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  1. Greetings all caravan and camper trailer owners – be it a Kedron or any other make and model home on wheels. You are invited to join in with loads of fun on the Weekend prior to & including Anzac Day @ Wandoan & continuing onto Quilpie if you desire for that towns Centenary. Please come to Wandoan, QLD for the Wandoan On Show Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017. Incorporating the Wandoan Show and an extended weekend of festivities focused on putting the spotlight back on the Wandoan district. Monday the 24th April is the local Agricultural Show Public Holiday in Wandoan. Anzac Day commemorations will be held on Tuesday 25th April 2017. If you have time & are eager for more adventures following this event, you are also invited to travel to Quilpie to help Quilpie celebrate their Centenary. This is NOT an official Kedron Owners Group Gathering as the event is open to any caravan make, so please note that KOG Public Liability Insurance does not apply to this event. This is a general call for any traveller who may like to go to Wandoan to support the town for their Community Show & Anzac Day service & Quilpie Centenary event. Information of the long weekend events can be found on the Wandoan Show websiste http://wandoanshow.com.au/ Other information being organised can be found on the attached Flyer. Information on the events @ Quilpie can also be found on the attached Flyer. Please contact Rebecca Belcher 07) 5442 3542 if you wish to attend any of the extra events. The Wandoan On Show can also be seen on Wandoan’s Facebook page with further updates. Camping will be at the Juandah Historical Site – 92 Windeyer Rd Wandoan https://www.queensland.com/en-in/attraction/juandah-historical-site Peter Shadforth’s organisation Shadforths Civil Contractors will be sponsoring some of the events at the Wandoan Show. Cost for camping is $10 per night per van for an unpowered site. It is advised that if you plan to go to Wandoan that you book your camp site ASAP as the camp ground is filling up with bookings. Book direct with Juandah Historical Site please. There may be limited powered sites available, but it is 1st come 1st serve basis. There is limited water available so please come with full tanks. Refilling is available via your 12v pump siphoning method from your portable water containers. (Taps are on site) The camping ground is pet friendly and there is a dump point, plus toilets & showers. Entry cost for the show itself is $25 per vehicle (max 4 people in a car) Peter Shadforth will also be organising a Shuttle bus service between the campground during the weekend’s events. There are also other planned events around the Wandoan Show dates - please find all the details in the attached Flyer. But please note that due to high demand, the buses to these extra outings are now fully booked & therefore it is advised that you will need to arrive in your own vehicle. Please contact Rebecca Belcher @ RV Homebase on 07) 5442 3542 if you plan to attend any of the extra events. Again, please note that this is not an official Kedron Owners Group Gathering and that KOG Public Liability Insurance does not apply for this event. We look forward in having you come along to support the Wandoan & Quilpie communities. John & Peter Shadforth (post submitted on behalf of John at his request) Wandoan Update.pdf Wandoan Show Early Bird Tickets.pdf
  2. Rod & Sue,

    Would you give me a ring on 0439 470 009 Wendy & I may be contenders for Sec / Treas but we would like to talk about it before committing. Thanks.

     

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  3. How do you....

    Hi Grant & Carol, we too have had to learn from the hard way despite reducing the tyre pressures etc :-( I'm sure everyone has different methods to save breakages & spills, but this is what we do...... In the fridge, any screw top jars / containers were bagged individually & twist tied, then placed into a basket.......if not bagged, they still tipped sideways to spill contents on rough roads. Flour, sugar etc go into Sistema or Lock n Lock containers. Spices for cooking go into a high side rectangle basket & when on rough roads gaffa tape goes across each row as they too unscrew on rough roads :-( If you have a metal catch on bottom of fridge doors where a screw can go into it....do so as the fridge doors will come open.......we've had spills there too when a wooden golf tee was used & broke. We try to pack things tightly on the fridge shelves too, but they do bounce around still. Under the sink things are placed into plastic boxes...lids off of course .....& packed tightly to eliminate movement. Spare stuff went into a large plastic container under the bed to make use of the space better & it keeps things together. cheers & happy travels without pantry / fridge issues when you open the doors Sue
  4. Wandoan On Show Anzac Day w/e

