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Rex Dunombe lay claim to be Australia first computer programmer in modern times 1963 for Macquarie Textiles - Albury NSW, writing in hexadecimal and pin tape.
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Monday 11th November 2019

Yes the 11th November at 11am we did remember... The end of WW1 101 yr's ago...

We went down town this morning and had lunch at Bake House.. Not cheap but good food...


Buildings in the main street...


Not sure what it is but it is sure a nice building, love to own this building...


Molong is only a small town yet it has a number of large buildings


This was lunch today the house is upstairs... all in the main street...


Took this to show how busy this small town is.. Molong...

We both have a bad cold, but getting better each day... See how we get on tomorrow, we both like Molong it's a busy town and the caravan park is about 150m from the main street...

 

Have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10th November 2019

Molong, we needed to stop some place and have a long break and give us a break from travel I think we found it in Molong...

History
The name Molong comes from the Aboriginal word for 'all rocks'.

William Lee of Kelso is said to have had cattle in the area by 1819. He later held property just north of present Molong, around Larras Lee. In 1826, a military and police outpost was established at Molong, on Governor Darling's orders, as a step in opening up the government stock reserve west of the Macquarie River for settlement. The present village of Molong was officially gazetted in March 1849.In 1845, Copper was discovered at Copper Hill, just north of the town.

The Historical Museum is housed in a former hotel (1856), built by rubble-mason James Mortal, who sold it in 1861 to John Smith of Gamboola. Smith let the building to a series of publicans and it later became the residence and surgery for a series of doctors. The Historical Society acquired it for use as a museum, in 1969, with help from the Molong Shire Council.

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We are around 30km's West of Orange City a big city worth seeing... and around 420km's North of Albury, Wangaratta area.

 


If it has a problem it be the traffic as we are about 40m from the main road...


The caravan park in Molong a small town...

.. We found a Kangaroo in town..


Looking down the main street of town this is the main CBD of Molong..


Coffee and Bakery in town....

We are setup in part and will finish our setup tomorrow sometime, we are planning a long stay here we went looking for a small town near a city and this place looks good so far...

You all have fun... That's our plan...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 9th November 2019

Still in Wellington tonight but we move on early morning, down South to some place well that is the plan...

This is the Macquarie River about 40m from our caravan it looks quite deep from up here above the river...


As you can see there are cabins beside the river, nice view from a park cabin...


I like this in White Cliffs the washing machine drain hose into a 200lt plastic drum that drains outside and add's water to the lawn...


Our van at the park outside, above the river it a nice spot but we move on tomorrow morning...

We will return to Wellington in a year or so it is a nice van park a powered site $26 a night...

Both of us are having problems with the flu the last few days a bit better today. Well I am...

 

We move south tomorrow to somewhere you all have fun, but if you are up this way have a stop in Wellington...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th November 2019

Well we left Dubbo and are now 50km's South East at Wellington, it is a big place with all the big shops Coles, Woolworths, KFC and McDonald's I never been here before and it is quite big...


I say it was a hotel but now it is a home a big home....


Nice old building love the tower...


Around town and the CBD covers a big area...


The Cow and Calf Hotel you have to love the name...


Bit more of the local CBD


When I come into a town I like it or not, well we like this one it's old real old but it's good..


Another Hotel in town built in the late 1800s


A lot of the old pub's and banks are now private homes.. (A lot like this in Broken Hill)

 

 

Lavington outside Albury Wodonga Adrian and Dianne sent us a Sunset taken from there place, nice pictures...


Wow what a nice picture. Thanks people that is a great picture....

 

Well the weekend is here and we just want to have a good rest...

Have fun all... The lady of the house took all pictures in Wellington today....

 

 

A big hello to all in Albury Wodonga...

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 7th November 2019

I went for a walk around the caravan park today with the camera it is a nice park at Dubbo we have been here four days and tomorrow we are back on the road...


You have to like a Motor Home like this made by "A Van" wow that's the way to travel...


Cabin in Dubbo note they are fabric...


This are is for overnight, Maui is a hire van you can find them online...


We gave jumping castle a miss a bit to old for jumping...


Caravan park camp kitchen for anyone to use...


And the best rig in the park (joking) we move off tomorrow..

Susan on her way home and sent the last of her pictures to the Blue Mountain west of Sydney. Great pictures Susan and thanks for sending them....


Great stuff love them...

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Blue Mountains...

Susan a great set of pictures I hope the readers like them as much as I do...

 

A really big "Three Dots" today and hope you enjoy what is here... you all have fun and we will have more tomorrow night from some where else on the road...

 

Hello Bill and Doug in Queensland tomorrow another day...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th November 2019

WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE that's where we went today...


Not my sort of art but very good as art goes'


Ok that's very good at the Art Galley Dubbo...


Ok, they call it art ok no comment..


I really like this that good.


The best part (The Coffee Shop)


Nice old wagon... over 100 years old..

Carol at school I can remember my class room like this....

More CLICK HERE

It is after 7pm more tomorrow (try the link above....

 

Have fun sorry about being so late....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th November 2019

After a wet night in Dubbo at the Caravan Park we went into town and had a look around, Spotlight, Woolworths and then the main street of Dubbo...


The main street in Dubbo and it was really busy today...


Carol was on the camera, Dubbo...


There are some nice old buildings in the main street (seen Myer Dubbo)...


All pictures today are in the main street of Dubbo.


Another nice building in the street...


Just off the main street...

Dubbo is a very busy place it is always full of cars.

The Melbourne Cup been run and won (I did not have a bet, but the other half had one and a win, she was sure happy about that, I did hear Ian had a win as well)...

