Past Trips

Past Trips


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Peake Trip with the 4wd Adventurers 4wd club

Trip report to come.

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SkyTrack Willow Springs

camp site was Green wren
Wednesday afternoon laurie and I arrived at willowsprings about 4pm, we set up our caravan then started camp fire so when everyone arrived it was going.

I was feeling sick so I went to bed early before everyone arrived.


Thurs morning we all headed to the office to pay for skytrek and headed off to enjoy the track.

Laurie led the trip because he had done this track before.
I started out braking too much until Greg pointed out that I should try putting it into low range 4wd and eventually I got the hang of it. I had a dry mouth at the start for my first time driving through a track and driving 4wd mode.

eventually I relaxed and started to enjoy the drive until we drove past some bushes that ran along the side of our brand new car, that freaked me out a little. In the end I just told myself it's a 4wd and it is going to get scratches eventually lol.

laurie was trying to help by using a pair of garden cutters to cut the bushes back but that didn't last too long too many bushes. I nearly hit a tree looking at the controls to see what gear I should be in.

all good just a few twigs no damage to car.


Friday
we slept in a bit then went for a drive through bunyeroo Rd then explored a few places like brachina gorge, Blinman, Parachilna then to the prairie hotel for lunch then headed to Wilpena pound to pick up keys from the ranger in the afternoon then back to camp for dinner. at the camp-fire we had a few laughs with michelle not able to find her way out of the caravan, all we heard was help let me out repeatedly until steve went over and opened the door for her, then bed for an early start to get on the caernarvon track.


saturday
we left camp at around 8.30 and got to the start of the track at about 9. I was a little nervous bcos laurie had never done this track and neither had I. I didn't do too bad for a beginner I think I learnt a little bit from everyone that day and more so sitting next to my husband for all the 4wd adventures that we have done together.
It was a beautiful sunny day and it was a bit dusty.

before we got started Steve broke his 4H/4L switch that needed pliers to engage 4wd and his exhaust rubber broke too. We all had fun exploring the tracks and made it up to the top at 920mtrs above sea level.

Amazing views at the top and from there we headed down the steep part of the track and we were all a bit shitting ourselves bcos of the loose shale rocks. We all made it safely down and then we started heading to the bottom.

We headed to camp and started getting our dinners ready and have a couple of drinks. I made a desert for everyone it was similar to an upside down apple cake and with custard or cream. everyone agreed it was a crowd pleaser and that on the next trip I am to make a bigger serve.

I heard also that Ron and Michelle are making something special too.

it was a fun trip and I learnt alot so I'm looking forward to the next trip now that I can do some 4wding. Cya to the Flinders and can't wait to come back again soon.

by jodie

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south East Trip

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Keith Jetsprint Race

This trip was all about a social event and will be a quick report.

Lisa and Trevor came along on this trip with no kids; therefore, they picked up Brenton on their way to Greg and Bridget’s, Tyson and Shaun also joined us on this trip.

Once all together we made our way to Kieth via the freeway straight through.

Arriving in Kieth we made our way to the showgrounds and the Pony Club where we were camping for the weekend. We found a nice spot by the gates but not too close which meant we did not have to walk far, and we hoped we had a good view for the fireworks later the following night.

After setting up we had a few drinks and hit the hay.


The next morning after breakfast we made our way into the showgrounds to have a look around. We watched a motorcycle stunt man as we waited for coffee’s and then made our way around to the tractor pull area.

We stayed here for a few hours including lunch watching the event.

After lunch a few people walked back to camp to get the deck chairs as we were heading to the Jet Boat racing. With the sun behind us we found a nice spot on the hill behind where they perform a figure 8 and with the wind, we were getting a nice mist off the boats when they turned tight in front of us.

Once the finals had finished, we made our way to the Pizza van for tea and walked back to eat at camp. Later that night Trevor, Brenton, Tyson, and Shaun went back to the showgrounds to watch the fireworks where Lisa, Greg and Bridget watched them from the gate close to camp.


As it was cold that night, we did not stay up late and the next morning we packed up to head home. With a stop at the OTR in Tailem Bend for fuel for the car and us we continued our trip home.

This is a great weekend for a social event and hope to be able to continue to go next year.

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Morgan

Martin Tam Amelia arrived about 4pm at Cordola and set up camp. it was packed. Never seen so many people at Cordola. Cordola had also changed since we last visited. it was much dustier and drier and there was little water in the lagoons.

 

After setting up they went to town about 5.30 pm and had fish and chips. They sat watching boats and Jets Skis on the river. After eating they headed back to camp about 7.30pm and did some fishing. Tam captured 1 carp which Amelia and Angus played with.

9.00pm Bridget Greg and Tyson arrived and set up camp. Relaxed and caught up before going to bed about 11.30pm.

 

Sat Everyone was up by 8am and leisurely had breakfast. there was a cool breeze, and it was nice relaxing in the shade. The Ski boat classic started, and we watched all the boats and skiers go by. About 11am the heat began to rise so it was time to get in the cars. We did a quick run to town for some extra supplies then headed to Morgan Quarry. Once in the Quarry we found a nice shady area to air down before heading into the fishbowl. After airing down, the 100 series decided not to go and was stuck under the tree in the heat. Airforce 1 to the rescue with jumper leads. Got the 100 going and headed into the fishbowl. A play around the fishbowl saw us only able to use 3 of the ramps.

 The others were incredibly eroded and washed out making them impossible to pass. there was no water at all in the bowl. it's the driest we have seen it.  After a good play around Greg decided to try out the new locker in Air Force one and made it up a difficult ramp with ease. he was beaming like the Cheshire cat. Just as we were about to leave the fishbowl the 100 once again died and needed a jumpstart.

 

we got moving along the track. a lot of the more challenging hills were washed out and dusty and slippery with rocks. Martin even took a chicken track. we got to the bottom of the gully and the 100 died again. Greg and Bridget came back around to assist and in doing so got the trans caught on a large rock no more than 5 m from the 100. Out came the winch cable, plug it in and the winch had no power. This was now beyond comical. Up went Tyson to the roof of Air Force One. Down came the max tracks and placed under tyres. a couple of attempts and mixed berries, the 200 came up and free from the rock. Jump the 100 and put the max tracks back up. Ready to go again and down goes the 100 series again. At this point it's 45 degrees and we have all had enough. Get it started and rev it to high heavens. Off we go in a mission to get out. Foot flat, Revs high we made it back to the fence. the 100 was fine cruising the main highway but was not happy in low. Time to get some maintenance done. Got back to camp to have some lunch and cool down. Both cars parked up in the north corner not in the good books. We had lunch and went for a swim. Tyson tried to get the drone to work. Angus snored in the lounge room.  It was hot and uncomfortable. We were all thankful for the breeze that helped keep us a bit cooler. Unfortunately, the breeze only came and went intermittently. We had spray bottles, dips in the river and cool showers to try and beat the heat. Everyone stayed well hydrated. About 7pm we had dinner and relaxed watching the sun go down and the stars come out.

 

Sunday, we lazed around and had a slow morning. Around 11.3O we decided to go to Morgan and find a spot by the river to relax. We kept cool swimming and having lots of cool drinks. around 1pm we went to the bakery for some lunch and an ice cream. we decided to go for a bit of a drive and have a look across the other side. We crossed over on the ferry and began to adventure. it was nice to be able to get into the areas that were still affected by the floods last year. we found some beautiful free camping areas along the river. At one spot we found a nice beach area and we all got out and went for a swim. We continued back over to the other side of the campgrounds and came across a lovely big area that may be suitable for a dirty deeds future trip. After we had seen all the camping areas, we headed back to Cordola.

 

After a bit of a disappointing weekend, we decided to pack up and go home early. Martin and Tam left around 4pm. Greg and Bridget left a little later once the weather cooled.

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Bri Glen

We had 7 cars for the trip, which consisted of Steve and Michelle, Greg and Bridget, Trevor and Lisa and Connor, Mark, Brenton and Neil.

It was a warm day and while, we were waiting for everyone to arrive, I decided to go with Lisa to Maccas and grab a McFlurry.  I wouldn’t recommend the new Tim Tam flavour with Chocolate ice-cream, it repeated on me for the entire night. 

Everyone had arrived and we departed for Bri Glen at 6:40pm.

 

The first casualty was Bridget’s tow mirror, it came loose after overtaking a truck, we were looking for a safe spot to pull over for her to fix it before it fell off, thankfully Trevor and Lisa found it and retrieved it, just a tad broken.  The next casualty was Greg’s dinner, apparently it fell of his seat and ended up on the floor, which he cleaned up at the designated toilet stop at Mt Bryan.

 

The first dirt road section was very smooth and wasn’t creating a lot of dust, which enabled us to see the Kangaroos racing us down the road.  After we turned into Bri Glen that dirt road however was a different story, visibility was zero.  Greg was out front and talking on the radio when boom, he hit a kangaroo.  We stopped to show some light while Greg and Brenton checked the kangaroo, it didn’t survive, once it was cleared off the road we proceeded to camp, where after we had setup we sat around and had a few beverages before going to bed in the early hours of the morning.

 

In the morning after only having a few hours sleep, we all had breakfast and got lunch prepared for the day out on the tracks.  Everyone pretty much played around in the creek bed, until we got to an opening where there were several small sandy hill climbs.  Everyone had some fun and Greg and Neil tried to climb one sandy dune, but to no avail. It created more dust and deeper ruts; they gave up after a few attempts.

 

We proceeded on further into the creek bed, we were helping each other in some areas where there were rocky drop offs. As we continued through the creek bed we were on the lookout for a nice shady spot for lunch.  After lunch we made our way to a section where the track went downhill and the exit out of the creek bed resulted in Lisa’s car having a damaged trailer plug, we all seemed to scrape the underside of our cars on the exit.

 

On one of the climbs out, I was filming a few cars come up the hill, where Bridget seemed to struggle to get out of the rut, so she crawled up the track, looking back at the footage she looked like a crab coming up sideways.  We made it to the section where Greg wanted to try and go up a section of area to make a new track, but the lateness of the day and no chainsaw, it was decided a no-go.

 

We decided to head back to camp, to have some beverages and a relax. Neil decided to head back home and said his goodbyes.

 

During the relax my feet and ankles were very itchy and I decided that the Bull ants around the camp had fleas, so we asked Brenton to come up with a repellent for Ant-Fleas.

Steve, Bridget and I decided to play a game of Triominoes before we had tea. After tea, dishes were done and a few if us went out for a night drive, while Trevor and Steve remained at camp.

The tracks at night were very different, it was tricky finding out where we were at times.  The wildlife at night was in abundance, Kangaroos and owls were the most prominent.

We headed back to camp for some more beverages and a relax, before going to bed.

 

The following morning consisted of everyone having breakfast and packing up, once that was done, we decided to give each other a 5-minute window to minimise the dust on the way back.  We all met up at the Milk bar where we travelled back home together to part ways at our relevant turnoffs.

Another great weekend had by all with the DirtyDeeds family.

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Coorong Trip

Bridget, Greg, Tyson, and his girlfriend Aleisha, Michelle, Steve, Brenton, Ria, and Ray all met at Mount Pleasant Oval ready to head to the Coorong. We headed off and stopped at Tailem Bend for a quick fuel stop and toilet.

Steve had a few gremlins in his car which seemed to sort themselves out.

At the same time Brenton has a strap issue that was holding his gas bottle which he sorted out. Once ready we were on our way again.

We made it just outside of Salt Creek when Michelle noticed Brenton’s strap was becoming an issue again, so we stopped in Salt Creek to fix it again.


We arrived at the turnoff to the campsite with a tight gate to enter.

Bridget tried but could not quite make it the first time but with a little backing up and Greg spotting she made it through, but Greg took the caravan the rest of the way while Bridget and Tyson stayed back to help everyone else to get through.

Bridget also lost the portable side mirror when entering in the bushes which she and Ria went back later to recover, it was still hanging in the tree undamaged.

We all found our campsites, and all had our issues trying to set up as it was dark and small areas to work in.

Tyson assisted Ria and once Greg was completed his setup, he went to assist Michelle and Steve.

This time it was Ray’s turn to have a few gremlins as his car motor would not turn off when he turned the ignition off, somehow, he was able to fix this.


After a few drinks we realised it was 1am and made our way to bed.

The next morning, we all aired down and headed out of the campsite towards the beach. We come to the first big hill and Brenton was having a problem getting up and over.

I believe he had 2 attempts before he checked his tyre pressure which was reading 42 even after letting them down at camp, what road pressure are you running? After letting them down further he was able to get up without a problem.

Next issue was an oncoming vehicle he backed up to let us through and Greg only just made it, I mean only just, there was no way the 200’s was getting past, so he backed up and found another spot to pull further off and let us past.

After a few more dunes to climb we were finally all on the beach and headed left along the beach towards The Granites. Greg and Ria did a little drifting in the soft sand at the top with us all having a little fun along the beach.

As we headed off the beach at 28 miles to have a look at the campsites Brenton was saying his clutch seemed hot and overheating. We stopped at the information board while his car cooled, and a toilet stop was called.

From there we took the dirt road down to The Granites. We continued back onto the beach, back towards camp and pulled up to have lunch.


On the way back a few cars were taking it easy as their temperature readings were a little high and Brenton did not want to cook his clutch. While we were having fun on the beach, we passed a deceased seal but before we knew it, we were back at the turnoff to Wreck Crossing Campground. Everyone decided to head back to camp and have an early happy hour.

Later that day Kristina and Steven drove up and joined us for happy hour, it was nice to see them but unfortunately, they did not get to come out with us. Kristina saw 2 deer on her travels I believe 1 on the way to the campsite and one when they left to head home that afternoon.

The Saturday we headed again to the beach this time Brenton did not bring his car out and jumped in with Greg. We headed right on the beach towards 32-mile crossing this is where we pulled off the beach and checked this site out.

From there we too the dirt road to 43-mile crossing, this was a bit scary as we were on very low tyre pressure and had to do a small stint along the main highway with cars, vans and trucks coming up from behind and in front. At one stage there was a large very fresh deceased kangaroo on the side of the road we had to negotiate around, but we all got to 43-mile safely.

We stopped here on the grass areas for a photo, here we also had a toilet stop and spoke to the Voluntary there cleaning up the area and had free books to those that wanted them, Ria and Michelle took a few. Once already we headed towards the beach again when Greg got stopped by someone informing him to take it easy as there was a rollover out there the day before.

As we got to the beach, we had to divert for a few cars coming along the track and this is where Bridget went down.

Trying to go back and forth was not helping and Ray got into position to snatch her out. We checked tyre pressures and went down lower; I think was down to about 10 at this point. With a slight snatch Ray was able to get me moving and before I bogged him down, I was able to get up and on the track. After that we were all on the track again and travelling without many issues.

Just before lunch traveling along the track we came across a soft section where Greg did a slight fishtail but recovered. Then it was Bridget’s turn and her fishtail was bigger but again she was able to recover and did well to get back on the track. We stopped for lunch in a campsite that was not being used.


During lunch we saw a baby brown snake that did not hang around. We heard commotion happening back on the beach so went to have a look at what was happening and a car a little further up was off the track (we think this was the section where the car rolled it the previous day) this car recovered and backed up and went back the way they come.

We decided to take the back track on the other side of the dune to get past the sketchy section in front. Once past this section we were back on the beach heading for Tea Tree Crossing. We detoured off the beach and into the camping area which was small and since there was another group there, we continued along the crossing and out to the loop road. There was no water in the crossing again this year other than a small puddle. Once back on the dirt we decided to air up as we had to hit the bitumen to get back to camp.


Heading along the loop road which was rough in sections Bridget had to swerve for a snake that decided to come out the bush behind Ria lucky Ray confirmed it did not get ran over. Before we hit the bitumen Tyson had to adjust the treks on the roof as they were coming loose. Then it was an uneventful trip back to camp for happy hour.

After a late-night Thursday night both Friday and Saturday night found everyone looking to get out the cold at around 9pm, not even our drinks were keeping us warm.

Sunday saw us packing up and heading home. We stopped at Meningie and Ray left us there to see family while the rest of us made it safely home.

Thank you all for the enjoyable trip.

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Loveday News Years Trip

Greg and Bridget headed to Loveday after work on Friday with only Trevor, Lisa and Ria already finishing work for the year and heading up earlier.

This time Greg was also towing as he dusted off the cobwebs off the boat that had not been out of hibernation in 22 months.

We had a clean run without any issues, after stopping at Waikerie for fuel we got to Loveday about 7:30pm. We made our way to site to meet the others and set up camp.

The next day Brenton showed up and so did the wind. We went and had some fun in the sand dunes with Brenton getting winch and Ria being snatched but it was all part of the fun as the rain decided to start falling just as we were recovering Ria.

Ben and his son as well as Stephen Palmer joined us during the 10 days we were there for.

As all the days blur into each other as we did a lot of the same thing i.e. obstacle course, tour track and sand pit I will highlight some of the outstanding points as I was also not there for a couple of the days due to work commitments.

  1. Weather was not nice as it was either windy, raining, storming or nice, but we go through it all.
  2. Ria was unwell for most of the time and left early as she did not feel better.
  3. The boat was able to adventure out a couple of times where the weather allowed.
  4. Trevor celebrated his 30th and had a hot lap given to him which he was itching to use immediately.
  5. Bridget did a little panel damage to the 200 on Hell Hole on the Tour Track.
  6. Tyson got his Loveday ‘L’ by doing 5 laps in their Kids Rally Car.
  7. We celebrated New Years in and think it was about 15 minutes later we were all in bed.
  8. Martin and Tamara visited us a couple of times including NYE.
  9. Lisa concurred her fear and went on the air head behind the boat for the first time.

I am sure I have missed a lot but at the end of the 10 days or the number of days you stayed for we all had a ball and can not wait to see what 2024 brings us. Can not wait to have you all on the trips planed.

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Port Broughton christmasTrip

The first group meet Friday morning at 9am at the Lower Light Hotel carpark.

This consists of Bridget, Tyson, Michelle, Steve, Lisa, Trevor and kids, Barra, Cherry, Mark, and Ray.

Once all there Steve leads the way, and we made our way to Port Broughton. When we got to Kulpara we all pulled over to ensure no one had an issue going up the hill and this time Trevor was good. When we got to Bute, we had a stretch and toilet stop as we were running too early to book into the caravan park. By the time we arrived at Port Broughton we were still early, and we parked along the foreshore passing time.


Eventually we were able to book in and as we set up the wind did not give up.

We got a little burnt as we did not sit in the shade.

In the afternoon a few of us went for a walk along the beach down to the jetty. Michelle and Steve made it halfway before turning back, but Mark, Bridget, Lisa, Tyson, and Connor made it there and back without Mark who went to town.

Later that afternoon Tyson, Bridget and Michelle went for a drive into town to get the rest of the food the club was providing from the supermarket and to also check out the pizza shop for tea, lucky we did this as there was only 1 shop in town that sells pizza.

In the meantime, Martin and Tamara with family arrived and so did Ria, Carl, Jodie, and Laurie.

While we were assisting a family who were having a problem setting up their tent (thank you everyone great teamwork) Greg arrived.

That evening was spent with people setting up and starting to look at their lights for the competition.


Saturday morning breakfast was supplied by the club with Bacon and Eggs and Pancakes on offer – again thank you to all that assisted in cooking.

In the afternoon we decided to do a group mini golf challenge (I think the challenge was to get everyone through safely, which happened) it was time consuming but since we had nothing else planed it was a lot of fun.

Trying to put 22 people through 9 holes who would think it would work so smoothly and, in the end, we were even able to confuse Michelle who was scoring for everyone. Well done, Michelle.

I believe Bridget and Laure came equal first in the game.

After the long game of mini golf, we had a visit from Santa and his helper. Everyone must have been well behaved this year as no one was left out from receiving a gift.

Thank you to our Santa and helper for finding the time out of your busy schedule to come and visit us all.


Just before dusk there was a last-minute busy bee work happening while everyone was ensuring all their lights and decorations were ready for judging. One of the workers from the caravan park accepted our request to be the judge this year. She come around and had a good look at all the sites, as did the rest of the caravan park residents.

This year’s prizes went to 3rd place – Quinces, 2nd place – Owens, 1st place – Mundy as they had a projector showing Grinch (not many kids big and small could not help but stop and watch) as the Owens supplied the prizes, they were willing to hand it back in for another draw where Martin/Millers won technically 4th place.


