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Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« on: May 23, 2008, 06:10:47 AM »
Hi Everybody,  ;D

As you have all probably read all over the forum, Brett and I are leaving on Tuesday to travel up north for the winter.  ;D

A number of beautiful writers on MWC have indicated they would love to travel with us, if only by photos and tales of our adventures.

Soooo we hope to keep you all thrilled and enthralled as we travel from the Hunter Valley (NSW) up to Darwin, (NT) across to Broome, (WA) and back down through the Red Centre. Ayres Rock is to be one of our stops and my darling man has these images of us climbing this bloody great big monolithic stone to take pictures of the Olgas etc from the top.  ::)

Well, those of you who have talked to this little Fly all know I am scared of heights  :o :o so why would I want to do that???

I hope we can keep you entertained but we will only be on line once, maybe twice a week and I can already feel the MWC withdrawals setting in.  :'( :'(

I will now attempt to post a couple of photos from our last trip, to give you an idea of what we will be seeing. OK Tim, lets see if I was able to shrink the little suckers, if not you will hear me yell HELP>  ;)

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 06:15:42 AM »
*gives ice cream*



Nothing soothes withdrawals like ice cream :)

Pictures, FF, bring pictures of you climbing those monolithic stones and being all Indiana Jones! ;D ;D ;D Don't tell me you purchased a whip and a hat, too.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 06:17:14 AM »
TG, how did you get that big sucker on there??
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 06:20:05 AM »
If this photo works, its about the termite nests they have in the Norther Territory. I will attempt to load a photo of one of them with some friends standing next to it.
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 06:22:57 AM »
It worked ;-)
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 06:36:52 AM »
I love termites! ;D

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 07:01:50 AM »
Fire-fly I know your not climbing Ayres rock but don't forget my photos. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 07:13:10 AM »
I won't Ma, if I ever work out how to load the @#*% things.  >:(

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 07:46:07 AM »


The above is a link to the photo I have been trying to post. This is not a magnetic termite nest, just the everyday garden variety.  ;)
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 08:11:23 AM »


Aimies fish on our last trip.  :o
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 11:00:56 AM »
The termite pic came through,(that thing must be over twenty feet high!) but not the fish which I assume was meant to be with your otherwise cryptic statement.

I see you've worked out how to put pictures into the message rather than as an attachment.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008, 05:03:54 PM »
Oh buggar Gyp, I will go back and give it another go. I could not reduce the size of my attachments to the 250mb limit so Thatguy showed me another option but I'm struggling with it a bit.  :P

The termite nests are an amazing sight and one person can push them over, they just seem to sit on top of the ground. The little suckers even eat tyres, what a great save for the environment if we could harness that little bit of nature.  :o
« Last Edit: May 23, 2008, 05:10:19 PM by fire-fly »
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2008, 05:26:50 PM »
Hi FF,

Hope you enjoy the trip, and keep us posted. I've been toying withthe idea of visiting Ayer's Rock myself for some while now, but that will have to wait until Norway and Iceland are out of the way. Just one thing; your question:

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so why would I want to do that???

Because it's there!

 ;D ;D

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a ride!"

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2008, 06:08:50 PM »
Hi Dave

Brett has been to the Rock before and I have attached a photo of the climb. He rekons the size of the thing just blows your mind. Don't stop at the Rock though, keep going, its all amazing.
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008, 06:41:07 PM »
Brett took this photo around 10am in June and the Rock is 9klm around the base and 450mtrs high. Geographically, it is the centre of Australia. When you stand on top of it, you can see the curviture of the Earth on the horizon.
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