Walkers Crossing Open

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 20:14
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Just had word from Innamincka that Walkers Crossing is no problem. There is a little ponded water on the gibber plain just off the Birdsville Track, but easy to avoid. SA Parks are being notified......but EXPLOROZ always has the latest.
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Reply By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 20:48
FANTASTIC Karsten we will be in Birdsville in the first week of Augast and were planing to go another way but now W/C is open well be going that way thanks mate see you soon cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 21:49

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 21:49
Going across the SD ? Flowers are great. There's some really good blooms along the QAA Line and south.

Have a good trip.
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:02

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:02
No karsten were towing c/t we will be going to Dalhousie first then o/track down to Marree then up to Birdsville i still hope to get same nice pic's of the flowers cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:27

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:27
If you have enough time while you're playing on Big Red, go a few more dunes. There's a salt lake a little off the track to the south, about 10km past Big Red, and from there to Eyre Creek is quite thick with flowers. Eyre Creek makes a nice picnic spot. It's only 35km from Big Red, which is only 35km from Birdsville.
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Follow Up By: big-red-hj62 - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 16:28

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 16:28
hello there greendog ,steve from cobram here ,how are ya going ,only three more sleeps till we head off to flinders ranges first (2 days ) and then from there head to birdsville (2 days )and then down to nuccundra,whitecliffs and then home.taking our time as it will be 18 days,will be at mungerainie on the 4th august,birdsville the 5th and 6th ,i will keep a eye out for your pajero and camper trailer and maybe we can have beer ,seeya steve.
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 17:53

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 17:53
Hi there Steve i reckon we will be a day behond you as we leave Kadina 3 am Sunday morning and we drive till about 4 in the afternoon so were hoping to get same were near Oonadatta on the first day, depending on how long we stay in Dalhousie,W-Creek,Mungerainne i might get to have a beer with you mate well see what happens.Ill keep an eye out for you any.Safe travels to the Flinder's if you have time do the SKYTREK it's great cheer's Peter
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:19

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:19
There you go...and I said it may only be September. Anyway it is good news for all the travellers. Pity about being just too early for the flowers.
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:37

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:37
Well, Willem, if nobody else had checked, it would still be closed this time next year ! I think it comes down to a slight conflict of interest. Cattle people would keep tracks like Walkers Crossing & the Inside Track closed as long as possible, anybody with an interest in tourism likes to see them open ASAP, being such scenic routes.

It is a shame about timing re: flowers. We need the holidays to fall in August !
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 22:23
Not going back yet a while Karsten, Moses is still on holiday in Queensland and I am home :-(
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:41

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:41
Now that we've had the flood, do we have to watch out for a plague of locusts or something ??
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:46

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:46
Karsten,
Off topic I know..........but when we there in Birdsville a couple of weeks ago, we were very taken with the small corrogated, galvanised water tanks at the Hotel. There was one in the dining room and another in the bar. Annette got me to walk back over from the c/van park to ask the staff about them (it was a 3 stubby trip...hehehe), but the people at the pub knew naught. I don't suppose you have any idea who sells them?
Sorry for hijacking the thread....
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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 10:08

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 10:08
Roachie.

We purchased one, two years ago from the co-op in Quilpie.
We were told at that time "no more were being made".
A friend has seen ours and is looking for one.
I have been looking for some time now but no body knows what I am talking about.
Great for parties. I made a tank stand to go with it. Looks good.

Sorry good not be of more help.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:52

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:52
Thanks anyway Wim,
When I was at Birdsville last October, I don't recall seeing them there in the pub on that occasion, but they are there now.....so I'm guessing that someone is making them.
Will keep trying to find out.
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Roachie
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Follow Up By: Michael B - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:12

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:12
Roachie,

Guess I put my reply in the wrong "hole". Must happen when you're a newby.

Try Couzner's Tanks, Mannanarie Road Jamestown 08-8664 1473.

They make all types of small tanks, as well as small esky types. Ideal for the back of the truck.

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Michael B
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Follow Up By: Karsten from Big Red Cafe - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:15

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:15
No problem Roachie. Well done Michael (below). Yeah, the pub have got two. We've also got one in the courtyard of the Cafe (One of the Explorozer's was asking same questions). We actually won ours from one of the Pub Raffles !!! You've got to be in it to win it....

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Reply By: Michael B - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:24

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:24
Roachie,

Try Couzner's Tanks, Mannanarie Road Jamestown SA 08-8664 1473.

All types of small, as in fit in the back of your truck types, plus an esky style too.

Rgds
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:22

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:22
Thanks Michael,

Will give them a call tomorrow.

Cheers mate

Roachie
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