At a free camp 20km from Katherine. Left Dundee after 4 fantastic days. Dundee is 100km west of Darwin on the coast. All volcanic soil. The blocks are 1, 5 and 10 acres. All scrub so you see very few houses from the red earth roads. Probably like Goolwa 30 years ago but red earth not sand. We had Lots of rest. Lots of fishing. Met all the NT friends of Dave & Brenna. Lots of laughs. Cannot believe the beer consumption up here. Leaves me speechless. Guys f...
Caravan of Courage
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In Dundee with the Schroeder. Went fishing this morning caught 6 baby sharks,5 catfish,numerous pillows full of s... (dave'sname for them). Threw them all back then caught 1 edible fish. Lamb shanks for dinner tonight in camp oven. More fishing tomorrow. Brenna flying to Melb Monday. Hot as hot. Spent 2 hrs in pool to cool off. Have done washing. So all ready to move on.
I must apologise for spelling as i do this blog in the car travelling along on the phone or tablet. Hence i can't read the small print. We seem to get intermittent coverage so i try to do bits as we pass through towns. Had a fabulous camp last night. Another gravel pit. The Bongo van has left us today. After an embarrassingstop at 3 ways with no money she needed to stop and do internet banking. I was not sure if it was my cooking or had enough of our big days dri...
Dropped into alice shopping. Last night at Desert Oakes crowded camp. Doc's pig is good for tight camps. It is an old gas bottle cut in half then welded onto the top. Wierd but works well. Mr B thinks it needs air holes in the bottom. Good for of contained fire. The g Bongo van is still keeping going. Mr B amazed each morning when it starts up first turn of the key. Warm even hot during day. Cold at night.
Just past Erldunda heading for Finke. The Finke Race is on this weekend so trying to avoid the crowds. Had w great camp spots campfire everynight. LAST nit ried the camp oven stew with dumplings. GREAT success. Each morning Mr B is amazed the bongo van is still going. When it starts up it rattles and shakes for 10 min. Then she takes off in a haze of blue smoke. We are keeping her in between Doc and us in case she breaks down. First day the oil liht was on so the...