Tas to Griffith then Perth and return

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    The Great Australian Bight
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    Saabman on his way following us to cliffs edge
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    More of the Australian Bight

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    Too scared to follow ?
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    saw this made up airstrip in the middle of the road and it looked like a zebra crossing......first thing that sprung to mind as there was 4 of us was to do a Abby road pic....thankfully they all agreed
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    Over the border....starts to rain (and didnt stop on/off for another 5/6 days :( ) 1 over the boarder.jpg


    not hot either !
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    Raced ahead to get some good pics of kombis climbing the Kuthala Pass
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    but only one followed us
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    Got some bad news on the radio.....that one of the kombis (T3.....if you call that a kombi :lol: ) was terminally ill and wasnt going to go any further. all Cameras were turned off and unlike the US Marines we left him behind :cry: on his own to die alone in a far off place from home.


    Feeling Guilty we decided to hold a small memorial on the road side where the cameras freely rolled :lol:
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    a beer was raised to wattie..........until the next time 7 was a good t3.jpg


    Just the three of us now......:(
     
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    made it to Jenny's at Calguna

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    and fueled up again.. 10 fuel stop.jpg

    kombi lagged with the time zone differance we decided to carry on after a 2 hour stop with JENNY... but promised her we will have a party with her and stay over on the return leg
     
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    lasted about 45 secs after leaving jenny before we found another photo op
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    Free camped that night at Fraser range
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    looking for a short cut...hummmmm
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    looks ok to me
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    this way lads
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    and 3 becomes 2.........Brain heads to perth via Kalgoorlie whilst myself and saabman head south to Esperance

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    Esperance
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    Albany
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    Denmark
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    Gloucester tree......always one to obey the rules :rolleyes: i didnt climb the tree as it said DO NOT CLIMB IF RAINING.......... and it had nothing at all to do with my fear of heights :lol:
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    Augusta....where i put my right hand in the Indian ocean and my left hand in the Southern Ocean
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    strange place this one.....ive been to a few caves here in oz and Europe but this is the first that wasnt cold or wet !!
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    need a drink after that....lets head for margaret river (the dream/plan was 40 kombis turning up ordering a dozen bottles each.......reality was just me ordering 6 bottles :( ) 19 Margaret River.jpg
     
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    Augusta....where i put my right hand in the Indian ocean and my left hand in the Southern Ocean
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    strange place this one.....ive been to a few caves here in oz and Europe but this is the first that wasnt cold or wet !!
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    need a drink after that....lets head for margaret river (the dream/plan was 40 kombis turning up ordering a dozen bottles each.......reality was just me ordering 6 bottles :( ) View attachment 21441
     
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    isnt this the real reason why we are put on earth ?
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    Fremantle prison

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    and the things you still have to do to get in 3 the things u have to do.jpg

    wish the public toilets improved lol
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    not an arty person but was very impressed with the cell art work that was done over the years here

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    Have been a massive, massive ac/dc fan since i was a 11 year old back in wales....never ever thought id be here
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    Not a huge city fan, same shops ect ect so didnt spend much time in Perth but what i did see was very nice and very attractive......seems to be a lot of work going on to improve the area (Which doesnt need it but woukld look amazing when its done )

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    Meet up with betsy (jerome and suzanne) on the way to wave rock

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    put ur back into it lol
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    fits just right
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