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AdamsField tripjawaproWed 16/04/2014 11:32 PM
Adamsfield - once a mining town in south west Tassie, today it’s memory lives on as a 4wd destination!
The Devonport club organized a trip down. As I wasn’t sure what to expect, I asked if anyone had a spare seat instead of taking Oscar down. I ended up in a Prado which did pretty well, but suffers from small tire syndrome - just like Oscar.
Thanks heaps to Craig for giving me a lift for the weekend!
I managed to avoid the leeches and survive the weekend (I haven’t had a leech bite since the hospital incident so I don’t know what would happen). There were quite a few to avoid at the start for the trip too - that was the only negative (and the fact that Sat night was VERY cold - even for me!).
It was a brilliant weekend with the guys.
As there’s not heaps else to say - on with the photos!
Crossing the river to the campsite (with a couple of awesome rustic huts).
The huts are privately owned still and locked - but the added to the feel of the place as we camped around them.
The Convoy at Lake Gordon. The Adamsfield track is restricted to 12 vehicles a week and requires a key. That’s the kind of management we don’t mind - you can protect the area without removing all access.
The full convoy before we split up and headed home.
Everything is awesome!jawaproThu 10/04/2014 10:17 PM
Or at least, the Lego movie is.
Of course I’m going to be biased, even if I’m sort of the bad guy from the film - but it’s a pretty cool movie.
Went to see it twice - the second time I took Jason and his little brother because I happened to have three free movie tickets by that point.
In other semi-related news, I’ve been building a lot of Lego sets recently getting ready for the display in a couple of weeks.
This rather angry looking Stegosaurus was annoyed with me because I’d bought him years ago and have never taken him out of the box. After years of waiting in pieces, I’d be annoyed too. Someone should probably tell him that he’s supposed to be a vegetarian though…
This is not the dork you're looking for...jawaproSat 22/03/2014 03:07 PM
One of my mates asked if I had any Star Wars costumes he could borrow for a party and sadly I didn’t.
But that was all the prompting I needed to buy a Storm Trooper helmet that I’d been eyeing off for a while anyway.
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Emma on Safari...jawaproSat 15/03/2014 08:08 AM
For those who don't know - my sister is currently in Africa. She's doing a combo of touring and volunteering at a sanctuary in Namibia.
In her first week she cuddled cheetahs, bottle-fed baboons, distracted lions while other people were cleaning the enclosure, visited authentic Bushmen, put a radio tracker on a deadly snake, and is having a blast. Not bad sis!
As she has limited internet access and can't post on her own blog, I thought I'd post here. We're all rather jealous.
Shed LiningjawaproThu 13/03/2014 07:57 PM
Have you finished the shed yet?
I get asked that question a lot. And I’ve been saying "I’m lining it" for quite a while now - but it’s almost finished!
The above section is the only bit that remains to be lined. It takes a couple of blokes to cut the MDF, but another session and we’d pretty much have it done.
Chris was giving me a hand - but he’s moved out now (got a job in Hobart!) so I’ve had to look further afield.
And this time my mates have all come to the party! Jason, James, Tom, and Wes have all come over for a while to give me a hand - in fact, they were ALL here last night!
Wether anyone else thinks my lining of the shed is a good idea or not, I’m pretty happy with the way it’s come out. The only problems are that I accidentally changed MDF width part way though, so there are some odd sections, and my insulation paper ran out just before the finish (that section around the door is the only part that missed out).
Just wait until it’s finished and covered in posters and flags and things - it’ll look sweet!
^ Panoramic photo from a phone in the dark...