Sunday morning was as any other Sunday morning to a trip where we all packed up and headed home safely. Thank you all for those that assisted and made the weekend easier.

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Goolwa Beach Day Trip

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Wauraltee Beach

Greg and Bridget left on the Thursday night as they both had booked the Friday off. We arrived just on dusk when we pulled up to the campsites and carpark up top.

We stopped to have a look as there were a few caravans/campers on the beach. We decided to go down on the beach and head left to find a nice place to camp.

The next morning it was nice to get up and just enjoy the view.


Barra and Cherry and Martin and Tamara joined us in the afternoon.

The wind picked up in the late afternoon, so we parked 2 cars as a wind block. Glad we got there the day before as it was getting busy the later it got on Friday.

Just as we sat down to eat dinner that night, we had a call from Michelle so was part of the evening covey that Trevor’s car was having overheating issues, and they were about an hour away. Greg and Martin went for a drive with the scan tool to find them and try to assist.

Eventually they made it to camp with the rest in tow to set up and enjoy.

The next day the wind did not let up and blow most of the day.

There was not much 4wdriving at this site most of it was directly up and down the beach in both directions.

The boys went for a drive to see how far they could get. Later in the afternoon we went for another drive up and down the beach but this time we included finding geocaches find in an old windmill and under a bush.

That evening we tackled the wind to eat and enjoy each other’s company.


The next morning, we packed up and made our way home, Trevor did not have the overheating issue again but needed to investigate before next trip.

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Bri - Glen Springs

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Dorado Downs Private 4wd Dune Park

Dorado Downs Dot Points

 

4 Climbs

  • Steve made it up twice, I made him do it again as I didn’t get it all on camera.
  • Greg went up another track after the third attempt.
  • Bridget made it up first go.
  • Barra made it up on the 5th attempt – after having to air down again to 10 PSI.

 

Before Lunch

 

  • Toured the tracks, some narrow and left pin striping.
  • Practically done at least half the property before we headed back to camp for lunch.

 

Lunch

 

  • Back at camp, something was wrong with Gregs fridge, turned out the battery pack needed to be charged.
  • Headed back out to explore the tracks some more.

 

 

Note – don’t know the names of the other sand dunes.

 

 

  • Greg sent Steve up to see what the track weas like, made it up first go; told all that followed that it was a hard left once at the top.
  • Greg had to be snatched right at the top, lost momentum in the soft sand, Steve reversed back to snatch him out. Snatched successfully.
  • Barra made it up no issue.
  • Bridget almost made it up, about a metre from the top, she needed to be snatched. Barra reversed back but as she was not quite at the top; she was sent into the sand bank resulting in her left front tyre coming off the bead. Bridget’s first ever tyre.
  • Tyre was changed and we decided to head back to camp for some afternoon beverages and get the fire going.

During the day

 

  • Tree pruning was needed, and a tree needed to be cleared from the track, Steve and Greg got to work with their chainsaws.
  • After trying to move a branch from Steve’s car, I had to get out to lift it away and held it up for both Steve and Bridget to pass. Bridget collected me and we continued.  Tried to move some branches from within Bridget’s car, yet I didn’t realise that the window was up, so here I am smacking the window leaving Bridget in a fit of laughter.
  • Bridget had launched her car on one of the dunes and bumped her head, she then asked me why she had a headache. I told her that she just bumped her head, leaving us both in fits of laughter.
  • Beautiful weather throughout the weekend.

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Simpson Desert Big Trip

Simpson Desert Dot Points

 

Day 1

  • Arrived at Terowie at 9:30am to meet up with Bridget, Greg, Tyson, Martin, Tamara and Amelia
  • Stopped for lunch at the surveyors post near Merna Mora
  • First night around the campfire at Farina Ruins
  • Explored the ruins the following day (can take a day to really explore)
  • Throughout the day/ evening Dirty and Deeds getting up to shenanigans
  • If you wanted a hot shower, you needed to stoke the donkey (light the coal pit)

 

Day 2

  • After exploring the ruins, we made our way towards Marree then onwards to the Oodnadatta Track
  • We stopped at a place called The Mutoid Waste Company’s Post Apocalyptic Sculpture Park (not far from the Iconic Marree Man). This park is famous for “Plane Henge” standing Christ-like, the park features many sculptures that are fashioned from materials that won’t rot away – it’s all been dubbed as “Recycladelic”.
  • We stopped at Lake Eyre South, to get a group photo as Lake Eyre had water in it.
  • Also, some bush repairs on Greg and Bridget’s van – stones flicked up on water pipe caused a small leak.
  • We arrived at Coward Springs, set up camp and went for a swim in the hot springs (not very hot)
  • Played some board games till late, especially Uno where I was slapped with a 14 Card pick up, they all ganged up on me in that round.

 

Day 3

  • Arrived at William Creek, stopped for a while to freshen up and get a coffee.
  • Proceeded to Duff Creek Rail Bridge (possible camping spot, but it was early)
  • Stopped for lunch at the Algebuckina Bridge, very busy at the location due to water in the creek.
  • Dirty and Deeds were being naughty, so they were tied up on the rails.
  • Arrived at Oodnadatta – had a drink and chilled for a bit.
  • All fuelled up.
  • Greg topped up the water tank on the van with the free water station as they lost a bit at Lake Eyre
  • We continued on the Oodnadatta track and arrived in the Witjera National Park – took some photos.
  • Greg found a mud puddle – Air Force 1 covered in mud.
  • Proceeded to Dalhousie Springs where we set up camp.
  • Mozzies, Mozzies, Mozzies and then the wind came.

 

Day 4

  • In the morning we all packed up and set out for Mt Dare
  • Arrived at Mt Dare, we paid our camping fee and the 2 vans stayed behind and then we proceeded to the Lambert Centre – the geological centre point of Australia.
  • Needed the toilet but the facilities weren’t up to scratch.
  • Had a nice lunch in the shade after group photos.
  • Headed back towards Mt Dare to set up camp and to have a much-needed shower.
  • Had a nice meal in Mt Dare Hotel – really busy and the power even went out.
  • Tyson left behind his laptop – didn’t know until we left Mt Dare
  • Dirty and Deeds can’t control themselves when it comes to Alcohol.
  • Found a Dirtydeeds stubby holder hanging up on the ceiling amongst all the others – apparently left from previous members.

 

Day 5

  • Left Mt Dare and headed back to Dalhousie for a swim.
  • Martin lost his chainsaw out of his van.
  • The water was amazing – a pleasant 38 degrees no one wanted to get out.
  • After drying off we made our way towards the start of the Simpson Desert
  • We stopped at photo opportunity locations like Alka Seltza RFDS Airstrip and the Munga-Thirri Simpson Desert sign.
  • Many lizards on the road and some even trying to charge towards us.
  • Stopped for lunch at Purni Bore
  • Arrived at the French line/ Rig Road sign.
  • Stopped for camp amongst the dunes for our first night in the Simpson.
  • Steve’s first casualty – bracket for spotlight broke leaving our light hanging. After some bush repairs the light removed and then onto relaxing
  • Bridget contacted Mt Dare via the Satellite phone about Tyson’s laptop – yes it was there.
  • They said they would post it out, but it wouldn’t b until the next Wednesday, Tyson was glad the laptop was found.
  • Flies, Flies, Flies
  • We all were taking photos of the stars; they were so vivid out there.

 

Day 6

  • Continued on the Rig Road towards the Lone Gum
  • Dirty and Deeds had a restless night, slept most of the morning in the car.
  • Arrived at the Lone Gum – A Coolabah. These trees usually grow on heavy clay soils in seasonally flooded areas such as floodplains. This tree is growing in the dune field far from the nearest watercourse.
  • Wanted to go from the Lone Gum onto the French line but continued on the Rig Road
  • Steve’s second casualty – the second spotty broke just like the first

 

Day 7

  • On the French line, and made our way to Poeppel Corner
  • Flies, Flies, Flies
  • Got to the corner and I noticed that either I grew, or the boardwalk had been raised as I could see the top of the centre point.
  • We took a few photos and then had some lunch.
  • Flies, Flies, Flies
  • We continued on towards the QAA Line where we set up camp.
  • Martin set off some fireworks, they all didn’t quite go upwards, some sideways

 

Day 8

  • Steve’s Birthday
  • We continued on after packing up and arrived at the detour for Eyre Creek (approx. 100 km detour up, across and then down)
  • Made it to Eyre Creek all crossed with no problems.
  • First water crossing
  • Someone even pushed in before Martin could cross.
  • Flies, Flies, Flies
  • Took some photos of all the water after we crossed, the flooding was immense.
  • Got to the creek on the QAA line – after heading back down from the creek crossing detour.
  • The water was deep.
  • After many Salt Flat crossing, we arrived at Big Red
  • Big Red
  • Various tracks up, Greg and Bridget went up first and didn’t make it up the far left one. Proceeded onto the next one down – still no go.
  • We proceeded up the far left one and got up on the first try.
  • We helped guide Greg and Bridget from the top.
  • Greg and Bridget tried the next up track, so close but didn’t make it.
  • As they reversed back down, Martin and Tamara attempted the one we did – to no avail.
  • We told Greg and Bridget to have a really big run up.
  • As they approached the dune Air Force 1 flew and they made it up on the 4th attempt
  • Martin let out some more air from his tyres, he got close but didn’t make it.
  • As he was going back down his van was about to jack-knife, after he got out there was a large horizontal trench – sorry to the following 4WD’s wanting to get up that track.
  • He proceeded to come up, but via the smaller part of the dune.
  • There was a couple sitting at the top, with table and chairs drinking a bottle of red on Big Red, might need to do that the next time we do the Simpson.
  • We all made it up and had lunch on the other side of Big Red
  • Proceeded on from lunch and aired up when we hit the bitumen.
  • After airing up, we drove into Birdsville, dumped our rubbish along the way.
  • Filled up at the roadhouse where Steve bought his sticker (I climbed Big Red on the First Try)
  • We left the servo and found a dump point – Martins toilet had an explosion in the bag.
  • Flies, Flies, Flies
  • We set up camp in the caravan park.
  • All showered up and headed towards Birdsville Hotel for a meal.
  • The original plan was the boys were to take Steve for a Birthday drink while us girls went to the bakery to get a cake.
  • Alas that didn’t happen, bakery closed at 2pm
  • Bridget even brought with her numbered candles that added up to 66 (2 number 3’s and a 3 with 3 number 1’s)
  • We made do by getting him a dessert from the hotel with a candle on it.
  • He enjoyed the Happy Birthday song with Dirty and Deeds

 

Day 9

  • We all packed up and made sure nothing was left behind and made the journey home via the Birdsville Track
  • The track had changed since we last travelled on it – not too much rough stone or (Gibber rock)
  • Next casualty was Martins rear window – smashed. Some repairs to make a temporary window with many rolls of tape and we proceeded on
  • Second water crossing North of Mungerannie, solid base all crossed.
  • Lots of sheep and cows we had to wait for as they crossed the track.
  • Had lunch at Mungerannie, Flies, Flies, Flies, Flies
  • Steve’s next casualty was the fridge slide – wouldn’t lock in so we had to ratchet strap it shut.
  • Stopped at Marree for a brief rest, toilet break – Martin refuelled, and Greg bought “Tape”.
  • Steve was stopped for a breath test and then Greg and Bridget
  • We left Marree and headed towards Lyndhurst.
  • Another water crossing – Steve launched it as we didn’t see the dip after the crossing.
  • On the bitumen it came over the radio about a broken window – Greg thinking it was about Martins, but to no avail it was Air Force 1’s rear window that smashed.
  • Remember that tape that Greg bought, he wanted to have a spare roll as we used all our rolls on Martins window – I think he jinxed himself as this window broke on bitumen by a loose stone.
  • Made it to Lyndhurst and set up camp.
  • Had a meal at the pub and yes Dirty and Deeds were at it again with various beverages.
  • The bar had a sign which was – YICHJCYTPSOTCFTLHSC
  • Which means – Your Idol Curiosity Has Just Cost You The Principal Sum Of Twenty Cents For The Lyndhurst Hotel Social Club
  • Our curiosity fee went to the RFDS donation tin.

 

Day 10

  • The final leg home, all drove to Terowie to refuel and have some lunch and sign out.
  • We all made our ways home once we got to Main North Road

 

Total Damage that I’m aware of

 

Martin and Tamara

  • Sand Flag
  • Side steps x 2
  • Back window
  • Tow Hitch (Trailer)
  • Diesel heater (flooded)
  • Kettle
  • Swag

 

Greg and Bridget

  • Rear window
  • Lights on camper
  • 2 solar panels on camper
  • PVC pole carrier on camper

 

Steve and Michelle

  • 2 x spotlight brackets
  • 1 fridge slide runner

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Morgan Quarry Trip

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Bendleby Rangers Trip

Bendleby Ranges June long weekend

 

I was fortunate enough to finish work early on Friday to leave by about 4 pm, I met up with Laurie and Jody at Balaklava. The rest (6 Cars) met at our meeting point and left by about 6 pm.

Myself and young skinny Steve and the Owens arrived by about 9.30 pm while the rest just 1 hour later. We all set up camp and discussed the agenda for the next day. We all went to bed early as the plan was to be at the Homestead by 8.30 am.

 

Saturday we all had an early morning and were ready to hit the Track. We first went to pay for our Campsites and Track usage followed by an Induction over the Phone Charlie (who was sick) for our adventure to tackle the new track created by Ronny Dahl and Sidekick.

 

Then the Adventure began, 6 Cars Greg’s Princess, Martin’s Peppa, Neil’s Prado, Mark’s Ranger, Laurie’s Hilux, and my very own mighty Lady Triton. Air Force one and old wise Steve’s 200 stayed back as they didn’t want to damage to their cars before the Simpson Dessert Trip. While Ben’s Hilux also stayed back as this was one of his first trips with the DirtyDeeds.

 

After we drove for a short period of time, we arrived at the entrance of Part 1 of Eke’s Mountain Creek bed. The fun was beginning! Bridget, Michelle, old wise Steve, young skinny Steve, Brenton, and Ben started to walk the track and worked as spotters for the drivers. And spotters you needed.

 

From the beginning on there were challenges ahead of us. Narrow sections, big rocks, step ups and slopes. Bit by bit we made our way through the creek bed. It didn’t take long, and we had the first tyre damage. Mark in his Ranger slit open his side wall of his front right tyre. Everyone went to help to change the tyre in record time. And the journey continued, very slow and with help of our fantastic spotting team we crawled up the Track. About three quarters up the track, we had the second tyre damage. Neil in his Prado slit open the sidewall of his left back tyre. And again, the teamwork was effortless. Everyone chipped in to change the tyre.

 

Unfortunately, not long after we continued up the Track the next tyre became victim of the creek bed. This time it was Laurie’s Hilux. Because there was no way to change the tyre at the location he was in, he had to drive his Hilux for about 10 meters on a flat tyre. Like the two times before everyone was just chipping in to help. While changing the tyre Mark in his Ranger was making it up to where the Hilux was stuck, and there we hear the noise of a blowen tyre. Mark did his second tyre with only about 50 meters to the exit of Track 1. Help was there within no time, as Mark already used his spare tyre, Martin was helping him out with one of his (lucky he has the same size of tyre). All up it took us about 4 hours for this part of track. At some stages if we wouldn’t have had the excellent help of our spotters, as it felt like impossible to get through, we wouldn’t have come that far.

 

Part 2 of the Track

 

For the second part of the Track Laurie and Mark decided to not to continue. Laurie had also done a CV on his car and returned to camp while Mark already done two tyres decided to continue without his car.

 

This part of track exposed itself was more challenging than the first. Higher inclines, steeper slopes, and higher step ups. At some slopes it felt like if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt, I would fall out of my seat. Slowly but steady we were crawling along, building, and moving rocks to conquer the obstacles ahead of us. Technical driving, excellent spotters and lockers on the cars made sure we kept moving forward.

 

As we came to a Y intersection called CHARLIE’S CRACK the biggest challenge was laying ahead of us. First to go up was Princess but only got halfway up before hanging herself up on massive rocks. Trying to get her of the rocks was a task and Greg had to use his winch to get him up. (Same as Ronny Dahl at the exact spot) Next up was Neil in his Prado. He made it look like a walk in the park! Followed by Martin in Peppa, off he goes and gets stuck halfway up. The whole team again began to help. Moving Rocks, placing recovery boards but nothing was getting him off the rocks he was hung up on. The Winch came into action, but only the tree it was anchored to moved not the car. There was no going forward or backwards at this stage. The next plan was to winch Peppa from the back, so I positioned my car and hooked up my winch on Peppa. It was quite a task as my car was moving forward but Peppa didn’t move at all. And again, rocks were moved, recovery boards placed, and all men’s strengths was used to undo Peppa. Finally, we’ve got him off, the Bash Plates were crumbled under car, but he was free. Martin decided to stop at this point, and it was my turn.

 

Off I went and got stuck at the exact same spot. The Team again worked their magic, moving rocks under my tyres. With a pit of power and all my lockers on I made it up. My Seaweed catcher (rear diff dynamic damper) got hung up on the rocks and was bend slightly. From this moment on we were able to visually see the top of Mount Eke’s.

 

Nearly there, slowly we crawled up the last stretch of the track. But don’t be fooled it didn’t become any easier. The spotters again did an amazing job guiding us up to the top. Princess, Neil’s Prado, and the mighty Lady Triton conquered Eke’s Peak, what a fantastic feeling it was. Such a great experience I made it up to the top as first female driver (oh I forgot to mention that I dropped a Rock on my big toe during stage two. Was hurting badly).

 

After taking in our success, we had to head back down, it also started to get dark. Not long after we started to head down Princess got stuck. Teamwork again saved the day, with Hammer to try shortening the rock and the high jack lift we were able to free Princess. We continued the track down to CHARLIE’S CRACK where unfortunately the next tyre blows up. This time it was Princess’s turn. Neil in his Prado secured Princess while everyone once again chipped in to help. 

 

The sun was starting to go down and the view was breath taking. Not long and we were ready to continue the way down. I collected the tyre and moved on. I have to say a big thank you to Ben who has spotted me all the way down, and also say thank you to old wise Steve and Michelle who were game enough to jump into my car for the way down. Yes, they survived! Also, I must mention that again Michelle and Bridget were walking all the way up spotting filming and taking pictures.

 

Thank you very much to everyone that spotted, filmed, walked, and helped we couldn’t have done this without you! Coming back, we stopped at the Homestead where Charlie was awaiting us to hear all about our experience. After we finished our conversation with Charlie, we went to camp and started to prepare dinner. Laurie was kind enough to have the fire started. We all gathered around the campfire and talked about today’s achievement. I have to say, I was the one who couldn’t stop talking about it and it was good to hear that apparently, I HAVE GROWEN BALLS! As everyone was tired, we had an early night to be prepared for the next day’s adventures.

 

Sunday morning heading for the Bendleby Ranges side. We left about 10.30 am and all 8 cars made their way up to the Tracks. Lots of the Bendleby Ranges side are easy tracks but also 8 and 9 out of 10 difficulty grades. Everyone again was helping spotting, guiding, and assisting. With Ben being new to four wheel driving he did absolutely fantastic, He tackled the challenges without problems and achieved so much. Also, a big shout out to Tamara who was driving this day, you made it look very easy!

 

We went to drive up to Sunset ridge where everyone was taking pictures and soaking in the fantastic view of the Ranges. All weekend we had stunning weather, sunshine, warm temperatures and clear sky’s. Upon return to the campsite, we got the fire cranking and spend great time talking about our adventures from the weekend.

 

I think I’m not alone, in saying that this Trip was one of the best I was on, the Teamwork just everyone doing their part without asking was outstanding. The best experience I had so far, it will be hard to top that off.

 

Monday morning, we all packed up to head home.

 

Thank you again to all of you who went on this amazing Trip and made it the most memorable trip in my Lifetime.

Trip report by ria

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Murray-Sunset National Park and Ngarkat Conservation Park
SA / VIC Border Track.

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Peake Trip


Saturday


Laurie and Jodie met up with Ria and Glenn at 8.30 am at the Peake post office.

On the way to the campsite we drove past the turn as Ria wasn’t used to it during the day. 

