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Sep 26, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Sat 26th Sept - at Lake Boondooma This is ‘pack-up and leave’ day for most of the NBC people. Us oldies are leaving tomorrow, Sunday. There’s a bit of fun to be had in standing back and watching the hive of activity as sun tarps are removed, gazebos folded in, pup tents and full tents collapsed; and then watching some more as the mountains of ‘stuff’ on the ground slowly disappears into cars, utes, boats, trailers and ‘whatever’. 10:00am is the nominated departure time and almost all were ready by then. Jan and I managed a walk around the...

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Sep 25, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Fri 25th Sept - at Lake Boondooma Last night it was very cold again; Jan got the hot water bottle out to try to warm up her freezing tootsies. It worked and we both had a good sleep,; not getting up until about 8am. Breakfast was at 9, group photo at 10, and morning tea to follow immediately after. That group photo was the funniest thing. Have you heard of the impossible task of “herding cats”? Well this was even worse; it was more a case of trying to corral covid cats. The idea was to form in groups of no more than 30 with family groups...

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Sep 24, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Thu 24th Sept - at Lake Boondooma Fantastic sleep last night - it was beautifully cool. Skipped prayer meeting because Ron left at 8:30 to go to the Boondooma Homestead (62km away) with 3 other guys. The women had a “coffee & shop” day in Murgon. No changes out at the Homestead - they haven’t been able to do much work on the property as all the big festivals (esp Scots in the Bush and Anzac) were cancelled because of Covid. They now get a few tourist visitors each day. I still enjoyed poking around and looking at the historical items; but I...

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Sep 23, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Wed 23rd Sept - at Lake Boondooma Well we survived the storm no worries and glad we had the full annex up and no water running through. Unfortunately a couple of our families will have to dry off some things today. It was very obvious from the ditch behind us and the road that we had had a good dumping, excellent for the countryside around. My guess was 40mm. [Found out Thurs Proston had 50mm] Wow, today has been a talk-fest day. No walks, just yaks. Morning tea plus yaks lasted till 1:00. At the shed where we have been having m/tea there...

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Sep 22, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Tue 22nd Sept - at Lake Boondooma The weather has repeated itself today but with a little more cloud cover in the middle of the day which helped to keep the temp in check but it has still been hot - in the low to middle 30s. Jan managed to catch up on a load of washing - courtesy of our neighbour’s small portable machine. But I should gloat - we actually got out of bed at a reasonable hour this morning and went for a walk BEFORE breakfast. Now that is worth bragging about, but don’t hold your breath for a repeat performance. If we kept it...

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Sep 21, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Monday 21st Sept - at Lake Boondooma After a warmish night we had full cloud cover first up this morning but it soon cleared to a hot day although the constant light breeze makes it bearable if under shade. Morning tea was a riotous affair with the oldies sharing yarns and stories and finding out little snippets of info that we didn’t know before; like Brian who gets through about 200 books a year, wow!!! This morning we have seen two koalas in the tree beside the ‘morning tea’ shed (also camp kitchen). Looks like a mum with her not so...

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Sep 20, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Sunday 20th Sept - at Lake Boondooma First up this morning Ron went over to the office to connect into the NBC Zoom prayer meeting - that was different - it’s normally quiet and peaceful in the study back home, but this time it was in the kiosk area where a dozen teenagers were on their phones, talking non-stop while the TV on the wall also was playing to an audience of NIL. I joined the meeting but left the audio muted for the half hour. The plan is to watch the NBC Live service tonight at 7:00. This morning dawned crystal clear with no...

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Sep 19, 2020 - at Lake Boondooma

Sat 19th Sept - at Lake Boondooma So we woke to very little wind which was great. It was a cool night and Jan hadn’t slept well so it was about 8:30 when we awoke. Mind you there wasn’t too much activity around. Eating breakfast outside gave us a chance to chat to those who walked past. The NBC Salvos have booked out all the powered sites so the only ones around in this area are from our church. Eight of us got together for morning tea which was a lot of fun especially solving all the problems of the church, politics, Covid19 and in the...

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Sep 18, 2020 - Barambah to Boondooma

Fri 18th Sept - Barambah to Lake Boondooma (20km NW of Proston) Another cool 10deg morning but we were snug under good blankets. Went to have a look at the two alpacas - not sure what they feed them but there’s not much grass in their paddock. On the way saw the park’s unique Dump Point which I guess also doubles as an emergency toilet if the loos are being cleaned and you are in a hurry. Not sure about the privacy issues. We left the park at 9:30 for the short trip to Murgon where we added to the rural economy (well somebody has to help...

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