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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1184736302/0#8 date=1184818897
    Well done Lizzi. Perhaps a rag soaked in coffee cleaner will remove all the superficial oils in areas the beans come into contact.

    By the way... do you keep your motorhome in one place, or are you constantly on the move? Where do you get power for your appliances?

    And what about the internet? Mobile? must cost you a fortune.

    --Robusto
    Hi Robusto,
    tried to get a few cottonbuds soaked in Coffee cleaner under the carrier, but i fear that there is so muc oily residue there i could sit peering in Carimali innards for years....

    we are currently "on site".. our itinerary for the last year looks something like this:
    went fishing up North, off site last year for 3 months, then 1 month on site Perth, 2 weeks off site Capel, 4 months on site Busselton, weeks off site Capel, and now since middle of April, on site in Perth.

    we aim to leave here in 2 weeks, (hmm, where did i hear that before???... were about a month late!!) to spend another week in Capel before swinging south and dividing our time between caravan parks and (shore-side ;) ) free camps on our way "over East", aiming to take about 3 months to get back to North east Victoria.

    during our "on site" periods there is no problem with the power requirements ( :P)
    .... "off site" we have 540AH battery storage @24V to supply fridges and lights at 24V, and ceiling hatches at 12V (via a 24V to 12V charger into single deepcycle 12V battery) as well as 240V via 2400W modified sinewave inverter/charger.

    we have 85W @24V solar to trickle charge during the day, and run our 3KvA inverter genset for about 1 hour per day to charge the batteries to full +10%, plus about 15 min to bring up enough hot water for showers. (total about 3 litres fuel per day)
    during that time the Bott can be used (reason why we charge in the morning!! :) ), other times we use the plunger.

    our internet runs through a bright orange "next-letter" broadband modem, which gives us 1G download per month for $99.
    so far we have been lucky with our off site locations... mostly there was some scat over the water from mobile towers and around sunset we had generally about 20 minutes of connection.
    our contract allows us to scale the monthly cost down to $49 when we know we will be "remote" for a while and dont expect to have regular internet connections.

    we also carry a INMARSAT phone on standy-contract (no charge unless you make a call, then its quite expensive...), so even in the most remote of remoteness we can dial in/out.

    mmm, ho said motorhoming was "the simple life"...?

    cheers,
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    Re: coffee on the road

    Thanks Lizzi. Sounds like a fun life on the carefree road--- but we need the gadgets to make it so I believe.

    People ask me how I can leave my home with swimming pool, spas, home-cinema, televisions in every room.... and go to live on a boat for a few days.

    I guess you have to have done it to understand.

    --Robusto

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    Re: coffee on the road

    i guess we are not on holidays... we have been living on the road for 7 years now, and discovered that there are a lot of things you dont miss... but also quite a few things which make "the home", no matter where you are and how your roof is thatched.... and to us, coffee is one of them! :)

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    Re: coffee on the road

    how do you make coffee on the boat, Robusto?

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    Thats one of the things we miss most. Our little generator isnt up to powering a coffee machine.

    So its the stove top for breakfast sometimes, or tea.

    We do enjoy going out for mid-morning and afternoon coffees. Unfortunately the best part of that is sitting down and enjoying the setting.... the coffee itself isnt so appealing.

    --Robusto

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    Re: coffee on the road

    looks like a Presso for Christmas, Robusto....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/0#5 date=1184834614
    looks like a Presso for Christmas, Robusto....
    Or an Aeropress. Or even better CP! :) :) :)


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    Re: coffee on the road

    Java, what is your secret to great CP? pretty please?

    L

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/0#7 date=1184839491
    Java, what is your secret to great CP? pretty please?

    L
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1141872695/5#5

    though it explains how to make it, it doesnt explain how to prepare it for a drink or store it...more info please Java?

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1184824727/0#8 date=1184840722
    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/0#7 date=1184839491
    Java, what is your secret to great CP? pretty please?

