“Red and Pilchard’s Day in the Country” by Red

My Story by Red Nomad OZ Today we went for a drive in the country on the Yorke Peninsula. Crops on Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia The fields were all dry but the sky was very blue. We stopped to look at flowers.   There were lots of white everlastings.   We had to look for snakes but we didn’t[…]

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2 Million Miles … and counting!

 1942 ex-Fire Tender, Edithburgh, York Peninsula, South Australia Anything RED will catch my eye. An interesting history will hold my attention. But it takes more than hue and back story to boggle my mind! And this ordinary looking 1942 truck sitting inside an old shed behind a Yorke Peninsula country town museum with magpies roosting on its rusting railing[…]

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Eagle Bluff, via Denham, Shark Bay, Western Australia

What to see at Eagle Bluff, Shark Bay, Western Australia

‘Shark! Everyone out of the water!!’ he yelled, and I involuntarily jumped back from the guardrail high above Eagle Bluff, my movement triggered by that most primeval of Australian fears: Shark Attack!! The amphitheatre of crumbling white rock plunging down into the green shallows of the bay below from the tourist brochure HAD to be trick photography, I’d thought upon[…]

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Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia

5 Cool BLUE and 5 RED Hot Aussie TOP SPOTS!

Is BLUE the new RED? It is downunder where blue and red have been interchangeable for YEARS! But before you start thinking us Aussies are a nation of colour-blind fools, it’s all due to the colloquial contrariness that means we call things the opposite to what they are. So a tall person becomes ‘Shorty’. A skinny person becomes ‘Fatso’. And[…]

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Scenic Public Toilet #28 - South Australia/Northern Territory Border

Say it with … Toilets! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #28

The convoluted maze of tracks, walkways, parking spaces and picnic spots at the South Australia/ Northern Territory border makes it difficult to determine exactly which state is responsible for this nouveau-classic Aussie Outback Dunny! But my money’s on the Northern Territory. Because after driving 900+ km through the South Australian Outback along the Stuart Highway from Port Augusta to the[…]

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At the 2231 Kilometre Mark Across Australia!

 Half Way Across Australia – or is it??!!  Kimba, South Australia The 4000 km drive across Australia* is such a LOOOONG way even getting halfway is an achievement. The small town of Kimba, deep in the South Australian Outback on the Eyre Peninsula, leaves Cross-Australia travellers in no doubt that they’ve reached this significant milestone. If you don’t feel[…]

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Whale with calf at Head of Bight, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia

Wind, Water and the Lost Art of Whale-Sexing!

The dry, dusty and unseasonally hot wind that had kept our fuel consumption at an all time high swept us out of the car, whistled around our ankles and bent us double until anchored by our lunch bag we landed in the shelter shed. With any luck, being behind the windbreak would stop our sandwiches filling with sand. Despite the[…]

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High Tide at Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia

Good Times @ Gantheaume Point – Broome, Western Australia

Is high tide the best time to see the amazing rich red soil, and the coloured layers of the rocks against the astonishing blue sea at Gantheaume Point Broome? Well … maybe! Broome’s iconic point, at the northern end of the 22km white sand curve of world famous Cable Beach, is a stunning scenic masterpiece during the strong light of[…]

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Australian Bustard at Quobba, Western Australia

Save the Poor Bustard!

The superb double entendre of 70’s conservation poster slogan ‘Save the Poor Bustard’ gave my childish mind what I can now identify as a salacious thrill. It could actually be repeated without the speaker being accused of swearing!! All the same, it shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise when, after testing the slogan out once or twice, I was[…]

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Reflections at Black Rock Falls, via Kununurra, Western Australia

Good Day at Black Rock Falls! Kununurra, Western Australia

Bloated from a surfeit of mango smoothies from several Ord River irrigation scheme produce outlets and cafés during a mini-heatwave, we finally left Kununurra for the day and hit the Parry Creek Road eatery-free zone. Going cold turkey was the only way to break the smoothie stranglehold, whether or not our abstinence caused the producers financial hardship. While the significant[…]

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