Our Red Centre Trip begins

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May 18th 2017
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Trip to the Red Centre

Hi everyone, we here we go again. Tonina and I are going on another 4X4 driving trip to the Red Centre of Australia. We will be taking our trusty Troop Carrier (Troopy), which by the way sleeps two comfortably in its expandable roof. We will be travelling with our son Paul, his wife Lisa and our three grandchildren. Also on this trip will be my sister and Tonina's brother and for those who don't know they are married to each other (in other words brother and sister married brother and sister).

Anyhow with these three four wheel drives leaving on this trip we will be away from home for 16 days and in that time we will be travelling over 5,500 kilometers round trip. We will be travelling to the centre of Australia through mining country starting at broken Hill and then heading off road to the start of the Oodnadatta track. This track is a well known 4 wheel drive destination and is often closed due to rain. The road becomes sludge even after a small amount of rain so we are keeping an eye out on the weather to see how we will be faring. Lets keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't rain. If it does rain and we get caught on the track we will be slipping and sliding all over the corrugated and slippery road. So far this road is open with no rain. From Oodnadatta we will head off to Coober Pedy, often described as the Opal capital of the world. This will be a interesting place given it boasts very high average temperatures and the bulk of its residences are built underground. This will be interesting. After Coober Pedy we will head off to Alice Springs which for all intents and purposes is in the dead centre of Australia and is close to Uluru which I will talk more about in later posts.

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18th May 2017

Good luck
Have fun and stay safe!

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