Having never taken any leave since I started in my position several years back, I have been asked to start using some. Application went in and got approved today for 1st of may through to 2nd of june.
Now I need some plans on where to go, and what to do.
So I now have the opportunity to just drive for a month and go where I please, I have a few ideas of which direction I am heading in, and some things I dont want to miss. but alot of it will be played by ear.
So where would you go? what would you do?
You plan on going international? If so I'd recommend Dubai. Beautiful country alot of sight seeing, it's a bit pricey but it's worth it.
nah, not this time, mainly because its pretty short notice, the wife doesnt have a passport either.
Just going to drive and see where we end up. I get really cheap hotel suites through work, so most of the money will go on entertainment.
wouldnt mind checking out a few track days if any of them coincide with the times I am around.
take off from Ballarat vic, really thinking of taking the SS instead of the daily, so if I come across any track days or test and tunes, I can have some fun (not decided yet)
I will be heading north, and trying to get some time on the coast, want to get some fishing in, but I'm not keen on rods and gear in the SS, so maybe a charter.
theres a few hidden treasures I want to show the wife as well (including a holden dealership that closed its doors in 1966 and still has the EHs on its showroom floors. (dont ask it will stay a hidden secret to those who dont know of it)
like to see tasmania one day
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You could come up into NSW, there's some nice spots up past Wagga. Parkes, Cowra, Blayney are all nice little country towns. Depends what you feel like doing, maybe the pacific drive?
Personally, Kosciusko National Park is my next destination, want to climb that gentle hill lol.
My VE - The Class 2 Shuttle Craft
Timmy was a chemist's son, but Timmy is no more, for what he thought was H2O was H2SO4...
Head to the top end. I've heard so many people rave on about it being such an experience.
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I find that charter fishing is usually very dissappointing and expensive compared to being able to hit the rocks or beach whenever you want with 5 bucks worth a bait. Be a man and pack your rod in the SS. Daily's are for driving to work not holidays. A 2 piece 12 foot beach rod easily fits into the VE along the side of the drivers seat. Just take the rell off if you are worried about the interior. Its not hard to take it on and off after each session.
Fishing in your area = Eden. The weather could be the biggest issue you have to deal with, hopefully its sunny days for you, Eden like most places sucks in the rain.
maybe just follow your original idea of just drive and stop when you want.
my grandparents used to do this, and if they like dht earea, stayed for a few days, and then kept going.
if it was me, id probably start with a trip along the murray.
start from say swan hill or echuca. and make the way along. some good wineries, pubs etc. may come across some interesting bits and pieces.
if you love golf there are some awesome courses along there, which would be worthwhile.
should get you over to the coast, then you could go more north if you liked.
also some fishing in the murray. if your lucky you might catch a Cod.
enjoy your break.
how about we make the pedals out of sticky rubber and the shoes with steel spikes. at least my shins would like thatOriginally Posted by ari666
Charter fishing depends on the operator. Some are shit house and others will catch fish no matter what time of year. I've been on both (lucky I don't need to now as the old man has a more than capable boat) and either way I had fun just being out. The best bet is to ask around the local tackle stores (usually the privately owned ones) to get low down.
Gotta agree with you there troy, the first few charters i ever went on were pretty slow shitty days, but the last one was awesome, the bites were non stop, the hosts cooked up a few catches along with some top prawns we had a ball.
I caught a cod up on the murray last year, the bastard barely even fought me so it was a pretty easy catch on pretty standard gear,when we cut the bugger up it had 6 golf balls in its stomach!
Have you decided where to go yet ? and if the daily is a wagon thats a good reason to take it ( you can fit a lot of tackle in a wagon )
Just drive up the coast mate, wet season is over up north so you"ll get nothing but clear skies.
Stop off in Port stephens instead of staying in sydney - They have awesome sand dunes and a good place to take the kids to learn to surf (if you have any), a relative of mine owns a backpackers up there which also has cabins for families...it's a top notch spot I've gone back again and again...love that place. If you want some details on it let me know