Harold SCRUBBY would Hypoventilate

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 20:42
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Was in Wyndham(WA) today and happened to drive through the boat ramp area for a bit of a look. What was amazing was the following statistics:

Nissans 10 (mostly GQ/GU utes and a few wagons.)
Navara Utes 1
80 Series 7
100 Series 4
75/78 Series Troopy's and utes 19
60 Series 1
Hilux utes 6
Prado 1
Triton utes 3
Suzuki 1
Pajero 1

Total sedans 2.

Not a this make versus that make thread, just a comparison of what is a daily driver up here.
Gee I must have been bored after that big pub lunch!
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 20:55

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 20:55
was up there last august and enjoyed a nice piece of barra at the pub but couldnt fish at the wharf as there was a boat loading but ripper views from the lookout
must be coincidence i am currently putting the trip tapes onto dvd

steve
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 06:50

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 06:50
Aaah Yes In the Outback 4x4's are a way of life and even down here in the deep south on the edge of the Outback 4bies abound. Even the cops have a fully dolled up 100series. Mainly working vehicles with some wagons thrown in for good measure.

I always laugh or make comment when the 4x4 or BULLBAR issue comes up on this forum as the city folk get very agitated about things, thinking that perhaps their way of life is threatened.

Must have been a good day to go fishing on the 5 Rivers at Wyndham yesterday.

Went around to Wyndham from Darwin (where we lived for many years) for the 1980 new year in the Wet. Left the Suzuki 4x4 at home as there were four of us and took the new XD Falcon instead. Drove through water up to the top of the wheel arches across the East Baines River. Drove up 5 Rivers Lookout at Wyndham. Was still a dirt track then. It was very washed out but we made it to the top by straddling some of the washouts and rolling over a couple of rocks, much to SWMBO's horror. On the way down there was an interstate tourist in a Landcruiser who had dropped into the washout and got bogged. He was very agitated and said "If I had known that there was another road up there I would have taken it"..hahahaha said we "This is it mate". I gave him a gentle pull backwards down the hill with the car to get the wagon unstuck.

Some big crocs used to live down by the wharf at Wyndham. My last visit to that region was in 1986. I wonder what has changed since then?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:22

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:22
My last trip there was in 91, and the big crocs still lived there . :-)
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:37

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:37
probably not much from the look of the place still looks like a wild west frontier town except it is bitumen up to the lookout now. Went there to see the Komodo dragons at the croc farm - no dice they had been given to Steve Irwin. So I tried Barra fishing at a location nearby - no dice, On the way back I noticed a ute parked on the side of the track and 2 blokes fishing in a creek i could have peed to the other side of, they had been their 1/2 hour and had a barra and a mullaway. Just need local knowledge I guess
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:46

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:46
When I was there the croc "farm" was off the old meatworks jetty But I'm glad I went there....once. :))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:53

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:53
Geez Davoe you don't have much luck..do you lol
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:58

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 08:58
He doesn't, does he Willhem. I rekkon he'd be the Bundy drinker around the campfire LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:36

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:36
You know what Rex Hunt once said Davoe.
To catch a fish you have to think like a fish. I'm getting there personally, I have a two minute memory span, just have to loose a minute and 57 seconds off that and I'll be right.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:55

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:55
G'day Willem

There's probably a pretty safe bet that not much has changed about Wyndham since you were last there except what has been covered already. The meatworks gone and a bitumen road up to the lookout and o'h yeah, the date.
Not a postcard perfect place to put it politically correct but an interesting enough place otherwise.
I work with a guy whose father owns a main street shop that backs onto the boat ramp area (now closed). As a kid he remembers 16 foot crocs wandering around the backyard of the store at night from the boat ramp.
There was a big ole croc removed from the area a couple of months ago and relocated to the croc farm as he was getting a bit snappy around boats and fisherman.
Not a place to have a nap on the back lawn!!

Cheers
Wal
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:53

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:53
toyota's still were'nt outnumbered even adding in all the others
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