Weekend: Border run

monaro327
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Weekend: Border run

Unread post by monaro327 » January 13th, 2019, 5:12 pm

Hi all, early December we decided to just and get in a quick long weekend trip before school holidays.

A four day weekend and an appetite for new horizons. That was how we ended up at the Queensland border. Creamy riverland bulldust in the rear view, stoic gums filtering the hot, summer sun.

We had a couple of days off scheduled, with adventurous plans to find somewhere new to stake out the swag. But, with the weatherman promising a sticky tar heatwave, we abandoned our bushwalking, basecamp plans. Instead, David suggested we expand our journey to enjoy an air conditioned, snack fuelled roadtrip. With our typical peruse of the map, we plotted a shiney new route. I then scouted out camping locations, mitigating the unknown mileage we may or may not cover. I had a few cards to play, but we still had to be back at work Monday morning.

Leaving work early on Wednesday afternoon, didnt really happen. Neither did packing much more than a clothes bag on the Tuesday. So, preparing the house for a hot weekend on its own, we packed the LandCruiser with the essentials, after work on Wednesday. Clothes, cameras, fridge. Our fire kit jettisoned in lieu of a statewide fireban. David topped up the water tanks whilst I made up the swag with fresh sheets.

https://rlhydnoverland.com/weekend-border-run-part-1/

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Re: Weekend: Border run

Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 14th, 2019, 4:31 pm

Sounds like a good trip.... hot, but good! :thumb:
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Re: Weekend: Border run

Unread post by monaro327 » January 14th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Thanks Peter, we really enjoyed it.

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Re: Weekend: Border run

Unread post by cbd » January 15th, 2019, 8:34 am

G’day
The whole country pretty dry for sure. Droughts no fun but part of the pattern of Australia.
My trip through northern NSW was completely diferent from just three months before after some but not enough rain. Good on ya for not stopping it from travelling around. The bush sure needs even the little money the travellerr brings

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Re: Weekend: Border run

Unread post by monaro327 » January 16th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Agreed, doesn't hurt to spend a bit of money in each town.

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