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Barkly

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  • Day35

    Tenant Creek - half way there!

    August 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    675km and we've made it to Tenant Creek. We left Katherine at 10.30am, and got here as the sun set at 6.15pm. Finished off Chamber of Secrets and on to Prisoner of Azkaban!
    Actually, the journey was pretty smooth, amazing what a difference it makes when there is no traffic and the roads are straight...
    We stopped off at some thermal hot springs 100km south of Katherine, like sitting in a warm bath but in a tropical forest in the middle of nowhere. After that, the landscape got drier, the plants got fewer and the rocks got redder. But bizarrely, it is 10 degrees cooler - even though we are now in the desert.
    Not sure we will be hanging out in Tenant Creek any longer than necessary - despite the fact that it is the major centre for an area equivalent to the whole of the UK, it seems a desolate place and we'll be glad to move on and get to Alice. Just under 500k tomorrow so a short hop compared to today!
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  • Day48

    Tennant Creek

    May 26, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today we basically just drove except for two stops on the way. One was to visit the Devils Pebbles. A smaller version of the Devils Marbles and overall pretty unspectacular. The other stop was for lunch but as we are coming closer to the center the flies increased as well and wouldn't allow us to have a relaxed meal...Read more

  • Day248

    A couple stops

    May 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Heute morgen wurden wir um 6.30 im Hostel abgeholt. Die nächsten 3 Tage geht's 1640 km von Alice Springs nach Darwin. Diesmal sind wir 9 Leute in unserer Gruppe. Untwegs legten wir einige Stops ein. Unter anderem an dem Tropic of Capricorn, in Ailoron, in Ti Tree wo ich einen Bumerangwurf versuchen konnte, in Barrow Creek dort gab es eine alte Telegraphen Station und an einem alten Pub und an einer Tankstelle in Wycliff Well die im Alienstyle gestaltet ist.Read more

  • Day14

    Devil's Marbles

    October 15, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    "Karlu Karlu" in der Sprache der Warumungu
    ist eine heilige Stätte der Aborigines in der australischen Wüste.
    Sie liegt etwa 100 Kilometer südlich des Ortes Tennant Creek im Red Centre.
    Das Gebiet umfasst einige tausend runde Granitfelsen.
    Nach der Überlieferung handelt es sich bei den Felsen um die Eier der Regenbogenschlange aus der Traumzeit.
    Die Stätte spielt daher in den Zeremonien und Legenden der Ureinwohner
    eine sehr große Rolle.
    Bekannt ist, dass die Ureinwohner davon überzeugt sind,
    dass Wesen aus der Traumzeit in den Höhlen unter Steinen wohnen.
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  • Day45

    Tennant Creek - Devils Marbles

    June 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    The Devils Marbles near Tennant Creek, known as Karlu Karlu by the local Warumungu Aboriginals,are a collection of huge, red, rounded granite boulders scattered across a wide,shallow valley. The boulders formed millions of years ago when an upsurge of molten rock reached the surface and spread out in a solid layer. Erosion over millions of years, caused the large block of erupted granite to crack and split into rectangular blocks, progressing to erode the sharp corners to smooth and finally rounded edges . Many of the giant boulders are precariously balanced on top of one another. The area surrounding the boulders is somewhat flat which makes this huge rounded collection even more spectacular.Read more

  • Day173

    uncle Brian

    April 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Cape Tribulation trip!!!
    Heeeel leuk en de buschauffeur bleef maar verhalen vertellen over zijn ervaringen en de omgeving(we zaten in totaal heen en weer terug 3,5 uur in de bus)

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