Finke Desert Race 2013 – Photo gallery

My apologies for the number of photos in this gallery. There’s a few reasons for so many photos:

  • I haven’t edited them. It’s difficult to see the laptop screen properly when you’re sitting in the sun, so I’ve just picked what I thought looked OK.
  • Doc’s a HUGE Finke fan, and this is how he’s keeping up with what I’m up to while I’m away. This gallery is really for him.
  • I’m trying to make him jealous because I’m here and he’s not.

I love you darling and I wish you were here with me to explain it all. Enjoy the photos.

Finke

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East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 3

DSC_0194 (1024x680)The third and final installment in the East MacDonell Ranges series

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East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 2

DSC_0022 (1024x680)The second in the East MacDonnell Ranges photogallery series

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East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 1

A new view around every curveWe’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 quiet to sit and contemplate the scenery.  Our only problem has been the weather – heavy cloud cover means no spectacular sunrises or sunsets, but when the sun is out you get a glow on the rocks. That is except for our last night there.

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Just how adventurous are we? Or how much trouble do we want to get in?

Should I or shouldn't I, that is the question.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 morning.

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The smell of the Australian outback

Welcome to the Northern TerritoryPopcorn!

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! Though it was spoiled a little bit by the “Slayer” graffiti. Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything.

And when we got out of the car we both said “Smell that! Popcorn!”

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