A big blow to our plans, we did plan to spend two weeks at a small town in NSW, Molong Showgrounds... Some bad news the town is almost out of water and have closed the Showgrounds Caravan Park... So we are back to the computer and need to preplan two weeks of our trip... That pissed me off...

 

A quite afternoon in Dubbo, you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 4th November 2019

Well we made it to Dubbo 650km's from White Cliffs (a wet white cliffs) We will stay here a day or two maybe three, maybe more...

Dubbo


Some local pictures from Dubbo Council...


The kids have fun here, there are a number of parks to play in, in Dubbo..


The main street in town...


A really nice park in Dubbo it is a really nice park to visit... No water will be added for a while as Dubbo is on level four water...

Sydney by Susan...


From Susan in Sydney (yep that's Susan Arlo) This 4" high rubber T-Rex has been around the World with Susan a number of times...


Another picture from Susan in Sydney Darling Harbour last night

 

Ian and Pauline...


Must be near two weeks and the fires above Sydney are still burning...


Near their caravan park, as you can see it was a really hot fire...


Pauline takes time out from the fires area sitting on the rocks near the beach area.. Ian picture.. Pauline a really nice lady...


Love this taken by Ian and Pauline this is a real steam boat (how good is this)...

 

Well that's Monday and all is good, time to chill out a while...

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 3rd November 2019

As I type this we are having heavy rain in Narromine NSW just up to the North Bourke and other places on the Darling River have had over 60mm of rain that may flood the Darling River.... More on this later from White Cliffs...


This is Vicki place in White Cliffs over 30mm of rain in the last two day... Our 1000lt water tank is over full and be running down the yard...

 

A great day the rain killed off the dust in Narromine I must say I was very happy with that...

While in Sydney Susan and friends went to Bondi Beach and us some odd pictures...


From Bondi...


Ok I am not sure I understand what this is for...


Here another from Bondi Beach (thanks girls hope you are having fun in Sydney)...

It been a hard day living in the caravan most of the day due to rain, tomorrow we move on from Narromine ... Cannot say I love the place wind, dust and then rain maybe it be a nice place at some other time...

Have Fun

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd November 2019

And the big news is it is raining in White Cliffs and I just checked and the BOM saying 4.4mm as at the time of writing Three Dots tonight... A really big thank you to Vicki for letting us know... We had 400lt's left in our 1000lt tank today so far added around 300 lt's making 700lts in the tank... Vicki has a big roof and some big tanks at her place...

Narromine where we are today, we have had wind (up to 60kph) and dust all day long we woke up to dust and we still have dust, remember I washed the car yesterday we it is a mess once again...


All pictures today are the main street of Narromine it is a neat and tidy town...


Had to visit the chemist shop (dust in my eye's ) I had to wash them out..


It's one of those towns where you are required to back in your car...


It is not a bad town has a Cole's Supermarket and a lot of smaller shop...


Glen McGrath comes from Narromine and stands in bronze in the main CBD area..

No rain here, just wind and dust maybe tonight or tomorrow... All good here, we had lunch at the bowls club in town..

 

Tomorrow we will have our Sunday Coffee Cup...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st November 2019

Well we ended up in Narromine NSW out near the Air Port it about a 4 out 5 if I was asked to rate the caravan park yet it is $30.00 a night. We booked in for two nights but may stay three nights... We drove 140km's today from Nyngan to Narromine...


The Caravan Park has a small Motel as well as the caravan park here in Narromine... This afternoon we went to a Cole's Supermarket in town we will look around tomorrow...


The owner of the caravan park has their own water truck and as you can see it is a big truck the park has a lot of lawn.. That makes life easy...


I read about a new Jayco Van and seen one tonight here at the park it is a 4wd van something's I like but it is very small at 15ft...


One thing I did like in town was a "Car Wash" so the Hyundai got it first big wash in six months... With the lack of water in White Cliffs I did not wash the car...

The car seem to run a bit hot today, towing the van it sat on 102c I give it a big check over in the morning...

Running late tonight so I upload to the Internet you all have fun this weekend...


 

 

Thursday 31st October 2019

We did go out for lunch at the Nyngan RSL Club it was good and very nice food, apart from that we filled the car with fuel and went back to the caravan park in town, a very quite day our last day in Nyngan...


The car still needs a big wash but we are not to use water look at the ground, how dry it is the only water the trees are getting is the waste water from the caravan sink. About a week ago I had a question "What is the hole in front of the caravan" The answer is the outlet for the Air Conditioner in the caravan...


I am looking for a annex something like this but smaller just want a place to sit outside away from the Flies maybe boil a jug, sit and read the paper...


This is the only green I have seen in the caravan park, not great but better than dry dirt... Maybe this weekend it will rain here and save the lawn.

The people in White Cliffs are saying up to 40mm of rain over the weekend... It be nice but I do not trust the BOM they told us so many times about rain and nothing happen... If it rains I wash the car in the rain...

Nyngan been good but it is time to move on tomorrow, we will take it as it comes we were told a place we were going to, has no water if so we will move to the next town...

So we will take tomorrow as it comes...

You all have fun we will try have fun and find water...

Hello to Doug, Bill n Marg in Queensland....

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Nyngan, one thing you may or may not know 10km's out the road is Australia buggiest Solar Power System and they are gust adding to the plant... A lot of the workman are staying at the caravan... It will be 1.5 million solar cells..


And this is only part of it... (this picture is from the net as the only way to see this is from the air...)

It is worth a look so CLICK HERE..


Nyngan the BIG BOGAN remember we are in the Bogan Shire...


Like this I did a lot of reading at the Coach House it's well done..

 


Cobb & Co at the Coach House..


The Wool Wagon used to cart wool to the Railway in town and to the Paddle Boats


Part of the Main Street of Nyngan..


