Doc and I were lying in the tent, having our morning coffee on the balcony. The morning bird chorus was phenomenal, and we were just watching the lagoon he’d been catching fish in yesterday. Suddenly …
I did Gunshot! I was still on a high when I woke up the next morning. But it didn’t take long before I came down to earth with a thud. Gunshot is definitely not the …
I did Gunshot! I was on such a high. Gunshot is the stuff of legend. Even the chicken track at Gunshot has a deep, long creek crossing. And even the easier of the 2 exits …
After spending almost 5 months in Adelaide on family matters, with only small weekend trips away, I felt the need to do something a bit bigger. “I need to do something challenging” I said to …
There is little more disconcerting in life than waking up, climbing out of your tent for your early morning pee, and being greeted by a round of applause. When you’re all alone. That’s what happened …
Everybody knows the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef.
But there are many other places that are just as magnificent that you’ve probably never heard of or, if you do know them, haven’t thought about visiting.
Places that are seared into the Australian psyche,but which even locals don’t know. Places where you can have truly unique experiences.
Places that are truly iconic.
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The Australian outback is not all flat, endless plains. The countryside is constantly changing – rainforest, floodplains (and drought plains), ‘jump up’ country, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, and red dust are some of the things you’ll see. Sometimes all within the space of a day’s drive.
Even the name of the deserts conjures up amazing images The Stony Desert, The Painted Desert, and The Moon Desert are only a few of the deserts that you can travel through in outback Australia.
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You’re thinking about visiting Australia, and want to make the most of your time here.
You’ve checked the web for the best places to visit, and come up with your list of places to see. If you’re like most people that list will include
- Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House
- Bondi Beach
- Great Barrier Reef
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I will not pretend I wasn’t petrified. I was. But mixed in with the awful fear was a glorious feeling of excitement. Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.
Danny, the Champion of the World
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It’s almost the end of the year, so I guess it’s time to reflect on the year past, and look forward to the new year. What did I do and what would I do differently next year?
I’m not a big one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I believe if you want to change something, or do something different, do it when you think of it. Why wait until a completely arbitrary deadline like the new year?
Also, like most people, I never keep them. I have made the “I’m going to be a better me” resolutions. Lose weight, be nicer, read more books, etc in the past. Blah. Never happens. I’m still the old version of me, and over the years I’ve grown to like it.
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It must be one of the most effective marketing campaigns ever. “So you bought a Jeep”.
I didn’t buy one, but I did hire one. To be completely accurate, I hired a small 4WD to get us around Kakadu and that’s what I got. A Jeep Wrangler. Even the hire companies have succumbed!
My Vitara has been giving me a bit of grief lately, so this was a good opportunity to test drive the Jeep and see if I wanted to trade the Suzuki.
So how did the Jeep go? Continue reading
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