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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:09
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Driving to pick up some torists at about 6.30am a couple of days ago I snapped this.

Sunrise over wet season storm clouds.
Driving up to Cooktown on the Bloomfield Track on Sunday night at about 8.00pm in teeming rain I spotted this 80 Series just north of Granite Creek. It was still there next morning when I came home. Windows open and rear screen broken but quite a straight car still there in pouring rain.

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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:17

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:17
The sunrise is very good , but you have a way to go to beat the "Camels on the Beach "
Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:18

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:18
Rob , It pays to have the camera in easy access doesn't it . So often I've kicked myself for not having it ready to get that one in a million shot .
Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:35

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:35
It only goes to show that people will dump a Toyota anywhere.

Nice sunrise shot!!
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Reply By: Joe King - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:00

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:00
Rob, on the way home from Cooktown late last year, a house in Wudjal Wudjal had a late model 80 series GXL up on blocks with no wheels, very straight with what looked to be all the windows, still thinking what price I would have got it for if I had pulled up, wonder if this is from the same family.....
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:35

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:35
Around here where I live they usually burn them out as well when being dumped.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:49

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:49
Great photo, Rob, - wonder what's the story with the Toyota.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:14

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:14
that looks a lot like Diane Cilento's 80 only hers has a few dents

Dave O
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:35

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:35
Hi Rob.,,,
What sorta wet has there been your way this year so far??..
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 23:34

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 23:34
December and January below average rainfall February about average March has been wet so far. I will be down your way on tour mid to late April. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 08:16

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 08:16
I have to ask because i couldnt think of one place you would want to come down here for......
Where are you coming to?
And thanks for the water report...
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 10:17

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 10:17
Sounds as tho you are not too happy livin down that way Voxson. I have been chartered for a private tour for 2 months by a lovely Swiss lady. Cairns Birdsville Flinders Ranges Kangaroo Island Albany Esperance Then up the West Coast to Broome Darwin then back to Cairns. This will be the 3rd year she has flown in from Europe to tour Australia. We have done over 65k klms together so far. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:53

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:53
What would you do without Rosie to while away the months.

You must have a very understanding misses!!!

Enjoy your time and remember we want to see some photos.

Cheers, Patrick
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:57

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 13:57
>You must have a very understanding misses

That's what I was thinking too :)
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 20:26

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 20:26
After 25 years my Mrs thinks its a bonus when I disapear for a few months. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 23:51

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 23:51
Well if i had a choice of other places to live it would be either Cairns or Darwin,,, but more so Cairns...
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 20:23

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 20:23
Unless your in prison.....you have a choice Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:17

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:17
A long time ago, a wise woman suggested a philosophy to me:

"we do... what we want to do...."

I think it's correct.

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:28

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 21:28
Hi Rob, Care to email that pic? (not the yota!) If its 2 meg or so I can blow it up, would look great on the wall laminated at say A1 size, if you email the address of yours I can most likely do two!

thanx

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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 19:41

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 19:41
On its way Bonz.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 22:00

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 22:00
Rob,

What sort of camera do you use? Almost a silly question, to ask if it's film.

As for the 80, saw a grey turbo one like this in Jabiru, a couple of years ago. Really depressed me, the way it was being treated. Say no more....

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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 19:42

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 19:42
Fuji S 5500 didgital. Fantastic camera. Cheers Rob
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