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Covid-19 is turning the World over and over and many computer companies are closing down around the World.
All my websites have been using a host network in the United States for the last 14yrs.
It is now time to move back to Australia and host our websites here in Canberra that way we can make a call if we have a problem.
Australia has trouble with its internet but a lot less than other countries most place in the US are working from home and thousands have loss their job..
At the end of July the US host site will close down for good. We have started moving all files to Canberra Australia.
All our websites including the popular "Three Dot' will be via the website.


www.a1onsite.com.au
Click Here

It seems the United States host are in some trouble putting the price up as much as 90% then you have the low Australian dollar. If you live in Australia and use a host in the US your costs are up to almost double last year. Website hosting in Australia is much cheaper.
I will keep you all up to date on Three Dots. So Canberra here we come and you all have fun, I am sure we all will over the next few weeks..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 30th May 2020

Today we had a bit of a twist and put on some old clothes and looking for junk. Out the road there is a place where some 4000 Chinese live in the 1860s it is just out of White Cliffs and just good fun seeing what you can find..


It is not much now but in 1860 it was a big town made of tents and pubs made with canvas along with shop's...


Carol had the camera while I had a look around ...


In the background Smiths Hill where we live...


You find broken glass bottles by the 1000s broken plates and heaps of metal junk...

The Chinese came here looking for Opal stone and they were the first people to mine the site where we now live... We found some Chinese jars when building our place...

Not a lot today but we had fun, you all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 29th May 2020

Yes the weekend is here and for some people it is a long weekend like ACT .... Went back out around the Opal mines again so as to get a better look at the open cut Opal mines there are a number this year....


They make a drive way down after digging down 20ft plus they drive down and dig out another 20ft... All looking for Opal ...


More underground homes in the same hill that we live, at the end of the hill around 400m from our place...


The last bit of roof to fix up in the new kitchen it will look a lot better in a few day time...

 

The internet seems to be ok we have had trouble over the last four weeks and always on a Friday night... You all have fun this weekend ...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 28th May 2020

Nice day21c in town today and 100% blue sky a nice day...

This has turned up on top of the hospital in the last few day (that's what you call big money) multi array I hope they get a better Internet after all that work and cost...


Up at Dick Opal shop in White Cliffs...


Someone build a nice seat on Turley Hill the seat looks to the North East ....


I have been asked are they still mining for Opal in White Cliffs, yes they are and look at how big an hole this amount of dirt would make (big time Opal mine) there are a number like this...


I am told but never checked there are 80,000 hole dug around White Cliffs. The holes are 20ft to 100ft deep an old say in White Cliffs you never walk backwards...

 

From Bernie in Howlong

Here's your photo in that sunset's realistic tones . I got couple aboriginal mates (King Billy Cokebottle and Morton) here in Howlong who did the kula correction on their special computer using the kulas they print their indigenous Australian, black-fella flag with. Looks good me tin-kit.. I had to negotiate, but they settled for a packet of smokes and 2 stubbies to do the job.

Thanks Bernie...

 

From Ian and Pauline in Yass:


A few weeks ago in Yass New South Wales

The change of season. Where did the colour go? (Ian they call in Autumn ....) Thank you for sending it to Three Dots...

 

A big Three Dots today and you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th May 2020

A lot better day in White Cliffs today, 19c and blue sky with the sun out all day... But the sunset last night was unreal the whole sky lit up in red, orange and yellow..


The camera did not show the total sky from North to South in a ball of light...


It was outstanding in the west sky as good as I have ever seen...


A lot of people asked about Doug's Place, yes it is open to the public at a very small cost... The three pictures below are marked in this picture...


Everyone like the railway spike's people...


Railway spikes can ride bikes...


There is heaps to look at in White Cliffs...

 

Doug place is worth a look, as for the great sunsets that happen maybe ten times a year...

 

You all have fun and hello to people in Victoria ....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26th May 2020


There are a number of nasty plants growing in the yard I been cutting then out, I did spray them about ten days ago with Zero maybe I need something a bit better... You walk near this plant it will bite you...


Never seen the sun all day it was 17c today tops.. The red line shows the White Cliffs Airport not far from home...


The weather was not to flash today I did think it would rain but nothing...


Working in the new kitchen I almost filled another trailer load for the tip on the edge of town...


