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Re: Living and Working in Remote Areas, Our Journey.
« Reply #100 on: April 15, 2015, 07:31:42 PM »
Hi Mark,

When I have lived/worked in the Tanami Desert ( 4 times now over the years ) the storms and lightning were nothing but spectacular. The desert would come alive with wild flowers only days after a storm covering the ground with a beautiful carpet of flowers and grass. Absolutely bloody beautiful.
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« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2015, 07:34:37 PM »
Hi Mark,

When I have lived/worked in the Tanami Desert ( 4 times now over the years ) the storms and lightning were nothing but spectacular. The desert would come alive with wild flowers only days after a storm covering the ground with a beautiful carpet of flowers and grass. Absolutely bloody beautiful.

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We have Sunday off so we may go for a drive to explore the place.

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« Reply #102 on: April 15, 2015, 09:09:53 PM »
Another storm came through this afternoon. Some decent wind but not much rain.

Yeah we where driving through it all afternoon........
Was good to meet you this evening mate.  :cup:

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« Reply #103 on: April 15, 2015, 09:56:19 PM »
Yeah we where driving through it all afternoon........
Was good to meet you this evening mate.  :cup:

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Great to catch up with you guys.

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« Reply #104 on: April 16, 2015, 05:15:01 AM »
Awesome adventure and great reading Mark. Sounds like the type of stuff me and missus would like to do in the future.
May I ask what qualifications would be handy to have or experience in order to prepare ourselves?

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« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Awesome adventure and great reading Mark. Sounds like the type of stuff me and missus would like to do in the future.
May I ask what qualifications would be handy to have or experience in order to prepare ourselves?

In regards to qualifications, it will depend on what job you are after. As store workers you don't really need qualifications but some places prefer people with retail experience. It's not rocket science doing what we do but just common sense. Preference is given to people who are happy to stay for at least a year in places.

It's the best thing we have done and should have done it years ago.

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« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2015, 11:03:41 PM »
Had the pleasure of seeing Mcgirr at his place of work this morning, as we got caught in some rain while in Warburton we needed a tarp to keep our bedding dry.
We went into the community store to see Mcgirr as well as get our tarp and a few other goods, a very handy store with almost any thing you will ever need.

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« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2015, 11:26:31 PM »
Had the pressure of seeing Mcgirr at his place of work this morning, as we got caught in some rain while in Warburton we needed a tarp to keep our bedding dry.
We went into the community store to see Mcgirr as well as get our tarp and a few other goods, a very handy store with almost any thing you will ever need.

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Great to catch up and I arranged some farewell rain for you.

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« Reply #108 on: April 17, 2015, 06:46:20 PM »
Great to catch up and I arranged some farewell rain for you.

Mark

Yeah, thanks for the "farewell" rain........we didn't get a lot more after we left you, just had to deal with the wet roads. Ended up getting into yulara just before 7 with the 1.5 hour time loss.

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« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2015, 07:45:19 PM »
Yeah, thanks for the "farewell" rain........we didn't get a lot more after we left you, just had to deal with the wet roads. Ended up getting into yulara just before 7 with the 1.5 hour time loss.

Matt

Always happy to assist with a good send off.

Enjoy a couple of relaxing days at the Rock.

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« Reply #110 on: April 18, 2015, 09:00:39 PM »
We joined Pete and Sue this afternoon for a drive up to Mt Talbert. It's an 8klm drive up to a lookout with 360 degree views. The roads a little rocky but well worth the drive.

There is a spot to have a fire and in the future we will take a BBQ to have lunch.

The views are stunning.

The first pic you can just make out Warburton in the background.

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« Reply #111 on: April 18, 2015, 09:05:03 PM »
Mark, you really are going to have to stop photoshopping your photo's before you post them up  ;D ;D ;D :cup:
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« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2015, 09:34:46 PM »
Mark, you really are going to have to stop photoshopping your photo's before you post them up  ;D ;D ;D :cup:

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« Reply #113 on: April 18, 2015, 09:59:17 PM »
Its permanently dirty now. But the inside is clean  ;D

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« Reply #114 on: April 18, 2015, 10:12:57 PM »
Inspiring stuff Mark........... "Living the dream " mate!
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« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2015, 08:18:37 PM »

Looks like the weather is starting to head south with overnight temps dropping to 8 degrees by the end of the week.

Time for jackets and air con being switched to heat.

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« Reply #116 on: April 21, 2015, 12:28:35 PM »
Still 24 here in Cairns last night Mark. I bet your not missing the humidity either. Its been a hot summer this year and its hanging in. Bet the Canberra Raiders will feel the heat on Sunday arvo when they take on the bunnies.   

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« Reply #117 on: May 01, 2015, 08:47:49 AM »
Came out of work and could not resist some quick shots on the phone.

Mark

Looking towards the Warburton Range



Looking to the west.






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« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2015, 09:00:11 AM »
Hey mark

How do you find these sort of jobs?
Sorry if it's been asked but there is a lot to read through

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« Reply #119 on: May 01, 2015, 09:53:55 AM »
Hey mark

How do you find these sort of jobs?
Sorry if it's been asked but there is a lot to read through

Vicki

Vicki happy to chat about getting jobs like these. My number is 0407287620. It's easier talking than typing  ;D

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« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2015, 09:33:59 PM »
This afternoon we went sightseeing around the area.

First stop was waiting for the camels that blocked the main road to make up their mind when they wanted to cross.





We continued approx 25 Kim's on the Blackstone - Warburton rd and turned left on to a track. The track was easy and the vegetation varied.





After 12 Kim's we came to an old out station. This was originally owned by a local family but now is abandoned. The windmill still works but is not connected and solar panels are used to power the pump to draw up the water. There is a 2 room shed also.





After a good look around we backtracked and headed off to the ruins of an old copper mine.





The blocks that built the place were made from the dirt and then cement rendered. Unsure the history of the place.



There is a large hole nearby where they mined.



You can see the copper in the rock from the hole.



Last stop was an old bore that still works and handy if you need water.



Warburton has 5 major bores that supply the settlement. The water table is shallow being only between 30 to 50 feet deep from the surface.

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« Reply #121 on: May 04, 2015, 01:38:34 AM »
Keep the day trip reports coming Mark, and thanks for sharing you new adventure
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« Reply #122 on: May 06, 2015, 08:58:54 PM »
Love reading your adventures Mark.  We are very envious



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« Reply #123 on: May 06, 2015, 09:41:26 PM »
Mark there used to be a fella called Eunese that had a chrysoprase mine out toward Blackstone/Wingelina. I'm wondering if that copper mine was where he had his show . It has been a while since I stayed there. Used to help Jack Blunt put the flares out for the flying docs. Have you checked out eutree gorge yet?
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« Reply #124 on: May 06, 2015, 09:52:50 PM »
Loving reading your story. Keep up the hard work  ;D