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Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 17:09
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Just got back. 1. Rainbow Valley: conservation park so there was the obligatory 6" reinforced concrete to bang your tent pegs into!! Amazingly, the good folks at the conservation parks joke centre thought up an even better 'joke' - make the keep left road around the camping places the 'opposite' way round to the camping places - making it impossible for a towing vehicle to back into a spot!!!! Lots of mice-workman building a new plank path. 2. Owen Springs Reserve - brilliant!!...we had it to ourselves-thanks to folk that put us onto this gem. Only a small amount of lavatory paper/wet ones. 3. Alice Springs - well we like it!!! 4. Old Ghan Heritage route: most sidings liberally adorned with lavatory paper/wet ones and other human detritus. Wish everybody respected each others 'heritage' sites. The history in the bridge design etc is very interesting. 5. Oodnadatta: nice store-friendly people 6. William Creek: go straight past if you can! 7. Coward Springs: well run and the late and early dips great fun. 8. Alpana Station/Nungawurtina Hut: good to relax for few nights here-only just got out on Monday down the station track in the constant rain though. 9. There must be joke people at the Highways Dept too - pulled onto the 'hard' shoulder to unlock hubs just outside Blinman and the near side wheels sunk 3" into soft mud!!!

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Reply By: Member - jlAU (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 18:29

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 18:29
you sound very hard to please??
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:18

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:18
Bloody hell George.

Have a whinge mate!
Perhaps that reinforced concrete was a slab for caravan use?
William Creek, You have to be joking. One of the truly iconic outback places we have visited. Stayed for 3 nights the last time around because we liked the feel of the place. Been there twice.Must go again as we haven't met the "new" owners of the Pub.

I agree, you must be hard to please.


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Reply By: AdlelaideGeorge - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:33

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:33
6 out of my 9 are positive - you dopes!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - jlAU (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 22:09

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 22:09
fair point, just my first thoughts were ya sound like a "bldy wingin pom" :)
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Reply By: mikehzz - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:36

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:36
I don't know, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 out of 9 were given good raps. A winge about toilet paper refuse is pretty acceptable in my book. So the glass was actually half full really :-)
I have to disagree with William Creek. I thought it was very interesting and unusual but each to his own. Cheers Mike
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 23:13

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 23:13
gooday Adlelaide, you remind me of Victor Meldrew lol . I would have loved to been on the trip with you for a good laugh . I think your spot on with No 6 "drive on" - what is iconic about a heap for old licences pin to the wall !!! tackie " it was iconic when the photo below was taken , the former owner wanted to charge $ 20.for some directions ( what a chop) & as you said most places you liked . looking forward to your next trip "drive on victor"

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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:50

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:50
Thanks for the posts that incorporate a sense of humour and even of the ridiculous....you're right - some of us could have had a funny trip together!

I met several people on the jaunt that thought William Creek is a D9 job - my own experience there was that I 'forced' to stop in their caravan park, have a 'hot' (what a joke!) shower, and then wait until 10-00am next morning while the 'tyre bloke' got around to doing my puncture that I got on their premises for $50.00!!!

But hey - some travellers like that sort of thing.

By way of contrast, for the people in the information centre and flight booking office across the road from the pub, nothing was too much trouble


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