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Devils Marbles

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  • Day94

    Devils Marbles

    December 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Fasziniert von der grünen Natur im Litchfield Nationalpark machten wir uns auf unseren Weg in den Süden, Richtung Mitte, aber eben doch nicht ganz...

    Unsere Reise führt uns nämlich nicht zum Ayers Rock. Nach langem Überlegen und hin und her haben wir uns entschieden den langen Umweg von 2500km nicht auf uns und die gute Molly zu nehmen. Viel verpassen tun wir mit der Entscheidung nicht; haben uns jedenfalls schon mehrere Australier und Reisende gesagt. Australiens Wahrzeichen und damit ein Muss, sagen ein paar Wenige. Bei der Diskussion können wir dann wohl leider nicht mitmischen...

    Was wir uns aber als „Outback-Ziel“ vorgenommen hatten und nur mit einem ganz kleinen Umweg verbunden war, das sind die Devils Marbles. Aber dazu gleich mehr! Denn vorher ist uns noch hier und da etwas über den Weg gelaufen, das sich zu berichten lohnt.

    Zum einen haben wir uns noch bei den Edith Falls und den Mataranka Quellen erfrischt. Wobei Letztere unter Palmen mit uns „Merry Christmas“ wünschenden Aborigines noch ein ganz besonderen Flair hatten.

    Zum anderen haben wir es uns nach dem Geplansche auch nicht nehmen lassen, in dem berühmten Daly Waters Pub einen Hopfensmoothie - Health wird bei uns groß geschrieben - zu uns zu nehmen.
    Der Pub hatte nicht nur „Australia’s Most Remote Trafic Light“ zu bieten, sondern war dazu quasi tapeziert mit einer Menge Stickern, Nummernschildern, T-Shirts, Flaggen und Geldscheinen. Vieles sogar aus Deutschland.

    Aus Tenant Creek, von wo aus es später nach Queensland und in den Osten gehen soll, ging es dann erstmal südlich zu den Devils Marbles.

    Ähnlich wie beim Ayres Rock wirken die Marbles, die kleine bis sehr große Runde Steine sind, wie ein Wunder, weil die Landschaft für hunderte von Kilometer einzig und allein Busch (also eigentlich gar nichts) ist. Und plötzlich tauchen da murmelähnliche Steine auf und wenig später ist auch schon wieder Busch für weitere Hunderte Kilometer. Wir blieben jedenfalls bei den Marbles und haben Molly direkt inmitten dieser zum Campen geparkt. Ein paar schöne Walks und Fotos später hat Linus dann den Stein gefunden an dem sein Vater vor mehr als 20 Jahren ein Foto gemacht hat. Das wurde natürlich gleich nachgestellt!

    Uns haben die Marbles mehr gefallen als zuerst gedacht und sie sind somit doch noch ein sehr akzeptabler und spritsparender Ayers Rock Ersatz geworden.

    Das nächste Ziel ist Queensland, wo wir dann nach weiteren 2000km auf die Ostküste treffen werden.

    Über unsere Erlebnisse auf den Barkley Highway durch den „Sunshine State“ könnt ihr dann das nächste Mal mehr erfahren!
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  • Day26

    Devil's Marbles

    July 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    We left Gem Tree just after 8 to make sure we arrived at the Devil's Marbles' campsite in time to get a spot. The 400km+ drive was broken up by a stop at Aileron to see the "Big" people (and goanna!) and listening to audio books in the car. The landscape was much greener than Roy and I remembered from our trip nearly 20 years ago. The recent rain really made the desert spring to life - there were blossoms on some of the trees and even hints of green in the grass on the roadside verges!
    We passed Barrow Creek which looked like it had some historic buildings of interest and arrived at Devil's Marbles in the early afternoon to find a perfect spot with shade and a fire pit. Bargain camping at $7.70 for the whole family! It was much warmer here (about 26 degrees) so there was a few moans and groans from the kids about the heat but they soon got used to it. We explored the Marbles in the afternoon and then at sunset for some photo opportunities. Was a really pretty spot.
    We'd warned the kids about the long drop toilets...and in the afternoon while there was a breeze they didn't seem to smell at all. As dusk arrived, the wind dropped and it was a completely different story! Super stinky and gag-worthy for Meg and Marley (and Jen!) - was a good experience to get the kids to understand the concept of "go to the toilet here because at the next stop it's drop loos"!
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  • Day352

    Devils marbles

    September 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Last evening we played a game 'cards against humanity', that is a super awesome card game! Also drinking some rum coke made it a good cosy evening.

