Giles Weather Balloon

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:09
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Here's an interesting video on the Giles Weather Balloon:



I've been to Giles a few times but have never seen the balloon go up!!!


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Reply By: Member - John C SA - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 21:15

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 21:15
Not sure if they still let visitors watch but we were there in about May 2008 and at that time they took tour groups around the site including inflating and releasing the weather balloon, was quite interesting. John c
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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 22:00

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 22:00
Allen
We called in there last August and were lucky enough to do a tour of the station. I don't know when the video was taken, but the chap who let the balloon go was there then and on his 4th or 5th stint at the station.
I'm not sure if they do tours any more as it was hit and miss as to if they did when I was there. If you can find out if they are, then it is well worth it if your in the area.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 00:36

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 00:36
We were lucky to see it prior to the changes. You can only watch it from the car park now, not as part of the tour we had.



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 22:32

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 22:32
Hi Al

Are you sure you have been to Giles?.....what about Warakurna / Warrakurna then....lol

now what is the correct spelling


I hope you did not miss this then ?



If you had one of these, you would not have missed it then....



look what you missed then....



then you would have seen this...

Now did you see this....

did you go in here?

what about this then....

are you sure you did not see this?


or this





Have fun Al.


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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 23:36

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 23:36
Thanks Stephen, lol..

Last time I went to the roadhouse it was closed and had to struggle on to Docker River :-) even the cops didn't want to come out and say hello...

I had a decent look in 1997, at the campground there was a guy playing bagpipes to the amusement of all there.
Never seen the balloon go up though :-(




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