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May 16 2013

An outback travel story with a difference

Outback Australia travel stories are dominated by blokes in big 4WDs, yet many travellers these days are women. And they’re not all travelling quietly along beside their men, nor do they travel with men at all. A travel story with a difference, Two Sheilas in a Ute are two “women of a certain age” travelling …

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Apr 15 2013

Setting up for the next trip

Doc is making drawers for the back of my ute. I’m not sure if this is because I keep suggesting that taking the Cruiser away would be much more practical, or in spite of it!

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Apr 09 2013

Two Sheilas in a Ute – we’re off again!

Planning is underway for the next great Two Sheilas in a Ute outback adventure. Helen has another couple of months off work, so we’re heading out. This time most likely to Uluru. I say most likely, because one of the objectives of the trip is to get out of the cold, and believe me, it …

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Feb 19 2013

Characters of outback Australia

The inimitable Jock, at Jock’s Place in White Cliffs, outback NSW. White Cliffs is in the middle of nowhere. There was nothing at all there until a couple of roo shooters found opal in 1889 and the rest, as they say, is history. Jock is one of the many characters you find in the outback. …

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Feb 18 2013

Don’t set up your tent on an ants’ nest

The trip is over and we’re back home. Aawwww! (pouting) While I’m eager to start planning the next trip (and have already been looking at the map – corner country looks good, then down the Strzelecki track) it’s important to look back and see what I’ve learned from doing this without Doc.

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Feb 13 2013

Looking for a tree change? Don’t forget about the birds

If you’re thinking of moving to the country for the peace and quiet – don’t. You have no idea how noisy it is out here. Out here in the middle of nowhere I wake up around 2-3am. And then it starts. I hear noises.

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Feb 13 2013

Hay and Hell and Booligal

“And people have an awful down Upon the district and the town- Which worse than hell itself they call: In fact, the saying far and wide Along the Riverina side Is ‘Hay and Hell and Booligal’. So goes Banjo Patterson’s poem, so of course we had to go and check it out for ourselves.

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Feb 12 2013

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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Feb 11 2013

Two sheilas in a ute

Listen to my interview with Cherie McDonald on ABC local radio – Broken Hill. Two Sheilas in a Ute – our trip to outback NSW.

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Feb 11 2013

Broken Hill – we made it!

As Broken Hill was the major destination of our trip, I’d better put down some thoughts and impressions. Driving into the city there’s the animals – emus, kangaroos, wild brumbies and even camels. Not to mention the sheep and cattle that seem to find food from nothing. The first thing I noticed about Broken Hill …

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