Northwest Odyssey - Part 3 Old Lost Port to the Gascoyne
It occurred to me that watching our kettle boiling on the Oddy’s gas stove was a bit like the thought of decaffeinated coffee or worse - alcohol free beer… there’s just ...
Created: 02 Sep 2013 17:56
Northwest Odyssey - Part 2 Bindoon Pies to the Old Lost Port ...
Stabbing bursts of raw adrenaline always signals the planning phase of a trip. The excitement is palpable, boosted by habitual visits to four wheel drive and camping ...
Created: 01 Sep 2013 14:56
Northwest Odyssey - Part 1 Summary by Mike & Amanda Burton
Crushed water tanks, a ripped off trailer door, trapped in a gorge and firmly stuck in a deep waterhole – that’s not camping Barry…that’s an Odyssey!...
Created: 01 Sep 2013 09:21
Oh what a feeling....
Further on from the issues described in:
Created: 20 Feb 2013 11:01
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 6 "Oh what a ...
Since the problem with Opal fuel, varnishes and gums blocking the fuel system during our Cape York trip as outlined in a previous blog,...
Created: 04 Feb 2013 20:22
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 5 Tin Horse ...
The last day of a camping trip is always cloaked with melancholy…we’ve had such a good time that for some reason returning to work doesn’t fill a person with the same effe
Created: 04 Feb 2013 18:43
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 4 Orleans Bay ...
You must keep Orleans Bay a secret. If you plan to visit we can’t tell you about it! You know how it goes “if we tell you we will have to kill you!...
Created: 03 Feb 2013 20:30
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 3 Jan 19 2013
Kookaburras laughed as Kate and Julie packed up the Coleman dome in a flurry of energetic activity. Jack is more laid back and still manages to handover the tent prior to us ...
Created: 03 Feb 2013 11:27
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 2
Fires are generally banned in the south of WA from November to April. With the extreme heat and the terrible fires in the East this is understandable but damn it,...
Created: 02 Feb 2013 16:03
Burton’s – Waves, beaches and tin horses – Part 1
Leaving Fremantle on an early January Wednesday morning the envious stares of work commuters blasted through the Cruiser’s tinting like malevolent searchlights....
Created: 02 Feb 2013 11:49
Burton's Perth to Cape York – Cape Leveque,...
Filling up at the BP Colac Roadhouse in Derby I’m amazed at the dynamics of the place. The BP is packed with locals cruising in old Brock type SS Commodores,...
Created: 02 Sep 2012 12:42
Burton's Perth to Cape York – Windjana, Tunnel Creek and ...
Packing up has become a routine, efficient operation, where everyone has set jobs and performs them effortlessly. The incredible Australian Offroad Odyssey is ready to go in ...
Created: 01 Sep 2012 14:48
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Bell Gorge 4 July 2012 Day 96
Reinvigorated from a coolish early morning swim at Manning Gorge we headed back down the Gibb towards Bell Gorge and the Silent Grove Campground. What a morning!...
Created: 01 Sep 2012 12:35
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Barnett River Gorge to Manning ...
Overnight, our little deserted turning circle campsite next to the Barnett River was very cold! Our huge environmentally unfriendly bonfire threw a warming glow most of the ...
Created: 26 Aug 2012 21:48
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Home Valley to Barnett River ...
We were not unhappy at leaving Home Valley. The crowding, perpetual banging of toilet and shower doors, the cold water etc etc meant it was time to hit the road....
Created: 03 Aug 2012 20:27
Burton's Perth to Cape York - El Questro to Home Valley 28-30 ...
Accidently setting the car alarm off at 0530 whilst crouching down to light the fire does not win you any popularity contests....
Created: 29 Jul 2012 19:22
Burton's Perth to Cape York - El Questro Emma Gorge 27 June ...
For our last day we drove back to the Gibb to visit our old friend, Emma Gorge. We have fond memories of the last visit when the kid’s were only 5 and 7 – they made it look ...
Created: 29 Jul 2012 17:24
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Bungle Bungles to El Questro ...
El Questro is my favourite place in the Kimberleys. Others have complained of the expense, and it is a fact that the provided facilities are mediocre as they are throughout ...
Created: 29 Jul 2012 16:27
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Leycester’s Rest to Bungle ...
It was cold! I don’t remember the Kimberleys being like this. Made me glad that I’d packed my merino thermal undies purchased during our last ice-age experience in Tassie!...
Created: 29 Jul 2012 07:55
Burton's Perth to Cape York – Amanda’s amazing food management
$600 on food may seem a lot. I thought I should expand a little on this and maybe our learnings will help others. Our food objective is to be totally self sufficient for four ...
Created: 28 Jul 2012 15:47
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Kununurra to Leycester’s Rest ...
A $1000 later and the problem with the Cruiser was not found. The guys at Argyle Toyota worked hard, changed all the fluids and essentially completed a 100,000 service,...
Created: 28 Jul 2012 09:43
Burton's Perth to Cape York Darwin to Kununurra 14 -19 June ...
The drive to Litchfield was uneventful excepting for the caravans and campervans travelling at well below the speed limit....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 15:09
Burton's Perth to Cape York Mataranka to Darwin 5-13 June ...
It was only a short hop to Katherine up the crowded Stuart Highway. Long lines of caravans made it difficult to overtake, the grey gonads out in force....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 14:18
Burton's Perth to Cape York Lorella Springs to Mataranka 2-4 ...
The kids had a morning swim with Will and Lucy in the hot springs, surrounded by ferns, lush palms and a well kept grassed lawn....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 13:46
Burton's Perth to Cape York Lawn Hill to Lorella Springs 29 ...
The weather report for the next few days was not good. Eighty percent chance of 20 to 40mm of rain frightened us into leaving....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 13:03