In and working inside the kitchen the Volt meter that show es the power in the 12v battery driving the lights in the house... As a point on a sunny day it reads around 14.5v from the Solar Cell on the roof...


The sitting room off the new kitchen is ready to paint "It is build" at last...


I also trimmed along the roof today and filled any holes... And in this picture I see one I missed...

 

Below is a video sent to be if is off the Hume Weir Albury Wodonga, Fantastic...

From Bernie in Howlong:

Easy-on-the-eye drone footage of the tail [southern end] of Lake Hume as the Mitta river [visible in this video as the main stream] flows into Hume. The drone footage was taken from the eastern side of Lake Hume near directly opposite Tallangatta township on the far side [sunset side] of all the imagery. Lake Hume is 21 % at 23 May, being the date of this video. Hume's level needs to be 50% before the water laps at the boat ramp of Tallangatta township at this area known as the Tallangatta flats.

As an mp4 file the attachment here-below should open when clicked on. If not, click on the Download arrow to save to your computer file for later viewing.

To See Video CLICK HERE..

 

Hope you like today and you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Monday 25th May 2020

Start of new week in town yesterday we went for a light lunch at the White Cliffs Hotel I enjoyed the time away from the house after all we been locked up for a long time...


Above ground home for sale in town CBD just a 100m from the Hotel....


Drove around via Doug place he has a really good outback garden made of rock and metal, Doug collects metal...


Made of railway spikes in the garden.. Well done...


This is in the CBD area of White Cliffs called "Doug's place"... Worth a good look...


That's an old car and it will get a new life one day soon he is really good with metal...

Just one more thing you will find in town there is always something to look at in White Cliffs...

 

That's Monday in town... you all have fun and big hello to all that read Three Dots in Western Australia...

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 24th May 2020

Well another day in the Outback today a very cold day 14c tops and the wind will cut you in half it is so cold I had to go find a jumper... We went out for the first time today to the Hotel for lunch, I had a funny feeling like I should not be here you may get Covid-19 sit well away from everyone else there were four in our group and that was it no one else turned up we had the place to ourself..


The motel rooms at the back of the pub, no one to be seen not a person ...


We went and seen Dick and his son Rusty at the Opal shop (good friends) and the have a new pet and it is only a puppy he has one new friend...


The old dog is staying away been here for years but not happy about the new kid in town...


Looking East from Dicks place they can watch the sun come up every morning a hard working family they mine for Opal from 4am every day...


Picture of town from our place green grass a lot of it...


At our place I sat the camera on the ground and took this picture I like it.. Sprayed the weeds about ten days ago and now they seem to be getting bigger every day... I am told that's right they fall over soon...

 

That's Sunday this week and the end of a weekend you all have fun and hello to all in Victoria ....

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd May 2020

They say it is 16c outside today and we have a very light rain the type of rain you have all day and adds up to less than 1mm...

Went for a drive with the camera and took some of the sign post in town... as below...


Wilcannia been there heaps of time.. Wanaaring, never been there.. Tibooburra and Cameron's Corner it is a dirt road and not a good one. Just out of Tibooburra you fine Cameron's Corner state post you are in New South Wales one step and you are in South Australia one more step and you are in Queensland one more step and you are back in New South Wales.


The road to Wilcannia is a seal road all other roads out of town are dirt roads ...


The Opal Pioneers Reserve is where the Caravan Park is and the local Swimming Pool (open in summer)...


About 2km's from here the White Cliffs Opal Fields it is worth trying your luck out there...

 

From Bernie in Howlong

It's not your average repair job — wrangling a kangaroo, fixing the skylight it had just fallen through, and then making the roof wildlife-proof.

It's all part of being the maintenance man at the White Cliffs Underground Motel in far western New South Wales.

This is worth a read (Thanks Bernie) CLICK HERE...

 

Surging seas have battered beaches and rattled communities along Victoria’s 2500 kilometres coastline since Easter, raising confronting questions about how to respond to rising oceans and rapid erosion.

High tides, big swells and storms have combined to pummel dunes and roads as anxious communities face the reality that homes and businesses may soon be at risk. READ MORE CLICK HERE

 

From Faye in Wangaratta

Today's riddle for seniors... Here is the situation:

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is a sharp drop-off..

On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the kangaroo.

What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?

Give-up??

see answer below

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Get off the merry-go-round and go home;

You've had enough excitement for one day...

Good one Funny Funny....

