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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Port Hedland to Alice Springs via Gary Junction Road Reply with quote

September 09, Gibson & Great Sandy Desert, Gary Junction Road

A chance meeting (again) of Bushtracker owners Nick & Jenny Thompson in May 2008 at Quongdong Point north of Broome, put in motion our trip from Port Hedland to Port Lincoln via Alice Springs on the Gary Junction Road. More on the road/s built by Len Beadell's Gunbarrel construction crew later.

Trip Planning
Port Hedland to Alice Springs
Permits are required to transit the Communities -Permits are free, we had no request to view our permits at any of the Communities.

Two permits required W.A. & N.T. communities, both permits can be obtained online.
W.A. permits obtained from www.dia.wa.gov.au/land/permits, NT from http://www.clc.org.au/ follow the links.

If your plans are to transit the W.A. communities within 2 days, the permit is issued immediately. W.A. transit time of 3 days or more can take several weeks to get the permit.
N.T. permits issued immediately and valid for 21 days.

It is adviseable to contact the communities you anticipate to use for diesel fuel, to ensure they have adaquate supplies. We used the following, Punmu $3.00/ltr - 08-91769006 John, Kunawarritji $3.20/ltr - 08-91769040 Graham, and Kiwirrkurra $2.80/ltr - 08-89568615 Karen or Tim. Petrol not available at most remote communities. Diesel also avaliable from Kintore Store - shire run (no one answered the phone) and Mt Liebig, thus plenty of fuel as long they have supplies.

Trip Details

Distance - Paved K's - 494, Dirt K's - 1,320, Total K's = 1814

Location - Traverses between the sandhills of the Great Sandy and Gibson Deserts, classified as an 'A' class desert due to it's remoteness - thus you need to be self contained.

Road conditions - Well formed, occasionally graded road. Over the 1,320k's of dirt we had time to categorize the road, as follows -
Pedestrian Crossing = stop to 10kph, we had only 10 stop and walk speed type corrugations.
Speed Humps = 10 to 20kph, you could see coming as you approached the darker ridge rock.
Road Works = 20 to 40kph, generally comfortable over the corrugations & rock topped road.
Ripple Strips = 40 & above kph, good sand and gravel with small corrugations.

We only encountered several sections of soft sand less than 1 km in length just after departing Jupiter Well.

Tires - We used tire pressure's of 30psi all round and found this to be a comfortable ride, no punctures or side wall tire damage.

On the 'Dirt' average speed - 40.8kph, driving time 33.7hrs. Overall 55kph & 42hrs driving.

Our trip started from South Hedland to Carawine Gorge via Great Northern Hwy, Marble Bar, Rippon Hills , and Carawine Gorge Roads - 362km.
Telfer Mine and Punmu Roads, to Punmu Community, Wapet Road to Kunawaritji Community, cross over Canning Stock Route near Well 33 onto Jenkins Road to corner of Gary Hwy and Gary Junction Road - 502km.
Gary Junction Road via Jupiter Well, Kiwirrkurra and Papunya Communities to Tanami Road 818km & 132km to Shell Servo on Nth Stuart Hwy / Alice Springs on the black top section of the Tanami Road, and Stuart Hwy.

Now you have the details let the trip photo's and 'LOG' begin!!

We had been watching the weather map and possible head winds.



An hour later we are pushing into stiff head winds, with long road trains passing us!


The ensuing dust storms soon followed!



About half way between Port Hedland and Marble Bar - Breakfast and coffee stop on a large level area with a compost toilet. A track leads off to a creek, suitable for small vehicles to camp under the trees.


Marble Bar the HOTTEST town in Australia.



Still pushing into head winds


Carawine Gorge - magic spot!

13km dirt road into Carawine Gorge




In our exuberance to get near the water______!


As we had not lowered our tire pressure yet (all black top until the Gorge turn off) plus the river rocks were super hot and slippery at 1300hrs, we were not going to get anywhere near the water!

20 minutes, forward & reversing backed us out of there! Moral of the story -always check the ground conditions before proceeding!


Reconnoitre of the Gorge later found a great camp, with a hard ground track to the water.

Reports of 'Barra' in the Pool - later confirmed by the evidence of large fish scales on the pool bank.

Carawine Gorge photo's








Carawine Gorge camp on the end of the airstrip - Helicopter landing pad and fuel drum delivery mat!

Cyclone Laurence crossed the coast at 80 Mile Beach on the 21st Dec. 09 and dumped a lot of water in this region, thus the land scape will have changed now.



