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    Yes! I love your trip reports and pictures Ross!
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    Incredible trip Ross!
    This is why we build.


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    I thought it might be useful to show a pic of my tie downs. I use the main peg to hold the tie down rope and it has a dog chain on it through which I drive a second peg - it is very strong. And the hammer is essential as is the hook welded to it for pulling pegs out!

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    Yesterday we left Bourketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria and flew to the interestingly named 'Hells Gate' for breakfast - its just a road house in amongst huge cattle stations. Great place and great people. Then we headed to King Ash Bay which is near Boorloola. KAB is a fishing place where hundreds of caravans and boats come to spend months fishing in the dry season. Barramundi and Mud Crabs are the attractions and they are plentiful!! Nice strip - gravel and grass which is typical of this area.
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    Today was one of the most amazing days flying we have had! Some of the most remote coastal area of Australia and we did it mostly at 500ft! The beaches were 'landable' if it went to custard, but the the only 'unsound' part of that decision was the beaches and mudflats were full of crocs!! Nontheless we lived to talk about it!

    Tonight we are in Nhulunbuy and will spend the next week up here visiting with some old colleagues and spending some time on remote indigenous communities.

    But for now, I'll let the photos tell the story of today!

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    An amazing adventure Ross, not gonna be much left on your bucket list. Keep the photos coming! Bruce N199CL

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    Fantastic Photos Ross and Gayle!
    I have been too busy building and haven't looked at team kitfox for ages so I've had a great morning catching up on your oz trip!
    All I can say is we are inspired to be adventurous when we finally get flying.
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    We are back in range of internet after some lovely days spent out on a remote indigenous community - just 5 people live there. We were very privileged to stay with and learn from these people who have great knowledge. Gayle spent days with the women learning to make woven baskets from the natural plants and different colour dies from the roots and leaves of plants. I roamed far and wide and fished and hunted for mud crabs. This was a great place to fly to so will just let a few pictures give you the idea.

    Getting to remote areas like this is why I built the Kitfox!

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    Thatís fantastic Ross. You and Gayle are fortunate to be able to experience such beauty. Thank you for sharing.
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    Fabulous adventure Ross and Gayle and thanks for sharing some of the photos. Like you, this is exactly why I'm building my kitfox. So many magnificent places to see in this great country of ours. Stay safe.
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