Diamantina River & Cooper Creek

Submitted: Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 16:48
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Hello everyone - Diamantina River in Birdsville is 6.8 metres - has fallen 1 metre and you can see the tops of the white posts peeping out on the road to the Bridge and racetrack. The water has receeded somewhat and the tops of the bulrushes are visible. Now that the green is peeping through the flies have turned up but only a few sandflies (thank goodness). At Nappa Merrie the Cooper is 4.17 metres and rising slowly and at Innamincka it is 5.7 metres and rising. Was feeling sorry for everyone in Vic and Sa with the hot weather yesterday and we started off here with overcast, drizzly and coolish - did not last long and is now 47. Phew.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 16:56

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 16:56
Thanks Ruth. Caught any fish yet?Regards Bob
Where to next
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:25

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:25
Ian said tonight that he can see the BIG fish out the front (must have x-ray vision in the muddy water) - anyhow, if we survive the heat tonight we'll dash out and set some lines in the a.m. Ian says BIG is 6 pounds. We've just come back from going out towards Big Red - had to go over the sandhills through the middle of the Golf Course and run parallel with the normal road. It's a really nice trip and sitting on the end of one of the sandhills you can see how far the water stretches - we didn't go all the way to Big Red but sat out there watching an extremely large storm (lightning and all) down in the south-east.
What did everyone else do at the weekend - don't tell me you sat around at home and did the washing. Yuk.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 17:01

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 17:01
Thanks for the updated Ruth.
When do you anticipate the roads to be open again.
Hope you get a decent feed of fish soon.I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:30

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:30
Hi Des, see above about the fish. Now about the roads - hmmmmm, not know yet. Supply truck from SA is going to try for 3 weeks. Good bit of water going over the Track at the Pandie Pandie/Clifton Hills boundary. This will be the decider. The way the water is dropping here we should be able to get to the river and racetrack maybe at the weekend. That'll be as far as we can get for another week after that, maybe a bit further.
Road to Boulia still cut also - Marion Downs, between Bedourie and Boulia goes up and down like the proverbial brides nightie - ooops shouldn't say that. Talk soon.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:34

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:34
Too hot here for a nightie................Willem
Out on the Gibber
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:01

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:01
too hot anywhere for a nightie WillieLife ISN'T like a box of chocolates...it's more like a jar of jalapenos.
What you do today, might burn your bum tomorrow."
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:07

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:07
Does that mean it might be a naughty nightie. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm might have to look into that one but then thinking of Willie wearing a nightie I think I'd rather not.

Bonz Luv the mottoI'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:19

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 22:19
Willie, Bonz and Des - your naughty naughty boys - go to your rooms immediately, stand in the corner AND DO NOT PLAY WITH ANYTHING!
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:41

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:41
yes boys ...do as Ruth saysWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:03

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:03
I'm not standing in a corner with those two, If they wear nighties, there definitely not the kind of people who I associate with.
Besides, Willie and Bonz both drive Nissan's and what does that say about them.
Do you remember the characature of Willie, he's not a pretty sight and as for Bonz, there hasn't been a camera invented yet that won't break after taking a picture of him.
Throw the emu in there, he doesn't do much all day anyway. He will make the other two look attractive.I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:15

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:15
Look here Mr Lexik...you are pushing the limits of this friendship.

Have you looked in the mirror lately? You may be on a par with the emu.

Sorry Auntie Ruth....I will not stand in the same corner as Mr Lexik...he's a nasty man....:-(Willem
Out on the Gibber
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:11

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:11
me look like des
me look like willem

now i can take insults but you two are abouWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:12

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:12
geez you two are lucky there was a power failure
Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:20

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:20
not coming up there.... i'll melt!!!Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:56

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:56
Yeah might singe your feathers moRegards Bob
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 19:51

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 19:51
or maybe get eaten after the feathers are singedimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:29

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:29
now...the possibilty of getting eaten worries me
definitely wont be coming RuthWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:34

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:34
What a girl's blouse you turned out to be! Think of al those adventurers of the old days who struggled through this country in the horse and dray with Mum and the 15 kids - all trussed up in their 15 petticoats and having to walk most of the way. (Geez, thank goodness I've got a Toyota with airconditioning - but I feel really inferior during the season because I haven't got a snorkle, only a wireless aerial and UHF aerial, skinny tyres on split rims, no roof rack, oh yes, spare tyre carrier on the back and that's it. A plastic 100 series (without central locking or tinting). Next time - I pay, I say. Ah Mr Mo - you're such a chicken, no, sorry 'mu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:48

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:48
mmmm when Mum and the 15 kids - all trussed up in their 15 petticoats and had to walk most of the way, I'm thinkin of all the emu's that were eaten to give the energy needed which enabled them to do this mean featWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 20:31

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 20:31
Hello Ruth love your posts,some pictures would be nice if you can manage it,BTW Iis there any time of the year when there is casual work available eg stations or garage ,give you a break for ho;idays etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:37

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:37
Hi Brian, yes work does happen up here - especially if you are handy and can think. About the photos - give me an email tomorrow on ruthdoyle@growzone.com.au - think we've solved the software problem. Dinnertime! and who is the only person who can cook? Moi it seems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:53

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:53
Ruth, You had better invite Toonie up. Toonie has some mean recipe's I hear.I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 23:31

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 23:31
Brian, did you check the post tonight from Drysdale Station about work!!!!These are Diamantina Barra
GO HARD OR GO HOME
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 00:38

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 00:38
with all this talk of petticoats and nighties in hot weather i forgot my comments.
ah well
best of luck with the fish take a pic of a catch and use it as your avatar?
thanks again no you can rest as the river recedes i hope!1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:43

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:43
get your mind above your naval Toonfish heheheWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 17:31

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 17:31
Toonfish, too hot to put the lines in yet - b....y 49 here. I don't even want to live here, then after watching the weather everywhere else the only place left to go is Antarctica. Anyone want to do a trip there?
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 17:36

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 17:36
Count me in.I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:01

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:01
are you shouting
steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:14

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:14
I'll go
wrong end of the world ...hey... but who caresWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:51

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:51
Honestly, Mr Mo - I wonder about you. Wadda ya mean - it's the wrong end of the world. Closer to you than to me.
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