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    I must apologise for not being very active lately, but I have been preparing for an 8 week trip to the Kimberleys. I've been busy beefing up the suspension og the fourby and rewiring the camper as the standard wiring was very light and I did not want to risk a meltdown while we were in some remote location.
    I will try and post a daily photo, depending on internet connection. It will probably on ly be taken with an Ipad, but there will be plenty of DSLR images when I get back.

    Here's the itinerary:

    Tooradin
    Renmark
    Hawker
    Farina
    Marree
    Haligan Bay
    Mount Dare
    Chambers Pillar
    Boggy Hole
    Palm Valley
    Alice Springs
    Red Bank Gorge
    Sandy Blight Junction
    Kiwikurra
    Carawine Gorge
    Marble Bar
    80 Mile Beach
    Broome
    Derby
    Windjana Gorge
    Mt. Hart Homestead
    Bell Gorge
    Manning gorge
    Drysdale River Station
    Mitchell Plateau
    Drysdale
    Wyndham
    Katherine
    Tennant Creek
    Alice Springs
    Coober Pedy
    Port Pirie
    Horsham
    Tooradin


    All packed up, hooked up and ready to go.
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  • #2
    Looks like quite a good trek John, should be plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
    I hope it all goes to plan for you.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress pics, iPad is fine.
    Cheers, Brad.

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    • Gary H
      Gary H commented
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      I'm not normally a jealous person, but in this case ............... What a fantastic trip, so keep those photos coming. And if you need someone to let the tyres down, and pump them up again, or fetch the water, or boil the billy, or whatever, don't hesitate to ring.. Have a safe trip.

      Cheers, Gary

    • dee kay
      dee kay commented
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      What a wonderful itinerary You are so lucky to be able to do this.Cant wait to see a photo of BOGGY HOLE. Stay safe Dee Kay..

  • #3
    Just saw a post that you had called in at Ironwood's - looking at your map it seems you may have turned right instead of left at Alice Springs.
    I'm still available to boil your billy, or even navigate! Hope the trip is going well - looking forward to lots of photos.

    Cheers, Gary

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    • Ironwood
      Ironwood commented
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      You are correct Gary, John did take a right turn and is now heading down the Qld coast. I will leave him to tell the story when he gets back on the forum.

  • #4
    Looking forward to your photos GJ. Enjoy your well earned trek and most of all - stay safe.

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    • #5
      G'day John, hope the trip is going well. If you travel down the coast through Sydney we would be pleased to catch up with you. When not home in the big smoke we can be found two hours south and have plenty of room for visitors or campers to stay, at Lake Wollumboola, near Nowra.

      Cheers, Gary

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      • #6
        I have finally got around to processing some of the photos I took on our recent trip. Unfortunately, due to various factors we decided to split from the group we were traveling with at Alice Springs and went out own way. We headed north and then turned right on to the Barkley Highway and headed toward the East Coast. Not to self, do not ever drive east on the Barkley, bloody headwind all the way.

        Anyway, here a a few images from our first stop at Farina Station.

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        • #7
          I love them all GJ. That vehicle is classic and the PP on the old Transcontinental Hotel really fits the era. I always like to read up on the places that are posted and just a bit of trivia, the 2006 census had the Farina population at 55.

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          • Isac
            Isac commented
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            I just used my (free) vintage photo effect on this and it made it look even older!

          • Grumpy John
            Grumpy John commented
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            Local population of 55, and around 300 campers :-)

        • #8
          A good start there John, love the old truck.
          Cheers, Brad.

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          • Grumpy John
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            I don't remember the make of truck, but it had a Holden 253 V8 engine and Landcruiser running gear. It was getting a lot of admiring glances.

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          End of the line at Marree.
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          • #10
            Lake Eyre and The Bubbler at Halligan Point.

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            • #11
              What an awesome adventure and some great pics.
              Cheers Rum Pig

              It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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              • #12
                We are lucky to live in such a diverse country. I hadn't heard of the Bubbler before.
                Cheers, Brad.

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                • #13
                  Along the Oodnadatta Track.

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                  • #14
                    I really like that image of the stockyard, nice work.
                    Cheers, Brad.

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                    • Grumpy John
                      Grumpy John commented
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                      Thanks Brad, flat on my stomach with the Sigma 8-16 at 12mm.

                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      Great perspective.
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