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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  BlogID: 6617  Views: 192 

Ningaloo Dreaming

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  BlogID: 6585  Views: 198 
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Penguin Island

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  BlogID: 6413  Views: 148 
ExplorOz Wheel Cover

Latest Wheel Cover

Here is a snap of the new ExplorOz wheel cover. Available in the ExplorOz shop. David Sent from my Samsung GALAXY S4
Created: 23 May 2014 09:20  BlogID: 5891  Views: 822 
The 3 camel herd

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  BlogID: 5279  Views: 3397 
1st camp Emu Rock

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. [gi]83
Created: 26 Aug 2013 05:57  BlogID: 5278  Views: 2244 

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  BlogID: 5269  Views: 1451 
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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  BlogID: 5259  Views: 1295 

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  BlogID: 5258  Views: 1752 

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  BlogID: 5257  Views: 1403 

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  BlogID: 5256  Views: 1099 
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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  BlogID: 5255  Views: 1559 
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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  BlogID: 5244  Views: 1228 
300 Mile Peg

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  BlogID: 5254  Views: 1492 

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  BlogID: 5242  Views: 1062 
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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  BlogID: 5243  Views: 1274 
Robin at Roadside Village

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  BlogID: 5230  Views: 1374 

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  BlogID: 5229  Views: 1416 

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  BlogID: 5215  Views: 1450 
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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  BlogID: 5213  Views: 1385 

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  BlogID: 5207  Views: 1541 

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  BlogID: 5205  Views: 1291 
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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  BlogID: 5200  Views: 2093 
Our rig

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  BlogID: 5150  Views: 5806 
Ok lets start

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  BlogID: 4960  Views: 1748 
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