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This page is just a collection of earlier writings. Over on overland.kinja.com, where I still contribute.


This was a weekender down the coast, and then to Mount Gambier for Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb event. On the return journey some pals and I ran the Beachport to Robe coastal track on the way back, Hilux, Land Cruiser and shiny (nearly) new Range Rover!

https://overland.kinja.com/return-to-the-coorong-legend-of-the-lakes-1820385706


After coming back from our Best Western tour, I wrote this post about our original ‘overland’ trip in Australia. Way back in 1999.

https://overland.kinja.com/reminiscing-1819793659


For much of 2016 and 2017 I did a lot of weekend trips. By then I knew we were working towards bigger things, so meant we got out and about without breaking the bank. This one to Bendleby Ranges, South Australia.

https://overland.kinja.com/return-of-the-weekend-warrior-1792812567


Another weekender. This one to the Southern Flinders Ranges. As much about hiking and driving, it was still a pretty good escape.

https://overland.kinja.com/a-remarkable-adventure-1786304914


Naomi and I found weekend sized adventure not so far from home. The Riverland, in South Australia. More to it than just water-sports!

https://overland.kinja.com/roamin-the-riverland-1785579226


If you’ve never tried heading out exploring on your own, I recommend giving it a try. It is not for everyone, but if you like it, you’ll discover another flavour in the palette of exploration!

https://overland.kinja.com/s-o-l-o-1777952101


This was a multi-day trip with some friends down to the bottom of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. To explore the Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Parks.

https://overland.kinja.com/playing-in-the-sand-1762335282

https://overland.kinja.com/playing-in-the-sand-1763976399

https://overland.kinja.com/playing-in-the-sand-1764333615


 

This was actually my first proper bush trip in the Land Cruiser. Up to the surreal landscapes around Arkaroola, Northern Flinders Ranges. Plus, first a run around the Public Access Routes a bit further south.

https://overland.kinja.com/akraroola-an-ancient-wilderness-1723047430

https://overland.kinja.com/arkaroola-an-ancient-wilderness-1723062290


This was my first ‘trip report’ proper. I had written things before, mostly on the rangerovers.net Classic forum, but this was the first time I set out to document a trip.

As it was at the very excellent Warraweena, I had plenty of good material. I still like going back and reading many of the records of our adventures (and would recommend you document yours for that reason alone), this one especially though.

https://rufant.kinja.com/warraweena-flinders-ranges-south-australia-warraweena-i-1710537090