 

That's Three Dots for today so you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Most of today was taken up fixing my green laptop computer it stopped working at the end of last month and I had a lot of trouble trying to get it going... Well the good news is it is fixed at last a bad file a virus just not sure but I worked out what file it was and deleted it from the computer... I am getting to old for all this crap, just takes me two long these days...

Cold day here 14c with a very cold wind but no rain today all we need now is sun shine...

Why, I wonder why the Internet has a crash in town almost every Friday night it has a fit and a big slow down like it is now.

I got an email this week from Origin about reading my own power meter, just seem a bit odd that we read our own meter. I did right back and say we love to be able to read our own power meter but it is locked and you have the key... Has any one else had a request like this or is it another scam...???

The White Cliffs pub will open for a meal on Sunday so we are going along this be our first time out in four months for a meal ....

Hello to all in Queensland, sent us some warm weather...

 

Have fun this weekend ....

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Where to now from June 1st we can move around New South Wales we are planning a trip down South sometime soon I need some water fitting.....


The new road out pass the tip and Tuesday rain, we had water over the road you have to wonder why they did not put a pipe under the road..


From the same spot on the roadway that is the hill we live on... This picture is taken looking South...

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The council got rid of a few old cars around town both pictures taken at the tip today ....

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Almost there I sand down the roof tomorrow and add the third coat of plaster top dress, that is a lot of work for Carol and I over the last month. All the lighting you see is solar power to a big 12v battery that feed the kitchen...

Well that's today Thursday and you all have fun...

It was only 15c in White Cliffs today but no more rain. Will this be a flower year when the outback is covered with wild flower's I have only seen on year with flower's and that was around the year 2000 a long time ago...

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020 (Scott Birthday)

Last night after I put Three Dots up on the net, the rain came down 13mm (910 Lt's) with thunder and lighting we had only used 140 lt after the last good rain so the rain water tank went in over flow big time, just been on the internet looking for a new water tank 1000 to 3000 Lt's that will fit inside our 6x4ft trailer for the trip to White Cliffs...


What 13mm of rain does in the outback of NSW the roads are closed to the North ..


The local sign tell the story road closed to the North towards Queensland...


The roads are closed at the edge of town it maybe only 1/2in rain but sure made a mess...


First time I have seen this in town, someone thinks we are going to get a lot of rain in town...


It was in flood last night but just after lunch today it was back to normal...


To the East and the National Park 18kms East of White Cliffs, Road Closed...


The Mandalay Road closed to the East of town... (if you keep going you would end up in Bourke NSW...)

 

As for me I been working in the kitchen, all is good there...

 

All pictures today by Carol... You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Tuesday and it was a very busy day working in the kitchen. Seen there is no place to shop in White Cliffs for hardware I have to make use of what I have...


Home made cornice in the kitchen using the timber that we have it will look ok when I paint it, hope to paint on Thursday or Friday this week.


They say rain tonight, well they maybe right this was taken around 5:15pm today looking to the west...


Looking to the North East I say it is raining out there but it may be dry by the time it is hitting the ground.. Not a bad picture...


A wild flower I took outside tonight I notice this plant opens up when it is going to rain, we may get a drop...

From Bernie in Howlong :

.That's so true but I have been told a lot of places in White Cliffs will not open this year there are no people in town... In a normal year we get 30,000 to 50,000 visitor's this year maybe 10 people...

You will all be happy to know I finish the building of that kitchen this week but I said that last year stopped work and had a stroke but that will not happen this year...

Well that is today so you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th May 2020

There three pictures below taken from home as the sky and the sun plays trick with our eyes, it is mid afternoon when we took the pictures..

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As you can see very little cloud in the sky at the time as far as we can see rays of light across the outback I have never seen this before but worth a picture... If you have an answer please send us an email..


What I am doing in the kitchen over the next few day it all come together at long last...


I am going out to the kitchen tonight and start cleaning up that be a really big job... By the end of the week we will be sitting down and have a coffee well that's the plan...

Lot of my time today was put into the 12v solar lighting system I am working on...

 

This year we may not get away apart from a trip down South without the caravan for Christmas and a few day later we head back home to White Cliffs for the summer. If there is no fix for the Covid 19 we feel the risk maybe to high to travel around in the caravan. We are not young any more and being in White Cliffs may be the safer choice...

 

Anyway comment are welcome, we need to look at what's going on..