    In the morning we left a bit later than normal. Also we where in the different timezone. First destination was Devils marbles. They are big rocks balancing on other rocks. A few rocks where nicely split in half. One of them looked like Parkman!

    Then we hit the road again and went for a stop and drink a beer. Then driving again, later there was roadhouse we visited. All the walls where full of people who have been there and put there name on the wall. After a bit driving we saw some art statues they where pretty big! Also on our way there were spots where you can place your phone on a pole in front of a satellite so you got reception to call or whatever.

    At the end of the day we arrived in Alice Springs. That's the middle of australia.
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  • Day173

    Devils Marbles

    May 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Stayed overnight right at the base of the Devils Marbles ($6.60 pn). The campground is a beauty and is very popular but we arrived about 3pm and managed to get 2 great spots. Taking the cameras, we walked through the marbles and got some great shots in the afternoon light before settling in for happy hour as the sunset lit them up.

    Temperature 9-26°
    Diesel $1.28 (Wycliffe)
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  • Day172

    Alice Springs

    May 28, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    We came back to Alice Springs to stock up and clean up after our adventures through the West Macdonnell Ranges. We stayed 2 nights and couldn't wait to get out of the place! We nearly had 3 or 4 altercations with the "locals" just doing the grocery shopping. There were security guards outside Woolworths, police on guard at the bottle shops and the whole place felt very unsafe.

    After washing cars, doing the laundry, grocery shopping, refuelling, filling water tanks etc, we checked out the sights of Alice including Standley Chasm, and Anzac Hill.

    Temperature 7-26°
    Diesel $1.27
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  • Day34

    Devils Marbles

    October 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Dieser Ort stellt eine heilige Stätte der Aborigines dar. Die Steine wurden durch Verwitterungsprozesse und Erosionen entstanden sind. Diese rund geformten Gesteine kann man nicht nur in Australien bestaunen, jedoch handelt es sich hierbei um die grösste Ansammlung an einem Ort.

  • Day48

    Devils Marbles

    June 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Bonney Well free camp, Devils Marbles 13/6
    Continued south along HIGHWAY to next free camp - Bonney Well. Another windmill and some interesting historical relics pertaining to the water stations built ahead of LASSETER'S main party as he attempted to cross Australia east to west.
    Bagged a spot without fully setting up - had the whole place to choose from - and set off to Devils Marbles for the afternoon and evening.
    The Marbles were good fun. We tried to read the signs and get the true meaning of them, but, really, we just enjoyed exploring them, running in amongst them, climbing them and trying to get family self-timer shots with them (with memories of doing the same at Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island for Rob and me).
    Cooked tea (reheated last night's fish curry) in amongst the rocks and watched another pretty nice sunset.
    Arrived back at camp to find it full of caravans and the odd camper trailer. Lucky we had pegged out our claim!
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  • Day47

    DEVILS MARBLES

    June 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    DEVILS MARBLES
    The next day, Tuesday we drove to Devils Marbles. We stayed at another roadside stop with a windmill. It was called Bonney Well.
    We parked the camper and drove to Devils Marbles to watch the sunset. When we got to Devils Marbles we did a couple of short walks before the sunset. On the walks we climbed and explored the Marbles. We also took some photos and videos of the Marbles.
    The sunset was amazing over the Marbles. We had tea there. After tea we watched the end of the sunset and drove back to our campsite, the sky was glowing green.
    When we got back to camp we set up and went to bed.
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