Wyangala Dam Nov 18

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Laurie
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Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Laurie » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:11 am

I headed south at 6 am Saturday morning for a week and having no camping gear sure lightened the load .
I had a nice easy run down the Newel to a cabin i had booked in the van park at Tooraweenah a small old park that was clean , cheap and had great hosts .
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early next morning i continued to Gilgandra where i had to buy oil as i was not carrying any i needed 300ml so i bought a litre of repco $27 ( lesson learnt )
Then on to Dubbo where i turned off to Molong via Yeoval there is an extensive home made art installation on this route .
Animals on bikes , well over a hundred pieces scattered in front paddocks and gardens . Only one pic though .
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then onwards to near Woodstock where i held my minutes silence .
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To the dam this pic is from near the fire shed ( phone reception )
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All the roads had corrugations
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Some had suggestions
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The dam itself was only half full but cleaner than the last time i had seen it
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While there i went to several interesting places like mount Canobolas 1395 m the trees are recovering from a recent fire
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Supporting a local business buy having a beer at the Woodstock hotel is recommended .
After saying my goodbyes i left just after dawn on Friday there is something to be said for riding through farmland early in the morning .
And rode home 12 3/4 hrs i got a sore bum :( . Totals 2164 klm , 4.9 l - 100klm , 300ml oil , 4 chain adjusts , bulk at 110 kph very little dirt and the bike was faultless .

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Redback » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:51 am

Looked like a fun trip with great weather too

How green is it out there at the moment well considering the lack of rain, especially around your area further North, jeez the dam is low.

This is what it looked like last year.
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Great report Lauri, thanks for sharing.
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Cheers Baz.

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Andrew2 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 am

Great report Laurie. The country side looks fantastic. I love dirt roads around open farmland. I'll try and get out there soon.

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Laurie » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:21 am

From Moree down i started to see a bit of green Wyangala is quite green and some locals i spoke to were pretty happy about it and talking of re stocking
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roads within 5 klm of the dam
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my mates back yard ( with a fox )
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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Andrew2 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:34 am

Nice. Can you go right around the dam at all?.

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Boxa » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:42 am

We've seen Uranus, we came down the Newell Hwy on our Gold Coast trip earlier this year.

Some lovely country out that way.

Looks like you had a great ride.
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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Andrew2 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:47 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Laurie » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:50 pm

Now now Andrew , i have never attempted a circumnavigation but i would guess no due to steepness in some spots and the Abercrombie , Lachlan rivers .
But you can get to some out of the way locations , bogging near the waters edge is very easy .
Three winch cables were broken on one car two weeks ago .

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Andrew2 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:16 pm

LOL. I would imagine those pesky rivers could be a bit of a stumbling block :lol:

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Re: Wyangala Dam Nov 18

Post by Redback » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Andrew2 wrote:LOL. I would imagine those pesky rivers could be a bit of a stumbling block :lol:
You can almost Andrew, there 2 more spots on the opposite site of the dam, Grabine reserve from memory is on the Bigga side.

It's a great spot off season, a bit too crowded in season for my liking.
Cheers Baz.

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