The Simpson Desert

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The Simpson Desert

Post by bedlam » July 19th 2019, 8:33am

Some pics from my recent trip trough the centre of Australia, the Simpson Desert. 1200 sand dunes and 8000kms. I was completely unable to capture its grandeur with a camera.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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The centre of Australia
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Entering the Simpson
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The Nullabor
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Went home via the Great Australian Bight
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18 days in total and had an absolute blast 8-)
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Post by koimaster » July 19th 2019, 8:43am

Stunning photos. It looks peaceful as well as dangerous. I assume you had SAT phones or something in case of emergency? My daughter is bugging me to take a trip to visit her cousin Dan in Perth for a couple of weeks. It might be nice to visit OZ again but they drive on the wrong side of the road and speak with a twang. :mrgreen:
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Post by bedlam » July 19th 2019, 8:51am

koimaster wrote:Stunning photos. It looks peaceful as well as dangerous. I assume you had SAT phones or something in case of emergency? My daughter is bugging me to take a trip to visit her cousin Dan in Perth for a couple of weeks. It might be nice to visit OZ again but they drive on the wrong side of the road and speak with a twang. :mrgreen:

No sat phones but each car had a satellite locator beacon. I don't know about dangerous (for the well prepared), but a dingo did try and take my swag :-o
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Post by conjurer » July 19th 2019, 9:36am

bedlam wrote:
koimaster wrote:Stunning photos. It looks peaceful as well as dangerous. I assume you had SAT phones or something in case of emergency? My daughter is bugging me to take a trip to visit her cousin Dan in Perth for a couple of weeks. It might be nice to visit OZ again but they drive on the wrong side of the road and speak with a twang. :mrgreen:

No sat phones but each car had a satellite locator beacon. I don't know about dangerous (for the well prepared), but a dingo did try and take my swag :-o


Fucking dingoes. Those furry bastards haven't been eradicated yet?

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Re: The Simpson Desert

Post by biglove » July 19th 2019, 4:03pm

I would love to visit New Zealand but no desire to visit Australia. Too damned hot, too damned remote and everything there seems willing and able to kill humans.

Amazing photos though, for sure.
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Post by bedlam » July 19th 2019, 6:07pm

Hawk wrote:Nice pictures indeed.

Get anywhere near Alice Springs?

Only passed by. Ayers Rock was as close as we went to Alice.
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Post by bedlam » July 19th 2019, 6:08pm

biglove wrote:I would love to visit New Zealand but no desire to visit Australia. Too damned hot, too damned remote and everything there seems willing and able to kill humans.

Amazing photos though, for sure.

Not everything wants to kill you...though I wouldn't sit on this little cutie

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Re: The Simpson Desert

Post by Nuvolari » July 19th 2019, 6:17pm

Wow, just holy-fucking-wow!!! I mean, daaayum, man - those images are AMAZING! Both beautiful and a austere...

But what a great way to deploy a solid rig in that cool e-sue-zoo... NLA in the US but one of the best bullet-proof all-arounder trucks I’ve ever abused...

Also, “ouch, it hurts where those spike-like appendages are stuck in my ass!”
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