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Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:21:24 PM »
9am (it's getting earlier!) and the team assembles for the pre-trip briefing. Today's destination is Warrabah Narional Park, northeast of Manilla (no, not that one). 31 degrees and sunny.

Newie outlines the day's events:





Mrs MokeMyDay, Melbourne Rob and his co-pilot Elliot:



Faye (Mrs Dave G), Dianne (Team Homey), Jan (of the VERY pink moke) and Anne:



Some extra Mokes with us today:





This one's Melbourne Rob's wood panelled special:



Then it was off north towards Manilla via the sealed Fossickers Way, stopping at one of the beautiful parks en route for a drink and regroup:

Three-quarters of Team Moemoke/Dynky:



Di and SaharaDust:



MokeMyDay chats to Melbourne Rob. The Moke behind MMD is Vicki's Mazy.



Newie and SaharaDust:



Break over it was back on the road through Manilla and onto the 20km sealed/ 20km unsealed road to Warranah National Park. The unsealed part of the road was extremely dry and dusty but heaps of fun.

Following Newie's Cool Breeze:



The park is quite remote, so Greg, Michael and Newie thoughtfully provided a very welcome lunch of ham and chicken, rolls and salads, plus much-needed cool drinks.



After lunch it was a race for some to get into the water.



And not just the liitle ones:



Lunch over, the group split into two - one group doing a river crossing on the way back (sorry, someone else will need to provide the pics for that) while others of us headed back across the dirt to find coffee in Manilla. Manilla is a lovely little sleepy town, where they are obviously very laid back about communing with nature. We saw this sign on the ATM at the bank:



Press one for cash, two to deposit and three for a deadly snake bite.....



I for one learned a lot here. i had no idea snakes gave receipts.

Then wearily back to Tamworth, a shower and a quick snooze before strolling down to Moke Central where the Austin Tourist Park owners generously put on a sausage sizzle tea:

Shorty, Cliff, Dave G and Moemoke in the foreground:



At this point your correspondent's box Brownie ran out of film, so he took himself off to stack up zzzzs. Another memorable day - good Moking roads, great company and everything going smoothly thanks to Newie, Greg and Michael. Thanks heaps, guys!

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 02:56:15 AM »
Again well done again Homie.

Plenty of eye candy for those in desperate need (read: me) and a good run down of the day.

That green moke with no tailboard reminds me of our once resident Stig for some reason.

Good to see the group growing.

Samm

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 08:43:45 AM »
Credit to Mazy and Mokercar for organising the lunch, and again to Homey for a great trip report :)

...KMC & Newie.

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 10:53:36 AM »
Thanks for the trip reports Homey, much appreciated  ;D
HP
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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 03:13:51 PM »
G'day Homey,
           Thanks for the updates keep em coming.  :)
Do you have a better picture of the orange moke on
the trailer that the lady mokers are resting on? It
looks interesting.

                     Biggles

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 08:07:39 PM »
G'day Biggles,

If it's still there tomorrow morning I'll get a pic and find our more about its history. It is heavily modified - the side boxes are ony about four inches wide and I believe it is running a non-moke engine.
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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 10:47:43 PM »


This one ?

Might know something  ;).
But Ace reporter Homey might want to catch up with a few others close to Moke Central.
KMC , Newie, Michael, VH CAL and I met the man, I mean , THE MAN, who created this.
A lot of fun stories about many mods done over a long period of time.
QP still loves the race inspectors demands, and the replies ;D ;)
HP
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"As a Moke owner, you have a heightened awareness of Mokes in your environment, they were always there." 

https://www.mokeforum.com.au/index.php?topic=4727.msg161920#msg161920

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 09:54:15 PM »
Biggles

Not to steal Homey's thunder (more to let the poor fellow catch up om his sleep!) - some details and some photos...









No commentary to add (I'm still a junior reporter so I've not yet graduated to the tricky bsuiness of words, just allowed to take photos!)

Rob (Deputy to Homey)
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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 09:59:52 PM »
Thanks, Rob! You do a much more thorough job than me!
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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 07:33:25 AM »
G'day,   
      thanks Rob
       
      When I saw the original pic homey posted I noticed the
bonnet was squared off and I thought, hmm that looks a bit
different? Hence my question for more pics. Well hmmm it is
different. It reminds me of the Hahn BMW electric moke we
came across on the Icon tour. Obvious a lot of work went into
building it. Certainly a moke only a mother could love :o :)

                        Biggles

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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 09:40:13 PM »
Some more photos from my collection to add...

Some more of the morning lineup...


The lunch time lineup...



Lunch was at a really lovely spot..


Rob
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Re: Thursday - We're Off to the Park
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 08:22:35 PM »
Some additions to those great shots posted by Homey and melbournerob:


The lineup at Moke Central:





Morning Tea:







After lunch:












Awaiting a bathe in the Namoi:






Our intrepid leader Michael shows us how it's done:













And so another day was done and certainly dusted  ;)



    Mazy

 

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