New Year's Resolution

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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:20 pm

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Sunset at another bush camp...


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Len Beadel plaque located near junction of Great Central Road and Giles/Mulga Park Road which formed part of the original Gunbarrel Highway ‘back in the day’.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:29 pm

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One of the hidden gems in the area....this one was a rock hole on the Sady Blight Junction Road 27km north of Great Central Road which was worth the deviation.


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Lasseters Cave...poor bastard. Goes searching for gold and ends up perishing near the Olga’s after his camels did a runner with all his provisions on board. Tried to walk 130km in the desert with only 1.7 litres of water. His destiny was sealed from the beginning.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:50 pm

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Approaching the Olga’s from the West...this section had recently been sealed but for the vast majority it is still an ‘Adventure’. Not sure for how long though. You better tick it off your list before it becomes another National Highway.
There have been strong winds lately which kicked up a dust storm hence the aura around the Olga’s and the skyline.

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Uluru at sunset complete with parachutist. The same aura can be seen from dust storms created by strong wind. The Rock was closed this day due to the high winds.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:53 pm

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The following morning it was still closed to climbers so Jacki and I enjoyed one of the many walks around the base of the Rock.


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Aboriginal art around the base of the Rock.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:58 pm

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Later in the day the Rock was opened to climbers because the winds had died down....we also visited the cultural centre located near the Rock.


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We returned to the nearby Olga’s and walked one of the many gorge walks.


We leave tomorrow (Saturday) and head toward Mt Dare and the Simpson Desert. We could be off the grid for a while. See you on the other side.

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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:29 pm

G’day Slackers,

Update - Uluru to Birdsville via the Simpson Desert.
Arrived safely with no damage to equipment and no injuries to people. A fairly seamless journey across the Desert taking 4 days/3 nights. The flys were driving us nuts...never experienced anything like it before. We stay in Birdsville for two nights and depart Saturday for Alice Springs arriving on Tuesday.



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On the way to Finke and the Simpson....took a small detour.


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The Geographical Centre of Australia with a flag staff the same as the one above new Parliament House in Canberra.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm

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Finke Aboriginal Community with a couple of local teams thrashing it out.



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Mt Dare...last stop for fuel (and beer) on the western edge of the Simpson Desert.


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Dalhousie Springs...a hot artesian spring with a water temp of about 38 degrees Celsius. The ocean in Perth is usually around 22 degrees.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:36 pm

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One of the 1,140 dunes across the Simpson.


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Shifting sands...


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Poeppels Corner...the junction of NT/QLD and SA


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The new plinth.
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:41 pm

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Crossing Lake Poeppel ...a dry salt lake



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The crossing was flooded at Eyre Creek from Tropical Cyclone Trevor earlier in the year. We had to take a 66 km diversion to a shallow water crossing


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The water crossing.


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The flooded Eyre Creek crossing. Road closed!
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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:45 pm

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Big Red...the highest dune in the Desert at 30 metres. Some made it; others had to use the ‘chicken track’ further south of it.



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His Royal Griceness....close; but no cigar. Go back and try again, and again, and again!

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Back to work Slackers.

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Re: New Year's Resolution

Postby GSDisciple » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 am

Great pics, thanks for taking the time to keep us all updated Steve. JP
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