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 17th May 2020

Well we are back online this time it was all out of my control and the problem was with a main computer in Canberra Andrew in Canberra fixed it this afternoon....

Computer's today seem to give more trouble the Internet seems to be a big problem with problems almost every week... Or maybe I am just getting to old to keep up...

Rex.

 

 

From Ian who is in Yass...

Rex: Parks playgrounds and BBQ s now open in Yass

 

From Bill Queensland

Hi Rex
I had a really good bike ride this morning even though it drizzled rain up and back , was only dry for about 15 min's into the start of my ride. I haven’t had a decent bike ride for weeks only short ones that only go for just under an hour sometimes half hour before dark as have been busy with other jobs . So was good to get it done today .
Lots of people out  walking , surfing and swimming on this cold rainy day . I was at Mudjimba beach yesterday with some of the family  Karen Simpson and co that’s Margs daughter. Anyway she took picture of old woman island which can also be seen from Mooloolaba and you will see it in the clip I am sending but it’s a lot further away there.
Enjoy your day and your coffee..

 

From Bernie in Howlong:

Here's a little sunshine to sparkle up your life you old farts. The longer we keep Jack Frost at bay the better. But this last week's spell of warmish days up to 15 degrees at peak time about 2 pm is welcome on old bones. Cloudless skies and no wind it's very scenic here at both Lions and Memorial Parks in Howlong just gazing through the panoramic VW Beetle windscreen sipping a 400 ml can of Woodstock "Rum and Cola" and staring aimlessly at the river into the "never never" is pleasantly relaxing.  Hope you are all also having a sedentary afternoon  nodding off in your Jason recliners

 

Well back online, it is hard work when you are on and off line...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 16th May 2020

In the new kitchen the last ceiling panel is in place I put up three wall Gyprock panel starting on Monday next week they easy as they stand on the ground... Should get the three up in the same day...

The White Cliffs CWA Building in the main street of town, they doing it up over the next few months...


This is the old "White Cliffs Post Office" the new one is at the General Store in town... It is a nice old building...


The "White Cliffs Hospital" as we all call it, run by the "Royal Flying Doctor Service"... Out of Broken Hill...


The "White Cliffs hall" in the main street of town it is a big hall inside and is quite old but the hall is well kept...


They did some work on the road to the East of town, I may go for a walk along the creek, just may find an Opal never know your luck...


Along the same creek bed the only place trees seem to grow...

We are having trouble with the internet again but this is out of our control and the problem is in "Canberra" a long way from White Cliffs a lot of pages will not work till the problem is fixed..

 

Have a good weekend and have fun...

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Bill in Queensland just got his papers today he is now an Australian, after almost a life time living in Australia, fantastic news Bill I know it took you a while now if you leave Australia you can get back in to Australia... You can now eat Hot Pie and tomato sauce.. Great news...


White Cliffs Hotel is now open for meals, max 10 people who can sit 1.5m apart, no bar trade...


The sporting club is adding a new cool-room to the back of the kitchen and needs a plan for council (computer CAD Drawing) and guess who got the job of drawing an plan... You guessed right...


Across the road from the sporting club the old White Cliffs solar power station. Good talking point in White Cliffs...

Finished the window frame in Carol new Art Room well soon to be finish Art Room... just need three sheets of Gyprock to finish the wall behind me then a big paint job...

Tomorrow I hope to put up the last Gyprock sheet up in the kitchen for the ceiling it is getting there now (at last) then I get into doing the walls, take two days...

 

Friday night so the weekend is here just not sure what will be open in town...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Put another Gyprock sheet up on the ceiling in the kitchen so that's 2 out 3 complete need 48hrs to dry so I put the last one up of the weekend often that I need to do a lot of filling...

Needed to take the Proton for a drive so as to charge the new battery we put in two weeks ago...


The creek 10kms South Of White Cliffs still has water in it after years of drought..


Same creek on the North side of the road, first time the creeks had water in years...


Cattle grid 10kms south of town ...


As I re-enter town tonight before sunset...


As you re-enter town not many people here almost no one due to Covid-19


Truck in town tonight and most likely staying at the White Cliffs Hotel..


The White Cliffs Hotel has been closed I guess will reopen on the weekend for sit down meals of up to ten people...

 

Did 20kms to charge the Proton Car it just needed a run, all good now...

Tomorrow I get into the kitchen I am trying really hard to finish it this year...

