Tas to Griffith then Perth and return

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  1. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    Not on any map and only saw it when i was there.....295km dirt road to Norsman saving about 300km......should i do it....arrr what the hell

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    about 200km into it and only seeing about 8 cars max we found a free campsite with a loo
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  2. sacky

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    Great photos awesome trip good to see you all got back home safe how did the oil cooler go.
     
  3. vwfreak03

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    took us about 4 hours inc some small stops to do the trip on the dirt road (if you go that way make the trip its awesome )

    drove to a free campsite past norseman
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    on the return now...kombi still going fine 27 return.jpg
     
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    Pulled into Jenny's for the rest of the day and brian was already there waiting. not long after Saabman pulled in for petrol (i think water) and said he was going to push on 28 Saabman and Narelle.jpg


    and we thought we were doing good ......met this guy from Norway with a Welsh accent that was riding on a bike his way accross oz........what a $%^#ing nutter................ follow him on facebook....... runawayviking
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    hes not the one holding the can of beer.................thats brian lol


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    Pulled into Jenny's for the rest of the day and brian was already there waiting. not long after Saabman pulled in for petrol (i think water) and said he was going to push on View attachment 21468


    and we thought we were doing good ......met this guy from Norway with a Welsh accent that was riding on a bike his way accross oz........what a $%^#ing nutter................ follow him on facebook....... runawayviking
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    hes not the one holding the can of beer.................thats brian lol


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  6. vwfreak03

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    time to party with jen
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    pretty sure this is where myself and brian picked up some small hitchikers.....more about that later

    getting near the boarder.....time to drop my plums :cry:
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    fueled up.....then kombi started to play up a little. thought it was the fuel pump. saabman turned up with a spare one 33 Thank you Bernie.jpg

    didnt make any differance....worse in fact....thought maybe water was in my fuel at last stop so dropped some metho in tank.......................no probs after that :D
     
  7. vwfreak03

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    Angie refused to stay here over night.....dont know why apparently its a Barrel of laughs :rolleyes:

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    also wouldnt stay in Hahadorf 35 Hahndorf.jpg

    i think i know why :lol:
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  8. vwfreak03

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    back on the Murry again......love it

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  9. vwfreak03

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    this with others were parked along the side of the road......not a German in sight lol 40 germans.jpg

    free camp that night at lake pink
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    stop at my bakery he said (Steve better known as deeksy62)
    always park my kombi out the front he said 42 bake 1.jpg

    we were the only kombi there until Tangels turned up although steve did show us his display
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    bought these to get rid of our hitch hikers
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    as i heard that braink caught a few few in his kombi using them since his return home
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  10. vwfreak03

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    this with others were parked along the side of the road......not a German in sight lol View attachment 21485

    free camp that night at lake pink
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    stop at my bakery he said (Steve better known as deeksy62)
    always park my kombi out the front he said View attachment 21487

    we were the only kombi there until Tangels turned up although steve did show us his display
    View attachment 21488

    bought these to get rid of our hitch hikers
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    as i heard that braink caught a few few in his kombi using them since his return home
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  11. vwfreak03

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    Tangels had an idea for firewood for the vic vw pre winter camp that didnt involve money but did include a chainsaw and the side of a road :lol:

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    setting of the trap

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    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  12. vwfreak03

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    laanecoore vw pre winter camp over..... 48 camp over.jpg


    and at last ......... 52 caught.jpg


    then home on the ferry that night........travelled 9100km and averaged 13.3Lt per 100km.......sometimes 11lt and others 15lt
    which didnt make any sense at times....which make you wonder if the pumps are correct. oil temp never got above 105c and most of the time was at 95c ....have a external oil coller fitted

    would i do it again.........in a heart beat : )

    looking forward to next year now...........................bring it on >>
     
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    lucky for some........ :)

    very green
     
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    all good now :)
     
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    yes.....................my brain cells
     
  17. john doherty

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    Marty and Angie,

    I can't thank you enough for sharing your travels. I am sitting here at my desk, 6 AM, getting ready for court and scrutinising your photos ever so closely. You are a funny man Marty, and I am looking forward to catching up with you two at bus stop.
    JD in Adelaide:cool:
     
  18. cbus

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    That will be a long year JD.
    Think you need a sabbatical at valla at least.
    Spot avail for a fly in/fly out.:)

    Thanks for photos Martin. Would have been good. Definately the long dirt road and Margaret river . Next time ?.
    The airstrip shot will be a classic .:)
    cheers
    col
     
  19. kombiwomble

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    You inspire both inspiration and wanderlust. I am beginning to wonder if there is ever a bad picture of either of you!
    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us wanna-be's . Awesome!
    I do hope you declared the hitch-hikers at customs – maybe they could have caught them for you :lol:
     
  20. BrianK

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    Marty and Angie, whats our next trip Kids?. We had a friggin blast with you guys. Pommie welsman and a Hawks supporter. Heading to hoopers xrossing in the next couple days, have to sort the trailer thing out.

    I have to say guys, me and cathy and lady had a great time. I thought Cookie would have been the one to bomb out.
     

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