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Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:06 pm

Ok, Well I've finally decided to arrange a meet, I think that Mitchelton Wineries is a great place, not far from melbourne, bendigo, wodonga, seymour or shepparton. I was thinking of meeting there after lunch, maybe do an afternoon tea and tasting for those interested, and stick around to see what stands out for photo spots once the sun moves about. I was thinking Saturday the 22nd or Sunday the 23rd of January at 2pm? or 3pm? which ever suits most people.

Please add your input, if you can or can not make it, or if another day suits, eg a Friday or Monday. Your input is valued and we need it to actually make this meet happen, and if we stick around long enough we might be able to do some light Paiting of a vehicle possibly. once again it depends on all of the victorians who speak up!! :biglaugh:

Excellent, Lets make this happen and have a great meet with lots of forum users! -vics and interstate users! :up:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby rflower on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:47 pm

Saturday is the missus' birthday so I better not book myself out that day.

Sunday 23rd at 3pm would suit me. I could drop the missus and kids at a friends near shepparton, or come up by myself..

I have a 7 seat car, so if dropping the wife off, I would have room for 1 or 2, and travelling solo, room for 4-6 extras. I could pickup from Western suburbs of Melbourne, or near Melbourne itself.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:15 pm

well your missus shares the same birthday as myself! So i tend to agree about sunday arvo. Sounds good, nice of you to offer some seats to other melbourne folk, lets see if they take u up on the offer!!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby Mr Darcy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:25 am

I am tempted, but it would be a three day trip for me.
Let me think on it.

Company would be nice for the drive.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:38 pm

We'd love to have you come on down, surely there might be one or more from up your way that could share te ride down and help keep you awake on the drive? We'd really love to have you there! Maybe we could arrange dinner as well.....
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:13 pm

Well just want to bump this topic up a bit, to remind everyone of a meet on the 23rd of Jan 3pm at Mitchelton WIneries in Victoria (Nagambie region) (1 hr from melbourne approx). We'd love to have interstate folk join us. Please put your names in if your wanting to attend or are planning on attentding! thanks!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby pucara on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:19 pm

hi, for me saturday will be the best, but anyway put my name and my wife she will test the wine for me...Carlos and Irene... :cheers:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby biggerry on Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:10 pm

bigsarg7 wrote:23rd of Jan 3pm at Mitchelton WIneries in Victoria (Nagambie region)


Having only recently come back from nagambie (and other little locations around conurty vic) and spending our rest day on the great vic bike ride there (at the regatta centre) I can assure you that the wine from that region is very nice - I wish I could get down there, but it is a 7 hour drive - however I would love to get back down there again soon, there are lots of premo positions long the rivers and lakes down there for great landscape shots, especially now with all the nice rain in the last few months..

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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:49 pm

Biggerry, Greg might need some company in the car on the way down!! hint hint

Next time your down this way let me know and we can catch up.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby aim54x on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:16 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:I am tempted, but it would be a three day trip for me.
Let me think on it.

Company would be nice for the drive.


I could be tempted into coming.....
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:17 pm

we'd love to have you come Cam! :D
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Meet In the country

Postby Wink on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:22 pm

Have you gotten the all clear from the winery?
It might pay to touch base with them rather than just showing up.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:27 pm

Funny you say that, i was just discussing calling them tomorrow to make sure its all ok..... so will post tomorrow once i can confirm!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby aim54x on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:48 pm

bigsarg7 wrote:we'd love to have you come Cam! :D


I will have to see if I can get time off work and if Greg really does want some company in the car
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:17 am

Well i've just found out they're open from 10am-5pm (cellar that is) so we might want to make it earlier then 3 maybe, so i'm waiting for 10am to come around to call and confirm its ok for a visit from us! Kristen
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:57 am

aim54x wrote:
bigsarg7 wrote:we'd love to have you come Cam! :D


I will have to see if I can get time off work and if Greg really does want some company in the car

Company is good, but be aware that I intend to indulge in my other secret vice on the way down and back.

Plan ATM is to go via the Newell Highway down & the Olympic Way back. The Hume highway is BORING
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby aim54x on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:14 am

Mr Darcy wrote:
aim54x wrote:
bigsarg7 wrote:we'd love to have you come Cam! :D


I will have to see if I can get time off work and if Greg really does want some company in the car

Company is good, but be aware that I intend to indulge in my other secret vice on the way down and back.

