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Post Info TOPIC: Cuppa & MrsTea's Blog - To the Kimberley via the 'back roads'.


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Cuppa & MrsTea's Blog - To the Kimberley via the 'back roads'.


Two new posts

http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/12/off-we-go-again/

http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/12/red-dune-country/

We are now at Hermannsberg,  (& have reception), about to head west along the Gary Junction Rd after a visit to Palm Valley for tonight. (Uncertain when we will next have reception)

Night before last our water pipes froze whilst we camped alongside the Hugh River in the West Macs.

Found some old sleeping bag filling by the side of a track & used it to lag some pipes. Still had water this morning despite some left outside in a bucket freezing solid whilst camped at Boggy Hole, Finke Gorge NP last night.



-- Edited by Cuppa on Saturday 14th of July 2018 12:05:29 PM

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Great reading along with great pics Cuppa and Mrs Tea. I always enjoy reading your blog.



Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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Fantastic reading Cuppa and Mrs Tea. We have left a couple of comments on your blog. Safe travels.

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A good blog, Cuppa

So thanks for that



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Several new posts whilst we have reception in Newman WA.


cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/boggy-hole/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/palm-valley/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/...junction-road/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/...national-park/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/31/kalgan-river/


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Very interesting read - Love Palm Valley - there are many "4wd submarines in the water there can be a trap for the unwary.

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Hi Cuppa

EXplaining and not COMplaining

The following two links do not open


cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/...junction-road/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/...national-park/

Another good read, so thanks for that



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Sorry Tony try these.

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/the-gary-junction-road/

cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/07/30/karlamilyi-national-park/



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Mt Augustus & the Kennedy Ranges

 

http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2018/08/10/mt-augustus-kennedy-range-np/



-- Edited by Cuppa on Friday 10th of August 2018 08:03:41 PM



-- Edited by Cuppa on Friday 10th of August 2018 08:04:06 PM



-- Edited by Cuppa on Friday 10th of August 2018 08:04:45 PM

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Another great read, I enjoyed following the 'Big' trucks. Um, I wasn't following, you were, that's how good you told us about it. ALL the pics are 'pool room' worthy as well.

Only one thing though, I think JTK would be very disappointed in you not applying "warp speed". Oh well!

I worry what would happen if I or anyone would approach such big trucks on similar roads how we could get past with a CV in tow confuseconfuse



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Thanks Doug.
I reckon they'd try their best to get a caravan around but the 'procession' might be a bit longer for a while!

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Another good read Cuppa and Mrs T, so thanks for that

I was unaware, and I will assume that others were also unaware that...

In the small communities with very high prices, the locals also have to pay that high price

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We had assumed that the prices - 3 times that we are used to (eg. $12 for a small box of cornflakes) were tourist prices. Not so, here folk who have no work, & exist on a small government pension pay just the same. A young thin barefoot chap in front of us bought sufficient food for what we considered a normal meal for two - meat & 2 veg - $63!

This just does not feel right to me



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Tony Bev wrote:

This just does not feel right to me


 Thanks Tony Bev.  Yes it really didn't feel right to us either.



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