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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tocumwal March 25th 2020

With all the Long Weekend Worriers, concerned about where to find a camp along Cobrams' Little Toms Beach on the Mighty Murray River, Morningbird and Little flower did the noble thing and offered up our prime piece of camp real estate to the lucky ducks that were eyeing off our first class riverside camp. The eager camping buzzards were circling, so we high tailed it out of our serene riverside camp and made our way back to Tocumwal at Brother Ron and Roxanne's for a weekend of family fun. It would all start late Saturday afternoon right in Tocumwal with a Hot Rod "show and shine" and a concert in the park with Elvis the King of Rock, entertaining the festive crowd in the balmy autumn sun. Brandishing deck chairs and eskys we set up camp ... read more
55 Buick Roadmaster
Dom, Jazz and Dazz
Littleflower meets the "King"

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tocumwal April 11th 2015

It felt like we were coming home as we drove back into Tocumwal Foreshore reserve. Vans and buses come; vans and buses go from popular areas such as this. The maximum stay allowed is 6 weeks. There were quite a lot of vans and buses camped here – more than usual for this time of year according to the local hairdresser. Our days were spent reading, relaxing, swimming in the river and exploring the surrounding countryside. We devoted some of the time to investigating the history of the Air Force Base, since Wendy's dad had been stationed here in the early 50's. Our friends from Hunter Business SWAP, Dave and Jenny Keegan had been travelling in Tasmania. We suggested that they might like to visit us on their way through to Broken Hill. They arrived right ... read more
Great food and new friends
Hot Rods at Tocumwal
The delicious lamb roast

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tocumwal May 30th 2014

We awoke to the invisible frogs calling again, which was lovely. It was so cold when I got out of the nice snugly bed that I could see my breath condensing. Brrrrr! Time for a very hot coffee. After breakfast we made a beeline for Shepparton, just a few kilometres ahead, for a visit to the SPC/Ardmona Factory Outlet (this area grows a lot of fruit and SPC is a well known Aussie brand for canned fruits that has its cannery here.) We knew you could get their products by the carton or by the can, maybe slightly defective, but much cheaper than normal. We didn’t realise that they also imported goods from other countries and sold those very cheaply, too. I went in to buy a couple of cans of fruit and came out with ... read more
Sportaviation, Tocumwal

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tocumwal June 19th 2012

We headed to Mildura after Renmark .. back in Victoria. Mildura is quite a big town, city really, with wide streets and all the usual shops. From Mildura, we diverted to Wentworth, 25 or so kilometres from Mildura, the road lined with yet more grapevines and/or orange trees. Our big decision was .. will we go to Broken Hill or will we continue along the Murray? Wentworth is where the Darling and Murray Rivers meet and it's interesting to stand on the bank and see where these two rivers merge. There is a small Fergie (the Ferguson tractor) on high in the main street and also the river bank park has a Fergie and the name 'Fergie' both shaped from small plants. It seems that around 1956, Wentworth was in the path of floodwaters and locals ... read more
The Pyap, Swan Hill

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tocumwal March 24th 2010

Somehow we resisted the urge in Mansfield to head for a country clothing store, kit ourselves in RM Williams elastic-sided boots, moleskins, shirt and Akubra hat and head for the high country. I can always see myself riding across the mountains on a sure-footed horse, sitting by the campfire reciting poems by Banjo Pattterson at night. Of course, I couldn't stay on a horse or light a fire and only know the first and second verse of some of Banjo's poems so commonsense prevailed and we continued our motor home travelling. Instead I'll aquaint myself with more of the high country life when the country comes to the city for the Easter Show. The countryside from Mansfield is very green, cattle and sheep look healthy, dams and haysheds are full. It was so pleasant being surrounded ... read more
Ta da! here they are
Tocumwal's main street
Roses!




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