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Aug 09 2016

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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Aug 03 2016

Dealing with car trouble in the outback

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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Aug 02 2016

Does it get cold in Australia?

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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Jul 15 2016

How dangerous is it for women to travel alone?

I am about to have an enormous adventure, driving around outback South Australia on my own. I am so excited. But you know the two biggest questions I get– “aren’t you scared?” and “isn’t that dangerous?” Seriously. So much to see, do, and experience, and you think I should concentrate on fear? No, I haven’t …

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Apr 01 2016

My first solo outback trip coming up

Drawers for the back of my Suzuki should be delivered next week, I’ve ordered the snorkel, and – most important – the fridge has been serviced. It’s finally happening – my solo outback trip.

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Jan 12 2016

Photos – our trip along the Murray River

We saw and experienced so much travelling along the Murray River that it’s impossible to write about it all. So here are the photos. Enjoy

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Jan 12 2016

Murray River memories

There were a few things about the Murray River that I wasn’t expecting. And some that I should have. And some that were everything I could have wanted.            

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Jan 08 2016

All the Rivers Run – our trip up the Murray River

For anybody who’s read All the Rivers Run, or seen the mini-series, a trip along the Murray is a must. Having decided that’s how we were travelling back from Adelaide to Sydney, we set off to start the trip at Swan Reach in South Australia, and drive up river until we turned off, up along …

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Jan 05 2016

A land of sweeping plains

After spending a lovely week with my family over Christmas, it was time to move one. We had to get back home, but via what route was the question. With just over a week to get home, we could take our time, and take in some of the countryside. We had the swag, with its …

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Jan 03 2016

The (muddy) road less travelled

  When Doc and I travel we like to steer clear of main highways as much as possible. Back roads are always prettier, less crowded, and you get to see much more of the country side. If we get lost – well, it’s all an adventure isn’t it. So on our journey along the Murray …

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