Graders on the Telfer Mine, 104k's on the Telfer Mine road to the Punmu turn off. Good road to Punmu.






Most of the camels we saw, 48, were west of Punmu.



Off early on the 28th as we only had two day's to transit the communities, but took 3+ days and no one requested to see our permits.

This bore was sunk July 1994, and the new windmill and tank installed by Sam and Jack Bennet May 2006. Good water!


By mid morning the wind had swung around and we had a strong WESTERLY blowing us along as forecast. As it happened it continued until we got onto the Tanami Road. How ever dust storms followed us.



Top end of Lake Dora and a good camp site off the road.
Do not drive on the LAKE!


As these lads did three weeks earlier. Thought they would do a few spin outs on the lake.
Well and truly bogged. John at Punmu dragged them out. A sports SUV with a suspect spare tire, no vehicle recovery gear, limited supplies and heading down to Windy Corner = MADNESS!

Rent a camel.




Punmu Community from the sandhill - 100 to 200 residence depending who's on 'walkabout'. We only sighted one local and three Tradies fixing buildings.



Vintage truck at Punmu Community turn off.


Sue and one of the Tradies behind John Ex-school teacher at the community, now running the store and fuel supplies. 450km from Marble Bar to Punmu, fuel $3/ltr. Fuel supplied from Port Hedland.

We asked the folks at each community we refueled at, what they missed most and what is the funniest or weiredest request they have had.

John missed - live theatre and going to the WACCA (to watch cricket) No real funnies or weired stuff, but frequently asked how deep the lake gets? It just get's wet and boggy, then he related the story of the camel that tried to short cut across the lake after some rain - bogged and took three day's to sink. How ever the do play 'GOLF' on the lake.


The tail wind was up and the dust followed, this section of about 20k's was a cross wind but on a great road, recently graded.



Not all trailer's make it!


This section of road from the Kidson Track turn off to Kunawarritji - 105k's was the worst overall section of road for the entire trip, being hard rock ground and deep corrugations.



Punmu to Kunawarritji = 184k's



The community is 4k's from the Canning Stock Route, near Well 33.

A top up of fuel (38ltr) @ $3.2/ltr was all that was need and we could have got away with out it, but in remote desert locations, get fuel at every opportunity.

Graham running the store with his wife seemed to busy doing nothing to have a chat. But did get the things missed most. The 'WIFE' going out to dinner and a quite drink or two. Graham had every thing and missed nothing!. The funniest - Swiss tourist wanted to know where the 'COFFEE SHOP' was.


Look closely for and at the Canning Stock Route Well 33 sign - 3 mile, that's how long the sign's been there!


Great signage!



One of the many books I read in my formative years was Len Beadells - Beating About the Bush, and was fasinated, now I have finally made it to one of the roads he poineered - you BEAUTY!

Len Beadell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leonard (Len) Beadell OAM BEM FIEMS (b. West Pennant Hills, NSW 1923 - May 12, 1995) was a surveyor, roadbuilder (some 6500km), bushman, artist and author, responsible for opening up the last remaining isolated desert areas (some 2.5 million square kilometers) of central Australia in the 1940s and 1950s. Len is sometimes called "the last true Australian explorer".

Gunbarrel Highway

Beadell's first road was the Gunbarrel Highway, so named after the "gunbarrel crew" which was assembled under Len - he said he always tried whenever possible to make the road as straight as a gunbarrel.

The road was built using initial reconnaissance and surveying by Len (often working alone) by pushing through raw scrub with a Land Rover, using Celestial navigation for latitude and longitude measurements. Once the line of the road had been decided, a bulldozer followed to cut a raw track, clearing away the spinifex and mulga scrub as needed, and forming a basic level track. This was then graded using a standard road grader.

The Gunbarrel Highway was pushed through from east to west starting at the Stuart Highway to the west of Alice Springs, due west to the Rawlinson Ranges, skirting south of the Gibson Desert, via the mission at Warburton, to connect to an existing road at Carnegie Station. Total distance was over 1,400 km. Len's stories of the building of this road are told in the first of his numerous books Too Long in the Bush, a reading of which will give some insight into the incredible feat that building this road was. Len suffered near starvation, many mechanical breakdowns, countless punctures and other mishaps, all in searing desert heat, but seemingly took it all in his stride with good humour.

We made it to the corner of the Gary Hwy and Gary Junction road. With a good tail wind all day we wanted to make the most of it - 358km's, average speed 47.4kph, 8hrs 21 minutes driving.
After that drive a couple of beers went down well, followed by lamb chops and veggies!

