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went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..

 
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10/28/2011 03:39 AM
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went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
gday glp'rs.

back on 29th August 2011, I went away with my hospitality agency to work at the Birdsville hotel for the Birdsville races week. Birdsville is at the bottom end of queensland, and at the start of the simpson desert, and near the borders of South Australia and the Northern Territory. I went last year for the first time (my agency's 3rd time) to work at pub through the races in the outback, and the rain came in on friday arvo, and flooded the area surrounding the tiny town, with nearly 4thousand campers in the flatlands and camping grounds washed out. The police locked all 8 roads out of Birdsville for the next 4 days, and the main cup carnival was cancelled. AmaZing time working the pub during these 4 days!!

On my second day there this year, my boss's asked me if I would like to go down to Innamincka, 600k's down into South Australia (still part of the Outback loop, and the pubs/motels owned by same peoples) and work at housekeeping and kitchen dishes for a few weeks. 3 weeks down there became 7 and 3/4 weeks, before I was allowed to leave, and finally found a flight home, eventually returning to Birdsville to catch the same plane I came in on, as the prefered way, from Innamincka to Moomba (a mining camp an hour away) was blocked due to all the miners going home. That would have flown me to Adelaide, the back to Brisbane or the Gold Coast, so an alt route had to be found. Skytrans leaves Birdsville at 11.45am (tues and thur) and lands in Brisbane at 5.30, after stoping down 5 times for fuel stops/passanger/mail stops. But I love the dehaviland dash 8-100 ; ))

I left on Monday 28th aug at 9am from brisbane airport, and returned to brisbane airport at 5.30pm Tuesday 25 October!

I had no mobile network from when I left Brisbane in late August, till when I arrived back home late October, (last Tuesday night, 25th October 2011), and very little internet access. I did have access to the pub computer a few times, but with expensive sattelite net access, and although free for staff, it was a quick in and out for mail and fb.. lol.. I did catch up with glp a few times, once when I felt compeled to, and found the early news that Ninzrez had cut her leg badly!! And and when a tremour happened in Adeliade a few weeks back... but I had an amaZing time in an outback tourist town of only 15, then 12 when I left after the nearly 8 weeks, and the pleasure of going to Birdsville twice in one year (population of 110-120).

anyway, I'm back now, after a few computer issues. I don't dare try to catch up with 8 weeks of glp!! So look forward to going on with what happenes from now.

watching, and always wondering

stay safe

netta :P
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10/28/2011 05:06 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
thanks, whoever it was that gave me the *5* stars!

hf


also thanks to all who have read so far..

amazing time, please feel free if to ask questions about the eastern australian outback and my eXperience!! lol...

glad to be back in reality though, although strange re-adjuting..

watching, always wondering.

rock on!
stay safe ; )
netta
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10/28/2011 06:01 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
thats some nice territory up that way.

would have been strange without GLP for so long.

back to the real world now, and some doom!
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10/28/2011 06:04 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
gday glp'rs.

back on 29th August 2011, I went away with my hospitality agency to work at the Birdsville hotel for the Birdsville races week. Birdsville is at the bottom end of queensland, and at the start of the simpson desert, and near the borders of South Australia and the Northern Territory. I went last year for the first time (my agency's 3rd time) to work at pub through the races in the outback, and the rain came in on friday arvo, and flooded the area surrounding the tiny town, with nearly 4thousand campers in the flatlands and camping grounds washed out. The police locked all 8 roads out of Birdsville for the next 4 days, and the main cup carnival was cancelled. AmaZing time working the pub during these 4 days!!

On my second day there this year, my boss's asked me if I would like to go down to Innamincka, 600k's down into South Australia (still part of the Outback loop, and the pubs/motels owned by same peoples) and work at housekeeping and kitchen dishes for a few weeks. 3 weeks down there became 7 and 3/4 weeks, before I was allowed to leave, and finally found a flight home, eventually returning to Birdsville to catch the same plane I came in on, as the prefered way, from Innamincka to Moomba (a mining camp an hour away) was blocked due to all the miners going home. That would have flown me to Adelaide, the back to Brisbane or the Gold Coast, so an alt route had to be found. Skytrans leaves Birdsville at 11.45am (tues and thur) and lands in Brisbane at 5.30, after stoping down 5 times for fuel stops/passanger/mail stops. But I love the dehaviland dash 8-100 ; ))

I left on Monday 28th aug at 9am from brisbane airport, and returned to brisbane airport at 5.30pm Tuesday 25 October!

I had no mobile network from when I left Brisbane in late August, till when I arrived back home late October, (last Tuesday night, 25th October 2011), and very little internet access. I did have access to the pub computer a few times, but with expensive sattelite net access, and although free for staff, it was a quick in and out for mail and fb.. lol.. I did catch up with glp a few times, once when I felt compeled to, and found the early news that Ninzrez had cut her leg badly!! And and when a tremour happened in Adeliade a few weeks back... but I had an amaZing time in an outback tourist town of only 15, then 12 when I left after the nearly 8 weeks, and the pleasure of going to Birdsville twice in one year (population of 110-120).

anyway, I'm back now, after a few computer issues. I don't dare try to catch up with 8 weeks of glp!! So look forward to going on with what happenes from now.

watching, and always wondering

stay safe

netta :P
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Good on ya mate.

You shopuld have stayed away and enjoyed it, and to fuck with the real time BS we are hit with.
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10/28/2011 06:16 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
thats some nice territory up that way.

would have been strange without GLP for so long.

back to the real world now, and some doom!
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thanks ; )

hf

It was very strange, but amaZing. I quote a poem from a book that magically appeared a few weeks back,

They curse her desert places,
How can they understand?
Who knew not what her face is,
and never held her hand?
Who may have heard the meeting,
of boughs the wind has stirred.
Yes missed the whispered greeting,
Our listening hearts have heard.
- Will Ogilvie (aust poet of late 1800's)

(thanks to reading the book, inamincka, by elizabeth burchill. many quotes I could have recorded in my tiny notebook, but chose the 3rd last chapter's outback verse quote).

wondering, always watching!

stay safe and rock on!
netta
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10/28/2011 06:34 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
thank you for the other 4 *5 stars* peoples!!

loVe sharing my amaZing journeys!

and thanks to the nearly 200 people who have read this..

can you imagine the red dust road goes on and on,
and sometimes you wonder if by the shrinking,
your on the right road?
your gps registers nothing out here,
check the map, we've made no turn offs,
despite dust storms and random cattle and wild horses
that we nearly hit,
lizards and snakes, and stopping for smoko.
We're on the right road, let's go ahead..
we've travelled 3 hours, another 3 hours till we hit the next town,
it must get better from here?


radom poem about my experience in the outback! lol...

stay safe!

rock on..

watching, always wondering..

netta ; P
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10/28/2011 06:44 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
Welcome back!

The place hasn't been the same without you.

hi
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10/28/2011 08:25 AM
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Re: went away for 9 days, came back 8 weeks later..
Now that you are back we can finally get on with the DOOM
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