Oasis in the desert

Oasis in the desert

It was a very quiet night apart from the dingoes howling. Yummy pancakes for breakfast while we discussed our plans for the next few days. First up was secure the tent as we had some serious soaking to do. A ...
Dalhousie

Dalhousie

We were up early and on the road by 9am wanting to be at Dalhousie for lunch. The small section of the French Line we went on had much smaller sandhills than we had been on the day before but ...
Back on the Rig

Back on the Rig

The Rig was also pretty corrugated to start with. We came across James and Trinity from Bulldust and Backroads who we had been chatting to via the MySwag forum, it was nice to meet face to face and see that they ...
Knolls Track, WAA Line & Erabena Track

Knolls Track, WAA Line & Erabena Track

Chris decided he liked the idea of doing a slight detour off the Rig Road and take the Knolls Track up to the WAA Line across to the Erabena Track and then back onto the Rig. The Knolls Track runs ...
Simpson Desert – Rig Road

Simpson Desert – Rig Road

The Rig Road was originally constructed by the petroleum companies to support semi-trailers carrying heavy oil rig equipment. The road was clay capped to make it easier, now the road is badly eroded in some parts. The Rig crosses the ...
Simpson Desert – Warburton Track

Simpson Desert – Warburton Track

We have been given a free copy of an Audio Tour of the Birdsville Track to review. We will do a full review on it soon but what we have heard so far is awesome, so stay tuned. For some ...
An Adventure of a lifetime

An Adventure of a lifetime

It’s “S Day” we woke feeling a little excited but knew we had a few things to do before we could head down the Birdsville Track to start our Simmo adventure. We spent the morning letting the canvas on the ...
Birdsville

Birdsville

It is 385 km from Windorah to Birdsville and according to our Bossy Betsy GPS it takes 4 1/2hrs. The road for the first 100 odd kms Is a single lane bumpy rough bitumen road. You travel through some very ...
Cooper Creek – The Legend

Cooper Creek – The Legend

We have a little tradition that we like to leave after Chris finishes work and get a few hours under our belt. Makes us feel like we are really off on our next adventure. This time was no different with ...
Simpson Desert

Simpson Desert

We head off for our trip to the Simpson Desert with anticipation, excitement, a few butterflies of nerves but with a great sense of adventure. It’s good to have a healthy respect for the remote areas of Australia, a lot ...
The times they are a changin

The times they are a changin

As Bob Dylan sung back in 1964 “The times they are a changin” and they certainly have for us in the last few years. In a great and wonderful way with 3 beautiful grandchildren. The configuration and setup we have ...
Q – Heifer Creek

Q – Heifer Creek

Heifer Creek – F, OR, B, W, D,ND, BR. 41km from Gatton on the Clifton-Gatton Road. Beside a creek is a large grassy area. Lots of trees for shade. Tables and chairs, bins, toilets, creek. Fairly sheltered area. A memorial commemorates ...