Murra-wi-jinie Caves – Nullarbor

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At the Nullarbor Roadhouse, that sits roughly midway between Ceduna and Eucla on the Eyre Highway, you can turn north and take a dry-weather dirt track for about 10k’s to the Murra-wi-jinie caves. These are some of the caves of the great limestone karst that is the Nullarbor, or the Oondiri Plain, to use the traditional name of our English pre-history. They are a true wonder of the infamously straight, thousand kilometre Highway. Wild caves which few enough people even known about. Continue reading

Across the Nullabor – Oldies at Large

9781476083568-frontcoverTo travel Across The Nullabor is an aspiration and the adventure of a lifetime for many Australians. It is a tour we have done a few times, quite a few, in the last decade or so and it is a tour that I love. Currently we are parked up on the edge of the Nullabor preparing to do the trip again. It is 1500klm of adventure along the longest stretch of straight road in the world, any bend becomes a talking point. I once wrote a small travelogue on our first adventure … it was just so much fun and it has continued to fascinate me each time we embark out from the edge of the Nullabor.

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Ancient Limestone Caves – Chillagoe FNQ

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 7.18.41 amMillions of years ago in Queensland an ocean covered the vast regions of the Outback plains. The Great Barrier Reef was inland by about a 500 klm and now these ancient reefs and silt beds lay buried beneath a hardened volcanic cap of a later epoch.

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Oldies at Large – Craters of the Moon

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 4.28.28 pmWe have left Yellowstone and travelled west to cross the Plains of Snake River. We have also found the flies, or rather they found us but this lot are a lazy mob. Small, grey and slow they have nothing on the Aussie bush fly but we are grateful for this.   Continue reading

Oldies at Large – The Majestic Jenolan Caves

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 5.30.49 pmThey say that you should never go back, but there are some things, some places from your childhood that draw you back towards them irresistibly. At the moment The Man and I are showing one of our precious Grandies the sights of Sydney, introducing her to the joy of adventure and the wonders of the greater of the Aus. cities.

We headed out towards the mountains west of Sydney to show her something special, the area otherwise known as the Blue Mountains. They are a misty eucalypt blue at a distance from Sydney and are charming backdrop to any metropolis. Continue reading