Old mate, buddy and one of natures gentlemen
Lindsay Bookie has move on to Greener Pastures after
a heart attack on Saturday 2.8.2014.
He will be surely missed by all that knew him.
There will be a memorial service on Thursday 14 August at
Alice Springs Catholic Church at 2.00pm.
Its my job to give 'Lindsay's Last Ride' to the Batton Hill
Camp where he will be laid to rest on Saturday at 2.00pm.
Campsite available, all welcome
RIP old mate Photo Peter 'Rat' Cotz
STEPS OF P.E.Warburton. Clip by Alan Whiting
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WE are back from the Waterloo Wells Expedition
WATERLOO WELL IS THERE, PIC BY THE 'RAT'
Video of the recent trip and our rained-out trip from last year are on the Alan
The 2013 - 14 clips are on these two addresses
Click on this, its his Journal
The 1 day Drive AWD/4WD Vehicles on Unsealed Roads course (see above) is ok for the person who is on good dirt roads and is not subject to 'off road' situations or is not doing any recovery work.
If you're working out bush, I much prefer you do the 2 day Drive & Recover a 4WD Vehicle course. You will be safer.
The 4 day advanced course covers more difficult terrains, more detailed maintenance & repairs as well as more advanced and varied recovery techniques. You must do the 2 day course before the 4 day course.
The Operate Vehicles in the Field course is designed for people working in the mining, chemicals, refining & energy industries. It also covers the regulations required to operate here in the Red Centre, Palm Valley & the Mereenie Oil Fields.
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Jol's Trips for 2015
TO BE ADVISED
We're looking at the prospects of RETRACING THE FOOTSTEPS OF PETER EGERTON WARBURTON'S 1873 EXPEDITION. This started at Sturt Creek 50km north of Alice to DeGrey Station near Roebourne in WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
It will be do-able but not easy. If you're interested, talk to me. We have been and had a look at the first stages in 2014.
My Brother who, like me, grew up here, is about to semi retire. (I'll believe it when I see it). After being in the US and Canada plus living in NZ he came in 2014 to help me look around. There are some special places around here with unfinished business from when we were in our 20's. If you're keen on Rock Art petroglyphs and stuff, this is for you.
We are from here, have lots of Indigenous friends what to show us, let me know. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Click this to see the 2013 Warburton Expedition video, By Allan and Kez from Australia Outback Travel.
FROM ALICE to BIRDSVILLE
We go the back-way. Keep an eye on the website & we'll let you know, where and how.
We had a look in August 2013. It was a great piece of wilderness, but exactly how we will do it next time is yet to be seen. It's good country; it's rough; it's slow and a challenge all in one. If you have a good 4WD, you'll love it.
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Direct 4WD is owned and operated by Jol Fleming. Jol is one of the most experienced operators in the Northern Territory. Direct 4WD's competency based driver training is nationally accredited.