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Charleville – Nindigully – approx 433km Stoked up the fire this morning and first light here is a lot earlier than it was in Birdsville as well as much warmer overnight temperatures – was 6.7° this morning at 7am as opposed to -1° at Birdsville in the morning. After we packed up, we decided to drive on just a little further because we felt we weren’t in the right spot. What did… Read More

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  WINDORAH – CHARLEVILLE   After spending the night at Coopers Creek Freecamp (see our previous blog post on this camp site), we headed off for Charleville.  Saying goodbye to Kevin and his daughter, we all went our separate ways.  Kevin had to high tail it back to the Coast for work.  We, on the other hand, had a few more days up our sleeve. As we headed towards Quilpie, the desolate landscape… Read More

Well, that 6 months went quickly.  One minute we are lightly discussing the possibility of accepting a posting to Darwin – the next minute, there’s 4 weeks left til we head off.  Where did the time go? We’ve done a lot of ‘down sizing’ of ‘things’ that we’ve somehow accumulated over the past 6 years – where does all that stuff come from?  There were certainly a few ‘what was I thinking’… Read More

Leaving Birdsville So, it’s the morning after the night before…the concert is finished and everyone is on the move.  People started moving out well before sunrise all keen to get on the road before the hords do.  We decided that it was in our best interest to hang back and take our time leaving.  We knew only too well that it was going to be busy in Birdsville but also at the… Read More

BIRDSVILLE BIG RED BASH “The concert is the bonus, not the reason…” Damian After all the months of looking forward to this event, we are finally here.  I’m amazed at the organisation of it all – well done to all involved.  I am going to squish the entire event into one post so grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the story and the images. As I write this, the headlining acts… Read More

WINDORAH – BIRDSVILLE BIG RED BASH Today is the today we head to Birdsville.  I’ve never been to Birdsville before; Damian has but many moons ago as a younger man on adventures.  I’m rather excited by the prospect of today’s drive.  While 386km seems an easy drive (really, that should only take 4hrs right?) – add in all the corrugations and we were told that the trip is more like 8hrs plus…. Read More

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    CHARLEVILLE – WINDORAH A great camping spot last night with a lovely warm fire.  The days are warm enough but the nights are quite chilly and so the fire is a welcome addition to the campsite.  It’s so relaxing and peaceful to sit in front of the fire and contemplate life.  Nothing to hear but the sound of the campfire crackling, a ring top being pulled off a stubbie (or 2)… Read More

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MILES – MITCHELL After last night’s stunning full moon and clear skies, we awoke to an overcast sky and a chilly morning. We had a peaceful night’s sleep out here on our own with no highway noise to disturb us. After a leisurely breakfast, we packed up and headed into Miles to stock up – remembering that we have made a conscious decision to shop locally along the way to support small country… Read More

How exciting – we get to pick her up We finished up our camping trip by heading to Brendale and Aussie Swag Campers to pick up our much awaited camper trailer. We have purchased the Ultra D (Diesel) and she is a home on wheels.  To see all the inclusions, you can look here.  By the way, the Aussie Swag Ultra D won the 2013 Off Road Camper Trailer of the Year –… Read More

Yesterday, I headed up to Aussie Swag Campers at Brendale to photograph the latest stage of the build.  It has been exciting photographing different stages, makes it all more real.  She is nearly complete now and as we are heading out west to Dirranbandi tomorrow morning, we won’t see her now until she is ready to be picked up – just before Christmas 🙂 Here’s the latest images with Scott unfolding the… Read More

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