We unloaded our vehice and got ready for the days sandy adventures.

We did a little hill climb to see how our cars would go, Gary from adventurers was leader for the day.

Gary suggested to Greg to try out the speed bowl.  Greg was having fun doing donuts in the large donut bowl when he spun out and ended up facing the scrub in the centre, Ria was more than obliging to help tow Greg out.

Justin didn’t quite make it all the way over the second big sand dune. 

Laurie stalled his car, tried moving forward in wrong gear letting the clutch out as he had forgotten he was driving a manual.

Glenn from adventurers was pulled out backwards with winching him out.

A while later Laurie was trying to turn around he nearly rolled it but he was ok.

4 cars tried this large vertical hill called "V8 Hill" and three were successful, A pathfinder, a prado and a 200 series all made it up there sucessfully.  Laurie couldnt get his hilux up there so he made it up and back on 2 legs, needless to say his calves were hurting the next day.


Laurie helped talk Justin to go over a steep incline to turn right and then turn left .

Well done Justin and your awarded the glow in the dark balls.

We all had a huge day we a few pin striping, dents, bumps, fears conquered and and tyres coming off beads.

We all sat around the fire and had a few laughs about the day. Very fun day for all.


Sunday


For the first 20 mins we all followed the leader, Barry from Adventurers 

We all tried v8 hill a different way from the opposite side and tried to turn a sharp right and head down but nobody could.

A few flat tyres and a few 3 point turns were the fun of the day.

A few twisties, lollies and fruit loops were being offered to anyone that had their windows down especially Justins window.

A rock was placed in Justins seat as a suggestion for added height to his seat.


At the end of the driving around we got ready to go.

Guessing we will all be washing all the sand and dirt off inside and outside of our cars when we get home.

Thanks everyone for a great time and the adventurers club too for hosting


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Bri-Glen trip

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South East trip

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Keith Diesel & Dirt Derby – March 24-26

Lisa, Trevor, Bridget, Greg and Tyson met at Mt Pleasant Oval for a Chinese takeaway dinner.

From there we headed to Tailem Bend via Palmer and Swanport.

We arrived at the Motorsport OTR with about 200 other people, but we got what we needed and headed off to Keith.

At Keith we found Campsite C which we were booked into and found somewhere to camp up.

Ben his son and brother were about 2 hours delayed and arrived about 11:30pm.

Saturday morning Greg has a sleep in as he had only had his Gall Blader out on Thursday. Lisa, Trevor, Bridget, and Tyson headed into the event to have a look around.

Ben and family went into Keith and then their own way for the day.

After looking around Greg joined us at lunch time, and Trevor’s brother from Victoria also joined us.

For the afternoon we were happy to sit and watch the Jetboats run their course. Everything else was difficult to see with the crowds.

We decided to get wood fire pizzas for tea and head back to camp for a relaxing night but not before Bridget purchased a few Bundys that she was not able to leave with therefore had to drink 3 in a short period of time. Trevor, Ben, son, and brother joining us later.

Stephen Merrett was at the event with his car entered into the Ute Muster, we saw him a couple of times during the day but that evening he joined us for about an hour or so at our camp.

At 8:30 the event let off their fireworks which we had a spot-on view from our chairs, it was awesome and gave some Adelaide fireworks a run for their money.

Sunday morning, we packed up with Ben heading to Mt Gambier to pick up a car for his brother and the rest of us headed back to Adelaide without any hassles.

Yes there was no 4wdriving this weekend but it was a nice social weekend with no time frames or schedule everyone was able to do what interested them and in the evenings we came together to enjoy each other company.

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Murray Sunset National park

Murray Sunset National Park – March 10-13

On Friday Michelle, Steve, Ray, Bridget, Greg, and Newby Mark met at Mt Pleasant over heading to Mannum.

We fuelled up the cars and ourselves before heading to the Border Track Campsite just out of Meribah.

We arrived and set up with Ray losing his phone not long after using it to take photos.

Saturday morning, we aired down our vehicles and those that were towing vans. Not long after turning down the Border Track we come across our first hill, with Bridget towing and Steve not towing going up and over no problem.

Mark discovered he needed a few more berries and was over on his 3rd attempt.

Ray also towing struggled the first time but made it over the second effort.

An hour into the trip Saturday morning and we had our second hill again with the first 2 cars making it over and Mark this time taking 2 takes. Mmmm Ray he did not make it with breaking his leaf spring on his camper and the tyre at the rear of his van he was 10 metres off the top of the crest.

With some bush mechanics and a few parts off the side of the track we were eventually after a number of hours able to rig up his axel with star droppers and straps.

We continued along the track as we had no choice but to go ahead and find an out. Every intersection we came to we stopped and made adjustments including inserting a hollow log as a spacer but that did not last long. We finally but not long made it to Kerleys Road.

From there we headed to Pinnaroo but only made it about 1km down the road before the other leaf spring broke and pierced the tyre.


It was now about 12 noon and we were ringing the RAA for a tow out as we could no longer go any further.

We were told it was going to be a 2 to 4 hour wait so we settled in for the long afternoon.

Mark left us from here as he had family issues to attend to at home. Well I can tell you it was a lot longer and after 7 hours eventually the tow truck showed up.

Once the Ray’s car was on the back of the truck there was nothing more we could do to assist and with only 2 cars left we high tailed it to our next campsite Mount Crozier Campground which we made in 2 hours.

Sunday, we got up and packed ready for what today brought us. We headed off to Mopoke Hut where we stopped for a toilet break and met us with members of the Breakaway Club who stayed at the same campsite as us the night before.

By 10:30am we had made our way to Rocket Lake where Greg and Steve went for a walk out to look at the lake. After a short break we headed to Shearers Quarters campsite which was going to be our night stop but when we got there at 2pm we decided to continue on back to the Border Track campsite we stayed at Friday night to make a quick trip the next morning out and home.


On the way back we were traveling along a 4wd track only when we come across road signs stating Road Closed with no detour around and so close to the end of the road and campsite we were not turning around and there for carried on, it turned out to be a washout which we drove through carefully, apparently the trailer was on a nice angle but got through.

At camp early that night it was the first time Michelle and Steve set up camp fully.

Monday morning, we again packed up and headed home the way we came. Back at Mannum we refuelled ourselves for lunch and headed back down the hill home.

Anyone looking/wanting to go to the Simpson trip please do the other pre trip as this trip as highlighted you need to ensure all your equipment including vehicle, sleeping arrangements whether that is a swag, RRT or camper and even just cooking gear is up to scratch and ready for the Simpson unscathed.

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The gap campground, Balgowan

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Loveday 4wd park (Australia day wkend)

Australia day loveday trip 

Bridget, Greg and Tyson.  Martin, Tamara and Amelia all went up on Wednesday  

 

I left Thursday morning via Super Cheap auto to get sand plates as Greg and Bridget's van was sinking! 

I arrived around 2pm and began setting up with the group.  

Everyone was very kind and helpful and nobody gave me shit about how long it was taking me to set up! 

We had dinner around 630  and at this stage Amrlia had caught about 200 Yabby's using soap and little boys 

Around 930 someone snuck into our camp site and let off fireworks!  Nobody saw who but they were good none the less.   

 

Friday was a beautiful morning 

Greg woke the camp up with his alarm at 0530 and Bridget was very thankful for it!  

Amelia reset the Yabby nets and we went for a drive into Berri 

When we got back we went out onto the playground and tour track, i wanted to test the locker i had installed. Can't say how much i am loving it!  Completely different car. Brought a permanent smile to my face and at times i got confused what was the gear stick and what wasn't!  

 

About 2/3's the way through,  Martin and Tamara had some mechanical issues. I think it was described another Toyota feature.  His alternator clapped out and we went into recovery mode 

After a few attempts Princess managed to 

Tow the 100 series out to the next escape track and back to camp. 

My Dad John and nephew Harry turned up Friday evening to meet the group and do some of their own yabbying 

 

Saturday was Tamara's birthday.  As a present Martin decided to take a day trip to Adelaide with Tyson and Greg and bought her a virtual frappe and a new alternator!  

 

While they went on their adventure,  i finished setting up my camp and we went back out onto the tour track.   

Bridget and Tamara in the 200, Harry diving my car and Dad in his Pajero 

Very chilled and relaxing drive through. Visited the mud hole Martin and Greg got stuck in the previous trip. We all nailed it.  

It had no water in it but we nailed it!  

We also found the old mud flap from the 100  

 

We returned and Amelia and Tyson emptied out more Yabby's from the nets. By this stage we were throwing 50% back and only keeping the big ones.  Incredible how many were out there 

 

Sunday morning was crap 

Rain came in around 3am and i had a leak in the camper which was hitting my in the forehead.  If i want being rushed to set up that probably could have been avoided! 

 

Around 8ish the rain paused enough for as all to pack up wet and head for home 

 

Amazing how quickly the water had receded from 3 weeks earlier.  No water crossings for us to try out this time 

 

Great weekend was had by all 

Trip report by justin 

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Loveday 4wd park 2022-2023

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Christmas Trip Victor Harbour Holiday and Cabin Park


The Victor Harbour Christmas Trip - also known as the Quince’s caravan initiation! The weekend started early for some, arriving in Victor Harbour right at check-in time. I am told that the early check-inners were the crew to be with if you wanted to make yourself known with Michelle, who was more than willing to doff her shoes and put up a fight to make sure she had the right site! In the end, no fighting was needed and we all got to stay, so I’m not sure what you ended up saying Michelle, but well done to you! 

 

So clearly, we were the last ones to arrive, and even though we aren’t club members yet, it feels like we’ve been members for years, so I agreed to write the report! 

 

Steven and I eagerly finished work on Friday afternoon and set out to join everyone as soon as we could. At least, that’s what we all think, I’m almost certain Steven just wanted to make sure everyone was already sitting down to welcome him when he turned up with his new caravan... We got there and made quick work of getting the van set up while everyone was enjoying some good banter and friendly drinks amongst friends. 

 

Jodie showed off her camp kitchen cooking skills, making apricot chicken. She soon realised she didn’t have any apricot nectar and decided to send Laurie to the store to get some. It would seem that she in fact did not forget the apricot nectar, she had it the whole time - but points to Laurie for doing as his wife asked! I can confirm that the apricot chicken was very nice, next time I’ll buy the chicken and Jodes can do the cooking! 

 

I must say, the weather really turned it on for us this weekend, most of us ended up with the sunburn to prove it! Saturday was the all-important day, let me tell you why. You see, before we went on this trip, at the last club meeting, at the very last minute, Laurie, decided to announce a little competition. The campsite with the best Christmas Lights would win. Christmas Lights is something that I have never felt the need to partake in, however, I can be rather competitive at times, so I jumped on board - at the last minute, because, well you know, Laurie didn’t give us much time! So that Friday, it was my mission to get these lights and something to set us aside from the rest!! I found this light up reindeer. No matter the cost, I needed to have it, so $85 later, it was coming with us to Victor Harbour! Anyway, we’ll come back to the reindeer. 

 

So back to Saturday morning. I think everyone except Steven, and I got involved with cooking breakfast! Jodie was on pancakes, Bridge and Michelle were over at the BBQ, it was quite the feast - thanks team! We got all cleaned up from breakfast and we looked around... Where did Laurie & Jodie go? “To the shops to buy more Christmas lights” I must say, if I had called the competition, I would have wanted to win it too, so you can’t blame a bloke for trying! I think most of us took this as an opportunity to duck into town, and for those of us who are new to SA, to have a bit of a look around! 

 

When we got back, the water in the pool (or rather, at the splash pad) was calling our names. We wasted no time. Don the bathers and off we went! We were headed for 1 spot, the splash pad! Nothing brings a family closer together than the long-anticipated huddle under the tipping buckets. This was just the start of our water adventures for the day. As the day went by, and many, many buckets tipped on us, some of us got a little more brazen. Why should the kids get to have all the fun on the slides, right? So, I got in early, I grabbed a tube and up those stairs I went, waited for the light to go green and not so graciously slid into the slide and off I went, I didn’t realise I could bend like that! Of course, I wanted to share the fun, so I encouraged the others to have a crack, and, knowing how gracious I was, I decided to grab the camera - you know, to capture everyone else as their best! Now if there is a story to tell from that weekend, Michelle’s takes the cake! The pictures and videos just don’t do it justice, but they do help tell the story! Oh, it was a good laugh and a big thanks to Michelle for being a good sport! 

 

Santa arrived on Saturday afternoon and brought along one of his handy elf helpers. Mr elf embraced the warmer weather and decided to show a bit of skin in his outfit. We did mention it was a family event, but he seemed to miss the memo! Everyone enjoyed unwrapping their gifts and the bits of banter that went along with it. Santa’s knee got a workout - oh and Connor wore pants! 

 

Saturday night was pizza night, and it was a hit! We all ate some pizza while completing the finishing touches on our camp site lights. Throughout the afternoon, Michelle didn’t let anyone go by without making sure they signed up to be the judge of the inaugural Dirty Deeds Camp Site Christmas Light Competition, heck she even got the managers to agree (remember those ones she was going to fight!?) We didn’t need any finishing touches; our work here was done. Laurie and Jodie on the other hand, well, we were yet to see their complete set up. I can reveal that Laurie did bring the entire Christmas tree, and yes, it was on the car! 

 

As the sun went down, the lights came on and the crowds began to draw for the judging of the competition. Laurie’s set up was impressive and I still maintain that he had way longer to plan for it than anyone else. Michelle had forgotten who she had recruited as a judge and some people walking by cute kids caught her eye, so there we were, about to be judged, and who better than the sweet, adorable, impressionable, can be bribed little girls. They walked through the camp sites, yes, all of them, I did watch to make sure - although they did spend an awful lot of time at Michelle & Steve’s site!! And after much deliberation (with Michelle close by) the girls announced that the winners were Michelle & Steve. Michelle was happy to have bragging rights! Now it was about this time, that I realised, that $85 reindeer, that I went out of my way to find, was sitting in my corolla at home and I proceeded to tell Greg that had I remembered this reindeer, bragging rights would have been mine! Somehow, we got from there to drawing winners out of a hat, I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but I won’t argue, it was my name that was pulled out, so I got the prize! Needless to say, the lights competition was a huge hit and is something that we think may still happen in years to come - so get collecting! 

 

The night ended with me & Steven having an introduction to Michelle’s line of work. We are yet to see her to finish the job, but we can assure you, we both woke up feeling the need to see her, yes, she knows what she’s doing! 

 

On Sunday morning, I made up for my lack of helping the morning before, I cooked the left-over bacon and sausages for everyone to have for breakfast. Once everyone was packed up, we all sat around, ate our breakfast before setting off home. Most of us drove together in convoy until we reached north of the city, and we all broke off and went our separate ways. 

 

This was such a good weekend, and a very memorable one. Steven and I are glad to be a part of such a great club (if you’ll still have us) and to be able to have these experiences with such great people. Here’s to many more. 

Trip report by kristina

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The Gap

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Goolwa Day Trip

      

Steve and I arrived at the Marden Markets carpark, waiting on the others to arrive, which consisted of Greg and Bridget and Karl and Ria.

Once we all arrived, we decided to travel up the freeway and took the exit to Hahndorf. Karl nearly lost his new toy (his 360 camera) a couple of times with the overhanging branches; I could see a lot of the people in the main street of Hahndorf looking at what he was doing.

 

We left Hahndorf and headed towards Echunga where we met up with cyclists or as I like to call them “Lycra Heads”. It was at a section of road where we couldn’t pass safely and yes, they were taking up the entire lane.  Once we passed them, it was a rather pleasant drive through the hills.

 

Arrived at Goolwa, it was very cold and windy.  Us ladies headed towards the toilets whilst we left the guys to air down. Steve and I were unsure if we brought our compressor with us, as we took it out to rearrange our rear drawers, Bridget said it was a fine if we didn’t. Luckily no fine was issued as our compressor was in the drawer.

 

Drove onto the beach and made our way down to the mouth, Karl was having fun playing on the high part of the beach with his camera recording us all as we proceeded along.

 

We got out of our cars to walk the rest of the way, the Murray and the Ocean were having a violent tug of war, with the Murray River winning.  Bridget and I found a fish on the beach that was just barely alive, most likely will suffocate due to the water quality of the Murray. Did I mention that it was windy.

 

When we headed back to our cars it was about 11.30am, we decided to think about lunch, so after we aired up at the servo, which is also the time the heavens opened we made our way to the Corio Hotel.

 

We were all enjoying our lunch when suddenly, I bit my tongue.  At first, I thought nothing of it, but then after each bite it got worse.

That’s when Bridget had a look and noticed I nearly took a chunk out, which made eating and drinking slightly challenging.  They all suggested to put Lemons in my mouth to help close it which it did but made everything I ate taste horrible.

 

After lunch we headed back to our cars to make our way back for the meeting, all in all and enjoyable day out with the Dirty Deed Family.

trip report by michelle

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Willangi Bush Escapes, out of Peterborough.

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Eagle View

The first group arrived Friday, with Justin being the first, arriving at 4.30pm followed by Trevor and Lisa at 5pm and then Greg, Bridget and Tyson around 6.30pm.

They had set up camp and chatted around the campfire

The second group arrived the following morning around 8am, consisting of Karl, Jodie and Laurie and Steven Q and Kristina. Steve and I arrived at about 8.30am, would have arrived earlier but couldn’t find the camp, the pin Justin had placed on the map, took us no where near the camp, thankfully Trevor some how saw us and came and got us.

We were discussing the day and the idea of issuing fines to the group as a way of raising funds for the club, I was issued the first fine for not wanting to get a fine. 

Apparently, there were no rules to the issuing of fines, and Bridget was the only one that could overrule the fine, let’s just say this was going to be an interesting day.

We were waiting for 2 more people to arrive Anna and Cameron before we headed off to the office to do the paperwork, Trevor and Lisa remained at camp.

We had 8 cars for this trip.

We arrived at Redgum Revenge Climb, Steve Q attempted the climb to no avail, so he and Justin and Cameron did the Chicken Track

We progressed on and Steve S had to help Justin with some track Building at The Rocky Saddle.

Steve Q, Justin and Cameron which I will call group 2, took the easy option (or Chicken Track) for Winding Way, and this is where Greg got his first fine for saying he wasn’t in 4WD.  Almost at the top of Winding Way, Karl took 3 attempts to get up so he too was fined.

On our way down Winding Way, I got out to take notes for my report from a good vantage point and there was a section that had a large hole, Laurie had a large wheel lift and almost put his car into a large rock as he was just slightly offline navigating the hole.  It came to Bridget’s turn navigating the hole, she too had a large wheel lift and inched her way over the hole while still being on 3 wheels.

It came to Steve S turn, and Laurie came up and started filling in the hole with rocks as they were being dislodged with the previous cars, Steve got through no worries.

I then asked what about me, I was still at the top of the hill, so Tyson kindly helped me down so I wouldn’t fall.

It seemed when we regrouped with group 2, it was mentioned that Karl did the hill in neutral, and Bridget’s hands were still shaking.

We stopped for Lunch at the Mud Pits, I should probably mention to Martin and Stephen Merrett that the tracks had a lot of puddles and mud.

Rocky Point Track, group 2 headed around via the chicken track while the rest proceeded up the hill.

Greg was first and made it up the hill, followed by Laurie and Jodie. Greg had to turn around as Jodie and Laurie got stuck and needed to be winched out, (I should note that Greg then had to reverse back up the hill).

Everyone else made it up the hill and made our way round to the Rocky Point Descent, all made it down safely and we met back up with group 2.

Group 2 proceeded to do the Rock Wall track (chicken track), while the rest did King Brown Alley, no issues to be had with either group.

Justin did however mention when we all met back up at the communication tower that after a thorough investigation of all chicken tracks, he can verify he found no chickens.

We all headed off again, Justin made it up one of the climbs Spring Gully Creek Waterhole, while the rest of group 2 did the easy option.

I should mention here that fines were still being issued.

Laurie was fined for having his microphone button stuck on, let’s just say we all heard his conversation with Jodie about his bulbar, her bra and his roof rack.

I got out the car to wait for him to get up the hill to tell him it was stuck on, he was fined.

Dobinson’s Descent, group 1 made it down no problems and group 2 went around to watch us from down the bottom.

We arrived at Newman’s climb; group 1 did the hill while group 2 did the easy option.