    L
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1141872695/5#5

    though it explains how to make it, it doesnt explain how to prepare it for a drink or store it...more info please Java?
    Theres a few other posts around here where I go into more detail about CP and how to make it if youre interested.

    CP is stored in a sealed container in your fridge and will stay good for up too 3 weeks.

    CP is a concentrate and the standard mix ratio is 1:6 with water or, my personal preference, whole (full fat) milk. UUuuuummmm........Nummy!! Adjust the ratio as your taste dictates. :)

    If making hot coffee add the CP to the heated water to preserve its flavor.

    CP works great for cold/iced drinks as, is the case with hot coffee, the coffee isnt diluted by the melting ice cubes making it cold. This is true even if youre using room temp water rather than chilled water as you can adjust for the additional water the melting ice cubes will add and adjust the amount of CP used accordingly. :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1184824727/0#1 date=1184826366
    Thanks Lizzi. Sounds like a fun life on the carefree road--- but we need the gadgets to make it so I believe.

    People ask me how I can leave my home with swimming pool, spas, home-cinema, televisions in every room.... and go to live on a boat for a few days.

    I guess you have to have done it to understand.

    --Robusto
    Robusto, Mate,
    Televisions in every room :o
    I couldnt wait to get away for a few days......
    (And if I cant take Silvia and Rocky,
    Old Hand grinder and Plunger coffee works for me when Im away).

    "I guess you have to have done it to understand."....Absolutely.

    Lizzie, your nomadic life has a definite appeal to those of us with itchy feet/who like travelling/etc.

    Regards
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    Re: coffee on the road

    Bullit, coming back home to the Grimacs coffee takes the edge off the end to the holiday.


    (I wont mention that some rooms have at least two TVs)

    -Robusto

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Do yourself a favor and have some good clean fun all at the same time. Take your TVs out into the country and do the proper thing. Use them for target practice! ;D

    And to keep this on topic: You can also make ice cubes with the CP to use in drinks for an extra kick or protection against dilution. :)


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    Re: coffee on the road

    thanks for the info Java!

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Thanks Bullitt,...yes, being nomads, whether grey or not, suits us... and many others; there is a whole community "on the road", from young couples working their way around the country to"mature-aged " *:P people like ourselves, retired widows on the trip of a lifetime, and so on.
    we met couples with 4 or 5 kids , *a few couples with new-borns in carry cots and an 81-year old gentleman who has been travelling on his own for about 20 years now ...
    but we have also met *people who only managed this lifestyle for 6 months, or a year max., or where one of the partners didnt settle "on the road".
    sometimes it was the "camper" arrangement of their vehicle (no bathroom, no comfy lounge for weary bones...) sometimes the lack of privacy outside or personal space inside, or, indeed, the lack of "gadgets".
    and when you travel like this, you do need "work clothes"....you commit yourself to regular "tools-out" *just to keep the show on the road.
    basically you replace the lawn mower with a grease gun, your tool boxes travel with you, there is still the odd paint job and the whipper snipper comes out of the trailer at every stop!
    the biggest drawcards on our motorhome rallies are the tech seminars and the insurance talks!!
    This is our second bus: the *first one 30, bought fitted out, taught us the lessons we incorporated in the conversion of this one, a 40 vehicle....
    in all honesty, we are not motorhomers in the true "travelling " sense of the word: we just move the house from time to time *;) ;D

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Thanks Java.. it sounds so yummy, i will have to try it one day!
    :)
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    Lordy Lizzi - that bus is big enough for a 3 group machine!

    Javaphile - Im going to try the CP for decaf. I make a small roast for Sue and usually end up throwing most of it out. Using CP will give her a supply on tap.

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    Re: coffee on the road

    dont tempt me, Dennis... ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/15#17 date=1184925231
    dont tempt me, Dennis... ;D ;D ;D

    But your "other half" would kill you Lizzi ::) ::)

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    Re: coffee on the road

    that is not a "but, rather a sure "bet", JB!!!
    there is a fine balance (literally!!) between "his and hers" with maximum weight in the vehicles being at stake... welder against filing cabinet, 9" grinder against sewing machine, toolboxes against microwave and washing machine., book collection against piano accordeon...
    i reckon i could put up my coffee stuff against his motorbike???? :-/

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    Surely the coffee equipment should be cosidered gender neutral... common territory essential to the household. Since you both benefit fro it.