Looking the other way in the main street in town..


Peter in Melbourne we found the Coffee Shop and it was a good coffee and at $3.50 Mug good value..

I worked on cleaning the car inside this morning hoping to get rid of the red dust, think it will take another three days to clean inside.. All the car washer's are closed, just no water...

We are going to Dubbo next Monday and took a deal at the caravan park (four nights for $100) the normal cost is $34 a night so we will stay four nights in Dubbo... And only two nights in Wellington...

Muffy get your pen out..

Well that's it for today.. Hope you are liking Nyngan...

Have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 29th October 2019

We travelled 131km's today stopping in Nyngan NSW at a nice park, like home it is very dry with almost no grass but that how it is in the North of New South Wales...


On the road we had a lot of smoke on the road not sure where it came from... You don't need to turn a corner from Cobar to Nyngan it is just a straight road we sat on 85kph all day here...


In Nyngan and we pulled up to talk to Scott on the phone on the edge of town...

The Town Hall 1897 and it looks to be looked after...


A place we will keep out of the Nyngan Court House some nice building in town.


The Bogan Shire Council in Nyngan and all away from the main street we will go look at the main street tomorrow..

The caravan park is dry, as I said but it is very clean.... It was good to have a really good shower...

We are planning a rest stop here we are just under 500km's from home in two days, we are right on track as planned and money wise as planned even better.. Fuel in Nyngan $1.487 unleaded... and for the record it was $1.529 in Cobar and $1.535 in Wilcannia but it was $1.967 in White Cliffs all unleaded fuel...

Read more on Nyngan CLICK HERE

Thanks for the mail over the last 48hr's love hearing from you... I know I am not talking to myself...

 

Hello to Vicki and "B" in White Cliffs.

 

Have fun... We are trying to...

 

 

 

 

Monday 28th October 2019

We are in Cobar 354kms East of home all good, we had a really good trip the  car and the caravan both we well a trouble free trip.. We stopped in Wilcannia for fuel then filled in Cobar.. Use 15.1 lt's per 100kms with caravan on the back.. We sat on 85kph all way all day...


East of Wilcannia on the way to Cobar... Stopped for a coffee by the road side..


Across the road a kids playground around 60kms East of Willcannia...


Cobar Post Office and that funny parking where you back in to the gutter..


Part of the CBD at Cobar it has some good shops...

We are at a free camp running on Solar Power tonight it is 30c here right now in the caravan tomorrow we plan to be at a caravan park with power...

 

We are under way at last for six months on the road... You all have fun I put more up tomorrow when we have power...

 

 

 

Sunday 27th October 2019
Today two more people turn 21 again... Ok you two you were 21 last year... Happy Birthday Joi in Melbourne on your 21st AGAIN....


And Happy Birthday Vicki in White Cliffs (Yes I know your 21 also) we had lunch at the White Cliffs Hotel. Happy Birthday Ladies...

We were packing almost all day the car as we head off for six months early in the morning so as of tomorrow Three Dots will be back on the road...

We have put the underground home to bed and tonight we will be sleeping in the caravan...

 

A big hello to Muffy in Melbourne as well as the Birthday ladies Joi and Vicki...

 

You all have fun....

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 26th October 2019

Ian and Pauline our good friends are in a spot of trouble as I write this tonight, Tuncurry NSW the area where they are staying is ringed by fire as I type this. They are 10km's from their caravan and all roads are closed and they cannot return to their caravan... The best of luck you two that is not good news....

 


If you are every in White Cliffs you must visit Red Earth Opal and Coffee Shop.. We went there for morning tea with a large group of locals.. This shop is outstanding inside and would not be out of place in any city..


Visit Red Earth when in town...

 


White Cliffs painter Carol did two new Emu Art over the last few days...


Emu Art "Pick Me Pick Me" great stuff, and that is the last one for 2019 I am told... Sorry about the bad quality pictures that's my fault...

We are late to night as we have been packing what we need in the caravan. I took the Solar System off the house and installed it in the car for the next six months... That was a lot of work but it all up and running...

The plan is to sleep in the caravan tomorrow night and move off on Monday morning... we hope to have the Underground home all locked up by this time tomorrow night...

All good I move the computer and modem to the caravan in the morning...

 

Have fun, tomorrow another day...

 

 

 

 

Friday 25th October 2019

Worked getting ready to move off on Monday next, looking forward to the weekend with friends around town..


They (BOM) said a 70% change of rain well let me tell them not a drop of rain just heat and wind that's not rain in the picture that is dust. The outback of Australia is burning, it does not have to be on fire, the sun is burning it...


This is on the front landing of our place, I do not know what it is... When it's seed pod breaks open it like a gun going off it is a very big bang... Close up below.


It is sure a wild plant and a very pretty plant...

(Just a note the Afghan Hop have run their time and all fell over in the few days).

. Hi Rex. On my walk this morning I noticed a lady pointing a camera up high then saw what she was photographing . I took a picture after she continued her walk unfortunately just missed the bird landing on the nest area so didn’t get the wing span pic  would have been good especially with your camera . I suppose it’s an eagles nest - don’t know much about birds of a feather it sure was high up it is just near where the boats go out to sea.


Second photo (below) is also taken on the ocean boardwalk   . As I am not a plant expert either these are are all native plants council has planted some I would be interested in as I like plants that don’t need too much looking after and also later took a few pics of council small garden areas along that track to teach my self what goes good together if I want to plant something -you never know.. Bill

MOTORISTS are being asked to avoid the Silver City Highway between Wentworth and Broken Hill, with the road closed in both directions.

According to the Live Traffic NSW website, emergency repairs were taking place at the Bunnerungee Bridge over the Great Darling Anabranch, about 67km north of Wentworth.

