World Overlanders

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 07:31
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Tony T (Vic) has just let me know about a web site for those interested in following an overland adventure from UK to Oz and back, see:

www.hectorsadventures.com/

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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 07:55

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 07:55
That is amazing that people actually do that. Me and some mates joked around about something very similar one night but to cover the world......up around the North when it's winter so you can cross places when the water is frozen...etc

But this is real stuff....so very cool
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris D (Newcastle) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:00

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:00
Troll 81 would you like references to some more overland sites to look at?
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:25

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:25
Yea that will be cool...I am still going through the one above. I wonder how much money something like this will cost.....
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Reply By: optimist - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 13:09

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 13:09
Modern day reminder of Peking to Paris. Wasnt that a great series. Seems to me it helped break down any mental barriers we may have about differentn races. eg The hospitality of the Russian people to these travellers & more.
Average Aussie would probably want to see you on your way pronto!
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 00:14

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 00:14
This couple from Alice Springs have done a few world treks in their Troopy. Fascinating read.

www.geocities.com/gkingsmill/
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris D (Newcastle) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 06:57

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 06:57
Thanks Willem,

I was the enquirer in late May that asked about Beijing to Paris and you sent the Kingsmill's site to me. With some help from member Tony T (Vic) I have found a number of other interesting sites, if you would like I could send them to you.

Do you have an interest in overland travel outside of Oz?

Chris
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 10:47

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 10:47
Hi Chris

Ahh yes, remember now...LOL

Unfortunately the time for me has passed doing those kind of treks. I would have loved to have done them. Money and health have flown out the window however and I will be restricted to staying within the confines of Oz...:o) As it is I am most likely on my last Big Trip this year departing 20th for the western deserts for 10 weeks or so.

Over the years I have done a bit of 4x4 stuff in South Africa, Namibia, Angola and also in California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and Arizona in the USA but most of the real stuff was done here in Oz. Have covered most of the major routes and am now filling the tracks in between. Havent been to Cape York or Tasmania but they are on the list of must do's before I lose the capability or the fuel price hits $2.50lt.

Regards

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Follow Up By: Member - Chris D (Newcastle) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 16:17

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 16:17
Willem,

Where in the "western deserts" will you be heading? Will Jeddah be along also?

Chris
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:17

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:17
I've got a bone to pick with you blokes.
I'm supposed to be plastering and tiling this weekend. Supposed to be, about lunch time I found this thread with the world travel links.
Well, I've put up about 10 metres of cornice, set several dozen nail holes and that's it.
Been thoroughly enthralled by all of these world travels.

Thanks for the links,
Geoff.
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