Birdsville the Modern Big Smoke

Birdsville the Modern Big Smoke

“Your great Outback escape awaits you. Deep in the heart of wild and isolated country you will find the frontier town of Birdsville. Situated between the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, the vast gibber plains of the Sturt Stony ...
Big Bad Red

Big Bad Red

Chris was keen to do the run up Big Red. He took an easy track to drop me off at the top, so I could take pics. He lowered tyre pressure even more and went back down. View of the ...
Poeppel Corner

Poeppel Corner

Another one of the markers showing distance, with someone’s added creation. We did the slight detour into Poeppel Corner, that’s the three corners for us now, great view over the lake. Poepple Corner marks the junction of three states. We popped ...
French Line continued

French Line continued

We decided to get up early and hopefully make Birdsville and back to the comfort of the trailer. Not that we have been uncomfortable in the tent or on the air bed, in fact we were quite comfy. Just setting ...
French Line

French Line

The French Line is the shortest, most used and most difficult track across the Simpson. The French Line was name after a French Petroleum Company who put the line in, in the 1960’s. It stretches over 1100 sand dunes to ...
Back across the Simmo

Back across the Simmo

Picture this, after a refreshing night sleep, you wake to a brisk cool morning. You don the swimmers, take a brisk walk to the hot springs before breakfast. You dip into the warm waters with steam rising above the surface ...
Old Andado Station

Old Andado Station

We were told by a traveller at Dalhousie that the road up to Old Andado was really good and they had gone at 70-80kms an hour but you could go even faster. There are two ways to Old Andado, one ...
Mt Dare Hotel

Mt Dare Hotel

The word had obviously spread that coming the way we did was the better road to Mt Dare as there was a bit of traffic on it going both ways. The road was pretty good, apart from the last 10km ...
Blood Creek and Federal Station

Blood Creek and Federal Station

We have been up to watch every sunrise since we have been in the desert. My friend would be proud, just don’t tell her it rises later over here 😛 We had a big day ahead of us and wanted ...
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 ...