Gypsy's Travel Report.......

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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:52 pm

Broken Hill by night taken from atop the Line of Lode.
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:24 am

Have been without service for some time which is why there have been no more updates.....about to move on shortly and will update next opportunity.
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Water under the Algebuckina Bridge.....pretty excited about that as I have traveled up the Oodnadatta Track several times before and there has never been any water. This time coming down the track and there is the water.....very exciting.


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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:44 pm

Camp at Muloorina Station on the permanent waterhole there......Bbbbbbbeautiful.
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:47 pm

Crossed the Dog/Dingo Fence many times, this is just one of them.
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Re: Gypsy's Travel Report.......

Postby Titch2 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:38 pm

How long did BrokenHill deserve in your opinion.
Forget the flowers.
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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:20 am

Titch2 wrote:How long did BrokenHill deserve in your opinion.
Forget the flowers.
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I have been there a couple times before so it was just a hold over for me this time whilst the car had some work done to it but if you'd never been before and wanted to see all the sights probably a minimum of 5 days would be good if you were to make it home base.

From there you can trip out to Menindee Lakes, Silverton, the Living Desert, Daydream Mine tour & BH and surrounds and I am sure there is stuff that I have not seen as well. There is much to see in the area Titch.
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Postby Titch2 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:12 pm

Might do that next year, in a tent, on the way to Alice.
Shall possibly be catching the Train home. :grin:
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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Titch2 wrote:Might do that next year, in a tent, on the way to Alice.

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Better hope the mouse plague has abated by then.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:10 pm

From my flight over Lake Eyre.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:20 pm

Camped one evening at the Yellow Bus. Now if you have ever traveled out around Corner Country, you will know the Yellow Bus….it even features on maps of the area. It is an old double decker bus left here some time ago some say for accommodation for those who were droving in the area.

No idea if that story is correct or not and I have never been able to find anything specific about it on Google either. The unfortunate thing is that it is now covered with offensive graffiti….gone are the days when travelers were just happy to note in nikko pen that they had passed by this way at some time.

Had a rare treat here once evening fell….several cute little visitors in the form of Brush Tail Bettongs….4 of the little critters hopped about the place for hours. It was very difficult getting pics of them until I put some Sao crumbs out for them and they loved them. I have to say….they were pretty darn cute.

Overnight temp here at the Yellow Bus was -0.2ᴼ.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Stopped off and had a look at Montecolina Bore on the Strzelecki Track and was pleasantly surprised to see they have opened the bore again and increased the water flow and the ponds are now looking fantastic again. Big improvement on when I was there in 2009.
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Postby Val n Rob » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:31 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Ok Gypsy....scared trees you call them....look like some old stumps to me...and...how come they are in ''the cage'' ?



Hey Rosco, Aboriginals used to cut or scar a tree for several different reasons. Mainly used as markers for burial places and Sacred places. Those scarred trees in the enclosure would have been taken in from the forests probably due to fires, floods or whatever to save them for future generations. They would usually have a story to go with them. Some trees are carved (some quite elaborately) and have been cut down and sent to Melbourne museum in days gone by to save them from bushfires etc. Aboriginal people are reclaiming those trees and storing them in Land Council buildings etc.
Just a bit of information I learned since working in an Aboriginal Land Council Office.
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Re: Gypsy's Travel Report.......

Postby Rosco1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:03 pm

Thank you Val.....For a ''Civil''...informative answer.

As yet, Avis & I haven't been out that way to see these things for ourselves...

Cheers & Thanks again

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Re: Gypsy's Travel Report.......

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:29 pm

I especially kept this for you Rosco. Up till now I did not have the facility to scan it and post for you to see.

The interesting thing is that the trees at Walgett are called Scarred Trees whereas the ones at Pilliga are called Scar Trees.


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