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Capturing the Cape
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The drive from Tom Price to Exmouth was unremarkable except, as the day continued, for the heat blasting…
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Cracking Karijini
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Annnnnd…… just when you thought it was safe to check your emails again, the blog is back and…
Hamersley Gorge
That’s…
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So this is the end of our wonderful trip.  It has been such a fantastic experience and, with the…
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Echidna Gorge Poem
Emily, The Big Lap
This is just a funny little poem that I made up as we hiked the Echidna Gorge in the Bungle Bungles,…
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It All Ends in…
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Well, actually it doesn’t quite, but I couldn’t think of a catchy title involving Cape Le Grand. …
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The Nullarbor
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We left Streaky Bay early and were surprised at what a comfortable drive the Nullarbor was.  The road…
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Swiftly Through SA
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Our “welcome” into South Australia was an officious quarantine guard who almost gleefully emptied…
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Head West Young Man!
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Our luck with the weather seemed to be holding out.  We had one stormy night and two gloriously sunny…
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A Beautiful…
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The Blue Mountains were the perfect antidote for leaving Sydney.  We loved it here.  Although things…
Blue Mountains at sunset
Super Sydney
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Getting into Sydney towing a 17ft caravan wasn’t as scary as we’d imagined it would be.  Drivers in…
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Happy on the…
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We had a tough time deciding where to move to from One Mile Beach, or indeed deciding if we should move…
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Beautiful Bays
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Keen to get in some more beach time, our next stop was back on the coast at Hat Head.  This stretch of…
The beautiful One Mile beach
Misty Mountains
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A little bit south of Nana Creek, north of the town of Diehard but down a bit from Diehappy Forest, on…
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Not sure When
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Ahhhhh…..Byron  Bay.  If Dropkick has a capital, this is it.  And I don’t just mean the people…
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Goin’ to…
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Where else but Australia would there be a road called “Bruce Highway”?!  It was this ocker-named…
Who ate all the pies?
Fangin’…
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We were headed for Hervey Bay, the main kick off point to Fraser Island.  We spent a day in “H.B.”,…
Maheno wreck
From Zach to…
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Dear Mrs Williams and Room 12 We have seen and done so many interesting things.  I wish you could be…
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Hangin’ Ten
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Our next stop was the twin towns of Agnes Waters and 1770.  Or more accurately, “Town of Seventeen…
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Sweet As!
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On our way back to the highway, we wove our way through the surrounding cane-growing countryside, all of…
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Reef to Rainforest
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Bowen was a lovely little town, with gorgeous beaches and not much else.  But that was just what we…
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Ruins, Bush…
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Voted the “#1 must-do attraction” in Queensland, it was hard to resist the temptation of Paronella…
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Rainforest to Reef
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Next stop, Lake placid – a gorgeous location just outside of Cairns, surrounded by mountainous…
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The Killer Coast
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Our first sight of the east coast was very exciting.  4 weeks after saying goodbye to the west coast,…
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Time for Tablelands
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And BOOM!  Just like that we left the dust behind.  After 5 weeks of hot, dry, scorching heat and…
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Still going…
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From Normanton, we continued travelling east over the Gulf Development Road.  Also known as “National…
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Aye Karumba!
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I know that a one-night stop in a small town wouldn’t ordinarily merit an entire post on its own, but…
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Across the Top
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This was the section of the trip that has both excited us and had us feeling quite nervous.  Long…
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Litchfield…
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After 5 days in Darwin, we were ready to get back on the road again.  Litchfield National Park was an…
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Darwin
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We left Kakadu and headed north to Darwin against a tide of boats being towed in the opposite…
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Kakadu
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Kakadu exceeded my expectations.  I had thought it was going to be hot and dry.  And it certainly…
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