Skip's 4x4
Collie trip, 25th-27th Jan 2003
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Participants:    
Driver Vehicle Passengers
Pome Pete Toyota Landcruiser 60 series Kids
Skip Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel kids
McGyver Nissan Patrol Kids
Gadget Nissan Patrol Herc (the dog)
Dino Mitsubishi Pajero  
Matt Nissan Patrol  
Styx Mitsubishi Pajero Anne
Big Pete Mitsubishi Triton (Styx's 4x4) Jeanette & kids
Rambo Suzuki Sierra Kid
TC Nissan Patrol kids

Note 1: The environment was not damaged in this trip. All vehicles stayed on designated tracks. Please do not ask me to remove any photos from this page, as refusal may offend.
Note 2: If any participants of this trip would like a high resolution versions of any of these pics for printing purposes, then please email me. The raw images are at 1984 x 1488 pixels and are about 700Kb each.

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Wellington Dam wall. 0139.JPG
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Awesome water force... 0140.JPG
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The kids checking it out. 0141.JPG
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Tonka, with "SS Titanic" on the roof. 0145.JPG
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Setting up camp. 0146.JPG
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My hammock with a view to die for. 0147.JPG
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A big goanna. 0150.JPG
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Rapids. 0153.JPG
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More swimming in the river. 0154.JPG
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Some in-car photos of us tracking up a hill. 0157.JPG
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Gadget having a little trouble. 0161.JPG
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Dino on a nasty hill. 0164.JPG
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Our campsite at Wellington dam. 0169.JPG
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McGyver's dinner... 0170.JPG
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All the kids. 0172.JPG
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Styx dinner. 0173.JPG
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Hi Tara! 0177.JPG
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Styx & Anne. 0179.JPG
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The night-time drinks and nibblies. 0180.JPG
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Although the next 9 pics are not on designated tracks, the local Calm rangers allow this, for legitimate purposes, such as Marron fishing. 0181.JPG
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Here we are helping out a Marron fisherman who got bogged in the muddy dam banks, late at night. 0182.JPG
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A simple recovery. 0183.JPG
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 And here, another vehicle suffers the same fate the following morning. 0184.JPG
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Very soft indeed. 0188.JPG
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Although a snatch was attempted, nearly bogging the recovery vehicle (Matt's Nissan), the bogged vehicle ended up winching himself out. 0189.JPG
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Testing out wheel articulation. 0190.JPG
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A typical section of track. Very tropical. Not bad for the middle of summer! 0194.JPG
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Trying to negotiate obstacles. 0195.JPG
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Swimming in the Collie river near Honeymoon Pool. 0196.JPG
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A track that has been closed. 0203.JPG
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How deep is this washout - yes, Pome is standing! We dug for half an hour to repair this track. 0205.JPG
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Pome was first in. 0206.JPG
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Another nasty hill, again, the camera does not show how steep it is! 0213.JPG
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The suzie battling on a nasty hill. 0216.JPG
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The camera does not show the severe slope - but look at Dino trying to walk up. 0217.JPG
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What a view from our campsite! 0221.JPG
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The Party kicks on. 0223.JPG
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Pete filling up the genset. 0226.JPG
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Styx on the turps... 0228.JPG
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Rambo climbing a steep hill at Harvey on the way home. 0230.JPG
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TC inflating his tyres. 0232.JPG
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A nice spot for lunch. 0233.JPG
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And cheese and bickies. 0234.JPG
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Nicole & Penny showing off. 0239.JPG
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