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jono967 04-11-2012 07:54 AM

Extended Easter Break In The Australian High Counrty
 
Wendy and I took an extended break and disappeared from Wednesday before Easter and came back yesterday (Tuesday) with no kids just two dogs a Jeep and the camper
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The Jeep looked sooo pretty when we left Wednesday morning

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The first night was a little overcast with a near full Moon but fairly warm. The sky looked awesome

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The moon was full at some stage of the trip

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We set up camp in a private little section and had it all to ourselves with the river running on one side a track the other and bush surrounding the rest.

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Easter Sunday Wendy heated up the hot cross buns in the camp oven Yummmy

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This tree looked stunning

jono967 04-11-2012 07:56 AM

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Some of the webs hanging of the same tree one morning

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We visited the Dogs Grave on the way up to Omeo

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Another old relic
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Man and his dogs. Well maybe one dog and the other a glorified mummy's boy

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The old and the new

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Spare parts

jono967 04-11-2012 07:57 AM

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An Oriental mine site just before entering Omeo

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An old disused bridge built after the first world war by return soldiers

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We headed up to have a look at the ruins of Australia's first Hydro scheme built in the early 1900's but the DSE had closed the track to the actual ruins at least the scenery up to the gate was impressive
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Victoria Falls ( a little smaller than the famous ones)

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We decided to head back to camp taking a different route and came across this magnificent camping spot
Queens Birthday Weekend look out here we come

jono967 04-11-2012 07:58 AM

On Monday after resting all Sunday I told Wendy I just want to go for a short drive to a pretty little hut I know of not far away.
Well all was going well till I missed the alternative track and....
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Only a little stuck

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The winch worked finally after i remember about the safety disconnect we installed when we wired up the Jeep's winch

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Pretty hut with a pretty girl

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An ideal renovator

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Another fireplace from an even older hut we are guessing

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She made it back all in on piece

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Where we camped

Hope you enjoyed the trip report

Belto 04-11-2012 08:12 AM

that is amazing!! congratzz

bdelpilar 04-21-2012 11:10 AM

This is awesome. Looks like a fun time!

chucky cheese 04-21-2012 06:05 PM

Nice! Queens birthday weekend? I did not know you celebrated Liberace's birthday down under.

willee51 04-23-2012 06:04 PM

Excellent trip-report amd what a great job with the pix :thumb: I almost feel like I was there myself :D

Would love to take such a trip in Australia, such an interesting country:punk:


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