Monthly Archives: July 2013

Home again

We made it home safe and sound. My plan was to have the blog up to date and finished¬†by the time¬†we did. Sorry, obviously that did not happen! Amazingly that is one of the few things that did not go … Continue reading

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Day 120. Gawler to Home

It is 750km from Gawler to home according to our rediscovered friend Google Maps. We want to be home today, so we have a day to settle before the boys go back to school. Also, Ben was dying to get … Continue reading

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Day 119. Jamestown to Gawler

After an indulgent cooked breakfast in our kitchenette, we continued along the RM Williams Way. It was 75km to Clare and we decided that when you are in Clare you must go to a winery. So we did and this … Continue reading

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Day 118. Farina to Jamestown

We packed up at our beautiful bush camp and headed off stopping for breakfast at the Bush Bakery in a little town called Copley. Driving through the town at a very low speed we went over a gutter drain and … Continue reading

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Day 117. William Creek to Farina

After a slow start we had a look at the ‘outdoor museum ‘ at William Creek, an odd collection including parts of a rocket used to launch a satellite in the 1970. The boys thought it was amazing to see … Continue reading

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Day 116. Coober Pedy to William Creek

First up today we went to the Old Timers Mine. The original mine dates back to 1916, it was concealed by back filling the shafts. No one knows why it was hidden but some think the original miners went off … Continue reading

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Day 115. Yulara to Coober Pedy

Today we started the trip home, with a number of stops along the way. We were up early for a long driving day, a touch over 730km. It was literally freezing when we packed up; the temperature was 0.5 degrees, … Continue reading

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Day 114. Yulara – Kata Tjuta

Off to Kata Tjuta today and the last big walk on our trip. Including this one, we will have clocked over 25km in three days, and two out of the three are considered difficult walks. Our kids do find the … Continue reading

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Day 113. Yulara – Uluru

Tom and I got up early to drive to the sunrise viewing spot. We shared this with a cast of hundreds. It was freezing but I had Ben’s sleeping bag to keep me warm. We left the boys snuggled up … Continue reading

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Day 112. Kings Canyon to Yulara

Tom was feeling a fair bit better this morning and so joined us to do the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. This is rated as one of the best short walks in Australia and we have heard it can be quite … Continue reading

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