Karl stalled it getting up Newman’s climb, we bounced a bit getting up and Bridget just needed to change her line slightly to get up to the ridge top.

Met back up with group 2 and headed back down to the office before proceeding to camp.

I should also note that Karl did his best to dodge all the puddles

Once we arrived back at camp, we met back up with Lisa and Trevor and Connor, to which Connor was running around with no shoes or pants, a battle that Lisa and Trevor fought hard but unfortunately lost.

Bridget then asked Lisa to decide which car was the cleanest out of them all, to which there were 2 winners Greg and Steve Q.

Justin then read out the fines that were issued throughout the day, we however decided that the newcomers were not to be fined for taking the chicken tracks as this was for safety.


The group that arrived that morning all made their way home whilst the remainder of the group stayed at camp.

Issuing fines was a fun way of raising money for the club and the amount we raised was $50 for the weekend, although Justin noted that Trevor could be fined for going to bed without taking his chair with him from the fire.

Another great weekend away with the club.

trip report by michelle

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Terowie 4WD Park 

Terowie 4WD Park Trip Report

We all met at McDonalds Smithfield (Bridget, Greg, Lisa, Trevor, Ria, Karl and Ray) and 5 cars left. We stopped at Saddleworth for a splash and dash with Greg and Trevor topping up.

On the way we were about 2kms from Whyte Yarcowie (aka Milk Bar) when Trevor kissed a Kangaroo with his rock-sliders and camper gas bottles.

Unfortunately, the Kangaroo did not survive but had 2 joeys on board, thankfully another car near him pulled over to assist and took the joeys on with them (not before Trevor contemplated on taking one), the car and camper survived and all onboard were ok.

After that we all arrived, found somewhere to set up, had a fire and few drinks before we called it a night.


It rained overnight and, in the morning, Ray had a waterbed in his swag/tent, we assisted in hanging it all out so it could dry, and Karl kindly offered his gazebo to keep everything dry under.

Once ready we headed off to the office to pay and get out maps. Trevor led the way heading out to the fishbowl along the way we came to a steep downhill where Trevor was a bit iffy about, Greg came up and slowly navigated down and assisted the rest. We came across the fishbowl (not like Morgan) where we had a little fun with some of the hill climbs and a deep washout that took some technical driving through.


We then headed off again finding possibly the Hot Water Service track with another steep rutted out decent. We had a little play going up and down there until we decided since we were still close to camp to head back there for lunch.

After lunch we took the Deep Creek track from camp and followed the fence line down the property. We came around Deep Creek crossing which is practically a vertical drive down into the creek.

Again, Greg went first and assisted the rest of us down.

Trevor took the lead again driving up the creek to the Playground, this area had a lot of ups and downs in and out of the creek.

From there we followed the creek through some rock step up with all getting through until Ray found his side boards stuck on one, with a little assistance of other rocks being packed in he was through.

Until we came across a difficult side lean climb than up a large step up.


Trevor was still lead so was the first to attempt but through the side leam climb got stuck on his diff and was not moving. With a little (a lot) of assistance from all of us to lift and push him backwards we decided this was as far as we were traveling through the creek and back up and bailed out up the bank.

While attempting the climb when Trevor got stuck, he unfortunately had the steering wheel suddenly turn back on him damaging his hand, once the car was on high ground Lisa drove the rest of the day.

Most of us had had enough as it was getting on in the day, so we decided to stay on the high while Greg ventured in and out the creek the rest of the way (this was not far).

We started to head back to camp when Trevor mentioned about a shed, he had stayed at not far from camp, so he took lead again and we follow to find this shed.

It turned out the shed was back down where we originally entered the creek but on the other side, but it was a nice drive. From there we took what we called the Centre Track back to camp.


That night we had a fire, but the misty rain did not ease off.

Trevor and Ray sat around the fire with umbrellas up, not sure if this stopped the rain or created more with it coming off the umbrella.

Due to the rain not letting off we were all in bed early that night.

Sunday morning, we packed up and started our tracks home, we stopped at Terowie Service Station for a quick nibble and then had a save trip the rest of the way.

There are a lot more tracks at Terowie that we have not explored and would recommend for future trip.

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Morgan Quarry Trip

 

6 cars headed out at 11am, leaving Tammy, Lisa & Trevor behind to organize the roasts. Lead out by Air Force 1 we all travelled with Martin bringing up the rear.


After all cars made it down the path we all headed to the fish bowl.

Upon entering the fish bowl Greg thought he would take up gymnastics however forgot to advise this to Bridget when they did a handstand to enter the bowl.

The remaining cars veered off and entered in a much more subdued way. Steve Merret laid down a challenge to Martin for the muddiest car. Martin was more nervous of facing Tammy at the end of the day. This did not stop him going through the mud though.

Steve and Rob had some fun playing in the mud happy as pigs.

Ria and Carl were trying to get up some steeper hills not always succeeding however did not stop trying, Steve left Michelle to take photos and video footage of the playing cars and started climbing and descending in different places.

 After about 30 minutes playing, off the cars went to the next playground area. This section had a lot of smaller water run offs causing some deeper areas not accessible for our cars. After playing for a while we had our second hair raising incident. Martins car slid into a deeper crevice placing his car on an angle he could not get out of.

Using his winch allowed his car and Amelia to get out with merely a scratch.

Next up some rock and sandy inclines and declines, all cars gave them a go with Steve Merret getting a good view to watch them keep going up and down, after having a look Greg made a wise decision not to go down one of the paths however came up it instead. At the end of play all cars lined up for a photo.


Next up we travelled along a wombat hole path to the next lot of tracks. These start with a deep short drop followed by a rocky and sandy incline, the cars were going up and down all of the paths and all made it through, no incidents here.

Next stop was lunch and some sun, with our bellies full we moved onto an in-depth discussion on whether the rock formation was a seal or a twig and berries. I do not believe a decision was reached. Next up was travelling up the hill where the seal was, no one used the seal to assist with getting up the hill so it will live to see another day.

All cars made it to the top with minimal effort due to Bridgette and Ria guiding the cars up with skill. Following a few paths with pot holes we reached the dry creek bed with rock steps.

Steve sat out for this one and was cheering the cars along, only one car had issues here, the last rock steps Rob did not have enough front clearance and hit the top rock causing a nice indent on the right side front bumper. With help from Greg and Carl rocks were placed underneath allowing Rob to finish the climb.

Air Force 1, Ria and Martin followed the creek bed while the rest of us followed along the outskirts and then headed back in to meet up with the others.


The next area was another Rocking horseowl with a lot of different inclines, some areas were washed out and now too deep a drop to attempt others had drops off the side if you made an error.

This area gave us the name turtle tower.

All cars were having a run through here staying safe but having a good time

1 of the inclines gave Martin a little issue when first trying it, Martin did not get up first time. Thinking more run up was needed Martin reversed back a bit too far.  Stopping in time, Martin climbed the hill followed by Steve and Ria.

Martin not wanting to miss an opportunity saw a hill that begged to be climbed, deciding first to be smart and go down it first, this however this to be a slight issue not having a good angle to tip the car carefully on his own, with help from Rob, Carl and Greg they helped push the car to start the decent down, only a slight hit of the tree branch on the way down and the new pathway was created.

Of course what goes down must attempt going up, getting a run up the first attempt happened, taking his foot off the accelerator Martin had to reverse back down. Peddle to the meddle attempt 2 came and he got up the top and stopped becoming a turtle on the top of the hill. All hands on deck pushed Martin backwards again for third time lucky.

Martin did not let off the accelerator and made it up and over.

Greg not to be outdone decided it was his turn. Greg got up and stuck, the second turtle was born, This one was well stuck with tyres spinning and dirt flying no traction. This turtle required to be snatched, taking off the top some more gave Steve a chance to make it up.

Steve unfortunately let off the power and landed on the top, turtle number 3 was born. With the assistance of many hands Steve was pushed back down the hill for his second go.

Attempt 2 he did not let off the power and up he went and over.

Ria to prove women are better than men gave it a go. Of course Ria

did not let off the power and up and over she went first go.

Bragging rights go to Ria for this section. Track now named unofficially Dirty Deeds hill. 

Once everyone had fun here it was time to make our way back home through the paths. On the way out a car not part of our group was sitting back watching us come through.

All the way back to the campsite dirt was falling off the cars leaving a lovely trail behind.

That night hot roast tea with veggies sitting around a nice warm fire, with a back drop of the river, the sun setting leaving a beautiful orange glow.

Trip report by elyse

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Bendleby ranges

Friday night was a cold night by the time laurie and i had got the there, the fire was cranking thanks to the early crew and later everyone joined as.

1st day saturday 

up at 7.30 am and ready to go at 10am.

we all got ready for the days adventures, stopped into see hoe stephen was after his full and see if he wanted to join us in our cars and he said no go he will reeest and see how he is when we get back.

hungery highway

first steep hill and all made it though includingjustin, no underware was ruined just wobby knees, beauitful hills scenery from the top at 620 mts above sea level.

drove past aeroplane gorgeee for our first lunch stop at billy goats track, max trax came in handy from laurie for justin as he bottomed out on a rock.

laurie did bottom out too but he got off thr rock with his blue balls still intact.

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onces again the views didnt disappoint.

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a photo taken  and road side repair of justin side steps, some one said he needs a few more pies to be heavy enough to straigten in out. 

greg  helped to get justin down the steep descent. he was very garteful for his help. a hard track to get down but we all made it  back at come we shared the days stories and laughs around the fire.

stephen decieded to head home early on sunday because he couldnt go anywhere due to the pain we were sad he couldnt join us so we stole his firewood thanks stephen get well soon.

2nd day sunday

a beautiful sun was out for a change. laurie found same mud to play in on one side of his car, come back later for the other side. off to the easier tracks and see the beeauiful scenery from the top of the hills.

gum creek drive

onto the north south ridge track and we all got a video and some photos taken in frount of our cars thanks to justin and karl for there drone footage lookeeed amazing here is some of the easy tracks.

weira view track

stopped and suggested to justin  that he needs a booster seat as he looks like he couldent see over the steering wheel laurie helped him out with his steeping stool lucky justin 

can take a joke (ill be watching over my shoulder for the return of that joke on next trips), he joined in on the funny side of it.

lunch stop was at murphy's yards

quarry springs and kokoda

was the next tracks and a photo was taken before heading back to camp.

then later we headed out to go up to sunset ridge at about 4.30 to watch the sun set on an awesome weekend had by all we all had fun balls of it

cheers

Trip report by jodie and laurie

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Puppy springs 

 

All attendees proceeded from the mt pleasant meeting point, to meet Karl and ria at the OTR in Tailem Bend.

All topped up with fuel and made way towards puppy springs.

The journey to puppy springs via the freeway, we encountered some roadwork’s, they are finally putting in more overtaking lanes and by the looks more point to point cameras.

Arrived at camp and set up our vans and campers and helped Justin with his tent thing which took longer to assemble. We checked out the camp and was quite surprised that there was a flushing toilet and hot water shower and more importantly no spiders in the toilet.

Woke up the next morning, had some breakfast and Stephen arrived, just in time to air down for the tracks.

We headed out to the tracks, should I say quad bike/motorbike size tracks in some areas, we all now have many more pinstripes even the princess wasn’t spared.

The first dune Stephen and Justin were having trouble getting up after a few attempts they assessed their tyre air pressures and finally made it up the dune.

Princess was the first to hemi hill and took the hill to the right but didn’t make it so he had another go made it up and then proceeded to do the track on the left after the 4th attempt princess made it up.

Before we headed back to camp for lunch, we went up another dune princess took five attempts to reach the top Stephen Merrett, Karl and ria and Justin took two attempts to reach the top.

 Air force 1 needed another go, she was so close, Steve and I made it up no problems, we all then proceed back to camp for lunch.

We went back on the tracks after lunch, our 1st attempt track was broken as we didn’t make it up and had to reverse back down, let out some air and made it up. Stephen Merrett got airborne and hit his head on the window all his stuff went everywhere, thankfully he is ok just has a sore head.

We all played on the tracks for a couple off hours then headed back to camp for tea and drinks around the fire, Stephen Merrett drove home.

Next morning, we had breakfast and packed up for the journey home.

Thank you to everyone that come to puppy springs it was a lovely weekend with the dirty deed’s family.

Trip report by Michelle

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Bri Glen Springs 

Anzac long wkend

The trip started on friday every one who came on the trip met as up there after set up we all talked around the fire with a few drinks then we all slowly retired for the night.

saturday morning come and we all slowly got up and prepared for the day.

late morning and some people went out on the trucks and some stayed at came and keep the fire going.

everyone return back together in the afternoon and we prepared for a roast dinner together in witch we used camp ovens it was a very nice dinner.

After dinner and more drinks around the fire again everyone slowly retired to bed

sunday morning again we slowly got up and started the day 

once again some stayed at camp and some went on the trucks trying a new way around .

those that stayed looked after the fire and a few went to get more wood for the fire for the rest off the night.

after every one got back we all relaxed around the fire and descased the days events and a few drinks every one went off to cook dinner for the night and same off as started the long prossess off packing up slowly.

everyone once again slowly everyone when to bed for the night and monday morning some off as got up early for dawn servise after having truble trying to find the radio station and not being how to find it on bridgets tablet the finally found the station and go the end.

we all slowly packed up and some left and some made sure the fire was out by emphtying the water tanks 

we all left slowly as the dust on the road out was really bad 

we all met back up after we got off the dirt road ended and started the trip home stoping only once for a toliet brake

once again a lovely and eventfull trip away with the dirtydeeds family

trip report by lisa

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Easter at Bri glen springs

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Ngarkat conservation park - 4wdsa border track maintenanceeee wkend

This trip started early with a visitor Justin messaging the group confirming the meeting point. We all replied, and Justin was happy he was in the right place not realising he was 12 hours early.

After we all had a good laugh at his expense, we all went off to work.

That night we met at Mt Pleasant oval, Myself, Greg, Lisa, Trevor with no Connor in tow, Michelle, Steve and our visitor Justin.

From there we headed to Pinnaroo to refuel ready. Once complete we headed off to the Border Track campsite of Pine Hut Soak.

We arrived about 10pm and there was a lot of people there camped with not a lot of room. We were met on the way in to let us know we could camp where we could find and that there would be a briefing in the morning at 9am.

The next morning, we attended the briefing and were given the jobs of Netting on the sand dunes where we had to either bury the ends or use an angle grinder to remove the loose excess.

We had about 5 dunes this needed to be done on.

We were privileged to be the first cars on the track before the season opened not even any of the other volunteers were in front of us. What an experience.

We fixed the netting on the way and had a little fun on the dunes.

When we got to the end of the one-way track, we had to wait for the organiser to catch up with us to unlock the gate.

While waiting we had a job to replace the sign just on the other side of the gate, so we tackled this job while waiting.

Once the gate was opened, we stopped and had some lunch.

After lunch we headed South still to attend to another 2 sand dunes.

When all the dunes were done, we headed back North to a picnic area where the organiser gave us access to a maintenance track that cut straight from the Border to a campsite on the other side.

That was an experience.

At the campsite we had to remove an old wooden sleeper table and chair stumps.

This was easier than we thought, and the job was done in minutes. We had a quick celebrational drink and then headed back to camp via the Centre Track.

Back at camp late we cooked dinner and sat around discussing the ways of life.

The next morning, we packed up and headed home.

Trevor and Lisa scooted ahead as they got word Connor was unwell.

The rest of us stopped for a bit to eat at Murray Bridge pub.

This was a great trip, but we will give some feedback on suggestions of improvement.

I would recommend this trip again as it is nice to give back to the tracks we use.

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Coorong national park

Sadly, Brenton could not make the trip due to work commitments, Heath and Denise could not go due to having serious car troubles. Steve, Zoe, Calder, Kobus, Kristen, Kara, Curly, Imogen, Dylan, Haiden, Maddison, Nathan, Uncle Jeff and Ron did not make it either.

We ended up having 4 members cars and 4 visitors’ cars, I was the last member to sign on so lucky me had to write this trip report.

I arrived at Jodie and Lauries for a planned 4.30pm departure, but due to Lauries work commitments we didn’t leave until around 5.30pm.


We had an easy drive and stopped at a servo just before Tailem Bend so Laurie could fill his esky with ice, and I topped up my fuel whilst we were there. We set off again and just as we turned off onto the Princess Highway, we could hear the others talking on their radios. They were just going through Palmer at the time we said hello but soon lost contact.

We arrived at campsite 1 around 9.30pm, and Laurie & Jodie started to set up their camper and I my swag.

Suddenly out of the darkness came a voice, I absolutely crapped my pants when a turned around to see a strange man standing there.

I then also saw a lady and they introduced themselves as Karl & Ria they are members from the Adventurers 4 X 4 club and were joining us for the weekend.


Around 10.30 we had just finished setting up and in drove Greg, Bridget, Tyson, Trevor, Lisa, Connor & a new chap called Ray.

After they had set up, they came over for a chat. They said goodnight well after midnight and Jodie and I sat up drinking and talking whilst Laurie was still setting up little bits and pieces to their camp.

Laurie finally sat down and when we looked at the time it was nearly 2am. We finished our drinks and went to bed.


We got up around 7am on Saturday and took our coffees for a walk to see if anyone else was up.

Greg discovered that he had a flat back tyre on Friday night, so he and Bridget were up early to find out what the problem was. It turns out that quite a long nail had decided to implant itself into the tyre. Greg plugged the hole, which looked like it was holding well, and then reattached it to Princess.


We agreed that we would set off around 10am to do some beach driving.

Another couple Karen and her husband Richard, from Victoria that Ria & Karl had met on Friday joined us as well.

After driving effortlessly along the beach for an hour or so, we hit some soft sand and Laurie became stuck, he was in front of me, and I tried to go around him, but I ended up getting stuck too.

Laurie lowered his air pressure down to around 8 and was able to drive out.

Greg and I let some air out of my tyres and Richard snatched me out.


Once we were ready to get going again, Trevor’s engine light came on.

He did not know what was wrong with it so he, Lisa and Connor slowly headed back to the campground from 42 Mile Crossing.

We continued along the beach and exited at another campsite – Tea Tree Crossing and had lunch. Laurie and Jodie had to head back to Meningie to get fuel and I decided to go as well.

The others carried on having more fun on the beach. This time Ray got stuck in the soft sand and again after checking tyre pressures was able to drive himself out.

Once we had all returned to camp and had dinner, we all congregated around Greg, Bridget & Tyson’s camp, talking about the day’s events. We all had lots of laughs listening to the stories of Karl’s pranks in his younger years that he had played on his mates in Darwin.


Because we’d had such a late night on Friday Jodie, and I headed back to our camp around 9pm and was joined by Laurie a short time after and we all had a hot chocolate before going to bed.

I got up about 7am on Sunday and started to pack up my swag etc, in the meantime Jodie had made some yummy pancakes for breakfast.

After that I finished loading up Suzi and then went around to say my goodbyes to everyone.

The rest of the group were heading off again around 10am but I will leave that up to Bridget to tell you about it.

Thanks everyone for making it such a great weekend, I had an awesome weekend and can’t wait for the next one.

On Sunday it was decided to load Trevor, Lisa and Connor into other cars, so they still enjoyed their weekend even if the car did not want to play. We headed out onto the beach again this time turning left. With Bridget in front and Greg Charlie we had the other 4 visitor cars in-between.


This time with our tyre pressures already down we did not have a problem in the sand. Halfway along we found a sand dune where we all pulled into, and some had a little fun. Greg tried to climb a hill but could not quite get to the top, others Ray, Ria and Laurie tried but no one could quite get there either.

Once everyone had fun and we had a break we headed back to the beach towards The Granites for lunch. Laurie had a go at fishing but caught nothing. When we were thinking of leaving a person with bagpipes was walking along the beach singing a tune. We watched him pass as we were packing up and had a quick chat with him.

We headed out onto the dirty road from The Granites back to 28 Mile Crossing at a slow pace as our tyres were down to about 10 psi. Back again on the beach we headed back towards camp but when we came to the turn off, we decided to keep going to 32 Mile to enjoy the day longer.


That night back at camp we gathered again round Greg and Bridget’s set up as it was central to all camps. Dinner, drinks and chatter was on the agenda again.


Monday morning, we all packed up and conveyed out back towards home.

Trevor was still having car issues with the engine light so was put in the middle of the convey.

