Talawana Track - a few recent pictures from the western end.

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Just got back for a little trip along a short section of the Talawana Track (West of CSR Georgia Bore). Thought I'd post a few pics to inspire those getting ready to head out that way in upcoming months.

Lots of rain in recent past and some while we we there. When not raining temps hit +40°C and humid as.

















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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 15:07

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 15:07
Gday Greg,

Great pictures and great track.
I drove it out on 27/28 December and back 31 December. Was pretty hot then!!

Still plenty of water I see, was quite a bit when I was there. I had to bypass that puddle at the turnoff to Cotton Creek, didn't think it was worth the risk.




Might get out there again this year, not sure yet.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 15:20

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 15:20
Good stuff

That "puddle" at the turnoff is OK to drive through (hard sandy base) - a few other suspect bits a bit further along to east, but all pretty dry when we went through.

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Reply By: rocco2010 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 18:29

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 18:29
Great pics

Love those desert oaks.

Been that way a few times and it is always a special moment for me when heading east from Newman you come across the first grove.

That's when I really feel I am out in the desert.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 19:10

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 19:10
Yes, the desert oaks are a very special sight out in that area.....sand dunes do it for me.



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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 19:42

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 19:42
Oh...and Lake Disappointment has a bit of water in it....

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:02

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:02
Hi Greg

Thanks for those great photos, it looks great out there.

Just one query....in image T3

I wonder who did the wording for that sign?

It states that the Rabbit Proof Fence is the longest fence in the world?

At just over 1800. Km long, they obviously have not heard of the Dog Fence, which in fact is the longest fence in the world at over 5600 km long and runs throught 3 Australian State.

This is in no way at shot at you, but to the people or person did the wording for the sign.



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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:16

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:16
Hello Stephen

Good point - looks like a stuff up. Possibly an example of pre state election Labor propaganda - obviously worked :)

Glad you weren't blaming me for it. I'm no sign-writer.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:23

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:23
I'd say (being apolitical) that the usage of the phrase here is more colloquial in nature than a claim to being the longest fence. At time of practice completion I think this was the longest fence in the world.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 21:36
Yes - "When it was completed in 1907, the 1,139-mile (1,833 km) No. 1 Fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world" (Reference)

As Stephen L has pointed out the "Dingo Fence" finished in 1885 is now (?) "the world's longest fence. It stretches 5,614 kilometres" (Reference)

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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:52

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:52
The sign writer didn't have enough room to put the wording "Rabbit Proof Fence" in twice. :)

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