Month: September 2018

AWOL Around Australia… Red Centre – East

September 28, 2018

“I can’t believe it’s the same truck, it’s so quiet!” said N, after we hit the bitumen for the first time in six days. Meanwhile in the drivers seat, the tiredness of not just this morning’s endeavours, but also the storm last night, meant the easy driving was sending me to sleep. We popped on […]

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AWOL Around Australia… The Oodanatta Track

September 20, 2018

Now, I didn’t set out to do this track. I’m not the sort of guy who goes round ticking off all the well known routes. No bother if that’s your bag, but it’s not mine. Anyway it was this or the main highway, so let’s do this. A quick stop at the Ochre Pits gave […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Flinders Ranges part 3

  So as we were going to be here a couple of nights, it made sense to set up more of a camp. In the run up to leaving I fielded a lot of questions about what our set up was, what were we towing (?), etc. We obviously don’t tow anything, it’s just too […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Flinders Ranges – Part 2.

September 14, 2018

Actual frost on the ground greeted us the next morning, frost! Australia, this is not what I signed up for… May as well put the camera to work then… Feeling like we were pretty rusty campers (which as it has been a full year since we did this is, it is only to be expected […]

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AWOL Around Australia… The Flinders Ranges – Part 1.

In the four days since I got back from Melbourne after finishing work, there had been nothing but more work. I spent the first day giving the Land Cruiser an extra good going over, double checking all the usual stuff, plus trying to put a spanner on every nut and bolt I could see. Day 2 […]

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