Doing between 75 and 90km on the Highway we slowly made our way to Meninge which put us within 200km from home where we could call the RAA for a tow.

Arriving at Meninge the call was made, and we were told it was going to be about a 2 hour wait until we were seen. We rearranged things so we could again fit Trevor, Lisa and Connor into the 2 cars we still had. Laurie, Jodie, Ray, Karl and Ria all headed their own way from there while Greg, Bridget and Tyson waited with Trevor and Lisa.

The RAA was quicker than we expected as he came and saw us on the way to another job further away.

There was nothing he could do to get us on our way, which we already knew, so Greg drove it around to their depot where they would deliver it when they were available – this ended up being Tuesday night.

We all got home safely in the end and Trevor was able to fix his car by Wednesday night by replacing the MAP sensor and Greg assisting with clearing out his error codes on the computer.

by lorraine and bridget

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Waikerie Houseboat

 

Bridget, Greg, Blake, Jayden, Amy, Lisa, Trevor, Martin, Tamara, Josh, Sarah and all the kids meet at Smithfield at 9:00am to head to Waikerie where we were collecting the Green & Gold Houseboat called Mesmerized.

A three story that had 6 rooms where 2 each shared a bathroom, 4 on the lower floor and 2 on the second floor.

2 lounge areas and a 7 (apparently) person spa on the back deck of the lower level. The kids claimed the 3 level as their bedroom with 4 swags set up.


Once we arrived, we unloaded the vehicles while Greg, Josh and Tyson launched the boat & Lisa, and Bridget went to Woolworths to pick up the food we pre-ordered the night before.

When everyone was back on board, we were ready to take off for the weekend but not until the owner took us quickly out and back in as a routine precaution as the river was running quickly and he needed to know we could safely dock.


Underway we crossed the fairy and headed upstream at a lovely slow pace watching the world flow by. After about 2 hours traveling and about 12ks upriver we decided to pull over and enjoy the piece and quiet.

Pulling into the spot we chose was slightly more difficult than first through as we had to take a second attempt. This time we achieved but not before we had a wrestle with a large branch in the water.


The rest of the day was trying to enjoy a swim of the end of the houseboat with the number of inflatable toys we brought but with the current flowing we ended up having to be roped from our life jackets to the houseboat otherwise you differed downstream to Waikerie. That night we enjoyed a BBQ and few drinks.


Saturday morning saw a start with Bacon & Eggs and Pancakes.

We stayed where we were as it was a quiet place with only a few other boat people using the boat ramp we were near, not a busy one that is for sure.

We pretty much did the same thing with trying to swim off the end, and the spa getting used.

Greg took the ski boat out with a few having a knee board behind.


In the afternoon Greg came up with the idea of jumping in the ski boat and being dropped off upstream and floating/swimming back to the houseboat, this was second by Trevor who was around at the time. Once discussed with everyone we had 5 takers. Bridget and Martin took them 2ks upriver and they jumped out, we timed it as they were heading back and it took 30mins to do 2ks, that shows you how fast it is flowing.


Once all back safely word had spread, and another 2 trips were done with most others.


Sunday, we woke to Bridget’s birthday and the others had lovely decorated the downstair lounge for her, with breakfast out the way we got the ski boat out again with Bridget having a knee board to celebrate her birthday, followed by and not in this order, Greg, Tyson, Josh, Sarah, Gracey, Martin, Amelia, Amy and Jayden, sorry if I missed anyone.


In the afternoon we decided to move the houseboat a few kms closer to Waikerie, so it was not such a long and early morning drive on Monday to return.

This time it was a lot smoother docking.


That evening we celebrated with a smoked Roast that nearly caught on fire in the Webber and drinks.


Monday brought Valentines for most and the windup of the weekend.

We headed back to Waikerie with breakfast being cooked on the way and everyone busily packing up. Back at Waikerie we got the cars out of the compound and loaded including the ski boat back on the trailer.


Once completed and we had the all clear from the owner who checks no damage and the amount of fuel used for the weekend (interesting fact since we did not travel far and long we ended up using more fuel to run the spa and other things via the generator than we did via the motors), we started our journey back home.


Great trip had by all, thank you everyone that attended.

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Love Day 4wd park

Loveday Jan 2022

Stephen Merrett was the first to leave as he left early Friday morning and headed straight to Barmera to check into his hotel room.

Martin, Tam, Amelia, Dave and Lizzy all travelled together, later in the morning and got as far as Nuriootpa and had to turn around and come back to Martins Mechanic for another coil pack issue. 

His mechanic was said to have finally fixed the issue, by replacing a single coil pack again.

Greg, Bridget and Tyson arrived at around 8.30 pm, in the evening and we all sat around and enjoyed a quite drink or two.

Next morning Martin went to run his car and he had coil pack issues again, (Feeling like ground hog day) so he took his car into Barmera and one of his mechanic mates from the burnout scene advised his that his Mechanic had replaced the wrong coil pack, The fault code was on coil 1 and his mechanic had replaced coil pack 2.  Easily done apparently as he just got the wrong bank of cylinders.  Anyway, while Martin was playing mechanics again, we went and did the large tour track.

We were all having heaps of fun until Stephen Merrett hit a large rock in an obstacle and suddenly snapped his CV joint. 

At that point Steve limped into Barmera where he called the RAA, and they came out and dismantled his CV joint so he could travel on. 

At this point the rest of us promptly finished the last bit of the track and followed up with Steve in Barmera to make sure he was OK.

At this point we meet up with Martin at the servo with Steve Merrett after both had finally their cars going again.

  Stephen headed back to his motel room for a rest and the rest of us went for a refreshing swim out the back of the Lake Bonney.

We then went back to loveday for a cruise around the property, checking out the campsites then went back to the Tavern for Wood fire oven pizzas. 

They are the best!

Next morning, we rose and packed up and Bridge Tyson and Greg went for a jet ski ride to Moorook and back and Martin, Tam, Dave and Lizzy did the tour track, quickly. 

Once we had all got back to the Tavern and regrouped, we dispatched for home.

It was a fantastic weekend and we all had fun again.

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Christmas Trip Port Broughton 

Friday night

We arrived the majority of the club were there accept a few members and of course Carlton.

Everyone mingled and did dinner then then the remainder off the club come and set up Carlton called and was lost found his way to pt wakefield where yoyo and curly came to the rescue.

 

On Saturday

morning the kids were all up early and most people did breakfast

It was a relaxing morning most of the club members and kids explored the pool and waterpark whilst the rest of the club spent the morning relaxing a few members worked together to set up the gazebo ready for the club meeting, Santa and dinner

Thought out the rest off the day people were in and out of the pool/water park on the playground mingling under the gazebos.

In the afternoon Santa come and all the kids were very excited to see him and adults too

After Santa the men and a few women went off to cook the BBQ for the dinner and the ladies set up the salads/potatoes bakes on the tables under the gazebos dinner was amazing followed by desserts

 

On Sunday

As people packed up we had a BBQ breakfast and continued to pack up

Once we were all packed up the group took a leisurely drive home

Another great xmas trip

  by yoyo

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The gap

The Gap Trip was one of the biggest club trips of 2021. It was attended by Heath, Denise, Imagin and  Dylan, Uncle Jeff, Aidan and Jessica, Bridget, Greg and Tyson, Martin, Tam and Amelia, Dave and Lizzie, Yolanda, Carlton, Ella, Tori and Rory, Trev, Lisa, Conor, Grayce and Luke, Brenton and Lorraine, Steve and Michelle, Stephen Merrett, Stephen,  Zoe and Calder, Kobus and Kristen, Puthear and two visitors who were nicknamed by the kids Santa (or Light Boy with his Ute Send It) and the Elf  (and I am sorry If I have missed anyone, this was a massive trip)

It was so good to see so many members attend.

Denise, Heath and Uncle Jeff had been on Yorke Peninsula for the whole week exploring the region.

Greg had joined them mid week. They arrived at The Gap Campground on the Wed securing our site.

The Club was grateful for this as the campground was super busy and we not have been able to get enough space if they arrived any later.

On Thursday Tam, Martin and Amelia arrived and set up camp.

We went for a beach drive to explore the area and found some sand dunes and had a little fun playing in them for a while. Everyone have a nice evening talking and relaxing round the camp fire.

Heath had made friends with the local Foxes.

It was fun to watch them and their antics in the crop fields.

On Friday, the morning convoy left Adelaide after meeting at Lisa’s house. Travelled with no incident and arrived at camp by lunch time. This Convoy consisted of Lisa, Connor, Grayce and Luke, Lorraine, Stephen, Zoe and Calder and Kobus, Kristen and Puthear.

After Lunch we all went down to the Beach to watch Stephen, Kobus and Puthear launch the dodged up inflatable raft with motor into the ocean. Stephen was starfished in the middle trying to balance the boat while Kobus and Puthear were on either side.

Off they went over the waves in search of fish and squid.

A group of us took the kids for a beach run where they enjoyed playing in the surf for a couple of hours.

Headed back to camp to prepare dinner and await the second convoy to arrive.

The After Work Convoy arrived and everyone quickly set up their camps. We all went for a twilight beach.

Santa (as dubbed by the kids) put up lights all over his car that looked like a Christmas tree. The kids were amazed! We went back to camp after a decent run and relaxed until it was time for bed.

On Sat everyone got organised to do a coastal track. A few of the thirstier cars had a quick stop at the fuel station and we all met at the start of the track. Air down, sand flags up and off we went driving though some of the most pristine beach areas on the Peninsula.

It was truly beautiful scenery. The tracks weaved in and out between sand dunes and beach.

We stopped on the beach for morning tea and a group photo. We continued around further encountering other 4x4 clubs and campers but without incident. We come to a section in the track Greg wasn’t sure where to go so he took princess to work out which track we needed to get onto.  Next we hear on the radio Princess is stuck.

Light Boy found a way up to Greg, but he himself became stuck. Martin and Tam got around via the beach and begin to assist digging out first Princess and then Send It.

After some time and patience, both cars were freed and back on the right track. We stopped for lunch in a fishbowl we found.

It was quite warm by this point of the day. After lunch we followed the tracks round and ended up at a dead end.

We tried and tried and tried to find a way through but did not succeed.

We back tracked and finally found a way out.


We got onto the beach and followed it round. We began to see familiar landmarks and realised we were in the sand dunes near camp. Everyone had fun launching and bouncing over the hills and ruts.

A few got stuck in the sand but were quickly recovered by club members. 

We started to head back to camp and got a call on the radio that the Elf had become stuck. Wow was he stuck.

2 winches to support him and a 3rd to recover him, we safely got him out and back on the track.

Driving out, Uncle Jeff misjudged the edge of a sand dune and was rocking dangerously on the edge.

Martin quickly secured a winch to him to stop the Discovery rolling down the dune.

Greg came in and secured another strap. The 2 support cars managed to turn Jeff around so he could drive down the dune head on.

That was a close call and one we all learnt a lesson from.

We got back to camp for dinner.

After Dinner we had a bit of a party to celebrate several birthdays that occurred on or near the trip.

Michelle brought out her new disco lights and there was more interaction with our Foxy friends.

On Sunday we leisurely packed up and got ready to head home.

On the way home Yolanda and Carlton had an issue with their van which was rectified quickly. Heath and Denise had problems with the power to their 4x4 but made it home safely.

It was a great trip and we all had lots of fun.

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Loveday

1st October

Convoy 1 met at Wild About Reptiles departed 9am with a detour via JayCar. Tam realised in the car something was missing. Travelled back to Wild About Reptiles to pick up Angus (Emotional Support Dog) and got back on the road quickly. Convoy travelled without incident arriving a loveday approx 2.30 pm and set up camp.

 

Convoy 2 met at Maccas Munno Para departed at 6pm. There was an accident on Main North Road which slowed leaving from Munno Para but the rest of the trip was fairly quiet without incident. A quick stop at Waikerie for a stretch and a drink, the convoy continued the rest of the way arriving at Loveday approx 8.45pm

The campfire was warm and everyone set up quickly and relaxed round the fire til bed.

2nd October

Everyone up and awake by 8am. Breakfasts were njoyed. Joined by Steve Merrett about 8,45am. Lisa and Trev arrived around 9.00am

 

9.30 am the group departed the campsite and headed to Tour Track. There was a lot of water on the road from recent rain and it was extremely slippery and muddy. Most of the group avoided the mud while others went straight into it, spectacularly splashing water everywhere.

 

It was awesome to see most of the ladies giving 4x4 a go during the drive and having some fun!

 

The tracks were followed round completing Mallee Fowl and Tilt tracks first. Continued to Boob shaker, which did not live up to it’s name. Whether that is a good thing or not would depend on personal opinion. Next track round was 150 bumps. Amelia counted the bumps to 133, but Bridget thought some might have been missed.

 

Round the track we came across Pre Hell Hole. It was full of water and everyone had a splash and made it through. Air-Force One led the way with a massive wheel lift at the end. 

The group continued on to Hell Hole. It was wet. It was muddy and it was slippery. Some guys from another group were playing on the obstacle as we pulled in. They were not able to make it up. President Bridget led the way and was up and over in a flash. Princess turn next. Made it look super easy other than a little slip at the top. The rest of the Dirty Deeds Crew had a go. Water and mud was spraying everywhere and the cars got dirty very quickly. Everyone was living up to the club name at this obstacle. A few struggled, but everyone completed it in the end.

 

Enough playing there, the group continued round and came across a large area with 3 sections full of water. Sections one and two were easy to manoeuvre through. Section 3 well.... Princess Entered and became entrapped in the thick mud and was not going anywhere. Recover number 1 happened. Steve Merrett followed and gave it his all, but became stuck in the same place Princess came to rest. Recovery number 2. During recovery number 2, the front tyre let go with a massive BANG and water sprayed everywhere. Even spectators standing back weren’t safe from the shower of mud that followed. Working as a team, the Triton was recovered and the Club President set to helping change the tyre. Martin had a try next and guess what? Recovery number 3. Next to try was Brenton. He got through with no issues. Princess went back round for a second attempt and made it through. By this time there was quite a group of people other than our group going through. Dirty Deeds helped rescue quite a few that became stuck in the obstacle. Once the Triton was sorted the group departed and travelled to Three Hill Climb.

 

Princess came from the bottom to the top with success. Martin followed and made it up without issues. Princess went back round to try track 2 and made it look easy until she bottomed out right at the top of the hill.  Recovery Ron came to the rescue and pulled her up and over. Martin had a go on the second track and also got stuck on the same spot. With some guidance from Greg, Martin managed to get it up without assistance from a recovery vehicle.

 

Once everyone finished at the three hill climb everyone headed back to camp for lunch. Princess decided to be a rally car and drifted the whole way back. Back at camp, everyone relaxed and the kids had a big play. Amelia and Angus decided to go for a swim in the freezing cold. Connor decided to have a mud bath in a giant puddle.  Greg and Ron went with Stephen to sort out his tyre and returned a little while later.

 

Around 3pm some of the group decided to go to the sand dunes.  Much fun was had launching cars over the dunes. A few of the group got stuck, but were quickly recovered by the other members. By 5pm everyone was back at camp looking for dinner and to relax by the fire. Later in the night Martin and Greg did headlight clean and adjust and went for a run to the tavern to test what they had done. They were both happy with their lights.

4th October

Sunday was a slow start to the day. By Midday the group made it to the tavern. A few members went to Barmera for supplies and others went on the playground to tackle some obstacles. There was a lot of water and quite a few of the obstacles were not worth the risk due to this. A few other members remained at the tavern and relaxed with refreshments and lunch.

When everyone regrouped, Ron informed us he needed to return to Adelaide. They packed up and left.

Once everyone had finished playing, all returned to camp for the evening.

 

3rd October

The weather took a turn for the worse.  It was wet and windy. Most of the group packed up and headed home. A small group stayed and completed Tour Track again before heading off home.

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Peechara hills

We met at MacDonald Smithfield with everyone there early.

On this trip we had Brenton, Lorraine, Steve, Michelle, Bridget, Greg, Martin, Tamara, Dave, and Lizzy.


We were met there by Terry a new visitor and his grandson Mitchell.

Since everyone we were expecting was there, we headed off with a stop at Burra for the toilet and a stretch.

We arrived at Peechara Hills and stopped to pay our money. We found our campsite for the weekend and set up with the rest of the night involving a few drinks and stories.


Saturday morning Heath, Denise and Stephen M joined us at the campsite. Once ready we headed to Oodla Wirra and turned off towards the train line. When we came across the tunnel, we all stopped and let our tires down.

We headed through the tunnel one at a time with Greg and Brenton on the other side assisting people navigate the rocks.

Heath decided to take a different line through the rocks and learnt the quick way that maybe he should stay to the track chosen as he ended with a blown tyre at the end. After this was changed and everyone was through, we continued through the creek with several rock pools to maneuver through. Lunch was had in the creek.


After lunch we continued with more rock pools through the creek until we come across the Shearers Shed.

This is where we decided to pull out of the creek and try to head back towards camp to see what other tracks they had on site.

We headed up the road until we found a place, we could cross over the train line eventually we ended up back at the tunnel and then back to Oodla Wirra.


With a slow drive up the main highway at 70 due to tyre pressure we were lucky nothing was coming to overtake.

Back at camp Charlie the property owner came to visit us and took most of us out to a dry dam and then showed us the entrance to another creek only a few minutes from camp.


We followed this creek for an hour or so until Dave caught his tyre on a sharp rock and blow it.

By the time we got this changed it was 5pm and we headed back to camp for the evening.


Sunday, we went out for another drive on the campsite property finding the Lion Lookout and eventually finding Skull Hill by this time it as getting to midday and headed back to camp to complete the pack up.

On the way home we had to stop at Oodla Wirra to go through the Fruit Fly Quarantine Station which is also maned as a Border Check point.


We were cleared through there as we where only camped 6km approximately from there.

We again stopped at Burra for a quick bite to eat etc.

and then on home.

by 

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Adealiade Buggy Recovery 

We met at Mount Pleasant oval on the Friday night with a few members pulling out at the last minute due to medical reasons.

Once all there we were left with Bridget, Greg, Kobus and his mate Sam, Trevor, and Lisa.


We headed to Mannum Buggy Track where we met Pazz and found out camping spot. I was busy with a lot of people, but we were camped up by the toilets and other catering people so not a bad spot.


Friday night we were busy setting up and talking to Pazz to establish what was required by us as we had never done this before.

A few night caps later and an enjoyable fire we were in bed early.


Saturday morning, we signed in and had a quick briefing with Pazz since most of it was done the first night.

Once ready we all lined up in the pits area and drove the track so we could formalize ourselves of where things were and were we would be for the event.

Once back we did a second lap this time, we broke off at out observation point ready for the first event.

The first event considered of all cars doing a 10km lap this went quite quickly, and all was finished by 10:30.

The next race did not start again until 12 so most when back to camp for morning tea/lunch but Bridget stayed out with Tyson and Zac and enjoyed the sunshine.


Then we second race started, and all was going well then Bridget had a small vehicle roll it on what is called Onion Corner by the time she got there the spectators on the main road which most were crew members of the cars had righted it and they were on their way with no damage.


Most of the day went smoothly until we had a 4-car pile-up after one of the jumps which Greg and Trevor had to assist with trying to pull them apart and move them off the track, no one was hurt, and the rest of the cars were diverted around until it was cleared.

The racing was over by 2pm and we were back at camp enjoying the warm weather and some relaxing times.


That night it must have taken it out of most of us as we were all in bed by 10:30 waiting for the generators to go out at 11:00.

On Sunday, we thought it was going to be a quick race and over and done with by 10:30 but this time they split the cars into 2 groups which made it easier to keep track of car numbers as they went past us.


This day did not bring any incidents other than Bridget having to tow a car off the track who had a flat tyre on one side and the other side the tyre came right off and passed the driver, he was not going anywhere.


Once all finished, we headed back to camp, packed up and headed home.

This was a fantastic weekend, and I would recommend us doing it again, hopefully with more members and cars to assist. We have been in contact with Pazz who is going to pass on their calendar once done so we can see how it will fix in with our calendar.

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Morgan Quarry

 Most of the group met at McDonalds in Smithfield. When ready to leave Steve J.P had a white tip spider crawl up his leg and bit him, so he squished it. In the groups travels Maddison and Nathan gave them a bit of a nice spark show from their camper where the chains and plug were dragging on the ground.  

