my flinders ranges.

Dear Readers, We are in the Flinders Ranges, it is great here and a lot to see. We have seen beautiful rock formations, aboriginal paintings and carvings, kangaroos, real close looks at emus and more! The Flinders Ranges is one of the best places to see a lot of nature and aboriginal history. Next we…

my mungo.

Dear Readers, Mungo NP. That is were we were. It is beautiful and surprisingly cool here. In  the morning we had a tour by an aboriginal woman and it was great. A few days later we were in Eldee Station and I met a dog called Jessy. She was very sweet because she followed me everywhere.…

memory cove.

we love our little home on wheels, that’s for sure. ok, every now and then, we we look at the supertanker-sized twin-axled five-star luxury cruisers other travellers live in we do get a tiny bit jealous. they have bathrooms, massive kitchens, washing machines, wide screen tvs (probably more than one) and more storage space than…

stop over (updated).

as  mentioned last time instead of an amazing outback drive along the oodnadatta track the girls preferred a slightly less rustic detour – to adelaide. that said a quick stroll through the adelaide cbd on friday afternoon left us with the impression that there was a fair bit of eccentricity about the place – maybe…

tweaks.

after about a month and a half on the road and approximately a quarter of our way around the country this might just be a good time for a little stock take and analysis of our setup. we’ve done a few hundred kilometers on dirt, stayed off the grid for a couple of days and…

folds and pounds.

the flinders ranges and the area around it must be every geologist’s dream and every farmer’s nightmare. the ranges were formed from a thick layer of deposits covering the floor of an ancient inland sea. later, about 500 million years ago the entire region stretching from the northern part of the flinders to kangaroo island…

water.

water comes out of the tap, right? it generally tastes ok, too – maybe not necessarily if you life in sydney. people who think sydney water tastes good should visit vienna where the town water comes from springs from the alps, at least most of it. but that’s a different story. we have the ability…

off the beaten track (updated).

the black top ends shortly after mildura, if you are headed towards mungo that is; 112km of rather well groomed outback highway. we didn’t rush and got there in the early afternoon. there was a bit of a breeze and it was quite cool for the time of year. some of the locals do look…

a bit of tlc.

tender loving care – we all need it from time to time, why would thorny be different. especially when one reckless owner decides to reverse without the help of a trusty spotter. mass (approx. 5 ton all together) times acceleration (walls don’t bend much, so that’s pretty instantaneous) equals bent rear door. except that fiberglass…

big billy bore.

yeah, our first bush camp – without external power, water, toilet & shower. took us long enough, considering we got all of those on board, which is of course the reason we got the kk in the first place. leaving halls gap in the grampians we moved north, along the mountain range towards horsham. i…