sticky: mapping the long way round.

follow the red line to see how we make our way around australia. the orange line is how we plan to continue … but that could change depending on how things turn out.

he’s got the bower!

not quite what snap rapped about in 1990 but we can safely assume that was because they were not aware of the great bowerbird (scientifically known as chlamydera nuchalis). bowerbirds are quintessentially australian: their lives revolve around their bower, which they spend practically all their time building, maintaining, improving and defending. sounds exactly like the…

my kununarra

Kununurra, a nice small but hot little town with a toad infested caravan park. The first few nights I didn’t know but after around two days I went gecko hunting. Geckos were all around the toilets to have dinner but we caught them and of courser released them. That night I noticed a few cane…

the bathtub.

we had heard there were hot springs in katherine but we also knew that they were pretty popular i.e. crowded. we had also heard of another area with thermal springs further on the way towards lichfield. that suited us well: we will be back in katherine later and didn’t want to hang around at this…

katherine.

yes with a ‘k’. we are now officially in the northern territory! we have not seen much of katherine, though: after a long day on the road we arrived quite late. it took us about 9 hours from kununurra to katherine, with two short stops. one for fuel and another one to book a camp…

my gibb river road # part two

Our next stop was at the Imintji community roadhouse. At our camp mum and dad brought the hammock out and I enjoyed lazing in it. On our way to Iminji I enjoy listening to podcasts because you can’t really do anything else (if you and your kids are interested in what podcast I listen to…

purnululu.

you know the story: a mere 240 km from the world-renowned metropolis of kununurra you find the amazing oasis that the bungle bungle caravan park is. here is just what we mean by oasis: the cows eat the trees (and whatever else they find in the park). and from there it is only 50 km…

new shoes.

four flat tyres in six days! ok, the first one was my fault: i was running the tyres with too low pressure. the result was a stake through the sidewall and a written-off tyre. then, still on the gibb, and with significantly more tyre pressure another rock punched through the thread. the hole was big…

wyndham.

i hope i am not offending anyone by saying that wyndham is remarkably unremarkable. it would also be a little bit unfair, in the sense that that description probably applies to many places here in australia as well as anywhere in the world. you get to wyndham by taking a left turn at the eastern…