No Name Rally - Bridgetown December 1 2018

Discussion in 'Australia' started by neilaction, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Eek!
    So it is.
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  2. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Neil, Waitsey, Bully...
    Is the NNR going ahead on the 10th Nov or is there likely a date change?
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  3. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    No idea from me, Neil and Waitsey’s are about to head off for a couple of weeks on a trip, Neil will be back with more details after that.

    Stay tuned.
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  4. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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  5. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Can someone check on our kids over that weekend, me and the missus will be in Vietnam, just refill there water bowls and maybe change the video, cheers
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  6. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    Any beer in the fridge, I’ll call in!!
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  7. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Dunno about a rally, but I am leaving Bridgetown on Tuesday to paddle down the Blackwood to Augusta.
    River level was waaay too high for a solo trip a month ago.
    Safer now.
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  8. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Paddle ?
    Havnt you herd of propellers and motors ??


    Paddled some of that river in my early twenties. Didnt know where the end point was (bad organiser), rain, food poisoning, freezing ......... never again :)
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  9. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    I plan on sailing and rowing it next year or as soon as l build my wooden dinghy.
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  10. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Roughly 250 kms from where I am starting.

    It’s a bit hard to know how long I’ll take as I only know one fella that has done that full length . . and he started from even further upstream, nearer Arthur River on Albany Hwy, a tributary and then into the Blackwood proper.
    Lots of peo0le have done day trips and overnight sections, usually downstream from Nannup.

    I have food for 8-10 days plus I am leaving a water drop (river is not potable) hidden at Sues Bridge.

    Sorry for the thread hijack.
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  11. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Sounds bloody fantastic.
    While we're waiting for Neil and Waitsey to return from their conquests why don't you tell us some more.
    I'm planning on building a CLC Boats Skerry from scratch. None of those fancy laser cut kits for me.
    Want to sail from Rockingham down to Mandurah then up the Murry to Pinjarrah, over the weir and beyond.
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  12. Diggar

    Diggar GP Winner

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    Since you hijacked this thread,and is YOUR FAULT.The Blackwood River catchment starts out near Wagin near where Grumblebum is from. Back to reality children.
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  13. Dave Ward

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    I bags his WeeStrom...
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  14. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Your a brave man, I did a fair bit of that river about 10 years ago, lots of logs to negotiate and drag your kayak over , the section from Bridgetown- nannup is the worst, allow about 4 times longer than you think, I've done winnejup falls to Bridgetown in a day but the river is a lot harder further down stream, long sections with no easy access if you decide to pull the pin, good luck
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  15. rossguzzi

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    Jeeeezus !

    Im going for a ride.


    Oh Rod, will your water vessel overshoot river bends ??
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  16. "A"

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    Continuing the hijack...
    The lower reaches are nice for us not so hard core individuals. Good for homemade contraptions also.
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    Good luck with it Andrew. Maybe there is room to start a thread about non-motorcycle adventures when you finish. Many motorcyclists do all sorts of other expeditions, with camping being a common factor.
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  17. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Hi A.
    I love the plywood seat on the dual hull !

    I did post a lot of general cycling and paddling stuff in the Aussie chat forum about 6 months ago but I think that was enough, I am already worried about spending too much time here instead of being outside, doing stuff. :lol3
    My post count is high enough, I am in danger of becoming an internet nerd ! :D

    FIIG Rick. I hear you on the log jams etc.
    I have been told to expect only 10-15 km a day between Bridgetown and Nannup.
    We’ll see. I am using a “sit on top” type boat for this trip. I figure it’ll be safer since I am on my own and easier to get on and off if I get caught amongst the T-trees and logs.

    All packed, I drive down to my sisters tomorrow. :wave
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  18. chicky

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    Have a great paddle Andrew..

    Cheers..
    Chicky..
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  19. Waitesy

    Waitesy MEH!

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  20. bully1

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    How’s the serenity at Uluru??
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