Monthly Archives: August 2011

GO WEST YOUNG MAN

Check out this clip from the Canadian film One Week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHR90hjyAhI Or in my case, go west young woman. No, I don’t have cancer and am not going to drive a motorcycle across a continent without telling anyone – but I … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 15-17: Alice Springs to Home

The only problem with staying in the excellent (and clean) recommended hostel (Toddy’s Backpackers in Alice Springs) for the fantastic tour that leaves every day to go to the rock is that when you’ve just come back from said fantastic … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 12-14: The Rock Tour

Monday’itis was in full swing two weeks ago as my alarm went off at 5 am in the pitch dark middle of Australia.  Got up and ready to go for The Rock Tour, downed some free breakfast, hopped on the bus … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 9, 10 and 11: Darwin and The Ghan to Alice Springs

It’s currently Day 16, but the last week has passed in a blur of trains and busses, so many things seen and done. Chill-out Day was mildly successful . . . I got talked into going to Crocosaurus Cove, which … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 7 & 8: Darwin and Litchfield Park

It’s the morning of Day 9 and my little corner of the verandah looks like a Chinese laundry . . . mostly socks and underwear hanging to dry in the morning heat since I’m too cheap to pay for washing and … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 5 & 6: Perth to Darwin

I’m in Darwin – its 23 degrees, but feels like 27 with the 70% humidity, which really isn’t all that bad.  It’s good to be back in the tropics. Yesterday I had a lazy morning and got to downtown Perth via … Continue reading

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The W.A.-N.T. Tour, Days 3 & 4: Perth!

I would not recommend sightseeing in the dark.  Case in point: Kalgoorlie.  A late train and early winter sunsets combined for a completely underwhelming tour of this otherwise fascinating city, and it’s mega huge hole, the Super Pit.  It’s too … Continue reading

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