Plan ATM is to go via the Newell Highway down & the Olympic Way back. The Hume highway is BORING


This sounds good...your secret vice suits me. I guess this will mean we should start looking at organising stuff between us as well.....
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:52 pm

Confirmed with the winery today that we are right to go!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby aim54x on Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:42 pm

Unfortunately I have to pull out from my possible status for this one....i have been told that I have to be home that weekend....
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:45 am

No worries, will miss having u there though! So List so far is:

Myself
Mr Darcy (Greg) - ?
Carlos & Irene
rflower

Is there any others that would be interested in attending?
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Re: Meet In the country -Victoria

Postby bigsarg7 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:59 pm

Can we please confirm who is planning on coming to the Mitchelton Winery Next sunday the 23rd at an earlier time of 2 or 3pm if suits better.

Thanks

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Re: Meet In the country

Postby rflower on Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:18 pm

I intend on coming. I could do 2pm. Wife and kids will probably go onto a friends near Shepparton.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby pucara on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:03 pm

I'll be there...Carlos.... :cheers:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:01 am

I have t say I am still uncertain.
What is happening with flooding down that way?
If I come, I would plan to cross into Victoria at Tocumwal. On the map. that doesn't seem too far from Ecucha which has been in the news recently.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:56 am

Greg, i've been doing some research, check out this link to the herald sun, all the flooding is more to the west of the goulburn valley region, the goulburn river peaked downstream last week so there's no reason the track down through Tocumwal would be affected, in echuca it was the Campaspe River that was flooding not so much the murray, so you shouldn't be affected if you decided to make your way down.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victor ... 5989812099

So at this stage these are the following towns underthreat as from the herald sun web site:

"The towns of Echuca, Quambatook, Culgoa, Boort, Durhum Ox, Calivil, Mitiamo, Donald, Wycheproof, Pyramid Hill, Allendale, Panmure and Darlington remain under threat."

Sadly my neighbours younger brother was swimming in the minorly flooded goulburn river region yesterday and went missing which is very sad. But IMO there shouldn't be swimming in flooded rivers especially an 8 yr old. But my heart breaks for the family.

But the winery isnt flooded, from what i can find out.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby rflower on Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:16 am

The website http://mobiletraffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/floodalerts gives indications of closed roads across Victoria. I could not see any mention of Tocumwal (or the road from Tocumwal to Shepparton) on the vicroads site.
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:01 pm

Well roads seem clear and will be around the region we're off to this sunday, If possible we may as well get there at 2pm and see how it all pans out, I popped in there yesterday as I was driving down near that way and had a quick look as it is by the Goulburn River, but its perfectly fine, no flooding there and the place looks like it'll be a fantastic venue for a casual meet, greet and shoot! Directions - As you come from melbourne head towards Shepparton and before reaching nagambie (just before the dual lanes end there is a left hand turn to go to the Mitchelton Winery down mitchelltown road keep going straight down until u pass the single lane bridge signs will tell u when to stop!!), if you get to the single lane way (on the GV highway), just turn around and head back along the GV highway and spot the signs! From North of the GV Highway head South through nagambie, around about 5km's and once on dual lane way stay in right lane and turn right at signs! Quite an easy place to get to!

SHould be a great day, it will be 32 degrees, and partly cloudy. Showers are predicted tomorrow and saturday so it should come up nice in the pictures!

No doubt we'll recognise one another by our camera bags! :lol: Please Travel safe, and look forward to seeing as many people there as we can!

Any one else is more then welcome to attend!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby biggerry on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:57 pm

bigsarg7 wrote:Shepparton and before reaching nagambie (just before the dual lanes end there is a left hand turn to go to the Mitchelton Winery down mitchelltown road keep going straight down until u pass the single lane bridge signs will tell u when to stop!!)


hey I been near there - there was a nollzi (Shannon Noll) concert there on teh Great Vic Bike ride! top spot!

Good luck peeps and it looks to be a great day out :up: :up:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby paulmac on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:09 pm

I'd love to attend, but can't make it Sunday... :cry:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby bigsarg7 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:13 pm

Pitty Paul, we'd love to have had you come too! maybe we can arrange another meet for mid year sometime.

Biggerry, it is such a beautiful spot, will definately make for some great photos!
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:26 pm

I'm on my way provided I don't get lost :oops:
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Re: Meet In the country

Postby aim54x on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:14 pm

Darn family commitments!!! Have a good one guys!
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