Trip report

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 21:32
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Sorry it has taken some time , but found a min tonight to get it together

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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 21:53

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 21:53
Good Report Eric,
Thanks. I am planning on doing this trip next year. It is better when you travel in the company of friends too. Hopefully Member Sam will be coming along too.
The pics just make it harder to go to work in the meantime :)
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:00

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:00
lol not wrong about the pic's lol
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:13

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:13
Nice report Eric.

Willem and Jiarna get about don't they? Met them both on the Birdsville track last week.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:17

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:17
Willems knowledge of the outback is ausom . Was great to travel with him again
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:55

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 22:55
If you want to see what the track to the painted desert can do...

Oh dear....

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 23:21

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 23:21
they were in more trouble than I was lol
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:09

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:09
Great blog Ian.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:25

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:25
Ian that spring just snap from fatigue, overloading, combination of all or what?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:38

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:38
John, I think it just simply wasn't up to the task.

This couple were actually on their way home, and were only 40 kms. from the bitumen.
The lady was driving when it happened. She said they had no warning, the spring just snapped, allowing the axle to be pulled out from behind the van.

The one thing I did notice....

They were in damn fine spirits! The episode wasn't going to ruin their holiday at all. I like people like that...

We lent them the Sat Phone, and they got in contact with whoever was going to come to their assistance. We couldn't do anything for them, but they were happy that we tried.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:49

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 14:49
Yeah good one Ian, I agree nothing you can do about so no point in crying over it,I guess its part of the adventure.

I agree with you, I too like people who can keep their chin up in times of adversity.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:44

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:44
didnt read your blog...dont have time but will later

I like your taste ....b/w photography....makes me want to get back into it
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 09:10

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 09:10
Great report Eric,

And that Desert Sunset photo in particular is just sensational!
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:04

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:04
Took lots of them lol
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 16:34

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 16:34
10 attempts HA! Got up and over first go. Then decided to play on the track you had so kindly chewed out for all of us lol

Good report Eric and thanks very much for having us along on your trip. It is amazing how things work out sometimes.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:05

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 18:05
lol I have video evedence lol
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