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Central Australia

The Lost Post – 2013 “The Year Our Legs Broke”

Heading out of Derwin, we turned off the Stuart Highway (an horrendous straight road from Derwin to Adelaide) onto the Kakadu highway (that is the one with the one bend in it) and headed to the wet country. It was early in the “dry” and all around us was evidence that there was still a … Continue reading »

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Not The Foggiest

After a sleep-in, we awoke in a bit of a panic, leaving ourselves too little time to finish packing and enjoy a leisurely breakfast – we must have been tired but awoke rested and ready to go. We took a quick shuttle bus to the airport and said goodbye Alice Springs. Apart from seeing the … Continue reading »

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King for Just One Day

We had an early start this morning, waking just after 4 to be picked up by tour coach at 5. Blearily we dragged luggage and 6 litres of water (we were told we needed at least 3l each), walking sticks, hats, sunscreen, fly nets etc to a waiting coach. Having checked out from the resort, … Continue reading »

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Round the Rugged Rock the Wobbly White-Ffolk Walked

My last visit to Ayers rock was waaaay back in the 70’s when I was 18. Back then things were different – I was sound of body, weak of mind – these days I find myself increasingly visa versa. I was part of a student camping tour (probably more accurately labelled a “drinking tour”) and … Continue reading »

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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas by any other name)

When I was a lad, fresh from first year uni, I went on a central oz tour – we saw many things, but no the Olgas. Jo and I were determined to explore them this time around and we did so starting with a sunrise. Driving towards them, you have no sense of their scale, … Continue reading »

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Sunrise – Sunset

Much of our central Australia adventure centres around sunrise and sunset – viewing Uluru and Kata Tjuta at both was a priority as we were led to believe there were spectacular colour changes to be seen. The only issue with that plan is that our days so far have been HUGE, starting really early, finishing … Continue reading »

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