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    So neither of you have murdered a backpacker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
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    Bradley Murdock murdered an English backpacker on an outback road by the name of " falconio " .
    I thought it was the 'Stuart Highway'




    Just cracked onto that mate and the name of the road was the Stuart Hwy and not Falconio.

    Fare play and play on.

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    Hey wayne, kangaroo risoles, bloody marvelous mate.

    But you cant keep them in the fridge as they give of a powerful smell so better to eat your share and give the rest to the crocs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    So neither of you have murdered a backpacker?
    Not Yet, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    So neither of you have murdered a backpacker?
    Nup, but I would have killed for a root by the time we got to Carnarvon on the west coast .

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    This is truly a adventure of a life time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    So neither of you have murdered a backpacker?
    Not yet.

    Just waiting for you to visit doggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
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    Bradley Murdock murdered an English backpacker on an outback road by the name of " falconio " .
    I thought it was the 'Stuart Highway'




    Just cracked onto that mate and the name of the road was the Stuart Hwy and not Falconio.

    Fare play and play on.
    Falconio was the bloke murdered, Stuart was an amazing explorer who was the first bloke to trek from Adelaide to the coast at the top end (near where Darwin is now) and back again after about 6 attempts to do so.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    There was a Trivial Pursuit question that read "Who murdered Peter Falconio on the Stuart Road" before Murdoch was even convicted. That was the reason they halted the trial, if anybody remembers.

    Hiss girlfriend, Joanne Lees, faced some pretty horrible accusations that it was her & her life was torn apart by media hounds.

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    great pics but wouldnt entertain setting up camp near a little billabong further up north.

    ... funny you say that mate. Crocodile encounters to come. Sure puts the wind up you when you hear a big croc rustling around outside your tent at night .

    Its the roaring that the crocs do that put the wind up you.
    If you can hear them they are moving or you are too close to the water.
    been a few people washing plates at waters edge that have been snatched.

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    Windorah Queensland

    ^ too right mate .

    Anyway, back to the road …

    These trucks get a bit thirsty when battling the sandy roads, so next stop was into Windorah, Queensland to refuel. The bloke running the fuel stop is blind as a bat so its pretty much self service and you have to tell him how much it is and stuff. Not much else in good old Windorah except for this little shop. Windorah means “big fish” in the lingo the local indigenous folk speak … it was unfortunate that we couldn’t stick around and have a fish in one of the creeks but we were keen to get to the mighty Diamentina River before sunset to set up camp.


    ^ Service station in Windorah Queensland


    ^ The trusty old Windorah General Store

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    Windorah – Diamentia River

    The Diamentia River is a massive waterway, but since it was dry season at the time it was limited to some large, drying billabongs and pools. Things were pretty dry out there and the driving was a bit of a chore at times … had to put Big Kev behind the wheel for the tricky bits. Here’s a pic of us pushing through a spot of bulldust … the trick is keeping the truck straight whlist maintaining enough momentum to avoid getting bogged in the deeper sections.


    ^ The mighty Landcruiser charging a heavy section of bulldust ... ahh boys and their toys hey ... putting ones driving skills to the test was great fun

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    Camping by the Diamentia River Queensland Australia

    We finally hit the Diamentia River in Queensland somewhere around here - . If you’ve got Google Earth installed click on the blue square to fly into the where we first hit water … if you zoom out to an altitude of about 50km its possible to see that we were dead bang in the middle of a friggin massive inland river system with no water in it. Here’s a few pics of where we camped that night … of course during the wet season the whole camp site would be under water.


    ^ Diamentia River camp site in Queensland Australia

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    How much you paying for fuel mate ?

    Be tragic out there ain't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
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    So neither of you have murdered a backpacker?
    Not Yet, anyway.
    i think they were talking about backpackers not bumbag wearers!

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    Diamentia River floodplain country

    The Diamentia area is great cattle country with some big stations up to 4 million acres in size. Here are some shots of the plains, drying billabongs, and one with some camels resting.


    ^ Diamentia river floodplains


    ^ Drying billabong of the Diamentia River … not that impressive country really … next few days got better as we made it into the desert proper


    ^ This pelican seemed to be doing okay on the fishing


    ^ Bloody camels around everywhere out there ... didn't see one "camel jockey" for the whole trip though

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    How much you paying for fuel mate ?
    Way too much ... about $2 litre in some places or about 55 baht a litre

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    sounds a lot in aussie dollars.... then i hear the baht and then thats not so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    sounds a lot in aussie dollars.... then i hear the baht and then thats not so bad



    Fuel is hideously expensive in Australia and that works out at $ 9.00 a gallon for you yanks out there.

    The deeper one goes into the country the more expensive it gets.

    Waynes ok, as hes with his mates and can spread the costs, but it big dollars to do a road trip in Aussie.

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    Wow, those expanses look like Texas. Beautiful pics and travelogue. Keep it up.

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    Boulia Queensland

    We pushed on that day to a camp site along side a creek about 12 km west of a small town called Boulia – we camped here .

    Boulia is kinda famous in that it hosts the Boulia Camel Races every July. Has a bit of a problem with the local Indigenous folks though which is why we stayed well out of town … good tip unless you’re a bit of a “Gin Jockey” like old Johnny Longprong or fancy some new drinking buddies .

    We’d covered quite a long distance over the past 3 days or so, mainly as we wanted to get up into the Northern Territory to enjoy the desert proper as soon as we could. Early nights and early starts … all driving and not much time to look around or get too pissed. The next day we were due to hit the Northern Territory where the real action and fun started.


    ^ Our river side campsite at Boulia … these are the river mallee gum trees


    ^ Nice galah in the tree next to my tent. The river in this area was lined with these river mallee gum trees which are ideal for nesting birds. The place was alive with Budgerigars, Cockateils, Galahs, Major Mitchells, and the like which meant no sleeping in.

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    These campsites in Australia don't seem to have any toilet facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee View Post
    Wow, those expanses look like Texas. Beautiful pics and travelogue. Keep it up.
    That's what I was thinking too...looks like Tejas. And the GF says it looks like Issan. Zoinks!

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    Those pics are amazing.
    What sort of camera do you use? It doesn't look like a good old point and shoot one.

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    It's a Nikon E8800.

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