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Monday, February 18th, 2008

The Rock

Today we are heading to Ayers Rock. It is only about 300km and all bitumen so it should be fairly easy going. After a quick refueling stop at Kings Creek (again a hefty $1.95/litre) we continued along the road. It wasn’t long before we saw 3 camels in the same area we saw them last [...]

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008

What Camel!

Given that it is too damn hot for us to do the Rim walk around the canyon today we decided to go for a bit of 4WDing. We stopped in at the Mobil service station at the KC resort to pick up some fuel (ridiculously priced at $1.95/litre) and purchase our Mereenie Tour Pass for [...]

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Friday, February 8th, 2008

Silverton

After returning the Living Desert Gate key to the visitor information centre we headed out towards Silverton to go on the Daydream Mine Underground Tour. Daydream Mine is an old silver mine which opened before mining began in Broken Hill. Mark would never have made it as a miner in those days – he’s way [...]

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Broken Hill – Living Desert

We left the Meadow Glen Rest Area this morning and traveled the remaining 420km to Broken Hill. We drove around the town of Wilcannia on the way for a bit of a look. We were going to need more fuel but we decided to continue on and use what we had in the Jerry Cans [...]

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

On the Road Again!

Well….. we finally left the creature comforts behind in Wodonga today. By the time we got on the road it was about 1:30pm! Our plan was to make it to somewhere around Mittagong for the night. As usual the Hume Highway was very monotonous. Roadworks, trucks, more roadworks and even more roadworks. On the way [...]

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