National Gathering ?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:28
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Apparently there was an EO national gathering last year somewhere out in the desert. How often does this event take place, are there plans for another this year?
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L- Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 13:03

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 13:03
Hi Sargent Dan
I am sure there was a gathering in Birdsville in July last year. We arrived in Birdsville on the Sunday night ( delayed for 3 days at Mungerannie because of all the rain) and did not see any EO members. We were on a tight schedule for for the Hay River Trip and could not stay any longer in Birdsville, because of the 3 lost days.

Keep an eye out for the post for when it is happening again.

Cheers

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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 13:59

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 13:59
Ahhh yes!!! The first National EO Meet was scheduled for early July 2005.

Unfortunately rain interfered with many plans and only 7 vehicles met up in Birdsville and stayed with Ruth and Ian at the Birdsville Caravan park.

We went out for a couple of short drives, as well as a play on Big Red and had a big cookup below BR on the Sunday arvo.

A good time was had by all.

On the Monday morning a window of oppertunity arose when the Birdsville Track re-opened for a brief period and some of us made a dash for it. I still have some track mud stuck under the GQ...lol
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:28

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:28
Wow sunds like fun.

I propose we have another in two months time on the banks of the Murray River. Would you post it in the member trip thingy please.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:38

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:38
post it for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of June
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:54

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:54
Sargent Dan

I have a very busy trip schedule the next 6 months but may be able to squeeze some time off inbetween.

Please email me through my website below and tell me what you are proposing

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:51

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:51
ok Willem, you don't have to attend it's just the trip needs to be posted by a member.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 18:37

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 18:37
Sargent Dan

Why don't you become a Member and then you can post it yourself?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 18:47

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 18:47
Thats to hard.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:34

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:34
Not ready to commit yet Willem. Once I become a member of somethng I have to give it all.

Good evening John, we can count on you can't we.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 11:23

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 11:23
ok Willem all sorted. The Place will be Lake Hattah Campground 2nd to the 5th June
fireplaces but not much wood so bring some in, bring water. Long drop dunny, no Dogs, camp fees apply. Just post it up and I'll answer all the questons.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park protects an area of 48,000 hectares 580 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. It lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals and vegetation thrive in the poor, sandy soils and searing summers.

Hattah-Kulkyne is special because of the flow of permanent water in the nearby Murray River and the freshwater Hattah Lakes seasonally filled by creeks connected to the Murray which provide food and shelter for waterbirds and fish. These lakes can remain full for up to ten years without flooding, but flooding generally occurs, on average, once every two years.

info about the park is available here

www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:58

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:58
I am afraid that you are not listening to me.

I asked you to email me but you did not choose to do so.

You have assumed I would put a trip up.

I suggested that you become a member and you have made a flimsy excuse.

Ask someone else to put the trip up as I will not be available for the next 7 weeks or so and inevitably people will try and contact me.

I doubt if I will be able to get down to your proposed meet.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:07

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:07
He said it all further up the thread "Not ready to commit yet Willem"

Hmmm!!! I somehow have doubt's he even owns a 4wd.
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Reply By: Redback - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:24

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:24
Yep Willem is correct, i orginised it back when i was a member, the guys that turned up had a good time, you read about our trip in this link Site Link

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Some of the gang at the Dingo caves

And at Big Red


Baz.

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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:32

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:32
At Big Red


Some of the gang at the Dingo caves


Baz.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:34

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:34
Why are you no longer a member, you would have been just the man for this years gathering.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:40

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:40
Well thats a long story and has to do with another gathering at Murry Sunset, nothing to do with anyone at the gathering, just a hicup opon return.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:44

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:44
Oh if your waiting for any NSW members to start a gathering, don't hold your breath.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:45

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 14:45
wow, that's a shame, can you shorten it a little.

You be in for the Murray River this year. Willem will post the trip and I'll work out the nitty gritty details.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:53

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:53
So Baz why do the NSW crew have their nose out of joint ?
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:50

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:50
Don't know why, the Vic and SA guys do heaps of trips, even the QLDlanders do a few now.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 08:00

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 08:00
because all the NSW blokes and gals are Latte sipping snobs hahahahahaha

Couldn't resist Baz lol
I knew if i waited long enough , you would give me opening lol
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 08:48

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 08:48
BOOM BOOM Rocky........LOL
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:10

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:10
Sounds like a great idea Sargent Dan. I missed the last one due to the rain and arrived a day late with Roachie and his crew. We met Willem heading back down the B/Ville track. Where abouts on the river do you have in mind? I probably can't make it but you never know.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:50

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 17:50
Somehere around Mildura. There are a number of suitable spots. Shame about the rain.
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