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Re: Living and Working in Remote Areas.
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2015, 01:04:09 PM »
Good to hear your on the move again mate, will talk soon................................all the best  :cheers:

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We will have mobile service there. Will have to drink all the beer I have. Life is tough  ;D

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« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2015, 01:24:59 PM »
Good luck mate.  Safe travels

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« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2015, 01:30:25 PM »

We are going to spend 2 nights at Ayres Rock to check it out.

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« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2015, 01:45:48 PM »
We are going to spend 2 nights at Ayres Rock to check it out.

Mark

Make the effort and get up for the sunrise viewing it is well worth it
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« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2015, 04:24:51 PM »
We are going to spend 2 nights at Ayres Rock to check it out.

Mark

And please make sure you head out to the Olgas and do the long walk - some of the most spectacular scenery I saw in the whole of Aus

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« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2015, 05:15:11 PM »
......Will have to drink all the beer I have. Life is tough  ;D

.....and you're just the man for the job Mark  ;D

Good luck to you both, Mark and Penny. Hoping this one fits better.

The sunset chopper flight over the rock and the Olgas is pretty good... :cup: :cup: :cup:
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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2015, 05:31:57 PM »
All the best Mark and Penny in Warburton

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« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2015, 05:38:30 PM »
.....and you're just the man for the job Mark  ;D

Good luck to you both, Mark and Penny. Hoping this one fits better.

The sunset chopper flight over the rock and the Olgas is pretty good... :cup: :cup: :cup:

Yes going to look into the flight.

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« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2015, 05:55:08 PM »
And pop down to the village green for the free Aboriginal dance show.  I thought it was pretty good.

You can camp in the overflow area for $10/person/night.  Just need to walk to the amenities.  Also some of the cheapest LPG refills I have had at the Resort shop.

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« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2015, 06:30:30 PM »
& until then . There could/will be an increase in the costing's as a contribution to our indigenes friends  :-[ :-[ 
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« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2015, 07:29:08 PM »
Just got word we are off to Warburton  :cheers:

Waiting for the paperwork to come through. After checking our references we passed with flying colors and they are keen to have us.

On the road again  ;D

Mark

Congrats on the new position, we will be up that way in a few weeks time.
We are leaving melb this week and traveling via the Anne Beadell hwy.
Will make the effort to come and say g'day on the way through.

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« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2015, 08:03:35 PM »
Congrats on the new position, we will be up that way in a few weeks time.
We are leaving melb this week and traveling via the Anne Beadell hwy.
Will make the effort to come and say g'day on the way through.

Cheers.  Matt.  :cheers:

Just posted on your thread. Look forward to catching up.

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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2015, 07:02:05 PM »
Arrived at Ayers Rock at around 3.30pm today and its raining. Camp set up with tarp. Will explore places tomorrow.

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« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2015, 08:31:48 PM »
Pics from the top would be good  ;D
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« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2015, 08:34:09 PM »
Pics from the top would be good  ;D

Hopefully the weather improves for some aerial pics.

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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2015, 09:04:04 PM »
Hey mate, bit unique to see rain on the Rock.  Grab some photos and share ;D

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« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2015, 10:26:26 PM »
Hey mate, bit unique to see rain on the Rock.  Grab some photos and share ;D

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yeah make the effort to get some waterfall pics of the rock if it rains hard enough
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« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2015, 11:20:31 PM »
Hi Mark
I work for a convenience store magazine and, if you are okay with it,  it might be nice to do a story on your life running a store in a very remote area. Coincidentally we are leaving Sydney on Saturday to head to Uluru and will be arriving in about 7-10 days and not returning to Sydney for a month. I won't be contactable for that time.
If you could PM me tomorrow, that would be good, or we could get in touch after my return. Maybe even meet up on the road?
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« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2015, 11:04:43 AM »
Hopefully the weather improves for some aerial pics.

Mark
Be some awsome colors too with the rain bringing out the richness, wonder how much actualy pools on top and not runs off .
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« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2015, 04:54:03 PM »
Well Ayers Rock in one word , Amazing!!!

Photos of the rock do not do it justice. The sheer size of it is hard to comprehend. Driving around it, it changes shape and design. The weather today was good and we missed any chance of pics with the drizzle we had last yesterday afternoon. You can stand there for hours looking at it.as it is a days drive from our new job at Warburton we will come back to spend time and do an aerial tour of the area.

We decided to lash out and bought a camera. A Fuji model but with a set lense. Good enough for us to learn with before we upgrade in the future.

The photos attached are from our phones. We are going to take sunrise pics tomorrow and do a walk around the rock.

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« Reply #70 on: April 04, 2015, 05:06:19 PM »
Spent today cycling around Ayers Rock. Attended the sunrise viewing but the clouds hid the sun. I had to laugh when Penny was blown off her bike by a large gust of wind.

Current fuel prices in Ayers Rock are $2.04 for both petrol and Diesel.

Tomorrow morning we head off for our drive to Warburton.
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« Reply #71 on: April 04, 2015, 05:34:13 PM »
Have followed your desert change with interest.  You will need to change your signature block now Mark.

BTW - what is the price of diesel in Alice?
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« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2015, 05:46:50 PM »
Spent today cycling around Ayers Rock. Attended the sunrise viewing but the clouds hid the sun. I had to laugh when Penny was blown off her bike by a large gust of wind.

Current fuel prices in Ayers Rock are $2.04 for both petrol and Diesel.

Tomorrow morning we head off for our drive to Warburton.

Enjoy the drive Mark.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2015, 05:59:26 PM »
Have followed your desert change with interest.  You will need to change your signature block now Mark.

BTW - what is the price of diesel in Alice?

Terry about $1.39 per litre

Enjoy the drive Mark.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2015, 06:01:16 PM »

Enjoy the drive out to Warburton, can't wait to hear what the road is like.

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