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Apr 7, 2013 - Day of Rest

What a beautiful spot. The stillness of the water and the light on the water, its just a peaceful Place. We listened to Joel and Victoria Osteen this morning on ACC channel. They gave very uplifting messages. 'God addressed Gideon as a mighty man of valour. Gideon said he wasn't but went on to do mighty exploits.' The labels people put on us are not what we are. We can accept them or reject them. God says in Jeremiah 29:11 'he knows the plans he has for us, they are for good and not for evil.' God knows the end from the beginning so...

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Nov 22, 2012 - Staying in broken hill for work

Turns out alls good and Marc has work til Christmas. I' ll head home 27th nov in time for nanas bday and Marc will be home on the 23rd. We hope you have enjoyed reading about our adventures and he look forward to seeing you all soon for a Christmas drink. Cheers Marc Rach and Joshie xxx

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Oct 16, 2012 - In the footsteps of June Bronhill

A free day in The Hill. Blowing a red hot desert breeze – I feel a song from the Desert Song coming on…. Richard Tauber did a great version of this…. But here is the Gordon McCrea version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkcAa1j0CR0 and for just a good foot tapping desert experience have a look at this clip from the original 1929 film, technically very interesting as sound had only been introduced in 1928 with the Jolson Story and this is a hybrid, with sound and titles on the screen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i8XFwIudGQ Lonely as a...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Kimba to "The Hill"

15th Monday Lots of Emus on the road today, some with chicks fortunately they can only run forwards… We left Kimba around 0830 expecting to drive to Peterborough but we got there around lunchtime and as its daylight saving we drove on to Broken Hill. Filled up at the same servo in Port Augusta where we spotted Lisa McCune last year... All went well till disaster struck 30km east of Cockburn (pronounced Coburn); we ran out of Minties, it must be some sort of record, one bag of Minties from Esperance to near Cockburn. Second disaster hit the...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Broken Hill

Hi every one, We had to drive yesterday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm because all the Caravan parks were closed in between it was a very long way for poor soob to pull the van. Today I caught up with some friends and then we went sight seeing . We went to a new restaurant they put on the slag heap a put in a photo from the top. We saw my old houses then went to look at the spring flowers out at the national park. I put a photo up of the start desert pea. They are beautiful. Tomorrow more sightseeing and dinner with our friends. Thanks for your...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Broken Hill

Today we travelled from Dubbo to Broken Hill - 730km's A huge drive but we all coped extremely well. Lots of school work was done!!! Just outside Dubbo we stopped & collected cotton which was lining the roadside as the fields had just been harvested. Initially we thought it was rubbish until the penny dropped. Broken Hill was a welcome sight & after a quick set up (we love the new camper trailer) we headed off to the local pub for a feed. The next day we visited the Pro Hart gallery, Silver Mint & Chocolate shop. I loved the Pro Hart...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Third Night - Broken Hill

Hi Everybody, Today was an eventful one, beginning with a soggy start to the day. Rained ALLLLL night in Mildura, the camper got saturated (somebody didn’t put the bed-end flies up) and so did the bedding :(. Then some car problems put us behind by a couple of hours, so once again it was a short day. However, it was a good trip and the boys got very excited spotting Emus and wild goats wandering around the bush/scrub or whatever you call that stuff that goes on and on and on...... ;) One advantage of leaving later is that all the Grey...

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May 21, 2012 - Menindee

After spending a fortune on worms trying to catch something better than a stinking carp we gave up and decided to head into Broken Hill, around 116ks away. Lashed out and chose to stay in a 5 star 'top tourist' caravan park arriving early, around 11.30. Turns out it was very lucky we head into town so early as the park has been at 100% capacity every night for the last week or so and if we'd arrived any later they wouldnt have had a site for us. Bit of a strange park, there is different types of areas and all with different prices. Only a...

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Nov 21, 2011 - Day 77 & 78 Broken Hill

We left Port Augusta early enough but were held up by the search for coffee and something to eat. Not much open early on a Sunday morning in smaller towns. We finally found a small coffee shop open next door to an underground car park which was buzzing with people perusing the markets. Now we know why the streets were so empty, they were all car boot shopping.  After the caffeine find we meandered through the foothills if the Flinders Ranges through Horrocks Pass and stopping at Hancocks Lookout which overlooks back to Port Augusta and...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Broken Hill

Episode 7 of 9 – Yeppoon to Port Augusta Cobar to Broken Hill Broken Hill is 3039kms from Dunsborough. The 450kms drive was as boring as all hell and seemed to go on and on forever, through countryside that was almost totally devoid of any characteristics. Flat, dry and featureless, with the only distraction being the number of wild emus and goats that one had to keep one’s eye on, as they all seem to have a death wish and cross the road just as you’re going passed. We refueled midway at a place called Wilcannia and oh my God, what a dump....

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Jul 26, 2011 - Silvercity

Broken Hill----- roads built to break cars. The roads over here South Aus and NSW are terrible, a local came up to me and said he was looking forward to going over to Western Australia because of the good roads. Took an adventure ride on their roads to Silvercity which was well worth the 50km return trip, could have stayed in the pub all afternoon with an open fire.

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Jul 25, 2011 - New South Wales and Broken Hill

Leisurely morning until 9am when we had the shuttle bus booked to take us up just short of Wangara Lookout out across Wilpena Pound. While loading the car the male kangaroo who had been grazing on the front lawn outside reception ambled on over to our car. He was very interested in what was in there. Obviously he could smell Paul’s packet of cornflakes in the back. He used his front claws to drag a plastic bag of dirty washing out onto the ground and put his head in to further investigate. Not having any luck he hopped on over to the door...

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