Monthly Archives: June 2013

to Kalgoorlie

Tuesday, 25th of June 2013 From Niagara Dam it was a fairly short ride to Kalgoorlie. On the way to Kalgoorlie we had periods of light rain, sunshine and overcast. In Kalgoorlie itself we had brilliant sunshine and torrential downpours. … Continue reading

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Niagara Dam – part 2

Wednesday, 24th June 2013 continued from previous post… We soon went off for a walk to find the geocache – this time with fully charged batteries. It was a relatively easy find, although getting to it involved descending the rocky … Continue reading

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Niagara Dam

Saturday, 22nd to Tuesday 25th June 2013 We stayed 3 nights at Niagara Dam [CAW6 WA #350]. This is a magical place, the rocks make you think of a moon landscape. We were lucky enough to get a campsite overlooking … Continue reading

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Gwalia

Saturday, 22nd June 2013 We left Malcolm Dam around 9:30 in the morning. Once again a freezing morning and we switched on the heater around 5:00 am. This enabled us to go back to sleep and I was surprised to … Continue reading

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At Malcolm Dam

Malcolm Dam – continued. Just a few more sunset photos. This is the last point of our joint trip with our friends from Curtin Springs to Leonora. The pins on this map represent our overnight stops. We really enjoyed the … Continue reading

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To Malcolm Dam, at Malcolm Dam

Wednesday, 19th to Friday 21st of June, 2013 We decided to pump up the tyres as we knew we would be on bitumen for most of the day’s drive. Despite the higher pressure, the drive on the dirt roads was … Continue reading

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to Giles (Jindalee) Breakaway

Tuesday, 18th June 2013 We woke to another cool morning. There was condensation on the inside of the windscreen in the LandCruiser, which made this little moth stand out before the diffused background. It wasn’t far to our next overnight … Continue reading

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to Miinnie Creek Rest Area

Monday, 17th June 2013 We are still trying to get used to the Western Australian time zone. We were awake very early (Western Australian time) and left before 8am. A geocache was once again our first stop. This time it … Continue reading

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Manunda Rock Hole

Sunday, 16th June 2013 3 1/2 months on the road. In a way it’s been a long time since we left home. We have seen so much. We have experienced so much. Every day is different. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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to Yarla Kutjarra

Saturday, 15th June 2013 I opened the caravan door at sunrise to take this photo. It was 4 degrees outside – I quickly retreated back into the relative warmth of the caravan. We left our camping spot around 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Into Western Australia

Friday, 14th of June, 2013 It was a cold night – 4 degrees outside, 8 degrees inside the caravan. Clear skies – cold nights. Being so much further West and almost at the shortest day of the year, sunrise is … Continue reading

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towards Ayers Rock, Western Australian Border

Thursday, 13th of June, I have been looking forward to this stage of the trip for some 6 months. Finally we were on our way towards Ayers Rock and the Western Australian Border. Within less than an hour, we caught … Continue reading

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To Curtin Springs

Monday, 10th to Thursday 13th of June 2013 We left Alice Springs heading further south along the Stuart Highway. Once again we were surprised by the scenery and the vegetation. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) … Continue reading

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Alice Springs

Saturday 8th Sunday 9th June 2013 Heading out from Devils Marbles along the Stuart Highway we were surprised how green the countryside is. (Lesley’s photo) We passed some interesting hills. (Lesley’s photo) We intended to camp at the Tropic of … Continue reading

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Devils Marbles – Sunrise

Saturday, 8th June 2013 When looking out of the window this morning, there was a strange light. Sunrise was special and the light it threw on the rocks was different again. The rocks in the early morning light were beautiful. … Continue reading

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Devils Marbles

Friday, 7th June 2013 After an early start we had a good run into Tennant Creek. A quick stop to refuel and a stop at the post office to put the failed relay in the mail for Terry to check … Continue reading

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Into Northern Territory, 41 Mile Bore

Thursday, 6th June 2013 After a departing photo in the riverbed in early morning light, we took off towards the Northern Territory. The border was not far. (Lesley’s photo) I knew there was a geocache in the area ‘Top End?’. … Continue reading

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Winton, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Camooweal

1st June 2013 to 6th June 2013 In my last post I said: “We have decided to make the trip all the same. We will travel to Alice Springs on our own.” As of today, we certainly are not going … Continue reading

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