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Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:14
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I had a phone call last night from a familiar voice, it was Robyn, AKA Navagator 1.
Both Charlie and Robyn are heading to Rockhampton and dropped in this afternoon for a chat and coffee. They left full of cake and cuppa and info on a new rig, it should be good when they get it :)
They are camping tonight near the Calliope historical village on the Calliope River. I did a quick recce this morning for them as this area was under 4 feet of water 10 days ago due to localised flooding. It has dried out pretty well but I think the sandflies will be creating havoc.

As an added bonus I may finally meet the King Cane Toad tomorrow as well Trevor is heading south for home tomorrow and is also goning to call in for a chat and strong coffee (read beer). He said that he was going to camp at the river as well but he may ended up camping here LOL (I had better tell Sam)

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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:37

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:37
I'm glad you're not finding it too lonely out there. Sounds like your place could become the "Peterborough" of the north LOL
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:04

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:04
I just called Robyn to see if they were still at the river and found out that they continued on to Rockhampton, and also had another call from Trevor. He could be here tonight if Robyn and Charlie don't catch up with him in Rockhampton first :)

It will take a mammoth effort to out do Peterborough LOL

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PS How did Willem get on??
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:11

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:11
How long till your poor missus says "enough is enough?" LOL
Willem is fine and we'll hopefully have him fixed up with the necessary,tomorrow.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:14

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:14
Probably the day before she packs her bags LOL

Good to hear Willem has everything sorted
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 07:27

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 07:27
Kev I hope that they are in a motel as Rocky had 8 inches of rain last night, coupled with the flood peak yesterday means flooding everywhere.

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:04

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:04
From what Trevor just told me they stayed at the caravan park in a cabin that was very close to the water. They may have wet feet this morning LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:22

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:22
Talked to both of em, they have had wet tyres this morning so needed to reverse rather than do the river crossing. They were going to be orthodox after that and use the bridge ;-))))
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:32

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:32
With what they were talking about getting to replace the 80 with they won't need bridges :)

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 14:10

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 14:10
Something to pull the trailer for an excavator with, eh? Once a trucky, always a trucky. Robyn would be mean riding shotgun.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 14:13

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 14:13
I did suggest a Unimog complete with gun turrent so she could do a proper job as shotgun LOL
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:12

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:12
Say hello to Trevor for me Kev I am one od his stops going north, (Nanango) We use to live in Yeppoon not that far north of you now.
Cheers and all the best, might get to meet you at the big gathering.

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:16

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:16
I will be there with a Queensland Flag. I might discuss tatics with Trevor to prevent future napping of it LOL

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:36

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:36
Was showing Trevor my sand flag pole the other day, I think he wanted it hahaha, I had better find a good Qld flag for it to I think.
When or what date you leaving for Innamincka Kev, we will get away on the Saturday 28 June as we only have the school hols.
Anyway have a good night.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:41

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:41
We are leaving on the Monday morning and hope to get to St George or further. Then roll into Innaminka on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning. We need to be back in Calliope by the following Wednesday evening as the Outlaw leaves on the Thursday.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:47

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:47
Good mate have to have a chap on meeting up on the way out when we get a little closer, we are hoping Greg S Trevor and families will be able to travel out together with us.
chat again soon
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:51

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:51
I have available a 5 acre level block that we can camp on in St George if there is enough that want to meet up there. It is about 800kms thereabouts to Innaminka.
I might even stock up on fire wood in St George to take with us :)

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:17

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:17
Sounds like a great idea Kev just have to get our dates organised
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:36

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:36
I'll discuss it with Trevor in the morning :)
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:16

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:16
Hi Kev.
I see that next sundays "The Sunday Mail" has a 16 page camping guide which reveals Queensland's top 100 camping destinations.

I hope your backyard is mentioned LOL.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 13:08

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 13:08
They probably will LOL

Anyone else heading this way?? ha ha

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 19:57

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 19:57
Hi Kevin and Sam, we managed to internet connection in our cabin in Rockhampton. This camping isn't so bad!!!!!
Thanks for the afternoon tea on Sunday.
It was great to catch up with Trevor in the cabin before he headed off to Caliope.
By the way, it is only the very low lying areas in Rockhampton that are flooded. 95% of the town is fine.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:05

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:05
But are you in that 5% LOL

Hope to see you on the return trip

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:20

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:20
Hello to all of you. Good to finally add a few more faces to the screen names. You are welcome to drop me a line and catch up on my home turf any day you are in the area.

Navigator1, you keep our little cane toad secret between us hey? don't wont the info in the wrong hands hehehehe. Ooooppss you guys are bloody cockroaches aren"t you? too late now I suppose.

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:23

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:23
If they head through here I'll let you know Trevor so you can head them off before they cross the border LOL

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