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9 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria to Sydney NSW

We were up early and packed to leave just before 8:00am.

We said goodbye to all of our friends and headed towards Bathurst and the water works where we would be dumping our chemical toilet.  With the coordinates entered into the GPS, we had no problems finding the place.

Returning to the Great Western . . . → Read More: 9 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria to Sydney NSW

8 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

Up late, we had a day of doing nothing other than talking.

We played “Sequence” during the afternoon, “He” did a couple of drone flights and we enjoyed happy hour until the sun set.

Very late in the afternoon our lithium battery pack became exhausted.  The pack had provided power to our refrigerator in . . . → Read More: 8 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

7 April 2018 – Jugiong to Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

We had not planned to leave Jugiong early, so we stayed in bed until our alarm sounded at 7:00am.

After breakfast we readied ourselves for departure and were ready to leave just after 9:00am.  We agreed with the two other couples who we had joined yesterday that we would all relocate to Macquarie Woods . . . → Read More: 7 April 2018 – Jugiong to Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

6 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

Another fine and warm day in Wagga Wagga.

“He” called the Nissan Dealer early to confirm that the final part had arrived.  The staff member took his time in confirming the arrival as he could not initially locate the part.  The reason that the part could not be located was that it had been . . . → Read More: 6 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

5 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Today was the final day of the festival.  A call to the Nissan dealer revealed that the replacement alternator had arrived and was in good condition.  We were also informed that the dealer wanted to replace another component that had been missed in the initial assessment and that part had been ordered and was . . . → Read More: 5 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

4 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Again, our day started early.

Wanting to know the situation with the replacement alternator, “He” was on the phone to the dealer before 9:00am and was informed that the part had arrived.  All going well, it was indicated that the vehicle would likely be available later in the day.

Just before lunch, a call . . . → Read More: 4 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

3 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

As has been the case today at the festival, our day started at 6:00am.

Just before 9:00am we headed into Wagga Wagga and Coles to purchase some supplies.  After completing our shopping, we headed to the Nissan dealer to obtain an update on the repairs to our vehicle.  We were hopeful of the car . . . → Read More: 3 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

2 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Once again, our day started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am. Getting up early still allowed us to use the toilet facilities on the site before the facilities became congested with the festival attendees.

Today was an open day where the residents of Wagga Wagga were invited to attend the site.  Over 50 stalls had . . . → Read More: 2 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

1 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga

Daylight savings finished so we enjoyed an additional hour in bed.  Nevertheless, our day still started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am (7:00am as far as the body was concerned).

“He” spent most of the day inside the convention centre either watching presentations or performances or providing assist for audio visual presentations.  “She” was . . . → Read More: 1 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga

31 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Our day started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am.  Getting up early allowed us to use the toilet facilities on the site before the facilities became congested with the festival attendees.

We attended the first morning show which started at 9:00am and concluded just before 11:00am.  “He” helped Rod Hannifrey with his presentation on . . . → Read More: 31 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

30 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Today was the day when about 450 RV’s had to be brought onto the site and located into their position for the remainder of their stay.  Whilst “He” was not involved in the siting, the opportunity was used to use the quad copter to capture the arrival of vehicles onto the site. The quad . . . → Read More: 30 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

29 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

With most duties performed, “He” had a relatively quiet day.

During the morning a visit was made to a motor dealership, Thomas Bros, who were providing a loan car for the duration of the festival.  “He” provided his driver’s licence for the vehicle and drove the loan car, a Jeep Patriot, back to the . . . → Read More: 29 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

28 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

“He” received a telephone call from “She” just after 7:00am requesting that a visit he made to the shops to purchase a couple of items that were not packed and could not be transported on a plane.

Just after 8:00am “He” left the camp site and headed to the Wagga Wagga shopping precinct.  A . . . → Read More: 28 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

27 March 2018 – Sydney to Wagga Wagga NSW

We were not sure when we would actually leave home to head to Wagga Wagga for the annual Stone the Crows Festival but a death in the family delayed our intended departure by probably a day.

As it transpired, “He” would be tasked with moving the caravan from our home to our intended camp . . . → Read More: 27 March 2018 – Sydney to Wagga Wagga NSW

5 April to 17 April 2017 – Wagga Wagga NSW & Stone the Crows Festival

5 April 2017 (Wed) – Sydney to Jugiong NSW

Our last trip in the caravan seems to be so long ago and in reality, it actually was.

