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Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

pmonks
20/05/2009
2:20:24 AM
On 19/05/2009 devlin66 wrote:
>edit* this is it. Try and work that puppy out!!

hmmm......my eyesight seems to be going - I'm seeing roundabouts inside a roundabout!

See how many roundabouts you can count in Milton Keynes...

Sarah Gara
20/05/2009
4:44:48 AM
Thanks Wendy, Knew there must be some good points... I like beaches. lack of rain sounds good too - It's been pelting it down all day today. I can't wait to see the Araps We were sat half way up a route on Saturday and I can't wait to see "world class climbing" as where we were on Saturday had good climbing with amazing views and it's not even on the map of world class. can't wait.

Yeah Australia over Antartica methinks...bit too chilly there. Has anyone read On the Beach by Neville Shute -good book. Anothere example of the mess that the Northern hemisphere is in. x

Sarah Gara
20/05/2009
5:44:21 AM
On 19/05/2009 prb wrote:
A favourite trick of huntsmans is to hide on top
>of the sun visor in your car and
>then when you tip it down they fall onto the steering wheel...
>
OMG do you check the visor before getting in your car? I've just wikipieded all these spiders and I' know know that the huntsman wouldn't kill me. but i bet I'd crash the car! I'd rather know all these risks though

Wendy -In my reserch about funnelwebs I read somewhere that they can survive for 24-30 hours underwater due to air bubbles that they keep in the hairs of their tummys - Are you sure it had drowned - might have just passed out drunk! Scary that it was in your house...

On 20/05/2009 foreverabumbly wrote:
>Don't you have spitfires over there? the poisonous catterpillers

Do we heck. We don't have any scary insects here. With the exception of those caterpillars I haven't seen any insects so far this year. -oh actually I tell I lie... a money spider http://www.fotothing.com/lizzieb/photo/ded88c00d32e55df923b333e1cfe93e8/
landed on me when I was in my room the other day but we like them -means you are gonna get some money. but that's about it for insects.

With the exception of bees has anyone had an encounter with insects while on route? Like do I have to be careful around cracks and holes and stuff? x

Sarah Gara
20/05/2009
5:50:24 AM
On 20/05/2009 pmonks wrote:
>On 19/05/2009 devlin66 wrote:
>>edit* this is it. Try and work that puppy out!!
That's confusing I wouldn't have a clue.

This is one near me

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=salford+uk&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=14.410453,45.175781&ie=UTF8&ll=53.480021,-2.282195&spn=0.003537,0.011029&t=h&z=17

-My dad used to tell us every time we drove over it how the man that designed it commited sucide as he worried too much about people going the wrong way on it. it doesn't look to scary on the pic/map - but I always pay attention when I drive around it.. there's often people driving the wrong way through the middle on it. x

rodw
20/05/2009
7:10:52 AM
On 20/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>With the exception of bees has anyone had an encounter with insects while
>on route? Like do I have to be careful around cracks and holes and stuff?
>x

Ive been attacked by wasps and meet a few snakes but thats about it.

pmonks
20/05/2009
7:21:26 AM
On 20/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Like do I have to be careful around cracks and holes and stuff?

Yes, but more for these reasons.

heh X 11

nmonteith
20/05/2009
8:15:57 AM
A saw an amazing thing at the crag yesterday - a group of about 20 big ants dragging a large 15cm long dead gekko along the ground. It was a super team effort. I wanted to find out where the ants nest was so i could save them the effort and deliver the body myself!

I found this video on youtube of the same species of ants dragging away a nasty Funnelweb spider.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_14y3D8Czto&feature=related
Wendy
20/05/2009
8:42:15 AM
On 20/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:

>With the exception of bees has anyone had an encounter with insects while
>on route? Like do I have to be careful around cracks and holes and stuff?
>x

My last trip to Moonarie, I was belaying on the ground when I glance behind me to see a snake head pop up about a metre away. I got up and moved away and the snake kept coming closer. I scrambled up the climb a bit and more and more snake kept appearing. Clive saw all of it from on the climb and said it was enormous. I climbed as far as could up the start of the climb whilst one handed and on belay and watched this king brown get friendly with my rope and even start trying to climb up it before falling off and disappearing.

On a late winter trip to Frog, the red bellied black snakes were starting to come out of hibernation and were wiggling to the outside of the cracks to get a bit of sunlight. On one climb, I glanced to my left to see one curling out of a crack a metre away and started hooning up the pitch, only to get a glance of something else I thought was another snake, screamed then realised it was just one of my dreads.

Another walking trip up north, we were climbing through some pandanus in a gorge when I saw Lou was about to step on an enormous python. It's head was in the water when I saw it and it's tail at least 4m up the rock. Amanda was 1/2m in front of Lou, she must have just missed it too. I screamed. I do scream a bit. Lou jumped back and snake disappeared. Actually, later that trip, Lou was going for a pee in the dark with a fading head torch and by the time she saw the brown snake it was about to bite her bum. More screaming.

