect location for some spectacular views. This is … Continue reading

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Crowdy Head and surrounds

Coastal area encompassing Harrington, Crowdy Head and the Crowdy Bay N.P. Crowdy Bay N.P is a gravel road entry which can quite often have substantial pot holes – big enough to require a wheel alignment if you hit them too … Continue reading

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Coffs Harbour, NSW

I traveled up to Coffs Harbour for the Anzac Day weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed myself, although I must say that I won’t be in a rush to attend the service at that location again.

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Cataract Gorge, TAS

Concerts, swimming, walking, relaxing, chairlift, coffee – the Gorge is well worth a visit. And even better – it’s not even 5 minutes from the Launceston city centre. I spent a few hours with the youngest 3 not too long … Continue reading

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Camden Haven and surrounds

Again few words, more pictures. I absolutely love spending time in this area during my days off. It has everything from great swimming, coffee, walks, runs, 4WDing, coastal views etc.

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Comboyne and surrounds

The fantastic coastline along the Mid North Coast of NSW attracts most people, and it really doesn’t take much imagination to work out why that is. However stepping to the west of the Pacific Highway can also throw up a … Continue reading

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Armidale and surrounds

I traveled over to Armidale 3 times this year for work – July, August & September. Each time it was a quick weekend trip, but I tried to spend a little time looking around. Being part of the cooler months, … Continue reading

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2014 recap

Another year done and dusted. Please enjoy: Here comes another year of cricket, singing, music, netball, footy, athletics, swimming, cross-country etc. Hopefully we’ll get a few trips away in amongst it all!!! Cheers Chris

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Cockle Creek – Nov 14

I was again invited to help teach an off-road 4WD/truck course for the RAAF during late November, a course that has been a lot of fun over time. I won’t rehash how great the East Coast is, because if you’ve … Continue reading

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Macquarie Heads – Nov 14

We held of our planned Friday afternoon departure to late Saturday morning due to the weather – it was snowing down to the 400 metre level which is fairly low for November. Eventually though we realised that it wasn’t really … Continue reading

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NTJFL Gala Day – 2014

I was fortunate enough to attend the Gala Day for the junior teams at Aurora Stadium today. The under 9’s, 10’s and 11’s played in some fairly wet weather – kinda normal for this time of year down here. I … Continue reading

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Bundy run, July 2014

So I had a bugger of a week. We lost a very experienced driver in our company due to an accident, another truck driver lost his young daughter when she was hit just after getting off of a bus, and … Continue reading

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Symmons Plains – V8’s 2014 season

Just spent last Sunday at the V8 race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania. We are lucky in that it’s only a very short drive to the track from home. The weather wasn’t all that flash in the morning, but fortunately it … Continue reading

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Nullarbor – Mar 2014

With a decision to head home made, it was with some reluctance that I packed and pulled out of Perth pretty much at midnight on a Thursday night/Friday morning (EDST to make this story easier, instead of the 4 different … Continue reading

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Murray River – Jan 14

So by now you have read the title and thought that I was back in VIC or SA – well I’m not. As out WA brethren would already know, there is a quite substantial river here also called the Murray. … Continue reading

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2013 recap

I shamelessly stole this idea from a mate of mine up in Brisbane. He put a post up comprised of pics to show what his 2013 was like. I absolutely loved the idea, so I’m plagiarising him 🙂 Left Tassie … Continue reading

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Lake Navarino (Waroona Dam)

Received a last minute invite to go down to Waroona Dam for the weekend. I ‘suspect’ it might have been because I was the chauffeur, but I prefer to think it’s because I’m such good company! Departing Saturday morning was … Continue reading

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Seabird and surrounds

It has been a while between trips and I was getting real itchy. Coupled with some very busy weeks between flying home at short notice plus work and I needed to get away. Trouble is I’m a V8 Supercar tragic, … Continue reading

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Indian Ocean Drive

I’m actually late typing this trip report up as we did the trip a few weeks ago now. However in my defence there has been 2 Grand Finals, Bathurst and a trip home to Tassie inbetween…… It was Friday evening … Continue reading

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Perth Eastern Outer Suburbs

1/2 a day at work and it was time to get away and wind down from it all. We departed Perth and headed Toodyay Rd, turning left onto O’Brien Rd. I’d been wanting for quite a long time to visit … Continue reading

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Myalup (WA) – Aug 13

Up and away at 7am – mmmmmm not sure this is the way a Sunday is meant to start out. However just under 2 hours later and the effort was well worth it. I’ve been over here for quite a … Continue reading

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Targa West – Aug 13

Last minute discussion goes something like this. Pilchy – what time do you finish work? Me – what time do I need to finish work??? So I finished work when I needed too (lunch time) and we took the old … Continue reading

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