 

Note not a car to be seen on the roads....

 

Hope you like the pictures today and you all have fun...

 


 

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Well it is mid-week and noting seems to be open in White Cliffs right now ... We need Red Earth and the Pub to open so we have some where to go... I am told it will happen...


Well the first sheet was put in place yesterday day and the "T Bar" are holding it in place the next sheet will go up in 48hrs "we only have two T-Bar to use... The bath towels are to stop the T-Bar marking the rood..

Not a great picture the light outside killed the picture but I worked 4hrs on the window frame adding trim around the window... This is in the new "Art Room" at the end of the new kitchen ... (I take a better picture)..


Carol did a picture over the last few day I think it is her best picture and the first time painting a bear.. The art is better than the picture...


I could hear a bird in the tree but unable to see it so I took about 20 pictures of the trees look hard and you will see it in the tree ...

 

The Internet is back working in White Cliffs it seems to be having a lot of small problems at times...

 

Well that's it for today I get back into it tomorrow....

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Been in a bit of trouble this after we had no up-link to the internet it just came back up at 7pm it is out of our control just hope it stays up so I can upload to the net tonight...

We have put the first sheet of Gyprock in the kitchen (we have three sheets to go up in the kitchen) it was a good size lift today a full sheet 2400 x 1200mm up to 8ft.. It takes 48hrs for the glue to dry and we only have one set of "T" bars to hold it in place, so we will put the next sheet in place in 48hrs.. I take a picture tomorrow...

Today was National Nurse day we rang and told the hospital they did not know...

I did not think we have the internet tonight, but it returned at 7pm..

 

Big hello to Bill and Doug in Queensland, been told you got together and had a chat, great stuff...

 

Tomorrow is another day... You all have fun...

 

 

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Hope to get my first sheet of Gyprock up on the roof tomorrow, well that's the big plan ...


The new road out of town having some work done on it to drain the water away..


New sign in town, well now we know the way home, give it 50yrs and we will be a city...

 

From Ian and Pauline in Yass New South Wales.

Rex,
From today's walk
Got out after the showers at 3:00pm down to the river and back to the caravan by 4:00 and a storm, lightening and thunder, now rain.


Yass Gorge..


The leaning tree on the Yass River a good meeting place...


Nice picture of the river..


Looks like the locals are doing some work in the area..


Nice area for a walk neat and tidy...



That looking good you made me want to revisit Yass again that's a neat area...

Thank you for the pictures.. Sitting out the virus in Yass seems a good choice...

 

As for White Cliffs we seen no one other than the ladies at the local shop when I picked up the mail, Car rego due..

 

You all have now...

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10th May 2020

Went out for coffee this afternoon at Tony and Belinda place we had a good time... Tony does a lot of his own earth moving ...


From their place looking to the North West, as we say here a lot of nothing but it is good to look at nothing...


Looking almost West it is flat as far as you can see...


One of Tony new loader, very nice...


This has been around a few years now, I think Tony was given a Tonky Toy for his first birthday... HaHa, no he a good bloke...

 

From Bernie in Howlong:

The crater named Tycho appears clearly in you Supermoon photo. The crater is 86 km diameter and 4.8 km deep. The other pic shows a "dish crater". Not actually a hole, just a vast flattened area when a meteor exploded above the moon's surface. This is like what happened in Russia when a 3 kilometer area of tundra forest was flattened by an overhead explosion the origin or type still remains a mystery today.

Sunflowers, once wild and small plants Rex are of North American origin that over the years were genetically modified, the largest type produced bt the Russians. They have been scattered everywhere, mostly by sandstorms with seeds picked up by wind from backyard cocky cages and broadly dispersed. They could easily be grown in White Cliffs as they are not heavy water users. Keeping birds away from ripening seed heads might be a challenge...

 

Thanks Bernie that's good reading about the moon, the plant I was thinking Sun Flower, gee they grow big...

 

Bit of a no work day here today I get back into the work tomorrow... We had a good weekend ...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 9th May 2020

Blue sky all day in White Cliffs around 21c what you call a nice day in town...

Worked most of the day in the kitchen as you see below working on the roof I like to have used metal but no hardware shop in White Cliffs that planned for around 2050...


This will hold gyprock up well that is the plan (the blue timber)....


I use a 4ft level on the roof and it is all level...


Taken today above the house and a another heap or rock waiting to be used one day..