Found Nick's 2008 enrty in the visitor's book

We added our own entry, being the 150th for 09! Now being a short cut - well if you are going Port Hedland to Port Augusta via the Nullarbor, it's about 658k's shorter via the Gary Junction Road. To Port Lincoln it's only 154k's shorter .

But who care's, it was, and is a great drive!


Not sure about the 'HIGHWAY', it's looks like a TRACK!



Later Roads

Following the Gunbarrel Highway, Len built further roads by the same method, naming most of them after his family. The Connie Sue Highway for his daughter, the Gary Highway and Gary Junction Road for his son, and the Anne Beadell Highway for his wife. These roads further opened up the inhospitable country, for a variety of purposes. In addition, Len surveyed and chose the location for the Giles Meteorological Station.


Camp at the Corner of the Gary Hwy and Junction Road.

Yes, as keen golfer's we had to watch to US PGA Championship and Fedex play off. Tiger won the Fedex - guess we will not be seeing 'Tiger' or has he morphed into a 'CHEETAH'? on a golf course any time soon?

How about today's technology, Len Beadell was out here with only the essentials, bush bashing in a Land Rover, and using Celestial Navigation and compass readings to mark the roads through the deserts. 46 years on we come through towing a 5 star camp, satellite television and GPS navigation, plus an EPIRB if we really get into life threatening trouble!



Great camp in amongst the desert Sheoaks. As the Satellite photo indicates it's remoteness and the road cuts between the sand hills. Top right of the satelite photograph was some of the soft sand we encountered.



150k's from Gary Hwy to Jupiter Well, 3hrs 12min, Average 48.2kph, a short and relaxing drive for the morning, the wind had got up to 25 -30kph and 'HOT' so camped up for the day.

Good quality water!







Found the orginal well, re-dug October 1985. The well was named after the Planet Jupiter which was reflecting on the well water when they were taking an Astro fix of it's location.


Some of the Sheoaks - good size tree's due to the shallow water table.


This guy was a poser!

Just after leaving Jupiter Well we came across the only camper trailer and or caravan for that matter for the entire trip. No one around so we kept rolling. We later meet up with them (Bill, Karen and Jack) at the W.A. and N.T. Border, as they we heading back to QLD - Birdies out looking for the Princess Parrots - which they found.


Len's Gunbarrel Hwy crew tree markings.



Along with trailers - some caravans do not make IT!

The corrd's above just incase you need a 2nd 'DUNNY', the water tanks seemed in good condition still!



No shortage of these on the road, run the wheel till it's 'BUGGERED' we may get home before it self destructs. You could fill up a 6 x 4 trailer with rims. Not to mention the wrecked vehicles, predominatley within 50k's of the communities.


Jupiter Well to Kiwirrkurra 132k's, Avg 51.2kph, 2hrs 38min. a good section of road.


We duly reported to the office and they thought we were their 'RELIEF CREW' they were expecting. They were soon disappointed, we just wanted fuel!

Kiwirrkurra is a small community in Western Australia in the Gibson Desert, 1,200 km east of Port Hedland and 850 km west of Alice Springs.[1] It has been described as the most remote community in Australia.

It was established around a bore in the early 1980s as a Pintupi outstation and became a permanent community in 1983. It was one of the last areas with normadic Aborginals until about that time.

Although situated in a desert, it is in a low-lying area without drainage. It was flooded in early 2000 and further flooding between 3 and 5 March 2001 forced the evacuation of its population of 170.

On 19 June 2009 a 26 year old man from Kiwirrkurra was the first Australian to die of the 2009 flu pandemic; he was initially treated in Alice Springs



And 'FUEL' we got from our friend Max @ $2.80/ltr.



No shortage of dog's. The local's eat and run, nuke their pie/s and scoff it down before someone wants to share it.

Had a chat to Tim running the store he was busy as still early morning and the locals getting their breakfast pie's!. Things he missed most - His three daughters, the wierdest request - a saddle for a horse! (out here it could be a camel saddle)


A bit hard to read. The truck burnt out on it's return from town. The reference to 'HOT WATER LAID ON' As the truck was burning Len shot a hole in the now 'Hot' water tank for a cuppa tea!


