no excuses

Haven’t been away for ages? Do you feel like your Facebook news feed is full of friends, family and random travelling and flitting about everywhere? Meanwhile you are sitting on the couch, watching re-runs of Mash and daydreaming of your next holiday. Or you are so busy you haven’t had time to think straight when one day youContinue reading “no excuses”

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wildflowers of the desert

On our recent trip to the Simpson Desert we were lucky to witness the first wildflowers blooming after the rain. It was spectacular to see the sand-dunes blanketed with vegetation of all shapes and sizes. Can you name any of the flowers pictured below?

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we haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list

It has been a long while since we updated our travel map of big old Australia. So here it is…. this is our travel paths since the commencement of our blog & indefinite travels back in 2011. As you can see we have barely scratched the surface! This country is well and truly AMAZING! Where areContinue reading “we haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list”

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dreaming of water

When one lives in the middle of nowhere during  a drought they cannot be scalded for dreaming of water. I’ve been constantly thinking about rain, rivers and oceans, oh my. Apparently it can also cause people to book two water based getaways within the space of a fortnight. Well that’s our excuse and where sticking to it. Our first getaway coincides withContinue reading “dreaming of water”

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Ruins of Nuccaleena Mine

There is so much to see in the Flinders Ranges of both natural and historical significance. North of Blinman there is a copper mine named Nuccaleena which we have now visited twice. A very scenic 4WD track leads visitors to the old mine site which due to the nature of the drive in is barely touched. TheContinue reading “Ruins of Nuccaleena Mine”

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One Week until our 2015 4X4 Desert Trek

How exciting is the week before you embark on an adventure? Everyone is excited for you! Your family, your friends, you neighbour, the postman….. This week is full of catch ups and dinners. It’s great to catch up with family & mates who will constantly fire questions about your “big” trip and this make you get even more excited (if thatContinue reading “One Week until our 2015 4X4 Desert Trek”

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A Flying Doctor

Some of the doctors in Australia have wings. They can fly and I mean really fly. In planes……  You didn’t think I actually meant they could flap their own wings did you? The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia was started by Reverend John  Flynn back in 1928. Initially, named the Australian Inland Mission Aerial MedicalContinue reading “A Flying Doctor”

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