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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 07:21:51 AM »
Hey Biggles, love your comments.
Yes, my wife and I did that trip (around this great land) in the 80s on a motorcyle towing a trailer. Well and truly before kids came along. We started off with so many " that would be handy" items as with a trailer you had all this room eh? NOT. You get so jammed up it's a nuisance. By the time we got back which was nearly two years later. We had sent a couple of loads home, redone all our packing arrangements and had it all really well organised!
They say you should sort your gear out in to three piles-
1  would be handy
2  really need it
3  absolutely necessary for survival.

Then throw piles 1 and 2 away and start again with pile 3. Keep going until you have something like a toothbrush and a bankcard!

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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2013, 08:19:29 AM »
You are making me more and more jealous Biggles.
Well done keep it coming.
Nicko

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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2013, 09:34:13 PM »
G'day,
       I have to say the trip over was fantastic except for one thing
we didn't count on  or think about and that was the sun! The sun
sets in the west didn't ya know.  :o So when its going down and
your heading west guess what? its in your face for a long long
time  8). I didn't have sunvisors in the rat so it was pretty hard
on the eyes for a while. After the first evening I ended up putting
a couple of rows of duct tape across the top of the windscreen and
that helped. But the sunsets were pretty spectacular. heres  what
we saw.

 
   
                 the next arvo with "sunshade"




                        heading due west


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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2013, 10:01:23 PM »
Well biggles we didn't have that problem as we didn't see the sun from ceduna until we had our moke day at Freo. You remember the sun we had at freo don't you? It made you all tired and sleepy

So not sure what would be worse, sun in your eyes or a head wind and rain? Probably head wind I think. Funny hing is we had to put tape around the windscreen as well, but not for the sun but to stop the rain coming in.

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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 10:37:44 PM »
Yes we all remember that wind and rain. :)    Yes the sunsets were very spectacular.

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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 10:48:48 PM »
Nice sunset shots guys :)
The long days must have made it a must though.
HP
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 12:47:34 AM »
Excellent photos guys, though Biggles looks like he encountered ' the swarm' in his travels.  Dirty windscreen into the sun , not fun.  I used to try rainex on my MC helmet visor to help them slip off, but some bugs just want to go splat...

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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 07:39:56 AM »
       You let him sleep in Thomas!!! on your doona ?!!

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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 07:58:45 AM »
Certainly didn't see the sunset at Ceduna on the way over, however on the return trip Sharon spotted the sun going down over the jetty where we had assembled 2 weeks earlier to learn of our days journey from leader Terry, the following 2 are but a small sample of what Greg and I snapped.



Love your report to date Biggles, a month since we returned and I still can't get into the work bit, lucky I have a good boss.

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 08:59:54 AM »
       You let him sleep in Thomas!!! on your doona ?!!
I had to look after him, he was getting tired and he needed a nana nap. Biggles was also getting frustrated with the attention Thomas and the care bear doona was getting and wanted to be part of the show. He was much better after an hour lie down.
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 09:09:15 AM »
G'day,
      Ha ha you're a funny fella Dave. The truth was I
was demonstrating to viewers how it worked as you
weren't around to do it. :P

             Biggles

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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 09:25:02 AM »
I'm just glad Thomas doesnt have a double bed, that could be a sorry sight  :o
 
Thanks for letting us share your journey Smoken Biggles.
Did you do many miles in the dark?
Happy Mokin
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Re: heading to perth.
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 12:00:20 PM »
G'day,
      Ha ha you're a funny fella Dave. The truth was I
was demonstrating to viewers how it worked as you
weren't around to do it. :P

             Biggles
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