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pandora 15th September 2012 11:34 PM

Our MUNGO NP Experience
 
1. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Map.jpg
This was a three nights, four day tour from Wangaratta which in all added 1600km to the 'clock'.
2. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP0.jpg
Except for the first day that was cloudy but fine, the last three days were warm and perfect to show Mungo at its awesome best
3. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP2.jpg
The Park is Aboriginal Land and is managed by Indigenous Australians
4. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP1.jpg
To include as many pictures as possible to give you a feel of this vast place I have created some composites.
5. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP3.jpg
The landscape is a'bloom with wildflowers, not so many species I thought, but enough to add spashes of colour amidst the ubiquitous sage brush.
6. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP4.jpg
The Road Tour is a 72km (45mi) long circuit on a one-way sandy red track with lots of places to picnic and features to see.
7. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP5.jpg
Emus abound in their natural habitat and take little notice of humans as long as we remain in our cars.
8. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MungoXP6.jpg

Zuiko 16th September 2012 12:19 AM

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A beautiful park and some great photos. There's no way I would get out my car with those emus about!

Phill D 16th September 2012 06:01 AM

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What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.

StephenL 16th September 2012 06:34 AM

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A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.

pandora 16th September 2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 187646)
A beautiful park and some great photos. There's no way I would get out my car with those emus about!

Yes indeed, I believe that emus can be quite aggressive but probably only when they're threatened. Ross may be able to confirm or deny whether that is so ... I think Ross knows all there is to know about Aussie flora and fauna !
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Originally Posted by Phill D (Post 187657)
What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.

Thank you again, Phill. That is very gratifying to know. *chr
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Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 187662)
A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.

"Relatively" to where, Stephen ? :D Many years ago I lived in Mildura and drove to Melbourne and back once a week. It is a somewhat gruelling 6 hour drive. Mildura to Mungo is 107km, (say 65mi) but it is a corrugated boneshaker of a drive !

Chevvyf1 16th September 2012 06:33 PM

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Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB :eek: a Reporter :) You put the whole story together in a very professional Report :) I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination *chr*yes*yes*yes

StephenL 16th September 2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by pandora (Post 187703)
"Relatively" to where, Stephen ? :D Many years ago I lived in Mildura and drove to Melbourne and back once a week. It is a somewhat gruelling 6 hour drive. Mildura to Mungo is 107km, (say 65mi) but it is a corrugated boneshaker of a drive !

Relative to the size of Australia ;)
My son in Melbourne now thinks nothing of travelling to a job which involves 7 hours on a 'plane then 8 hours drive :eek:

StephenL 16th September 2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Chevvyf1 (Post 187767)
I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination *chr*yes*yes*yes

That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month ;)

rsh1960 17th September 2012 06:13 AM

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Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing

Barkly 17th September 2012 08:17 AM

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Haven't been there yet - it was too wet for a 2 wheeled drive vehcile the last time we were down that way.

Like the series very much - and the way you have been imcorporating maps into your travelogues Mark.

pandora 17th September 2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Chevvyf1 (Post 187767)
Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB :eek: a Reporter :) You put the whole story together in a very professional Report :) I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination *chr*yes*yes*yes

Nothing ventured, nothing gained Chevvy - and after all, how germ free is it couped up with a bunch of sniffling rug rats, eh ! ! ! (Oooah ... have a feeling I'm gunna pay for that ! :D)

And after that uncalled for remark I don't deserve your generous compliment, do I hon' ! :D :D :D

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Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 187770)
Relative to the size of Australia ;)
My son in Melbourne now thinks nothing of travelling to a job which involves 7 hours on a 'plane then 8 hours drive :eek:

Sounds like he may be in the mining business in WA, flys from a home in Melbourne to Perth and drives to the Pilbarra, maybe ? :confused:

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Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 187771)
That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month ;)

I would be interested to see your itinerary, Stephen. *yes

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Originally Posted by rsh1960 (Post 187820)
Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing

You are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed the tour. :)

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Originally Posted by Barkly (Post 187834)
Haven't been there yet - it was too wet for a 2 wheeled drive vehcile the last time we were down that way.
Like the series very much - and the way you have been imcorporating maps into your travelogues Mark.

Yes Terry, I put myself in the position of our UK friends and realised that by including a map showing the location, then the pictures will have more meaning.

Chevvyf1 17th September 2012 09:53 AM

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[QUOTE=pandora;187872]Nothing ventured, nothing gained Chevvy - and after all, how germ free is it couped up with a bunch of sniffling rug rats, eh ! ! ! (Oooah ... have a feeling I'm gunna pay for that ! :D)

And after that uncalled for remark I don't deserve your generous compliment, do I hon' ! :D :D :D

Mark, I ENJOY :cool: your Banter :cool: I can take and give Vis Germs :eek: That is why we have all year covered outdoor play area AND SPEND MUCH OF OUR TIME OUT and about with the children ... :D

pandora 18th September 2012 03:48 AM

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You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids :rolleyes:) do you have in your group ? And I will never know how you ever find time for photography, housework, shopping etc.,. You must be Superwoman ! *chr

Chevvyf1 18th September 2012 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pandora (Post 188034)
You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids :rolleyes:) do you have in your group ? And I will never know how you ever find time for photography, housework, shopping etc.,. You must be Superwoman ! *chr

I am up at 6.15am loo and clean house for the children - thats 4 vinyl floors in playroom, kitchen and front and back halls; then Milton spray floors and hoover rest of carpeted house :) (Nick has made breakfast and is in the bathroom ) ... I put the bottles/sterilizer in microwave foir 2 mins - then make up 3 bottles of boiled wter :) we have brekkers in bed : 6.30-6.40am Baby Arabella arrives (7months) ME shower Nick entertains her - I feed her - then I bath her & dress her for the day - clear up kitchen and prepare lunch :) Nick is feeding the dogs :) 7.45 Kit arrives age 2y6m ; we are all playing in the playroom :) :) :) Nicks making BLACK COFFEE for he & I :) .. 8am-9am the other 3 or 4 under 4 yrs arrive ... IF we are out for the day - Nick makes the picnic between 8am-9am.

Mark, I DO NOT DO SHOPPING :( hate it ... yesterday am Nick went to Makro hour each way (for BULK PURCHASES) pm he did our big weeks shop at Tesco - in one day 585 on FOOD :)

Photos when out with the Rug Rats or week ends :) when I sometimes "exercise" the steam genrator Ironing :( :( :( NEXT Sunday I have 3 weeks worth ... cannot see the spare sofa :eek:

Easy Peasy :) most women do this and juggle a family - we just have "family" a few days a week - and MOST NIGHTS OFF :) :) :)

pandora 18th September 2012 07:50 AM

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That is a very big day and your grocery bill GBP585.00 = AUD 908.00 is horrendous.

You are the epitomy of the multi-tasking woman, Chevvy, a feat that mere man has never been able to emulate ! *pnc


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