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Old 11-09-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Talbotville touring.

Hi everyone,

This weekend we chuffed off for far reaches of Victoria, and settled in for the night at Talbotville.

The Monarch's motorcycle club holds a rally there every year. So it was time to join them.

Saturday morning in Melbourne proved to be a dreary affair with rain interrupting our planned semi early start.



Not many pics because the phones and cameras were locked away due to the weather.

Although we did stop at Longworry for a refuel and a bite to eat. I reckoned it was the best pie I'd had since Jesus had played fullback for the disciple's.



We toured Gippsland and stopped at Briagolong for fuel.
Then it was on to Dargo. Here's OZav8or on the Africa Twin. It was a cracker day in Dargo but we had to press on to set up camp.
The Pub looks deliciously inviting though, doesn't it.



We pressed on up the hill from Dargo to find the turnoff to Talbotville.



We arrived just in time to register before they drew the raffle. We both picked up a prize...

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Old 11-09-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
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It was getting cool in the valley as we set up our tents.
There were a few fires starting and before long it was dark.








After dinner we sat around the fire and quietly sipped away all our troubles.



It was a cool morning and Faz was reluctant to get out of bed.



There is always a solution..

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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After a nourishing breakfast of Bacon and eggs with beans we waited for the sun to come out and thaw things out a bit.



Some didn't wait for the sun, and took off for home early.



It was turning out to be a lovely morning.



The sun finally made an appearance and we packed up and set off about 9.30 am.




Dargo again, before opening time...



I couldn't help wondering, which of the departments you will get this sticker from.



Some of the Views on Freestone Creek road that runs from Briagolong to the Dargo road.



We meet the group of dirt riders again at Longwarry. Said our goodbyes and slabbed it home.

A great weekend.

Short, time wise, long km wise.

Another one in the bag!
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Old 13-09-2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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Faz loves those "Natural" Confectionery Sour Snakes!

That photo of ozav8r on his Africa Twin is stunning. I want!!!!!

I see the Monarchs posted a lot of photos on Facebook and there was a red R1100RT there, so maybe Johnny and I could have made it up there????

Great set of photos Dougie.
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Old 13-09-2016, 09:08 AM   #5
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Good little trip Doug, and educational - I had to google where Talbotville is.
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