    (9" grinder -- thats "extreme machine " serious for any backyard shed, let alone a mobile one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1184824727/15#20 date=1184934995
    Surely the coffee equipment should be cosidered gender neutral... common territory essential to the household. Since you both benefit fro it.
    --Robusto

    The problem is Robusto - Lizzis other halfs only benefit from Lozzis coffee pursuit is a happy Lizzi ;)

    As far as I can recall from my last visit he doesnt imbibe.....

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    Re: coffee on the road

    coffee equipment would be neutral ... if both enjoyed the spoils equally!
    Rob drinks... (uhhmmm, major squirm here...) Bushells chicory essence and only has the occasional affogato or an even more rare capp.

    9" angle grinders are really handy... you can cut firewood with it, or trim high tensile bolts...and according to Rob it i a "mans tool"... it has got GRUNT!!
    i suppose the *vice could be put against the Carimali....about the same weight...


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    edit; very astutely observed, JB!!

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    The problem is Robusto - Lizzis other halfs only benefit from Lozzis coffee pursuit is a happy Lizzi
    and i am ecstatic!! very happy!!... or, errr...is that the caffeine?? :-? :-/

    L

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    Re: coffee on the road

    I had a similar problem when I started talking large machine....

    Even though my other half loves coffees - it was "not in my kitchen"... :-[

    Now she proudly shows off the machine to her groups of female friends.... and they all enjoy the coffees...

    So Im "on clover" ;) ;D ;D ;D

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    Keeping our wives (thats singular, as in monogamous) happy is our raison detre. JavaB. A happy wife makes for a peaceful home and by virtue, a happy husband.

    If the way to procure a 9" angle grinder for Him is via the circuitous route of a coffee grinder for Her, fair enough I say.

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    Re: coffee on the road

    oi, what about the Peerless 200A arc welder, the 2Hp air compressor with air pop-rivetter, air rattle gun and air-solastic gun, high pressure cleaner.....
    makes my Turbo-oven look rather minimalistic.... :(

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    Im sure Rob is surrounded by his tools only to keep you in the style you want to be accustomed to, Lizzi. :)A labour of love. :-*

    (Still, I reckon a MIG welder would probably be more practical, as well as being smaller, lighter. Perhaps a bargaining chip for a future Hers acquisition, Lizzi)

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    Robusto,

    Believe me Lizzi is no slouch when it comes to the use of power and hand tools..... a lot of the work in their bus is her handy work - and very well done too!!

    She would put many of we males to shame with her ability... so its very much a Lizzi / Rob partnership.....

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    Im impressed, JavaB

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    *:-[ im squirming, JB....thanks for the compliment!!

    Robusto, * JB is right... i lay equal claim to most of the tools, although i will admit that i avoid *the 9" ... dont like the "kick-back"!!
    Rob, on the other hand, is quite happy to let me rule the range...kitchen range, that is!
    and in return he gets affogato... for breakfast!! ;D ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1184824727/15#27 date=1184937625
    (Still, I reckon a MIG welder would probably be more practical, as well as being smaller, lighter. Perhaps a bargaining chip for a future Hers acquisition, *Lizzi)
    we considered it, Robusto, but the Peerless is up to the biggest jobs, and can do it on the gen set...

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    With all that machinery, Lizzi, you or Rob should be able to knock up a reasonable metal hopper for the new grinder. (I had a MIG in mind for that specific purpose!)

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    Re: coffee on the road

    mmm, not a bad idea, Robusto... leave it with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/0#14 date=1184914195
    Thanks Bullitt,...yes, being nomads, whether grey or not, suits us... a

    and when you travel like this, you do need "work clothes"....you commit yourself to regular "tools-out" just to keep the show on the road.
    basically you replace the lawn mower with a grease gun, your tool boxes travel with you,...

