Where are all the BT? Have we seen you?

Submitted: Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 20:50
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In six weeks of travelling in four states we have only sighted about 9 Bushtrackers. Only one is known. Last night at Narribri Showground we saw member Streaky (Lloyd and Heather).

Did we see you in any of these places?

7 July someone was parked five kilometres west of Nundroo

9-12 July St Pats Racecourse Broken Hill we saw one, possibly two BTs as we saw on leave but the following night there was the same or similar back at St Pats.

13 July we saw a BT driving through the Barrier Highway

14 July a silver BT at Tibooburra caravan park

18 July Noccundra

23 July travelling north, just south of the Angellala Creek Bridge south of Charleville

24 July at Cunnamulla, and older style (steel sides like ours) small BT. Also came into Bollon campground and left again later in the day.

Yesterday afternoon (13 August) when driving back to Narrabri after sightseeing we were talking about not having seen a BT for ages, when we drove in to see Streaky's rig. Then noticed another BT at the far end of the grounds.

Not sure of date or where but we also saw a BT being towed by a truck. Our UHF seems to have been on the blink for past few weeks, so have not been able to call up those seen on the road, and will not have heard anyone hail us on the road.


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Reply By: Spydor - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:54

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:54
We must have missed each other. Just got back from 4 months travelled over to Vic, then all the way up the east coast to Agnes Waters, back via western qld, cooberpedy and Kalgoorlie. Got back too early (cold down home) So we went to warroora station for a month!!
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Reply By: Maximus - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:33

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:33
Come to Broome.. 5 in this park??
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:29

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:29
There's one in my storage unit.

It's been there for way too long.....

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:40

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:40
We saw another today heading north on the Newell between Eumungerie and Dubbo. Well Rooster saw it, I missed it while looking at GPS. He thought it a small BT.

Now at Dubbo for a couple of days.
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Reply By: Maximus - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 13:04

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 13:04
There are so many BTs on the road that no one raises an eyebrow anymore..
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Reply By: Laarby - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 21:11

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 21:11
We are just back from a 3 weeks trip to the Tip of Cape York and have seen only one BT.
Currently at Mareeba Bush Stays with another BT (Stephen)
The van lived up to the expectations, driven to the conditions, with all tyres, Van & Effy on 26psi.
No flatties, no damage, nothing but a lot of fun and great weather.
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 17:51

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 17:51
Ours is having a rest before heading out for a week or two rolling around the granite country & looking at the pretty flowers.

Saw one in at Rockingham RV centre getting some work done recently.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 20:24

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 20:24
Enjoy the local scenery Mick and Vickie. I am missing wildflower season at home, but happier to be touring new places :)
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 21:16

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 21:16
I'd be happy anywhere it's warm ??

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 15:25

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 15:25
Thanks. Warm it is not for us today :O. At Molong near Orange in NSW and weather report from nearest reporting station Orange is currently "2.9°C Feels like -3.7°C" with a strong very cold wind rocking us and chance of snow this afternoon. Highest shown all day was 4.4°. Patches of sun between light showers - staying inside and staying put.
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Reply By: Rick V - Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 11:33

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 11:33
As we were crossing the Qld NT border on the Savannah Way we came across another BT crossing at the same time. After a few pleasantries he asked where we were from. WA I replied. So are we. I asked him, You're not the bloke from Mandurah? No, he replied, we live in a suburb no one has heard of called Rossmoyne. I asked if he lived next to Richard .........? Yes he exclaimed! I replied, We live about ten houses away around the bend! I had been meaning to make contact with him for ages but didn't expect to do it 4500 km from home! So when we both get home we will have a (very) mini muster and probably a quiet beer! Small world eh!!

Ps we have been away for three months and have seen quite a few BT's.
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 17:31

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 17:31
We are in Alice Springs at the MacDonnel Range caravan park with four other BT's. We did stop and talk with three BT's last week who were heading to Boulia on the Plenty as we headed towards Alice.

We leave on Monday heading towards WA on the GCR
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 20:23

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 20:23
It takes all sorts ... many years ago I spotted a BT parked in the MacDonnell range van park, I should have known by where they were parked that they were anti social ... anyway I went over to say hello .. you would have thought I'd asked for his 1st born ... I got a very unfriendly response ... so I left them to it
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 19:36

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 19:36
All sensible BT owners, not like us down in the cold, frost and snow, but exciting for the old Rooster to see and touch his first snow yesterday.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 19:38

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 19:38
Rooster has ticked another off the bucket list :-)
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Reply By: Grumpy - Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 08:50

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 08:50
3 BT's here for two days in Windorah

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 15:57

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 15:57
We met a member in Nyngan last week :), and saw a Bushtracker travelling north across the North Bourke bridge on 28th August. Still not many seen in our southern states travels.
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