Council and Transport for NSW workers were at the scene, according to the website, with advice being given to travellers to avoid the area or delay their journey.

. The bridge was said to be closed "until further notice".

A statement from NSW Roads and Maritime Services on Wednesday night said a structural concern had been identified during a routine bridge inspection.

"A specialist bridge team is investigating and assessing the bridge while working on a solution," the statement said.

"The community will be kept informed as more information is available."

This is really bad news, this is the main road from Mildura to Broken Hill we have crossed the bridge many times with and without the caravan... I have been told there is a break in the bridge... To head south to Albury Wodonga, you need to travel via the Kidman Way or via South Australia, adding nine hours to your trip...

I camped beside this bridge many times overnight... a big blow to the area..

 

You all have fun this weekend, we will....

 

 

 


Thursday 24th October 2019

Four more sleeps and we are on the road for six months with the old caravan... One thing that is missing from home tonight is the Proton Car we drove it 35km's in the last year... In fact the car was filled with fuel in 2018 and that was it's last load of fuel... It's is running like clockwork...

I must say a thank you to Vicki here in White Cliffs each year she let's us use her shed to lock the car away... Thank you heaps...

 


I have done a heap of preparation work on the old van inside and outside, on top and under the van we are packed and read to roll Monday...


The car had a heap of work, nothing big, tyres wheel lineament oil I am looking for a trouble free six month's... I have been asked what happens if you return and White Cliffs has no water... It be near winter and Queensland is looking good if that happens...


It was a shocking day here we had 38c at home this afternoon and our Underground went up 1c to 24c inside today, a hot wind and a shocking afternoon here at home...

In the sun I say near 45c, it was just burning our skin so we stayed Underground...


Someone once told me your in trouble when the Saltbush die's, well this is salt bush in our driveway today..


I have put water on a few trees this year, this is one...


A mix of trees here but they have had water over the last six months....

From Ian & Pauline Foster NSW, We could not get in at Maitland so back at Discovery Park Foster... Good deal $25.00 a night same as Maitland... We have a sausage sizzle tonight at the park, very nice...

Thanks people, we hope to meet up with Ian and Pauline in the next month or so...

A shocking day and a hot night ahead outside it good to have a underground home....

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

From Bernie in Howlong.... great picture...


This pic really shows the degree and effect of the drought in north western NSW. Location is along the western [upper] road from Menindee in the background, heading to Wilcannia. The road parallels the Darling River course 2 kilometres to the left of the road. The photo is current taken 20 October 2019... (Thanks Bernie, this picture is around 100km's South of White Cliffs...)


Looking up on Turley HIll White Cliffs it's now that time of year when very few people do any work it is just to hot today it was 38c in the shade and over 44c in the sun...


The road crew in town building 2.5km's of sealed road... out to the East of town.. It is so dry every time a vehicle moves up come the dust....

We have had a problem up top of our home, we have two air shaft, well some person uncovered and removed the sheets of iron that cover the air shaft it is a 28ft drop from the top to the floor of the underground home... Frank a retried builder came by this morning and fixed it all up for us... And just to make sure he added about 100kg of rock on the roof and a heap of screws.. It's near 25yr's and the first time we have had someone try a break-in...

We were told the power outage for tomorrow has been cancelled, that's good...

We are going out to the pub tonight with friends....

All good here and you all have fun....

 

 


 

 

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Still not 100% maybe 85% but I have backed off all the really big job, and I am better each day. Some really the lady of the house sold a large painting a visitor to the town seen the art in Joe's Opal Shop and took it home...

Hi Rex & Carol ..I just would like to make a
comment & say how proud I am of the
White Cliffs community to acknowledge how
brilliant all the helpers were at the SHITBOX
Rally.. As without the helpers in our community,
Such an event wouldn't happen So
WELL DONE WHITE CLIFFS HELPERS
YOU DID OUR TOWN PROUD ..Cheers Vicki


Went over and seen Dick and Rusty at the Opal Shop today, they have a great display outside the front door.


All metal art and White Cliffs rock they have their own Opal Mine and a mountain of rock... Thanks Guy...

 

We are back packing the caravan to go away we leave next Monday morning well that's the plan, but as we all know our plans seem to turn corners and get twisted at times...

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Thanks for the pics Rex  send as many as you like I love those pics (car rally). Went out to get some sheepskin today they had heaps to choose from, Bill.

Every one thanks for the pictures this week it make the job here a lot better... Rex

Six more sleeps and we start our road tip for 2019-2020...

You all have fun this week the next two days here they are say 37c so I better get up early and do a few things....

 

 

 

Monday 21st October 2019

The Shitbox Rally rolled out of town this morning and the town returned to normal apart from a big clean up... I had a good view from home and I must say it was a very quite night... I am told one car swap a motor over night and was back on the road this morning.

One local sent me an nice email this morning.. Good Morning Rex & Carol..Love your photos of the SHITBOX rally cars arriving into White Cliffs, they were brilliant .. I've been helping Belinda over the past few days with the preparation of the vegetables..550 people enjoyed a beautiful roast meal at the hall last night with a follow up breakfast this morning.. My last night and this morning was to hand out the plates & to keep count of how many people had been served..
Everyone did an awesome job..as that was such a huge number of people to be fed.. Top marks to Belinda Tony & Shelly & Vicki, Graham Leckie for doing all the ground work that no one knows about.. Hope your packing up is going well..

Thanks for that, This town always does a good job pulling together when needed a big thank you to all who worked on the rally...

 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, Susan and her mother went to Sydney at the weekend for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and sent us two picture's as below..


Susan great pictures from the Sydney Trip, a lot of people...

