Category: camping

Camping spots I have known 2

It’s not all bush camping when you’re out on the road. Caravan parks have services and facilities including showers & toilets, fresh water, camp kitchens, even bars and restaurants. If you’re in a non-service area (there’s an awful lot of them when you’re “out bush”) they’ll even have a public telephone you can use and …

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Camping spots I have known 1

Red dust gets under your skin – figuratively and literally, and the closer you get to the centre the redder it gets. For the Finke desert race we camped half way down the track. That’s the old Ghan track from Alice Springs to Finke, about 150ks as the crow flies from the geographical centre of …

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How to eat well while you’re camping

I’m getting to the point in planning the trip where I’m starting to think about food. For those of you who missed it, last time we were at the farm I started practicing cooking with the camp oven. Shall we say, my first efforts wouldn’t get me on a reality television cooking show!

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Oh my Darling, oh my Darling, …

Finally, we’ve set up camp on the Darling River in Kinchega National Park. There’s not another soul around and I can hear the river calling me for a swim. Menindee Lake is behind us, and in an hour or so the sun will go down and it will be time to photograph one of those …

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First night camping

We’re back on the Macquarie, camped a few kilometres outside Warren. It must be the Macquarie because there’s water in it, though not nearly as much as there was only recently. The banks are still muddy up to a metre and a half above the current water level. And it’s lined with gum trees, and …

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Back to the Cape

Doc and I are planning another trip to Cape York next year. I’m trying to get him to extend it to 6 months travelling across the top of Australia – through Central Queensland, the Gulf Country, the red Centre, Kimberley, down the Canning, and back via Lake Eyre. Can we do all that in 6 …

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