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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-05-19, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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JDOís trip to Lake Eyre

Some selected pics and videos of my trip to Lake Eyre, in central Australia. We are going to see it with water in it - itís about a quarter full, which is the most water itís had since 1974. Mostly itís empty. The lake is the size of Belgium, Iíve been told.

Iím driving my NP300 with my wife and two kids on board, and towing my camper trailer.

In the past Iíve added some explanatory text and stories to go along with these posts for those who are interested in travelling Australia one day. I might get to that this time, I might not, but Iíll lead with the pics.

Iím only one week in to this trip, I expect it to take three weeks. So far we have travelled from Brisbane down to the bottom of the Eyre Peninsula. Next stage is taking some inland desert tracks to Lake Eyre, then itís time to head home, which will take a few days.

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Dawn from camp, near Broken Hill
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Giant moths infesting the tent, near Bourke
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Morning tea stop, Barrier Highway
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Stuck behind this massive jerk in a caravan having bag after bag of contraband confiscated at the South Australia border checkpoint at Oodla Wirra
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Giving the battery some love in the late afternoon, getting about 25W under heavy cloud cover
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Exploring the coast of the Eyre Peninsula
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Found some emu tracks
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A secluded little cove we found
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Some videos captured on my phone by my wife of the well-known Sleaford Dunes. These are the relatively smooth bits - the rougher stuff was mostly footage of the floor or ceiling and audio of me swearing at the kids.

Tyre pressures 18PSI hot; selected 4L with ASC off and traction control on; diff lock left off.

Random beeps in one video are the bloody gearbox refusing to give me a lower gear.



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Surprised to see that there are some items allowed in one part of Australia that are not allowed in other parts.
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Surprised to see that there are some items allowed in one part of Australia that are not allowed in other parts.
Mostly biosecurity stuff. Plants, fruit, vegetables, livestock, soil, that sort of thing
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Exploring rock pools on the Great Australian Bight
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Dodged this fellow taking up the whole road...
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...then the heavens opened and Iíve sought refuge in the nearest pub...
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...watching this ship load raw crystalline salt, which is clearly giving it a hard life
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Starting this tomorrow, will take 2-3 days. We have food and water for five just in case.
https://www.hemamaps.com/explore/tracks/googs-track

The eventual destination for our trip
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...ourse/11035506
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Amazing stuff

I am now too disheartened to nip to the post office....

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Got some pics downloaded from the drone. The first pic is from the same place as third photo in Post #2. The other is from the Sleaford-Wanna Dunes track. Still finding my feet as a drone photographer.
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Tricky to get good drone shots, in my experience, either go really high (400' plus) or stay low (10' to 20'), the 200' shots always look a bit dull.
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