 

From Bernie



This pic was worthy to share with a few friends. What's that Camera model Rexie???

This is all about my camera, Canon SX430is is the model you can buy for around $280.00 I am looking forward to our road trip starting next Monday, yep one week...

Bernie has been to White Cliffs many times over the years and most of the old locals remember his trips north in the VW car... Hope to see him at the end of the year in Howlong....

Bit of a mix today, that's good I like it that way....

 

You all have fun......

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th October 2019

The town is alive tonight the Shitbox Rally is just rolling into town... 250cars and 350 people and the town is feeding them tonight at the town hall they are eating in three shifts of 120 people... then the White Cliffs Pub will be under a lot of pressure.. All for the Cancer Council...


The car has to have cost less that $1000 to enter I am told $10,000...


Not sure what sort of car that is....


Hyundai Excel I bet the paint job cost more than a $1000


Car 24 an old Falcon note the support car behind for Car 24...


Had to take this one it is covered in LAWN there is no lawn in White Cliffs...


The big line up is for the Petrol Station there are only one place for fuel in town...


Petrol it will take hours to fill 250 cars...


Camping tonight at the White Sporting oval 350 people...


I hope they sleep tonight, that Orange Oval is our place on the hill ...

 

What else had a broken water pipe today the took three hours to fix, I think it is fixed...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 19th October 2019

Did some more work packing and cleaning the car ready to leave on the 28th on our six month trip... The town is getting ready for the big car rally tomorrow afternoon....

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Carol been busy with her art over the last few days, they are now in the Opal shop for sale... The best sellers in town are Emu art...


There's one in every town a car collector...


The building was built by the Parks & Wildlife but they left town now it just sit's there not doing a lot...


This is where the Rally cars will park over night on Sunday they say 250 cars and 550 people will be in town tomorrow for the Rally, wow that the biggest we have every had...

Note that is our sporting oval, not a blade of grass and if you fell over the rocks cut you really bad...

 

You all have fun tomorrow be big on "Three Dots"

 

 

 

 

Friday 18th October 2019

Went for a drive out the Wilcannia road this afternoon, gee it's really dry not a drop of water to be seen...
Bit dry on the edge of town, really dry...


It's really hard to find a picture when 99% of local area dead and dried up...


The trees are really bad they are all dried up..


Nobody going walk about out here, just to hot and dry...


The road from White Cliffs to Wilcannia the only green plant is salt bush..

As I was told today this is not a good place to sell lawn mowers... The people in town all see the funny side...

The caravan all clean and ready to pack, the car 50% clean and the I was stuffed working in the heat and called it a day... The town getting ready for the car rally that rolls in on Sunday first car in is at 4pm Sunday they say around 550 people to feed Sunday night and breakfast on the Monday then they head for Queensland...

Sunday, October 20 White Cliffs Community Hall
Shitbox Rally (400 to 550 people)
https://www.shitboxrally.com.au/the-event/
Starting in Melbourne on October 19 & travelling via Birdsville to finish in Townsville on October 25.
Raising money for the Cancer Council.
Enquiries & if you’d like to help: Dick Wagner

 

Tomorrow we will do some more work cleaning the car we are on our way in nine sleeps for six months on the road we have a good trip planned this Christmas New Year...

 

Hello to Sue n David in Gippsland....

 

That's this Friday you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Thursday 17th October 2019

The World is crazy at times, I just been told by RFD about driving with Diabetes. If you have diabetes and have a road accident for a insurance claim you may need to prove what your level are at the time of the accident. Been told you need to keep a log book of my blood sugar levels before I drive and every two hours when I drive.

I read on the internet do not drive under "5" or over "12" (if your new to diabetes the perfect number when you do a test is 5.7 most people without diabetes read 5.7 when tested.) If you reading is under five do not drive if your over 12 do not drive.

If you're under 5 or over 12 and have an accident your insurance company may question your insurance claim. I been told you need to keep a log book of your diabetes test before you drive and test and record every 2hrs.

Carol will have to test me on the run and record my readings..

Planning to avoid low blood glucose while driving
Before you get in the car, check your blood glucose level.
It needs to be above 5mmol/L and stable before you drive.
Carry a blood glucose meter with you when you drive.
Carry some fast acting and longer acting carbohydrate foods (or drinks) with you as well as keeping extra supplies in your vehicle. It is a good idea to wear or carry identification showing that you have diabetes

READ MORE CLICK HERE

We all know someone with Diabetes, so pass it on....

2020 White Cliffs Arts Festival
Planning is well underway around the theme of Ï See Red”” If you’d like to help with donations of paint (red, black, white), wool, light canvas for banners, red material, Bali flags and pole, photographic paper for printers, red lanterns etc. please contact Cree Marshall.
Want to join in?   There will be lots of opportunities to get involved between now and August. 
Art Festival Opportunity #1:  
Find a frame, paint it around the theme of Ï see Red” and put in a black and white photo of someone from White Cliffs and get it to Cree by early August, 2020.  Contact Cree for more information

The next 7 Days By Randall

Monday, October 14 to Saturday, October 26 2019
Wild Dogs—Local Land Services Spring aerial baiting program
1080 poison baits will be used with the rate of application being 10 baits per kilometer.
The area covered through the program is from Hungerford in the north-east, Broken Hill in the west and to Mt Hope in the south-east.
Following aerial baiting, ground baiting will be carried out from early November.
For more information: Biosecurity Team Leader: Tim Wall (Wilcannia) 0428 915 070
Seasonal Baiting Coordinator—East: Lisa Caswell (Bourke) 0432 550 183,
Seasonal Baiting Coordinator—West, Brooke Anderson (Broken Hill) 0436 475 814.

