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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Dalhousie July 21st 2013

Arkaringa - Oodnadatta - North Creek - Oodnadatta - Dalhousie It was a little bit disappointing to wake up this morning at Arkaringa and realise that it was still very windy, it is getting a bit tiresome now and would very much like to get out of it. We had already decided to move on, but we know that wherever we go today, we are unlikely to lose this wind. It was just before 10am when we left Arkaringa, we saw Wei on the way out, but there was no sign of Lauren, well it is Sunday and I guess she is taking the opportunity for a lie in, I don't blame her. Today our drive takes us through the Painted Desert and toward Oodnadatta, I believe that the next 50k's of track takes us through ... read more
Brekki Sign
The Poetry Box
Sign Board

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Coober Pedy July 20th 2013

Friday 19 July Coober Pedy - Arckaringa & The Painted Desert So today we make our way out of Coober Pedy, an unusual little town with much hidden wealth, I didn't find my precious stone, but then it is like looking for a needle in a haystack, I would stand a better chance if I could dig a 20 foot deep hole though, even though Andy would have happily obliged, and no one would say anything as you are allowed to dig/noodle in the mullock to your hearts content. I forgot to mention a couple of days ago, we were told by one of the locals that young people do not seem interested in mining for Opal, that gave me a little bit of thought, if the miners become less and less then Opal will stay ... read more
The Breakaways
The Castle
The Painted Desert

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Coober Pedy July 17th 2013

Hi every one, Before you dive in to our latest blog, we just thought we would mention that this one is our 700th Blog entry. I know you will say, so what,! you just write them and we just read them, but 700 entries, we have made. We worked out last night that based on a 40 hour week and each blog taking about 4 hours to produce, equates to 1.35 years of blogging, now that is amazing. Our first blog entries were made on the 30th September 2008, we initially were going to go with AOL for the blog and had published the first five entries on their site when they notified us and advised they were shutting their site down within thirty days, so we needed to go with a new blog provider and ... read more
Rare comodity
Caroline's dirty hands

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » William Creek July 15th 2013

The Best Monday Morning ever Oodnadatta Track With Van Morrison on the iPod we are whistling our way up the Oodnadatta track, a Monday morning like this is the best Monday morning ever. The sun is shining, the temperature is currently about 16 degrees and the traffic is light, no sign of gridlock anywhere, we have seen about 4 vehicles! We were on our toes this morning a quick breakfast not much to pack away and we were driving out of Muloorina Station by 8.45, we left our camping fees in the honesty box, made a donation to the RFDS and we even spotted a dingo on the way out of the station. There is a dog fence that comes around the edge of this property and we pondered which side of the fence wild dogs/dingos ... read more
The Oodnadatta Track
The technology centre
To lake Eyre

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Lake Eyre July 14th 2013

Shake Rattle and Roll Saturday 13 July Farina to Muloorina via Marree Waking up to a beautiful morning, the sunshine was streaming in through the skylight, it had been a warm night indeed and it was still warm this morning, the wind was up with the sunshine. I put the kettle on but with the wind skimming over the top so we could not quite get it to boiling point, Andy had to set up the portable gas stove in the back of the Landcruiser where it was sheltered, we got our morning cuppa, but to make it easy on ourselves we would just have cereal for breakfast rather than try and cook anything. It is so beautiful this morning, we sorted out some of our gear, packed everything away and hit the road for Marree. ... read more
Frome River
Tribute to John McDouall Stuart
The Marree Burger

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Farina July 11th 2013

Thursday 11 July 2013 Arkaroola - Copley - Farina Well, it's gusting! We are camped at Farina, again, the temperature reached a fab 26 degrees today it really was lovely, even the wind had a warmth to it today, it has probably put paid to our camp fire tonight and of course my plans for dinner, but we will see if the wind dies down before sunset. So just to give you an update on the last couple of days. Waking up in Arkaroola, it was time for Dan, Josh, Erica and Lorena to hit the road toward the Flinders Ranges South and time for us to resume our journey North, even though Andy had asked me if I wanted to stay a bit longer. I gave that some thought but decided it would be best ... read more
Following the moment
Not Sharing

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Arkaroola July 8th 2013

Monday 8 July As promised I never wrote a thing yesterday and today was going to come pretty close, but I do need to get one or two things down. We had a great day yesterday, getting reorganised, lounging around in the sunshine and having an afternoon nana, well Andy did that, I spent the afternoon downloading photos and reorganising files, please don't send messages of hate when we say it was about 25 degree's. It was a great day and Andy got the donkey working so that we could have a nice hot shower and with the camp fire on the go we had beef stew for our dinner, oh yes the only real problem of the day were the flies, there were hundreds of the dam things around and they would not leave us ... read more
Ochre Cliffs
Relaxing at Arkaroola
Sturt Desert Peas

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Marree July 6th 2013

Saturday 6 July Marree Yes, Andy is wearing long trousers again. This morning he emerged from the trailer wearing long trousers, it really must have been cold. Well it was cold, the morning started very cloudy and kept the sun from warming us up. Last night was the coldest night we have experienced for a while, I was so cold at one point I was shivering, so had to rely on the warmth from the camp fire and Andy made us both a hot chocolate before bedtime to help keep us warm. We did not go to bed late as it was so cold and we even pulled the roof down to reduce the cabin area and thus hopefully keep the space around us warmer. All around us we could hear the sound of people packing ... read more
The servo in Marree
Fueling up

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Farina July 5th 2013

Witchelina We must have slept for a solid 11 hours! I struggled to open my eyes, I felt really sleepy still and trying to come out of a heavy slumber. It had been a fairly warm night and this morning was not too cold, but of course by the time we got out of bed the sun was up and warming the day. Once I had a chai on the go, Andy cooked our breakfast of Wombat Eggy Bread and Bacon, with a side of HP sauce. What a great way to start the day, although by the time we started our day it was really brunch. The last 2 days had been long and pretty full on, but any hope of a quiet day today was out of the window. When we stopped for coffee ... read more
Witchelina Gorge
Witchelina Gorge
Three Landcruisers

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Woomera July 4th 2013

Bush Basher - the Late Len Beadell Roxby Downs - Woomera We woke up fortunately at Roxy Downs, where we expected to be and thankfully it was a fairly warm night, I raced out of bed to get in the shower whilst Andy concentrated on our morning cuppa. As soon as we were showered and breakfasted we then concentrated on getting Jack and Gypsy ready to hit the road to Woomera, being careful to make sure the pizza from from last nights dinner was secure in the fridge, no way were we going to lose that on today's journey. We were all hooked up ready to go and out of there by 9am and driving toward Woomera, a place that seemed so small and insignificant on our original journey around Australia just over 4 years ago. ... read more
Len Beadell
Len Beadell
Woomera Shop

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