Monthly Archives: May 2019


“At leisure” in Alice Springs, Days 16 & 17/Trip2019 (13-14th May)

Bruce flew out on the 13th May and I was sad to see him go. We had a great time, and created some great memories. Spent the afternoon shopping for food for 10 days, and […]

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Everything you didn’t want to know about Australian snakes, Day 15/Trip 2019 (Sunday, 12th May)

Alice Springs Reptile Centre Australia has a disproportionate number of deadly snakes, that is venomous snakes whose venom can cause death. Our guide claimed 18 of 20 of the world’s deadliest snakes, but a quick […]

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Binns End, Day 14/Trip 2019 (Saturday, 11th May)

Ross River Resort – Alice Springs (70 kms) After final photos with Graham, Bruce the Camel, and Bruce, we drove south along the N’Dhala Gorge road, then turned off about 7kms down the continuation of […]

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Wicked Wind from the South, Day 13/Trip 2019 (Friday, 10th May)

Well, a westerly wind would have alliterated better but .. the southerly wind got stronger as the night progressed, and I started leaping about checking guys ropes, dealing with a raid by feral cats, probably, […]

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Binns Track, Day 12/Trip 2019 (Thursday, 9th May)

In and around Ross River Resort Binns Track stretches from Mount Dare in the south to Timber Creek in the north, a distance of 2194km, with a minimum quoted time of 10 days.  Bruce and […]

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Arltunga with a T, Day 11/Trip 2019 (Wednesday, 8th May)

Gem tree – Arltunga – Ross River (xxx kms) Mum says “always wear your flynet if you are walking after ‘the wet’ in Central Australia”. You will recall on the Yellow Waters cruise, our Indigenous […]

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Mudding at Macdonald Downs, Day 10/Trip 2019 (Tuesday, 7th May)

Filling breakfast of granola, muesli, prunes, yoghurt and milk, and freshly brewed coffee, set us up for an interesting day. Powered down the track, full of joy and optimism, and completely ignored the lesson of […]

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Proper 4WDing, Day 9/Trip 2019 (Monday, 6th May)

Old Police Station Waterhole – Murray Downs (Imangara) – Atnwengerrpe – (not) Derry Downs – MacDonald Downs (approx. 330 kms) Fantastic day traversing various kinds of country: rocky tracks; sandy tracks; graded fast road (not […]

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Into the bush, Day 8/Trip 2019 (Sunday, 5th May)

Tennant Creek – Devils’ Marbles – Epenarra – Davenport Ranges N.P (Old Police Station Waterhole) (xxxkms) Easy drive to Devil’s Marbles, which were outstanding.  Basically, the granite cracks, and is exposed, and the cracks allow […]

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Easy riding across the Barkly Tableland, Day 7/Trip 2019 (Saturday, 4th May)

Daly Waters – Elliot – Renner Springs –  Tennant Creek (xxx kms) Not verything goes smoothly on a trip, and this morning was no exception.  As we were leaving the cabin, Bruce checked that I […]

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