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Moira

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  • Day137

    Victoria

    March 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Just had a great few days free camping with friends. Camped by the river, Shane & Bags having a fish while Shar & myself had a good ole chin wag Milly had a ball & even Found a few Koalas.

  • Day20

    Last day at Lakeside

    August 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Today was a lazy day at Lakeside. The sun was out today so it was nice staying at the resort.

    The morning started with us working on the video slideshow on our holiday to Vietnam. I needed a break so I made I made iced doughnuts for morning tea. Then back to the computer. As it was a nice day we went for a walk around the lake before having homemade vegetable soup. Then back to the slideshow a few more hours and we have finally finished. It was a holiday which we enjoyed for 1 month and took me 5 months to put all the pictures,videos and music together.

    Now time to cook dinner and pack up everything for an early start in the morning.
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  • Day99

    Murray River - Forges Beach no. 1

    March 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Overnight at a fantastic free camp on the Murray, complete with our own sandy beach. We both had a swim and Marg was so relaxed she fell asleep in the pool hammock and floated downstream! Unfortunately the neighbours woke and returned her...heheRead more

  • Day15

    Lakeside Country Club

    July 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    The activity for today is planning the week, catching up on computer work and getting to know the area.

    This morning we were greeted with birds, not kangaroos. After breakfast some research on what Numurkah has to offer and what we can do during our week here.

    Once we had worked out our program for the week it was time to explore the resort. It is very good for young and old and I think that summertime would be fabulous. The resort has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2 playgrounds, squash and tennis courts, volley ball, basketball, mini golf, a large outdoor domino set, a teenage area with pool tables and an adult room with a lovely fireplace, large TV and more pool tables. Set right next to a lake where you can go canoeing and even fish. The resort even set the fishing rods up for you to try and catch what ever is in the lake. It would be great for large family holidays.
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  • Day17

    Wet day in Numurkah

    July 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    A wet day in Numurkah today so I made cup cakes in the pie maker for morning tea.

    The remainder of the morning was computer work. These slide shows are never ending. I am currently working on our Vietnam Cambodia trip which requires 2 hours of music. So trying to work out the music ,download and upload is very time consuming and trying but we are getting there. 1 hour to go, I am now up to Cambodia.

    After a few hours and lunch we thought fresh air would be good. The rain has stopped but still cold. John found a winery close by so we popped in the car for a 8 min drive, I checked Google along the only to find closed Monday and Tuesday. So we turned around and went into town for petrol. We are now back at the computer.
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  • Day19

    Cactus Country

    July 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Back on the road and this time to Cactus Country, fingers crossed it is not a cactus visit.

    On driving up the driveway we already knew that this was going to be intetesting.

    Cactus Country has 4,000 species of cacti and succulents from around the globe which are presented in an unforgettable journey throughout eight different garden trails.

    Is sounds really good and it was Ok but does need some maintance especially as you pay an entrance fee of $15 each (for the Oldies).

    We walked around the gardens for about an hour before heading back to the Cafe for Nacho's, Cactus Cake and Cactus Ice Cream. Nacho's average but the cake and ice cream was very nice.

    They do a Day of the Dead Party for Halloween which looked interesting maybe one day in the future when there is not a Halloween Party at Camperdown Castle.

    Our culinary day has ended as we are back on the road to Lakeside unless you call Satay Chicken for dinner a culinary expereince. John probably does as he like's all food especially my cooking.
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  • Day14

    Home for the week

    July 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Back on the road this time it is my turn to drive. The country side is so pretty along the way cattle, sheep and alpaca all grazing on the lush green fields.

    Now in Numurkah stopped at the local IGA before heading to Lakeside Country Club our home for the week. This is another place from our holiday club. This unit has also been designed badly. I really do not understand why these places do not have storage in the bedroom or the bathroom. These places are timeshare and you book for a week. We have taken over the second bedroom beds as our walk in wardrobe.Read more

  • Day15

    Not so Wetlands

    July 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    After lunch we went for a walk to a local attraction near the resort as the description sounded great and the front desk staff also said it was a nice place to visit.
    This is the write up about the Wetlands in a brochure: "Located east of the resort, just a short walk down the road, there is a variety of wildlife to be observed from the viewing platforms and boardwalks. Enjoy the wonderful diversity of the wildlife and woodland."

    Once at the start of the Wetlands this is the description.

    "Kinnairds Wetland is part of a larger natural wetland (a prior stream depression). Covering an area of 93 hectares of natural and constructed wetlands, Kinnairds Wetland is part of a scheme designed to provide major regional drainage benefits for land in the Muckatah Catchment. The wetland is fed by flows from the Muckatah Surface Water Management Scheme, which has a 600 km² catchment, beginning in Yarrawonga. The natural and constructed areas of the wetland act as a retarding basin. This aids in filtering sediments and nutrients, and minimises the rate of flows entering the Broken Creek to the south, which eventually flows into the Murray River in the Barmah Forest".

    However, what we saw was 1 bird, a small creek and mostly dry river beds and dead trees and grasses. Not really a wetland. When we left the area we actally saw more bird life in the land near our resort.

    We then drove into town for some groceriers. It was like a ghost town almost everything was shut even though it was before 3pm on Saturday afternoon. One supermarket was open but I only purchased things for dinner tonight and breaky tomorrow, as it was really expensive. We will be out tomorrow and I am sure I will be able to find a Woolworths or Coles were I can finish shopping at a decent proce. I don't usually worry about how much things are but this was really noticeable. The tiny tins of baked beans for example were nearly $2 a can, tomatos were $9.99 a kilo and they were horrible, the stawberries were Ok at $3,99 a punnet.

    Back at the resort for the day, our activites start tomorrow.
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  • Day45

    Yarrawonga River Camp

    February 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    There must be thousands of camp sites along the Murray River. This camp was one of the nicest we camped at.

    We arrived in time for lunch and were setup quite quickly. Happy hour with a cour of other people from Melbourne then an early night. We decided we would have breakfast at YarrawongaRead more

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