Desert Tracks & Wild Flowers

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:38
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This rain is going to produce a splendid display of wild flowers for those lucky enough to be travelling in July. The tracks that are closed at the moment should be open within the next day or two as the wind and sun dries everything out fairly quick.

Already things are greening quickly.

For those already planning on coming in July - enjoy the scenery and take it easy,

For those with no plans and a desire to see the wild flowers, get in your vehicles and come out in the next few weeks... IT WILL BE SPECTACULAR !!

Travel safely.

Karsten
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Reply By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 10:50

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 10:50
Keep the reports comeing, we are still heading up there for the meeting and will be in the area from the 6-7th.

Haveing good rains down here near Canberra, and a light snow fall on saturday night.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:37

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:37
When are you leaving Tony, could hook up depending which way you go.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:56

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:56
Hope to get away on the 4th with an O/N at Nyngan the first night, then a couple of days at Currawinya arriving at Birdsville on the 8th.
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 11:08

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 11:08
Hi Tony

We'll be leaving on the 4th as well. We'd originally intended to stay in Dubbo the first night but could make Nyngan without much bother. Where are you going to be staying that night? Maybe catch up.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 12:25

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 12:25
On the river. Over the bridge and on your left as you head towards Bourke.
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 12:32

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 12:32
Great, hope to see you there.
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Reply By: Fusion - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:05

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:05
Hi Karsten,

How long does the display usually last. We're hoping to be out that way towards the end of July.

Thanks,

Aaron.
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:13

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:13
Gidday Aaron. Your timing is perfect. I'm sure you'll see the Grand Display.

Happy travels.

Karsten
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Reply By: Redback - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:36
Hi Karsten looking good for the gathering :-)

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 15:57
Sure does. I'm sure it will be a trip nobody will forget.
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Follow Up By: viz - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:28

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:28
Karsten I think we may have met - briefly - we were guests of Julia the Nurse (and her husband Kerry who worked in the info centre, and daughter Amy) at one Birdsville gathering (Sept. 2002?). This time I flew a twin (the ultimate 4WD ;) up there with my sister and her husband-to-be (they became an "item" at Birdsville - and caused a family scandle :)

BTW, Julia and family are back in Port, having just arrived and finishing their round Oz trip (took 4 years I think) in a Defender and off road caravan.

Wild flowers, huh? From Sydney, where would the best place to see them?

/viz
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:08

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:08
mmmm....A scandal in Birdsville ? Scandalous.

The rain that fell was very wide spread. I imagine from the corner country to the Simpson will be well covered. Keep and eye on the forum and I'm sure the reports will be flooding in soon enough.

Send our regards to Kerry & Julia & Amy. See you if you make it up here...

Cheers

Karsten
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 17:42

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 17:42
3 more sleeps , 3 more sleeps , 3 more sleeps , 3 more sleeps , 3 more sleeps
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Reply By: peter in sa - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:56

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:56
Hi Karsten We will be up that way in the first week of August, will the flowers still be out then? cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:11

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 09:11
I'm sure they shall still be out in August. They will start to come out in the next few weeks and then there will be a period of dying off. You'll be right Greendog. I'd expect them to peek mid to end of July.....unfortunately I'm not a floraologist.....

Have a good trip mate.

Karsten
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Reply By: kev.h - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 19:08

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 19:08
Last time we were out there it was six weeks after rain and it was the best display of wild flowers ever, enjoy it while it lasts
regards Kev
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