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      Monthly Archives: May 2008

      The Barkly and Flinder’s Highways

      On May 23 we headed for Mataranka first thing in the morning. We had an amazingly perfect swim in the warm water under the ring of palm trees and beautiful […]

      Kakadu National Park

      We got into Darwin on May 20. We were surprised by how small and how touristy it was for one of Australia’s top cities. But then again, nothing here in […]

      Litchfield National Park

      We weren’t sure how long we would spend in Litchfield National Park on May 19, looking at the termite mounds that are so “famous”, but the park turned out to […]

      Nitmaluk National Park

      May 18 brought us to Nitmiluk Natinal Park (formerly Katherine Gorge N.P.), another jointly managed Aboriginal/Australian Parks Service park in a method similar to what is happening at Uluru. We […]

      The best swim ever

      Swimming anywhere is so much more rewarding when you’ve gone 7 months without a really decent shower, two months with on-off cold weather from which there is no respite (no […]

      Desert Driving

      For the most part Australia feels like the U.S. was some 20-40 years ago. Little towns have cute little downtown areas where you drive in and park on main street […]

      Uluru National Park

      We woke at 5:30 and, skipping breakfast, were fourth in line to get into the park in the morning. We paid our $25 each to enter, then drove through the […]

      This is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about

      May 13 The sunrise that woke us in the morning was the exact reverse of the sunset with the sun bleeding into the sky like it was being dragged slowly […]

      How much price gouging is acceptable, really, when you are 1000km from anywhere?

      We made it about 100km away from Uluru after watching the sunset before settling for the night in the relative luxury of a rest stop that had 1) a water […]

      Adelaide to Coober Pedy

      May 11-12 It was only a little over 300km from Adelaide to Port Augusta, the last stop before the outback, but we didn’t make it there on Mother’s Day. We […]

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