The next installment with Moose, Goldie, Wolfie and Wolvie.
  • Day12

    Trip Home

    April 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    After an amazing almost two week break we are flying back home. Another amazing trip with Moose, Goldie and the amazing Wolfie.
    Such great travel partners and sooo much fun to be with.
    I wonder where our next trip will take us?

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  • Day11

    Megafauna Centre

    April 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    This space was quite revelatory and first suggested by Loy as a place to check out. It showcases the animals that lived thousands and millions of years ago and their relative size compared to today.
    Quite a fascinating display enhanced by the state of the art archeological equipment that is used to protect the fossils both on site and in transit.Read more

  • Day10

    Alice Springs Botanical Gardens

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    The botanical gardens were very well maintained and interesting from the point of view that there are quite a few different plant habitats in the area.
    Climbing the rocky lookout was the most interesting part as we caught sight of rock wallabies which we had not seen prior on the trip.
    Cute little things they are and very nimble on the rocks making it hard for predators to catch them.Read more

  • Day10

    Alice Springs Town Lookout

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 23 °C

    As we rode back from the school of the air we detoured to find this lookout which provided 360 degree views of the local area.

  • Day10

    The School of the Air

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 22 °C

    The school of the air was developed as a way of educating children who were located in remote outback areas of Australia whose only option was to be educated via the radio.
    The technology has now advanced so much that virtual classrooms are now the theme.
    I seem to remember that each child has an education grant of approximately 20k which allows them to install satellite dishes and purchase laptops and other necessary technology.
    Shout out to the dude who lead our tour as I think that he was incredibly nervous and brave.
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  • Day10

    Alice Springs Desert Park

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    Here are some of the examples of the amazing camouflage of some of the desert species.
    The Horny Devil is one of the more amazing reptiles that only eats ants...that’s it as well as drinking through capillaries in its feet.
    The death adder is soooo well camouflaged that you would never see it in the wild.
    Pretty much the same with most of the lizards although they move more quickly and from that perspective are easier to spot.
    The road out to the park was an easy cycle and on the way back we were able to see hawks and other birds of prey combing the ground cover for something to stalk.
    It stands to logic that many species decline when the country is in drought as the water sustains so much of the wildlife and since it hasn’t rained since Nov ‘18 things on the wildlife front are quiet...just waiting for the next big rain to start it all up again.
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  • Day10

    Bush Tucker and Weapons

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We had a fantastic talk and experience with Leroy a classy First Nations blackfella who shared some history and insights into how indigenous people lived off the land and the weapons and tools that they used to hunt and survive.
    He is a great example of how indigenous aboriginals can work with the Parks Service and provide a depth of experience that is so authentic.1Read more

  • Day10

    Alice Springs Desert Park

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    This park is located approx 8 kms out of Alice and we hired bikes to ride out there so that we could have a good look around.
    The traffic around Alice is minimal as you could imagine :).
    The park houses several different exhibits for emus, dingoes, snakes and other reptiles.
    There are also quite a few aviaries that housed different species of birds...zebra finches, black cockatoos, budgerigars etc
    Without doubt the most interesting exhibit for me was the death adder and the thorny devil that was picking off ants at random. Amazing...
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  • Day9

    Alice Springs

    April 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 24 °C

    Some more shots of Alice Springs especially some of the historic old buildings plus a guy we meet in a cafe with lens envy.
    Like he is just putting it out there as a statement...seemed like a nice guy though.

  • Day8

    Alice Springs

    April 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 25 °C

    We finally arrive at Alice Springs and immediately become accustomed to the township and the area. The town itself is mostly surrounded by the McDonnell ranges and so is nestled in like a small oasis.
    Our resort was close to the Todd River which was completely dry at this time of year as the NT had last had rain in Nov 2018.
    The township was clean and well laid out and only a short trip from where we were staying.
    The shopping precinct has a large number of indigenous art stores and fortunately for the artists every time a piece is sold the artist is traced and a commission paid which is driving aboriginal art sales as well as sustaining their culture through the recollection of their Dreamtime stories.
    Incidentally and on another topic everyone who purchases alcohol must have ID in the NT otherwise they will be refused service. This has been implemented to prevent the wrong people from drinking too much and as a way of tracking the consumption of alcohol. Some areas within the NT are completely dry areas.
    We found some funky cafes and classified buildings on our walks including an old gaol.
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