Western Nullarbor Journey

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 08:54
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Hi,

After being advised that the access track along the Trans Australia Railway is closed east of Rawlinna, we have decided to travel from Kalgoorlie as far as we are permitted, then turn southwards to the Eyre Highway and come out at bleeplebiddy & return east along the bitumen. Looking at the Hema 'Great Desert Treks' S.W. sheet, there are a number of tracks that we can use to do this.

Has anyone been this way of recent times or got any information?

Dick
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:56

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:56
bleeple shells
bleeple biscuits
digging for bleeples
bleeples for bait
frozen bleeples

How Bizzare... How Bizzare......._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:58

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:58
bleep fighting_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:37

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:37
ShuttlebleepJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:45

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:45
bleep-a-doodle-dooCheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Richard Holland - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 14:42

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 14:42
My goodness, semantics, semantics. Must be a quiet afternoon.

'bleeplebiddy' is the place. Anyway, error is the price of skill, as they say.



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Reply By: Bleepwho - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 14:55

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 14:55
"Bleeplebiddy" it is.

The internal memo program that existed in the place I worked had some type of filtering process that was supposed to exclude inappropriate language, however, it was found that a great many appropriate words were being excluded because of their makeup. So it was done away with.

I wonder if my shortened name is appropriate?

Bleep Holland

On a more serious note, perhaps the guys that operate this web site can rectify this.

Bleep
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:44

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:44
I'm planning on doing the same in a few months.

I phoned up Westprint last week to get a copy of their Plumridge Lakes Map. Graeme told me that lots of people travel the Trans-Aust Railway track and they make a map that covers the full length of this track!!

Hema mark the bleeplebiddy to Rawlinna road as a station track.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:53

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:53
Hi Richard,

I did the same last August. I spoke to a railways employee at Rawlinna and they weren't aware that the track was closed, but I didn't have the time to double back if they were wrong so I didn't test that.

It took a couple of hours messing around to find the correct track south from Rawlinna, having a GPS really helped! Once on the right track it was quite easy to find the way with fairly regular signposts.

The correct track is through a station gate just to the west of the Rawlinna townsite. Look for the benchmarks that are marked on the map as a good guide to where you are.

The track is quite slow going in places, lots of limestone. Took about 4 hours from Rawlinna to Cokklebiddy (deliberate spelling!).

Cheers
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 12:30

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 12:30
I wish this was brought to my attention at the time I would have fixed it straight away. It has now been rectified due to someone actually email me the problem.

I DO NOT READ EVERY POST SO TELL ME WHEN IT IS NOT RIGHT SO I CAN FIX IT WILL YOU.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Always working, not enough travelling ;-)
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