Trip 2008 Anne Beadell Hwy

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If anyone would like to check out my photos of our latest trip please do so theres 480 of them .. LOL

will try and do a report tomorrow

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Richard

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Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 06:20

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 06:20
Just spent the last hour and a bit looking at the photos, they tell the story of your trip beautifully and make me realise just much I miss home.
Well done, mate. I envy you.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:21

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:21
Thanks Dennis

It was a good trip

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:50

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:50
Excellent photos Richard; I stopped at 243 will have a further look when I get home tonight.
Excellent timing with the posting of your photos Richard as I'll be heading around that area at the end of the month for 16 days. The corrugations didn't look as bad as I've heard, which is good. Interesting to note all the new camp sites that have been built which makes camping a little easier.
You would think that people could take their rubbish with them or bury it deep, wouldn't you.Ruins it for everybody else who follows them.
BTW did you find any water in any of the rock holes?
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:27

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:27
Duncan

we passed 20 vehicles and over took 1, we where being told that east of Emu where the worst corrugations they have ever seen, except for the WA side it was the fastest part of the trip, I we could get into third.. LOL

No good trip it's meant to be ruff, thats why we buy 4WD's for, unless your in a rush.

Water in Rock Holes no, it had rained around Emu to Cooper Pedy but all OK. most had dried out by the time we travelled on it.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:55

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:55
Nice one Richard, It brings back some good memories.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:29

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:29
Yes it was a good trip John, glad we did it.

have to make a booking to run the Roadhouse when we retire..

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:41

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 12:41
Enjoyed those Richard. 18 days to go before I depart. Pulling the last of the permits together now. Cheers. Mick.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:33

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:33
where you off to Mick?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:40

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:40
Back to Rudall River via Surveyor generals Corner, Hunt Oil Road, Canning to Durba, then west on the Puntawarri, and others. Plan to spend a fortnight in Rudall exploring and then out the back way up to Skull Springs Track, and across the Boreline track popping out at 80 Mile Beach for a wash. Come home via the Wapet, Gary Junction, Veevers, Sandyblight, Uluru, Alice, Hay River and the Simpson down to Innamincka and home to Melbourne via the Flinders. 9,400 km and two months. Can hardly wait.
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Reply By: Member - Dick (Int) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:26

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:26
Hi Richard

Great photo's, I could not get away from them once I started looking. Looks like you had a fantastic trip. You did not take your offroad van, did you consider the road to be too rough.

I am planning to go through that area in Sept and was going to tow my TVan. Do you think I will have any problems with the TVan.



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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:39

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:39
Hi Dick

We will not tow anything in the again after the old CT broke on the Kidson.

Will take only the Troopy and tent it, the off road van will be used on dirt roads (I,m a chicken).

The last two vehicles we passed had TVans behind them, didn't even stop to talk when we pulled off the road for them, oh well. (they where driving Nissan's). LOL

To me the AB, is less a hard drive than the Kidson (washouts) and Gunbarrel (corrugations).

The Troopy and TVan will make it no problems, run low tyre pressures and take it slow..

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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 15:09

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 15:09
Hi Richard

Yes I agree that towing any type of trailer on these tracks is an added risk and I can understand why you are not doing it as it is something you don't need to do particularly after you have had a problem previously.

I have a good OzTent and am thinking that is probably the best way to go. I travel alone so camping in a tent is really no problem and I can erect the Oztent easier then I can set up the TVan fully.
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:48

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:48
Great pix...I look forward to the trip report.
Thanks Richard.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:51

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:51
Interesting comments on the Kidson BTW.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:33

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:33
Whys that footy?
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:15

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:15
I'd been led to believe that the AB was far worse.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:03

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:03
Maybe because it,s longer so theres more bumps ... LOL, but the road doesn't have as many side tracks as the two others.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:23

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:23
Wow Richard - what an amazing journey captured in glorious colours for us to enjoy and envy. How long were you away?

We are staying at Wickham for a couple of weeks before heading off to the Kimberley, and possibly if all goes well, the Tanami and back through the Central Road.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:31

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:31
We left on the 12/05/08 got back on the 26/05/08 to Bruce Rock for the rest of the week. Back home in Perth last night, back to work on Tue. dam it.

I,m still getting around to writing a report, been stuffing around on the site to much updating places and trips.

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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:45

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:45
nice one Richard,

was going to be doing an AB/GB/CS loop next year, not so sure I can afford it all now but your pics gave me some tonic.

thanks for the pics, good stuff.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:59

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:59
Only cost $1415.03 in fuel for the trip, min $1.796/l max $2.30/l who knows what it will cost next year, still it works out to be 27 cents per km... LOL

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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:22

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:22
Good trip Richard, enjoyed looking at all the photos. Took me a while.

Do you know what the historic marker is 2 kms west of Ooldea, marked on Natmaps? Or is it the Daisy Bates sign you took a photo of?

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:40

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:40
Alan

this is the historic marker (fingers crossed) Monument to Joining of the east and west section of Railway line 17th October 1917

I have up loaded my plot file now as well

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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:02

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:02
Thanks,

Learn something new everyday.

Will download your plot.

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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 14:16

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 14:16
Hi Richard.
Just finished your marvelous photos.
You must have had agreat trip exploring a wonderful part of the countryside.
Cheers.
Vince
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Reply By: Member - Joan M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:08

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:08
Hi Richard,
Just waved hubby and mates off last night for their big trip, 4 weeks. Needless to say I,m green with envy.
They are heading to Broken Hill- Leigh Creek - Oonadatta- Chambers Pliiar- Finke- Alice Springs and spending a week in Glen Helen until meeting up with another group to continue out to Kintore- Warakurna- Warburton- Neale Junction-Anne Beadell H'way- Coober Pedy and take a week from there to get back to W'gong.
I feel better having seen your photos of AB H'way as the condition of the road had been a concern.
Have only seen 210 pics so far, but look forward to enjoying the rest.
Won't be staying at home next time.
Cheers,
Joan
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:41

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:41
Here a cross link Trip report 2008
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