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Sep 29, 2016 - Still in Burra

The weather is cold, very cold and there is no power. We decide to stay given the very cyclonic winds and awful nature of the day. The power came back on around lunch so we put the heater on and while the clothes were washing we watched movies, read books and drank lots of warm beverages. the wind still was gusty all day - hopefully we can head off in the morning.

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Sep 28, 2016 - On to South Australia and bad weather

With a good tail wind we left Broken Hill under beautiful blue skies and headed for South Australia. What marvellous landscape - wide open land for as far as you could see. Passed through lots of small ex-railway towns, all with their tanks still standing. Decided to head further south in South Australia given the severe weather warnings being issued so we stopped off in the historic town of Burra. We had stayed here before on our trip around Australia. Lovely town - except the weather had caused blackouts right across the state. We had a...

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Jul 4, 2016 - DAY 75

Day 75. Into Wentworth and took photo’s of the river boats lined up on the river bank. Drove around Mildura to have a look. Had lunch at Cullulleraine Lakes and on the way to the boarder at Yamba we could see a dust storm, as we got closer it started to rain so we ended up driving through a dust storm while it was raining. Camped just out of Burra.

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RUSSANDY 2016

Jun 3, 2016 - Burra

Hi Ho Hi Ho ei ffwrdd i weithio i ni fynd so sung the miners at Burra as they walked off for their daily toil, pasties and picks in hand. We were lucky today to catch the gatekeeper at his staion in the pumping engine at the Burra Mine, its open 1030 – 1230 and costs $4 for “concessions” to get the talk and see the site from inside the barbed wire entanglements... The nice chap from the National Trust knew his stuff and gave us a most informative talk, its a shame the engine has been scrapped, they must be absolutley amazing, this one had...

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Apr 7, 2015 - how cold

6/4 Time to leave and head to the wine country.We think our roads are chock-as well nothing to the road leading back to Adelaide. We were lucky we could cut across but the others were in the jam for 5 hours and all the mayor could say "it is only once a year". We had lunch at Clare. The Clare Valley is known for its Riesling wine. It is a pretty area. We never stopped at any of the wineries. Then onto Burra. On arriving in Burra we thought we had hit snow country it was so cold. Thanks for air con. The top temp for today was 13deg minimum...

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Apr 7, 2015 - Mount Bryan via Burra

Today was our second miserable weather day. But stopping off at Burra and seeing the old building of the miners and the hole that they dug in excavating copper was well worth the time. It was then only about 10klm onto Mount Bran. The whole area is covered in wind turbines and yes the wind was blowing. We camped between the old railway station siding trying to get some shelter. No photo's but they have a wind turbine blade mounted horizontally for close inspection. There is a very old pub across the road built with beautiful stone. No TV...

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Nov 5, 2013 - It's finished

16th October to 6th November, 2013 As you can see from the picture, the sunsets aren’t as spectacular here as they are further out west but still nice all the same and a lovely way to end the day. You wouldn’t believe the difference a couple of weeks make. Back when we first arrived here it was lush and green, now it’s very dry and the only greens that can be seen are the salt bush type weeds. There has been no rain in the two months of our stay and the day we plan on leaving they forecast 20mm. We will make sure that it rains; we are going...

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Oct 15, 2013 - Burra

15/10 – Time to head for the hills, and Burra (40kms out of Clare) was our destination. We have camped at the showground for $15 per night, hot showers, toilets, water, you had to look hard for a level site but we managed one that wasn’t too bad. They just had their show last weekend, so we were lucky. Toured the town today, very historic and a real surprise after driving through acres of agriculture. It has a history of copper mining and the town still has all it old houses made of local stone, just walking the back streets was gorgeous,...

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Oct 15, 2013 - More doings at Baldina

30TH September to 16th October 2013 Baldina has purchased another 10 breeding Poll Merino Rams at a cost of around $20k. You would want to be certain of a return on your money with that sort of outlay. The other rams were brought in from the paddock and they were all put into the “race” and inspected and all are in prime condition and only one had to be treated for a grass seed in his eye. After walking the rams back to their paddock the dog decided that a ride home would be in order. They love being with Kobey and will take any opportunity...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Week #2 Baldina

Week #2 on Baldina Station 22nd – 29th September, 2013. Expecting more adventures this week didn’t quite work out the way I had envisaged. Monday and Tuesday were trough runs and I went along this time. The countryside over the hill is just wonderful, you feel like you are a million miles from suburbia and that suits us fine. The main part of the flock is located over the hill and we drove around to check on them, as Kobey does most days, but today, using the same route as yesterday, we went axle deep in a wombat hole. We also saw a lovely...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Week #1 Baldina Station

15th – 22nd September, 2013 We are at the end of our first week in Burra. We are actually 12ks from Burra on a 20,000 acre sheep station called BALDINA STATION. The set up for the van is great. There is a gravel slab to park on with plenty of room to set up the awning and associated shade clothes and a camp fire area as well. Connections to power and beautiful sweet tank water are right there as well. Camping here is free so long as you give a couple of hours a day helping out in return. This is certainly not hard to do and we consider it a...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Charleville to Burra Sth Aus.

14th September, 2013 We left Charleville last Tuesday (10th) and headed south. Our four days with Erin were nice and it also allowed us time to have the car serviced, haircuts and top up grocery items as well as doing a few loads of washing. I am quite please we are heading south; surely it has to be a bit cooler in the south. Our first stop was Cunnamulla mid-morning to have a look around as any other time we had been this way time didn’t allow to do the touristy bit. Cunnamulla originated as a settlement in the 1860’s and the name is...

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