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Wagga Wagga

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  • Day42

    Den Buschfeuern ausgewichen.

    January 14 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Es wurden nicht 500km sondern 350km aber dies ohne Probleme. Wir sind ca 500km Nordwestlich von Melbourne. Der Wind trägt teilweise den Brandgeschmack bis hierher und der Rauch ist allgegenwertig. Die Landschaft ist geprägt von riesen Feldern eine Region hatte Kirschbäume und es hat viele Schaffe.
    Besonderheit:bei Baustellen wird die Autokollone🚕🚗🚗🚘🚚🚛⛟ abwechseln von einem Fahrzeug eskortiert wir waren dabei die Vordersten
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  • Day14

    Mitten im Nirgendwo

    February 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    Nachdem wir uns gestern Melbourne angeschaut haben, waren wir sehr spät dran und haben erst nach 8 Uhr abends einen Campingplatz gefunden. Unser Passionsfruchtrisotto mussten wir dann mit der Stirnlampe essen, damit wir den Teller sehen konnten.

    Also nahmen wir uns für heute vor, etwas früher nach einer Schlafstelle zu suchen. Da unser nächstes Ziel Canberra ist, suchten wir in der Mitte ein geeignetes Nachtlager und fanden eines mitten im Nirgendwo.

    Und so sitzen wir nun hier, schauen auf den Fluss und beobachten die unzähligen Kakadus, die hier rumfliegen.
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  • Day377

    Currawananna forest

    May 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Stayed a couple of days at the Currawananna Forest by the river.

  • Day1

    Collingullie

    July 17, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Stopped and had a wander around the Gullie. Many fond memories here.

  • Day13

    Wagga Day Two

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Woke up to very thick smoke so gave us a taste of what the rest of the state has been experiencing for the past month. We heard early one group of friends were safely back in Melbourne and tonight the other group we were concerned about are on the road to Canberra which is a relief.

    This morning we did a bike ride around Lake Albert supposedly. You can see from the photos why we think there was a lake there. Halfway around we ran into someone who we had met in Morocco who is now a policeman in Wagga. It was lovely to catch up with him and hear some local outlook. Hi Tony! Our eyes were stinging with the smoke by the time we got back to the caravan. The air quality in Wagga today was 259ppm. Safe air quality is 50ppm.

    Regan baked some awesome scones in the caravan oven for lunch. This afternoon we had some cabin fever with the smoke and 35 again so took off into town for a visit to the National Glass Art Gallery. Wagga is the home of glass in Australia evidently and work on display was amazing.

    We drove up the hill to a look-out but was a bit pointless today. Back to the camp for the predictable swim and evening tipple. We watched the news and saw more communities being told to leave before it was too late this time Wagga and Tumut were the evacuation points. This evening when we were swimming we met a family who had had 3 days in the danger zone with no power and had made the call to drive out. They hope to go home on Monday but there are absolutely no guarantees. On the way back to the van we saw at least 4 other families we suspect are in the same situation, all rather confronting.

    Tomorrow we are heading Melbourne way but will break the trip with a night in Shepparton. More heat predicted but hopefully less smoke haze
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  • Day12

    Junee to Wagga Wagga

    January 1 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Awoke to dense smoke in Junee. The smell hit us and the view was like dusk. As we packed up and set off the day was forecast as another warm one. Only 34 degrees but it does slow down our activities. On the road to Wagga the smoke was thick but within 15 minutes we were out into a clear day. Still a light haze but nothing like the brown tinge we came from. The wind had changed direction overnight which pushed the smoke our way.
    Uneventful drive as it was only 40 minutes. Got into Wagga late morning and wandered the shops for a time then set up camp. By now the temperature was hot so a quick grocery shop, a visit to the old railway station then back to the camp pool with about 10 noisy kids churning up the water.
    Book reading in the shade with a drink, dinner and another swim. Nice to have a slow day.
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  • Day13

    Wagga Wagga

    July 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    The hotel in Bathurst provided a lovely hot breakfast before we headed out for the day. We considered beginning with the National Motorsport Museum but settled for a couple of laps on the Mount Panorama circuit before setting out south for Wagga Wanna.

    The four-hour drive soon flattened out and became far more green than we've been used to seeing (hopefully not due to the torrential rain we are apparently heading towards in Melbourne). Mercifully a lack of roadkill and lambs frolicking in the fields made for a lot more heartening journey.

    Wagga Wagga is the biggest town we've been in for a while and had more shops but had the littlest going on with few museums or events. So we found a local microbrewey and tried the local brew and hit the "beach" (an inland sandy riverbank) before enjoying happy hour schooners and chips at Bay85. A more relaxed and uneventful day than our previous, but tomorrow we head to Melbourne!
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  • Day21

    Wagga Wagga

    March 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Justa short drive from Junee . We did our Saturday Park run around lake Albert.

    City walk down church street through Victory gardens then up the main drag. Had a look through the city gallery they had the Bald archives on display quite hilarious.

    Also time for the Wild Hogs off on our bike ride along the Murrumbidgee river.
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  • Day1

    Wagga Wagga

    July 4, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    So it's the end of Day 1 and I'm snuggled up in Wagga Wagga.

    Roadkill winner for the day: Wombats.
    Saw about 5 poor little buggers. They claimed the day's crown over a fox, a couple of possums and some other thing that was too mangled to know what it was.

    Last time I was in Wagga was for Uni Games back in....well, ages ago. The only memory I have is my mates and I fanging around the streets in a rogue trolley and being given a "complementary lift" back to the caravan park in the back of a paddy wagon, which was a fun first. I'm guessing this trip will be slightly less eventful.

    Got in at dusk, and will be out again early in the morning - not much time to explore here today. I'll pick up a few brochures at the Information Centre tomorrow and plan a bit more Wagga Wagga exploration when I stop in on the way back.

    Monday nights in Wagga are pretty dire - not too many places open for a feed (perhaps I'm just city-spoilt) but it was a cool feeling to drive through the main street and for the most part, seeing barely a soul.

    Looking forward to checking out some of the old buildings here in the daylight - looks like there's some gorgeous old architecture around the place.
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