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NSW road trip Dec 20 Jan 21 (substitute TAS trip)

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by Jethro, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Why are those glasses empty.......?;)
    Cheers,
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  2. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    I know right....thought they had holes in the bottom so I got her to test a couple more
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That would explain the,
    “.c’mon....hurry up.....take the picture.....”
    look !
    So stoked for you two that you’re out and about......your diary is a welcome break from lockdown.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  4. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Headed off thismorning for Mungo, first road we needed, top hit road was still closed due to wet, headed down and around a bit further and just got to the mungo lodge. The back way counrty was spectacular!!
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    My Darling on the Darling thismorning
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    This guy tried to hitch a ride
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    What a great trip

    Sorry - reckon this beats Tassie :)
     
  6. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Sitting at the Mungo Logde having a beer and reading a historybook, good to be reminded and acknowledge who's country we are on. The Paakantyi people 20210107_153542.jpg
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    The people of the southern Darling were proud land owners and fearce fighters and held off european takeover for 5 years up to 1856 prior to eventual "pacification"
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  7. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Camp for tonight at Mungo National Park main camp area, about to get a beautiful sunset in an hour or so across the grasslands, we feel like we're in in a pretty special place! Road in was about 100k's of dirt. The Wentworth council side was pretty good but once we crossed into Balranald shire it was not as good, corregations and kombi's are not best friends!! Just took it slow and all g. Stopped for one guy in a late model range rover with super low profile tyres at full road pressure, he had hit a pothole too fast and destroyed the sidewall of both near-side tyres. The 76 sailed on!!

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  8. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Mungo is such a spectacular place, can't really capture it in photos, you'll have to come out!!
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  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, the Leyland Brothers did all their early travels in kombis.....
    (The Ranger driver probably couldn’t afford one..... ;))
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. njg02

    njg02 Active Member

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    Mungo is special. We wet out in a T5 for the 25th anniversary of a world heritage area. We were in a group with a guide and went to places off the main tourist routes. Seen where Mungo Man was found and shown where there were some other ancestors left where they were found.
    Amazing being there after rain. It uncovers relics and bones all the time. Hard to imagine it being a great inland sea. But the bones and shells show it as it was.
    Great trip you are having. Thanks.
     
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  11. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    An awesome day today at Mungo starting with sunrise over the ancient lake

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    Then we checked out the visitors centre and the old shearing shed built in the 1870's

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  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    When we arrived at the visitors centre we bumped into the first kombi we've see all trip. Absolutely lovely couple and 3 kids from Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Geoff and Nat. I assisted in sorting out his accelerator pedel and he gave me 10L of spare fuel as I was low and starting to get worried about our range to get out via Ivanhoe, all good now, thanks to these awesome kombi guys!!

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  13. Kazz

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    I tell you I’m loving this road trip...........envious.
    Google earth is my other screen that is open to follow exactly where you have been. It’s a wide open country out there.
     
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  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Cath and I loved reading this @Kazz , your very welcome to join us!!
    Luxuriating tonight with a room in the Mungo lodge, cocktails 4.30, dinner 5 and 4wd sunset tour at 7, pics to come!!
     
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  15. Barry

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    Way to go Jethro!
     
  16. Jethro

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    Cheers Barry and everyone, hope 2021 is a good one
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  17. Grantus

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    Tassie is not going anywhere......... so that can be for another trip. ;)

    Wonder if Tassie will be such a fun adventure? :oops:
     
  18. Jethro

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    So tonight dinner followed by the sunset tour to the eastern side of the dry lake now known as the "walls of china" I'll let the pics speak for themselves.
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  19. Barry

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    THAT’s a rib-eye
    Hope it tasted as good as it looked!!

    Pics look even better than the stake
     
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  20. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Awesome morning today, took a charter flight over Mungo, incredible to see from the air, then this arvo just killing time under a tree painting and having a cuppa before heading off when it cools down a bit

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