Lach & Em on a lap around Australia 🇦🇺
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  • Day23

    The Nullarbor

    May 10 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Sorry we've been a little quiet - reception has been a bit dodgy (which is a blessing in disguise).

    We had a lovely couple of final days exploring the Eyre Peninsula before moving onto the Nullabor.

    Found a gorgeous beachfront campsite at Point Brown in Smoky Bay (in SA still), only to wake the following morning to see a family of mice had been munching on our wraps 🐭 less than ideal! Are they still with us? We'll let you know....

    After a stop at the incredible Lake MacDonnell - the pink lake 🌷🌺 on we went to stock up on supplies for our next journey.

    Thank god for the Harry Potter Audio books for keeping us entertained across the incredible Nullabor; over 1000km before a left turn. 😳 We crossed the boarder into WA today (a very wet WA), and have found a nice campsite before we continue on tomorrow to Cape Le Grande National Park 🌊
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  • Day19

    Lincoln National Park

    May 6 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In true Shuholder style, we started our day with yoga and a paddle board. We then drove on to explore more gorgeous beaches in the National Park, shame it was too chilly for a swim!

    After grabbing some supplies in Port Lincoln we drove up the coast past coffin bay, and camped on the cliff tops at Picnic Beach. Delicious pizzas for dinner on the BBQ 🍕Read more

  • Day18

    Dolphins!

    May 5 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Well yesterday was very special!
    We drove to Lincoln National Park from port Augusta to camp for the night. It's gorgeous here, white sandy beaches and colourful birds.

    We set up our camp and then went for a hike to a stunning cove, only to find a pod of dolphins swimming offshore! Lachie was straight out there with droney capturing them playing and frolicking in the shallow waters. We decided to jump down into the cove in the hope they'd come over, and they swam no more than 10m away! I think they were very curious.

    We trekked back to our tent reliving the magic, and passed emus and more gorgeous birds.

    Ended our afternoon with a paddle out on the calm waters. 🛶
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  • Day16

    Views for days

    May 3 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today we continued on the bumpy roads of the outback to the Flinders Ranges. The Flinders Ranges are stunning rock formations some dating back to 650 million years ago. We had a lovely hike and then enjoyed the views over lunch.

    We ended our day in a campground just outside of Port Augusta. No more dust! 🙌
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  • Day15

    Monster moths

    May 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Shorter drive today to the town Blinman. We treated ourselves to some chips and beers for lunch, and then drove on to find a campsite along the Parachilna Gorge.

    The gorge is very empty at this time of year which is good to protect us from mozzies, however I have screamed several times tonight due to discovering the world's largest moths. Good job they're is no one anywhere near us or they'd thing there's a murder happening. They are absolute monsters.

    Meanwhile during this traumatic time lachie distracted me by introducing me to damper, which was pretty delish. We listened to some owls, had a wine and enjoyed no more moth attacks. 🦉
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  • Day14

    Warraweena

    May 1 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Today we visited Baltana Historic Town. Getting there gave Daz a workout, but it was so worth the bumpy drive. This town reminded me of the movie 'House of Wax'(don't watch it, it's terrible) - full of abandoned hotels, bakeries, butchers and homes. Lots of plaques explaining the history on how they used to survive in the outback 100 years ago.

    We then drove to camp amongst the 'Flinders Ranges' at 'Warraweena Conservation Park'. We met 'Stoney' at the old homestead who very kindly gave us a couple of beers and directed us to our campground. It was stunning - alongside an old gorge that occasionally fills with water, and we woke to emus wondering through the camp. Special!
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    Peter Holder

    How lovely. Some great photos you two.

    5/4/21Reply
    Shuholder adventures

    thanks dad xxx

    5/5/21Reply
     
  • Day13

    Are we on the moon?

    April 30 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    After stopping at a campsite just outside town for the night, we drove on to William Creek, which has a population of only 12!

    On we went to explore incredible Lake Eyre. Lake Eyre is Australia's largest salt lake, and in the center it is 15.2m below sea level. We thought we were on the moon! 🌙

    Today was a big day of driving and we camped pretty much on the side of the gravel road, which had a population of 50000 flies and 10000 grasshoppers. Both of which really wanted to swim in my pasta. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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  • Day13

    The underground town

    April 30 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Yesterday we explored Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is known as 'opal capital of the world', as it produces over 75% of the worlds opals. They were found by accident back in 1915, when sparkles were seen in the dust whilst walking.

    We went to 'Old Timers Mine' which was awesome, seeing how they used to find the opals and how they used to live. People still live underground today, and we checked out 'Fayes Underground Home', which was built by 3 women using hand tools only. Very impressive!

    In the evening we went to 'The Breakaways' which are incredible colourful hills, and a registered Aboriginal Heritage Site. They have been used in many movies, including Ground Zero & Mad Max Beyond. There is also the impressive 'dog fence', which is a fence 5300km long across 3 states built to keen the dingos away from the sheep country. 🐑

    Slept under the stars just outside town (spent most of the evening trying to get away from the flies), and now we're heading to William Creek. 🪰
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    Peter Holder

    Great photos. Thought you’re supposed to use corks Lachie, not pegs. Ha ha.

    4/30/21Reply
     
  • Day11

    On the road again

    April 28 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    We have arrived in Coober Pedy! After a long 6 hours in the car we have made it to this dusty, opal mining town.

    Back when it was established in 1915 homes were built underground (called dugouts)to escape the scorching summer heat, so we're looking forward to exploring these old homes tomorrow.

    We spent Tuesday morning enjoying the beaches in the York peninsula, before leaving mid afternoon and camping at a cool spot called Chinaman's Creek near Port Augusta.

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  • Day9

    Oceanside

    April 26 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We spent sunday night at a simple rest stop in Parham, after spending the day in Adelaide. It was great catching up with Lachie's cousin, Lex, and watching her play some live music.

    Yesterday we found a beauty of a spot, called The Bamboos on the Yorke Peninsula. We're nestled amoungst the sand dunes 50 metres from the water's edge. We fell asleep last night listening to the ocean, and woke to cute little footprints around the car. Presumably from a Possum?

    Lachie got out on his kite yesterday as there was good wind, and I did some yoga. Another gorgeous day today! 🎸
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