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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushbasher View Post
    Bags not packed. Camper not packed. Crap everywhere on shed and garage floor. Kitchen floor littered with boxes full of food.
    Just gotta work out what u can fit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VKPrado View Post
    Our itinerary;
    21st- Burra (Red Banks Conservation Park)
    22nd- Coober Pedy.
    Why Burra big fella? Bit off the route if going from the big red boat to ADL to Coober Pedy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piggy View Post
    Why Burra big fella? Bit off the route if going from the big red boat to ADL to Coober Pedy?
    There is a theory to my thinking.

    It is only about an extra 50km to go via Burra and more chances of finding a free camp as apposed to going via Adelaide. I have no requirements to go to Adelaide on the way to the GTG as I will be coming back through it on the way home after the GTG.
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    Hey VK, I can point you in the direction of a good free camp 50 km west of Katherine. An old quarry that is full of fresh water, plenty of flat ground to camp on.
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    We will be hitting the Gibb River Rd tomorrow(Sun) with The Gibb Challenge bike ride at 6am from Derby, so will be out of mobile range until Wednesday for a brief time(at the lookout above HV8) and then not again until we get to Kununurra next Saturday.
    If anyone needs to contact us, best bet is text or messenger(we don't have the Sat Phone yet).
    See you all at Lake Argyle!
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    Just got into Kununurra this morning, called into Kununurra Toyota to see Loyd about the GTG and he gave us a few goodies to give away. Really nice bloke. Unfortunately he didn't have a flag to give us so we may be a little harder to spot at Lake Argyle. Just call into reception and they'll point you in the right direction.
    The Gibb River Road itself is a little rough in placed but there are road crews out there now patching it up. It is also dusty, very dusty! That means we'll be having to space us out quite a bit on the road.
    Having lunch at the cafe sandlewood and also picking up a few goodies from them to put in the welcome bags.
    It's all coming together!
    Unfortunately Ivanhoe Crossing is closed because of the wonderful wet season they've had this year. There's a lot of water coming through the gates at the diversion dam.
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    Well we're all here in Broome for the last night of the GTG. Just chilling out at the caravan park for a while until 4:30 when we'll head down to Cable Beach for a sunset photo shoot.
    It's been a great trip and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
    It's certainly been a different drive along the Gibb for us, trying to look at it from a tourists viewpoint, someone who's never driven it. I guess we've gotten a bit blase about the Gibb River Road having traveled it so many times, so it's been good for us.
    I'll have to go through my photos and post some up.
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    Who else was a little annoyed about the uninvited tag along we seemed to have on this trip? A certain John that was kicked off Pradopoint some time ago that just so happened to be camping at ElQuestro when we turned up. Then happened to be at Winjana as well and Derby too. Coincidence? I don't think so!
    And then the cheeky prick checked into the same caravan park as us claiming to be part of our group to get a discount!
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    Never mind that annoying person, how about telling Pradopoint how good the trip was, what the highlights and challenges were, and dump a lot of photos here and trip reports.

    No news during and at the end is very unusual for a Pradopoint trip!

    I didn't go on the trip, but was on the Gibb river road a few weeks before. It was excellent. One of the Highlights was the trip to Mitchell Falls, which was very, very, muddy. Did the PP trip go to Mitchell Falls, and how muddy was it?

    Here is our Prado when we got back to Drysdale:

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    That was at May 11th we did the Mitchell Falls trip in a single day.

    Unfortunately, we only found out later that many places we were hoping to go to were closed due to the high rain just before we started the trip. We'll be back!
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    Our official photographer is still sorting through photos.
    No news during the GTG was because we were out of mobile phone range for the majority of it!
    I'm not that good at writing trip reports but we'll see what we can do.
    Roads were very dusty, things dry out pretty quick up here so no mud. Some of the gorges only opened the week before we got there.
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    Fantastic trip! Our first G2G looking forward to the next one thanks to Michael and Sherron for all your work catering towards newbies like us. John & Trish.

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