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« on: March 05, 2023, 01:15:40 PM »
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I'm heading to WA after the Nationals.  There's a total solar eclipse on April 20, and I need to get to Exmouth by April 18.

So what's the WA contingent doing for the return trip?  My rough plans are -

Monday 10: Peterborough
Tuesday 11: Streaky Bay or Ceduna
Wednesday 12: Eucla or Madura
Thursday 13: Fraser Range (if open) or Norseman
Friday 14: Merredin
Saturday 15: Perth

Is it feasible to drive from Perth to Exmouth in two days?  Maybe three days would be better: Geraldton/Northampton, then Carnarvon, assuming I can get motel rooms.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 10:55:50 PM »
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Ironically, I will be in Sydney from 12th to 19th April. Was hoping to check progress on the rust work. Iíll have to go and annoy someone elseÖ


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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2023, 03:57:50 PM »
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G'day Rob

That looks like a do-able cruise to me. I would do 3 days Perth to Exmouth. I don't like racing from A to B to much
Have done it all before.
My Nats diaries are on here somewhere (Minus lots of pictures !!!) that show how we normally do it.

Cathy and I can't make it to the Nats this year  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
We could have cruised back with you

I don't think any WA guys are driving Huh

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PS do a diary of your trip for us please.  It makes the trip more fun Cheesy 
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2023, 05:37:36 PM »
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I've just booked (I think) the last room at Wooramel River Resort for the 17th; and because the resort's reception closes at 5:30 pm, I'll try to get a room in Geraldton or Northampton on the 16th.  So three days to drive from Perth to Exmouth sounds like a better option.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2023, 06:14:21 PM »
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I dare say you are driving both ways, but thought I should make you aware of the back loading  concession on the train in any case. Quite a bit cheaper to send you car Perth to Adelaide than the other way.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2023, 10:24:54 PM »
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It appears that the Mad Max Museum's not going to be open on Easter Monday.  Not even with a guaranteed turnout of eighty to a hundred.

So I'll amend my itinerary -

Wednesday 5: Sydney - Cobar
Thursday 6: Cobar - Broken Hill

Monday 10: Broken Hill - Wudinna (about 750 km)
Tuesday 11: Wudinna - Eucla (about 750 km)
Wednesday 12: Eucla - Norseman (about 750 km)
Thursday 13: Norseman - Perth (about 700 km)

Sunday 16: Perth - Carnamah or Three Springs or Greenough or Walkaway
Monday 17: near Geraldton - Wooramel
Tuesday 18: Wooramel - Exmouth

Saturday 22: Exmouth - Overlander
Sunday 23: Overlander - Perth

Friday 4: (who knows where) - Parkes
Sunday 6: Parkes - Sydney

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