Perth To Tasmania 2017

User: jayarr
Dates: 10 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Duration: 1 month, 1 week

Starting in early September, we hope to travel through the centre of Australia to Melbourne where we will take the spirit of Tasmania to the apple isle and travel in a leisurely fashion for a month.

Friday 20 Oct 2017 11:09

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Friday 20 Oct 2017 11:06

Grand old houses on the water front.

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Friday 20 Oct 2017 10:15

Nice lighthouse at Mersey point. A young bloke lost his life here saving a mate in trouble in the rough seas below. A tribute to Luke Jacobs next to the lighthouse b

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Friday 20 Oct 2017 10:03

The spirit of the ocean monument at the mouth of Devonport harbour

At night it would be very different with a fountain lit up with special lights.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 19:04

Bikies getting a welcome to Tasmania search of all belongings. Extra police on hand for the event

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 8:04 a.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 18:27

Ready to offload vehicles. Waiting waiting

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 14:19

Travelling at 25 knots we’ll be there in 9 hours.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 3:19 a.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 10:30

Open water

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Thursday 19 Oct 2017 10:30

Just about the leave ‘the bay’. That’s Sorrento over there. All the residents peering through their expensive windows at us.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 8:57

Casting off from Melbourne. The ship is so smooth you would hardly know it’s moving.

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Thursday 19 Oct 2017 7:47

At last, into the bowels of the ship

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Thursday 19 Oct 2017 7:26

Loading up the vehicles onto the ferry. Lots of Rebel bikies roaring around.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 11:18

Birthday shopping is always good fun. This HUGE shopping centre meant that we didn’t have to go far to get the perfect shop for what we wanted.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 19:31

Here we are in good old Melbourne enjoying a balmy night with the roar of planes overhead and millions of other caravanners. An easy run from here to the ferry port on Thursday. There will be a convoy of caravans heading out to catch the ferry from here.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 8:31 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:41

Rhododendrons at the top of mt Macedon

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:36

Wow. A big cross!! For war vets

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:34

Stunning walkway lined with English plants

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:31

Major Mitchell isn’t just a cockatoo

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:31

Awesome view from Mt Macedon

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:06

Camels hump lookout.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:06

There it is. In the smoke haze.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 9:51

Miranda! 😬

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 20:27

A nocturnal visitor to share our camp fire

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 19:44

This is the best campsite yet. I hear when it is windy the tree limbs start falling.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 8:44 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 12:28

Castlemaine. A really historic town.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:28 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 12:11

Burke’s monument overlooking his home town. Castlemaine

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:11 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 12:10

This really is an impressive monument. It commemorates John Ohara Burke who was the first non indigenous person to cross the continent south to north. He later died because of a serious mixup at Cooper Creek. It just shows how things can so very wrong very quickly out in remote Australia.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 12:02

A rare surface feature, this is an anticlinal fold. You can see how the granite , when it was still plastic, was folded into a curve.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:02 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 11:39

This is a Rifled muzzle loader off a British warship. The Victory. Usually muzzle loaders which have the charge and ball loaded from the open muzzle are smooth bores. The rifled bore which spins the bullet, gives the gun better range and accuracy. Later, breech loading guns became more useful, since these guns didn’t need to be ‘run in’ to reload.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 9:36

This is the map of the area around the campsite.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 8:53

Cooked breakfast this morning.

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 19:19

Ahh campfire sunset relax time. This is a wonderful campsite. The birds are very entertaining. A big family of white winged cloughs fossicked on the ground while sulphur crested cockatoos screeched on the wing.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 17:04

Our evening cook up is a loaf of bread.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017, 6:04 a.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 16:35

A savoury bread for us was first out of the oven.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 14:48

Found this really nice camp site just out of Bendigo up the top of a mountain. Mt Alexander

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:47

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:46

Bendigo Creek. Paved no less.

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:45

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:44

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:44

Tulip 💐 display in full force next to town park.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:25

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Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:24

Bendigo is a ridgey didge gold mining town. Vast well made public buildings from the 1870’s.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 14:36

Staying at Wedderburn which is an old gold town near Bendigo. This is the hill where all the finds were discovered. They still yield a few specks as an old prospector claimed today.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 3:36 a.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 12:24

We’ve been good - up to now! A pie from the local bakery was delicious 😋

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 12:24

Lunch stop on the Avoca River. Curious as to why the sail fish was there. Apparently the river had Kenyan Swordfish released here. That would surprise the unwary. River monster fisherman territory.

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Saturday 14 Oct 2017 11:34

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Saturday 14 Oct 2017 11:34

A Lumper !

