Category Archive: Uluru

Jul 10 2013

When it’s over, it’s over …

There comes a time when you know your holiday is over, even before you get home and start upacking and washing! Everybody’s signals for this are different, and for me the indicators came just south of Cunnamulla.

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Jul 09 2013

Saving the best until last

I was going to do the lazy thing today and republish my previous blog on Eulo. But I had such a good experience here again that it warrants another story of its own. Eulo is now one of the places on the Natural Sciences trek through south-western Queensland. That takes in places that are somehow …

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Jul 08 2013

On the road less travelled – again

Kookaburras. I was lying in bed this morning listening to the sounds of the birds singing to the sunrise and it hit me. I hadn’t heard kookaburras for a while, and couldn’t even remember the last place I heard them.

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Jul 03 2013

Real cowboys do wear pink, at least at a rodeo

Chaps. I don’t mean English gentlemen – I mean those things that cowboys wear over their jeans. You see a lot of them at a rodeo.

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Jun 25 2013

Alice Springs to Mount Isa

Mt Isa. What can I say? Broken Hill it aint. After 15 hours in the mining town in western Queensland I was ready to leave again, and not just because the Wallabies lost to the British & Irish Lions and I was watching at the Irish Club.

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Jun 22 2013

Camping spots I have known 2

It’s not all bush camping when you’re out on the road. Caravan parks have services and facilities including showers & toilets, fresh water, camp kitchens, even bars and restaurants. If you’re in a non-service area (there’s an awful lot of them when you’re “out bush”) they’ll even have a public telephone you can use and …

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Jun 20 2013

West MacDonnell Ranges 2

Here’s the second of the photo galleries of the West Macs. This one is Serpentine Gorge and Ormiston Gorge, my two favourites. So what do you think? Are the West Macs more beautiful than the East?

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Jun 20 2013

West MacDonnell Ranges

I said the West MacDonnell Ranges would have to go a long way to beat the East Macs. So did they do it? Well, yes … and no. They’re certainly beautiful, with a beauty that is awe inspiring. The colours and the formations of the rocks are incredible, with sweeping cliffs, and serene water holes. …

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Jun 17 2013

The view from the top … and then down again

I drove the Mereenie Loop Road! We decided to only stay one night at Kings Canyon because, frankly, I was sick of paying exorbitant fees to camp. If ever there was an argument for competition, camping in central Australia is it, but more on that in another blog.

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Jun 17 2013

After the rains the desert comes to life

It’s obviously been raining in the desert. One thing I love about Australia is the colour – the red of the desert, the lush green of the tropics, the blue of the sky. Coming out to the centre I expected red, lots of red dust. And I haven’t been disappointed. We’ve camped in it, got …

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