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THIS WEEK ON ALL 4 ADVENTURE…
Jase and Simon roll into Birdville and fill up every spare container with fuel before starting their 500k trip across the Simpson Desert. Towing extra gear means they may burn up more fuel than they would otherwise have. A bit of preparation by lowering tyre pressures and putting on sand flags is a must.
After a chat with a cold-blooded local, they head for the hills and give those dunes a go. They’re in for a couple days filled with ups and downs with more than 1100 dunes to cross.
Some spots give them more trouble than others, so there is plenty of opportunity to put their recovery gear to the test. Spending half their time shoveling in ruts left by other drivers, the boys attempt to leave the track in better condition than they found it.
As day one comes to a close, Simon reckons it’s time for a feed. Not sure if he’s going to love what’s on Jase’s menu… nevermind the bush tucker snacks Jase finds the next day!
Day two is… more dunes. More ruts. More shoveling. But they finally make it to Poeppel Corner, where Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia meet. We also hear from Bill Kitson of the Queensland Museum who explains how that original marker was a bit out from where they were meant to be.
Day 3 and there’s another 190kms to go. So it is another day and another night in the desert. But breakfast means it’s time for a cook-up, and Jase concocts a Bush Brekky Cake.
Day 4. Sand. And more sand. But is it a mirage or Dalhousie Springs on the horizon? Next stop: the geographical centre of Australia!
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