5 more sleeps

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:11
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5 more sleeps to go before my long awaited trip. So far Winton to Boulia and the Plenty appear closed. Contact in Longreach says all the rivers run where he is.
The Alice looks Ok, but current info on remote WA locations is hard to come by.
It's raining for the second night in a row here....of course.
Perhaps I can get a job as a rainmaker...its easy...just plan a trip.
Ah well, the good thing is that apart from aboriginal lands permits I don't have a rigid schedule. Being by myself (literally) I have noone to blame for a crook camp, poor navigation and dreadful decisions. Nobody to argue with, and the "cook" (tin opener...no SNAGS here :) won't take any lip on this trip ! The bad thing is I hate wet bushcamps and mud.
By Thurs I will of rung a few far flung places and made a pain of myself asking about their precipitation and track conditions...if there's any track left that is :((((
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:31
Footloose
have a great trip. I haven't done a trip on my lonesome yet but the idea appeals. Not quite sure about sitting around the fire with a glass of red and having a chat with myself. Where are you heading (rain permitting)?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:34

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:34
Bob, the idea is to retrace your route across to 80 mile beach...but perhaps a little more slowly. I'll have to abandon the idea id Lake Auld has water of course.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:55

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:55
Jim
I was listening to VKS737 this arvo and heard a bloke who was at William Creek but was heading out that way in the coming weeks. I didn't catch his call sign and he couldn't hear me. He was going out the Desert rd and then the Kidson (Wapet)
That really is a special trip. I'll listen for you.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 22:05

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 22:05
Thanks Bob, thats very interesting news. I'm planning to be in Alice by Tues/Wed and then off across around the 7th. Sounds like I'll be in his dust. As I'll be by myself the radio will be very important to me.
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Although travelling by myself, I wouldn't be at all adverse to knowing that another party with a radio was along the track somewhere. :)))

Cheers
Jim
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:32

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:32
Jim

Will probably be in Boulia by Thursday this week. Probably a bit before you. Send me an email with your phone number on it before tomorrow morning and I will give you a call when in the Winton area. willem@kempen.id.au
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:36

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:36
Many thanks Willem, appreciate it.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48
Jim

Check Road Conditions on this site. The Plenty is Open as is the Sandover to the NT Border. But it is closed from Boulia to NT Border.

Got your email. Will give you a call Thursday night from whever I am.(Hope I remember) :o) Will make a note.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48
Take care Jim and have a great trip.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 21:48
Thanks John :))

Cheers
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:52

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:52
Hi mate
Will you be scanning all VKS channels?? I'll give a selcall.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:18

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:18
Yes mate. 737 and UHF and the track ahead :)))))
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