Sunday, August 19, 2018

Alice Springs

The less said about Tennant Creek, the better.
On to The Alice, stopping at Karlu Karlu aka The Devils Marbles.

A gentle stroll to enjoy the landscape then a few km drive to The Devils Marbles Hotel for coffee. Pressed on to Alice arriving late afternoon at Wombats.

A weekend full of activity. Henley on Todd Regatta on Saturday afternoon followed by Australian Ballet production of Coppelia at the Araluen Arts Centre.
Todd River Battle 2018 Vikings vs Pirates vs RAN

Sunday markets in the mall followed by a trip out to the Desert Park.
Australian Hobby

 Dinner with neighbours including 4 people who work at the Araluen Centre. Two of them had been instrumental is us obtaining free tickets to the ballet.
Praline with Macadamia Nuts aka dessert. 

Tomorrow we go bush again. Heading to Rainbow Valley Conservation Area for the 1st night before tackling the Oodnadatta Track and heading for the Flinders Ranges.
Blogging will be limited to when we have mobile phone coverage.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Heading South. Darwin to Tennant Creek

Another quick update.
After a relatively easy start to the day we left Darwin and headed down the highway. 1st stop Edith Falls for a swim and lunch.

We had thought we might overnight here, but given the distances we need to cover to get to Alice Springs we opted to press on to Bitter Springs. This would allow us the indulge ourselves in the springs and mean we could then press on to Tennant Creek the following day.

So another night camped near the springs allowed for both a dusk and an early morning swim. Morning was perfection. Only a couple of other people, mist rising from the warm waters and lots of birds. Most reluctant to leave....

On the highway we encounter heaps of bikes heading north. Its the Black Dog Rally. We pull off the highway to visit Daly Waters and find about 50 bikes pulled up outside the pub.

Lunch in Elliot on the roadside before pushing on to Tennant Creek. We are treating ourselves to a night in a motel/hotel. Tomorrow on to Alice.....