We broke the brought at mungo.

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 17:16
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Just got back from a week in western NSW and loved It. Travelled into Mungo nat park. What a great spot we spent 3 nights there.
Top temp of 38 degress no humidity so it wasnt to bad.
Day 2 started with rain the ranger was very excited but we were not, was in the end only about 5mm.
We then went to Pooncaire and over to wilandra nat park.
This was also very interesting and the home stead was a lovely place to spend a few hours wandering about. They have done a great job restoring it.
All in all we had a ball.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 18:10

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 18:10
Glad you drought the rain... good to here from you Eric.

Got a few Cape trips planned this year?

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 19:28

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 19:28
Why is it that when you read something, the spelling mistakes stick out like dogs borls (!) but when you type it, you don't notice the typos...hear here etc?

(How do you spell rhetorical?)
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 12:00

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 12:00
Andrew,

You know what they say about people in glass houses.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 13:43

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 13:43
People who live in glass houses . . .

are just a stone's throw away.

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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36
Like I say edumacation did me no never real well.

I am heading up again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! only doing one trip this season.
Peters doing 2 this year.
I will be up there from the 25Th july for 4 weeks.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Member - Nobby - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 18:27

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 18:27
Eric.. We had the same experience. Just back from two weeks on Stradbroke Isl(near Bris) and day one was perfect (5K south east) Day two came up to 25-30K with rain and stayed like that for the two weeks. At least we found out that the Campomatic will stand up in gusts of 40K. Good for the grass I suppose!!
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:37

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:37
There is a pluss It gts a bit boring after a couple of days of rain.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:20

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:20
Eric, normally it's when Tracy has brought something, then I am broke!!!!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:38

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:38
We all know that feeling.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 23:27

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 23:27
We've owned our current campertrailer for 2.5 years and have a perfect record for copping rain every time we use it. Luckily we are high and dry in the camper. Anyway, sounds like you had a nice trip Eric. Love to see Mungo myself sometime.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:40

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:40
We had a ball did the drive around the park twice and found some good sand hills for the kids to roll down.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 01:01

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 01:01
Glad you liked it Eric. Mungo remains my favourite spot on earth, just don't get tired of it. Feel another trip coming on...
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:41

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:41
Have you been to wilandra its also very good.
You can stay there.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:42

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:42
When i say you can stay there you can camp or stay in few types of cottages.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:56

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:56
... and I thought you didn't want me back in Sydney :-)
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Reply By: Mike - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:36

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:36
When we were there a couple of years ago, we stayed in the shearers quarters and, just as well as about 20 mm of rain fell overnight. It was a magic place and BIG fun driving out next day.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:43

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:43
I thought they would of closed the roads.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:55

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:55
Happened to me a couple of times. Once nearly had a rollover when I hit some obstacle under a large sheet of water but managed to keep going, face white and pants brown :-)
The roads out of the NP are rarely closed, Eric, but the drive round the park is closed at the slightest hint of a cloud, including the access road across the lake towards the lunettes. Just as well, as the surface gets extremely soapy.
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 22:44

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 22:44
The perimeter road was closed when we were there, but we were able to drive out to the lunettes. It started raining about dusk and just belted. Fortunately, we were in the shearers quarters, which were quite comfortable. Had a huge night in the dining / kitchen, with open fire (plenty of wood supplied) loads of good wine and port and rain on the roof. The drive out was veeeery interesting, as was the rest of the day going up through Pooncarie, which had just had a massive hail storm, then on through the mud to Wilcannia and onto White Cliffs. Memories of White Cliffs are all about rain. Got stuck in the pub (damn!!?) for about an hour due to a torrentian downpour, then had to dig trenches around the tents at the caravan park.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 06:22

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 06:22
And we thought 5mm was uncomfortable.

All the best
Eric
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