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 …
When I travel I love to take photos and to write about my travels. This blog is as much for me as it is for other people to read – maybe more so. Writing helps …
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 …
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. …
The colours of Kanku/The Breakaways and the Painted Desert are truly breathtaking. Check out the photo gallery
We had our first trouble yesterday. About 140k into the 400km from Winton to Boulia the car started to lose power.
“Uh, oh” I thought “We could be in trouble”
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When I’m travelling I like driving on smaller roads rather than main highways. The occasional people you see always wave and you get some magnificent sights, particularly the abundance of birds and animals.
Here’s a short video of our drive from Blackall to Longreach via Isisford and Ilfracombe in outback Queensland.
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Blackall – despite warnings on the way up we had a fabulous time.
The Blackall Heartland Festival is quite unlike other outback festivals. There isn’t a horse, cow, sheep or camel in sight. Except for the horse that Stewart rides to the camping area every afternoon that is.
Over the three main days of the festival there’s an art exhibition, a photographic competition, a youth music festival, poetry slam, billy cart races and a barbecue cook-off. There are also local artists and artisans displaying and selling their work.
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I woke up this morning with trepidation.
It was bad enough coming in to the hut over the slippery mud track last night, but then it rained all night. What was it going to be like going out?
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Finally, we’re camping. Sort of.
We’re in the sleeping bags on our bedrolls, but we’re sleeping in a hut. And we’ve got a campfire, so I guess that makes it officially camping.
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I’ve told you about the Lovedale Long Lunch, now let me go back to the beginning …
In the beginning there was … a toilet.
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