It sounds pretty resounding then. I might have to get permission from the boss to go that far. Anybody who wants to outvote the Grampians, please chime in.
Any suggestions on where to meet? The main street of Halls Gap could be as good as anywhere.
Sounds fine to me. Can we be more specific? Does anybody know of a particualr building there? How about meeting at the Post Office?
And a time? I'm probably going to stay over night in the area on the 2nd.
I think the Post Office is a bit of a combined affair newsagent type thingy.
There is a supermarket. Most of the buildings in the main street are on the same side of the road, and on the other side there are car parks, parkland, etc.
I'm in. We need a time to meet also. Perhaps we could bring prints from our last time together.
Yes, we need a time to meet - not too close to dawn as I guess some of us will not be able to stay in the immediate area overnight and will have to travel to the rendezvous. Can I suggest that the recognition device be each to display a tripod, so that those (like me) who have never sighted this group can avoid accosting a random sample of total strangers?
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Just checking to make sure. As close after dawn as possible, outside the small general store on 2nd of Jan. Byo tripod.
See you there guys.
Originally Posted by Wyno
I cannot find that anywhere on any clock I have?
I doubt in the January long weekend there will be any accommodation within a 50 kilometre radius. I would imagine Horsham or Stawell are the two closest places other than sleeping in the car by the road. The two major falls [MacKenzie and Silverband] are both accessable all day.
I have one clock with dawn on it but that is set to go off only in the event of the end of the world.
This may however be an "end of world" situation.
I've done a few searches.
Originally Posted by Wyno
The YHA youth hostel is booked out, the closest YHA vacancies are in Ballarat,
2 hours away.
There are probably camping spots available. No advance bookings are taken for the
National-Parks administered camps as a matter of policy. But there are at least
three minimal-facilities parks in the general Halls Gap area. You have to rock up to
the Visitor centre and find out what's available. The commercial sites web pages say
that they book by the week on major holidays and are probably booked out.
There are motel rooms available in all the surrounding towns and at least one in
Halls Gap. See the following URL
And there are probably other just-in-time or last-minute accommodations available.
I will be travelling up to Halls' gap on the 1st and probably camping overnight somewhere.
I'll try to be somewhere rugged for sunset on the 1st. I will be outside the post office
or across the road by nine-ish at the latest on the 2nd. If anyone wants to meet up with
me on the 1st, email me direct. BYO Tripod.
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Sovereign Hill is a tourist trap, not really good photography. I've never shot in the Grampians, but would be great. I wouldn't make it as I have to go to a Wedding in Elsternwick followed by painting a fence in Brunswick, and with only a day to spare would probably spend it eating :-)
I'll probably be staying in Ballarat the previous night, but could probably get to HG by about 8 am. Is this going to be too late?
What's the consensus on time??