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 10:18

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Saturday 14 Oct 2017 10:18

The Main Street of Sea lake

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 9:42

Oh YES

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 9:41

The fabled lake in glorious sunshine ☀️

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 18:42

Great camp here at Sea Lake. $10 with showers toilets. So good.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 7:42 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 16:12

That is the pink lake known as Lake Tyrrell. You tube instagram trending stuff amongst millenniums

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 5:12 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 13:55

Just missed the departure of the ps Melbourne

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 2:55 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 13:49

Hey Tommy, show this to Jimmy. Looks like his dream. Really well patronised on the foreshore at Mildura.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 2:49 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 11:09

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 11:09

A rather spectacular entrance to the state of Victoria.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:58

A bridge that lifts at the centre to allow passage on the water. Quick work from Sue to snap this one. 😉

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:31

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:30

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:20

Great old wooden boat with a steam engine and crew quarters.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:10

Not to mention a windmill an double decker dunney

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:07

The real thing, a paddle steamer from 1911, felt a bit upstaged. The Industry was used to remove snags (fallen timber) from the river.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 10:02

This hilarious barge had flowers, palms and even chickens on board as it approached it played loud C&W music.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 19:05

Romantic past revealed

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 15:15

Our trip so far is in red.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 4:45 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 13:08

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Thursday 12 Oct 2017 13:06

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Thursday 12 Oct 2017 13:06

This old water tower has been converted to a look out. Nice views which the photo doesn’t do justice to.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 2:36 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 12:30

Lake Bonney close to Berri. Huge holiday destination. No swimming! Maybe it’s quite shallow.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 2 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 9:51

The Murray River. The bridge in the distance is the Berri to Renmark road.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 9:55

Historic pub 1860. On an old coach route alongside the Murray River

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 9:54

A great barn find

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 8:31

Morgan is a small town with a rich Rail and Port history. This is a part of that complex which is now an information centre. It was raining and nasty so we had a cup of tea and moved on. Nice town though.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 7:57

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 7:57

Another pub. It seems the last building to go in an abandoned town.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 7:26

Nice old buildings. This is a pub.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 7:06

You have to find your way back to the middle of the world on this road. The ‘Worlds End Hwy’

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 7:01

Who would put a car on a stick outside their home. It looked like a Renault

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 6:39

The new day begins

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 6:38

So windy here last night we got up early and racked off. The World’s End tag for this area was a bit too true to its name.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 17:51

Here we are - the end of the world

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 7:21 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 14:14

We were going to stop in Clare but found it too busy so scooted on. We found this deserted town called Farrell Flat for lunch.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 3:44 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 11:46

Here you are Tom, doing a little research on you behalf.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:54

The Pichi Richi train getting all steamed up as it pulls out of Quorn. What a noise and time travel experience.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:51

Pichi Richi train at Quorn.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:39

Quorn in the north flinders ranges.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 8:48

Dawn at 9am

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 8:19

The little creek just near our campsite. This is Warren gorge in the North Flinders.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Monday 9 Oct 2017 16:55

These shy Adelaide Rosella were enjoying the warm afternoon like us.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 6:25 a.m.

Monday 9 Oct 2017 13:05

What’s that looking at us?

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 2:35 a.m.

Monday 9 Oct 2017 12:38

Smoke-Ho lookout

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 12:19

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 11:21

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 10:53

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 10:15

Posted: Oct. 8, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Sunday 8 Oct 2017 19:03

Shoreline cp in Port Augusta. Our second visit and a nice place to stop.

Posted: Oct. 8, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Sunday 8 Oct 2017 19:02

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Saturday 7 Oct 2017 18:06

Found a bush camp just off the highway. Getting too tired to continue so beer o’clock!!

Posted: Oct. 7, 2017, 7:36 a.m.

Saturday 7 Oct 2017 14:02

Nice wayside stop for lunch

Posted: Oct. 7, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

Saturday 7 Oct 2017 11:51

Posted: Oct. 7, 2017, 1:21 a.m.

Saturday 7 Oct 2017 9:20

Time to leave. Lovely family time comes to an end. We’ll be back.

