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  • Birthday 15/03/1952

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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. We have just bought solar panels from a supplier who was wonderful to deal with. The panels arrived promptly and are of a high quality. They are Victron brand. We purchased from David Bellette (Trip-Tracks Inc) as we knew him from the Kedron Group, and he has impeccable credentials as a supplier and installer of all things solar and lithium especially. I think we had the panels within 5 days of ordering them. The usual disclaimer applies - I have no connection with the firm. Here are the details: David Bellette Trip-Tracks Pty Ltd Email : david@trip-tracks.com.au Web: http://trip-tracks.com.au Phone: 0411 288 463 Cheers Chris
  2. We loved touring Tassie with our van. I posted trip reports here, (in 2018) so you might do a search in case you find it interesting or helpful. chris Stage 4 June 2018 Tasmania.pdfStage 3 May 2018 Tasmania.pdfStage 2 April to 2018 Tasmania.pdfStage 1 March to April 2018 Tasmania.pdf
  3. Our van floor has a small burnt patch (size of a five cent piece) that needs to be dealt with. I hope it doesn’t mean a major taking out of the floor and replacing it.
  4. Just a quick question; where do forum members buy their solar panels? We want to replace some old panels and want a recommendation for replacements. It would be good to hear why you chose the supplier, too. Thanks in advance!
  5. Here is the last trip report from this year's trip. We got home a fortnight ago and it already seems a distant memory! I hope you all enjoy it! Stage 3 Norley Rest Stop (QLD) to Barossa Valley.pdf
  6. Another instalment. In this trip report we get closer to SA, and catch up with fellow Kedronners. Stage 2 July 2022 Pine Creek to Norley.pdf
  7. Karen, I see there is a help function on Invision’s website. https://invisioncommunity.com/news/invision-community/introducing-the-alert-system-r1254/ I note they also have a forum blog with helpful features. Are they of any use? chris
  8. Hello forumites. We have moved on again (near Longreach now) and am posting the latest trip report which covers our trip from home in SA to the Top End in the NT, then back down through Mt Isa and onto Winton. I hope you enjoy the report, which includes Mary Kathleen freecamp, a delightful place to camp...and completely free. Stage 1 April 2022 Barossa to Pine Creek.pdf
  9. I don’t think you would get any better! Aren’t we so lucky!
  10. Today we travelled from Julia Creek to Winton, and are camped out on the Long Waterhole. It is super busy, so we abandoned any thought of a water view and went straight for a spot among shrubs and bushes. Peaceful down here. We see another Kedron up there on the hill…Phil and Gail.
  11. We are on the waterhole at the Julia Creek RV freecamp. It’s to a lovely spot and the sites on the water are popular. We managed to snaffle one and set up camp only metres from the water’s edge. We are here for 4 days. Across the water is another Kedron with Royce and Sue from Tasmania. We told them about our plans to go to the fabulous hot springs At Yowah, and they told us for their plans to go to a rodeo at Saxby. I have never heard of Saxby but hopefully it will be great.
  12. We are now just over the QLD border from the NT on our slow way home, and camping on the Camooweal Billabong. We chose the bottom billabong, as it’s less crowded. At a guess it’s 3 kms from the main highway to the bottom pool What a great spot. Lots of bird life, including egrets, whistling kites, a black swan, etc. This is a popular spot and by late afternoon all spots near us are taken. But no one is too close. The road in is a bit chopped up (they had recent rains, now dried out) but nothing we couldn’t handle with ease. I imagine it could get a bit dusty here but after the recent rains it is nice and fresh, In town is a good water point and dump point, so if approaching from the East, fill up before going out to the waterholes. And a bonus, last night we met up with other Kedronites who are on the forum, Liz and Gary Woods. It was great to chat!
  13. I can’t believe I didn’t reply to this post, Tony, and thank you for it. Our unit is still going OK but will keep this in mind for the inevitable moment which will be soon I fear.
  14. Hi Chris,

    Some what surprised, you were sufficiently miffed to delete/remove my ‘tongue in check’ post on the KOG website.

    I would have thought you would have been able to see ‘through’ my comment & even have a chuckle about it.

    I understand your political allegiances, from your posts on social media.

    You have obviously misconstrued the jovial comment I made…..sorry you took offence.

    My comment was posted in a ‘joke thread’ on this site and I honestly thought it would (should have) been taken as such. 
    Please don’t come back to me with again with website protocol’s….I know them only too well. 


    On another note, sending you and your family condolences on the passing of your brother…..I hope the finalisation of his estate is as stress free as it can be. I would like to think that you are getting more than enough support from your NT family and friends. 

    Regards to you & Val

    Travel safe.

    Tony Heat.

  15. Yes Barry, there were other comments made, and generally they were innocuous. But one comment leads to another, and next thing we have a bun fight. Best we leave them to our own social media accounts. Thanks for being understanding.
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