    L

    YAY, replace the lawnmower,
    now I AM absolutely convinced, dont mind the other stuff so much on occasions.
    9" angle grinders are real mens tools, so much so that they have been banned on some industrial sites, so dont blame you for avoiding it, but I guess if it substitutes for a chainsaw as well,...

    And here I was thinking that in between driving, it was all lolling about on the lounge,
    and I would get bored.

    When are you coming to Tassie?????

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    Re: coffee on the road

    oops... sorry Bullitt, missed your post, otherwise i would have replied earlier!! :-[

    we aim to start swimming early February... the fares on the TT line drop to "shoulder season" then and there is a motorhome rally in Tassie in Feb: we are sort of looking at catching it.

    however, having said that, our plans have been known to change... dramatically and frequently!

    at this stage the idea is to park "the convoy" somewhere nice and use the car for reconnoitering... and repeat that in various corners of the state.
    Rob is looking forward to the roads down there as his bike has been sadly underused here in WA: not enough bendy bits in the roads!! ;D ;D i think he was on the bike 2 days out of the whole of the last year, and one of those days was the ride-day at Wanneroo raceway!

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    Re: coffee on the road

    ok, so this is the scenario..

    *Rob has finally finished work *(working more than 12 hours per day is NOT good for you!! >:( )and is frantically re-wiring the dash so he can put the steering wheel back on :-/ .... :-?(do we need it???? :-/0

    *my little jobs (repairs and maintenance) are also finished and the major trip-preparations almost out of the way ( only need to give the batteries a conditioning charge)

    *an order has been placed with 5 Senses for some greens to keep me caffeinated for the next few months, until i can catch up with another BeanBay "over East"

    *accomodation as been booked "over East" with a deadline to keep...

    and then this... any idea how we are going to get out of here???? paddlin frantically??? :-/ :-/ :-/


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    Re: coffee on the road

    more water!!

    and we weigh 12.5 T with a 3.5 T trailer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/30#35 date=1185679492
    oops... sorry Bullitt, missed your post, otherwise i would have replied earlier!! :-[

    we aim to start swimming early February... the fares on the TT line drop to "shoulder season" then and there is a motorhome rally in Tassie in Feb: we are sort of looking at catching it.

    however, having said that, our plans have been known to change... dramatically and frequently!

    at this stage the idea is to park "the convoy" somewhere nice and use the car for reconnoitering... and repeat that in various corners of the state.
    Rob is looking forward to the roads down there as his bike has been sadly underused here in WA: not enough bendy bits in the roads!! ;D ;D i think he was on the bike 2 days out of the whole of the last year, and one of those days was the ride-day at Wanneroo raceway!

    L
    No probs Lizzi,

    I dont get to check the site every day anyway,
    and I thought I had already posted a reply.....

    Anyway, Im sure Rob would love getting the bike out on some of the Tassie roads,
    especially if he likes corners ;)
    And as Robusto said in another post, the scenery is great wherever you are.

    As far as your current situation goes, it doesnt look nice, and 12.5 tons moving through that water would need pretty solid ground underneath,...
    I guess it would be frustrating when you are ready to move on...
    time to make another brew or two ;)

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    Hhhmmm....I once found myself looking out the window of my camper to water surrounding me like that. The event I was attending had ended the day before and Id spent the night so-as to have a full day to drive rather than leaving late at night.

    It took a two truck to help me onto the road surface and I finally managed to pull out at about noon. Later the next day I found out that early that morning the dike (about 20m from where I was parked) gave way and instead of a few centimeters of water there was suddenly 4 meters there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile link=1184824727/30#39 date=1186012442

    It took a two truck to help me onto the road surface and I finally managed to pull out at about noon. Later the next day I found out that early that morning the dike (about 20m from where I was parked) gave way and instead of a few centimeters of water there was suddenly 4 meters there.


