Sunset at Wattle Point Wind Farm, South Australia

12 Killer Australian Sunsets in 12 months!

Wattle Point Wind Farm, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia 2012 was a sunset spectacular supreme – over 5 months road-tripping through 4 of the 6 Australian mainland states. And the Silver Bullet has racked up over 30,000 km since we bought it in February … So with the last sunset of 2012 only a few hours away, I reflect on the[…]

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Swimmers Beach, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

On the Beach … Swimmers Beach, Yorke Peninsula

The sun rose as usual on this shining, sparkling pre-Xmas summer morning. A nice day for an apocalypse*. And where better to face the end of the world than on a (mostly) deserted Aussie beach, in an inadvertent echo of Australian classic On the Beach? A disturbing vision of post-apocalyptic dystopia, Australian author Nevil Shute’s masterpiece** was adapted for a[…]

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Cutta Cutta Caves, via Katherine, Northern Territory

The Ghoulish Guide of Cutta Cutta Caves!

I hadn’t suspected the otherworldly limestone Karst country we’d crossed en route from the Visitor Centre to the Cutta Cutta Caves entrance to be a portal to a parallel universe. But had we inadvertently stumbled into a casting call for a bad B-grade movie? For now, waiting for our guide at the stairs leading down to the locked entry gate[…]

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Ochre Pits, via Alice Springs, Central Australia

RED does Australia for the Glove Box Interview!!

The FAAAAABULOUS Fiona has interviewed me for her weekly Glove Box Interview featured today on Argus Car Hire’s Glove Box Blog! Because the interview features only one photo (reproduced at left for your viewing pleasure) I’ve included a completely gratuitous Australia shot of the Central Australian Ochre Pits (to be featured more fully in a future post) so new visitors can immediately get[…]

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Still life with Lighthouse and Kangaroo, Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Aussie ABC – K is for Kangaroo!

The ubiquitous Kangaroo is such an integral part of the landscape downunder that its iconic silhouette universally symbolises Australia. Yet to many of us Aussies they’re so commonplace we no longer marvel at the amazingly intricate biological system within this unique and oddly shaped animal. AND we roll our eyes at the tourists who gleefully pose for kangaroo souvenir shots.[…]

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Native Waterweed on the surface of the Crater pool, Mt Hypipamee National Park, Queensland

The Hypipamee Heebie-jeebies …

‘I would NOT like to fall down there,’ the backpacker remarked to his mates with that peculiarly British mixture of overconfident understatement and blinding obvious as he stared down into the depths of the crater. They nodded wisely, unsure whether or not they’d heard something profound, but deciding to play it safe. Banal though his utterance was, however, he was[…]

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