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Gluepot

Postby darklightphotography on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:11 pm

Just starting a new thread for arrangements for the Gluepot trip 9th-10th October.

My thought would be to meet somewhere like Gawler early on the Saturday, then drive in convoy up to Gluepot. Waikerie would be a good meeting point as well. Set up camp on arrival, then spend the day shooting. Sunday some early morning shooting before breakfast, breakfast and break camp and then more shooting until it's time to drive home.

As for facilities while there, they are spartan at best. Long drop loos, no electricity and no fires allowed. Gas cookers are OK. Campsites are nice, usually barely occupied and have a few picnic tables scattered about. No mobile coverage, but there is a phone at the ranger station for emergencies.

I have 2 spare tents for those who need one, one large and one giant one. Also have some air beds that are very comfortable. Let me know if you want to use anything before we go, as I will probably leave unused things behind. I'm also bringing a gas stove, fridge and will have a limited facility for charging batteries for those that don't have 17 sets already.

With the recent rain I'm hoping for lots of vegetation and birdlife this year.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Big V on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:58 am

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Marvin on Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:24 am

I'll be there and bringing a friend. We would like to meet at Waikerie if anyone can - the last time I tried to find it with Fozzie and BigV we got lost!
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Re: Gluepot

Postby fozzie on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:32 am

Deb and I are staying at the Waikerie Caravan Park on the Friday night, so meeting at Waikerie on the Saturday morning would be good for us as well.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby surenj on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:18 am

darklightphotography wrote:no electricity and no fires allowed

I reckon those LED torches (with a lantern attachment) would shine in these conditions... :wink:
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Re: Gluepot

Postby DebT on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi,
as Fozzie mentioned Waikerie will suit us - but planning on driving home Sat night (unless Fozzie posts otherwise)
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Re: Gluepot

Postby fozzie on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:22 pm

Hi Deb,

Confirm return journey Saturday night.

DebT wrote:Hi,
as Fozzie mentioned Waikerie will suit us - but planning on driving home Sat night (unless Fozzie posts otherwise)
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Re: Gluepot

Postby inmotion on Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:58 pm

HI Adelaide I was coming -now i m not--life of a weekend sports shooter sucks--have fun--jim
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Re: Gluepot

Postby darklightphotography on Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:32 pm

Well it looks like Waikerie is a good point to all meet up. What time suits everyone?

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Re: Gluepot

Postby DebT on Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:37 pm

Fozzie & I will be at the Waikerie caravan Park overnight so whatever time suites you is OK is with
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Re: Gluepot

Postby fozzie on Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:33 am

How about 7:00am at Waikerie or is this too early for those who are travelling some distance.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Marvin on Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:43 am

Yikes! A bit early for me.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Big V on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:41 pm

I am going to leave fri night late rather than get up at 3.00am to get ready, will sleep under the stars, so 7 will be fine for me..
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Re: Gluepot

Postby DebT on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:31 pm

See you all at 7 - any hints as to where in Waikerie - perhaps Kevin could advise a good spot
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Re: Gluepot

Postby darklightphotography on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:13 pm

Looks like 7am is the time. I think that the Renmark side of the ferry is a good meeting place. Easy enough to park, and maybe some birds as well.

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Re: Gluepot

Postby fozzie on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:33 pm

Kevin,

Rondevu point and time noted, see you then :)
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Marvin on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:03 pm

Is that a ferry in Waikerie?

Virgo, there is no way you will be up at 7am unless you haven't been to bed the night before!
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Big V on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:14 pm

Lee, that is why I am leaving after visiting knobby and scoot...you know I love the night!!
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Gluepot

Postby darklightphotography on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:42 am

Marvin, yes the Waikerie ferry.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Marvin on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:50 am

 LOL. Thanks Kevin. Although I live in Renmark, I only go to Waikerie to play sport. I know how to get to the basketball stadium and that's it! I didn't even know there was a ferry in Waikerie! :oops:
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Re: Gluepot

Postby darklightphotography on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:09 pm

Hope everyone had a good day! It's a long drive, but well worth it I think.


Here's a couple of Australian Ringneck parrots from this morning. This was the first time I've been able to get so close in the open.

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Re: Gluepot

Postby fozzie on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:20 pm

To Kevin & Avril,

I had a superb day at Gluepot Reserve yesterday shooting, eating, talking, and more shooting :) Thank you for organising, and acting as tour guide. The day went so quickly :(

Really enjoying your images of the 'Australian Ringneck Parrots' the colours are a winner. I need to capture the parrot for myself, so I will be interested in a another visit sometime down the track.
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Re: Gluepot

Postby Big V on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:53 am

WOW - definately worth the stay over. Thanks for a great trip!
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