Me and my big mouth !

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Bucky, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Our Son is over from Perth, at the moment, with is girlfriend (who is Canadian) and "dumbo" here, offered to take them up into the Victorian High Country, for "a day trip !".

    I'll show you the area we hunt, I says.....!
    It's really beautiful, I says.....!
    Its only 3.5 hr drive to the "Gorge" where we hunt I says.....!

    Bloody hell ........ SWMBO has put her foot down, and said "no rifles, ammo, or knives, are to go ! "

    Am I not allowed to have any fun :mad: ?

    Of course, needless to say I have hatched a plan, with my "young fellar", who by the way is 35 in January. I will be sneaking just a couple of things into the back of the 4X4. ;)
    Just in case, of course, something pops out of the Bush

    It's nice up there, and the gates have been open since November 1....
    Could not organize multiple days up there, as last week, my shooting partner's mother died, and he is up in Sheparton for 2-3 week, sorting out her Estate.
    And of course the young fellar is here, so I want to spend a little quality time with them.
     
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  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    watch out for land sharks

    Skype me when ya get back into civilization
     

  3. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    A nice day was had by all !

    Left at 7:00 am, and back home at 6:00 pm, and covered 510 kms
    Dearly would have loved to prop up there for a couple of days, but was not to happen !
    Had to get back home so SWMBO could go to work this morning.

    Enjoy the photo
     

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  4. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    What's the history on that hut?
     
  5. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Austin
    Here are a couple of links, that might explain a few things.
    Basically they were put up by Cattlemen, and gold prospectors, for shelter, and somewhere to live.
    Most were abandoned during the winter, to be re-opened during the warmer months.
    AS you can see they are a bit rough inside, but in a blizzard they will keep you alive.
    No doube there are similar huts in the USA and Canada, in fact most countries

    The photo's attached are Kelly's Hut, with SWMBO in the picture

    http://www.hutsvictoria.org.au/cms/

    http://www.4wdtrips.com.au/albums/huts/hut_index.htm

    http://www.wavelengthphotography.com.au/Bush&AlpineResources/Planning/Huts.asp
     

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  6. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    We do have them out here. We don't freeze often so the places are few and far between, but we all grew up in a roughing it culture so to speak.

    Most of our cattlemen slept under the stars.
     
  7. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    The Movies, "The Man from Snowy River" 1 and 2 , are the best way to see some of the Victorian High Country, at its best.
    Spectacular in it's own way !

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I'll have to check those out.

    I've always enjoyed the poetry of Banjo Paterson, so I have some understanding, although limited, of the expansion you guys went through.