Friday, October 18 9am White Cliffs Public School
School Assembly
All Welcome

Friday, October 18 White Cliffs Public School
Child Protection Workshops by YWCA
Children will be grouped in Stage groups

Fridays, 10.00am Red Earth Opal Cafe
Craft
Join the ladies as knit, sew & natter
All welcome

Friday, October 18 White Cliffs Health Centre
Telehealth
Telehealth supplements the already scheduled face to face clinics at the White Cliffs Health Centre. These regular sessions will provide White Cliffs residents with dedicated clinic time with an RFDS doctor at the Clive Bishop Centre in Broken Hill—all without leaving White Cliffs!.
For an appointment ring the Clive Bishop Centre, between 10am and 12 noon on 08 8080 3780.
Contact the White Cliffs Health Centre for more information.

Fridays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall
Table tennis
players welcome.
Contact Barbara Gasch

Fridays 6pm
Locals dinner at the Store. Bookings preferred.
Visitors always welcome.

Sunday October 20, 12-2pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
NO COUNTER LUNCHES TODAY.

Sundays, 4 pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
Euchre???—All welcome

Sunday, October 20 From 4pm White Cliffs Hotel Back Bar
Georgie Blore—live music

Sunday, October 20 White Cliffs Community Hall
Shitbox Rally (400 to 550 people)
https://www.shitboxrally.com.au/the-event/
Starting in Melbourne on October 19 & travelling via Birdsville to finish in Townsville on October 25.
Raising money for the Cancer Council.
Enquiries & if you’d like to help: Dick Wagner

Sunday, October 20 White Cliffs Sporting Club
NO EVENING MEAL TODAY

Sunday, October 20, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm White Cliffs Hotel
Dinner available—limited menu

Mondays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall .
Table tennis - players welcome
Contact Barbara Gasch

1st Monday White Cliffs Historical Vehicles Club from April to December
President: Rod Cooke
Vice-President Rob Dyson
Secretary Bert Gale

Tuesday, October 27 White Cliffs Public School
Magic Flute Workshop by Brad Cooper

Tuesdays, 10 am The Art House
Bead and Craft Workshop?
Bring your own beads and/or use the ones provided by the Craft Group.
BYO lunch & a cup.
Contact person: Cree Marshall
Donation: $2 per person—$5 per person for first visit if using beads.
ALL WELCOME.

Tuesday, October 22, 11am Kid’s Playground, Barkandji Drive, Mallee, Wilcannia
WaterNSW Wilcannia Weir Replacement, Community Drop In Session
https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/regional-nsw/wilcannia-weir-replacement
Start with a BBQ lunch.
More information: WilcanniaWeir@waternsw.com.au

Tuesday, October 22, 5-7pm Wilcannia Golf Club Bingo room, Wilcannia
WaterNSW Wilcannia Weir Replacement, Community Drop In Session
https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/regional-nsw/wilcannia-weir-replacement
More information: WilcanniaWeir@waternsw.com.au

Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October Broken Hill
Healthy Landcare, Health Landscapes—2019 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference
www/nswlandcareconference.com.au
www.facebook.com/nswlandcarecandlocallandservicesconference
www.twitter.com/nswlandconf

 

As for me a quite day did some painting in the caravan, I clean it out of tools tomorrow and it will be ready to pack and hit the road in nine days as planned...

That it for today and more tomorrow night...

You all have fun we will try...

 

 

 

Wednesday 16th October 2019

From Bernie in Howlong:

 

Boy Rex! what brilliant magnification from you camera's telephoto from 40 km away. I have just taken out the atmospheric haze in the pic and sharpened the image a bit. The hill's colours have hence come out a bit warmer, probably closer to their real hue when view from closer.

Sorry to here you are a bit off colour, so take it easy. I'm a bit the same. I get puffed just taking the wheelie bin 100 yards out to the street. Shortage of breath a concern since doing shopping in Supermarket at times I have to sit down for a 5 minute rest. Cramps in the legs if I walk 100 yards on concrete footpaths but not so much pain if I walk on lawn at the river park.


That's a great make over, thank you Bernie right now we are both in a bit of trouble... but we will be ok...


They getting the new road built to the East of White Cliffs...


The water truck doing it's job out on the new road...


It did try rain today, 10 drops but no rain to talk about.. At one point the sky was very black but no rain recorded at the airport...

First up another test at the hospital then it the last test after last week....

 

Next Monday we have a really big car rally in town around 600 people but more on that later....

 

A big hello to Joi and Peter in Melbourne, thinking of you...

 

Have fun and more tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th October 2019

It was quite a hot day in White Cliffs 32c today and light wind most of the day....

 

 

From Bill in Queensland, Sunset at Chambers Island Maroochydore pics taken this week by daughter Maree... You better watch the daughter will out do Dad soon HaHa...

Worked in the caravan today doing little job just to finish it off, almost there...


Looking North towards Queensland border with the camera, on full zoom just for the fun of it... I could not even see this picture it be around 45km's north of our home. I can just see the hill from home so it was a point and shoot.

Warrick Ranges I am told, North of White Cliffs New South Wales. Just wonder what is out there maybe some good pictures.... One thing that is not out there "Roads"...

 


Seen this today from the Central Darling Shire, Positition Vacant...

 

Tomorrow another day they say 35c and less than 1mm of rain (ha let's wait and see)

 

You all have fun and thanks to Maree, Bill daughter for the pictures....

 

Have Fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 14th October 2019

Had a better day I have not felt great the few day, but it was a good day today... We worked in the caravan this morning just cleaning and making beds and a few other things... The old caravan never look so good, we head off for six months in two weeks today...

While outside we had a visit from two stumpy's lizards...


They are around 12 to 14" long and they are living in dead salt bush for now...


