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Highway to the Snow


If you've missed me the past few days, then it could only have been with a deep sigh of relief.
Last Tuesday on impulse I decided I needed a getaway so I hastily threw some bedding, a toothbrush,
a razor, cameras and a change of underwear in the Mazda and headed north while I decided where to go. It has been
5 years since I crossed the Great Dividing Range to Bega on the coast, so I rang VicRoads to check that the road was open.
This thread is the first of a few that I will be posting during the course of the next few days - the best is yet to come!


The driver of this vehicle apparently decided TO go off-roading without a 4W Drive.


Further along, I took a turnoff to the right that led to Landers Falls but a few kms on, that track was closed to all but 4WDs.


So I figured the next best thing to do was to boil the billy and make myself a nice hot cuppa coffee before looking for a place to spend the night.


In spite of intermittent sunshine the temperature was around 2C. These happy campers had built themselves an igloo.


A hundred or so kms further on I found a suitable spot to pass the night, less than midway to the coast.


Now the mighty old Mazda has a rear seat backrest that can be laid flat to expose a gaping hole into the boot through which I made a cosy bed!


Gute Nacht, Gute Nacht, Gute Nacht!

(Phone camera selfie 12s delay) ON REACHING HOME THE ODOMETER HAD RACKED UP JUST OVER 2100 kms - approx. 1305 mi. IN 4 DAYS. (ever ready access to OMD's )
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Re: Highway to the Snow

Looks like quite an adventure. Hope you've thawed out now
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Re: Highway to the Snow

Quite an adventure Mark, yes I did miss you and wondered what you where up too....

Snowy photos are always good to see, and snow is always fun, for several minutes anyway...………...Good to see you back safe and sound(?)...………..
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Re: Highway to the Snow

Very impressive Mazda Motorhome Mark. Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.
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Re: Highway to the Snow

That top landscape looks like the perfect combination of snow and a clear road. A great way to travel.
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Re: Highway to the Snow

Interesting travelogue, thanks Mark. Looking forward to seeing more of the trip.

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Re: Highway to the Snow

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Looks like quite an adventure. Hope you've thawed out now
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Quite an adventure Mark, yes I did miss you and wondered what you where up too....
Snowy photos are always good to see, and snow is always fun, for several minutes anyway...………...Good to see you back safe and sound(?)...………..
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Very impressive Mazda Motorhome Mark. Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.
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Interesting travelogue, thanks Mark. Looking forward to seeing more of the trip. John
Thanks for your comments. Three days later I'm still up there in the mountains - and Mark, I guess you're right, "fun for several minutes, anyway". Sending snow pics to you guys is like exporting coal to Newcastle.
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Re: Highway to the Snow

It looks like you had a 'cool' time Mark. We've had some 'white' stuff over the top end of the Blue Mountains & west too (but I didn't venture up there then though). It's possible that blue car didn't know how to skate on some black ice.

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Re: Highway to the Snow

I daresay the drivers of both the blue and the white cars weren't the only victims of black ice. Fortunately the highway
had been cleared and was dry by the time I reached it, otherwise I might have had quite a different set of pictures to share!.
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