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Old 07-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #76
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #77
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #78
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Great Report so far Pezza,

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Old 08-06-2009, 04:08 PM   #79
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Day 20

After a much warmer night, and being able to breathe again, I headed into Docker River for fuel and found the store closed at 10 am, “Hmm, sure they said they open from 9 – 3”, since there was no-one around I wandered back to the police station/residence, which was a demountable with a 6 foot fence around it, and knocked on the door, the officer finally came to the door and without coming outside the conversation went like this,

“Hi mate, sorry to bother you on a Sunday, but was wondering if you could tell me what time the store opens for fuel or where I could find the owner/managers ?” (sometimes if these stores are operated by the local aboriginals they lock the place up and wonder of to chat with neighbors if it is quiet and you have to go find them if you want fuel or supplies)

“Ahh, don’t know what time it opens and not sure where they live, if you go to the store and turn right and follow the bitumen you’ll come to where the Europeans live, they’ll be around there somewhere”

This is all the information I could extract from the police officer in a town of maybe 2-3 dozen houses with a population of around a couple of hundred at best !
Upon arriving back at the store and chatting to some kids a local fella pulled up and offered to find out for me, he returned in about 5 minutes to inform me they will open at 11 am.
I had half hr to waste so spent some time playing and chatting with the local kids.




and gave myself a quick tour of the town.




After fueling at $2.10/lt from the bowsers that are locked again immediately after you have your fuel,


I made for Warakuna and the Giles Meteorological station




It’s here that you will also find Len Beadell’s old grader which belonged to the “Gunbarrel Road Construction Party”.


The Gunbarrel hwy was the first of the roads built by the party as part of Australia’s role in the weapons research facility at Woomera, the atomic bomb testing site later named Maralinga. Construction began in 1955 and was completed in 1958 when they reached Carnegie.


Beadel was also responsible for numerous other roads through this area of Australia that opened up some of the most remote desert areas in the continent in the 1950’s and 60’s.
The name “Gunbarrel Road Construction Party” came from the roads they built through the relatively flat desert country that consisted of many loooong straight sections.


I’d hate to try and install this old Codan radio into a 4wd like we do nowadays !


I spoke to some travelers here who put me onto a good camp about 150 k’s down the road. On the way there I saw a herd of about 9 camels on the side of the road, unfortunately they scarpered before I could stop and get the camera, Spewin ! Still haven’t got a pic of these wild camels. They didn’t look like they went far so I parked the bike and headed off on foot to where I thought they may be, hoping to sneak up on them. I gave up after 500 mtrs and returned to the bike.
Another 50 km on I spotted another one grazing, this time before he saw me, got these shots as I inched closer a bit at a time,


also one of his mate on the other side of the road.




As I wasn’t going to make Warburton for fuel anyways, as I spent too much time chatting at Warakuna, I camped at the site suggested earlier.




Dinner that night was a very second hand can of spag and meatballs.



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Old 08-07-2009, 02:55 AM   #80
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I'm still enjoying your report. keep it coming.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #81
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Pezza, i love this RR,great write up and pics
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:04 PM   #82
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Excellent! Someday I'll visit your great country.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:40 AM   #83
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:29 PM   #84
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Outstanding ride report Pezza
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:56 AM   #85
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Handy Camera Work Pez! Good story too! Subscribed
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:16 AM   #86
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:03 AM   #87
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:36 PM   #88
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Still with you, Mate - from far away! Enjoying every picture taken!
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #89
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Thanks for all the positive comments people, my appologies for taking so long but bloody work keeps getting in the way !
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:42 PM   #90
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So Pez, When can we have the final installments.......

No pressure or anything mate, but whats doing ???
Bugger off ya bum !

Besides, I'm taking no longer with RR than some people I know that take soooooo long playing with their new 690's before riding them !!
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