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  1. #541
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    You, sir, are a genius!
    I'd noticed that they were at different angles to the body, but didn't think about re-jigging the RHS mirror to clear. I put it down to one of those oddball defender things.
    They've been cock-eyed since the day I bought it.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

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    Really enjoyed your Tuff Truck pics. I went some years ago and enjoyed watching the lads showing off. Some of the runs were crazy. As you said, part of the camping area does get feral.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, Lightforce spots, Long Ranger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers.

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    Melrose LR Show 1

    Departed home in the wee hours of 13.04.2017. The plan was to attend a Land Rover show in Melrose South Australia over the easter weekend, and return home via outback Australia, ticking off a bucket list item at Cameron Corner NSW- the point where three state borders meet.



    First stop was for a photo op in Mulalley NSW en route to Parkes NSW (home of the radio telescope).


    Warrumbungle ranges in the distance- just south of Coonabarabran NSW


    Rendezvous with Billy, on our way to Balranald NSW for the first night's stop. I think this is the plains outside of Balrenald.


    Suddenly, a wild windmill appears!


    At the Land Rover show, we drove the bridle track, Near Port Germein South Australia


    Germein Gorge Road.


    Winnin' prizes and shiz. Didn't win the raffle though


    Ceremonial burning of the faggot. Gotta keep that fire roaring.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

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    Melrose LR Show 2- On to Cameron Corner!


    Driving back to Broken Hill... running on empty. Need to work on my fuel range.



    Mad Max Museum in Silverton NSW



    Plenty of cool old cars



    The last of the V8's. She sucks nitro!



    The Landau









    PHAT






    Shared my breakfast with this little dude at the Silverton Caravan park.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

  5. #545
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    Corner Country


    Mundi Mundi Lookout, Silverton NSW. This is where the opening chase for Mad Max 2 was filmed.


    Heading north on the Silver City highway NSW. Much flat. Very long. Wow.





    Emus clearly don't give a damn. AKA bush chooks.


    Old shearing shed on the silver city highway





    Refuel at Packsaddle roadhouse, Packsaddle NSW


    Wrapped my chops around one of their steaks for lunch, washed down with a XXXX Gold. Was so good after a solid morning on the road!


    50km north of Packsaddle the highway was dual purposed as a emergency runway.

    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

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    At the end of the runway was the Tool Tree.


    ...and the baby tool tree. Remember, don't water your tool tree!





    Milparinka NSW. The mountain here is the site of Sturt's Cairn. Charles Sturt and his crew camped here for 6 months in 1845 during a drought, and camped nearby at Depot Glen.


    Tibooburra NSW. Nice little town, and a good base for exploring 'Corner Country' (Cameron's Corner).
















    I was travelling solo at this stage... so a little stir crazy, the car got all the photographic attention. Selfies are for mugs.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

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    Cameron Corner

    On the road to cameron corner there was a clay pan you drive over. It was the 'golden hour' right on dusk with some nice light, so got some glamour shots of the mule.









    Camped at the Fort Grey camp ground in teh Sturt National Park. So quiet that your ears ring during the night. Many stars too. Bugs galore were attracted to the light I had.

    Early the next morning (broke camp around 0430), I trucked the remaining 20 kays to the corner.


    Cameron Corner- where NSW, QLD and SA borders meet.












    Rolled up to the roadhouse for some fuel, a big breaky and a shower.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

  8. #548
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    Look at this tosser. What a mug.



    Back home Via the Cut line- Tibooburra to Wanaaring then on to Bourke. This is the path of a telegraph line of days gone. About 500km of dirt roads between remote towns.
    Road conditions were 'interesting'. Road between Tibooburra and Wanaaring was good, albeit a little corrugated. The road from Wanaaring to Bourke was abysmal. Bulldust, corrugations and truck tyre tracks which were skidding all across the 15m wide formed 'road'. White knuckle driving indeed! Had a few poop your pants moments when the 90 started a 4-wheel powerslide at close to 100 on the big sweeping bends. Lets you know you're alive.






    Cotton Harvest in Bourke NSW. The big modules on the left are fed into the gin where it is processed into bales, which is then woven into fabric for shirts etc.


    After the cannonball run back from Cameron Corner to Tamworth in one sitting, I made it back to landcruiser country before midnight.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

  9. #549
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    Great report mate!!
    Well done!
    Phil B

    Custodian of:
    1974 S3 swb wagon (sold)
    1978 S3 swb canvas
    48 749 '88 4x4 Perentie

  10. #550
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    Thanks Mitch. Makes me wish I had a few more days.
    Cheers, Billy.
    Keeping it simple is complicated.

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