The caravan has been in our driveway for the past 4 months with the last “tripping” use being a trip to Budgewoi for our . . . → Read More: 5 April to 17 April 2017 – Wagga Wagga NSW & Stone the Crows Festival

29 March 2016 –Jugiong to Sydney NSW

We said farewell to our travelling companions just after 8:00am when we started our journey home.

The trip was uneventful and the fuel burn relatively low.  Thank God for both still conditions and a slight tail wind.

29 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

Today we packed up and after stopping for fuel, we headed for Jugiong where we spent the night with our friends.

It was sad saying goodbyes to some of our friends who we will not see until later this year.

At Jugiong “He” did the research on having the refrigerator repaired and following calls . . . → Read More: 29 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

28 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

Today was market day where the site was open to the public.

We had not realised that the morning show was hosted by Mel & Susie and we arrived well after the show had started.

Just after the show concluded, we were asked if we would be interviewed by one of the local television . . . → Read More: 28 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

27 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

The weather still remained kind to us and as was the usual case, we started our day by attending the morning show.  This was the last show held in the main enclosure as the enclosure would be used on Monday for our open day.

We made the decision to attend the 2017 Stone the . . . → Read More: 27 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

26 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

We started our day with the morning show and then worked on the merchandise stand.

Today “He” managed to break our dual burner “lunchbox” cooker.  The control that fires the igniter broke.  Later “He” would discover that and exceptionally strong switch on the igniter is activated by a flimsy piece of plastic.  In his . . . → Read More: 26 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

25 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

Good Friday but a day still full of activities.

For the first time “He” missed the Morning Show as he was involved with the siting of 40 or so weekend attendees.

It has rained overnight but we were fortunate in that the rain was not sufficient to cause problems with the mud.  The siting, . . . → Read More: 25 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

24 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

The forecast for today was for overcast skies.  As we sat at our table having breakfast, it rained but just enough to settle the dust.

As we have done since we became involved with this festival, we attended the morning show where we were entertained by Jim Haynes and then Pete Denahy.

We made . . . → Read More: 24 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

23 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

We finally had the opportunity to stay in bed a little longer.  We had the alarm set for 6:00am for a comfort stop and then for 6:45am for breakfast.

We attended the 8:30am morning show and enjoyed performances by Jim Hynes, Noel Stallard, John Smith and finally Mel & Susie.

Whilst “She” worked on . . . → Read More: 23 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

22 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

Today was the arrival day for most attending the festival and “He” was involved with siting of some of those attending.

Our day started just before 6:00am.  The siting was completed by early afternoon when we were able to join our friends for lunch.  We spent part of the afternoon catching up with friends . . . → Read More: 22 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW – Stone The Crows Festival

21 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

We set the alarm for 7:00am and it was actually very hard to get up.

“He” attended a meeting of the siting team and following the meeting we took the opportunity for a trip into Wagga to firstly see friends camped at the free camp site and then to do some shopping.

We share . . . → Read More: 21 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

20 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

The night was cool and managed to sleep well.

With one of our friend, “He” spent several hours in the morning marking the final camping sites.  With the kind weather over the past couple of days, most of the ACTA site had dried after recent rain.

We shared morning tea with the other volunteers . . . → Read More: 20 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

19 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Last night was very conducive for sleeping with the temperature relatively low and our roof vents open.  “He” was requested to close the vents at 3:00am which must have been just after he entered into the best sleeping pattern he had experienced this century. Nevertheless, “She” did appear a little happier!

We deliberately slept . . . → Read More: 19 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

18 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

With further work to do with numbering sites, the alarm was set for 6:00am.  At exactly 5:59am it started to rain.  We were deprived of 1 minute of sleep.  Whilst rain was expected for a short period of time, we were unable to start with the site numbering so an extra 30 minutes of . . . → Read More: 18 March 2016 – Wagga Wagga NSW

17 March 2016 – Jugiong to Wagga Wagga NSW

We were ready to depart Jugiong just after 8:30am knowing that the trip to Wagga Wagga would take around 1.5 hours.

With the exception of one “drop kick” who decided to change lanes very close to us, we had an uneventful and stress free trip into Wagga Wagga and we drove immediately to the . . . → Read More: 17 March 2016 – Jugiong to Wagga Wagga NSW

16 March 2016 – Sydney to Jugiong NSW

Our last outing in the caravan was to our ACC Branch Christmas at Berry NSW in late November 2015.  Since that time we had not been able to use the caravan as we were waiting for hail damage suffered in August last year to be repaired.  That work was undertaken and finished in February . . . → Read More: 16 March 2016 – Sydney to Jugiong NSW