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    A what??? :o



    sorry, Java. Couldnt resist! giggled like a schoolgirl! :P

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    There you go Lizzi,
    you just need to find a two truck ;D ;D

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Those Yanks do everything bigger and better ;D ;D ;D
    we have a tractor on standby...
    i will be driving the bus , Rob will be the one to spot the wheels going down... he is better at assessing the situation ;), even using Two trucks...

    instead of a few centimeters of water there was suddenly 4 meters there
    ... so encouraging, Java... we are sitting about 40m from the dam walls of one of the ski-lakes, which is full to overflowing... although i dont think it will "break i have now visions of the water from all 5 lakes (cause they aere connected..) ouring through a gap onto our paddock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/30#42 date=1186025539
    Those Yanks do everything bigger and better ;D ;D ;D
    we have a tractor on standby...
    i will be driving the bus , Rob will be the one to spot the wheels going down... he is better at assessing the situation ;), even using Two trucks...
    I had a laugh It was bad, but not quite bad enough to require a semi to help me out, just a single tow truck. ::) :-[
    instead of a few centimeters of water there was suddenly 4 meters there
    ... so encouraging, Java... we are sitting about 40m from the dam walls of one of the ski-lakes, which is full to overflowing... although i dont think it will "break i have now visions of the water from all 5 lakes (cause they aere connected..) ouring through a gap onto our paddock...

    L
    This was next to a dike for the Mississippi River and that spring turned out to be the worst flood season in many decades. A picture of the town where I was parked made the cover of Time magazine. Twas not a good year to be living alongside the Old Miss that year. :(


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    Re: coffee on the road

    Were out of the swamp!!
    backed up and out of the paddock, the way we came in... fair flooring it when coming to the soft spot!!
    Rob was scouting (from a safe distance ;) ;D), i was driving, kinda funny to feel the back-end rev & slide away on a 12T vehicle!! ;D ;D
    so, we are standing on the hardstand, ready to take off tomorrow morning... RV "Bronze Cocky" s *convoy ...the bus with its trailer, with the Vitara on it, and the Prelude with its trailer, with the VFR800....
    water tanks full, batteries full...
    plunger coffee tonight and tomorrow... wont be running the genset for the Bott, but thats ok... got some really lovely Sidhamo SO *and a bit of the Margopype to make a slow brew with!
    [s]next[/s] tomorrows posts: 200KM south!

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    WooHoo!! Its fun to be on the road again! Especially when it doesnt take a tow (let alone two!) truck to get ya out! ;D


    Java "Two truck" phile

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    no two-tow trucks, Java... all it took was a woman behind the wheel and a man shouting directions from a safe distance.... ;D ;D

    we are on site in Capel & on power, so: first coffees made and shared with friends...
    mmmm, Bott beats plunger..., yep!
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    L

    edit: forgot to put in half the "punch-line"... :-[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt link=1184824727/30#34 date=1185231527
    When are you coming to Tassie?????
    the convoy (bus+trailer/car, car +trailer/motorbike, 2 people, 2 dogs and 1 budgie...) is booked on the TT line for the 17th of feb 2008...the day-time trip.

    there is nothing like forward planning... ;)

    L

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    Re: coffee on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1184824727/45#47 date=1186491281
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt link=1184824727/30#34 date=1185231527
    When are you coming to Tassie?????
    the convoy (bus+trailer/car, car +trailer/motorbike, 2 people, 2 dogs and 1 budgie...) is booked on the TT line for the 17th of feb 2008...the day-time trip.

    there is nothing like forward planning... ;)

    L
    Hey great,

    convoy like that wont be hard to spot ;)
    and Tassie usually great weather at that time of year.

    I believe one of the areas where motorhomes can camp in Burnie is adjacent to the dog beach if you happen to be down our way.


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    Well be in Georgetown for a rally the first weekend, Bullit, and from there, no idea yet. :-/
    it would also depend on the weather.... "hot "means caravan park with power for aircons!

    L



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