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Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:13
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Off on Friday at last. Over to the West via the GJR and Kidson, down through the Pilbera to Perth and back via the windy cold flat bit down the bottom :)
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:16

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:16
You take care now Footy. I know you'll enjoy yourself.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:22

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:22
Thanks Gramps. I'll have fun, but will anyone else within 200K of me? LOL
Mind you, I have a lot of quiet fun these days. But I'm sure to come home with enough stories of people and events to last me until the next trip. Especially as I'm probably meeting a well known Explorozite with a beard, in a Nissan and pulling a trailer. I just hope he doesnt rename me foot rot ! :)))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:50

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:50
you mean the guy who wants a cat hat?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:09

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:09
Plenty of feral cats if that's his desire I guess.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:22

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:22
Have a great time Jim, safe travels.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:23
Thanks Geoff. No need to tell you to have fun wile I'm away, I know you will :))
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:51

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:51
Have a great trip Footy. Great bit of dirt that your travelling over. Not sure about the bearded one as he normally doesn't have a beard but take him some anti grumpy tablets and you'll be fine. You can buy them anywhere. They are in a packet with the name Cadbury Topdeck marked on the front. He's also partial to donuts too. The more jam and cream the better.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:57

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:57
Thanks, Dezi. I'll take the appropriate medication for him, but he might end up with just the wrappers :) My bro who'se coming along this time is bringing a book to read "while waiting for the search aircraft" :))))))
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:02

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:02
If that's your brothers confidence in you, leave him behind at Kalgoolie and bring home a "more Interesting" travell companion.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:08

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:08
heheheh....Well if I run into the " hitch hiking Swedish Netball team", I'll give em your address :))
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:52

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:52
You have yourself one very excellent adventure mister!
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:12

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:12
Brian, never thought of it as an adventure, more of a money trail :((
Whatever happens and wherever we get to, there's sure to be a yarn or 5 involved.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 00:03

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 00:03
F'loosie, will miss you sitting up watching the tennis mate. Have no doubt Gramps will keep us stirred up though. If you come back via the GOR don't forget to look us up. Bonz is near by and will be getting back about the time you come home.

Please restrict your fun though, don't do anything I wouldn't {;-)> Say g'day to my Bro if you see him - the grumpy guy with the beard and the trailer behind the GQ
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:14

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:14
" don't do anything I wouldn't "...geez John, that would just about make me eligible to be the Pope, wouldn't it ? Yep if I catch up with the travelling circus I'll definately say gooday for you.
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Reply By: Member - greg S (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:25

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:25
Morning Footloose,(and brother)
Good luck on your trip and hope all goes well. Hope to see some piccies when you get back..

Greg
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:16

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:16
Hi Greg, thanks for the wishes. Yep will show some pix upon return, warts and all. You know, the kind of stuff that nobody else mentions, the 17 blow outs, sleeping in the camel dung, forgetting to bring the toothpaste or whatever :))
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 14:53

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 14:53
Footie ,
Are you leaving because I came back ? Have a great time and take plenty of woolies for those desert nights .
Cheers ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:04

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:04
Willie, I have a special recipe to get through cold nights. Its called sleep. Yep, beanie etc (makes me look like a little fat garden nome but who cares) and anything else I can put on. Believe it or not but even Qld gets vewwwy chilly in winter(especially in my valley).
Actually I'm leaving because I couldnt see your trip report so I thought I'd better go and check that the places are still there :)))))))
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 16:08

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 16:08
Welcome back Willie. Looking forward to hearing tales of your adventures.
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Reply By: Member - Ian S (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:03

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:03
Hi Jim,

Enjoy it all and I'll give you a wave as you pass by on the Plenty Highway.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:08

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:08
Thanks Ian, I'll beep the horn :)))
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:49

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:49
goodday footy
quick question did you end up with a hf radio and if so did you joinvks737 and if so what is your call sign
we head off on the 15 -07-06 hopefully into the simpson and the hf is on about 90% of the time or you can take my call sign aand have a listen during sked times

anyway have a bloody good trip

steve
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 16:38

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 16:38
Steve, I've "always" had HF, and have been a member of 737 for years. I'll be on at sked time, and usually scanning during the day (Q4223, selcall the same) except when I'm on the amateur travellers net 14116.
Have a great trip. Nice country out there.
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 18:24

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 18:24
goodday f/l
sorry mate must have been thinking about somebody else getting ready for a trip with the radio
have put your callsign into the listen out for page of the travel diary 17 days to go and wishing we were on the move already

steve
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 19:03

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 19:03
Footloose,

Wishing you wide horizons, clear skies and happy travelling. We'll be following you across the Gary Junction in the first week of August. Will look forward to reading your report and seeing your photos when you get home again.

Best wishes

Viv
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:59
Thanks Viv. I'll be sure to pass along my soon to be current knowledge :)) I can tell you its dry out there at the moment, and I'm more worried about tyres on the Plenty than the GJR.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:39

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:39
Footie,

Countdown not far away now, eh?

Further bit of info, from friends who travelled Plenty from here mid-June, who I mentioned in another post.

Had a post card from them, from the Alice, & I quote: "- on the Plenty, which had fewer(enormous) bulldust holes but more corrugations than the Donahue" unquote.

Not trying to scare you, Footie, just a factual account.

Weather great out here at moment, makes all this talk of retirement, even more enticing. Roll on July, '07.

Take care,
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:54

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:54
Thanks Bob, I'm afraid that I don't scare that easily (unfortunately). I expect it to be cut up a bit until Tobermary , ordinary until Jarvois and bloody corregated to the tar. Thats going on what I know of that track by experience. I'll take 2 days to do it this time, probably stay around Jarvois.
Great on the retirement date, you'll really enjoy it if you have managed to scrape a few sheckles together.
Cheers
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