    Greetings all caravan and camper trailer owners – be it a Kedron or any other make and model home on wheels. Are you looking for some fun over the Anzac Day Long weekend? Then please come to Wandoan, QLD for the Wandoan On Show weekend (Friday 22nd to Mon 25th April 2016) to help support the town. This is NOT an official Kedron Owners Group Gathering as the event is open to any caravan make, so please note that KOG Public Liability Insurance does not apply to this event. This is a general call for any traveller who may like to go to Wandoan to support the town for their Community Show & Anzac Day service over the long weekend. More information of the long weekend events can be found on the attached flyer. Anzac Day commemorations are to be held on Monday 25th as part of the long weekend events The Wandoan On Show can also be seen on Wandoan’s Facebook page with further updates. https://www.facebook.com/wandoanshow/ Camping will be at the Juandah Historical Site – 92 Windeyer Rd Wandoan http://www.about-australia.com/attractions/juandah-historical-site/ Peter Shadforth’s organisation Shadforths Civil Contractors will be sponsoring some of the events at the Wandoan On Show. He will be arriving Thurs 21st April, so you are welcome to arrive any time after 2pm. Cost for camping is $10 per night per van for an unpowered site. A camping permit will be paid directly to the Historical Site when you arrive. There is limited water available so please come with full tanks. Refilling is available via your 12v pump siphoning method from your portable water containers. (Taps are on site) The camping ground is pet friendly and there is a dump point, plus toilets & showers. Entry cost for the show itself is $25 per vehicle (max 4 people in a car) The two-day show events include – Bronco Riding, and a Car Rally and much, much more – please see the attached flyer for more information. More events are being planned for the long weekend; final confirmation details will be sent out once they are organised. Some of the events they are hoping to include are a Camp Out lunch, BBQ dinner, Bare foot Bowls at the Bowls Club, A Bush Poet and more. Peter Shadforth will also be organising a Shuttle bus service between the campground during the weekend’s events. To book for camping, please confirm with Peter Shadforth what nights you plan on attending, and he will do a bulk booking directly with the Heritage Site. Please contact Peter or Aquilla on 07 5442 3995 Again, please note that this is not an official Kedron Owners Group Gathering and that KOG Public Liability Insurance does not apply for this event. We look forward in having you come along to support the Wandoan community. Peter Shadforth (post submitted on behalf of Peter at his request) Wandoan On Show
  5. Our 2016 travel plans

    It sounds like a great trip Chris. We will sadly miss you when we get to the Barossa area.....not sure yet when that will be as we don't make firm plans.....just a general direction of travel. Perhaps by the time you get over to Qld we may be back home....or in the outback parts at least :-) Will have to keep in touch of where you are & when :-) Take care, happy, safe & fun filled travels Sue & Rod
  6. Christmas Greetings

    We'd also like to follow Colin & wish each & every one of the Kedron Family a very Merry Christmas, safe, happy & a healthy 2016. Very much looking forward to touring again & meeting more Kedron owners somewhere in the beautiful land of Oz happy travels & bird watching (Rod says feathered & non feathered :-0 ) Sue & Rod
  7. Van Rego Renewal - Shock Horror

    Ouch Taka, that's almost as much as vehicle rego in Qld :-(
  8. Van Rego Renewal - Shock Horror

    Merry Christmas Merv & Di................Qld reg for our van for 2015 was $189......so you have more $$ to spend elsewhere :-) Sue
  9. Dr Paul's Balls (Rum Balls)

    I got this recipe from a Dr whom I worked with over 20yrs ago.....he says the recipe is Modified.....but am not sure where / why :-0 Ingredients 1 cup sultanas 1/2 cup raisins, chopped 1/2 cup glace cherries, also chopped 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped as well 250g cream cheese 1/2 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons Tia Maria, Kahlua or Rum 1 six pack of stubbies, cold preferably Dessicated coconut 150g cooking chocolate Method Open a stubby and sip causally When composed, mix chopped sultanas, raisins and cherries in liquor and soak for 30 mins or until necessary to get the next stubby from the fridge. Add hazelnuts to mix. Mix softened cream cheese into fruit and nut mix, insuring to make a dreadful mess on table. Finish 2nd stubby and open 3rd. Take an enormous swig from stubby then add icing sugar, mixing well, then add melted chocolate. Allow mix to harden in fridge for 1 hr or so, giving oneself time to hop into next stubby. Remove bowl from fridge and with cold beer firmly grasped in 1 hand, roll mix into little balls, then roll these in the coconut. Put the cute little balls back in fridge then finish off the six pack and have a sleep. Enjoy as they are really delicious, but am not sure about the stubbies though..... Sue
  10. Fruit Bat Falls

    Hi Ryan I can't answer you question directly, but other members here may comment on that they took their van in on the narrow & somewhat cut away 8 km track. Last year we made the choice to leave our van somewhere else & use a tent for the 2 nights there. (We also wanted to spend 2 nights tenting @ Captain Billy Landing & that track is written up as not suitable for caravans......there were several low hanging vines along this track that would hook up the airconditioner & the last 100 mtrs is a very steep slope down to the camp spot - but you could leave the can up the top in an overflow area) We left our van @ the Heathlands Reserve Ranger station (unmanned & locked gate on w/e's) free of charge in a beautiful big open area. Their ph no* is 07 4060 3241. On week days, this ranger station has a touch pad screen to book camp sites as well. Admittedly there was some extra driving to & from the Ranger station from Elliot / Twin Falls, but we had no hassles getting into the Falls campground by not having the van in tow. Most of the camp spots @ Elliot/Twin Falls are also very small & are bollarded off. There is 1 or maybe 2 larger spots for groups where a caravan could be parked in if you decide to take the van in. Hope this bit of info helps Enjoy the Cape experience when you go there.....it is wonderful..... Sue
  11. Electric Kettle