My lone tree it is sure a slow growing tree I planted it 20yrs ago, I walk up soon and clean it up with a saw..


Trees were near dead this time last year but now green (you can grow what you like in the outback just add water) haha...

We are going out for coffee tomorrow afternoon with friends the first time in a long while, that;s for sure... Flying doctor came in early morning and took a local to Broken Hill by air... Last week they took an older lady to Dubbo Hospital by air so the the local airport been getting a workout of late...

My three older kids had a get together in Albury of the weekend... Kylie, Scott and Susan...

Time to pack up outside had a big day...

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th May 2020

Last night we had a super-moon (thanks for telling me Ian) so I went out with the camera and took about ten pictures the one below was the best one in the group I took...


Not a bad picture from White Cliffs around 7pm Thursday Night Super moon... It is not a bad moon shot...

White Cliffs today:

I need to dig a trench in the ground to hide my new drain pipe most of the water is from the washing machine it use to drain on the yard but I found it was a breading ground for fly's. So while in Broken Hill on Wednesday I picked up a 50m roll of 25mm PVC pipe (cost $70) I need to dig it into the ground..

 


Over the bank it runs into the water way I used around 40m of pipe...


Just a general picture of the tree that I have been trying to grow for five years... Now I have to trees side by side... Comments welcome ....

 

From Ian in Yass

The Summer

Later in May.
From Yass Community Notice Board today, Two photos, 1 in January and the next yesterday with snow.

That is a unreal set of pictures from Yass New South Wales... Thanks Ian...

 

Well it is Friday and the weekend is here and we are under shut down in NSW but we may be a bit free-Er next week...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

After yesterday big drive into Broken Hill and home again I must say today was a slack day did lots of small jobs around the house fixed up some cracks in the rock wall filled holes to keep the bugs out of the house...

The pictures below were taken yesterday:


Passed this truck just out of Broken Hill look at the size of those tyres heading East towards Sydney...


Near Wilcannia NSW how flat it is there is a lot of land left in Australia...


No really big trees to be seen in the area ....


Closer to home the grass is much greener than what it is near Wilcannia and Broken Hill..


There is a creek 10kms South of White Cliffs it has been dry for years the last month it has been filling slowly just what the outback of NSW needs, we may see flowers in the Spring...

Tomorrow I get back to work in the kitchen it almost ready for a second coat of paint...

 

You all have fun tomorrow it is Friday...

 

 

 


Wednesday 6th May 2020

A really big day very big we left home driving to Broken Hill and back home a 600km return trip all in the one day it is a long day for this old man, went to the Home Hardware shop in town then Woolworth's where we picked up our Online Order then lunch and headed to home...


I sat the car on 105 kph and just let it go there are not to many corners in fact there is one corner..


Pulled over at the truck stop a 130kms from home just went for a walk...


It is still very dry in the Wilcannia area just red dirt...


Ok people what is the name of this wild plant... Like a sun flower but a lot smaller, if you know send me an email...

Bit stuffed tonight but tomorrow is another day... Did not see a lot of Broken Hill we just went shopping and back on the road back home...

One thing we did see was a lot of caravans most heading East so much for the lock down people are well on the move around the state...

We had no trailer or caravan on the back just the car today 600km's we used 13.1 lph kms fuel in Wilcannia was $1.21 Lt (it is $1.71 in White Cliffs)....

 

 

Have fun... Tomorrow will be an easy day...

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

From Ian and Pauline sitting out the virus in Yass New South Wales, sent some more pictures of the Yass River we have sat on the river...


The water fall and water storage you can walk across here on a fine day..


When we stayed in Yass we drove across here about two years ago...


They have had some good rain up in Yass over the last two weeks...

The river rises in rugged country south west of Bungendore, near Wamboin and flows generally north north west then south west, joined by seven minor tributaries, towards its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River into the impounded waters of Lake Burrinjuck, west of Yass; dropping 413 metres (1,355 ft) over its 139-kilometre (86 mi) course.

A number of competing theories exist as to the origin of the name "Yass". It is believed to be named after an Aborigine commented to explorer, Hamilton Hume, that "Yass boss, plains". An alternative theory is that Yass was named after comments made by Mr Angel, a member of Hume's exploration party, that "Yas, yas, plenty of clear country here". A third theory is that the local Aboriginal Gandangara people used the words Yarrh or Yharr as the name for the river, literally translated to mean "running water"....

