Victoria - BCOZ meet. 30/8/2015

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Aussie123 suggested another meet which we have organised.
Meet inside the main gate of the Cranbourne Botanical gardens this Sunday 30/8/2015, near this sign. at 10am.



Strolling in about 1000 m.
Fires not allowed but a fuel stove for a cuppa should be ok.
Bit of show and tell, a chat and a sandwich, maybe carve a spoon or something.


Street view link.
https://www.google.com/maps/@-38.1285551,145.2862991,3a,75y,279h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sp5_zNzTBFi4hsJRVCnrKGg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1


All welcome.
 
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Hi all, GB and I will be there, so if you have a bit of free time come along.

Partners and families are welcome too.
 

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Unfortunately, this weekend is out for me. :( Hope those who attend have a great time.
 

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If your thinking about coming along you are most welcome.

Just let us know so we know to look out for you.

Either post on this thread or PM if you prefer.


See Ya !
 

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I just wanted to quickly share a little present that Aussie gave me at the meet.

I love this idea; wax coated cotton and a lighter safety sealed from moisture. I'll have it with me every time I go bush.

 

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I hadn’t been to the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens before so this was my first visit. I can tell you that it is well worth the trip.

We met up at the gate headed in. GreatBloke knows the area well and it was good to have him to show us around.

There is a lot of wildlife about including wallabys, echidna, bandicoots, and wombats (the former in great abundance).

Here’s very clear wombat scratching beside a huge wombat hole:
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Bandicoot diggings have a very vertical nature, quite different to rabbit (or wombat) scratching:
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The area is on ex-sand quarry, so the entire park is a terrific sand trap for animal tracks:
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For lunch I has some of these pasta soup things .... they are quite good but would be inadequate on their own. I’d bring them again:
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Around the park were lots of cherry ballarts.
These are hard and green, the fruit will be translucent when ripe and can vary from yellow, to pink, to red in colour.
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Popcorn for afternoon tea. Just a word of warning: these stoves get very hot, very fast. I seem to have permanently scorched the inside. Oops !
Popcorn was good. I think the metho stove is probably a bit safer for future reference:
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I also bought along tins, wax, banksias and an old pot. We made a couple of flambeaus.
I'd had some old (half burnt) flambeaus lying about at home; and the other bits because I was intending to make up some new ones.
So I melted the wax out of the old flambeaus and collected up the other bits (from home) and we make a couple of new flambeaus while we had lunch.
Its always more fun doing things in the bush, even if I did rattle while I was walking.

Here you can see the banksias in the tins and the wax melting:
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Lots of beautiful wattles this time of year:
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A beautifully coloured pigface:
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Finally some first class spotted slate. I took lots of pictures, but I’ll just share this one:
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We has a really good day out,
Thanks GreatBloke
 
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