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Ningaloo here we come!
Packing at the last minute sucks! We had planned/hoped to get away at 3am to get a really good start on the drive....
Created: 04 Jul 2015 00:50
Oh I remember this job getting the gear out and working out what works and what doesn't.
What a week, we had to spend a large sum of dough on the boat - new manifold ...
Created: 27 Jun 2015 08:09
Penguin Island near Rockingham just south of Perth. We decided to spend some time investigating local sites over the school holidays and Penguin Island was on the list for ...
Created: 14 Apr 2015 01:43
Latest Wheel Cover
Here is a snap of the new ExplorOz wheel cover. Available in the ExplorOz shop.
Sent from my Samsung GALAXY S4
Created: 23 May 2014 09:20
Found: A camel with no hump
Out in the Great Victoria Desert, we encountered a section of significant fireburn - probably about 18months old. Within this section,...
Created: 27 Aug 2013 02:46
A photographic summary of our Maralinga Mystery Tour
As this blog has no text (other than this sentence) it shows images from our recent trip from Perth to Maralinga and back.
Created: 26 Aug 2013 05:57
Day 16 Breakaways to Home (Perth)
We were so thankful that we'd got through the night without getting any rain. To wake up in such a lovely camp was the perfect ending to a wonderful adventurous trip....
Created: 23 Aug 2013 02:03
Day 15 Eucla to Breakaways
It wasn't such a bad camp in the rest area but it was cold. The best part was shifting to WA time & getting a 6:30am camp departure!...
Created: 17 Aug 2013 09:00
Day 14 Old Eyre Highway
Ahhh... our first sleep-in! But a few spits of rain & some wind made us hurry along. It was a great day for driving but we still explored some tracks & found more ruins & ...
Created: 16 Aug 2013 08:30
Day 13 Cook & Knowles Cave
This morning we had some more good dune country to travel so we took some GoPro footage from the top of our sand flagpole....
Created: 15 Aug 2013 07:30
Day 12 More B.M.R. Roads
Today the kids begged for the last of the bacon. We have a family fav that works well for a camp breakfast - fried eggs & bacon in a wrap with fresh avocado....
Created: 14 Aug 2013 07:20
Day 11 B.M.R. Roads
Thanks to Stephen's advanced planning & arrangements with Robin, we had permission to use closed BMR tracks south of the Anne Beadell Highway. Unfortunately,...
Created: 13 Aug 2013 06:00
Day 10 Emu & Anne Beadell Hwy
We continued to backtrack today and made our way to Camera Site C & the heavily corrugated track towards Emu although we opted to pick up an alternate track that could not have ...
Created: 12 Aug 2013 07:00
Day 9 Emu Area & Dingo Claypan
Today we departed from the clay pan and headed out to Camera Site C. This site is the location of the videos seen on DVD where the personnel turned and watched the mushroom ...
Created: 11 Aug 2013 09:05
Day 8 Emu
Today we made it to Emu after looking at some rock formations and travelling the remaining distance to Emu.
Upon arrival we setup camp and Leah (coaxed by Stephen) push me ...
Created: 10 Aug 2013 10:50
Day 7 Maralinga to Emu
Today was the start of the exploration around the larger SA area.
Robin's wife Della was transferred from Ceduna hospital to Adelaide (suspected pneumonia)....
Created: 09 Aug 2013 10:41
Day 5 & 6 - Maralinga
On these two days we toured around the village, airstrip and then onto the Forward Area. The Forward Area is where the actual tests were carried out....
Created: 08 Aug 2013 05:26
Day 4 Border Village to Maralinga
Today started on the tar just east of border village and we headed towards Nullabor Roadhouse. The tar trip was made a little more fun with a few stops at the Bight lookouts we ...
Created: 06 Aug 2013 07:10
Day 3 - Just East of Eucla
Today for me started with a 5.4km run and hot shower from the car (twine). We left at 8:30am and finished the Overland Telegraph Line it was ok going though there were several ...
Created: 05 Aug 2013 10:18
Day 2 draws to a close
Well after a nice day we have setup camp just south of Baladonia on the Overland Telegraph Track between Norseman & Baladonia....
Created: 04 Aug 2013 07:30
First Camp & Day 1
We departed this morning after a few usual late minute issues, all of which were sorted quickly. A quick stop Repco saw us getting the last of the car spares and then off and ...
Created: 03 Aug 2013 12:02
Maralinga here we come
We're off and so crammed full we had to leave things behind at the last minute. We won't starve though LOL!
Heading from Perth to Nullarbor via Hyden-Norseman Road....
Created: 03 Aug 2013 02:57
New Swag & Packing Started for Maralinga Trip
This year we decided to get a new swag. The AOS swag we have been using is due for a new mattress and some additional waterproofing but has been great for the last 12 years of ...
Created: 02 Aug 2013 01:02
Ningaloo Trip 2013: A tale of woes
This is a retrospective narrative as the trip is now over and we are home.
As family, friends, and long-term readers of ExplorOz would know,...
Created: 31 Jul 2013 05:54
Travelling time must be approaching
Seems like the cruiser has been in car mode for so long that I almost forgot what it looks like with the seats out and gear in....
Created: 17 Jun 2013 09:16