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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Mon 08 Mar, 2021 6:04 pm

Kickinghorse wrote:Others have probably learnt this too but you always know if you’re first on track in the morning due to the unbroken face height spider webs!

This is probably the single best reason for carrying a trekking pole.

Other things: Never try to get takeaway food in Deloraine on a public holiday.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Last » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 12:12 am

north-north-west wrote:Other things: Never try to get takeaway food in Deloraine on a public holiday.


It doesn't have to be a public holiday/weekend
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby ribuck » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 8:12 am

north-north-west wrote:
Kickinghorse wrote:Others have probably learnt this too but you always know if you’re first on track in the morning due to the unbroken face height spider webs!

This is probably the single best reason for carrying a trekking pole.

The second-best reason for carrying a trekking pole is to push away the nettles in Carlons Creek.

The third and fourth reasons are to pitch a tarp shelter, and to fend off an attacking dog.

Assisting with walking comes a distant fifth.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby eggs » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 12:54 pm

Made the mistake of exiting Devonport on Christmas Day with the thought of buying breakfast on the way to the WAs.
Every other place was absolutely dead, and ending up going out of the way to a fancy hotel in Launceston to please the guys.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 1:01 pm

eggs wrote:Made the mistake of exiting Devonport on Christmas Day with the thought of buying breakfast on the way to the WAs.
Every other place was absolutely dead, and ending up going out of the way to a fancy hotel in Launceston to please the guys.


Banjos in Campbelltown is usually open.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Kickinghorse » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 2:18 am

It’s a good idea to pack boots/walking shoes in your carry on luggage!

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby ribuck » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 7:23 am

Kickinghorse wrote:It’s a good idea to pack boots/walking shoes in your carry on luggage!

Or on your feet. They don't weigh your feet.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Kickinghorse » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 8:44 am

Or on your feet. They don't weigh your feet.


Hah true :-)
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sat 13 Mar, 2021 7:14 pm

Never assume because it is late in the day and you haven't seen any other walkers through, that there won't be any. Especially when you decide to get naked and sit in a creek with your clothes a decent streaking distance away.

Poor old couple got a laugh anyway and after I was dressed regaled me with tales of them stripping off frantically on Latapinta due to ants in the undies issue.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Eremophila » Mon 15 Mar, 2021 9:28 am

Don't slather yourself in Fisiocream just before you want to go to sleep.

I was so cold I had to turn on the electric blanket last night.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Lamont » Mon 15 Mar, 2021 9:38 am

Don't carry your (still dripping) hot tea bag over your be-shorted legs in the dark.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Kickinghorse » Wed 17 Mar, 2021 6:29 am

Make sure that when woken in the middle of the night by an aggravated sweat rash, that the tube of cream you are applying is a topical one rather than “Deep Heat!!”
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 3:39 pm

Yeouchhhhh Kicking horse!!!
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 9:35 pm

I read about a person who said that the toothpaste tasted funny, and then realised that he was using hemorrhoid cream.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 3:48 am

That would indeed taste funny. Always take the time to read the label seems to be a key theme.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby stry » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 7:11 am

Always check and trim toenails before a walk, particularly if much descending is planned.

The black ones take a long time to grow out :lol:
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Kickinghorse » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 9:00 am

I’ve just learnt that the “scientific names” assigned to members upon joining this Forum are in fact very interesting. Here are a couple of a examples, MS Mudd’s is a Celery Top Pine from The highlands of Tas, a Lophophaps is a particularly attractive Spinfex Pigeon from Central Northern Aus and mine is a Southern Sassafras. Got me to wondering if any of us have ever actually spied our nom de plumes in the wild. Yours may be of interest to us all ?

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 7:56 pm

Best case scenario for me is that those blackened ones fall off Stry, I always celebrate the loss of a toenail as it means unimpeded running and walking for at least a few months. I got one on the brink right now, my kids and husband have requested I stop sharing its progress to separation from its nail bed.
You are right though, less fuss and less gruesome to just remember to cut them in the first place.

Kicking horse, I best get myself to Tasmania to spot my forum nameequivalent
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby ribuck » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:06 am

Ms_Mudd wrote:I best get myself to Tasmania to spot my forum nameequivalent

You need to do it before you graduate to Athrotaxis selaginoides which I think happens at one thousand forum posts.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby crollsurf » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 4:59 pm

Tassie is like all the best parts of NSW and then some squashed into this small area. Instead of walking for a day, you step off the bus and its all there in front of you.

Got to do it Muddy.

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 5:33 pm

Kickinghorse wrote:I’ve just learnt that the “scientific names” assigned to members upon joining this Forum are in fact very interesting. Here are a couple of a examples, MS Mudd’s is a Celery Top Pine from The highlands of Tas, a Lophophaps is a particularly attractive Spinfex Pigeon from Central Northern Aus and mine is a Southern Sassafras. Got me to wondering if any of us have ever actually spied our nom de plumes in the wild. Yours may be of interest to us all ?


Me, I even have a few potted specimens here: Phyllocladus, Athrotaxis, Lagarastrobus, Atherospermum ... better in the wild, but.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:11 pm

Sounds like I best be onto it.
Will have to stop by and have a cuppa with Tortoise while I am at it.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Neo » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:17 pm

Where/how can I see my flora/fauna status?
I always use the mobile website version.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby crollsurf » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:31 pm

Neo wrote:Where/how can I see my flora/fauna status?
I always use the mobile website version.
In Taptalk, tap on your name, or anyone's for that matter, and you see your flora under rank

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Neo » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:40 pm

Ta. No tappy just mobile Chrome.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby crollsurf » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:44 pm

Ms_Mudd wrote:Sounds like I best be onto it.
Will have to stop by and have a cuppa with Tortoise while I am at it.
And NNW. After a few pleasantries say something to spark her up... LOL

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:51 pm

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Ms_Mudd wrote:Sounds like I best be onto it.
Will have to stop by and have a cuppa with Tortoise while I am at it.
And NNW. After a few pleasantries say something to spark her up... LOL

What makes you think I do cuppas? Or pleasantries?
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby peregrinator » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 8:29 pm

north-north-west wrote:
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Ms_Mudd wrote:Sounds like I best be onto it.
Will have to stop by and have a cuppa with Tortoise while I am at it.
And NNW. After a few pleasantries say something to spark her up... LOL

What makes you think I do cuppas? Or pleasantries?


Well, you're still here, after 13,136 posts. Suggesting that perhaps some provisional pleasantries (probably without cuppas) may be offered to discerning visitors. Who of course must acknowledge that perspicacious sentence by Schiller.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby crollsurf » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 8:38 pm

That response had me laughing. Classic NNW

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 5:10 pm

I would be happy to have a cup of water and exchange greetings, they don't need to be pleasantries NNW ;-)

Jokes aside, borders willing, we are aiming to get to Tasmania this year, probably November to visit my husbands Aunt and do some tripping around.
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