Always look for the legs they look so much like a snake...


I have seen local kids pick them up, but I gave that a big miss...

I know they have many names, it was good to see them at home today...

 

Had a lot of feedback on Olivia 21st party over the weekend... Thanks for the comments...

It got pretty hot today, the weather person said 32c and it got to 32c and the same tomorrow, we be back in the caravan tomorrow morning, well that is the plan...

 

You all have fun this week...

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 13th October 2019

I guess today was all about last night, Olivia turn 21yrs and the party that turn the town on it's head that's for sure...


21yrs old and all your family in town for the party great stuff "Nice Lady"


Dad and Mum both in town for the party...


She said ware Yellow...


So I did ware Yellow....


Happy Birth Girl...


Party at the White Cliffs Hotel...


Birthday girl ask for the pictures...


Great music last night...


Great cake.... (the emu in the background was a gift from Carol and I..


Olivia family came to town for the night hope you enjoyed the town...


With Mum and Dad last night...


From the party...



 


Olivia works at the White Cliffs Hotel...

 


Gee that was a long time...

Olivia, I give you all the pictures, Three Dots will be back to normal tomorrow...

 

 

 

Saturday 12th October 2019

From Bernie...

Have you ever thought of using the front van window aluminium shutter as a Solar panel area. Not hard to fiddle with/ modify/ adjust the sliding brackets on that shutter to allow shutter to sit horizontally to catch sun.  It's probably unlikely that any stones thrown up by your tow  vehicle would hit that high area. Not difficult though to make fine wire stone protective screen over solar panels with no loss of sunlight gain on the solar panel itself.

.. Thanks Bernie it is not a crazy idea and I am looking into it, I have a few plans in my head...

Had an easy day as I felt a bit off.. The stroke on Tuesday last really bowl me over, it hurt I am doing ok but still having trouble keeping awake at times...

Tonight we have a 21st Party for a local lady at the hotel, we know her well it be a big night in town... We will only stay a short time tonight...

Wear something "Yellow" we have been told... I take some pictures...

 

Hello to the Queensland's, hear you are getting a lot of rain, love it if you sent some this way...

Have fun this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Friday 11th October 2019

Bill in Queensland help me out with pictures tonight, I am not feel to good at all.


Bill a great picture "A really good picture" hope you got some rain...



Great pictures Bill, you live in a nice part of Australia..

Good to see you are back on deck  Rex , do what the Doctor says and I have said also – take it easy I think you are trying to do too much some days . Hope you do and you keep getting  stronger each day. I went for a walk took couple of nice pics.

Second pic is taken from loo with a view central Mooloolabah, Third pic is taken on way back from the point the half way mark of my walk of my walk

Thanks Bill, yes I have backed off a 100% after my trip to Broken Hill with the RFDS... I must say I am not a 100% today...

Thanks all have a great weekend...

 

 

 

Thursday 10th October 2019

I feel a bit better after a 13hr sleep, and this afternoon I seen the RFDS Doctor here in White Cliffs that was my day. Took the camera with me and took some pictures from down town late morning...


I was about 4km's from the airport at White Cliffs when I seen this picture with a lot of Heat Haze to twist the picture the RFDS plans sitting at the airport...


Looking from town towards the main road out of town towards Wilcannia...


South to Wilcannia a sealed road, or North to Wanaaring or the Tibooburra Road (both dirt roads) and over the border to Queensland.. The picture has a bit of heat haze on it...

I need more test but cannot get the test done till 2020 they are booked out in Broken Hill, they can be done in Wangaratta mid December (just so happens we will be in that area so I am getting test done there) our road trip looks like going ahead as planned...

Where to now in White Cliffs I have been banned from work they tell me and on light duty, light duty I am retried..?

 

Had a talk to Joi and Peter in Melbourne last night, it was good...

 

That's it, not a lot but "Three Dots" is back up....

 

Hello to Joi and Peter in Melbourne... You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 8th Wednesday 9th October 2019

What happen yesterday, when I woke Tuesday I felt ill, really ill and went to the White Cliffs Hospital after some quick test and a call to the Flying Doctor Service... A plane was sent to White Cliffs and I was flown to the Broken Hill Hospital by RFDS... It all happen so quick. So in a day or two I be back on duty, the news was not good but I get over it...

Give me a few day....

Thanks...

 

 

Monday 7th October 2019

I worked in the new kitchen all day and it was a warm day 32c the weather man say, but they also say 21c tomorrow... Worked in the kitchen all day...


How does it look now?


That is about it for this year inside the kitchen we have the floor, power, and hot water to do next year...


A splash back to install on the kitchen...


I have a bit of work to do outside but that's it inside I have nothing left to work with and three weeks today we leave for six month's on the road trip...

We are going out for a meal tonight with the rest of the town and the local state member...

 

Tomorrow I work outside and install the last wall...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Sunday 6th October 2019

And we are on daylight saving as of 3am this morning I got at 6am (5am) and you could tell this was going to be a really bad day weather wise but then the wind came and what a shocker...


I took this at 10am from the White Cliffs Hotel it's a good outback picture...


Then around 3:35pm and back home I went outside to take a video the weather near 39c and a wind of 74kph at the airport and even stronger on the hill where we live... Have a look at the short video below, I almost got blowen over in this video...

Video CLICK HERE


That's dust from the top of South Australia heading East towards Sydney town...


Then day started to turn into night... and it is still blowing as I type Three Dots...


Nothing like November last year when day did turn into night, a year later I am still cleaning up after this monster... As for the Underground Home it is very well sealed up and almost no dust inside at the time...

So what did we do today "Hide" that all I can say maybe tomorrow I can get back to work...

