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Old 06-05-2022, 03:48 AM   #1
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Just a short note to let folks know that I have ventured out west again in the 33 and caravan,this time I will be away for 7 weeks and cover around 6-8thousand klms,
I left home on Saturday morning and are stopped for my second night 50 miles down a dirt road that I still have another 110 m to go on it,
33 is going great fuel,usage in first leg of of the trip including over a big range that took flat out for about 1-1/2 klms was 17.95 litre per hundred klm,
Will post more along the way.
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Old 06-05-2022, 03:57 AM   #2
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out and about again that 33 does more miles than half those modern things could ever dream of so keep them wheels turning and let the good times roll
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Those country roads don't look the best? Safe travels Lawrie.
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Old 06-05-2022, 08:39 AM   #4
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Lawrie I’m heading out to Clermont tomorrow. Not sure exactly how long we’ll be there but then head south to Warwick. I’ll give you a call tomorrow afternoon and see where you are hopefully we can catch up!
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Old 06-05-2022, 10:03 AM   #5
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Looking forward to your photos from the trip and best luck to you.
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YES do keep us inform on your trip. Lots of pictures also if you can. Love to be with you on your trip. Thank you
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Old 06-05-2022, 11:26 AM   #7
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Where are you headed, Lawrie?
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Old 06-05-2022, 02:41 PM   #8
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Wayno,I,m on my way out to Bedourie and Winton via Windorah,
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Old 06-05-2022, 03:17 PM   #9
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Old 06-05-2022, 10:17 PM   #10
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Are there road trains on those roads?
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Always fun to see!!! Thanks!
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Have a safe trip !!........Mark
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Thanks for bringing us along Lawrie.

Just for grins I was reading about Bedourie and Windorah. Their populations are listed as 115 and 122 residents on Wikipedia. Think about that for a minute!

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Old 06-06-2022, 05:00 AM   #14
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Well , I had a very interesting day today,I had planned a 260 klm trip,on a back road between Springsure and Tambo,I asked at the servo what the road was like, OK ,he said a bit of gravel ,thatís all, we have just had and election here and one of the slogans was ,it wonít be easy under albaneese ,he was one of the politicians),well I didn,t think they were talking about the road not being easy, but this one sure wasn,t easy,180 klms in I got stuck, so did a council truck that came along,luckily it had stopped raining so after 3-1/2 hrs we were able to extract the 33 , the council truck and my caravan,sanity prevailed and I retraced my steps and returned back to Springsure,were it took $7.50 in the slot at the truck wash down bay to clean up the 33 and caravan,so after a nice hot shower and meal ,Iím done for the day,
Nice result of the retracing my steps back to Springsure is I will have a coffee with Danny from the barn tomorrow.
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Another picture,as I tried to turn around, it looks like an abandoned gangsters car
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Well , I had a very interesting day today,I had planned a 260 klm trip,on a back road between Springsure and Tambo,I asked at the servo what the road was like, OK ,he said a bit of gravel ,that’s all, we have just had and election here and one of the slogans was ,it won’t be easy under albaneese ,he was one of the politicians),well I didn,t think they were talking about the road not being easy, but this one sure wasn,t easy,180 klms in I got stuck, so did a council truck that came along,luckily it had stopped raining so after 3-1/2 hrs we were able to extract the 33 , the council truck and my caravan,sanity prevailed and I retraced my steps and returned back to Springsure,were it took $7.50 in the slot at the truck wash down bay to clean up the 33 and caravan,so after a nice hot shower and meal ,I’m done for the day,
Nice result of the retracing my steps back to Springsure is I will have a coffee with Danny from the barn tomorrow.


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Old 06-06-2022, 04:14 PM   #18
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Danny shoot me a pm ,as my phone has stopped working
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I caught up with Lawrie today in Emerald, central Queensland. Just a quick lunch and Lawrie was off to give the 33 a wash after getting bogged!
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Nothing worse than mud . . . hate the stuff and I hate to have to wash it off . . . just hate ALL of it!
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