Category Archives: Out and About

Fields of Thunder …

Well Maralinga lived up to its name overnight of “Fields of Thunder”. That second wave of thunderstorms certainly hit us with a vengeance with lightning striking around the Village during the night and 4mm of rain falling (heavy at times). … Continue reading

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Glowing in the Dark …

It was a different day today for a couple of reasons. The sky was overcast, the winds had abated and the temperature had dropped 10 degrees from yesterday was the first. The second was we were headed out to stand … Continue reading

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Lets head to the mountains …

We awoke to blue skies and warmer temperatures than yesterday afternoon but I feel that will be short lived as the clouds started rolling in at 10:00 am. Another day and another struggle to get kids out of bed. Even … Continue reading

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Look out Christchurch – here come the Thompsons on segways …

Today we needed to be in town by 10:30 am for a fun adventure but it was still a struggle to get the kids out of bed in time. We were going on a tour of Christchurch City with a … Continue reading

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Antarctic Centre – is it cold in here ….

After a good nights sleep, in fact it was a struggle to get the kids out of bed, it was back to the airport to pick up the Motorhome for our holiday in New Zealand.It took about an hour but … Continue reading

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A different sort of Xmas …

This year it was a different sort of day for us but it was no less enjoyable. The main difference was that it was the first one that Jenny’s parents were not to be with us, so present opening in … Continue reading

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November 12 of 12 …

It has been not quite a week since getting out of hospital after the “heart attack” and today I needed to go to a funeral of a motor racing identity, Peter Hall, who has driven his last race. Of course, … Continue reading

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October 12 of 12 …

After a week away 4WDing and geocaching up Googs Track and back through the Gawler Ranges it was time to head home. We had spent a couple of days trying to clear the map around Whyalla but failed even though … Continue reading

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Fresh snow – yay but ….

After a night of snowing, there was a fresh 8 cm on the ground but unfortunately we had drizzle to contend with to try and enjoy it. The temperature was around zero and the drizzle was unrelenting which led to … Continue reading

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Big Day of Skiing …

As has been the case the last two days, we awoke to rain on the roof. Oh no, not another day of reduced skiing at Falls Creek. Turned on the iPad to check the radar and it looked that the … Continue reading

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