The burnt out 'RATION TRUCK'. A Commer military 4 x 4



Day 3, the strong tail winds are still with us! 30 - 35kph


13k's before the N.T. border. Already being stripped, radio, seats, wheels. Next day a vehicle trailer passed us, perhaps heading to collect it. Still onboard, new radiator, HDJ80 motor, factory fitted turbo, Warn winch, and heaps of other stuff. (we are already fully loaded)





The trees indicate the W.A. and N.T. border.



We were going to camp here, but the wind was blowing so strong the van was still rocking and rolling tucked in behind the building. Plus it was stinking hot. Ham sanga, and we kept rolling in air conditioned comfort to Sandy Blight Junction.


Sandy Blight Junction - 328k's from Jupiter Well. Avg 46.9kph, drive time 7hr 14min. A good drive with the strong tail wind.



Only 471k's to Alice Springs from here!




Sandy Blight Junction marker


Woma Python, also known as Sand python or Ramsay’s python, (Aspidites ramsayi)There are five populations of Woma python, each slightly different in appearance.The Woma python is one of the fifteen different species of python endemic to Australia. It is now a threatened species and is no longer found in one third of its former range.
Woma pythons can grow up to 2.7 metres in length. They spend all their time on the ground and when threatened, will raise their head off the ground in an ‘S-shaped’ pose. Like all reptiles, Woma pythons shed their skin as they grow. This is called sloughing.


Papunya - no fuel required as we had 60ltrs on the 'A' frame. Just as well as the place was a dust bowl. It was that bad we actually stopped in (off) the main street to wait for the dust storm to settle.

Papunya is a small Indigenous Australian community of about 299 people roughly 240 km northwest of Alice Springs. Papunya is on restricted Aboriginal land and requires a permit to enter or travel through.

It's always the way - just when you need the camera, Lithium battery dies!

1315 hrs, 14k's from the Tanami Road, and we have just travelled over 1,000k's through 'DRY' Communities and the Remote Highway Traffic Police pull us over for a breatherlizer, drivers licence and registration check - we still don't believe it happened!



These nest all around our camp site.


2k's from the Tanami Road, grid and fence line, good place to camp, refuel from the jerry can's and pump up our tires, as it's black top to Alice from here.



We reckon it would be a quite camp for the night. Wrong, the road was busier than some Hwy rest areas, vehicles and trailers passed all night.


Fuel road tanker next to the cattle grid as we departed in the early AM. Had a chat, usually has a triple, 90,000ltrs, dropped off one trailer already. He is taking this load to Papunya and Kintore. Two trucks from Hawker in South Australia run full time, taking fuel to all the communites as far a Kunawarritji, and north along the Tanami.


That's the END of the 'GARY JUNCTION ROAD' trip.

'Great drive and will do it again.'
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Gary Junction Rd Reply with quote

Great trip report, lots of info, planning to travel this route Sep '10 from Alice to Port Headland.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your adventures.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham,

Great trip report....brought back memories of our trip across this route in 2007.
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If that report doesn't wet the appetite nothing will.

Excellent.

We were fortunate to travel some of Len's tracks with Len a couple of years before his passing.

Both he and Anne were so willing to share experiences with is all and Len's temperament and banter is just like in his books.

An experience to treasure.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent report & photo's thanks for sharing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Beaut report Reply with quote

Thanks folks for a fantastic report that brought back some memories of Carrawine Gorge last year. We did not get bogged though. We did almost get deafened by the Corellas!

Looks like we may also be travelling those tracks this year in about September,

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Great Post. Len Beadell was given an award and it was put out on CD as he talks of his life, It is just great listening and funny.We picked ours up at a servo stop somewhere near Alice. Really recomend getting it.Ours is packed away somewhere while house is being built so can't say what it's called, but I think it's just his name.
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Awesome post Graham. Thankyou for sharing. Will add that one to our list.

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Does anyone have more recent info on road conditions of the Gary Junction Hiway as travelled by Graham and Sue last year??
As we are considering this route in august