The group hit camp where Heath, Denise, Kara, Curly and the kids were already waiting with the fire going, everyone finished setting up had a few drinks then went to bed. 

SATURDAY 

The group met Steve Merritt at the gate of the quarry at 9am. Off to the fishbowl and aired down. After a bit of fun playing in the fishbowl. THAT ACTUALLY HAD SOME MUD IN IT. Fun was had. 

We split into two groups Group 1 went with Heath and Group 2 went with Greg. 

 

HEATHS GROUP headed up the back to play. They had been playing for a while at the rocking horse which was uneventful, when Bridget called us to let us know about the unfortunate event with Greg’s car, so off we went. It took us a little bit to get there but we made it. 

 

GREGS GROUPS headed off to the rocking horse for a play on the hills. We then headed down the creek looking for the 3 big climb hills but, on the way, Greg decided to blow a hole in his front diff going up what we believe has been named Toyota Hill. He backed down with Stephen thinking he had done a CV until we saw the trail of oil he was leaving in his travels. Once on flat ground we could see the hole. We informed the second group that were stationary for a while, and they came and assisted. Once we disconnected something Greg was able to continue in 2wd only. At this point we all decided to head to the lunch point. 

 

HEATHS GROUP After lunch we drove about for a while with no incidents. Then back to the fishbowl and met with Greg’s group. 

 

GREGS GROUP After lunch we again split into our 2 groups but not before Brenton launched his car up the hill getting all 4 wheels off the ground and landing hard. This scared Bridget being one of the few that saw him. Once all up Bridget headed over to them to ensure they were ok while her group had stopped to check Kobus’s car. 

With everyone and all cars ok we continued with our group heading along another creek with Martin attempting to climb hills, he could not quite make up but had a good attempt at. The rest of the afternoon went without any further hiccups, and we got ourselves back to the fishbowl without any more damage to vehicles.  

After both groups meeting back together at the fishbowl we all went back to camp for dinner and happy hour, another great night around the fire then bed. 

 

SUNDAY 

On the Sunday Greg took the 200 out and left princess back at camp with the others that decided not to go out for the morning. Martin, Greg and Stephen M all went for a drive having fun along the way with no incidents. 

 

The boys got back to camp, and everyone finished packing up and headed home. 

It shall be reported that for the first time Heath did not break or get bogged at Morgan   

Another great weekend away with great people 

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Eagle View Day Trip

So it was a glorious day and it started out well until we realised that we were going to be late.......Fashionably late, but that could have been our plan to make a dramatic entrance in our new car.

All arrived at Eagle view and aired down ready to hit the tracks.

Blake started off and attempted the first obstacle at the creek, after a few attempts he took a different line and made it up.

It was the Greg’s turn and after a few attempts the winch was needed for the princess.

Blake attached his winch to the princess, but a second winch was required from Bridget.

Brenton’s turn and he too required winching, after he was at the top it was Bridget’s turn and the 200 series made it up no problem and so did Stephen (bundy) in the patrol.

We all proceeded on, some did the rougher options of the track while the others chose the easier path.

On the hard track with Blake leading again lines were important as difficult was encountered out one hill.

But getting to the top of the hill Blake helped us all down the ruts and holes safely.

We all met back up again and stopped for lunch.

After lunch some of us proceeded the easier way, while the others went up the Rocky Point Climb. Blake was the first one down the hill and was coming through Wash away crossing, and after a couple of attempts needed to be winched, he was well and truly stuck. We had Bridget’s car being anchored by Brenton’s car to winch out Blake.

We proceeded on, Blake led a few of us on via the Stone wall, while Greg, Bridget, Stephen Merrett, Martin and Brenton tackled the new track.

This new track took us from the toilet through a few tight turns in the creek and then winded it way across the hills and up a steep one to the back of the Mid Murray Council Communication Tower.

Greg attempted a number of time to accelerate up the hill with a right hand turn on the way up but with too much soft ground and bulldust we created

a new chicken track that just took us around that section.

Princess came off second best with the bumper popping out nothing a little tap cannot fix.

We all met back up at the communication tower and continued on.

A couple of us did the easier path at Dobinson’s Descent, Particularly Steve and I as his car isn’t lifted yet.

Blake was great spotting all the drivers down the descent.

After the last climb, (I believe this is where we dented the side step on the new car) we all decided to head back to the office.

After we all aired up we decided we could come back another day to explore the area.

All in all a great weekend with the Dirty Deeds.

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Bri Glen Springs


We met at the Munno Parra maccas at 6:30 pm for a 7 pm departure.

The drive up was hazardous enough with heavy fog and roadworks to keep us going slow and freezing temperatures to make those of us without diesel heaters and electric blankets question our decisions.

Once at Bri Glen, we all set up camp and got the fire lit, having a few drinks before calling it a night.

The next morning was nice enough, with no rush to get ready for the day ahead. When we finally got moving, we immediately took a wrong turn and had to find different ways around. There were a few good hill climbs, some nice views and a couple of creek beds but surprisingly not much water.

We all parked but a fallen tree for

lunch, before carrying on back towards the camp site, stopping on the way to load some suckers ute up with wood for the nights fire. Back at camp was a relaxing atmosphere, with everyone just chilling out and enjoying the weekend.

After dinner a few of us decided to go on a night drive, the first time for some members.

That was good fun, Air force one constantly finding dead ends and nameless dmax drivers showing off by driving the track backwards.

There were a few more creek beds with sharp rocks to give the bash plates a workout.

Once finding our way back to camp, it was time to drink the night away.

The land cruiser owners got a bit heated, discussing with model cruiser was better, jokes on them, neither one is a hilux. Next morning we went for one last drive around the property, finding more new tracks as we went and even making our own at one point. We went cruising along a dried up creek and back onto the tracks before heading back to camp to air up and pack up.

We took a different way home, this time going a vack way up dirt roads and hills to get a few more nice views in before the trip was done.

Stopped at Burra for lunch before continuing our way back home, all heading out separate ways when we hit the gawler bypass.

This was a really good trip and another great weekend away with the dirty deeds family.

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Jakem Farm

30 July  

On June 30 jakem farm , the dirty deeds 4x4 drive club organised a day trip, the meet up point was the marden azzzuri 

sporting Rec, the trip was with existing club members and new comers who wanted to experience 4x4, the trip was led by Stephen and co, we arrived at jakem farm at 11 and by 11:30 we began convoying up in a single line up to the next acsent, stephen the leader went up first acsent he made it clear without any issues Kubos followed to the acscent he struggled got stuck.

Steve came back down and tried to winch kobus up, but his questionable battery died a Bit of a driver shuffle and steve reversed kobus's car all the way back down to let greg go up and jump start steves car so we could all move on.

Steves car and greg went up. 

Puthear Som was in the car with me as it was my first time 4x4ing, He was my guider and spotter, With a bit of whiplash here and there and Ava had so much fun | was surprised she was car sick because of the bumping terrains we were on. tough terrians , there were a few drizzle during the day but we progressed to the river crossing til we came across another 4x4 struggling in the creek. So in the mud we had to turn around back the other way we came, whilst we were waiting Bridget spoke via the cv she said "let's pack it up it up and call it a day“ due to tough terrain and didn't want anyone to get stuck and do some serious damage as track conditions were absolutely terrible.

Trip Report by Soc

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Bendlby Ranges


Friday 11 June

Convoy 1

Tam, Martin and Amelia head to their shop to pick up the camper van and make sure all is ready for the weekend ahead.

Got caught up with a customer and were late departing to meet Brenton and Lorraine, or so they thought.

They arrived at Brenton and Lorraine’s house to find Lorraine on the front lawn surprised they were there at 11.30am.

Brenton had misread the departure time and they weren’t ready.

No stress.

There was no major rush and after a couple of quick showers the group was ready to head off.

Brenton lead the way taking the group through a short cut to Burra bypassing the majority of towns and traffic.

Was a nice drive through the country with lots of little farm animals along the way.

At Burra, there was a quick stop to stretch the legs and have a bite to eat.

The convoy then pushed through to Peterborough.

At Peterborough the cruisers had a refuel. Whilst this happened Tam ran down Main Road to say a very quick hello to her friends at Junction Hotel. Everyone was back in the cars in 15 mins and on the way to Orroroo. 

The road from Peterborough to Orroroo had major road works and was slow going in parts.

At Orroroo we turned off to head to Bendleby Ranges, arriving at approximately 4.30pm.

Upon checking in, Lorraine discovered their Port “Boom” which she purchased to try by the fire later in the night. The group set up their sleeping quarters and Tam got the fire stoked. Dinner followed shortly after and everyone relaxed round the fire with the BOOM.

Convoy 2 left Munno Para about 6.50pm consisting of Bridget and Greg, Michelle and Steve, Ron and Blake.

The group travelled without much incident but were slowed by heavy fog. Greg and Bridget encountered a kamikaze bunny that wanted to play chicken with their Caravan.

Group 2 arrived at camp approximately 11pm and everyone pitched in to get them set up for the night.

Once set up was complete everyone sat round the fire talking until about 1am.


SAT 12 June

Pretty lazy morning, everyone leisurely had breakfast and prepared vehicles for the day ahead.

About 10am the 6 car convoy headed to the office to sign in and then headed to Hungry Highway to explore the Hungry Ranges.

The Road up to the lookout was steep and rocky with slippery shale.

One by one the 4x4s climbed to the top of the hill.

Once up there the view was incredible and the first group shot of the convoy was taken with the ranges for a backdrop. STUNNING.

The group descended and followed the track around to Billy Goat Ridge.

Along the way there were lots of creek crossings and rocky patches. It was very dry despite the rain that had fallen in the region earlier in the week.

There were quite a few roo’s out and about.

At about 12.30 the group reached the base of Billy Goat Ridge and stopped for lunch.

The Goats were also having lunch at the same spot. Amelia wanted to chase them. During lunch Tam and Martin had a look at everyone’s Travel Buddies and have decided to invest in one as hot lunch smelt so good and would have been nice on such a cold winter day.

At around 1.20pm everyone departed to head onto Billy Goat Ridge.

Billy Goat was a challenge and there where white knuckles and nail indentations in palms from holding on.

Greg guided each 4x4 through and everyone made it with no problems.

Michelle even stayed in the car!

The group went to King Ridge where the GPS informed Martin that the altitude was 600m above sea level.

The views where divine.

About 2pm the group hit Pats Peake. 

It was incredibly rocky with big drop offs and holes. Smaller rocks underneath were slipping out from under the tyres.

This was the biggest challenge of the day. 

Greg successfully got Air Force One down and came back to assist the rest of the convoy through the most difficult sections.

Again, everyone made it safely down and Michelle stayed in the car! YAY! The group behind Dirty Deeds was struggling, so Greg being the good fellow he is, went and helped the lead car down.

Dirty Deeds headed round the rest of the track back to camp.

There was a quick stop at the Office where more BOOM was purchased as well as some local wines.

Back at camp dinner was prepared and provided for everyone by Michelle and Ron. Michelle made a yummy lasagne and Ron a lovely Pasta Bake.

Bridget brought some Garlic bread and a massive carb feast was enjoyed by all.

Blake got a little tipsy early in the night and let slip to Tam that is was his birthday the following day.

He kept that a bit of a secret. Well the cat was out of the bag and Blake was celebrating the night away.

By 9pm he had chucked and crawled into bed. Everyone else sat round the campfire discussing what could be done to give him a special day. The rain got heavier as the night progressed which caused everyone to retreat for an early night.


SUNDAY 13/6/21 Blake’s Birthday !YAY!

An Easy Sunday Morning. The camp were cooking breakfast, adjusting tents after the rain, giving Blake birthday wishes and preparing for the day ahead. The sun was out and it was beautiful and warm.

At about 10.20am the group left to explore Bendleby Ranges. They wound along the creek bed through dense shrub areas up to a lookout that was incredible. The 5 cruisers and one black sheep were being set up for a group photo as a lady came running up the road to ask for assistance as their 4x4 had become stuck in the ruts on the road below. Greg quickly snapped the shot and Dirty Deeds prepared to assist with recovery. As the descended, another group appeared at the bottom. They helped winch the couple to safety with some directions and guidance from Greg. Once the 2 groups were on their way, Dirty Deeds convoy set down from the lookout and headed further around the track.

Another hill climbed to another amazing lookout. Greg arranged the cars for another group photo until the Rule Blaker tried to park in Greg’s way. Greg politely asked him to shift it so he could get the shot he envisioned.

The drive following was through dense pine plantation. It was a nice steady drive and we stopped at the end of the track for some lunch. Blake had a snooze in the back of his rig after his big night, then played chasey with Amelia. Greg, Brenton, Steve and Ron did some trouble shooting on the racking system in Martin and Tam’s 4x4 to make the fridge more accessible. Ron found some bones to take home for his daughter and Amelia helped him look for them. Everyone packed up and got back on the track, but not before Brenton backed into a fence and bent the post... whoops!

As the lunch stop was departed it started to rain, but it dried up as quickly as it came down.

The track travelled through creek beds with quite rocky areas. A few challenging patches and some good holes and leans were experienced. Greg spotted some Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies that were enormous and he said they head heads like horses. It was discussed that they may have needed wide load signs attached to their backs. Everyone had a good laugh. The track eventually came out at Quarry Springs Lookout which had some magnificent rock formations and grand old gumtrees. 

Departing Quarry Springs Lookout we followed the track back round to the exit gate, where Brenton hit Fence post number 2 for the day. At approx 3pm the group arrived back at camp. Greg and Bridget went to the office to notify of safe return.

Dinner was prepared, the fire was up and going and everyone relaxed and chatted about the day. Michelle and Ron sat together, started to have a music and movie trivia session. Every time Michelle moved Ron jumped expecting her to hurt him in some way or another. Greg warned him to play nice as Michelle might have hurt him in ways without leaving bruises. As the drinks flowed the discussion changed to include maintaining body hair, smegma and went downhill from there. (If you don’t know what smegma is, ask Michelle, make sure there are no kids around, but you probably really don’t want to know).

Blake stayed on water for the night following his big night previously. He told us he had taken a week off work and intended to stay in the Flinders spending it at Bri Glen and doing some day trips to Pirie and other places of interest.

Bridget presented Blake with a Bendleby Ranges T-shirt for his birthday and we all sang him happy birthday with marshmallow candles by the fire.

Greg sang and danced and let his hair down.

Plenty more BOOM and local wines were consumed and everyone had a rather fun night.


MONDAY 14th June

Everyone slowly packed up and pitched in to help each other out. By 10am the group headed to the office to dump rubbish and say goodbye to the Host Charlie. Bridget rebooked the campsite for the same weekend in 2022.

10.30 headed to Orroroo. We drove through the road works and were surprised they were working on the public holiday.

11.45 pulled into Junction Hotel Car park at Peterborough where everyone enjoyed a pub meal for Lunch. About 1pm Tam and Martin, Michelle and Steve refuelled and the group continued on the trip home.

We all said goodbye to Blake at the Bri Glen turn off and wished him a nice relaxing week.

The convoy travelled without incident to the Elizabeth/Northern Express way junction where we all said our goodbyes and travelled to individual homes.

It was an absolute brilliant weekend and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the time spent together.

trip report by Tamara

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Murry Sunset National park

We all meet at the mount pleasant footy oval for our trip into the murry sunset national park We left the meeting point ahead of schedule and traveled to mannum to refill for the trip, we crossed the fairy and headed onto our camp for the night which was about a 2 hours drive we arrived at camp set up for the night, we set up and got a fire going for happy hour In the morning we aired down and headed to the border track after a quick 5 minute drive down the track we came to the first sand hill Greg was the first one to go up and he got stuck only a few meters from the top so he came back and went around everyone else had a go and got 2 meters from the top I’m think it was from Greg’s ruts so no one else could get where he couldn’t.

The day went by pretty quick till Steve got stuck at the top of the next big hill and had to get Greg to reverse back and snatch him out with both campers hocked up they went flying over the hill the next stop was lunch for nice hot pies and sausage rolls out the Ovens than back driving again till we found some nice big stups to use on the fire later that night We stop for the night and set camp up for and started the fire. While we where sitting around enough the fire we had to do a quick road side repair and put a spare uhf into trevors car even though there was a uhf testing day the weekend before When it came time for tea we had lovely slow cooked roasts and veggies for tea.

After dinner we started getting the fire cranking so much the fire right proved was not big enough for a small dirty deeds fire. On the Sunday morning we packed up and headed to the hut that has been restored by the Mildura 4x4 club and than we headed onto the camp we had for the first night to have some lunch and air up after lunch we headed back to mannum and refilled to drive home. Like always awesome trip away with the club


trip report by Blake

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Loveday


Due to work commitments, Brenton and i arrived at old shady campsite around 8.30am where we were greeted by Blake the others were still sleeping due to the late night after arriving Friday.

we had just about finishing setting up when Michelle, Steve, Lisa, Trevor, kids and Trevor dad Chris arrived they all set up and whilst we waited for Steve merrett to arrive the guys aired down the tyers once Steve got there and off we went. Trevor, Lisa, Chris and kids remained at camp for the day.

we got to the preview of hell hole, greg battled with it first and then Blake who required some winch assistance. after assessing the hole Brenton successfully drove through and then everyone else followed.

we went through divorce track and the boobies shaker, we were a little disappointed with 150 bumps as we only counted 137.

we got to the 3 hills where greg, Blake, Steve and Michelle all successfully traveled up and down. Bridget took the second hill and paused about half way up when she had a magnificent wheel lift to ask for some guidance, after she received it she managed to reach the top easily.

Steve merrett, Brenton, Ron and my self met them all at the bottom by the salt lake where we all ate lunch and Tyson had fun flying his plane.

after lunch we continued to the sand hills, where lots of doughnuts and figure 8’s wetre done along with driving up and down the sand hills, Bridget remained at the bottom wating for everyone to have there fun, Brenton lost the others and started heading away from the sand to find them. Bridget told us over the radio that we were heading back to camp which we didn't want to do. so turned around to rejoin the others- had we known what was going to happen a little later, we would have kept going all the way back to camp.

everyone was having so much fun until there were 2 hills to tackle, Brenton did the left hand side easily and thought that the right hill looked interesting so attempted at speed to climb it. the car was pulled to the right, Brenton tried to get control but it was to late over she rolled. Brenton called for help on the radio, it seemed to take forever before we saw a Greg face with a very worried look appear on the other side of the windscreen, we both gave him thumbs up to let him know we were OK.

i  could not reach the window winder as my seat-belt had me pinned in. Brenton unclipped my belt against lots of my protesting and then the fight to get out was on.

i eventually got my bum to the window and Ron told me to fall back and he would catch me. poor Ron i thought. whilst they were all helping to get ron out. Bridget walked me back to her car were i stayed lean76 its new name had six winches attached by dirtydeeds guys and fj cruiser club who stopped to help to bring it back on all four wheels

after removing ten tons of sand from the snorkel the car was stared and we went back to camp and hitched a ride to the tavern for a few drinks to thank everyone for there help. Steve merrett return to barmera where he was staying.

we returned to camp, were we had a fire and greg managed to secure an Australia flag to a tree.

Saturday night our visitors Martin, Tammy and Amelia arrived after driving from port pirie burn out comps.

everyone sat around the fire and recapped the days evens and sand happy birthday to martin

Sunday morning a few off as got up and payed homage to our anzacs with a dawn remembrance.

later that morning Steve merrett returned and we all went to the play pits in front of thr tavern.

some minor damage was done to princess on a very stubborn slop, and Blake had lots off fun driving his car though a crossroad  then reversing it all the back

Bridget drove Lisa and the camera around for some action shots.

when we had done we made a stop at the tavern for a drink and the back to camp for lunch.

after lunch Steve  left for home and some others went back out to the sand dunes and tracks for some more fun why the rest off ads stayed at camp.

moist off the group had yummy pizzas from the tavern for dinner and was enjoined by the fire

Monday morning we all slowly packed up and headed for home

we stopped off for lunch at truro bakery and then after saying our goodbyes we headed for home

overall it was a very enjoyable trip with a lot laughs and heart stopping moments we cant wait for the next trip

once again Brenton and i would like to take everyone for all there help compassion and hugs that you gave us

trip report by Lorraine

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Merna Mora - Friday - Saturday

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Sunday - Bri Glen Springs

Thursday night  we meet at maccas smithfield and headed off to bri-glen springs. we meet Yolanda, Carlton and the  kids at burra and then on to terowie.

we had a truck making its way thru our convoy we were talking to the driver whilst he made his way thru. when we turned off the highway to head inland to go to bri-glen the truck decided to over take Brenton and Lorraine this ended up with Brenton having something to say to the driver who then tried to say we were turning left instead of right.

we then headed to camp.