Then there were a few in canyons in the Blueys. One friend felt sorry for this baby tiger snake that had fallen in the canyon and tried to carry it out, only to have it bite him. He decided he could walk out quicker than a rescue could get to him and took himself into Katoomba Hospital a few hours later. Another was a client who picked something up in the canyon and asked "what's this?" to which Ken responded "Put down the snake!!!!".

Then there was my ex who was tied in to a belay on the cliff when a snake decided to wander by, and not being able to move anywhere, he just sat there and waited for it to slither over him and away. Ssme guy saw a big brown snake in the pines and thought it would be a good idea to relocate it before it became a problem, picked it up, popped in his rucksack, calmly held the rucksack on his lap whilst Lou not so calmly drove down the road and let the snake go again.

Despite all these close encounters with critters, no one I know has died from any critter bite and in fact very few have even been bitten. And this is from a population that spend a lot of time out bush. They just make for entertaining stories.

nmonteith
20/05/2009
9:46:19 AM
My dad has a habit of picking up large pythons and getting away with it - until recently! He grabbed the 3m long carpet snake from under the veranda of the rangers HQ in Lamington Nat Park, but this time the snake quickly wrapped its body around his arm and then bit HARD onto his hand, and covered its head (and his hand) with its twisting body. Dad tried lamely to remove the snake, but its all muscle and impossible to move. At this point blood is starting to trickle between the snakes tight coils and Dad's not feeling so well. In the end his mate managed to pour some metho on the snake which did the job, the snake let go and the wound got a handy disinfectant. I hope Dad doesn't try to catch anymore snakes.

pmonks
20/05/2009
2:14:27 PM
I'm staggered there haven't been any smarty-pants comments about "one eyed trouser snakes" yet...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/05/2009
2:58:42 PM
... the ute drivers who like all those stickers are on another forum?
john s
21/05/2009
10:00:11 AM
Hi Sarah

There are a few shots of the main street of Robinvale on the vid here... beautiful eh?

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2009/s2576456.htm

nmonteith
21/05/2009
4:50:46 PM
I did a quick look at car prices for 2nd hand vehicles in the Robinvale area...

Seems you can pick-up an early 90s station wagon (Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon, Toyota Camry or Mitsubishi Magna) for about $4000. Most will have done close to 200,000 km. I saw a '91 Subaru Liberty with roo bar for $3500 which sounds perfect for what you need.

nmonteith
22/05/2009
2:09:20 PM
Here is some happy snaps involving some local wildlife playing together...
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/2009/05/22/1242498910871.html
Wendy
22/05/2009
2:15:19 PM
On 20/05/2009 pmonks wrote:
>I'm staggered there haven't been any smarty-pants comments about "one eyed
>trouser snakes" yet...

I do have a story about 2 eyed trouser snakes though ... this one was was a baby brown snake discovered wiggling up a guy's leg whilst he was walking through long grass.

pmonks
22/05/2009
2:21:53 PM
On 22/05/2009 Wendy wrote:
>I do have a story about 2 eyed trouser snakes though ... this one was
>was a baby brown snake discovered wiggling up a guy's leg whilst he was
>walking through long grass.

:-O

If that had been me it would have quickly been joined by a large brown trouser log!
lacto
24/05/2009
2:03:17 PM
If you are still Robinvale bound then landline is featuring the town and the effects of the collapse of timbercorp on the area . ABC tv landline program next Sunday then available off the web I think on Monday

zumojugo
27/05/2009
6:43:19 AM
On 21/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>I did a quick look at car prices for 2nd hand vehicles in the Robinvale
>area...
>
>Seems you can pick-up an early 90s station wagon (Holden Commodore, Ford
>Falcon, Toyota Camry or Mitsubishi Magna) for about $4000. Most will have
>done close to 200,000 km. I saw a '91 Subaru Liberty with roo bar for $3500
>which sounds perfect for what you need.

NEVER BUY A MITSUBISHI MAGNA, UNLESS THE STENCH OF BURNING OIL POURING OUT OF YOUR EXHAUST IS A TURN ON!!

pmonks
27/05/2009
8:04:22 AM
On 27/05/2009 zumojugo wrote:
>NEVER BUY A MITSUBISHI MAGNA, UNLESS THE STENCH OF BURNING OIL POURING
>OUT OF YOUR EXHAUST IS A TURN ON!!

Is that a euphemism?? If so, I'm feeling a little turned on!

JimboV10
27/05/2009
9:32:15 AM
On 27/05/2009 zumojugo wrote:
>On 21/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>>I did a quick look at car prices for 2nd hand vehicles in the Robinvale
>>area...
>>
>>Seems you can pick-up an early 90s station wagon (Holden Commodore, Ford
>>Falcon, Toyota Camry or Mitsubishi Magna) for about $4000. Most will
>have
>>done close to 200,000 km. I saw a '91 Subaru Liberty with roo bar for
>$3500
>>which sounds perfect for what you need.
>
>NEVER BUY A MITSUBISHI MAGNA, UNLESS THE STENCH OF BURNING OIL POURING
>OUT OF YOUR EXHAUST IS A TURN ON!!

My Magna Wagon (98 model) just ticked over 370,000km outside Horsham on the weekend trip to Araps.. The mighty Magnatron is still goig strong!

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