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Stealing My Wallaby Kisses from You

At our latest camp near Katherine, we again had to sleep outside in swags. This time, however, I did mind because where there was nice and soft sand before there were now stones, poky branches and lots of brittle leaves. As if that was not uncomfortable enough impervious wallabies were known to pester sleepers at […]

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Road Trip Day 11 – Stuart Highway Continued

Have you ever had breakfast on a veranda with a panoramic view of bands of red and yellow slowly tinting the transition between still dark countryside and ink blue night sky with glistening stars overhead? Or have a tree full of parrots come to live and like an orchestra practice a few notes before bursting […]

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Road Trip Day 10 – Dealing with the Devils Marbles

After hours driving along Stuart Highway and stopping at quirky roadhouses, we reached our target destination: the Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu. They are all over the countryside. I anticipated a single patch of a handful of huge round boulders piled on top of another, looking stunning. What we got instead was the whole area […]

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Road Trip Day 10 – Racing along Stuart Highway

Yet again we crossed a border and suddenly left the temperate climate behind. Entering the tropical climate took just one step. Man, it was hot all of a sudden. No, just kidding, it was freezing. On our first stop after leaving Alice Springs we saw the marking of the Tropic of Capricorn, a tower statue […]

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