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3 Weeks Holiday in the Simpson

 

I have just returned from a well deserved holiday in the Simpson Desert and I thought I would share a few photos with you.

 

Next Newsletter I will introduce some new products that we have on the way.

 

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THE TRIP

Starting from Jervios Station we worked our way down the
Hay River track to Poepel’s Corner. It was our intention to
cross Eyre Creek then over Big Red into Birdsville but due
the the flooding and high water levels this was not possible.

So using most of the 260L of fuel on board we exited the
Desert on the Western side with our first refuel being
Oodnadatta.

We then traveled around the Southern end of Lake Eyre and
up the Birdsville track while was also still in flood. We
crossed the Cooper Creek using the single car ferry and
finished our trip in Birdsville.

It was a fantastic trip and I look forward to visiting again.
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Hay River Track is quite overgrown
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The sky is full of birds feeding on the mice and rats
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The wild melon patches look like skulls in the sand.
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Lake Poepel - Seldom seen with water in it.
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Crossing a soft salt pan.
The French Line
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Oodnadatta Roadhouse
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The original Ghan railway - these sleepers are used for firewood and a few good ones selected to construct buildings and walls
like the pub at William Creek.
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When the Birdsville track is flooded you can use the vehicle ferry at Cooper Creek.
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Early morning colours are amazing.
Thank You for looking.

Regards

Derek.
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