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Final thoughts on our Australian foray

Here we are then, our last day in Australia. Four months, three states, and 7500 miles or thereabouts. Our car was delivered to its new French owners this morning and we are travelling light (almost) once more. We travailed a fair chunk of this huge continent; we were impressed by the bright lights of Sydney [...]

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Darwin: The natural selection for our Australian exit

We are now in Darwin and have been here for a week or so. Geographically it’s a remote place, hot and humid year round and home to around 100,000 people. It has a fairly transient population and quite a big aboriginal community. The weather is great, about 32 degrees every day, and a little less [...]

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Crocodile fears

Leaving Kakadu behind and heading towards Darwin there are a few opportunities to go out on a boat, from which they feed the crocodiles which abound in the rivers. There are two main rivers, the Mary and Adelaide Rivers, which thread their way north up to the coast. They are apparently more plentiful in crocodiles [...]

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Kakadu and beyond

Our last real slice of the Australian bush was the Kakadu National Park. An area about the size of Wales, but thats where similarities end. The park is mainly low flat freshwater wetlands, although seawater invades during ‘the wet’. They have two seasons up here, the dry and the wet. Although it looked very hot [...]

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The direct approach

While buying a few bits for the car they other day in ‘Supa Cheap Auto’ a big national car accessories chain, and I came across this  product on a shelf. This ‘fair dinkum’ direct approach is uniquly Australian i’d say. It takes the phrase ‘Does exaclty what it says on the tin’ to a new [...]

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