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By this Author: BillandDi

Southern Victoria

Portland and Surrounds

We have spent a month or so exploring this area and are camped beside friends KD and Christine. Di has been doing a lot of ancestry research and has spent time at the Historical Societies in Casterton and Hamilton. Bill has been doing a fair bit of boat fishing with KD and has been getting a fair few "Pinky Snapper". We are soon to do a short trip to Townsville (flying via Adelaide) and then off to Yass NSW. Some pictures of the last fishing trip have been added.

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Adelaide

For Xmas

We're back in Adelaide for Xmas with family and friends. We've had a long-intended job completed by having a heavy duty clutch installed on the Ranger (Xtreme Outback single-mass conversion carried out by ABS Salisbury) as the standard systems are very fragile when towing heavy loads. Di had got a new lap-top mainly for doing ancestry research... as the old netbook was a bit slow - and has been making contact with relatives who are also researching genealogy etc . We intend to work out our next leg in the New Year - both Townsville and Yass are booked in for visits early on. Apart from this we are generally relaxing and giving the Ebooks a bit of a workout.

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Port Vincent

Our Annual Visit (again)

We had a great time house-sitting in Adelaide and did a lot of maintenence jobs - serviced the van wheel bearings and brakes, bought a new GPS (Navman MyExplore) fitted some more storage tubes, installed a new shower head etc, etc. Di also had some minor surgery for a skin cancer on her face and that's now healing well.

It's great to back at Port Vincent - we're catching up with a regular group of travellers who all come here after the school holidays finish - and most are keen fisherfolk and crabbers. The weather is poor (rain and strong winds) at the moment and so we'll wait this out and have a go tomorrow. Hope all our Qld mates are doing ok during the public service reforms. No photos until we catch some fish!

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Adelaide

Annual Shopping

After leaving the Eyre Peninsula we stayed for a week at Port Pirie with friends and are now in Adelaide for a number of weeks. We went to the Caravan and Camping Sale/Show and bought a few bits and pieces and have also been doing some general shopping as most of (Bill's) clothes are showing evidence of contact with miscellaneous fish, squid and bait. We will be doing some "housesitting" for family who are going on holidays and are due in Port Vincent in early October for the annual crabbing season. In general - a rest from travelling for a while!

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Finally Some Photo's

Photo's from WA and Haslam SA

Finally got a break in the fishing and have borrowed an arial so we get better internet reception - see new photos some time today!

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