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Our MUNGO NP Experience

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This was a three nights, four day tour from Wangaratta which in all added 1600km to the 'clock'.
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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
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The Park is Aboriginal Land and is managed by Indigenous Australians
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To include as many pictures as possible to give you a feel of this vast place I have created some composites.
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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.
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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.
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Emus abound in their natural habitat and take little notice of humans as long as we remain in our cars.
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

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

What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.
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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!
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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What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.
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A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.
"Relatively" to where, Stephen ? 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 !
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB 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
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"Relatively" to where, Stephen ? 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
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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
That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

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.
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Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB 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
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 ! )

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

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My son in Melbourne now thinks nothing of travelling to a job which involves 7 hours on a 'plane then 8 hours drive
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 ?

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That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month
I would be interested to see your itinerary, Stephen.

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Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing
You are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

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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.
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.
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Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

[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 ! )

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

Mark, I ENJOY your Banter I can take and give Vis Germs That is why we have all year covered outdoor play area AND SPEND MUCH OF OUR TIME OUT and about with the children ...
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You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids ) 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 !
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You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids ) 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 !
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

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