Part 2 (part 1 here).
We bade goodbye to our little spot on the Cooper Creek.
Pink sunrise greeted us the next day. We fuelled up and headed out.
So, this was originally planned as a trip up through the Simpson Desert. However, with the Warburton Crossing still flooded out and closed, meant the route (utilising the much lesser used Rig Road /WAA Line) I had intended to take was out. The main east-west crossing of the Simpson, along the French Line is open…
So, as I take a break from working my way through the list of maintenance jobs that need doing to the Land Cruiser (not to mention cleaning nine months worth of red dirt out!). I thought I would do a bit of a wrap up, and what the future might hold.
Settle in for the final chapter. We’ll be here sometime...
Time to make some kilometres.
Here is a little map for those not familiar with Australian geography. We’ve come across the top west to east, Kununurra, Darwin, out to Nhulunbuy. Then Borroloola and across to Cairns where the pin is. Where we turned around and started heading south-west, detouring to Longreach. Just for reference.
Next day was chores, as is the case after a big adventure. Laundry, a big stock up at the local supermarket - food shopping in the north is a different experience to the southern parts of this country, especially in country areas. Lack of regular supply, customers, and the cost of freight means variety is limited,…
Interesting sign on the way in.
Another excerpt from our ongoing travels around Australia.
Come morning I give the Cruiser a decent check over. What with after fly camp extraordinaire last night (where I didn’t do my usual morning checks), and a good two days of rugged trails. I wanted to check that nothing wasn’t untoward before heading out into the bush again today.
Heading out from Tom Price that morning.
This is an excerpt from our ongoing journey to parts of Australia.
We have spent the last few months touring around the east of Australia, or at least the southern half. Here are some highlights.
Of course because I can’t have one, I’m thinking a Prado 2 door Utility would be just about the perfect daily for me...
Latest trip de-brief.
This is one of the trip reports, from our recent Red Centre adventure. I thought I would re-post this one here, for the O&E crowd.