Blogs from Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia, Oceania

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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Erldunda October 3rd 2014

We were up at 4am and left at 4.30am. Once on the road we ate an oat muesli bar each and had a box of juice to keep us going until we stopped for breakfast. Along the way we saw four kangaroos, two of whom jumped out in front of us, fortunately without getting hit. We also saw a couple of Wedge-tailed Eagles feeding on the night’s roadkill. We could just make out Mt Connor as we passed it and said goodbye. Then the sunrise at 6.15am created a pretty orange glow. We made it to Erldunda before the strong wind started. This is the junction of the Lasseter Highway and the Stuart Highway so we were now changing direction and any wind would be across the side of the van – not head on. We’d ... read more
The Giant Echidna at Erldunda
Lovely Clouds
The South Australian Border

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Erldunda June 15th 2014

We checked into the motel at Erldunda, en route to Alice Springs; cleaned up the campervan ready for handover and had a relaxing awesome wholesome meal at the tavern. But have you any idea how awesome it is to have a shower that is not located in some cavernous, noisy, draughty; make that icy draughty; wet place where you have to hop around and balance on one foot to keep dry what must stay dry and to not have to rush back 300 metres to the caravan in Antarctic temperatures (don’t let anyone ever tell you it is hot in the desert) and when you get there be super quiet and have super night vision because knee-hi’s are sleeping. I’m not complaining, just so grateful for a lovely cosy shower and a spacy room and a ... read more
The long road home
Taking our leave of Kings Canyon
Knee-Hi's rule

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Erldunda June 26th 2008

After a wonderful 3 nights at Mildura we popped into Deakin Cafe' before heading off towards Burra in South Australia...what a delightful little town Burra was tucked away in the Clare Valley...well known for its wineries and gourmet food. The countryside changes almost daily in some way, approaching Burra we wound down through glorious green rolling hills to the town which seemed to be straight out of Europe...we thought so anyway! The old blue stone buildings like you find in Adelaide were everywhere...very chilly though! There was a feeling of Europe for sure as we strolled around the town, spotted an old Pub where we found a beautiful open fire...there we stayed and stayed and stayed, eventually having 'bangers and mash for dinner and was it yummy...oh yeah! The following day we braved the cold, rugged ... read more
Burra
Main Street Burra
Burra cottage

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Erldunda June 20th 2008

We left Dubbo and headed towards West Wyalong for an overnight stay...on the way we passed through Forbes and needed our coffee fix which we found at the old Forbes movie theatre which was now a Cafe' along with a Chemist shop called WINSTANLEY PHARMACY so I dashed in to find the Winstanley's but the owner (Winstanley) was not in that day...so up the road I went and found a gorgeous gift shop...Forbes was a very pretty town. A friend of mine came from West Wyalong and her Mum had a Hairdressing Shop, so I popped in for a new do...it was lovely! Dashed across the road for another coffee and found 'Thom Dick and Harry' Cafe...we had loved visiting a Cafe of the same name at Broken Hill and found out that this Cafe was ... read more
Beautiful town garden at Forbes...
...Desert lavender
What a great workplace...

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Erldunda July 1st 2007

We’re at the turn off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) along the main highway between Adelaide and Darwin (200 kms south of Alice Springs). Odometer clocked 6000 kms today. Hard to believe the road we’ve been on for the last 6 days was only finished being paved 20 years ago. Uluru, a major milestone on our adventure, is just 250 kms (a day’s ride) west of here. It feels a little like we’ve been at sea this week. Some times in all directions there has been nothing but flatness and sky. Australia really is a big place! As we had hoped, our adventure has become easier and more enjoyable as we’ve grown use to our bikes and our own limitations (like sore arms, backs, legs, necks and bums), though yesterday we both admitted having daylight nightmares of ... read more




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