A Trip to Pilbara: Due North

6 May 2017 Travels, South Australia, Outback
May in Australia is like November in the Northern Hemisphere, but milder. Australian winter, however, is already at hand, so in our temperate South Australian latitudes it can get quite chilly during the night. Still, the sun gets up rapidly and warms up the inside of the vehicle very quickly.

A Trip to Pilbara: Prologue

5 May 2017 Travels
After the previous expedition, it became more or less clear to me where I want to go again and what take a closer look at. I had outlined a few trips in my mind since then, and as the time for another road trip came closer, I chose Pilbara to be the first of them.

Gawler Ranges: Day 2

27 Nov 2016 Travels, South Australia, Outback, Gawler Ranges
The night was quiet, starry and quite cool. However, at the first rays of sun the temperature rises quickly; and, wasting no time, I head out for a quick walk towards the Yanginga Falls, enjoying the morning scenery around me.

Gawler Ranges: Day 1

26 Nov 2016 Travels, South Australia, Outback, Gawler Ranges
After I finished my last journey, I realised that I want more, and that I need to go somewhere else. This time the travel bug took me to the nearby Gawler Ranges.

Around Australia in 22 days: Epilogue

9 May 2016 Travels
And now's the time to summarise the experience.

Around Australia in 22 days: Home

8 May 2016 Travels, New South Wales, South Australia
The rain that was promised has arrived indeed, and it pours slowly over the night and well into the morning. I listen to the rain drops pattering outside the tent as I warm up my instant noodles and eat them with enthusiasm, anticipating my imminent homecoming. After that I pack up my camp (for the last time!) in my rain coat (finally it's getting some use!), rolling up my soaking wet tent as is. The morning is rainy and gloomy when I finally leave the caravan park and deposit the key from the shower block into the mailbox, placed there specifically for the purpose.

Around Australia in 22 days: Canberra

7 May 2016 Travels, New South Wales, Riverina, Canberra
In the morning the journey continues. It's quite cool outside now: I'm very much in the temperate climate zone these days, and the autumn is close. Quite a difference from the perpetual 30° in the tropics.

Around Australia in 22 days: Roadworks

6 May 2016 Travels, New South Wales
When I wake up before dawn, I quickly boil a few eggs for breakfast, leave a grateful note for Alex and Sarah and jump back into the car: I have to drive on to Sydney, which is almost a thousand kilometres away. However, I make one quick stop on my way in the morning: Byron Bay.

Around Australia in 22 days: Brisbane

5 May 2016 Travels, Queensland, Brisbane
In the morning the whole tent is covered in thick dew, so I have to pack it as is, soaking wet. It will stay that way in the Tucson's boot for two days, because both in Brisbane and Sydney I will be staying in proper houses.

Around Australia in 22 days: The Land of Sugarcane

4 May 2016 Travels, Queensland
When I wake up, the sun is up, too, which is unusually late for me. Then again, Townsville's tyre shops don't open until 8:30 anyway. When I do arrive there, they finally tell me that they do have 235/60, and half an hour later I drive away with brand new front tyres. Hooray!