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  • Day7

    Regen, Koalas und Outback

    October 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Gesagt getan, nehmen wir die Route entlang des Beginns zum Outback, lassen uns treiben und schauen mal wo wir ankommen. Na toll, wir fahren immer weiter von der Küste weg, damit es nicht regnet und jetzt das 💦🌧🌫. Der Wind pfeift, die Roadtrains 🚚🚛 brettern nur so über den Highway, was bei uns eine Landstraße wäre und wir mitten drin. Weit und breit keine Ortschaften, nur hier und da eine Farm. Jetzt wissen wir, was Bernard mit „Boring“ meinte. 😂

    Da es scheinbar auch für Leopold etwas trübe und eintönig war, entschied er sich zum Killer zu mutieren und überrollte kurzer Hand einen roten Papagei im Sturzflug. Nach dem kurzen Schock und einer kurzen Fahrzeugkontrolle ging es weiter. Und weil es noch nicht genug war, stellte sich uns eine etwa 1,50 m lange Schlange in den Weg. Doch kein Problem, unsere kleine Kampfsau hat sie einfach kurz und schmerzlos überrollt. 😂

    Mittlerweile regnet es ununterbrochen seit über 200 Kilometern, so dass wir einen kurzen Toiletten Stopp eingelegt haben und und uns ne heiße Tasse Kaffee und Kakao ☕️ und nen Cookie 🍪 gegönnt haben. Das Wetter hat dann auch endlich ein einsehen und es wird etwas freundlicher. Wir entschieden uns spontan noch 100 Kilometer weiter zufahren bis nach Narrendara an den Lake Talbout.

    Am See 🏞 angekommen war herrlichster Sonnenschein und wir entschieden uns noch für einen kleinen Walk über den Koala-Trail. Also liefen wir wie „Hans Guck in die Luft“ durch den Wald um irgendwo in die Baumgipfeln einen Koala 🐨 zu entdecken. Die Wallabies, die vor uns auf dem Weg standen und dann wie die Irren davon hüpften, waren definitiv einfacher zu erspähen. Nach drei Koalas und ca. 10 Wallabies ging es für uns zurück, das Barbecue ruft!

    Zum krönenden Abschluss konnten wir noch einen mega Sonnenuntergang 🌅 genießen! 🍻 Cheers!
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  • Day17


    April 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Gorgeous morning in Mildura. Quick breakfast, pack up and we were off. Stopped at the Murray to take a couple of photos and check out the massive house boats. Not a bad way to retire?
    Had an easy drive along the Sturt Highway with a quick stop in Euston arriving mid afternoon in Narrandera. We've driven through this tow dozens of times. It's a regular stop on our Melbourne - Brisbane trips. But we've never checked it out properly. Stunning place.Read more

  • Day2


    July 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Popped in here for brekkie. Not much happening here, but a cute little town. The information centre lady was really friendly and helpful. As an added bonus, the info centre has a "big thing" - what was formerly the "World's Biggest Playable Guitar". Some guys in the US made a bigger one, so they can't claim the record now, but it's still pretty cool. :)

    Great coffee and toastie at Cafe Shazaray. Delish.
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  • Day4

    We Still Have Our Honey

    April 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We felt like we were really starting our journey today, not just on a weekend trip to the footy, although our heads told us we HAD had a big day at the football.
    Our first long day in 'Strider' with 'Arwen' following close behind as we headed out of the city and onto the highway on our way to Cairns in just 2 weeks. We are heading straight for Cape York, Australia's most northern point, and spending as much time as we can travelling west along the north coast before the rainy season begins again in about September. Meeting fellow Taswegians, Henk and Mary, in Cairns to explore Cape York together, an adventure we cant wait to share.
    First border crossing today, into NSW - just a sign at the Murray River. Still have our honey...
    Boys tried their luck at catching Murray Cod. We are still wondering if the local who told them to use cheese for bait is still laughing.
    Success setting up camp at a WikiCamps sourced site, Old Brewery Flats, on the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera. Much excitement when Erin spotted out first koala in the tree next to our camper.
    Also observed was what we think may have been a Squirrel Glider, and a number of nesting boxes on the gums around us. The kids have sent an email to the local Landcare group for some more information.
    We have brought a freezer full of lamb with us, so lamb curry it was for dinner tonight. Goes well with the honey sandwiches we are having in case we have to give up our honey!
    It is taking us some time to recover from the manic packing and preparation and finishing up of work that has happened in the last few weeks, but we are travelling well so far and everyone appears to be coping very well, despite a bit grumpiness!

    Fishing the Murray River
    Murray River
    Border crossing (no quarantine booth here)
    Murrumbidgee River from camp site
    Old Brewery Flats camp site, Narrandera
    Fire by torchlight
    Ben, first night in camper
    Erin, first night in camper
    Nesting boxes
    First koala
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  • Day29

    Grong Grong, NSW

    February 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We stopped here to have a shower at the Rotary park. They provide a very nice park with barbecue, playground and toilet and shower block. Very good shower. These towns are great to travel via.

    The other side of the triad is their community garden. This is a nice little area with lots of bearing plants.Read more

  • Day29

    Brewery Flat, Narrandera, NSW.

    February 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We had a very short drive this morning and decided that this camp would do us for a relaxing afternoon. Tomorrow we have another short run as well.

    We are literally camped by a billabong. The only thing is we won't be lighting a fire. Our Billy will be boiled on the stove. We have decided to put out the solar oven to cook a piece of corned beef. The sun is out with scattered cloud. I am expecting the oven to reach 160 degrees easily. Solar cooking is a good way to reduce our usage if gas.

    The area here is fairly quiet with only the sound of a few cars on the highway a couple of metres away. Cicadas and crickets all around D. Expecting more birds later. The ducks that were here when we arrived decided to move away until they worked out if we posed any threat.

    While we were having lunch mother duck and daddy duck wandered out from their hiding place in the reeds with 5 baby ducks. Only 20 metre away they were unconcerned by our presence and roamed around foraging. Eventually they ducked back into the water and swam away. Later they returned a couple of times. Not much cuter than baby Australian wood ducklings. There were also pacific ducks visited not too far away.

    Even with a late start we managed to cook our meal in the solar oven today. The scattered cloud certainly slowed the process but there was sufficient energy to get the job done.
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