Recent Simpson and Madigan crossing

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 16:56
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Just to follow up on Bob Y's comments re our crossing with Bob and the Boss and Eighty Matey and Narrelle. It was a great trip, company was excellent, the desert was beautiful - bit of rain, plenty of mud, the sand was nicely compacted with the moisture. The Madigan was surprisingly a very enjoyable drive. As Bob mentioned Camp 13 to 14 was slow - averaged 16 k one hour!

Used 162 lt Birdsville to Birdsville (Dmax), no punctures, no problems, with the three vehicles.

Called in yesterday for a cuppa at Bob's place, home 2.00 pm today. Bit of drizzle, on the Hann Highway now renamed Kennedy Development Road (the Lynd to Boulia), good road though - three vehicles in 265 k.

Thanks Bob and Steve and wives,Kerry and I enjoyed every minute. Bob is a fountain of knowledge on all things concerning Western Queensland and Steve is one hell of a good story teller. Wives kept us in trim!

And G'day to Reggy 2, all the best from us Wilson's.

David and Kerry
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 16:54

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 16:54
G'day David and Kerry.

We're in Tennant Creek at the moment and about to head out of town for a roast dinner.

Thanks very much for sharing your time with us. It was truly one of the most unique parts of Australia and we got to see it at it's best.

I'm glad to hear you arrived home safely.

See you later.
Steve and Narelle
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 20:15

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 20:15
HI David/Kerry
Glad to say hello and to hear you had a good trip doing the Madigan.
When we did the trip the first time there were no tracks we had to find our own,
two years later there was an easy two wheel track but completely different terrain,
fires had been through destroyed all.
Hope to see you on track in the future.
Cheers C/J
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