FollowupID: 760512 Submitted:
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 09:22
Sorry if my reply wasn't clear enough, & I don't really want to start a bun fight, the original poster asked for a distance between two places
, I was trying to point out that the shortest distance isn't necessarily the only option.
As far as station tracks go the track between Eringa waterhole
& Charlotte Waters used to be part of the Old South Road, as you would know & is a great drive in itself, but the only maintenance that is carried out on it is by the station owners & any damage done by travellers has to be fixed by them if they need to use it, the NT roads actually do grade the road as far as the NT/SA border, but south of that it is the station owners responsibility.
When I said about driving on closed roads I meant in general terms, not that the road was actually closed.
Because these roads/tracks are not frequently used if someone does come to grief out there then help my take quit a while to get there, we had an incident last year when a family of tourists had a flat tyre around Finke & decided to continue on to Oodnadatta
via Abminga with no spare tyre rather than come here & have it fixed, they were lucky & got picked up by some Finke locals & were taken to a phone & tried to get their road service provider to come & get them!, who do you think the road service provider called? Yep, us, that didn't cost them a lot in terms of recovery costs apart from having to buy a couple of second hand tyres, & a dressing down by Dave, but it could have been a lot different if the Fellows from Finke hadn't been passing through.
|Jeff, @ Mt Dare.|
Bad roads don't wreck cars & trailers, bad drivers on bad roads wreck cars & trailers!
Yes we do know how bad the local roads are