Monthly Archives: July 2012

Day 15 Anzac Day Daly Waters

As I write (6-00am) it is still raining. It rained all night and I’m glad we decided to put our tent up.  I’m also glad we are not back down the track travelling on unsealed roads as rain like we … Continue reading

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Day 14 Borroloola to Hi-Way Inn Daly Waters

It was hot and humid at the Borroloola Camp last night, in fact it was the warmest and most humid weather we have had so far.  I guess the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees and humidity 80% but this … Continue reading

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Day 13 Heartbreak Hotel to Borroloola

Last night I wrote that I thought the Heartbreak caravan park might be a good place to have a rest day, but not so. A very noisy boring plant drilling for water began work on the campground so we decided … Continue reading

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Day 12 Road train camp to Cape Crawford

Last night we slept well even though the occasional truck rumbled by.  Early this morning I spoke with the driver of a very classy rig who had on board a huge dump truck destined for Port Hedland in northwest WA.  … Continue reading

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Day 11 North of Boulia to northwest of Mt Isa

Old donkeys like me want to take a sunrise photo but don’t want to get out of bed some mornings so I take my camera to bed with me.  I find it difficult to believe there are people who have … Continue reading

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Day 9 Around Birdsville

Today we decided to stay put, go paddling on the lagoon in front of our campsite and visit a couple of friends in Birdsville.  It was mid morning before we launched our kayak. The lagoon is fed by discharge from … Continue reading

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Day 10 Birdsville to north of Boulia

This morning we awoke to screeching corellas flocking onto the lagoon and the howl of a distant dingo.  For me there are no other sounds synonymous with the outback.  After the woop woop alarm at the Cooper’s Creek camp I … Continue reading

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