Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Boorowa BA

Just doing a coupla hundred km per day it has taken me a week to get to Boorowa. Boorowa is about 100km, as the crow flys, to Batlow, my destination for next month. Till then I'll be doing some fence rebuilding with BlazeAid.

The camp is in the town showgrounds and has power, water and shade, nice. 

This time I'm pleased to be shifting about from farm to farm doing just a few days here and there. Working different farms means a variety of work and people.

It's a good camp. The local townspeople prepare our weekday evening meals. On weekends we either go out as a group for a sponsored meal at a club or pub around town or make do at the camp. The meals are always good.

Now progressing from clearing fences to building some new ones. Steadily ticking off farms as completed as we go.

Smoko on an overcast wet day in the paddock.

Yep, another fence photo! Part way finished.

Looking better. Just need to add the ringlock to keep those pesky sheep in.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Road trip south

This looks big. The fires in Victoria are still burning whilst I'm here in south-east Qld planning my next road trip, south as it happens. Looks like there will be lots of farms and fences needing work.

Might just stop along the way and do a bit.

Victorian Fires

Victorian Fires - smoke viewed from space.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Oma.

Tropical Cyclone Oma is headed for the southern Qld coast. This could be a new experience I realize. I've not been in a cyclone before. I make all the recommended preparations and am somewhat unsure how my MH will handle the high winds. Hail has been a real issue before but there is no suggestion of that. Watch and see I decide. Make a run for it if I have to. Probably not recommended.

Anyway, she hooks back on herself and moves away after many very windy days. Anticlimax. But better than what could have happened.

The only losers here are the beachgoers, with high tides and big surf, Oma washes most of the beach sand away leaving coffee rock exposed. Not like it's not happened before.

Tropical Cyclone Oma off the coast of Qld

Satellite view of Australia and TC Oma

The Alex Beach after TC Oma.