Posted: Oct. 6, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Thursday 5 Oct 2017 7:25

Down there tucked amongst the trees is the Ewers-Reilly house.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Thursday 5 Oct 2017 7:16

Got up for an early walk and found myself up spencer hill at dawn. Quite awesome.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 20:59

The Oils in full flight. What an awesome concert. Thanks Tom and Lucy for a wonderful birthday present.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 17:22

Beautiful afternoon beer in the sun. Alice turns it on.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 16:39

Ticket office at oils concert. Going down the Todd for pre concert drinks. That’s Sammy in the background from Papunya. He was the leader of the original supporting band when the Oils did their first concert in 1987 in Alice. He didn’t have any ID and told the lass behind the counter he was a black fella from Alice Springs. That was good enough for her. Haha

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 7:09 a.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 9:29

This magnificent river red gum is in toms front yard.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 9:23

Tom is making a chook pen for the front yard.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 9:19

All these paragliders are staying in the back yard. They are part of a club and Rich invited them to share the best of what Alice has to offer. So far they have only had 2 wet nights of sleeping in the back yard here but the weather is improving...

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 8:57

Half way point. Spending a super fortnight with Tom, Lucy, Poppy and Tully. We are camped out the back and although the flu is about, catching up with everyone is epic.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Friday 29 Sep 2017 17:30

The back patio is where most action takes place. Here we have just got up on the roof to clear the gutters. Just as well because the next few days are raining and stormy.

Posted: Sept. 29, 2017, 8 a.m.

Friday 29 Sep 2017 9:11

How’s this grand daughter with a spring flower headband?

Posted: Sept. 28, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Friday 29 Sep 2017 9:01

We attended the last day of Poppies school which was a Spring Festival. We danced, had games like a treasure hunt and then , a feast!

Posted: Sept. 28, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 17:33

Lining up the galahs in the centre.

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 11:36

Check out the train line creation. A Sunday taken care of.

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 2:06 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 13:37

Still too cold in there for me but maybe by the end of next week ...

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 4:07 a.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 18:41

This is blue boy and flower girl. Works of art. A bit like our grandkids.

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 18:18

Our the back of Giles st in Davidson park.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 17:31

Tasting the beers. What a great choice. Two pale ales, a traditional English bitter, and an Irish stout. Heaven.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 15:01

Tully time

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 5:31 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 15:00

Tully gets home from school first.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 13:35

We're here! Now just have to wait until end of school. Arrived just as Lucy was getting into her cab to go to the airport. She'll be back in a week.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 4:05 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 9:30

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Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 9:26

Ellery Creek Big Hole. Rough track to get in. Crazy guy climbing the loose cliff face. Nice and cool

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 8:30

The ochre pits.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 11 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 7:02

Great place to wake up.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 14:45

Great light for photography

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 14:45

I found another model parading for the cameras at the gorge.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 14:45

These girls were being filmed frolicking in the tepid waters of ormiston gorge. They were very professional and when I went for a swim, I discovered they were good at pretending too. It was freezing!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:54

Mt Sonder from the lookout.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 4:24 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 11:00

This galah was very friendly to me and let me scratch her and sat very calmly on my hand. As soon as I transferred her to Sue it nipped her. Drew blood! Talked to the cleaning lady later and she said it hated women and everyone stayed clear of it.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 10:01

Up there somewhere

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 9:59

I helped this bloke find a geocache in the rocks above the life ring at glen helen gorge

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 9:39

Paddling in the gorge.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 8:53

When we arrived just on sunset last night we discovered we couldn't raise the roof. After some help from David, our friendly neighbour, he had to hold the roof up while I inspected the springs, I found the culprit. That bolt in the middle of the scissor spring had sheared. We unjammed the lever and got the roof off after about an hour of stuffing around. Showers and a spaghetti bolegnese from the freezer and we went to the pub to party. I fixed the bolt the next morning. This is the first time something has broken on the Q 😢

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 7:10

Ahh resting up today at Glen Helen. Camped right in front of the bluff. Great music and time at the pub last night danced the night away.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 21:03

A great performer. What a pleasant end to our trip across the desert.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 17:29

After crunching our way on this very uncomfortable road reached Morris pass. A quick snap before heading for Glen Helen.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:59 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 17:28

Gosses Bluff.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 16:45

A view from the road of Gosses Bluff.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:15 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 14:51

Tyler's pass was actually a good campsite as well as having fantastic views.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 5:21 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:08

This walk was cut short anyway.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 3:38 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:07

The gorge walk at Kings Canyon. The rim walk was too hot so we left that.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 3:37 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 12:06

Kings Creek Station. This was the scene of the (now) infamous Getaway end of shoot party where Jules and the cameraman and the helicopter pilot kept us up all night when we had an early rise for our helicopter joy flight over the peterman ranges. Grrr

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 2:36 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:43

A very friendly dingo going for scraps at a roadside stop. Had a good chat to travellers in a Prado.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 1:13 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:07

The turnoff to Kings Canyon off the Lassetter highway.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 9:27

Curtin Springs Station. Some nice birds were to be seen. (They were in cages)

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 18:31

The sunset from the second dune. Talked to the people who got their large Kakoda up. Quite a feat.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 16:30

our new best friend.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 7 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 15:51

Our camp site is down there somewhere.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 15:51

The view from near our camp site.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 13:33

What's that in the distance?

