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Apr 3, 2013 - Birdsville to Tippipila Creek

Day 7: Wednesday 3 April 2013/ Sunny and hot Birdsville to Tippipila Creek Bush Camp via the Birdsville Track Day 7 of our tour Today we woke and realised that already it was our seventh day of our tour. Time flies when you are having fun and it certainly does when we are having a completely fantastic experience. Through this time we have been utterly fascinated at the beauty of creation. As usual today was going to be a fun and a big day. We were going to try to achieve going up ‘Little Red’ and possibly ‘Big Red’ too. They are big sand...

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Apr 2, 2013 - Windorah to Birdsville

Day 6: Tuesday 2 April 2013 Windorah to Birdsville along the Birdsville Development Road/ Sunny and hot Day 6 of our quest As today was a big day of our quest we got up early and welcomed this big day ahead of us. We had 400km to complete. We stopped at JC hotel ruins which sounded quite interesting but instead was a heap of bricks on the ground. We kept on driving and saw dead pig, cows, emus, kangaroos and Brahman cows. Up this big hill was this look out that overlooked the desert, when we saw it was absolutely stunning but the pit...

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May 21, 2010 - Birdsville

We left our campground in Charleville at 7.45am this morning. Our route took us to Quilpie, Windorah and then to Birdsville, a total of 844 km. At Quilpie we stopped to examine their solar generating station, a first for Queensland. The five solar collectors generate enough power in a year to save the use of 100,000 litres of diesel. After Quilpie the road narrowed to single lane bitumen. This caused problems when approaching road trains as you have to move over to let them pass and some of the verge areas are very rough. Near the turnoff...

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May 20, 2010 - Birdsville

Day 2: Charleville to Birdsville. Kilometers = 844/roadkill = 3/arguments = 0/breakdowns = 2. Up before dawn. Quiet night except for airconditioners and the sound of zippers. Freezing! Had a quick walk around Charleville; wanted to find the windmill built by the BAC kids (eg., Belinda Irving) on the first ever Stormco trip. It's still standing in the town park but the plaque has gone. Lovely old buildings: pub 1924, town hall 1926. Typical Aussie town really! Left Charleville 7:45am with John chomping at the bit to get going. Lovely drive...

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May 8, 2009 - Birdsville

BIRDSVILLE: 8th and 9th May. We unhitched our caravans at our overnight camping spot as the track into Haddon Corner is unsuitable for vans. We travelled a few kilometres and then turned west onto the track. The approximately 15 km track was sandy and we even had a red sand dune that we needed to travel over. Haddon Corner is the northeastern corner of the state of South Australia where it meets the corner of the state of Queensland. What we found was a brass commentary plaque mounted on a concrete pillar noting this and a visitors' book...

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