Willem Report

Submitted: Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 08:09
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Morning All, just after 5:00 p.m. last evening Willem phoned in. They were 27 klms north of the French Line have coming south from the Geographical Centre. They left at 8:30 a.m. and it took them until 4:30 p.m. to do 72 klms. They were all exhausted (and exhilarated) but Willem said the dunes were so soft and so big and sandy that he thought he was back in Namibia.
Having a good time and learning lots.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 08:45

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 08:45
Hi Ruth, been raining here so they are just as well to be away from it up there. Good to get the update of how they have got on. I have no doubt we will get a few stories leak out of the tour party. Give our regards when they call next please.
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:06

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:06
morning john and others
i thought we had had all the rain here ?????
we were going out for a day of play around rubicon but postponed due to INCLEMENT weather

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:30

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:30
Going to fit muddies this week Steve. Had another 20mm over the last 24 hours here. Think the farm Rodeo needs them too. I din't think you were a piker mate from a day of play.
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:45

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:45
goodday john
no piker but like you i need some new shoelaces and with all the rain and knowing my boss(troop leader for the day ) i need some of those tyres they use for the burmese jungle mud run!!!!!!!!!
i dont know how much rain we have had but its been a bit
willems little tidbits worry me we were going to try the simpson at the start of august so we will wait and watch the reports

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:00

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:00
Going to tie on some STTs on Tuesday arvo an then I should have some grip, going the next size up. I don't know if I could use Centipedes, but I guess they look like tied shoelaces in real life.

I wonder if Willie going the unorthodox way is finding soft sand all that way. Hope he has real soft tyres and no doubt he has.
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Reply By: gordon - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:12

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:12
Yes Mad Dog Boonie was talking , was in bed but didnt catch what he said so NO you werent smoking the funny weed ha ha
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:44

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:44
How are The Tyres holding up, any damage. Did they find the marker they left behind back in the 80’s. ?
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:25

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:25
Thanks for reminding me - meant to say - they couldn't find the marker they put there in the 80's. Did a 20 klms radius drive - Willem would have spent more time looking if he could - they did find all the other markers that have been left since.
Didn't mention tyres last night - so that's a good sign.
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