Category Archives: Out and About

Farewell to NT …

We hadn’t even gone to sleep when we got a call from the US. It was just after midnight and apparently it is Rachael’s 21st birthday here in Oz so she gave us a call.   I am sure we … Continue reading

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Turn left for Queensland …

Not a big day today and when we woke at 9am and looked out all we saw was grass with only 3 other vans still here after being packed last night.   We farewelled our neighbours, Ian and Cheryl from … Continue reading

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Blowing in the wind …

Having been on the road now for almost a month, there has been no wind to talk of until today. It started as soon as we left Daly Waters and continued until we reached our destination at Banka Banka Station. … Continue reading

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Daly Waters Pub stopover …

We had intended to get up early, pack up the van and then go for one last soak. So much for that plan.   The alarm went off, snooze was hit and we then snoozed until 930. So it was … Continue reading

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More soaking …

After a sleep-in, it was down for some more soaking at the thermal pool. It must be getting closer to school holidays as the number of kids is starting to outnumber the oldies.   Spoke with a few and most … Continue reading

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Springs not too Bitter …

Sunday in Mataranka is Market Day. It is not a large market but I was able to fill the car at the servo across the road while Jenny checked out the market.   I guess it didn’t break into our … Continue reading

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Lets go a soaking …

Not far to go today. Just 100 kilometres to the Mataranka Homestead and the Thermal Pool. This will be our home for a few days.   It is amazing what a couple of weeks will do. Two weeks ago, it … Continue reading

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Falls, Falls everywhere a Falls …

The morning was spent getting rid of dust in cupboards and other nooks and crannys in the van. Some dust was from last year, the year before and this trip.   It was then time to visit the various waterfalls … Continue reading

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Time for some rock holing …

Again we are not travelling far today so after farewelling Julie and Alan, it was on the road for a short distance south to Bachelor and then to our digs at Banyan Tree Caravan Park just outside of the Litchfield … Continue reading

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Fields of Thunder …

Well Maralinga lived up to its name overnight of “Fields of Thunder”. That second wave of thunderstorms certainly hit us with a vengeance with lightning striking around the Village during the night and 4mm of rain falling (heavy at times). … Continue reading

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