40 Mile

going to make my way over to the coast around the 40 mile and vegetate for a couple of weeks in January, barring extreme weather events, much happening over that way? 


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Hot and windy is my tip.  

Sun, 2018-12-09 17:52

Hot and windy is my tip.  

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Mate, I’m getting tuned up

Sun, 2018-12-09 19:42

Mate, I’m getting tuned up for it now, 47 degrees and windy, just no humidity which we’ll get on the coast. But, it’s to chill and fish, and I can’t wait. 

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Not wrong. Just finished a

Sun, 2018-12-09 20:38

Not wrong. Just finished a shut at Mac and headed back to Karratha. Was warm alright.  

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Leaving Bush Bay / New Beach

Fri, 2019-01-11 17:28

Leaving Bush Bay / New Beach area tomorrow, head up to the 40 mile, probably dawdle along, do it over 2 or 3 days. 

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Jane Bay

Fri, 2019-01-11 20:03

 Take the time to stop in at Jane Bay on Ningaloo station, lovely spot

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G’day Carnarvonite, I don’t

Sat, 2019-01-12 16:57

G’day Carnarvonite, I don’t know that place, not seeing it on any maps, is it part of Ningaloo station or part of the national parks further up? We are currently parked up at Nanutarra while we wait and see what the fires are doing further up the highway.

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Ningaloo station

Sat, 2019-01-12 20:26

 Jane Bay is south of Ningaloo homestead, you head in on the homestead road and turn off at the "rope gate" if it is still there, about 4km from the homestead.

Been a while since I had my bus in there but we used to contact them on Ch 1 uhf, they have a repeater that covers the whole area

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Hi Canarvonite, I’ll need to

Mon, 2019-01-14 17:14

Hi Canarvonite, I’ll need to look more into that place as there’s not much available. Only real place I know of is the 9 mile in that area, we tossed up whether to go there but I’ve got a mate already at the 40 mile, so we done a pretty long run today to get there, this old coach will get into most places, we went super singles on both the tag and drive axles last year. Probably had their first good work out coming out to here today on the road from the highway.

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Bus

Mon, 2019-01-14 18:56

 I have an AEC / Leylend, bus, we got in and out of Jane Bay dragging a trailer with a Nissan ute on board without any problems at all. If in doubt give Phil or Jane a phone call at the station and they can fill you in with all the details

The area you camp is only about 60 metres back off the beach behind a sand dune

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Cheers for that, gee, an old

Tue, 2019-01-15 16:16

Cheers for that, gee, an old AEC Leyland, used be a lot of those getting around Melbourne once, can’t say I’ve seen many on the road camping. Hope your still getting use out of it. 

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Rebuild

Tue, 2019-01-15 20:04

 Rebuilding the interior, tried putting it on the market but all enquiries wanted extra beds not just the queen bed and a shower and toilet so pulled everyhting out and about 1/3 way through with set of bunks added.

The previous owner made the mistake of getting rid of the layflat engine and replacing it with an Isuzu upright that required and engine box in the centre of the floor, making it difficult to fit out. Getting there slowly

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Ha, we were the opposite when

Wed, 2019-01-16 17:53

Ha, we were the opposite when we bought, only wanted room for 2, but they all had beds for 4,5&6. Took me 6 months to find this one, all I wanted was something with room for 2, a fuel tank that would hold 1200 litres. We had it up for sale early last year. Had a bit of interest, but after wifeys cancer scare, we pulled it out for sale, you only live once and we really love this lifestyle. Shame they stuffed up your with the engine, that probably came with a Gardner motor, I worked on a few of them when I was an apprentice. We are thinking another engine for this, there’s a motor from M.A.N that goes easily into this, uses a lot less fuel and power is better than this, up to about 440hp from this 350hp.

 

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Managed to get the boat in

Sat, 2019-01-19 17:30

Managed to get the boat in the water up here the last couple of days, been almost mill pond conditions. Done a bit of damage to the yellowfin whiting population here, about a foot long, between the 3 of us been getting a great feed each day, little queenies have been a pest, but a couple of pan fried whiting fillets in a bun is hard to toss.

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Sat, 2019-01-19 20:16

Well done, don’t mind a feed of yellowfin myself. 

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Trout

Sun, 2019-01-20 17:03

 I have been spearing off there and there is coral trout everywhere. We even saw an undersized red emperor about a kay past the island.

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Well, there you go, we took a

Sun, 2019-01-20 18:08

Well, there you go, we took a coral trout off there this morning, was flat as, so we went out a bit further. Got the one trout and a small GT. Another guy up here with a big boat, so we have a trip out chasing mackerel tomorrow.  

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Looks like a cyclone forming,

Tue, 2019-01-22 17:21

Looks like a cyclone forming, time to head south.