Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 19 and 20: It’s a wrap

Firstly, congratulations to all of you who made it through to the end with us. We admire your stamina, and appreciate your interest in our commentary and pics. We had a great holiday. Last full day Our main goal for the last day was to enjoy the warmth, relax, and do some final shopping. This … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 13: Back to civilisation, so to speak

Wah, the last full day of our trip. We had waited so long for this trip, having booked last August/September, and now it was nearly over! We would all have loved an extra day at Seven Spirit Bay, and are envious of next year’s tour participants who will get just that in the revamped itinerary. … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 1 and 2: On the way

We left Canberra, yesterday (Thursday) – on what was in fact a glorious day heading towards 17°C. That was amazing enough, but then we hit Sydney (for our overnight stay in preparation for Friday’s 7.40am flight. If you are a Canberran you know that you do not risk early morning starts in winter. Fog can … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 4: We took too many photos

This was, of course, the day we’d come for – the flight over Lake Eyre, or Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, with a visit to Birdsville – although as it turned out the whole trip was fascinating. Only half our group of 14 did the flight today. What Outback Spirit does on its Lake Eyre trips is divide the group into … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 1: To Adelaide we go

We woke to the promised, but rare this autumn, rainy day. And, unusually for us, we were able to be leisurely about our departure preparations, as our first flight wasn’t until 12:50pm. It’s Mothers Day of course. By the way, where do YOU put the apostrophe? One mother’s day, multiple mothers’, or can we omit … Read more