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John Holgate




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[*] posted on 10-5-2015 at 03:08 PM
Lake Lefroy buggying


Went across to Western Australia for the land sailing regatta held annually on Lake Lefroy which is a huge salt lake. The surface is rock hard and quite rough and sharp when you run your finger over it. It's also blindingly white and between the heat and the glare usually had me running for cover in the middle parts of the day. There was some water around and that changed with the wind. One night a SE'er blew all the water away from one side of the lake giving myself and Gumnuts several miles of bone dry salt to buggy on. Later in the day, the wind died and the water flowed back - by sunset it looked like a lake again. There's some footage of the water flowing back at the end of the vid. It was a great trip and I've put a write up in my blog on XK here: John's Western Australia trip

Here's a vid from Lake Lefroy. I've also got some footage from the huge dunes at Fowlers Bay and a great beach run at Cape Legrand to put up later this week.




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[*] posted on 10-5-2015 at 04:01 PM


John that was awesome!... I followed the trip on your blog and really loved all the pics, .... Looks like you & Gummy had a great trip!... I'm totally jealous of all of f the beautiful scenery you got to witness along the way... Particularly your KAP shots over the cliff!!!



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[*] posted on 10-5-2015 at 05:03 PM


Outstanding video John! Really enjoyed it. Seeing the water slowly creeping back was pretty cool. Must have been fantastic to actual see it marching back. Sunset at the end was spectacular.

I don't know my NS2 colors. What kite was the white and red one you were flying towards the beginning? I still like the NS2 color scheme better than the NS3 scheme.

Thanks for the post!:thumbup:




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[*] posted on 10-5-2015 at 05:07 PM


Cheers guys. The red/white is the 5.5m NS2. I ended up with quite a few amazing sunset shots on that trip.



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[*] posted on 10-5-2015 at 06:43 PM


So I guess I love the 5.5! So you all know, the reason I believe I like the look of the vertically striped NS2s is because they remind me of a character from a large format French comic book I used to read as a kid called Asterix. Asterix was the little Viking, and his large trusty sidekick was Obelix. Check out Obelix's pants!


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[*] posted on 10-6-2015 at 04:44 AM


Nicely done John. Looks otherworldly. Great capture of the water returning back. I don't believe I've ever seen that in any documentary. Perhaps a phenomena others have missed ?

@ Windstruck, Memories! I remember those comics, my school friends used to read them but I never bothered. I never liked to read, even now.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2015 at 05:20 AM


A few years ago we were racing a 90 minute marathon on the lake with landyachts and we had a bloke on each upwind marker cone shifting it in to keep ahead of the water returning. Each lap got a bit shorter.
It is really cool to see a bone dry area be a lake in a matter of hours.

The lake is 550 square kilometres in area of surface like shown in John video when dry.




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[*] posted on 10-6-2015 at 06:55 AM


@john- thanks for sharing great video

@windstruck- Asterix and obelix were the best, grew up reading the stories in Italy. I remember always wishing I could drink the juice from the caldron. :D




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[*] posted on 10-6-2015 at 07:17 AM


@ flyguy0101 - I knew there had to be at least one other of us on this international forum! :lol: I absolutely wanted to drink his potion, and carry Obelix's obelicks around on my back!

Another set of similar "comic" books I used to devour as a kid were The Adventures of Tintin. These and the Asterix were in English of course; I couldn't speak or read any other languages back then.



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[*] posted on 10-7-2015 at 03:51 PM


Excellent video!!!
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