Any trips to Lake Eyre happening?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 00:01
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Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone is planning a trip to Lake Eyre & its surrounds as the floodwaters reach it in the next month or so? My wife & I are interested if anyone is considering it. Look forward to the responses.

Cheers,
Jimbo
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 00:21

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 00:21
I will be passing that way around late april early may and possibly back that way in June
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:18

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:18
Hmmmm Looking at your Rig Pic....which one is your wife???...:-)
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:12

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:12
shush Willie, they're his daughters
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:16

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:16
no, no Bonz.

look again.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:19

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:19
I have looked eight times Bushfix, there are four sisters two of which are most likely twins, all of which are T R O U B L E hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 00:28

Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 00:28
yeah sorry Bonz, can't reply, still looking.....


night all.
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Follow Up By: Desert Rat - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:23

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:23
Living In ROXBY DOWNS (SA) and have been thinking about making the trip to Mulloorina Stn/ Cooper Creek/ Lake Eyre for a few nights camping with the wife to check any traces of flood water. -If ya still looking for company give us a yell!
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:48

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:48
Don't get your hopes up about seeing floodwater in Lake Eyre - it is still marvellous place without any water.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:56

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:56
Hi Ruth
The decking looks very impressive. What is that green stuff in the background. Regards to Ian.


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Stephen
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 15:27

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 15:27
Hey Stephen, that green stuff is called grass - not that you in SA would remember - you've sure had your fill of hot days! Whilst I was typing on here Ian finished the decking on the back deck as well - he's now having a beer to celebrate (how unusual) and watching the cricket.
When all the rain happened here (and floods) I was stuck on Norfolk Island in the rain, wind and fog - ended up having an extra week (I didn't mind at all - it was terrific over there) but I didn't meet up with another EO Kevin Murphy as he was stuck at Sydney Airport trying to get to the Island. As it was I couldn't get back to here on the day because it was all flooded and would have stayed in Brisbane (with the kids). Ian and his mate had gone to Birdsville (fishing) and for New Year whilst I was on the Island. Am going back to NI in December to see it in the sun!
Hope the 'olds' are well - please give them our best. By the way, we'll be in Birdsville from just after Easter until Sept or so. You got trips planned this year?
Ruth
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 17:20

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 17:20
Hi ya Ruth,

If your going to be in Birdsville from Easter, you could whip over to Innamincka for the National Gathering in July.

Drag Ian away from those fish for a while.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:03

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:03
Hi Sand Man - it's on the planning calendar! Just talking to Birdsville on the 'dog and bone' and the Diamantina is over the old causeway just near town (not enough to go into Lake Eyre tho) and everyone's going fishing tomorrow - to the sacred fish hole just near town, getting good yellow-belly and black bream. Planning on seeing everyone at Innamincka - hopefully down thru Walkers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 20:06

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 20:06
Hi Ruth
Taking off for 3 weeks in June, West from Yulara, Abandoned Section of Gunbarrel, back up to Giles, then Sandy Blight Junction Track, Kintore, Papunya etc. Could alway make room for you and Ian

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 17:05

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 17:05
G'day Ruth, so the Diamantina won't get to Lake Eyre either. That is bad luck. I have seen the references about the flood waters not even getting as far as the Darling as the landowners North of the border are pinching it. Not happening there too is it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:35

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:35
Stephen - that'll be a good trip! Jr - hi ya. No, got to have at least 6 metres at Diamantina Lakes to make it flood all the way to Lake Eyre. The water is just over the old causeway in Bdv but all that will do is give the kids some water to play in and keep the fish alive and kicking! Unfortunately, the water from the Cooper didn't make it to Lake Eyre in 2000 and it definitely won't make it this time - unless there is HUGE rain. The water from the Thompson, Bulloo and Barcoo goes the wrong way. People feel that as Lake Eyre is the big sunken dish in the middle that all rivers run into there (as logically you would think) but they go in all different directions - sometimes, it would appear, uphill. The other thing is that in 2000 there was huge rain on the western side of the Simpson and the Macumba and Neal Rivers flowed into the western side of Lake Eyre and then the Diamantina filled in from the top. What a sight that was.
Have been hearing a bit on TV and Radio beating up about Lake Eyre filling up - wish it were going to be true.
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:48

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:48
I flew over the channel country and Moomba and Lake Eyre on my way to Kalgoorlie. Don;t get your hopes up about the lake filling there is a lot of country to fill before there, and unless we get big follow up rain, it just isn't going to happen. Having daid that, we will be looking forward to some wildflowers this year if we do indeed have a La Nina year. Just need to time the trips right.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:37

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:37
Hi D & J, we'll be in Bdv from April - Sept this year due to a change in plans. So if it starts to fill up I'll be letting you know, don't worry.
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 16:45

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 16:45
IF it fills (or fills more than it is currently) I will probabaly fly up from Wagga and see it, as i can't find time to drive it - 'doing' CSR in July and work isn't THAT accomodating :-)))
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