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Old 12-22-2012, 06:55 AM   #390
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so after a refreshing dip, it was out again into the bugger-all-ness of central Australia...




and when you did come across something... you stopped... and took a photo... and had lunch...




anyway, from Dalhousie Springs we were headed on to Mt Dare.... Sundowner was keen for some Canoodling...



the last 20 kms saw us back onto a 'minor' track (from nothingness) and as much as it
was an 'upgrade' on maps, the track was actually shitter...


anyway... thru deep sand, riverbeds full of rocks and rutted out tracks we ploughed...
and arrived at Mt Dare...



so we spent a good coulple of hours at Mt Dare...

mind you it took probably close to an hour for everyone to arive...

then there was re-fueling...

then there was eating...

then there was beer-ing...

then there was planing...

then there was.... all sorts of stuff..

in the end, i think a mini rebelion had to occur to get the show back on the road/track...

it was getting on, and we just had to go...

we headed off, leaving sundowner behind...

there was a bit of confusion as to where the track went from the homestead... and before long, Aub and Tony up ahead took a right hand turn...

the Landy with Matty and Ani inside clicked onto this and before i knew it, off to
my right i had a landy takin a shortcut, cutting the corner....

nothin like a bit of extra motivation to squeeze the trigger a bit harder...

cant remember who beat who... but since i'm typing this....

Matty gunned it cross country... but i saw him go and rolled the throttle..

he never stood a chance... and i got around the 90 degree right hander and along the straight ..

leaving him to pop out onto the track...still behind...

anyway the track was real nice... it got a bit scrubby and fairly twisty..

i new we were gonna cross the South Australian / Northern Territory border.. and figured i'd stop get a pick of the sign...

but it just flew past...

was a shame...but we were hookin along nicely...

then a gate... on dusk..

and then a camp....




Aub's tank looked like it was now holding...



those with a keen eye might have noticed in the camp photo 2 pics back... only 5 bikes....

there was a theory as to why Sundowner was late leaving...and what her name was...


but he arrived...

well after UncleGra had done his washing...



and after i'd headed back out to the track to point him in...








anyway... the plan was for Matty to stock up on ice and Mt Dare... hmmm.. was really the only thing he had to
do all day... we didnt even make him go for a swim... even though it seemed like he needed it more than the rest of us...

so anyway... no ice...

oddly enough... Sundowner volunteerd real quick to gun it the 30 odd kms back to Mt Dare in the dark to get some...



i went opened the gate..



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and he was gone...



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and i headed back down the sandy track to camp....



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where the important stuff took place..

like getting some extra firewood...




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many beers were had... and lots of wondering as to what Sundowner was upto...

the sun set..

it got dark..

we began to figure we'd not be seeing the big fella till the morning...

and then the the faint roar of the 750 could be hear...

shit he's not goin easy on the old girl in the dark was all we could say...
i legging it back out to the gate, just making it in time to get the gate open...




she must have fallen off.... oh well she missed out on a great end to another great day...



and another kick-ass camp...

Matty, what you cook tonight, i forget... it was bloody good but!





with many more beers etc to be had before bed...




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