Thanks Ian and Pauline...

 

White Cliffs:

We took this picture the last good rain 27th April 2020 we said the how it would green up in a short time...


Same area tonight around 5:30pm look how green it is May 5th 2020 thick green grass last year in the drought there was not a blade of green to be seen...

Tomorrow we are off to Broken Hill to pickup a load of food and some pipe from the hardware shop to devert waste water off the landing out front (hope I can fit it in the car)...

And hope to get some good pictures tomorrow for Three Dots ....

 

You all have fun tomorrow mid week...

 

 

 

 

Monday 4th May 2020 (Happy Birthday Adam in Canberra)

May the Forth Be With You.. Star Wars Day...

First job today was fix the back door it swelled up with the rain and started to jam in the door frame I took it off and planned off about 3mm and now perfect. Next was working in the kitchen I put up some more beams to hold the Gyp rock in place all good but still more to put up...

Also worked on the 12v lighting in the hall way..


One the hill back of home a number of old cars every year there are a few less parts on the old car...


The council has been cleaning up the hill these two sit on what we call no mans land...


Home of a billion rocks this whole hill just small rocks...


Looking the other way to Turley Hill it is full of underground homes, taken from Smiths Hill the two towers you see one is Telstra the other SES White Cliffs...

Not many people in town and one less tonight a local was flown out by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Broken Hill they fix her up and she be back home soon...

On Wednesday we are doing a food trip to Broken Hill we put in a big order today and are planning a trip in and out on the same day 600km's the motels are all closed ...

Hello to all in Albury Wodonga You all have fun this week...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 3rd May 2020

The main job today was rake the driveway and after three day job done...

 

From Ian and Pauline in Yass NSW...


Lot of water in the Yass River after the rain, Ian was saying they went for a walk along the river..


Nice park area around the Yass River, Yass is worth a stop over..


Edge of town in Yass that would have been a good size walk... Well done...

 

From Rex in White Cliffs


The driveway after a big cleanup with the rake that was a really big job I always wonder where all the rock comes from. I moved rock the size of a 10 pin bowling ball... All clean now...


Bit of no mans land next to our place...


Our underground home it is around 30sq home underground...

 

Well Three Dots is starting to get back to normal after a full rebuild... You all have fun and a big thank you all for what you sent in over the last month...

Hello to all in South Australia...

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd May 2020

Well I have the older backup computer going Windows 7 that is.... Did some more work in the kitchen this morning and took the rake down the drive way I am about 70% complete, it be good for this year but next year U need to do the drive way and all some top soil...


Took the camera outside and took this picture of the moon about lunch time...


 "The Paps" (name of the hill) near Mansfield  Victoria.. Scott had a job on the hill working on a antenna...


You can go for a walk if you like: From Mansfield, travel 9 kms west along the Maroondah Highway to the sign “The Paps altitude 700m” and enter the farm gate opposite. Shut the gate and proceed across the private land to the next gate into The Paps Scenic Reserve. From here you can walk the vehicle track to the northern or southern Pap, from where you will have panoramic views over Lake Eildon, Mansfield, surrounding farmland and the ranges, including Mt Buller, Stirling and Timbertop.

Three Dots is backup and running (I think) if you have and trouble viewing dots will you let me know...

 

Have a great weekend, Have fun...

All good I think...

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st May 2020

I have been in a lot of trouble here the Internet been off for two day and last night my computer stuffed up big time it will not talk to the Wireless Modem.. So that's adds to a big problem when you live in a place like White Cliffs (maybe we need talk to the Flying Doctor we have a sick computer).. HaHa....

So I pulled out the old computer Windows 7 and that what I am working on tonight...

I have the text side working but need to find software to add pictures to the Three Dots website I have email working but will work on this and get it all setup...

Computer was sending a me crazy so I took the rake and went down the drive it is in need of repair after the rain we have had which has been great. Right now we have a full rain water tank 1000lt's that a lot of tea and coffee ...

Bill it was good to talk with you this morning thanks for the call ...

I try sort out the picture side of Three Dots tonight and I talk to son Scott and see if he knows a fix to the problem...

 

That's about it from here, it be all good here just need a day or two to sort it out..

 

You all have fun this weekend .... It sure been fun here...


Sunset from our front door... This is a test picture I am fixing the computer I hope...