Si, Nix and Mullos 2012
Australia New South Wales
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30 June 2012
Well, we have had an awesome time and none of us want it to end. I guess we have to get back to reality and back to our jobs - so we can save up for the next adventure!
Thanks to Mullos and Si for the awesome planning and setting up the vehicles. We were in some extremely remote parts of the country and always had everything we needed. Even spare parts from old burnt out Cortinas! Go the 10,000km club.
18 June 2012
We are in the town of Laura today for lunch and some supplies before heading to Lakefield National Park. Unfortunately, we are not able to reach our original intended spot of Cape Melville due to the roads being closed.
No success with Barramundi yet - the locals tell us it too cold for them still. Still have had a few feeds of bream, grunter and crays. Hopefully more luck with the fishing in the coming days.
12 June 2012
Time for an update I guess. After no end of drama with this website I think that I have it working to the point that we can adequately show you snippets of our trip.
After successfully conquering the Simpson Desert, swimming at Dalhousie Springs, and having a microwave pie at Mt Dare (most disappointing thing of the trip so far), we are now in the most beautiful place we have been - Lawn Hill Boodjamulla National Park. There are crocs but they havent' been biting (us), there are waterfalls and freshwater creeks to swim in. The weather is warm and plenty of bushwalks to keep us amused (when you can extract us from the water that is). Good to be out of the desert and somewhere a bit warmer. We have had our fair share of dirt, dust, rocks etc and are now keen for some swimming and fishing.
In between we have climbed Uluru (sorry) seen lots of beautiful gorges/rock formations and visited a few aboriginal towns which have opened the eyes. Of course the main thing we have seen is lots, and lots, and lots of dirt roads.
Encounters with emus, dingos, owls, kangas, fish, various marsupials, crayfish and wedge-tailed eagles have kept us on our toes.
The vehicles have held up well except for one mystery flat tyre and one very naughty roaming back wheel that had to be retrieved from the bush - brake drum and all. Never guess who was sent back up the dirt road to look for the wheel nuts.....
Never want to come home!
Welcome to our adventure!
The timing is right to go and get dirty and warm in the desert and north of Australia. Join us while we cross the Simpson, head north through the Territory, over to the Gulf and then up to tackle the Cape.