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Old 04-04-2024, 10:36 PM
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Autumn trip to Bretti. 9th,10th,11th and 12th May.

A couple of us from the Central Coast of NSW are thinking we should get up to Bretti like we used to a few years back and enjoy some dark skies and camping.
Bretti is Near Gloucester. About 30k’s up the Thunderbolt Road from Barrington.
If you look it up on Google…. Search for Bretti reserve or Bretti track.
If you are willing to come along you need to bring everything you need with you as the free camp is about 30 K’s from the nearest shop.
This includes water.
There are flushing toilets and drop toilets on site.
Hope to see a few there….

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Old 05-04-2024, 05:08 PM
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we normally camp where the red cross is

PS. there is no phone coverage at Bretti

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Old 10-04-2024, 11:22 PM
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it may get cold - bring warm clothes

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Old 11-04-2024, 07:27 AM
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I love Bretti and my time spent there is a lasting memory. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience a true dark sky and the wonders that it reveals.
Alas for me, I can no longer attend due to health issues, but I look forward to Geoff's report.
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Old 24-04-2024, 12:28 PM
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just two weeks to go before the planned Bretti trip
time to get organised and pack - then wait for the weather gods

who else is interested ??

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Old 25-04-2024, 01:44 PM
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I wish I was in a position to go, my late mother lived in Gloucester for many years and I was always fond of the town. I did a lot of driving and sight seeing as a teenager around the region, I even got bogged on an old bridge in Barrington Tops which was timber and mud. No railings either side and a teenager with a high powered Monaro (sadly lowered, didn't help my predicament) and my 4 younger sisters in the vehicle, a recipe for disaster.
I got smart and made my sisters get out and walk to a safe place away from the bridge and the possibility of the Monaro going out of control, dug under, put branches and crap and eventually got out though I did nearly put it over the edge. The next time my 15 year old sister told me she'd direct me I told her I'd use a map.
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Old 29-04-2024, 08:20 PM
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The long range weather prediction isn’t favourable for this trip for the dates selected. I will check closer to the date and make a decision if I go or not.
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Old 30-04-2024, 05:38 PM
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don't give up yet Geoff

i predict the rain will break on the wednesday (8th May)

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Old 30-04-2024, 09:21 PM
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I'm not giving up. But if rain is predicted I'm not going to go, and will wait until another time.
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Old 04-05-2024, 11:46 AM
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The weather still isn't playing the game for this trip Iím afraid.
I have been to Bretti in the past when it has rained a lot and it wasnít fun.
Iíll make a decision Monday as to whether I go or not.
Next new moon is 6th June from memory. Maybe itís better to try again then.
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Hopefully it clears up for you Geoff. The rivers will certainly be up. I recall one trip where the crossing to the farm was impassible, and the water level was up past the gate at our and of the Reserve. Watching the Newcastle radar over the past few days it us pretty certain the area did get some rain. A couple of days of good sunshine should dry things out, if we get it. Lingering high humidity will probably bring fog down into the Reserve, so pray for a slight westerly (dry) breeze.
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Old 05-05-2024, 03:19 PM
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Yes, despite forecast, radar looks good up that way to-day Glen
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Old 06-05-2024, 10:32 PM
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I have pulled the pin on my trip to Bretti sorry. Friends of ours have suffered with floods with the rising Wyong River waters, and need help to clean up after flood water covered their property at Dooralong.
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Old 07-05-2024, 04:29 PM
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sadly i must withdraw as well
medical appointment

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Old 08-05-2024, 06:00 PM
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We could try again for th 30 May to the 2nd June.
The Moon will be old then and won't bother observing unless we stay up all night .
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Old 08-05-2024, 06:22 PM
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maybe Geoff
I have doctors appointments every fortnight from the 6th June

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It's good to drop in here and see some familiar faces.

This one was always a non-starter for me, but I really need to get my scope under a clear sky. It has been a very long while.

Let's see what June holds.
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Old 12-05-2024, 12:25 AM
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trip might be on again thursday 30th May to sunday 2nd June Shane
will be a little moon though

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Last quarter Moon 31st May. What are peopleís thoughts?
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Old 18-05-2024, 03:57 PM
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Geoff,

I broke my left wrist and I had to have an operation this week.

If I'm able to drive my car by end of the month I will come if weather permits.

My car is manual and it is difficult to change gears with broken hand for now.

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