ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:24 pm

Either way....ENJOY the camp Ben.
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Rosco1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:26 pm

Wished I wasn't working this weekend......just got my new rosters for the week & I'M NOT TO HAPPY..... :(
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Titch » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:47 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Wished I wasn't working this weekend......just got my new rosters for the week & I'M NOT TO HAPPY..... :(

What shift you doing?
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:54 pm

I am going on a train ride next weekend....
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Rosco1 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:56 am

Titch,,,I'm on 6am...1800 today (here now @ golden circle main gate...prefer gate 2 with the trucks)....change to 1800 to 0600 tomorrow nite........then 6 days straight.

I'm looking forwards to our break at the end of the month......Would be great to have more forum members along on the Mt. Warning trip........plus.....come along and bring a friend...or two....never know,,,They may want to join the forum........MORE THE MERRRRRIER.....AY.......

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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Titch » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:19 am

GypsyLady wrote:I am going on a train ride next weekend....


one of these?

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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:45 am

Nah....going in circles would make me dizzy...I am going down and then back up the mountain.
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Titch » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Hope your got brakes!
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:28 pm

I only wish it was a steam train ride....but it is an old diesel.

I have been lucky enough to have a ride on the 3801 when she was in Brissy some years ago. Did a return journey to Casino and loved every minute of it.
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby itchyvet » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:46 pm

ABSOLUTELY, definately, wouldn't miss it for quids. :+

However, the humble CT will be staying at home.

Got a group organised to do THREE bush walks within the Wellington dam reserve in W.A.'s south west.
Idea is to drive down and establish a base camp, then do one of the walks on Saturday, coming back to camp in the evening.
Have organised a HOT SHOWER on site for all campers,(yeah I know, real pussies ) and for supper there'll be hot pancakes with the trimmings.
Whilst I'm on that one, last car based camp I did, we had a Irish lass with us, and she told us that a favourite back home with pan cakes was NUTELLA chocolate spread. :shock: Yep, we were blown away, never heard of it. So, now we're gonna give it a go, stay tuned. :grin:
Sunday, we'll do another lesurly walk of 10 K's which will take most of the day, then back to camp for tea and a few drinkies with hot fresh damper for supper.
Monday will consist of a 4.5 K walk and then back to camp, pack up for return trip.
One of the bonus's of these camps is the relaxed atmosphere around the fire in the evenings with everyone swapping yarns, a great time is had by everyone.

Last year I organised similar but earlier in the year, it rained on the Saturday, scattered showers, but allowed the erection of tents and flys.
The evening was a different story, trying to get into tent with rain pouring down, was challenging in the least. Next day it rained ALL day with only 5 mins between showers.
The walking was great though, the group enjoyed themselves immensley, and all claimed they'd do a repeat, even if the fire wouldn't bloody burn properly cause the wood was wet.

This year, we're all taking down a bag of DRIED stuff to avoid a repeat, that's why the showers coming along as well, nothing like a nice hot shower and slipping into nice dry warm clothes, sit around the camp fire with lovely red. Crikey, I wanna go NOW. :beer
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby itchyvet » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:55 pm

GypsyLady wrote:I only wish it was a steam train ride....but it is an old diesel.

I have been lucky enough to have a ride on the 3801 when she was in Brissy some years ago. Did a return journey to Casino and loved every minute of it.


Oh, Oh,that's the locomotive we had over here a few years back, she had serious troubles with an bearing box and one of the local restorers fixed the problem for them.
I also remember they intended to run her parrallel with another steam loco,(Flying Scotsman if memory serves me correctly.
We've got two lines running parrallel down our valley, so they were going to run em together.
BUT officialdom squashed that idea pretty quick, the signals were positioned the wrong way on the other side and the safety rules did not allow for such working, so the whole thing was cancelled.
They did run a few excursions around the place during the time the locos were here.

Opps, forgot to mention, was an engine driver for 29 years for WAGR, so closely related to these events.
Didja know, there's a crowd over here, at a place called PEMBERTON who run a restored steam locomotive (big bugger it is too)on their PRIVATE lines, on which ANYONE can obtain their steam driver's certificate driving their locomotives ? Course there is a price to pay for the privelidge.
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:02 pm

Yes the 3801 did run with the Flying Scotsman (how I would have loved to have a ride on that one) but I think that was back in 88 or 89 I think.

Found this pic of the 2 of them on the net.
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Titch » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:49 pm

Gypsy lady would remember riding on them I suppose.
Seeing as how old she is :--?
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby Rosco1 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:42 am

I've been trying to add up the decades as well Titich.....I'm getting close to 95..to..100 now...how about you lol
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Re: ANYONE GOING CAMPING THIS WEEKEND????

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:46 am

Except for the 'fag' in the mouth....that's a good likeness guys.....OH and I do still shave the legs....well most of the time......lol
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