first time

cadi
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4th Oct 2011
11:49am
Posted cadi

never done this before but just wanted to chat to people who like travelling and like talking about it, well thats about it for this my first time

PlanB
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18th Oct 2011
2:46pm

I am lucky I haven't uesed Public transport since 1989--and that was just the once

jessej
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18th Oct 2011
8:49pm

Cadi have you done the River Murray Cruise?I have completed the full length of the River Murray in stage    Albury to Moama          Moama to Mildura

Mildura to Loxton            Wellington to Border Cliffs    Moulamein to Balranald

We stay at Motels over night and have lunch on the boat,traveling by boat you see the river Murray as it is, also I have done  the   Moulamein to Balranald   I have cruised the Edwards    Wakool     Murray  and the Murrumbidgee  rivers

these cruises are done by Spirit OFAustralia Cruises from Goolwa in South Australia

cadi
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22nd Oct 2011
10:25am

Never have done a Murray cruise, however in the last month I camped by the river on the way home from WA and the sun on the river at dawn was awesome

rosie1951
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18th Oct 2011
11:45pm

I just love travelling too. I have a few places on my bucket list. I would love to go to the land of my parents and siblings...Wales.

Also a journey through Mongolia to St Petersburg (The Hermitage) on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Aurora Borialis (Northern Lights) by going the length of Norway on a Cargo Ship.Anyway thats my wish list.

Re: travel I am ready to go anywhere anytime. I have very itchy feet. 

cadi
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22nd Oct 2011
10:28am

Hi Rosie, I think Wales is the pick of the United Kingdom absolutely beautiful. As I said the trans siberian is a DEFINITE, in the not to distant future. It would take too long now but next time I will tell you about a trip i did along the coast of Norway.

Zapot
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19th Oct 2011
12:08am

Did you get to have a look at Moulamein Jesse?

I lived about 3 miles out of Moulamein on the Balranald side. The farm was on the Edwards river. They used to catch 100 lb Murray Cod in the Edwards on my uncle's property. That was around 1946-50.  I went to the Moulamein School. We used "Kero" lamps at home,  no running water other than the river,  no phones at that time, no doctors and  only a "Bush Nurse".  We got a "Kero" fridge around 1948  and my auntie thought it was "the bees knees".  We had a Hand driven separator for milk and cream  with my job every morning before going to school 3 miles away was to do the separating. I learnt to swim in the Edwards. Sometimes our horses would swim over to the other side. It was my job to swim over and round them up, 4 HUGE draft horses, well I was only a little fellow at that time.

jessej
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19th Oct 2011
7:57am

Zapot if you could see how the Edwards river is full of snags it would be to dangerous to swim in  now if the Greenies and their tree hugging mates  would let the NSW Government clear the river then it would be ok,we had trouble getting thru in parts the boat is a 30 foot long weighs about 4 tons and draws 18 inches of water,Moulamein is still a small township,we had lunch at the big old woolshed on the river just out of the town where we left from,but just to be away from everything is great,Zapot you should try this trip sometime 

Zapot
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19th Oct 2011
8:36am

The Woolshed-shearing shed brings back memories  We drove our flock of sheep there every year.  They were shorn and dipped all at the same time. It was not an easy job hearding a flock of sheep  3 miles down the road and an old black ewe who knew the way there and back along with  my uncle and aunt and 2 sheep dogs with me bringing up the rear. Some good memories and some not quite so good.

Sounds a good idea doing the trip Jesse as 40 years since I saw the Edwards.

Nautilus
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19th Oct 2011
9:24am

If you don't mind Zapot and jessey, I'd like to butt in to say picturesque that area is. The sort of place you'd like to stay how it is but not become a tourist trap.  Moulamein is a very old town.  I must hitch the caravan up and wander back that way.  Where have the years gone since the last visit?

Zapot, you should get those memories recorded at least electronically. Very valuable oral memories they are for future generations.  I spent a lot of time on hand operated cream separators, on making butter and the other fundamentals of farm life.  In the Nanny State would a child ever use a chaff cutter?  I did and performed a lot of other valuable work for the family as well when my age was in single numbers.  You would have had to pitch in too.

rosie1951
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19th Oct 2011
9:29am

Cadi a friend of mine has travelled extensively . He is a passionate off the track traveller and has been to most of  the places you mentioned. He said the BEST trip he has done by far was the Galapagos Islands.  

jessej
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19th Oct 2011
12:02pm

all you Aussies travel Australia and help the small aussies companies,we have wonderful places to visit

Nautilus
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19th Oct 2011
5:07pm

Not all councils are welcoming to caravanners for example.  The short-sighted accommodation owners can't see that trade brings other tourists.  Caravanners and free campers buy food, fuel and other products, as well as spending on local entertainment.

A smart council adds free camps and roadside stops with clean basic facilities.  These are not wasteful overheads.

toria
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19th Oct 2011
5:20pm

Keep it coming you guys I am loving all the info re travelling which I can't do! Love reading about your adventures--better than a book!!

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