    Hi Ian we didn't take an electric jug, but took an old copper based camping kettle with us on our 1st long trip......it got used a few times then went into the cupboard...... never to be used again....it still takes up space in our laundry cupboard with other unused camping gear. A saucepan replaced it.......for brekky we boil enough water for coffee's & have enough to wash up cups & cereal bowl.......in the same saucepan, not in a 1/2 filled sink of water.......with this method we saved on water & gas wastage. The dinner dishes use the hot water left in the heater tank from our late afternoon showers.....or we boil more water in a larger saucepan if we've used a caravan park shower :-) It's 1 less item in the caravan cupboards. We're about to acquire a 2nd hand coffee pod machine from our daughter.....but we're not sure yet if we'll put it in the van for when we go touring.....we only have a 300 watt inverter too.........but like many other vanners....things get upgraded :-) hope this helps a little cheers & happy touring Sue
  12. 2014 Cape York, The Gulf & more on our Blog

    Hi Lea many thanks for your kind words :-) Whilst I love birding & touring & taking pics of same, I love to share what I've seen. It's also a method of recording my travels..done the 21st century way with loads of photos. It initially started as a project for family & friends to read & experience our journey, but since our 2011 tour, I've had 18,900 hits to my blog collectively from any where in the world - even North Americans. Enjoy the journey too Sue
  13. 2014 Cape York, The Gulf & more on our Blog

    Hi Colin you're very welcome. Am very pleased you're enjoying my blog & my photos. My recycle bin on the computer is full of rejects from lots of out of focus pics :-) When I retired 3 yrs ago, I had no idea that I birding would become such a wonderful hobby. Taking pics of some of them was just an extension. Once you get to the Cape section, if you see any errors in what I wrote, please send me a PM as I'm very happy to edit same. Though I try to re read the resource material I have, I don't want to be misleading to prospective travellers either :-) Cheers Sue
  14. 2014 Cape York, The Gulf & more on our Blog

    Hi Terry am really pleased you are very happy with the Pizzey & Knight app. Have fun with the journey Terry & Ellie...you are both very lucky in that the pair of you like birding which is an added bonus..... cheers Sue
  15. 2014 Cape York, The Gulf & more on our Blog

    Hi Terry very pleasing to find like minded folk re the birds. I like your suggestions & I've already been saying where I saw the shown birds as I started typing in part 1 yesterday. Most birds are active early morning or mid to late afternoon. But those times aren't always possible when travelling unless we're staying in a place for > a day. I sometimes birded early before we packed up camp to move to another area. Some sites were en route in the heat. Others were after we arrived at a camp spot. I have a 15 page Word doc that I created from loads of hours of research from Eremaea eBird website. (Qld tour only) It has all my targeted birds & a few choices of places in which to find them. (If you or anyone else is interested in this rough doc, please drop me a PM.) I recommend using Eremaea eBird as a source of where to find a targeted bird for a particular time of the year. You will also find some folk will give a description of where to find a particular bird.....ie when looking for Carpentarian Grass wren I searched for said bird for say June to Sept. (for when I was in Mt Isa area) Most times I used 12 month old lists as a guiide, but found someone had listed the Carpentarian Grasswren 4 -6 wks earlier at a particular spot. I went to that area & was lucky enough to find that bird after a bit of searching around. (If you or anyone else needs help in searching for particular bird on eBird please send me a PM) I have been using Morcombe eGuide since mid 2011 & have been saving lists to the app since late 2012 of all the birds I see, matched with the places visited. I am then able to upload / email the lists to my computer to place onto an excel sheet. Sometime last year I also purchased app Pizzey & Knight - Birds of Australia. It is more expensive @ about $50, but I find it very useful if Morcombe doesn't give me enough info - ie immature cuckoos are better on Pizzey & Knight. After getting home I purchased a book "Finding Aust Birds" by Tim Dolby & Rohan Clarke where regions of each state are broken up & what birds are expected to find. I've been told another excellent book to have is Thomas & Thomas - which I've been told is more comprehensive Many thanks for the link to Gluepot.....I have it on my list of places to visit during our trip to SA & Vic via SW Qld, starting early July / August. I'm yet to start my research for this 4/12 trip. cheers Sue
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