Kathleen Swinbourne

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Popcorn pandemonium killed the cat

Beware crocodiles sign at the lagoon where Doc is fishing

Doc and I were lying in the tent, having our morning coffee on the balcony. The morning bird chorus was phenomenal, and we were just watching the lagoon he’d been catching fish in yesterday. Suddenly he got very attentive. “What’s up?” I asked “I’m just watching the other bank. The activity on the water has …

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Women can drive the Old Tele Track too

I did Gunshot! I was still on a high when I woke up the next morning. But it didn’t take long before I came down to earth with a thud. Gunshot is definitely not the hardest creek crossing on the Old Tele Track. After a morning spent relaxing at Fruit Bat Falls and Eliot/Twin Falls …

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Gunshot – Driving the Old Tele Track

I did Gunshot! I was on such a high. Gunshot is the stuff of legend. Even the chicken track at Gunshot has a deep, long creek crossing. And even the easier of the 2 exits is steep & rutted. It’s not an easy crossing however you do it. The exit took me 2 attempts before …

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Driving the Old Tele Track

After spending almost 5 months in Adelaide on family matters, with only small weekend trips away, I felt the need to do something a bit bigger. “I need to do something challenging” I said to Doc “Something that will push me out of my comfort zone, and even scare me.” Well, the Tele Track certainly …

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Bathurst Bay on Cape York, where time stands still

There is little more disconcerting in life than waking up, climbing out of your tent for your early morning pee, and being greeted by a round of applause. When you’re all alone. That’s what happened to me at Bathurst Bay.

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The Creb Track

It was with some excitement, and more than a bit of trepidation, that we left Cairns and headed toward Daintree Village and the start of the Creb Track. And the official start of our holiday. We didn’t drive along the Creb last time we were up here because it was closed. It’s closed more often …

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