AUSTRALIA


PICKED UP MY BRAND-NEW PLATES


WORKING HARD TO MAKE A FEW LAST COINS FOR THE BIG TRIP
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SO I PACKED MY BAGS LAST NIGHT, CLEANED THE CAR AND TRIED TO GET EVERYTHING READY FOR A SMOOTH TAKEOFF

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GOOD OLD BONDI BEACH FOR THE LAST TIME – GOT TO PICK UP A SWEDISH LAD AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PAPERWORK FOR THE TRIP

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THIS DOCUMENT ALLOWS ME TO TEMPORARILY IMPORT MY VEHICLE INTO FOREIGN COUNTRIES….OR AT LEAT IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER. FEELS GOT TO FINALLY HAVE THAT PRINTED. DOESN’T FEEL GREAT TO PAY 1075 DOLLARS FOR A COUPLE OF YELLOW PAPERS THOUGH.

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CROSSING THE OLD HARBOUR BRIDGE

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GETTING DIRECTIONS OF A GOOD AUSSIE BLOKE… CHEERS MATE. I’LL PUT SOME SHRIMPS ON THE BARBIE FOR YA! WHAT A MAN.

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SUNSET INTO….

AFTER LEAVING SYDNEY BEHIND IT WAS TIME FOR SOME SERIOUS ADVENTURES..

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SKINNY DIPPING FOR EXAMPLE..

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SWIMMING WITH DINGOES

WE HEADED FURTHER TO BYRON BAY AND..

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..MADE FRIENDSALONG THE WAY

AUSTRALIA GREEN CAPITOL – THE MIGHTY NIMBIN FOR A COUPLE OF COCKIES AND COFFEE

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ALOMOST LEGALIZED ON NIMBIN’S STREETS AND BACKYARDS – PEOPLE SELLING ‘HERBS’

SO WE LEFT NEW SOUTH WALES AND GOT TO THE SUNSHINE STATE – QUEENSLAND

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HAVING A MORNING WORKOUT WHILE BREATHING GASONLINE FUMES IN  SURFERS PARADISE’ UNDERGROUND PARKING LOTS

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JUST LOVING IT – ON THE WAY TO BRISBANE

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BRISBANES RIVERSIDE…STILL A FEW KILOMETERS TO GO TO DARWIN I GUESS..

I LEFT BRISBANE BEHIND

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AS WELL AS A BUNCH OF FELLOW PASSENGERS .. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ON YOUR FURTHER ADVENTURES

SO I FILLED UP THE CAR WITH ANOTHER BUNCH OF PEOPLE AND WE KEPT GOING NORTH

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LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SURF THE EASTCOAST BEFORE IT GETS TO DANGEROUS FURTHER NORTH BECAUSE OF STINGERS, JELLYFISH, SHARKS, CROCS… – BEACH AT AGNES WATERS – WAITING ‘THE’ WAVE

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GERMAN MICHAEL QUIT HIS JOB IN AGNES WATERS TO JOIN US.. GOOD ON HIM! OFF TO AIRLIE BEACH

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WE STAYED FOR A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AND ATTACKED THE ROUTE TO DARWIN

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WE PICKED UP ANDRE FROM INDONESIA IN TONSVILLE BEFORE WE TOOK THE TURN TOWARDS THE DESERT. 2500 KM OF STRAIGHT ROAD ARE AHEAD OF US. LUCKY THAT MICHAELS 64GB IPHONE IS FULL OF TUNES

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FIRST GAS STOP

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ROMANTIC SUNSET CRUISE AND 4 BOYS IN THE CAR 😉

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WAERING NO SHOES IN THE POSSIBLY HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH IS FU*KING STUPID – MT ISA

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INSTEAD OF TELLING YOU WHERE THE NEXT GAS STATION IS … ‘QUEEN SLANDER AYE’

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CROSSING THE BOARDER TO THE NOTHERN TERRITORY – WHAT A MOMENT – WHAT A STATE

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NT – NOT TODAY NOT TOMORROW

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ANYWAY IT WAS ABOUT TIME TO TAKE A MASSIVE SHIT – I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ALL NEEDED TO WATCH

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THIS PIONT IS LEGENDARY -NT THREEWAY- WHO WOUDN’T LIKE A THREEWAY ABOUT 1000 KILOMETERS TO GO TO DAWIN STRAIGHT, NOT A SINGLE TURN!