Friday morning we got up and took it easy.

a group left for merna mora at 7am just after Trevor, Lisa and kids arrived.

a group off as went to peterbourogh for a few things we forgot

heath and Denise went to visit friends and the others went back to camp

quiet night around the fire

Saturday we decided to go out and have a drive whilst waiting for the others to arrive back from merna mora

heath thought that if the goats can go up this hill so can we so off we went with yo-yo and Carlton along with Brenton and Lorraine in toe.

whilst in the creek yo-yo and Carlton were catching baby goats that were then released.

bit further up the track and heath had a bit of problem

apparently denies should be able to read heath minds and have grabbed the chainsaw which was not picked up cos Denise is not able to read minds.

Heath got the 80 series wedged on a mallet tree stump no going back due to trees behind and no going forward due to a branch stuck between wheel arch and wheel.

Heath and Carlton as human chainsaws ripped out the branch and off we all went

before this Brenton had to self recover coming out of 1st ditch due to not airing down as was not at camp when we aired down.

Saturday night we had potatoes on the fire and a few drinks

Sunday the Easter bunny came for the kids heath and denise yo-yo and Carlton plus there kids all left

the rest stayed to Monday just relaxing by the fire

great trip

Trip report by Heath and Denise

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Coorong National Park - 42 Mile Crossing Campground


on the 6th of March we got up and divided into 2 groups, our group went along the beach with the kids and did some fishing and the kids playing in the sand also collecting shells.

Heath with no change of jeans decided he was going into knee deep water to do some fishing with the boys.

calder decided he wanted to try and fish with daddy but got swamped by a nice big wave, but lucky daddy was there to pluck him out the water. after we had some lunch and abit more of a fish, we decided to head up north beach some more, with steve leading, after a couple of minutes of driving it all of a sudden got extremely soft and chewed up, so he radio forward and let the convoy no it was chewed up and bad, and really, really soft, he was going to find a better palce to turn around.

Kobus having a hand held only heard turn around, this ended up with himself bogged 90 degrees from the track blocking it and the tide coming in fast. steve tried for half an hour to drive further up the beach around kobus but as it was so soft and steep this did not happen.

with kara bringing her tracks about a 1km down to kobus.

kara, heath and zoe and max traxs and shovels could not get him out. so we pulled the winch out on steves car and pulled.

while all this was happening with kobus, puthear was also stuck due to shitty radio and was also being dug out by everyone. heath pulled puthear out the last 100 or so meters.

kobus didnt feel confident in reversing in such soft sand, so heath reversed it ( HEATH DROVE A PATROL) steve was waiting on decently firm ground, waiting for the track to clear ahead so we didnt have a third car bogged. we then went to have a looksie at other camps sites before taking a few back tracks to camp, then waited for the rest of the group to join us for happy hour/ dinner and calders birthday cake.

trip report by zoe


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Eagle View Day Trip


So it was a glorious day and it started out well until we realised that we were going to be late.......Fashionably late, but that could have been our plan to make a dramatic entrance in our new car.

All arrived at Eagle view and aired down ready to hit the tracks.

Blake started off and attempted the first obstacle at the creek, after a few attempts he took a different line and made it up. It was the Greg’s turn and after a few attempts the winch was needed for the princess.

Blake attached his winch to the princess, but a second winch was required from Bridget.

Brenton’s turn and he too required winching, after he was at the top it was Bridget’s turn and the 200 series made it up no problem and so did Stephen (bundy) in the patrol.

We all proceeded on, some did the rougher options of the track while the others chose the easier path.

On the hard track with Blake leading again lines were important as difficult was encountered out one hill. But getting to the top of the hill Blake helped us all down the ruts and holes safely.

We all met back up again and stopped for lunch.

After lunch some of us proceeded the easier way, while the others went up the Rocky Point Climb. Blake was the first one down the hill and was coming through Wash away crossing, and after a couple of attempts needed to be winched, he was well and truly stuck. We had Bridget’s car being anchored by Brenton’s car to winch out Blake.

We proceeded on, Blake led a few of us on via the Stone wall, while Greg, Bridget, Stephen Merrett, Martin and Brenton tackled the new track.

This new track took us from the toilet through a few tight turns in the creek and then winded it way across the hills and up a steep one to the back of the Mid Murray Council Communication Tower. Greg attempted a number of time to accelerate up the hill with a right hand turn on the way up but with too much soft ground and bulldust we created

a new chicken track that just took us around that section. Princess came off second best with the bumper popping out nothing a little tap cannot fix.

We all met back up at the communication tower and continued on.

A couple of us did the easier path at Dobinson’s Descent, Particularly Steve and I as his car isn’t lifted yet.

Blake was great spotting all the drivers down the descent.

After the last climb, (I believe this is where we dented the side step on the new car) we all decided to head back to the office.

After we all aired up we decided we could come back another day to explore the area.

All in all a great day with the Dirty Deeds.

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House Boat

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Bolto – Mannum 

22nd – 26th January 2021 

 

On the Thursday night Josh and Sarah met at Greg and Bridget and we headed up in 4 cars due to towing vans and boats etc. Just out of Birdwood we heard Blake, taking his camper up, coming over the radio from Mt Pleasant. At the Mt Pleasant turn off into Tungkillo Blake was about 5 minutes behind us. As we got to the Polar Bear near Palmer, we pulled off into a slow lane to let other vehicles pass and Blake caught up with us. When we arrived at Bolto it was getting a little busy but still a few spots by the toilets. We set up had tea and then Blake and Bridget drove back to Adelaide for work Friday. 

On the Friday Greg, Josh and Sarah moved camp to the river side of the campground opposite the toilets. Another couple moved out and due to excessive noise at the toilets overnight not a lot of sleep was done. The rest of the day was sitting around either in the water or shade relaxing. Yolanda and family came over for a visit in the afternoon. Bridget and Blake headed back after work and this time met each other at the Mannum Fairy. The rest of the night involved enjoying the night and each other’s company. 

Saturday saw the beginning of the hot weather, again we seeked shade. Stephen Merrett came up for the day to visit. Greg took Stephen and Blake out for a run in his boat while Carlton, Yolanda and family showed up and took their boat out for a run. They also brought their gazebo down for shade, much appreciated. That afternoon we saw Stephen off and again relaxed by the river side. Later that night Blake Facetimed Lisa in hospital and we all got to speak with her and wish her all our best, thank you Blake. 

Sunday was the hottest day we were going to face, and it did not disappoint. Matt and Lauren (friends of Josh and Sarah’s) joined use for the rest of the stay and thankfully they also brought a gazebo for extra shade which meant we could spread out in the heat Carlton, Yolanda and family again returned for the day. Today we celebrated Carlton’s birthday with a lot of swimming, drinking, and resting in the shade. That night again Blake and Bridget drove back to Adelaide due to work commitments on Monday. 

Did the weather do a 360 on Monday from blue skies and 42-degree burning sun to a cloudy 28-degree rain. Greg, Josh, and Matt took the boat out for a run down to Ponde getting wet at times while the girls stayed back to rest. That day everything got wet and we used the heater in the cars to try and dry our jackets and charge the batteries at the same time. As Bridget was coming back up after work Greg rang her and asked her to bring the heater up. Blake and Bridget both got back up there in the late afternoon/evening. 

Tuesday was Australia Day and with our flag flying high in the tree we had a slow raise to the day. This time it was Josh’s turn to celebrate his birthday. We slowly packed up but since we were only an hour away from home and did not want to deal with the traffic of holiday makers we stayed and enjoyed the river as long as we could and did not leave until 5pm, all arriving home safely. 


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Christmas trip

Woodhouse water activity center


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The Gap Camp ground with a day visit to Moonta fishing and 4wd trip.

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Bri Glen Springs

We all met at Maccas on Friday night to head off to Bri Glen Springs.

After a late venue change due to the weather. We met kara, Curly and the kids at Roseworthy.

 

We arrived at Bri Glen at about 10 pm without any incident.

Set up camp and had happy hour.

Saturday morning, we woke up to great sunny weather.

Trev, Lisa and the kids had arrived and already set up.

After a slow start we set off for some exploring at about 11 am.

Heath, Greg and Blake took it in turns at being the leader for the afternoon.

At lunch time Heath found 2 sleepy lizards sleeping in the grass. Unfortunately for them he didn’t actually see them, but his wheels said hello to them.

Whilst everyone was paying their respects Bridget didn’t see lizard No2 as it was under her foot. After lunch we did some more driving and Blake popped a tire.

So a quick stop to change and we were on our way again. Then back to camp for dinner and happy hour.

 

Sunday morning Denise opened her chair that had been under her van.

It contained a small scorpion and a 10 – 15 cm centipede had taken up residence.

After breakfast we headed out to play Blake left his car at camp due to not having anymore spared wheels and joined Greg in The Princess. Bridget done a fantastic job of navigating the creeks in the 200 series.

Lisa also drove for a while. After lunch Denise stole the driver’s seat off Heath, we were off again.

The boys were stopping and grabbing nice Malley stumps for the fire.

Heath put one on the roof basket. Denise then used it as a tree removal device in turn breaking the wind deflector off the driver’s side of Heaths car. That was the only injury Toyotasaurus sustained for the weekend.

We were able to have our dinner and clean up before the rain hit.

The girls all sat under Bridget’s awning and the men went to Blakes, whilst standing there Blake decided to push the top of the awning to remove some of the water build up. It landed on Heath, straight down his back says he got the whole 25ml of rain.

Heath found another scorpion and showed us that they glow under a black light.

 

Monday, we packed up and headed home. We stopped in burra for lunch and off again.

A quick stop for Blake to change yet another flat/shredded tire. Luckily, Trev had a spare that fitted.

Kara decided to let Curly drive the rest of the way home.

Another great weekend away with great company. Can’t wait to do it all again.

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Saunders Gorge Sanctuary


I meet Michelle, Steve, Blake and Greg at the Tea Tree Plaza Car Park, boy was it busy as Michelle and Steve had to move once and again, we had cars around us. We headed off to Saunders Gorge with slow crawl through Chain of Ponds and up Chandlers Hill Road, with a toilet stop at Mt Pleasant we made it to Saunders to meet Lisa and Trevor who already had the fire going as they headed up earlier.

It was a warm night but nice to still have a comfort fire to socialize around for the night.

Stephen and Helena meet us in the morning, we all aired down so we were ready. We headed up to the office/shed to pay for our track and camping fees.

At this point it was starting to look like rain and by the time we got to the first obstacle it was coming down. Blake attempted the hill by the tree, but it was to slippery and wet so we all either took the chicken track or the middle track.

After that, the rain eased up and the sun came out for the rest of the day.

We only got over the next hill when we came across another person that had his Lower Control Arm stuck over the edge of a rock as he did not take the correct line and stay on the track.

After Blake went and investigated what was the problem we assisted with winching him backwards off the rock, we all pulled up down on a flat spot to check he had not damage and was then ready to keep moving.

At the next obstacle we took the hard root that was not that difficult until we got to the down hill decent which made both Stephens and my heart race as it included a large wheel lift.

Once we all recovered, we decided to find a flat place to have lunch, this also gave us a little longer to get our heart rate back to normal.

After a bite to eat the rest of the track went without much of a hitch except for the fact that Greg had his petrol light coming on and asking cheekily if we could only do uphill climbs as it only came on going downhill. We returned to the shed around 3pm ready for happy hour.

Stephen and Helena came back to camp and aired up ready for the trip home. Yolanda and Carlton visited us that evening and stayed for a couple of hours before heading off again.

The next morning, we packed up slowly and headed home, Steve and Michelle were having problems with their lights on the camper, so Trevor and Lisa accompanied them home to ensure they got there safely. Greg put some fuel in at the first available stop, but in the end, everyone got home safely and enjoyed the weekend.

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Morgan quarry Trip


On the 21st of August was our Morgan trip we meet most the club at the Munno para maccas at 6:30 

we left at 7 o’clock to head to Cordola campgrounds we arrived little after 9 o’clock 

The few club members already there had the fire going and ready for happy hour after everyone set up 


On the Saturday morning we had breakfast and left camp at around 8:30 to meet a visitor at the quarry gate at 9 o’clock 

We drove in and stopped at the fish bowl to let our tyres down and have a play and of course Bryn was the first to drive off and test the mud holes out 

After playing in the bowl for a hour or so and a few few side steps needing straightening we split up into two groups one lead by Greg the other by Heath 


The first obstacles Greg’s group came across was a couple hill climbs where we all fun playing on than we headed onto the three sisters where we all got up until it started raining a little bit and Trevor decided to park at the top a quick winch and we where on our way again heading to the creek 

Every one made it though the Creek than than Trevor had to get his winch out again for Alex’s Ute that didn’t make it across an obstacle than we headed onto the rocking horse for a play after some time playing in the rocking horse I decided that since Bryn wasn’t in our group someone else had to be the crazy one and reverse up obstacles 

Shortly after Greg didn’t want his 200 being out done so he joined in on the fun 

We headed for the flex tree for lunch 

Ron and I parked our cars up the trees we both lost traction at ruffly the same distance 

The groups split up again and headed different ways and out for a few more hours in the afternoon 

The afternoon went pretty smoothly until Greg got stuck on top of tree roots and we winched him off of it shortly after I took the lead of the group and we slowly tracked back to the fish bowl and on the last climb before the bowl Trevor crossed some slippery rocks and got stuck  another quick winch and he was good again 


Everyone regroup led at the fishbowl and had a lest play in the mud before we decided it was time to head back to camp for happy hour 


The Sunday morning we slowly packed up and headed home about 11:30 with a quick stop in kupunda for a muddy radiator

Another great weekend away with the club


Morgan 2nd group trip report

After leaving the fishbowl we spilt into 2 groups

Heath found that whilst doing donuts in the mud in the fishbowl that he had blown a cv joint, so the rest of his day was done in 2wd.

After the  first hill another stop to fix ry’s car.

A few zip ties and his radiator hose was secure again.

After driving for a while robyn and her kids decided to take a walk and play dora the explorer on the way to toyota hill.

They still wanted to keep walking so continued onto the 5 sisters.

After playing on the sisters we went off for a drive before lunch.

Whilst putting the kids in the car dave found out his car needed a handbrake adjustment as the car started rolling away, dave got the front and the brake really quick.

We didnt get too far and needed to stop to change a tyre on heaths car.

After lunch we went off to the creeks, rocking horse and the play area near the fishbowl, everyone had a play.

Bryn had to snatch ry and dave over a few spots, fun had by all.

We met the other group back at the fishbowl and headed back to camp.

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Bri glen springs


We met at the usual mc Donalds car park 

After a feed we left about 7pm with a couple toliet stops and another stop we managed to find somewhere that sold milk. 

We arrived at about 10pm set up lit a fire had a couple glasses of milk then realised it was 4am.

We had a slight late start to the day and got on the tracks by 10am 

Greg was the first stuck in a ditch with a quick winch he was out of there.

Next was jp who some how managed to drive straight into washout another easy pull and slight panel damage the job was done 

Next up was the macho looking 80 series which had a hold my beer moment and was hung up on some rocks. 

Another winch moment and we stopped for lunch then off to do a bit more driving around the property. 

After we got back lit a fire turned it up to 37 degrees it felt like about 10pm and some pyromaniac realised we had burnt all the fire wood by 7.30pm. 

Blake took care if that with Greg’s chainsaw then the some b****rd pro burnt all that by 9pm and then again more wood had to be cut. 

Day 2 

Some stayed kicked back at camp some done inner tracks on the property and some of as went gold prospecting 

We found some treasures mainly bullet shell bits of random metal after lunch we made a move back home. 

Before we got to the high way we had 2 flat tyres both with bits of shale and an easy cruise home from there. 

It took a bit to access this property and we are now welcome anything fire wood is free there and there is no short supply of wood. 

Most of the tracks are easy and we can make new ones. 

A great wkend away as always 

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Bendleby Ranges

We met up at munno para on the friday night and made our way to apilla springs for the night.

Was freezing cold and lots of people left early on saturday morning to get to bendleby rangers after signing in.

We went and set up camp then off to hit some off the tracks for the afternoon was a leisurly drive on the bendleby side of the property wasnt windly enough on the lookout for greg too loose his hat again.

Back at camp for happy hour  and fire then dinner.

Up early sunday to go play on the hungry ranges side spent the morning doing the easier parts of the hungry ranges.

after lunch stop off we went to do billy goat ridge.

Made our way up there but was unable to do it as there was a car stuck there they werent even on the track properly luckly they got offf the side  of the mountain safely.

So off to new track we went everyone accomplished this curly was completly out of his comfort zone but he did it all.

Back to camp for happy hour and dinner whiest sitting around the fire michelle gave everyone including the kids a kneck massages.

Monday we lesurly packed up and headed home

Anothder great wkend away with great poeple.

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Loveday 4WD Adventre Park

Part one

In a time a long long ago when we could freely roam this world in herds more then 10.

We had a trip to A place called loveday. We all packed our trusty steads and had come from far and wide and met at the local watering hole called McDonalds for the perilous journey ahead.

We all set off and arrived at loveday around 10pm to meet our local guide David and his family, who already had the fire going and beers flowing. We setup camp and had a chat around the fire till it was time to hit the hay. We all woke fairly early with minimal hang overs, cooked brekky and started to deflate the tyres ready for the fun ahead.

We all set off around 10am with dave leading the pack to tackle the main track around the property, our first decent obstacle (I think it's called hell hole) came up and we all gave it a go some of us hit bullbars on the sand wall but no damage (yet) to anyone. Me cruised along through a few more little obstacles till we him 150 bumps, which I think we all tried to count.

at the end of 150 bumps was the little hole (as it seemed anyway) that I have renamed to the launch pad.

Greg gave it a shot first and didn't quiet make it up, which had me puzzled as it looked like a nice easy bit, a few people gave it a miss or tried and didn't make it up, so I said what's the harm In trying this one, I drove into the deep rutts then I realised it's severely chewed out, so I have it a foot full and off I went bounced once the off I went, like a hippo with a firecracker in it's bum, I took off like I was an Apollo pilot, it hung up there for what seemed for ever till bang crash down I came, holy crap that was awesome, after some laughs and a quick check for damage off we went.

We stopped for lunch at what seemed to be a radio tower we all had a bite to eat and a nice cool drink.

Once lunch was done we headed to the 3 sisters, which was a steep rocky Dusty climb, a few of us gave it a crack and all made it up.

Once we left the 3 sisters we made tracks to the sand dunes, but before the sand dunes there were a few bog holes which heath just had to try, so I got a stick to check the water depth and as I pushed the stick into the watery muddy soup a foul stench came out and I warned heath it was deep mud and that it f@#king stunk, but heath being heath said it'll be fine and off he went, SPLAT, he sunk like a rock and the smell was gut wrenching, I was gagging so bad, i felt sorry for Denise and Maddy who were literally stuck in a car that was filling with putrid water.

After a quick recover from Greg, he popped out.

The carpets in his car were saturated, A quick flick out of most of the water and we headed off to the sand dunes, and oh boy were they fun, we all hit the sand and just went crazy, some went left some went right we ended up just having a blast till over the radio we heard that Greg had got stuck, so like bull ants to dropped sausage we all raced over it was nissan vs toyota vs Mazda to see who would be filmed pulling the mighty 200 out, just as we all just about got there we heard heath over radio GREG IM COMING TO SAVE YOU, because it would have been a shame to see a nissan pull out a toyota, but to everyone's surprise the little bt50 was first on scene.

Digging commenced with shovels and sand flying and in no time with a few TRED boards he popped himself out no worries.

A little time later we all called it day and went back to the bar for a few coldies and wait for the arrival of landbruiser.