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 13:25

The bitumen again seems a little boring.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 12:25

This is a nice walk into a gully

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 2:55 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 11:57

The olgas or Katatjuta.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 9:24

Here is his cave where he perished poor bastard

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:54 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 9:23

Here is the full story.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 9:21

Poor old Lassetter died here. He got caught out alone with no water.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 8:14

This is the Len Beadell plaque tree. A very distinctive ghost gum.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 8:13

This is a replica of the plaque set in this area by Len beadell.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 7:04

Dawn over the ranges.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 19:11

We then loaded the brazier up with wood and let her rip.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 18:30

We used the brazier for grilling some chicken pieces tonight for the first time. Pretty good now I've drilled extra air holes.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 9 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 15:44

That's the right spot. After much moving, checking and moving found the perfect spot. That's Gill's Pinnacle in the background at 869 m it's the tallest peak around. Apparently Lassetters reef is in those hills full of gold.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 7:44 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 14:28

The road ahead is rocky and stony. The ranges ahead looked like a Namatjira painting.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 6:28 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 13:18

The roadhouse near Giles weather station which was closed when we got there. Timing is everything and haven't been able to nail the tour and weather balloon launch yet.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 5:18 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:22

Here we met Helen and Pam who have been on the road for six months and on the way back. Looking for a way from Menzies to Leinster. Must follow that up.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 3:22 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:01

How's this for a concept car. Tractor parts and other good bits all over.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 3:01 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 9:48

This high tech windmill has a solar panel as well. No idea why but an innovation nevertheless.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 1:48 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 8:35

Lots of camels with young on this part of the road. Apparently they like sleeping on the road at night so be careful.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 8:34

Some parts were very bad but mostly quite well maintained. The closer we got to the border, the worse it got. Apparently on the other side the grader has just given the road a trim.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 17:22

The view from the top of the bluff at sunset was stunning

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 17:19

Pulled in to Desert Surf on sunset. Glorious colours reflected off the cliff.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 13:12

Shady spot to stop for a cuppa. The Pines

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 5:12 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 12:25

On the dirt.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 4:25 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 10:41

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 2:41 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 8:36

In a hilarious twist, this horse was patiently waiting outside the door at 8am. For the pub to open. The horse was not restrained in any way and was dressed in a blanket against the cold.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 8:35

One of the many towns that have disappeared, Kookynie still has a pub.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 20:01

Day 2. Boondi to Niagara

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 18:22

Ahhh. Barbie over coals and sunset What can I say. I wonder how the other half are living.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 17:17

This is Niagara dam which was built for the township of Niagara in 1895. The town is now gone as is the use of the dam. A great campsite however.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 13:42

Overlooking lake Ballard

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 5:42 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 11:03

Orabanda pub. This was the site of a murder when the licensee of the pub, an ex policeman, shot a bikie from distance as they sat around a campfire. The ex cop was killed later in a car bomb.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 3:03 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 16:16

It's a long way to the top if you want to climb a rock

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 15:58

The view from the drone.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 15:51

This is a terrific campsite. The water is the collection dam from the rock. It is channeled into the dam and attracted all sorts of bird life. And campers!!

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:51 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 15:42

Boondi Rock. That's a tautology isn't it? Left the wet weather behind. Got here at 3.10pm 480 km on one tank. The air cond is clattering so that might need to be replaced in Alice. Not life threatening though.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:42 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 10:11

Meckering. In 1968 devastated by a major earthquake. I remember feeling it in Perth with the fridge doing a dance across the kitchen floor. We were playing poker with kidney beans and they flipped off the table all by themselves. 😁

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 2:11 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 20:03

Day 1 plan

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Perth To Tasmania 2017

User: jayarr
Dates: 10 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Duration: 1 month, 1 week

Starting in early September, we hope to travel through the centre of Australia to Melbourne where we will take the spirit of Tasmania to the apple isle and travel in a leisurely fashion for a month.

Thanks Steve. Only a few days before the crossing. Feeling a bit nervous about it. The weather can be atrocious in bass strait.

Great trip and photos. Glad the flu didn't develop. Sounds like sue got a proper dose. Enjoy the ferry ride 🙂👍

Thanks Sally. I drilled extra holes in it. Makes a huge difference. Cooked on it the other night with a grill. Cooked chicken pieces. Beautiful 😁

Looking good you guys! Fire looks to be cranking this time dad!!