 

Hello to Adrian and Dianne in Albury have fun...

Tomorrow it's back to work and that be Three Weeks till we leave for the summer, it be six months away this year... Three Weeks, well that is the plan...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 5th October 2019

Wow what a hot day 40c in the shade at home today with a 40kph wind from the North West with a lot of dust in the air. They say tomorrow will be much the same... With heat like that there is not a lot you can do...


The White Cliffs Hotel and 248 Solar Cells each 315 watt that is a big solar the buildings out back are covered with cells..


The Stubby House Opal Shop made using 5000 stubby bottles...


On the side wall of the White Cliffs general store, it's old and looks good.


White Cliffs General Store it needs a good refit...


The phone tower and fire service tower in town today the towers are on Turley Hill..


A new underground home being built in town on Turley Hill... It be a long way to the end but they have made a good start..


Heaps of old trucks just sitting doing nothing all past their use by date...

 

Daylight Saving...

Yes put your clock forward one hour, tomorrow we are back on daylight saving till April 2020, not sure if it is good or bad but it is going to happen tonight...

We will be off to the hotel for breakfast in the morning, this morning we had breakfast at the Red Earth Opal and Coffee, great group of people...

I took Carol Proton Car for a drive today we are planning to drive it a lot more next year (it has driven 36km's this year)..

 

You all have fun come visit us one day...

 

 

 

 

Friday 4th October 2019

Paypal, if you have a Paypal Account take care there is an eMail around that tell you it is from Paypal (it's is not) and we have removed $56 from your Paypal account and if you say "I did not send them $56" and it gives you a box to click on.. "Don't they are sending you a virus..."

It all comes from Russia so I took their virus put it in an eMail and sent it back to Russia, that's fair when they open my eMail they get their own Virus back...

If you get an eMail about banks or Paypal do not open it just click "Delete"... (If you do not know about Paypal it is an online bank...

If you have fallen for this scam go to Paypal and change your Password...


The new road works is under way and the Detour is in place...


After you turn right you go up to the small sign n the left, and turn left... This road is part of the road to Smith Hill...


From the bottom of Smiths Hill the green square is our place there are homes all around the hill... Three Dots reader Vicki lives around the hill.. The Underground Motel is on the other side of the hill...

 

Back working in the new kitchen today painting the walls, it is looking good... I got up at 5:45am had breakfast then went to work painting... By 11am it was two hot to work any more 35c today... So had the rest of the day off, they are saying 40c on the weekend...

All good in White Cliffs, and you have fun and a great weekend...

Hello to Peter and Joi in Melbourne...

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Cannot say we had a great night, we lost power again (off and on) but 90% off, you have to say a big stuff up. It was a planned outage Wednesday 8am to 4pm the power was fine and working 100% when they turned it off.. It came back on at 12:45 this afternoon after being off all night...

Over the summer break we will look into a much bigger Solar System it will be stand alone and run our Refrigerator and Freezer... We did loose food out of the refrigerator today and will claim the loss...


Had a blue stripe sitting in the tool box for about two years, yesterday I fitted it on both sides of the caravan, not much but it did break it up, the white that is and looks ok...


The old story give and take we are getting a new road so they need water, they say it is from the council dam..


Another of the work trucks...


The detour road in place it is not a bad road. The hill in the background is Smith Hill and home to around 50 homes (that where we live)... As far as dirt roads go the detour road as good as it gets....

From Queensland...

Bill: Photo this morning sun trying to come through and showers on the horizon

 

From Bill in Queensland, look at that rain coming down, Bill blow it this way please, please... We had good rain yesterday hope you get some soon too... Sent from my iPhone...

Thanks all for the input today...

 

The caravan ready to roll on the 28th October we will be away for six months well that's the plan... a few day out we will pack the van and make beds and so on.. As a point over the last 24hr's we have lived inside the house but cooked in the caravan...

 

This weekend they are talking 40c in White Cliffs.... Summer is here...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

What a day the power went off at 8:15am today they said it will be back on at 4pm well it came back on at 4:30pm and lasted 5min's then it went off and it is still off now at 5:30pm ....

Our Solar system working fine and we have been using it all day... So that's our day and it maybe our night all good here just hope I can unload this to the net...

 

You all have, we sure are...

 

 

 

Tuesday 1st October 2019

It sure getting warm in White Cliffs NSW today I did some work on the caravan under the awning of the caravan, but the fly almost drove me made, then I found a can of Areogard that good stuff ..

 

Talking about trees... last night Bernie in Howlong sent me some pictures


Wilmington, S.A. in the southern Flinders Ranges


Howlong New South Wales...

At the top, Red River Gum  is growing at Wilmington, S.A. the 14 metre girth is bigger than the Howlong's big gum, 9.4 m circumference, Howlong tree is 2nd photo

We were talking about our White Cedar trees growing in White Cliffs...


White cedar is a rare bird: a winter deciduous Australian tree
White cedar (Melia azedarach) grows naturally across Queensland and northern New South Wales, but is widely planted as an ornamental tree all over Australia.It also grows across much of Asia, and ...

For More Info CLICK HERE

 

From Bernie in regard to the Hume Weir near Albury / Wodonga

Some recent Lake Hume yellowbelly: On the stir as water temp reaches 15 degrees and stimulates a pseudo spawning mode where eggs laid but do not hatch as some 20+ degrees is required for correct incubation, and Lake Hume only attains that around January. Last photo is some 50-75 cm smelt take from Hume trout guts.

Bernie thanks for the input tonight, great stuff...

 

White Cliffs (tomorrow) we have no power other than our Solar power...

Also tomorrow we hope to finish the caravan inside it is starting to look pretty good for monster from the past...

 

You all have fun this month.... October..