A few coldies later and Bryn and Donna arrived, we had a few more coldies then headed back to camp to cook and have a few more coldies, but before we got to cooking and drinking Bryn wanted to go play in the sand dunes, so a few of us jumped into a couple of cars and headed to the sand dunes, where we all had such a blast, Trevor and Gracie were blasting music and driving the dunes in the bt50 like it was a paved road,Greg was showing me the power of the 200 series and Jesus iv never gone 0-60 in sand that fast let alone on the road.

So once we all finished having some fun we headed back to cook dinner and have some cold ones with our great group of people.

stay tuned for day 2 where the ladies drove the main track, we go to the play pit for some fun and a wrap up of the weekend



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Waikerie Region - Green and Gold House Boats

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Robe trip report

Sat 28th Dec

Met at Marden and were off at 7.30am. A quick stop at Tailem Bend for breakfast and onto Wrights Bay Bush Camping. Set up camp, had some lunch and a catch up with Yolanda Carlton and the girls who were already there. Then off to the beach for some fun. Uncle Jeff stayed at the beginning of the beach with the children so they could enjoy the afternoon in the water. 1st bog was Yoyo in the Triton, then Stephen and Michelle in the Patrol. Quick recoveries then off again. After turning around to return to camp Heath decided to go over some rocks on the beach and got bogged. Just a little bit bogged like right up to the sliders. Greg and Bridget along with Stephen and Michelle came back to do a recovery. Whilst doing a U-turn Stephen got bogged so Greg pulled out Heath and got bogged in the process. Greg was able to self-recover while Heath had to pull out Stephen. A few seconds later Stephen was bogged again. Another quick recovery by Greg and all headed back to camp for happy hour and dinner. A nice 25-degree day whilst Adelaide had 41.

Sunday 29th
After breakfast we headed out for another fun filled day. Carlton stayed at camp, so Yoyo joined Greg and Bridget while the kids jumped in with Jeff. 1st big dune on the beach only Heath and Greg made it over, Jeff and Stephen both struggled and since there was another car waiting to head over, we also headed back and take another Track. Next exit off the beach Jeff and Stephen had to reduce tyre pressure to be able to go over the dune. A couple of dunes later Greg slid and ran out of track therefore needing a helping hand, Stephen happily helped with this. Whilst pulling Greg they broke the bead on his tyre. A quick pump up and rolling again. We then had to reverse back for about a half a kilometre to let some cars past as there was no way to let them past. Then whilst waiting for Greg and Stephen to catch up we saw an idiot nearly hit them as he thought he was doing the Grand Prix. Found a nice beach and stopped for lunch. Drove without incident for a while then aired up and started off for camp. Had to find an alternative route back to Robe due to a grass fire near the road we were on. Was enough to warrant being water bombed to put it out. Made a 10-minute ride take 30-minutes. Gained a few extras on the way back to Robe as they had no idea how to get back. Back at camp a few drinks and dinner. Around 9pm we decided to get our sober drivers to take us all to Cape Jaffa jetty for a while to fish. The only person to catch anything was Imajen with a small squid.  Another great day in 25 degrees whilst Adelaide cooked in 43. Yolanda had to go home for work whilst Carlton and the girls stayed with us.


Monday 30th Dec
Woke up to a bit of rain and some wind. Blake arrived at about 8.30 so after some breakfast and a chat we headed out to explore the dunes once again. Carlton joined Blake so he could have a day out too as Yoyo had the car, once again girls in with Jeff. Beachport end this time. Our 1st big dune for the day found a few able to get up, around and back down but we had our 1st fatality for the day. Andrew went over the dune and didn't come back. Blake and Greg to the rescue. Greg pulled him out of his bog and then they had to change his tyre as he also broke the bead whilst being pulled out. Then off again. On the way to a lunch spot after finding a dead end and retracing steps for a while it was Jeff’s turn again. Stuck on the side of a dune all 4 of the kids abandoned him really quick as it looked like his Land-Rover was going to roll. After being recovered by the men we were off again. Quick lunch and at it again until we were back at camp for happy hour, dinner etc. still nice cool weather for us.
Tuesday 31st Dec
After a relaxing day doing not much we headed into Robe for an early dinner at the fish n chip shop and a visit to the ice cream shop then back to camp to meet up with Yoyo who was returning from work. A few drinks to bring in the new year Dirtydeed's style just missing the fire as way too windy for one. A great night with great peoples.

Wednesday 1st Jan
A quiet day women went to town to do some shopping and washing leaving the kids with the men. After lunch the men and Trish took the kids fishing while the rest of us stayed at camp relaxing. Group dinner out of the Webbers, totally amazing food. In the evening the men decided it was the women’s time to have the kids and went off fishing on the beach. Another great day.

Thursday 2nd Jan
Up early and left camp by 8am to go to Southend to explore down there. Yolanda, Carlton and Tori stayed at camp due to Yoyo not feeling the best. Apparently, bubby doesn't approve of being bounced around the dunes a few days before. 1st beach for the day on we went and down we went. Heath bogged 1st Greg then got bogged coming to help, Jeff next. Stephen and Andrew not bogged yet but tail end Charlie (Blake) bogged. After about 45 mins to get everyone moving again. A bit further along the beach and Stephen and Andrew bogged. 1st beach for the day and a great - all bogged. Andrew got another flat so changed that and off again. Only 1 and a 1/2 hours to do 1/2 kilometre of beach. Maddie checked the maps apparently, we were NOT supposed to go on that beach. Ah well had fun. You know you’re having fun when all 6 cars are bogged on 1 beach. Lunch was had on the beach whilst Heath threw in a line and caught a small salmon. Off again. Found another soft beach and Heath was again bogged trying to get off the beach exit majorly soft. Another fun recovery. Spoke to some motorcyclist and decision was made to retrace our path and go back the way we come to save everyone else getting bogged especially with the tide coming in and the next exit a fair distance away. Better to be safe than sorry. A quick snatch or 2 to get Blake un-bogged and turned around. All made it off the beach and continued our way. A quick stop to remove Blake’s bash plate as somehow the whole corner was folded over. Off again and the very beginning of the next beach Stephen was bogged again. A quick pull back and he was off but in doing so Jeff got bogged. Once recovered we were off again. Coming off the beach Blake was bogged once again. After a full day of fun in the sand we finally aired up at 6.15pm and made the drive back to camp. Arrived at camp at 8.30 had dinner and relaxed. Trish surprised Andrew with a cake for his 50th birthday. we sang happy birthday and pretty much all went to bed.


Friday 3rd Jan
Andrew and Trish were up early and headed off, Stephen and Michelle next as they had to go to Mount Gambier to see family. The rest of the crew had breakfast and packed up to go. Except Yoyo and Carlton who wanted to stay longer. Goodbyes were said and club headed home

Another fantastic time away with an amazing group of peoples lots of fun had by all. Can’t wait to do it all again



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Dirty deeds 4wd club trip roonka activity center
On the 29th of December 2019 our Christmas club trip to roonka was finally here. A couple of
club members went up early and Denise and heath met with a couple of club members at 7pm
McDonald's Curtis road to convoy up to roonka. As this wasn't 4wd weekend we had a couple of
'little cars join the trip.
On the way up Bridget was leader and Denise was at the end, most of the way up was good, we
had to stop at nurioopta to fill up zoes radiator and check it over and we were off again. We then
hit rain and lots of it, Zoe held up all the cars driving up and we all met back up at blanchtowm
servo to regroup and finish the last leg to roonka, passing two huge wombats on the side, we
finally make it in. We all set up and in the rain and had a drink or two then went to bed.
Saturday morning we all did our own brekky, coffee and just had a relaxed atmosphere and the
kids played on the playground and explored. We had a club ,meeting at 4pm while the kids did
a treasure hunt for some goodies, heath thanked the visitors for coming up and we discussed
a few club things and drew the raffle, Bridget signed off the, meeting and we all moved to the
grasses area.
Santa come to visit the kiddies and gave them all a gift, although Calder kept yelling it's daddy!
Then Santa had a full bag of extra gifts for secret Santa, Denise stitched up Greg. From there
Santa left and we started the dinner provided by dirty deeds 4wd club.
A few laughs and a couple of drinks around the fire after a fun filled day watching the kiddies
play and explore, having fun in the water and a group having a fish. Sunday everyone is slowly
packing up while a group has started the breakky barbecue, we regrouped for breakfast and
group photos done and conveyed to blanchtowm servo to do our annual group car photo. From
there we conveyed home and ended our great weekend away with the dirty deeds 4wd club and
finished the year.


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Bendleby Ranges

We all met at the mcdonalds in smithfield at 7pm had a feed and then headed off for our wkend away.

Our first stop was apilla springs for the night.

As we passed thru clare the next morning there was a RBT set up so they pulled in 1st car that just so happened to be greg and bridget.

he passed and we were off again.

just a bit further down the track greg and bridgets navman decided to take us on a wrong turn and do a complete loop only to end up back where we started.

Saturday found us up and off to bendleby with a pit stop at orroroo for some breakfast.

Arrived at bendleby by 10.30 checked in and set off for camp.

A quick set up and off to hit the tracks.

We went up to the lookout off the kokoda track and the winds were so strong as heath got out the passenger side of toyotasaurus the wind caught the door and nearly ripped it off its hinges.

Headed to a less windy spot and fixed it then off again.

Once back at camp we had dinner and drinks.

Was still windy as so andy and trish were unable to set up there tent so there bed was the colorado for the night.


Sundays weather was great little windy and 36 degrees.

After some confusion with what time it was due to day light savings we were off to tacle the hungry rangers.

Greg carefully drove over a sleeply lizard that was sunning itself in the middle of the road.

Next was ron but he decided to move it for its own safety.

But this sleepy lizard had other ideas it believed it was a crocodile and tried to rip rons throat out and snapped at him the whole time.

Everyone tackled new tracks which was quite challenging for all drivers but we all completed and enjoyed it.

Found a nice shady spot had some lunch and off again we went.

We left andy and blakes cars to soak up the sunshine and they got in with who ever had space so all in separate cars and set off for billy goats ridge. got stuck behind a groupas we hit billy goats ridge.

Mind you they only got in front of us due to blake who believed he had lost his phone when getting out of rons car to remove a branch so they back tracked only to find it was in between the seats all along.

When we were finally able to head up the ridge everyone was in there cars except michelle who walked up the hill and took videos off all driving up.

On the way back we picked up the cars from the sunning.

A few ks down the road on our way back for happy hour heath got a flatty.

Blake and ron helped change it whilst the rest of us supervised.

Finally back to camp and happy hour started.

Monday has as slowly getting up eating and packing up and heading home.

On the road heading out we passed a sleeping kangaroo in the middle of the road must off had a hard night as he didnt waker up as we all went passed him.

Another great fun filled weekend away hitting the tracks with a great group of people.


For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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Chalks Campground, Mount Crawford SA

Prior to arriving at the campsite each person had to register and obtain a permit from the Forestry Office on the way.

Andy and Trish arrived early on the Friday and we are thank-full to them for doing that as the campsite was the busiest, I have ever seen it. The rest arrived at staggered times on Friday.

Saturday we were blessed with perfect spring weather. It was nice just to sit around talking and telling stories.

We were joined by Yoli and the girls and visitors Greg & Sandra Saturday morning. Trevor took the kids for a walk into the forest. Lunch was a group sausage sizzle on behalf of the club due to the fundraisers. The afternoon was more of the same except we did go for a walk down to the hut and toilets for a look. Saturday night we had a fire and celebrated Tyson’s birthday with cake.

Sunday saw us pack up and head home. On the way Trevor noticed a smell coming from in front which could have been anyone of us since he was Charlie. We pulled over and noticed Lisa’s caravan brakes were on. While we fixed this Bryn found a small mud hole with water in it. It was a happy Bryn who said it felt like a trip now. Once Lisa was safe to return home, we were all on our way.

Thank you to all that attended this weekend.


For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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Alice Springs  - Darwin - Kakadu - Kimberley's - Broome - Tranimi Desert Trip


We will cover approxamately 11.000km, so your vehicle will need to be able to make the distance.

We will have to service our cars 1/2 way around so we will have to carry the service requirements other than oils just in case they cant be purchased out there, in our time frame.


For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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Sauders George / MannumCamp


We left from heath and denise's place at about 5.30pm to head to mannum where we camped for the wkend.

We arrived at camp and setup it was very cooled but was good with a few bevies and a fire we were joined by yolanda, carlton and the girls.

We woke up had a mad feed cooked by denise

the rest of the crew started rolling up with kara, curly and the mob, andy and trish.


We all set off in convoy to saunders george.


We arrived and aired down.

Jorrod and his tiddly winks, steve, megan and the boys also jason who was fresh off his big trip joined us at saunders.


We started off the track with a fun little up hill, of course heathy tried the hard option but being wet he had literally no traction, so we opted for the easier part all got through apart from jarrod who's rig was a little too long and got hung up on the rear bar  with a easy pull from yours truly he popped straight out no hassel.


Curl was chickentrack coordinator this trip as he had to look after the very special cargo and guide andy in his stock colarado so he didnt scratch or dirty his pride and joy, also without a lift he was unable to do the harder sections.


A few nice tracks and obsticles later we found a few mud holes and most off us had some fun.


Just as we come into the lunch area there was a little mud run where we all witnessed a ranger get stuck and a jeep struggle to pill him out, so heathy being heathy decideds to show them how its was done and when though it a few times both directions.


We got stuck behind a group of dual cabs for about an hour, who had 3 cars stuck including a 79 series, when they cleared the track they said we could go through, so we gave it a crack and non of as got stuck we flew up like butter.

a small drive and we were back at the end where we met up with curly and andy.


We drove back to the camp site where we had a bloody awesome sausage sizzle and bevies started flowing, we had jarred and jason join us for the night.


Sunday was an easy day a quick pack up to beat the rain and we were off with the group parting ways from mannum.


It was a great trip all in all. thanks for an awesome weekend away.




For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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we met at the farry on saturday morning and then went into the quarry we had some fun. Had lunch at the usual spot.

we had about 10 cars. Andy and trish as visitors who learnt some new stuff met some new friends.

we went back for happy hour. Were we had a massife fire waiting for as.

had a few camp ovens on and had some great food for saturday night with lot off laughs around the  camp fire

before we one by one head off to bed.

rob wasnt required to come on sunday morning as we only had 4 toyots and didi not require any chicken tracks corordination lol.

Had a fun time on the tracks and headed back early for a few drinks and to get ready to watch the football game.

The crows won the football and there was a lot off happy people around the fire that night.

we all left monday morning together said our good byes at the toilets and we all went on our way home.

We had no Break downs or recoveries over all was a nuther fantastic wkend away with dirtydeeds 4x4 club.


For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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Saunders Gorge Sanctuary / Celebration of four
wheel driving day - Birdwood Museum


The Object of the weekend is to have a bit of fun at Saunders Gorge on the Saturday on the "Eagle Veiw Track" and spend Sunday supporting the celebration of four wheel driving day at Birdwood Museum. This event has been orgainsed by 4WDSA.

so it would be good to see a full club turnout to show that Dirty Deed's is alive and well.


http://www.eagleview4wd.com.au/


This is a self drive 4WD track through our Private Conservation Area.

The track is designed to be a scenic drive through our rough and rugged country side.
Access to the track requires a 4WD vehicle with low range.


For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.


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Googs Track, North from Ceduna.

 

This trip is a driving trip, with lots of bitumen to begin with then over many sand dunes.

Total distance is approximately 1900KM.

This trip is suitable for vehicles that have low range and some clearance.

Drivers of all experience levels can do this track as it ranges from long distance driving to corrugated roads with easy and difficult sand dunes. There are not options to take a chicken track around an obstacle.

Due to the remoteness of this trip we recommend being in reasonable health as we cannot get an ambulance to us and would need to rely on RFDS in an emergency situation.

You will have to book sites at Googs Lake in Yumbarra Conservation Park as well as Mt Finke Campground.To book the campsite at Googs Lake you need to go here.

https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking/details#/accom/85966T

 

For more information, please contact the trip coordinator via email trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com.

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Loveday 4WD Adventre Park


The Park has fully functional toilets for both men and women, located at the rear of the Tavern.

We also have hot showers for just a gold coin donation.
As a privately owned property we ask all visitors to respect the environment and clean up after themselves.

If you are camping and require fire wood, we ask you to please visit the tavern and purchase wood, or bring your own from
home.

Loveday comes under the River Murray Environmental Protection act, which means it’s illegal for us and any persons to collect or burn wood from the property.

We at Loveday believe it's part of the camping experience to be able to sit around a camp fire at night.

We buy loads of wood in from outside the area for campers to be able to purchase and enjoy the camping life.


For more information on this type of trip, please contact the trip coordinator via email at trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com or call Greg on 0412 607 560.

Moonta Water World. Along side of the Moonta Bay Caravan Park, Moonta Bay, Yorke Peninsula.


FIRST TRIP FOR 2019

Please join us at Moonta for a leisurely trip of Camping, Fishing, Water World Park or just relaxing in the shade with a quite drink.

It is our intention to spend a relaxing weekend allowing the kids to enjoy the waterpark and have a fun social weekend.


For more information on this type of trip, please contact the trip coordinator via email at trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com or call Greg on 0412 607 560.



Grampian Tour Drive


First Day - Friday Adelaide to Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park 5 h 15 min (489 km)

Second Day - Saturday Stay at Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park  and Tour around Halls Gap.

Third Day – Sunday Travel from Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park to Boreang CampGround

Fourth Day – Monday Stay at Boreang CampGroundand Tour around Boreang CampGround.

Fifth Day – Tuesday Travel from Boreang Camp Ground to Wannon Crossing Campground No booking or payment is required at this campground and Tour around Wannon Crossing Campground.

Sixth Day – Wednesday Stay at Wannon Crossing Campground

Seventh Day - Thursday Travel to Wannon Falls Scenic Reserve

Eight Day – Friday Travel to Home



For more information on this type of trip, please contact the trip coordinator via email at trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com or call Greg on 0412 607 560

Roonka Water Activity Centre - Christmas Trip


ACTIVITIES
Canoeing in the Billabong and river (canoes for hire), Flying Fox (dual cable way), adventure playground, swimming, fishing,
boating, skiing (NO JET SKIS), hiking, geocaching, bush walking, basketball and pioneering poles available with ropes.
Pioneering activity sheets available.
FEES (GST exempt) charged at daily rates commencing at 2pm each day and finishing no later than 2pm the following day.
Arrival before or after 2pm incurs 1 daily extra charge.
No charge for children aged 3 years and under.
Shower and Toilet facilities available.
 Only materials supplied, design and construct your own structure.
Father Christmas may visit including the possibility of Secret Santa for the Adults.


If you are interested in joining us for any events thoughout the year, please contact the Trip Coordinator for more information. trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com

Worlds End


Its our intention to spend a relaxing weekend touring around some of the local tracks in and around the burra creek gorge and camping eventually in the gorge for the night at the worlds end camp ground.

You will need to be totally self sufficent for the weekend.

There is only one pit toliet nearby, which can service a large amount of people.

There was a small billabong and creek running through it apart from that, no running water.

It will be self-sufficient camping.


If you are interested in joining us for any events thoughout the year, please contact the Trip Coordinator for more information. trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com

Willangi Bush Escapes, out of Peterborough.approximately 200km from Gawler


High clearance 4wds are recommended for the harder tracks but there are plenty of tracks that can be explored in a 4x4 that doesn’t have high clearance however low range is essential.

Drivers with all levels of experience will be able to cruise around the tracks or find something harder to challenge themselves.

We will arrive in Peterborough around 9:30 - 10am and check in at the office of Willangi Bush Escapes.

We will need to fill in all the forms and pay using cash only.

We will then get our maps and key and head out to the property to set up camp.

Our camp site is accessible by 2wd. Due to the size of our club we have chosen the biggest, flattest campsite to allow camper trailers and caravans access.

There is little to no shade at this campsite and there is a dry creek bed near by that the kids can explore.Firewood is supplied

I have spoken with the owners and they will waive this fee is we bring some wood of our own to burn too. All fires must be of comfort and cooking size and are only allowed to burn until 10pm (unless we use our wood).

If we have a fire in the morning it MUST be extinguished before we head out on the tracks.

We are NOT to collect wood from their property.All fires must be in the designated fire ring.

We must pay attention to seasonal fire bans (we will be notified daily).


If you are interested in joining us for any events thoughout the year, please contact the Trip Coordinator for more information. trip@dirtydeeds4x4clubsa.com