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Chris last won the day on January 7

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About Chris

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  • Birthday 15/03/52

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    Barossa Valley, SA
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    Travelling this great land (of course), photography, reading, cooking, sedate bushwalking.

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  1. An interesting day yesterday

    Get outta here with all that “Tasmania in Summer” talk. 😁. Make sure you post regular trip reports.
  2. An interesting day yesterday

    Yes, Maldon is another spot I could happily live. The old buildings....the lovely countryside! We will go look at Butts Reserve.
  3. An interesting day yesterday

    Any correlation between the Castlemaine Rock and dentistry...? We have been here a few times before and absolutely love the area. I would happily live here. We drove out to Mt Alexandra and looked at the two camp sites out there, but realised they will not be too good in the hot weather which is coming You were lucky to be born here.
  4. An interesting day yesterday

    We love it here. It is a fascinating area.
  5. We are now at Castlemaine, at a caravan park which charges fiercely at $50 a night (peak season!). I didn’t realise the cost when booking, There is a story about the booking... Yesterday was an interesting day. Not for the right reasons. We had booked at a caravan park in Melbourne, for five nights. A Big4 we have stayed at several times before. Since our last visit, they have removed more van sites and put in more cabins, as they are wont to do. Our booking was made two months ago for a specific site which would fit our van, a 19 footer with a long drawbar. We arrived about 1.00pm after a fair drive, and entered a tension filled reception office. The staff were all frazzled, and it related to booking confusion. They said it had been a hard day. It looked like it, too. Anyway, we gave our name and booking reference. We were told someone else had been placed on that site but they would try very hard to find an alternative site we would fit. This took a looong time, with muttered referring to the computers by two staff. Eventually a site was found. We drove in to see it. It was among a pile of tents, next to a cabin and an impossible angle to get onto it. So we asked for our deposit back and left. It seems someone had before we arrived been accommodated at short notice, and took someone else’s site, who then took someone else’s site who then....you get the picture. All this was done by the park staff who probably just prayed we would fit the given site, or not turn up. Grrrr. So we rang Castlemaine and booked a site here. Another nearly two hours travel and we arrived. It is a delightful town and lovely park and we are now relaxing. The road detours due to closure of part of the Western Ring Road out of Melbourne did not assist either. Without a very good Hema navigator we would have been lost. As I said, it was an interesting day.
  6. Keen for Kedron

    It is great to see you deciding to join the Kedron ‘family’. The product is second to none, with beautifully constructed vans, and the Gall family, who own the product, are great to deal with. They produce a product which represents their family, and their pride shows. As Tony says, consider becoming a financial member, especially once you have a van on order. There is additional information in a section of the forum available only to financial members. Chris
  7. Baileys Grand Tour Of Australia

    I think they are talking about the leg rests which fold out from the couch....
  8. Where are you right now?

    We are now at Mount Gambier in South Australia’s Limestone Coast. You understand, Mt G is not actually on the coast, but that is the name of the region. It is so hot and windy today that we moved to a powered site at the Showgrounds this morning. It is a great spot; power and water on nice green grass, for $22 a night. We have been camping at a national park for a few nights (42 Mile Crossing on the Coorong) and then two nights camping at the Kingston RV park which is $10 for two nights. Kingston obviously recognises the value of visitors. It was busy there as you would expect in the Summer school holidays, but not too bad. We got that lovely spot down the back behind the shady tree.... Our plan is to stay at Mt Gambier until Monday when we move over to Lower Glenelg National Park to a riverside campground.
  9. Ernst Introduction

    Hi Ernst, and welcome to the Kedron family.... I hope we meet up somewhere on the road! In the meantime, have a look at the section of the forum where details are provided of Kedron gatherings and events. See here. And post trip reports as we love trip reports! Chris
  10. fMy lawyer said I can respond with a similarl expression of goodwill, defined as wishing positive outcomes but not limited to festive seasons exclusively. Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Summer Solstice.
  11. Where are you right now?

    So you will be finished that house sit by the time we get down there!
  12. Where are you right now?

    This special spot is where we are camped right now. It is on a volcanic crater, now used as a local camping, swimming, fishing and water sports area. What a view! And although it is a bit isolated, we have a flushing toilet nearby, a tap, telephone and Internet, and terrestrial TV! it is in the Mount Gambier region.
  13. Selling a used XC3 Kedron

    Wayne, the more appropriate section of the forum is here: http://www.kedronownersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/3-items-for-sale/ Have a look at the type of detail others have provided as a guide to what information is likely to be useful, and of course, put some photos in too. If you have any problems, send me a private message (or just reply here) and I will help with putting the details up on the forum. Good luck! Chris
  14. Web page banner

    It does look great, doesn’t it. Karen is doing a great job.
  15. Where are you right now?

    Oh that does sound nice. Fairly similar to our weather over the last week, on the Fleurieu Peninsular, SA. However, now on the Coorong, and it is wet and cool. Talk about a difference in 24 hours.