CANCELLED - Normanton - Booroloola...

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 19:28
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Very sadly :( this leg of our trip has been CANCELLED by the Commander in Chief on the grounds that the corrugations / dips / wet crossings / stones / dust could potentially do damage or harm to her 50% title to the Discovery...
The CIC does not allow any right of appeal...
We are now proceding South down the Matilda to Cloncurry - then West via Isa, Camoweal, to 3 Ways and therefrom continue on our counter-clockwise circuit...
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Reply By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 20:51

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 20:51
You could always appoint a new Commander in Chief
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:20

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:20
Yep! Time to upgrade to a new younger and more adventurous model !! Out with the old and in with the new ! :) Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 16:13

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 16:13
R a story in a yachting mag years ago about a guy who left Perth with his brand new bride to sail around the world. She became so sea sick that they had to turn back. A couple of years later he set off with another brand new bride. Better luck the second time apparently.
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Reply By: Rockape - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:50

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:50
Such is life,
From Barkly Homestead go back up to Cape Crawford and out to Borroloola. Just be aware they are roadtrain rated roads and the last few K's into and out of Cape Crawford you should be careful, as the road is single lane bitumen that has reduced visibility on the corners. Drop your speed here and be ready to pull over as much as you can.

Then take precious up to the Lost City, because that is what it was made for.
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:52

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 at 21:52
Told you to buy a cruiser ......... i would far rather dirt than bumper to bumper old farts .... hahahaha
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 17:09

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 17:09
Id have to ask why The Commander in Chief wanted a 4 x 4?

Of all the excuses I have Heard....well!!!

Give it to me I will show the Commander in Chief where it really can go and I will not hold back :0))))

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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 20:02

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 20:02
Oh dear, there are many places I went with my ex I wouldn't have gone by myself. If I have anything to thank him for it is those experiences & the confidence & desire to go to those places even alone. The car is insured isn't it?
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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 22:30

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 22:30
In all Fairness to the CIC...
A poster in the original "Normanton - Booroloola" thread, did say that at 'one' wet crossing, the water was above the tops of the wheels...
Didn't say how high the wheels were...
On a Jayco Discovery, the tops of the wheels are above the level of the lower vent of the door; and above the 240v accessory outlet...
The CIC saw that post...
An ingress of River Water into the interior of the van isn't really desirable...
In addition, the CIC pointed out (probably quite correctly) that the sealing around the bottom of the van was unlikely to withstand "submersion" - it's not a boat..!!! And that the base of the van is only made of ply-board...
So she was RIGHT... of course... to alter our route plan...
And as to the rhetorical question "You are Insured... Aren't You..??" Well - yes, the van is insured with RAA Premium - BUT I doubt very much that they would pay out on an attempt to float it across the Robinson River..!!!

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