Eat Your Hearts Out...

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:07
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Hey there Folks!
I'm gonna be the envy of all............. gonna be walkin' the talk of the Forum. Tomorrow night I get to pack the Patrol... and the Camper... and the Tinnie... in preparation for an early Sat'dy departure across Australia.

Sydney > White Cliffs > Coober Pedy > Oddnadatta > Dalhousie > Birdsville > Maree > William Creek > Coober Pedy > Ayres Rock > The Olgas > Alice Springs > Rabbit Flat > Wolfe Creek > Halls Creek > Palm Springs > Kununurra > Lake Argyle > Wyndham > Dryside Crossing > Crystal Head > Fitzroy Crossing > Derby > Broome > Port Headland > Marble Bar > Newman > Monkey Mia > Perth > Kalgoorlie > Streaky Bay > Mildura > back to Sydney

'Bout a week doin' the Simpson/Lake Arye loop, few days round the Alice, two weeks in the Kimberleys, four or five days in the Pilbera, a day or two at Monkey Mia, couple o' days in Perth and the rest of the time just gettin' round, havin' a good time. Six weeks in all!

Haven't worked out yet where to leave the Camper while doin the Simpson loop.

Not leavin' the boat, so don't laugh too loud when you see us in the Simpson with a boat on the roof rack. The Missus is convinced there will be some place to use the boat. Me - I think the only place we may get to use it is on the Dunes. Are there any guidelines regarding boats and Dunes? You think a flag pole has to be attached to the boat while in use? (Hehe)

Trouble with this trip right now (appart from the Missus takin' half our belongings with us) is all the road closures in the Kimberley's! Bugger! What's goin' on over there? Is it unseasonal rain or are they generally closed around this time? I thought that April/May was the perfect time for the Kimberleys.

Hopefully most will be open again by the time we get there around the 1st May.

Anyway, just to rub it in... Na, na, nana, na...
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Reply By: Well 55 - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:16

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:16
Gee Scrubba that sort of trip would take me 6 months.

How ever long it takes have a nice one.
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Reply By: Ralph 79 - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:22

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:22
ha! thats nothing at around 5 tonight im getting in my wifes toyota corrolla and heading off for half an hour through some of the most treachorus inner adealaide traffic around. then im doing the same thing tomorrow morning and evening! in fact probably for the next 20 or so years!!! (you sadistic bastard).
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:29

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:29
Well i will go to work over the next 6 weeks, so shut up!! hahahaha

have a great trip, let us know how the dune boating goes, we will be there in June..

Crazie
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:56

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:56
Mongrel .....

Have a good one :-((

Cheers and safe travels
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:10

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:10
6 weeks to do all that, good grief!! have a safe trip and enjoy i wish i was going, one day i'll get to WA one day.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:13

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:13
You can follow me across next year if you want Baz.........
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:41

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:41
See? I always maintain EO Members have BIG Egos......................lol

6 weeks? I'll know who you are if a see a balck blur pass me by.

Leaving Sunday for the west as well but taking 12 weeks or longer.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:22

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:22
Scrubba

Sounds like a detour to the Cooper is in order.
Oh, and please drive carefully over the dunes with all that weight on the roof.

Take it all in and enjoy.

Wim
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:27

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:27
Hey Scrubba, post a photo of the descent of the steep face of Big Red with all of you in the tinny. That would have to be a first & worth $$$ for front cover of 4x4 whatever!
Time schedaue is a bit tight to get much rest or time in the tinny methinks.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:46

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:46
Scrubba,

Hate to be the one to break the bad news mate, but........

You can "Walk the Walk" and "Talk the Talk" but I'm buggered if I know if it is possible to WALK the TALK!!!!

Have a good trip anyway.
Bill


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Reply By: allaussie - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:34

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:34
karma buddy karma we all hate you but some one has to do this to make us all enjoy what we all love being out in the wide open land having a good time
e and enoying the land we all love to explore?????????? cheers chris
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Reply By: Member - Scrubba (NSW) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 09:16

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 09:16
I see we've all had a bit of fun with this.

As a footnote, if it wasn't for the information made freely available on this Site (Trek Notes, Road Conditions, What to Take, etc) and for the willingness for people to share their knowledge and experiences via the Forum, I, for one, wouldn't feel confident about doing trips like this on my own.
I don't post much, but I read... a lot...

Thanks to the Team of ExplorOz!

I've said it before - I'll say it again:

"Hail the Great Sticker God, David, Michelle
Juliana, Kerry and Malcolm as well"
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Reply By: brumac - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:12

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:12
Sorry Scrubba but we can top that. 7 Days till we leave in our Patrol and Camper to do Canberra Perth Broome Darwin And home with as much as possible in the middle and the best bit is that we have FOUR MONTHS TO DO IT. See you on the road.
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 14:42

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 14:42
I am doing the Simpson in June, leaving the camper trailer at Maree.
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