Category Archive: Two sheilas in a ute

Jun 04 2013

East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 1

We’ve made it to Alice Springs, after 5 days travelling through the East MacDonnell Ranges, out of telephone and internet access. Time to just relax and enjoy the scenery. And enjoy it we did. The east MacDonnell Ranges is a beautiful place. With few tourists it is very peaceful and you can always find somewhere …

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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 29 2013

On the road less travelled

When I’m travelling I like driving on smaller roads rather than main highways. The occasional people you see always wave and you get some magnificent sights, particularly the abundance of birds and animals. Here’s a short video of our drive from Blackall to Longreach via Isisford and Ilfracombe in outback Queensland. Enjoy!  

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May 27 2013

Blackall, the Heartland Festival in the heart of southern outback Queensland

Blackall – despite warnings on the way up we had a fabulous time. The Blackall Heartland Festival is quite unlike other outback festivals. There isn’t a horse, cow, sheep or camel in sight. Except for the horse that Stewart rides to the camping area every afternoon that is. Over the three main days of the …

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May 25 2013

Sometimes I wish I had a 4WD!

I woke up this morning with trepidation. It was bad enough coming in to the hut over the slippery mud track last night, but then it rained all night. What was it going to be like going out?

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May 24 2013

Camping finally … sort of

Finally, we’re camping. Sort of. We’re in the sleeping bags on our bedrolls, but we’re sleeping in a hut. And we’ve got a campfire, so I guess that makes it officially camping.

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May 24 2013

Travelling with the Taj Mahal of toilets

I’ve told you about the Lovedale Long Lunch, now let me go back to the beginning … In the beginning there was … a toilet.

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May 23 2013

Birthplace of a nation

Travelling through the New England Tablelands we’re just that little bit too late for all the brilliant colours of autumn. Most trees have lost their leaves already, except for the magnificent maples that are still bright red through to golden yellow. While I’m not a cold weather person, I do love the colours of autumn, …

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