2009

Marg on 9 August 2009

After leaving Muloorina we had a night at Leigh Creek to replenish supplies and update the blog, then off to Warraweena Station.  This is a private sanctuary in the Flinders about 30 Km north of Blinman.  The station is 355 Sq Km and is managed by a wildlife trust to bring back the bush and […]

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Marg on 5 August 2009

We travelled from Leigh Creek, via Lyndhurst, through barren gibber plains and clay pans – hardly any trees or shrubs, through Marree, then travelled north towards Muloorina Station.  More of the same country and we were wondering if we had made the correct decision, until, after 50 Km off the Oodnatta Track, in the distance, […]

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Marg on 1 August 2009

What a pleasant surprise.  My last memories, back 35 or so years, were of a desolate place, with rock everywhere.  Well all of the above is still here of course, but now there are well sign posted tracks, taking you to the most beautiful waterholes.  We first visited Bolla Bollana Spring, after inspecting the old […]

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Marg on 1 August 2009

It was sad to leave Alpana Station.  There are two roads to Arkaroola – one through Leigh Creek (on the highway) and a short cut from Blinman.  After the rain, we were a little dubious as to whether we’d tow the van through the slippery mud bits, but trusted the local’s advice that everything would […]

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Marg on 1 August 2009

It was sad to leave Wilpena, but we have not compromised our trip by doing so.  We are headed for Alpana Station, 5 kms south of Blinman (which is only a 54 km trip), so decided to detour through the Bunyeroo Gorge.  What a great decision that was!  Breathtaking views at every turn, loads of […]

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Marg on 23 July 2009

We have one night left in our cushy environment, with heating etc., then tomorrow we are moving either to a gorge further into the Ranges or to a Station, not far from Blinman.  We treated ourselves to a meal at the Bistro today – I know – we are losing our outback spirit, but we […]

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Marg on 22 July 2009

On our walk yesterday, we passed the perfect place for lunch today.  So, after the most relaxing morning, where I sat outside and did some Sudokos, tea, coffee, Russ was busy preparing his case against Kimberley, inside on the computer.  We had a stale Turkish Pide, left in the bread bag and I had the […]

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Marg on 21 July 2009

Arrived two days ago to the greenest Flinders Ranges we have ever seen.  We have been here three times, the first with carcasses of animals in paddocks and on the road, red dirt on the ground, but strangely enough, the creeks still running.  This was 30 odd years ago and we stayed at East Brachina […]

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Marg on 17 July 2009

15/7/09  Arrived at 10:30am from Menindee.  Rest has improved our spirits over the last couple of days.  We are surprised by the temperatures here – 4 degrees last night, 14 expected today.  The weather is picking up, but we are leaving tomorrow, heading for the Flinders Ranges.  Our expectations were dampened a little by tourists […]

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Marg on 16 July 2009

Historically amazing – presently, scenically challenged. A pessimistic beginning to a special place that Russ especially wanted to visit, but weather and road conditions have been against us. With unseasonable rain and road closures, in whatever direction we decide to travel, we are tending to look on the gloomy side. Arrived at Mungo, part of […]

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