WANNA TRACK ME - Again?? :-)

Submitted: Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:38
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Well it has been 12 months since my last trip (CSR) so tomorrow morning I am 'back on the road' again and heading up to Cape York for 1 month

I have set up a couple of web pages so those of you who are interested can follow me using my SPOT messenger

I find the jason website is easier to navigate, easier and quicker to load, you can leave or view messages and the trip stays there as a permanent record

I hope to be mobile by 7:00am from Wagga heading towards Bourke

If you have the time, and the inclination, check out my progress


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Basically I will be using the ExploreOz notes for the trekSite Link

Cya in a months time :-) off to bed now to try and get some shut eye


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Reply By: tonbon - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:37

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:37
Have a great trip Kiwi, will be watching with interest. Tony
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:42

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:42
I see he is on the road earlier than stated LOL

6:40 am and he was off LOL

Have a good trip


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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 08:10

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 08:10
Have a great trip. W did it the same time last year and had a ball.
If you like to fish...there's a fishing guide in Seisia called Jay Arnold 0417 617 458, top bloke & excellent guide.

See you on the map :-)
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Reply By: Geoff & Karen - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 10:25

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 10:25
Sorry I couldn't go with you Terry, but thanks for asking me over and over again!
Maybe Geoff might let me go with you next time. Please dont freeze like you did a couple of weeks ago on our night drive, when you decided to camp out.......lol.
Have a wonderful trip and we will be tracking you to see where you get to. And remember....what happens on your trip stays on your trip.........wink wink..........
Travel safe and see you when you get back.
Karen
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 15:38

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 15:38
Gidday karen

well I am back in Wagga - geeze was it THIS cold all the time I was away?? :-)

mid 30s all the time - NO rain and a great time

All went well except for 1 small stone chip in the windscreen courtesy of 1 rather large raod train :-(

Already in the planning for 2010 so let Geoff know early that you are coming with me :-))

Hope to see you boith at the next Wagga 4x4 club night
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Follow Up By: Geoff & Karen - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 16:46

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 16:46
Done,,,,,,,he knows !!!!!!!
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 16:45

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 16:45
Looks like he made to just north of Bourke for the night as he hasn't moved for over an hour ;)


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 20:00

Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 20:00
He as made it to Barcaldine so far.

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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:09

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:09
Looks like in a couple of sections there was a good tail wind .... : )

Other sections looks like high fuel price .... :(

Barcy lools like a whoops .... : )))

Very good though
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Reply By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:26

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:26
He's made it to Cairns. Looks like he's stopped at some roadhouse beside the Capt. Cook Hwy.
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 17:42

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 17:42
Gidday guys and guyesses

Well I am sitting here on the bank of a small river just 5km North of Coen sipping a rum and coke in my shorts and tee :-)

The run up has been great no problems and very enjoyable

The road into Musgrave was like a highway, smooth as a babies bottom and the road between Musgrave and Coen much the same - ,lotys of raod works and I would say this time next year it will all be tarseled.

Thanks for all the well wishes and it is good to see that you are following me and keeping an eye on me :-))


Will be in touch later on

Cheers and beers

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 17:57

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 17:57
Terry,
Great to hear everything is going well for you.

There are some lovely little sandy creeks all the way up the cape from what I can remember.

I have a look at your SPOT web page most afternoons.

Sounds to me like the cape has changed since I went there all those years ago!

Enjoy the rest of your trip,

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 15:25

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 15:25
Looks like the KiwiAngler made it to the tip of the top.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 16:16

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 16:16
And Wayne is on the Canning Stock Route: Wayne

They are both doing very well!

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Reply By: landseka - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:47

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:47
They made it to the "TIP" this morning.

Got the photo and on the way back now.

Lucky them

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 09:32

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 09:32
In Parkes Friday night 27th June, looks like you are home a week early.

I hope everything is Ok.

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 15:43

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 15:43
Hi Geoff

All ok mate - just did it a bit quicker than planned

Saw and did heaps - caught a couple of fish - those barras can fight

Ran into rain just south of Emerald and have had it all the way back to Wagga

The week I have cut this trip short by will go into the 'kitty' for next years trip :-)))

Glad to see you followed my antics mate :-)))
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 22:40

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 22:40
HiTerry,

I'm glad it all went well for you, a truly magic place is Cape York!

Yep, Barra sure do put up a fight.

Now for the next adventure,

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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 23:53

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 23:53
Well Guys and Guyesses

I got back to Wagga today at about noon (but I know you already knew that as some of you were following me via spot:-) I had an amazing time with the only damage being a small chip on the windscreen due to a road train flicking a rock up as it passed me.

Highlights were (in no particular order):

what a great country I live in
bush camping
Palm Grove camp site - Cairnes
historic places and buildings
Porcupine Gorge
start of OTT
Nolans Creek crossing
Brumbies, snakes,brolgas,bush turkeys,Emus,crocs,barras,sting ray,water snakes.
Captain Billys Landing
Elim Beach - cloured sands
Chilli Beach - polluted beach
"The Tip"
Cape Melvil
the 2 mates I travelled with
portable fridges and freezers - cold beer and rum and coke sitting in chair looking at stars in the pitch black.
home and my own bed

Thanks for following me on my journey - dont just think about doing it! - DO IT!

cheers and beers
K.A.

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