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Old 6th Sep 2007, 22:55
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Be gone, helicopter man!
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 23:45
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wow, i have never seen birds with wings that go around in circles!
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 02:38
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Temporary lakes

Lakes that are not supposed to be there, and are not shown on WAC charts, are not so unusual in the outback. They appear like magic after a big rain. Some disappear quickly, and some persist.
One is near Andado homestead, and another sometimes appears south of Hooker Creek (Lajamanu?). I have that one pencilled in on my WAC chart of the day.
I once flew the road from Docker River back to Alice Springs via Sandy Blight Junction at low level in a C310 looking for people in a Toyota who had not arrived. I had a very white faced policeman sitting alongside me as we followed the twists and turns of the road through the sandhills.
We found them in the middle of a lake that was not supposed to be there, near Mt. Leibig. They had tried to drive through it and got stuck in the middle. I guess they had then used their winch, and flattened their battery, as their radio was not working anymore.
Another time I flew a C205 from Charleville to Broken Hill at night, and saw light reflecting off a lake that was not supposed to be there. This gave rise to serious doubts, and I was very pleased when the ADF pointer stopped describing lazy circles and finally pointed straight ahead to Broken Hill.
The outback is full of changes and surprises.

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Old 7th Sep 2007, 03:58
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Flew between two lakes on the Tennant Ck - Broome track. The one on the left is on the WAC, but the one on the right (photo above) is not, although from the foreshore it looks like it is a "permanent" non-permanent lake, if you get my somewhat confused meaning. When I get back home I will scan the WAC with Lake Forktailed Doctor Killer marked and post it.

I thought it was interesting as in some places even the sandhills marked on the WAC are reasonably accurate.

Cheers

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PS: Man, I thought the Simpson Dessert was remote and isolated and BIG - until I flew over the Tanami !
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 04:56
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An easy one from my recent wanderings!

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Old 7th Sep 2007, 07:34
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Forky. That'd be Barkly Roadhouse I'd reckon.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 07:39
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Ops, I reckon you'd be right!

The last time I was there I taxied right up behind the roadhouse. However, the other day I got the distinct impression that that was not encouraged.

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Old 7th Sep 2007, 07:46
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I believe that to be the case now. Flew past there many times in the mid/late Friday afternoon at a distance (like many have done here) on my way back to TNK with the mail for a couple of years.

Have also stopped and gotten fuel there while driving through to either Isa or Alice. I believe it still may have the dubious honour of some of the most expensive ULP in the country at times. I can remember paying around the $1.50-60 mark a couple of years ago when fuel was normally around the $1.10 mark in DN.

Seeing as I've chucked most of my old WACs away (so can't have a look at them), would that lake you posted a pic of be up around Tanami (Mongrel) Downs way?
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Be gone, helicopter man!
as I said from the distant past! I've kicked the whirly habit & bee clean for over a decade.

But if any one is interested in helicopter pictures look here

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Old 7th Sep 2007, 14:18
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I parked the 310 right upon the fence behind the van park when I was at Barkly last. no one seemed to mind and it was a short walk to the pub.
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On the subject of Roadhouses.......

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Old 8th Sep 2007, 03:04
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Cocklebiddy with LAE, day 2 of the clinic
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 03:19
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Correct but HOR! I should have requested a hush from ex-gassians

Was dissapointed to see Franki, the only barista on the eyre hwy, has moved on
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 07:49
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Geeez, SmokingHole, I thought I parked close to the action behind the 'caravan park'.

Next time I'll try that undercover bit under the Emu Export sign.
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I used to put 210s' where the trucks are but the 402s' props are a bit close to the ground for the uneven trip over there.

I was always surprised how many people wouldn't even spot it then suddenly go "Oh sh*% look at that plane!" Bloody hell, how did they manage to drive this far in one piece?
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 09:24
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I always enjoy the commentry from our fellow transport industry brethren, the truckies.
"Dywanna swop?"
yeah right - those trucks look way too complicated for me and besides, youse'd probably perish due the lack of Bain Maries at most ALA's

Anyway here's another (TQ, FG shhhh!)

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Old 8th Sep 2007, 09:58
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Dunno, but its priddy!

Doing a trip across Oz with the FTDK soon, would love to find some of these spots. PM me any suggestions if you like!

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Forked, you on channel?

You got any of the actual strip itself?
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 11:49
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Lake

Cmon Fred.

Isnt this on the Club 72-Tjuntjun track?

Now let me see if I can remember how it went;

Ponton Creek?, Plumridge Lake?, Lake Rason?
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 11:52
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Really really hard one!

Pretty cool pic though!

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