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Gallery: Captain Thunderbolt

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

following the old bushranger route, Thunderbolt's Way
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Captain Thunderbolt

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [4851] | Comments [4]

Our tour of duty as Ambassadors for WorldNomads has now reached its climax (sorry, did you miss that)? Back in Stanthorpe, Queensland, it was time to say goodbye to Matt and the boys, before departing on the lengthy drive back to Sydney. I had hoped ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Gallery: Two Old Dogs

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Timo and Matt wind up their trip with a look at Fraser Island
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Two Old Dogs

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Apr 2007 | Views [1726] | Comments [1] | Video

A group of Australian guys were, along with the rest of Queensland, taking their Easter break seriously, and had arrived with several utes loaded high with equipment. Before long they had erected a tent city that would put the Red Cross to shame, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Folly

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Killarney Ranges Trailbike ride
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Folly

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [2337] | Comments [5] | Video

If ever there was a time when I was in way over my depth, then this was it. Among the two thousand plus entrants, there was several million dollars worth of the latest equipment. I, on the other hand, had a borrowed shirt and jeans, a pair ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, misadventures


Gallery: The Life Cycle of an Apple

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Re-visiting Stanthorpe, a place of forced labour and vegetables. Learn more about apples!
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The Life Cycle of an Apple

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | Views [4006] | Comments [1] | Video

Do you remember that feeling as a kid when your mother would drag you to the dentist? Arriving in Stanthorpe kind of brought back such memories for me; for it was only a few years ago that I was here as one in an army of backpacker farm workers.... Read more >

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Underground

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | Views [1899]

Early morning we departed Williams Creek significantly lighter than when we had arrived. Two of life’s essentials, fuel and beer, are extortionate, and after filling up with both we could afford to stay no longer. Our quest to organise a flight ... Read more >

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Gallery: Underground

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

We begin our long trip home, through Coober Pedy and beyond
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Grounded

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [1596] | Comments [2]

Grounded. At five bucks a tinnie, every mouthful of cool XXXX should be savoured in Williams Creek. At that price, it ought to be an early night. The problem with that notion is, Williams Creek Hotel has one of the coolest pubs we have ... Read more >

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Gallery: Grounded

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Williams Creek and around
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The final a-salt

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | Views [2399] | Comments [2] | Video

NEW MOVIE! Took a wee while to get uploaded, but here it is! “With a full tank of gas, water replenished and good information obtained, we headed up the Madigan track with the aim of reaching the Muloorina waterhole. A sleep there ... Read more >

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Gallery: The final a-salt

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

We make Lake Eyre at last
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Gallery: Following the Camel Toe Trail

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Afghan route - the locals call it the Camel Toe trail. Honest!
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Following the Camel Toe Trail

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Views [4240] | Comments [1] | Video

We opted for the slow drive through Flinders Ranges National Park, which would eventually reunite us with the road north. Much of the bumpy road is along dry creek-beds that, during floods, rise by two metres or more. For this reason, unless ... Read more >

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Flies and pedestrian Emus

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [1626] | Video

Tenacious D was my road-trip music of choice today. It is a good listen, but some of the language can be enough to make a miner blush. It certainly turned a few heads while taking on fuel in nowhereville, location unknown. ... Read more >

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Gallery: Flies and pedestrian Emus

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

general pics from outback Australia
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Gallery: Flying Doctors

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

A visit to the Flying Doctors base at Broken Hill
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Broken Hill - The Far West

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [7996] | Comments [2]

On the slow journey to Broken Hill, we had marvelled at the increasing remoteness. We stopped at settlements to discuss the road conditions ahead, and even enjoyed some interesting conversations in remote pubs about the problems associated with shearing ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


Grey Nomads

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [6277]

One of the good things about travelling outback Australia is the interesting people you can meet. It is that sort of place, where talking to strangers is normal. Whether you are filling up at the gas station, supping a cool schooner in the pub or just ... Read more >

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Strewth

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [1707]

For once, we were organised and on the road quite early. The information gained in the boozer last night was so contradictory as to be of little use, so we made for probably the best source in any small country town – the gas station. Because motorists ... Read more >

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Gallery: Out there...

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

On a direct route west, things get more sparse
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Shower Day

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [1494] | Video

I really wanted to catch up with some writing tonight. We had just covered over 300km, much of which were on dirt. It was my turn to cook, so I simmered a simple Spaghetti Bolognaise while I took my first shower in four days. This is not any old ... Read more >

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Bathurst - City of Speed

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [2081] | Comments [2] | Video

We had great plans for the day; the decision had been taken, we would definitely make for Lake Eyre, 2000km distant. It is quite an ambitious aim, and we are aware that there will be many distractions along the way. We just didn’t realise it would ... Read more >

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