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G'day Rex & Sue
I can't help you with current conditions but you may be able to help me with a condition report when you complete your trip, as we are planning to cross from Alice to Port Headland mid September.
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Check out http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/region.jsp?name=central_australia
Road from Kintore to Tanami Rd is closed at the moment due to flooding.
There has been rain between Port Headland and Alice Springs during the last 10 days.
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Mmmm - those deceptive stones at Carawine Gorge Evil or Very Mad ! I was glad we had purchased Max Trax Laughing after each session of letting tyres further down and digging (hard to dig in those stones) resulted in 7.5 tonne not getting very far. We too opted for the air strip overnight - then it rained. Despite all adversity the Gary Junction route is a great way to cross the country, and in better condition that the much more used Great Central Road Razz . We were there June 2009.
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Jeff&Narelle@Alice wrote:
G'day Rex & Sue
I can't help you with current conditions but you may be able to help me with a condition report when you complete your trip, as we are planning to cross from Alice to Port Headland mid September.
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Hi Jeff & Narelle,
We have just arrived in Alice after an enjoyable but slow trip,we were in a party of three vans Kedron,Roma and our BT all survived with no drama's tho we did replace our spring pivot blocks towards the end of the trip.
The formed road is badly corrugated in a lot of patches with short sections of 60/70 km just be prepared to slow unexpectedly, the grader was at Kintore heading for the border, but only putting loose sand in the corrugations it wont last long!!
The country side is in good heart with plenty of bushes flowering, it probably took us about 60 hours driving over 10 days as we enjoyed the camp fire each night with the clear starry skys.
Fuel @ Kintore $1.75 Kurrawarritji $3.20 Papunya $1.90
If you would like more info we are in Alice untill Sunday 0427300342
Does any body have first hand info on the Marla/Oodnadatta/Marree roads
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G'day Rex and Sue
Just read your report, looks like you had a good trip. Shame I didn't read it sooner, we would have caught up with you on the weekend.
We're looking forward to heading off on the 17th of Sep.
Thanks for the info and safe travels, maybe we will cross paths sometime.
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Hi Rex & Sue Also Jeff & Narelle
Pity we didn't read this sooner as we were in Alice at that time, we are in Coober Pedy at the moment on our way home. Should be home in about two weeks. Would have loved to meet up with you all.

We came across the great central and have spent the last 3 and a half weeks in and around the McDonald Ranges. Really enjoyed it. Taking a flight from Coober this afternoon, out over the Painted Desert having afternoon tea at William Creek and then flying out over Lake Eyre. We cant get in on the Oodnadatta track as it has been raining out there and the roads are all closed, so this is the next best thing.

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Change of plans Sad There has been too much rain in the centre and more on the way so instead of travelling to the Pilbura straight across from Alice we will have to stick to the tare and travel via Katherine. We are hoping to be able to return to Alice via the dirt if it drys up Confused fingers crossed.
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We made it back accross the desert (covered in flowers and green as) via Gary Junction and home to Alice. Started of from Marble Bar with reports of fine weather but before we reached the WA/NT border more rain had arrived. After checking again with Kintore Police re road conditions and told that the road was still open and they would even come to our aid to tow us if we got bogged (which was suprising) we continued on through 500kms of mud and water. It's amaizing to see where some of the locals will drive there Commodores and Falcons. We saw one Commodore drive straight across a flowing 600mm deep river and continue up the road coffing and spluttering. Surprised Laughing We had a great time and our 11 year old BT completed another trip in exelent nik. Who knows how many hundreds of corrigated km's its done, an exellent testomony to the build quallity of BT's.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Hi Jeff & Narelle Reply with quote

It's great too see our old BT still going strong, is the crocodile still on there? Hope you enjoy many more trips.
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G'day Greg
The crocs got a new home next to our pool. I'm going to change the front of the a frame back to original, I think the stabaliser bars will fit better then. I've already made some other changes - fitted a Webasto heater, an extra water tank and a new tow coupling (much easier to hitch). When we sold our last BT we soon realised that we missed it too much and had to buy another Very Happy I wonder, do you feel the same? Maybe we'll see you on the road Bushtracking again sometime in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Definatley missing it Reply with quote

Hi Jeff & Narelle
Yes we are certainly missing the BT. Lots of good memories. We will be getting another one soon hopefully, we need one with 3 bunks now which was the main reason for selling. Hopefully we will catch up "off" the road some time. Give the BT a hug from us, my wife still recons I was in depression for a couple of months after we sold it. She probably right..
Crying or Very sad
Greg
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: ? latest update for Gary Junction Road Reply with quote

We are planning to travel the Gary Junction Road across to WA in late July 2011. Has anyone traveled it this season? and does anyone have any tips for us? Keen to hear from anyone with info.
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Lauren and Ray Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day Lauren & Ray
Call in and see us when you travel through Alice and we'll tell you about our trip last year.
Regards
Jeff & Narelle
Ring me if you like (0448529959)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: my two cents worth Reply with quote

I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip log. I thought...what a great report. I must thank them, and then look further down...everyone has gone and done the same thing. I will addm ine to that. thanks guys..great report. Loved it. Very jealous of your trip.
many happy more K's.
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