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#wtrip09 – The complete route travelled

Here is the complete KML file of the trip… This covers most side trips as well as the main trip up to Coober Pedy via Roxby Downs

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I still have a few more photos to sort and some video as well.. but at least you can see the whole trip now.

Too Late for Rain

The file is made by exported all the Sports Tracker files from my N95-8gb out to Google Earth, then topping and tailing the file to get rid of the junk from each end of the trip that is more often than not just the gps jumping around.

I have the Oziexplorer track files as well.. but they contain even more noise as I would leave the R2H running a lot longer and also it didn’t come on a number of the smaller drives such as the drive to the Breakaways just outside Coober Pedy.

Oh noes… not another driving video from #wtrip09

Yes… it is…

this time the drive from Coober Pedy to Adelaide… (I forgot to hit go on one part of the drive in Sports tracker so about 10k are missing from the start of the trip in the KMZ file…)

The Start of the Journey
Here is a small panorama I made the morning we were leaving..
Sunrise over the Dugout

The Journey

and watch for the driver change at 3:46 🙂

The Route

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#wtrip09 – The Drive to William Creek, the video, kmz and a picture

I thought I would start with one of the side trips as a blog post for when I got home.. it may take me a while to put all the stuff I have together…

so here we are…

This is the 166k drive from Coober Pedy to William Creek as a 6min video down from the raw 15.4gig 320×240 10fps video of 1hour and 46min.

The Journey

The Route

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The Destination
and here is a small panorama I made at the end of the World famous William Creek Pub on the Oodnadatta Track.
William Creek Hotel Pano

KML File came via sports tracker on the Nokia n95-8gb, Pano from my Nikon D90 and the Video care of the usual set up on the Asus R2h

Buy Too Late for the Rains

#wtrip09 final planned route – 3,490 km Across Australia

ah the great plan comes into play… Overnight accommodation for the trip up has now all been confirmed and our friends will be waiting for us in Coober Pedy…

Road Trip 08 - The GearSo here is the route (complete)…

leave Wednesday (2pm ish) driving to Mildura, then Thursday to Roxby Downs, then Friday to Coober Pedy. Leave the following Thursday, 2 nights in Adelaide, then home to Melbourne on the Saturday.

I will be taking all the same equipment as I did on #wtrip08, so expect tweets from the middle of nowhere and lots of photos…

so don’t forget to follow #wtrip09 on twitter

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#wtrip09 revised plans :-)

any good plan has flexibility… so does #wtrip09

now it stands as the following…

Day 1- Leave 2pm Wednesday Drive to Mildura – Wednesday
546 km – about 6 hours 52 mins

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Day 2 Mildura to Roxby Downs – Thursday
795 km – about 10 hours 15 mins

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Day 3 Roxby Downs to Coober Pedy – Friday
450 km – about 5 hours 17 mins

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Then to come home

Coober Pedy to Adelaide – Thursday
844 km – about 10 hours 10 mins

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Adelaide to Melbourne – Saturday
727 km – about 9 hours 36 mins

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or to put it another way… minimum distance will be 3,363 km – about 1 day 18 hours (total driving) which if we got 400k per tank (which is easy enough to do the car has done 600k on a single tank) will be around 8 fuel stops at say $50 per fill up or around $400 in fuel… plus another $200 in accommodation along the way (on the way up only)… so the trip will cost in the ball park of $600 to do.

Adelaide to Melbourne in 6m and 13 Seconds… #wtrip08

Finally got around last night to encoding the video of the drive home from Adelaide to Melbourne Last night… and here it is… compressed down to 6min and 13 Seconds… yes the video is a bit rough in places as the camera moved during the trip and I forgot to hit pause on a couple of side stops to get photos… but hey it adds to the interestingness I think.

For those are wondering the video is captured on a webcam hanging of the sunvisor in the car plugged into my Asus R2H and recorded to a WD Passport HD.

Sourced from 148Gig worth of 320×240 Video and approx 17 hours of driving and stopping to take photos 🙂

So this is Adelaide to Furner in one day.. stop at a friends place then 2 days later drive to Melbourne…

Here is the kml of the trip… so you can see what the video covers…

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