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Beach driving – more preparation for the Simpson Desert

“Driving on the beach is different to driving in the desert” said Doc “See if you can stay in the other tracks.” Great advice, if I could identify which set of tracks he meant. We were on the beach at Stockton. Around 17km of driving over mainly soft sand, with dunes stretched tantalisingly alongside you …

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Big Red here I come. Driving through the Simpson Desert

I had my first lesson driving on sand today, so now I’m ready to tackle the Simpson Desert! The Simpson was my original choice for this year’s trip, but I decided against it because I didn’t feel confident that I had enough experience diving on sand. But now, after an hour driving around in sand …

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Dalhousie Springs at sunrise

There’s nothing like starting your Simpson Desert sojourn at Dalhousie Springs. It really is worth getting up before sunrise to sit in the 38 degree pool and watch the sunrise through the mist. When everything is quiet, except for the sound of the birds greeting the day. An almost full moon only adds to the …

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4WD outback travel shows

Twelve months after my first solo trip across the Simpson Desert I’ve completed my second. I’m still sorting out my notes, so stories will appear soon. It’s also twelve months since I put in my audition for Low Range. It’s way overtime for a mainstream 4WD show to have a female presenter on board – it …

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Things that will (possibly) kill you in the Australian bush

I never used to go camping. Too cold, too many insects, too uncomfortable. Then Doc dragged me kicking and screaming into the outback in a swag, and I was hooked. All my objections were overcome. Modern camping is comfortable, campfires help with the cold, or you can just go north where it’s never cold, and …

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The best laid plans ….

    The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]  – Robert Burns      

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