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Old 07-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #5401
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Hi Radioman, been following the journey.....very interesting.
With the 700 - 900km days approximately how far between petrol stations? Have any been closed when you reached them?
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:29 AM   #5402
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Hey Mark, ya lucky bastard,if ya play ya cards right and hook up with a Aussie bird then ya could stay here forever
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #5403
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With the 700 - 900km days approximately how far between petrol stations? Have any been closed when you reached them?
On the main Tarmac roads they are 200-300 KM. I know on some of the tracks you need to have 400-600KM of petrol.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #5404
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #5405
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #5406
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I arrived in Katherine midday. It is a booming tourist jump off point. I found the Motorcycle dealer, bought some oil as it is time for a change. Fortunately they let me borrow a plastic dump container, and a place in the shade to change my oil!



Hi Radioman,
Enjoying your report and reflections on riding big days out in the GABA (Great Australian Bugger All). Great stuff.
I changed my oil at the same bike shop in Katherine except I took my own (long story).
I had to chase the owner around the store before he would reluctantly accept ten bucks for the use of his facilities.
Get in touch if you come back to Sydney.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:17 PM   #5407
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Welcome to the Top End, as they call it here.



Took a 4 hour boat trip up 3 of the Katherine Gorges



It was a relaxing day as we proceeded up the Gorge, then got out and walked a bit to the next part of the gorge and another boat, so we could see three of teh 5 gorges.



Some Aboriginal paintings on the gorge walls.



Just interesting colors and foliage on some of the walls.



Kayakers out exploring the gorges



Touristy boat, but lots of interesting facts on the water levels, flood, Croc's etc



The water has shaped the rocks in this place.



Freshwater Croc hanging out in the sun.



It was a great day going up the gorges.



Back up to my Tent Village for a bit of a rest!





and a little time enjoying the pool.



Smelling the flowers of course!



Meeting up with Dick and Diana for a evening beer and wonderful dinner!! Thanks You two!!



and another colorful sunset.



Diana got a new camera. The features are really funny. Here we have "puffy Eye Fix







Next morning the colors of the sky and clouds while I was getting packed up where wonderful!



Next morning we are off heading West....



The landscape changing....



And the big Baobab Trees started appearing. Beautiful



Just enjoying the roads winding southwestward



Lots of signs warning to be prepared with gear, fuel etc. Also lots warning of getting sleepy behind the wheel.



Then we rolled to the boarder with Western Australia which will be my last State in Australia so that I have been to all of them + the 2 Territories (Tassie and ACT on past trip here).



Arrived in Kununarri in the afternoon. Got up on the rocks just near town to watch the sunset!



The sun lighting up the hills behind us!



Looking where I am headed



having a great time with Dick and Diana!!



what a great way to end a great day of riding across Australia!

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #5408
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Enjoying your report and reflections on riding big days out in the GABA (Great Australian Bugger All).
GABA Actually it is an amazing place just vast.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #5409
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Amazing tale and amazing road trains

Hey Radioman, over the past year, I have gone back and read all of your RR's, enjoying every one. I have told my wife all about you so much she often asks, "How's your motorcycle friend doing?". She is right, you do feel like a great friend.

While I know I am just one of many who primarily just lurk around here, I am confident I am one of a great many who are following you closely, keeping an eye on our friend.

Take care.

BTW, those road trains are amazing. Did I see correctly in one of your photos a four trailer rig?
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:46 PM   #5410
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those road trains are amazing. Did I see correctly in one of your photos a four trailer rig?
thanks for the comment and following along. I have made some great friends, some I just have not met yet

Yes. There are some 4 trailers. But I think they can only be 53.5 Meters long
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:02 PM   #5411
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......puffy eye fix.....

Man......I could use one of those every Monday morning
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #5412
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Yes, I count Mark as one of my friends, he is such an inspiration. I am sure I am among many with the same feelings. I enjoy the almost daily updates. There will be major withdrawal pains if you EVER decide to quit...

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #5413
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Katherine is a great place, Katherine Gorge and Springvale Homestead are well worth seeing. Did you get to Darwin and Kakadu National Park?

Looking forward to your next post.

Cheers

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #5414
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Thanks God that you did not jump on the rocks.
Great trip and write up, Sir.

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Then we rolled to the boarder with Western Australia which will be my last State in Australia so that I have been to all of them + the 2 Territories (Tassie and ACT on past trip here).



Arrived in Kununarri in the afternoon. Got up on the rocks just near town to watch the sunset!


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Old 08-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #5415
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Thanks God that you did not jump on the rocks.
It was suggested
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