Winters definately arrived - the wasps are back!!!

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broadsword
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Post by broadsword » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:25 pm

Judging by this topic the wasps are least things to worry about in Australia!!!

I take it when we watch all these films on Australia the inner `flyscreen/mesh` screen type door you have is to keep all the nasty things out as well as the flies etc. In the UK in summer we just open the patio doors etc to let in the sun/air the house, the worst we get is a wasp or next doors cat in the house to worry us!!

However just to bring home Winter has arrived the following picture is from from just above Meltham today. The better half had to do a long detour today due to the snow, I went up for a bit of curiousity!!

This is at the old `Isle of Skye` Hotel area just above Meltham. It is the old DB test route and was where the origanal VAK1 prototype was run in late 30`s on its test of destruction route when it was first produced. I think it may have tested the constitution rather than the tractor in todays weather??

nb - who needs a 4WD when you can have small white van power - ie skinny tyres and a nice torquey diesel engine over the front wheels :roll:

Cheers

Andy

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Madders
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Post by Madders » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:11 am

oooooh Andy your'e all covered in white stuff!! fnarr fnarr!

bit raw up top this morning wasn't it?
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Post by ttpilot » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:21 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR I see you lads have a bit of snow heh heh! Its been from -42 to -21 for the last month here!Haven't seen any wasps or snakes saw a few moose a wolf or two odd bear as of late its even too cold for them ! Only ones dumb enough to trundle through the bush are us log haulers !! Enjoy the mild weather lads it could be worse you could be with me in the North West with yer woolies on !!

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Post by Madders » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:12 am

Not fancying coming face to face with a ************ big bear!!!!!
-42!! no thanks.....the old 1390 would need 30 gallons of ether in that weather...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!!
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Alchad
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Post by Alchad » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:35 am

Ttpilot,

How about a few photos of the snow and wildlife to entertain us?

Alchad

PS For those of you who haven't checked it out yet, have a look at the link under ttpilot's post above. Some very good photos.(Best if you select "slideshow" once you've opened the link)

gregbathurst
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Post by gregbathurst » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:47 pm

Just following up on this topic, the recent rains have brought out a lot of snakes, and many bites have ensued, though no fatalities.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 840950.htm

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