Category: Northern Territory

Jun 04 2013

Just how adventurous are we? Or how much trouble do we want to get in?

We’re at Ross River Resort in the East McDonnell Ranges and contemplating a drive down to N’Dhala Gorge tomorrow. There’s a few “ifs”. IF it doesn’t rain overnight (it’s now cloudy and very cold). And IF I decide that I can get through the first lot of water (already quite deep). I’ll decide in the …

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Jun 03 2013

The smell of the Australian outback

Popcorn! The Northern Territory smells of popcorn. Driving across the border from Queensland of course we had to get out of the car and take the obligatory photo under the “Welcome to the NT” sign. That the setting sun was behind the sign made it even better. If only there was a brolga flying across! …

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May 30 2013

Getting into trouble … or just another adventure

We had our first trouble yesterday. About 140k into the 400km from Winton to Boulia the car started to lose power. “Uh, oh” I thought “We could be in trouble”

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May 02 2013

Camel races, desert races, long lunches and Poddy Dodgers – a festival for everybody

Now that my little rant yesterday is over, it’s time to get back to the business at hand. Planning my next trip away. I can’t believe how fast the time is going. In three weeks we’ll be off again, and I still have so much to do. Not for the trip – that’s the easy …

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