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XMAS FEELINGS COME UP

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THE DALY WATERS PUB – FEELING A BIT  TIPSY THERE AFTER ONLY ONE BEER IN THE SUN – THE PROBABLY MOST FAMOUS PUB IN ALL OF AUSTRALIA

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AN OLD DIESEL AYE .. SHE BURNS ABOUT 3 LITERS PER THOUSAND KM (OF OIL) 15W50

ANOTHER COUPLE OF BEERS FURTHER UP THE ROAD AT THE MIGHTY MATARANKA PUB AND I DROPPED PANTS AT THE NATURAL BITTER SPRINGS HOT POOLS – EVENTHOUGH LITTLE TEMPERATURE GAUGE MAKES IT LOOK LIKE THE WATER WAS COLD 😛

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CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER – SOME PEOPLE WERE MUMBLING ABOUT A BIG SNAKE IN THE WATER.. DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE ON ABOUT

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NOT FAR TO GO TO DARWIN..

SO I ARRIVED UP IN DARWIN, I USED TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME WORKING UP HERE. MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PLACE IN ALL OF AUSTRALIA. I LOVE DARWIN! THANKS TO MY FORMER BOSS DAVE WHO ALLOWED ME TO USE HIS WORKSHOP FOR A FEW PRE-ASIA LANDCRUISER IMPROVEMENT REPAIRS – I GOT SOME S**T SORTED

SO WE FLUSHED THE ENGINE AND STARTED TAKING IT APART..A LITTLE BIT A LEAST

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ENGINE WITHOUT SUMP, NEEDED A GOOD CLEAN AND A NEW SEAL

WE ALSO EXCHANGED THE RADIATOR HOSES AS WELL AS ALL BELTS TO MAKE SURE I DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT ON A DUSTY ROAD IN INDIA WITHOUT ANY WATER BUT A MILLION SPECTATORS

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THANKS TO LEGEND CRAIG FOR BEING SUCH A CHAMP AND CHANGING THE ROCKETCOVER GASKET FOR US
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THATS HOW YOU LOOK LIKE IF YOU PULL A ENGINE SUMP OFF AND RELEASE A STUCK OIL FILTER WITH SCREWDRIVER AND HAMMER

THE SHIP TO TIMOR WAS DELAYED, I NEEDED THE MONEY AND DARWIN WAS IN DEMAND OF SOME STRAIGHT KERB SO THERE WAS ANOTHER 10 DAYS OF TROWLING CONCRETE

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ON THE WAY TO WORK
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EDGING A ‘PRAM-CROSSING’
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RUNNING OUT SOME ‘MUD’
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BACK ON THE TOOLS – FINISHING OFF BEFORE THE CLOUDS COME IN..CONCRETE DOESNT LIKE DARWIN’S WETSEASON

I WENT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

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TYRE SEALANT FOR EMERGENCY TUBE REPAIRS
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LUCAS OIL ADDITIVE TO MAKE UP FOR THOSE WORN PISTON RINGS
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I ALSO INSTALLED A CONVERTER WITH 240V OUTPUT TO RECHARGE COMPUTERS, DRONE BATTERIES,…
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DEFINITELY DIDNT MISS OUT ON A BIT OF DARWIN DOWNTOWN MITCHELL ST
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I GOT THE TRANSMISSION SERVICED BY A SPECIALIST AND BOLTED ON THE LAST PANEL AND SHE WAS READY FOR THE CONTAINER
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PJ’S (ANL) YARD CLOSE TO BERRIMAH EAST ARM WHARF 20 MIN OUT OF DARWIN CBD

SO THE CAR WAS GONE AND I KEPT MYSELF BUSY RINGING UP POTENTIAL CUSTOM BROKERS IN DILI/EAST TIMOR TO GET THE CONTAINER CLEARED OVER THERE. THIS IS NECESSARY IF YOU DONT ANT TO GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE AUTHORITIES. 60 EXPENSIVE PHONE CALLS LATER I FINALLY GOT SOMEONE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE WHO WAS ABLE TO PASS ME ONTO HIS COUSIN WHOSE BROTHER SPOKE SOME ENGLISH. THAT GUY THEN GAVE ME THE NUMBER OF A CUSTOM BROKER WHO THEN TURNED OUT TO BE THE CUSTOM BROKERS FATHER IN LAW ..AND SO ON.. ANYWAY I DECIDED TO POSTPONE MY AMBITIONS UNTIL I GET TO DILI AND FOCUSSED ON GETTING NAKED AROUD THE POOL..MERRY CHRISTMAS

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DARWIN CHRISTMAS
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XMAS PARTY AT CURTIS’ HOUSE

TIME TO FLY TO DILI TO GET MY CAR OUT OF THE CONTAINER ..

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