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A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« on: July 17, 2017, 06:06:49 PM »
Been a while since I have had the opportunity to go camping so when I had 3 clear days on the Calendar I packed the Moke and trailer and headed off. The South Coast was the destination.


A lovely drive down through the forests of Budawang National Park ending up in Batemans Bay to have a coffee with my brother who lives down there and to pick up some fishing gear.  I then headed north to meet up with my daughter and her family who were holidaying at Lake Conjola.

By the time I set up camp it was time for a sit down with a nice port.



The next day was spent touring around the area and then later in the afternoon I spent some time teaching the grandkids the fine art of fishing  :-\.   After a few hours I realized why I had giving up fishing years ago. We made no impression on the fish population but we had fun, laughs and tangles.

That night my camping was brought to a sudden end with news that my wife had been involved in car accident and was on her way to hospital.

Fifteen minutes to pack up camp (a new record) and by 9 o'clock I was on the road for a 200klm trip back home.

Arrived at the hospital by 11.45 to find that apart from a broken sternum, lots of bruising and in shock she was okay  :o

She's had a bad year, fighting leukemia, which she is getting on top of, and now this.

Oh well, I guess it will be a while before I go camping again.
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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 07:37:05 PM »
   Sorry to hear your news Pete. Hope your wife recovers quickly    All the best to you both


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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »
Thanks Smokey, Jen is resting and is a bit better than when she left hospital but I believe it takes about 6 weeks to fully recover from a fractured Sternum.
Cheers Mate
Pete.
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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:44:16 PM »
Hi Pete,

So sorry to hear of your wife's accident which really isn't fair given the battles she's been fighting. I wish her a speedy recovery.
Thank you for sharing your Moke adventure, which although lacking in fish, was sounding like fun. Your Moke and trailer look really great.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:42 PM »
Ahh bugger.

Sorry to hear the news Peter but glad to hear that Jen escape any major injury.
Pass on our best for a speedy recovery. Don't forget the deep breathing exercises to avoid those nasty chest infections!

Hope to catch you guys around the place soon- I'll be down south with the moke once the weather warms up (parents are in Goulburn now) so will tee up to run down for a cuppa one of these days.

The trailer looks tops! You must bring it to the next meet- means we can park together!

All the best
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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 10:46:18 PM »
Your wife is certainly having a bad run Pete. Sounds like she's in for a few painful uncomfortable weeks, which must be especially tough on top of her other battles. Hope she makes a quick recovery.

Thanks for posting the Moke story. I'll bet the grandkids loved the Moke fishing trip - just a pity it had to be cut short.

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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 08:36:23 AM »
Sorry to hear your latest news Peter - all the best to your wife for a full recovery

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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 01:49:24 PM »
Hi Pete, Thanks for sharing, hope your wife has a speedy recovery.
Happy Mokin
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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 10:47:13 PM »
Gee Pete,
You guys are having a rough trot, please pass on to Jen some get well soon and good wishes from Halfpint and Co  ;).

Was good to see your trip though, trailer combo looks good. Thanks for sharing with us  :)
Hope to catch up with you soon.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 09:30:29 PM »
Hello Pete
Sorry to hear news Hope all works out ok for Jen and yourself
Cheers
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Re: A Nice Relaxing Camp, BUT
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »
Gees Pete   bit of a ruff trot hope all goes well for Jen . there will other trips to plan :)  cheers Steve
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 01:23:10 PM »
Sorry to take so long to get back to you all, it's been a bit hectic around here.

Thanks so much for all your best wishes, they are really appreciated. Jen is slowly picking up but it looks like it will be some time before she fully mobile again. I am trying to give her motivation by doing all the cooking, well I call cooking, she calls it murder :o

Thanks also to the comments on the Moke and trailer. The Moke always seems to come up better in photos than it really is. It's a 20/20 Moke ie. From 20 feet it looks 20 time better. :)

Cheers all.
Peter
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