Simpson Desert August 2017

Another successful Simpson desert crossing for Paul with another 7 members vehicles following in August 2017. The members and partners left  early on a wet and drizzly Saturday morning searching for adventure and sunshine and finding both a few days later. The 2-week trip passed thru some of Australia’s historical outback places and towns including, Lake Mungo, Broken Hill, Milparinka, Cameron corner. From Cameron Corner it was the Old Strzelecki taking us up to   Innamincka and into Birdsville for a well-earned drink at the iconic pub.

The Simpson Desert Straddles SA NT and QLD borders and is the largest parallel sand dune in the world.

The enthusiastic group took the French line East to West putting our sand driving skills to the test across the Simpson Desert, beginning with Big red without complications.

1100 sand dunes later the soothing waters of Dalhousie springs was our reward.

Good fun had by all on the crossing and all agreed they could easily turn around for a return trip.

From Mt Dare up to Old Andado to meet the colourful caretaker with lots of stories to tell then its bull bars pointing south for home via the Oodnadatta track.

 

Toolangi day trip – May

Wet day, very slippery. Found that a lot of tracks were impassable and several vehicles ended up with some sort of damage. John had an incident with a tyre that rolled off its rim. The group enjoyed lasagna for lunch out of the oven. Met a group of idiots trying to jack up a hilux from both ends with 2 hi-lift jacks!

Mt Terrible Snow Weekend

A great weekend. This was a last minute trip that was organised due to a large snow dump on the Friday leading up to the weekend. Snow greeted us down to 700m, which kept us on the white stuff for 80% of the weekend. Sunday provided sunshine which help make for some fun time in the snow. As can be seen in the video, it was a great trip.