Category: My first solo outback trip

All’s well that ends well – a change of plans

My car is fixed and I’m back in the Flinders. Well, the car’s not really fixed. The fan belt is still slipping, and the engine’s still missing. But I’ve worked out how to minimise the missing thing, and I can tighten the fan belt every day, so I’m going to live with it. Don’t anybody …

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Dealing with car trouble in the outback

Rainbow over the Flinders

I’m in Gawler for a couple of days. I thought it would be churlish not to call in to see my parents when I was just up the road, even if that road is 437k long. Also, I had car trouble. Yes, despite the care, attention, and time Doc lavished on my car over months …

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Does it get cold in Australia?

Ice crystals on the roof of the car

Somebody could have told me Yunta is the coldest place in Australia! I woke up this morning and there was ice on the swag. Ice. Real ice. It cracked when I folded the canvas cover back and get out of bed.

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Wilcannia, emus, goats, but no kangaroos

Goats. There are millions of goats roaming outback Australia. And I saw a lot of them today. As you do when you’re outback, I was keeping an eye out for animals. I really wanted to see kangaroos and emus (without running into them with the car), but what I saw were goats. Everywhere, there were …

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Day 1

Day 1 – 735k Wollongong to Cobar Along with antibiotics and pain killers for the front tooth I had removed yesterday, and unable to talk properly because of the brand new plate in my mouth. A good start to the trip!

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