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post #501 of 1083 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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We moved the van to Ross village yesterday, and there has been a freezing, powerful wind blowing ever since. Took a drive out to Lake Leake this morning, not much happening there. Returned to Ross for coffee and oompa galoompa, then had a quick look around the back streets of Ross. Found the dead center with some very old graves, and a Female Factory. Thought I might be able to trade Lynn in for a new model, but no such luck.

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We moved the van to Ross village yesterday, and there has been a freezing, powerful wind blowing ever since. Took a drive out to Lake Leake this morning, not much happening there. Returned to Ross for coffee and oompa galoompa, then had a quick look around the back streets of Ross. Found the dead center with some very old graves, and a Female Factory. Thought I might be able to trade Lynn in for a new model, but no such luck.

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Yeah, like a new model is gonna put up with all my crap. I think I'll keep the old model. LOL

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There is a place up on the Central Plateau called Interlaken, that always catches my eye when I look at a map of Tasmania, and no, it's not the resort in Switzerland. So today's adventure was to explore Interlaken. The roads going there are all single lane dirt, and rain was forecast, so we took the Ford, and thank God we did. There is a very steep, zig zag climb up the escarpment, and it was most comforting to have 4 wheel drive.

We met a loaded log truck coming down, and we had to park right on the edge of a cliff to let it passed. The lakes up there looked very mysterious in the gloomy clouds, I'm sure they would be stunning in the sunshine. Interlaken itself is nothing more than a few fishing shacks hidden in the trees, but it was still an enjoyable expedition for the day. Just spent an hour cleaning the mud off the Ford.

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Frosty morning in Ross today, with the car all iced up. Packed up and moved back to New Norfolk where we stayed before. Had a bad fright on the way, about 40 Km out of Hobart, we were on a long, uphill climb, when there was a bang and shock through the transmission that felt as if the van had jumped off the hitch. I immediately pulled over and stopped, but could find nothing wrong.

When we set off again, the Ford's engine had lost power, was surging, and emitting lots of black smoke from the exhaust pipe. I had horror visions of a multi thousand dollar repair bill. However, the Ford still had enough power to limp along, and we made it to New Norfolk and parked the van. I suspected that the turbo had failed, so Lynn Cooper got onto Google, and found reports of turbo air hoses splitting, so I had another look under the bonnet and found that the air hose from the inter-cooler to the engine intake manifold had popped off due to a loose jubilee clip. I re-fitted the hose, and all is well, what a relief.




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Whew! Mechanical problems whilst oot & aboot are no fun! But the neenerwebs saves the day!! Oh, and I guess Lynn had a little to do with it, eh?
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post #506 of 1083 (permalink) Old 08-21-2016, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Took a drive up to Mount Field National Park to see the snow, and weren't disappointed. The road up the mountain is single lane dirt, and ascends from 150 to 1000 Meters, and is very slippery in places, especially at the top in the snow. Enjoyed a walk in the snow, then drove down to look at Maydena village, and stopped for lunch at a riverside cafe in Westerway.

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Today's adventure was a bike ride to Strathgordon, and Lakes Pedder and Gordon. We have been trying to get here for ages, but were stopped by bush fires last summer, and flood damaged roads this winter. Finally got through today, but had to stop twice for road repairs. It was a cold ride, +6C for most of the day, but no rain. Couldn't get a coffee anywhere either, this place is way out in the bush where very few people live. But the scenery was worth it.

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A picture perfect day in Hobart today, so we shot up Mount Wellington again, and were rewarded with magnificent views to snow capped mountains up to 50 miles away. Then we went down to the Shot Tower for a feed of coffee and scones, then into town to get spare parts for the bike, and home to the van.

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Today we went on a visit to the Underworld, and no, we didn't pay the ferry man. It really did feel like the Underworld, way down in the Southern forest, we had to negotiate 15 Km of muddy forest tracks, and when we got there, we hadn't seen another person or vehicle. On the way back, we saw a magnificent Wedge Tail Eagle, which gave us a display of his wings spread out. We then stopped at the Russel Falls which had a decent amount of water flowing, and of course, rewarded ourselves with coffee and scones.

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Bernie, enjoying your reports but in furtherance of my edumacation, could you expand on what oompa galoompa is........ I couldn't find any good info....... thanks.

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