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Old 15-09-2020, 06:23 PM
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Will head up tomorrow for a couple of nights

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Old 15-09-2020, 07:09 PM
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This nasty Ear ache of mine better go quickly, its giving me some curry at present.
If it gets too bad, I may have to pull out. I hope not though.
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Old 15-09-2020, 07:39 PM
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Will head up tomorrow for a couple of nights

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Wow, the rarerly sited Fizics, now that is an occassion. Sorry to miss the opportunity to catchup.
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Old 15-09-2020, 08:40 PM
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Old 15-09-2020, 08:52 PM
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This nasty Ear ache of mine better go quickly, its giving me some curry at present.
If it gets too bad, I may have to pull out. I hope not though.
Oh no thatís not good. Get better.

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Wow, the rarerly sited Fizics, now that is an occassion. Sorry to miss the opportunity to catchup.
Yeah once a year I come out donít want to over do it
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Old 16-09-2020, 05:42 PM
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All packed except for the food and a few gizmo's that will go in the morning.
Ear ache is still persisting, but i will still make an effort.
Got some new toys to play with too.
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Old 16-09-2020, 06:06 PM
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All packed except for the food and a few gizmo's that will go in the morning.
Ear ache is still persisting, but i will still make an effort.
Got some new toys to play with too.
New toys eh? Would there be a drone in that bag? I seem to recall a radio controlled car running around once.
Hope the cows are secured on the other side of the river. Maybe take a shovel, just in case. I recall Al using his Whipper Snipper to make his vestibule area nice and lawn like.
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Old 18-09-2020, 05:12 AM
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Hey everyone.

How's the weather up there at Bretti Reserve? I'm considering coming up for the night in my van and doing some star gazing. No moon = bonus!

I'm looking into upgrading my current beginner telescope, and would be great to have a chat to some like minded people and gain some experience.

From Newcastle, so Bretti isn't too far from me.

Who do I look out for?

I own a grey Ford Transit Custom van

Cheers!

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Old 18-09-2020, 06:28 AM
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Hey everyone.

How's the weather up there at Bretti Reserve? I'm considering coming up for the night in my van and doing some star gazing. No moon = bonus!

I'm looking into upgrading my current beginner telescope, and would be great to have a chat to some like minded people and gain some experience.

From Newcastle, so Bretti isn't too far from me.

Who do I look out for?

I own a grey Ford Transit Custom van

Cheers!

Matty
Matty There is no internet or mobile phone coverage at Bretti, or at least that has been the situation on past trips, so I doubt they will see your post unless someone drives into Gloucester to go to the shops and checks then.
As far as what to look out for, read the posts below which discuss the camping location. Basically go down the back of the Reserve, you will see the scopes. Good luck.

PS, for weather forecast check the Bureau Gloucester forecast.
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Old 20-09-2020, 12:49 PM
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Sorry I couldn't make it.
But hanging out for camp reports, photos.
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Old 21-09-2020, 06:20 PM
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Well I had a great restful time away with everyone even if the sky didn't play the game every night.
The River was refreshing to swim in everyday, the days were very warm too.
Nights were cool but a glass or two of Port and the fire warmed the inner soul.
Viewing was OK on Thursday night and only the Sunday night was clear after that, and only after about 10pm or so. Sunday night was just Bino viewing for me as the scope was tucked away ready for Departure the next morning.
A lot of other Campers were there this time setting up for what I am told was to be a Caravan club get together with about 10 vans on site , and approx. 40 to arrive this week.
They seemed to make a lot of noise with lawn mowers and brush cutters and vehicle movements as well.

This detracted from the serenity of the place itself, which is what we seek when camping.
All in all, a fun time away with long standing mates and a few newcomers.
I cant wait to see some of Matt's photos that were amazing from Thursday night.
And great to meet Tony and Lucas too....
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Old 21-09-2020, 07:23 PM
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great to get away for five days and end up with more bods then we expected

weather did not play nice for astronomy - but to be expected in september and warm nights

i am totally knackered - will take me five days to get over it

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Old 22-09-2020, 10:37 AM
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Ric i think i had a "stowaway" on board on the way home

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Old 23-09-2020, 08:42 AM
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Very enjoyable.
Great photos Geoff.
Thanks for great company everybody.
Looking forward to next one.
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Old 23-09-2020, 09:09 AM
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Old 23-09-2020, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for those photos Owl (G). Nice to see the place has not changed. Good to see your still using the Van, with constant improvements no doubt. I recognise Jakob's motor home as well, hope he is well.
I see by Jakob's location into that he is listing Port Mac as his new place.
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Old 30-09-2020, 10:45 AM
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Hi All,

an integration of some of the images I managed to get before the dew set in!

I've been super busy so it's been great to sit down get these processed to a nice level

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

-matt
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Old 30-09-2020, 11:55 AM
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Old 30-09-2020, 05:39 PM
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Fantastic photos Matt, You captured the colours really well.
I wanna see more next time....
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Ric i think i had a "stowaway" on board on the way home

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