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Myall Creek – Outback South Australia

When on top of the sand dune near my camp at Andamooka Waterhole in outback South Australia, I noticed another waterhole, a kilometre or so further up Myall Creek, and just had to check it out with a view to getting some good arid region landscape photos.
Myall Creek comes from about 25 kilometres to the [...]

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Dingo Prints in the Sand Dunes – Andamooka Waterhole- Outback South Australia

Dingo Tracks – Andamooka Waterhole – Outback South Australia.
Walking in the sand dune near my camp at Andamooka Waterhole this morning, as I dropped down the western side, the side furtherst from my camp, I saw numerous little animal tracks, no doubt left overnight in the damp sand.
The tracks were concentrated in this one area [...]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Jun 1st, 2011 by Laurie     

Willaroo Lagoon – Andamooka Station – Outback South Australia

Willaroo Lagoon, not far from my camp at Andamooka Waterhole in outback South Australia, is a dry, salt lake, around three kilometres long and a couple of kilometres wide.
On the far side, I guess that would be north west, are slate cliffs, would be eight metres high. In times past, the slate has been open [...]

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Posted in Outback on May 31st, 2011 by Laurie  2 comments   

Aboriginal Artifacts – Andamooka Waterhole – Outback South Australia

Well, today I went wandering on the nearby sand dune and found evidence of a once florishing Aboriginal community. I’d only just climbed the low dune when I came upon a midden with small bone fragments. Scattered about the midden were stone flakes with the typical characteristics of Aboriginal stone flakes, the result of making [...]

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Posted in Outback on May 30th, 2011 by Laurie  9 comments   

Damper and Black Tea – Andamooka Waterhole, Outback South Australia

In 1858, John Mcdouall Stuart, the great Australian inland explorer, accompanied by George Forster and an unnamed Aboriginal guide, camped at Andamooka Waterhole which in these days is on Andamooka Station in outback South Australia.
Andamooka Waterhole was my introduction to John McDouall Stuart, my adventure hero, you could say, so this camping spot of [...]

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Posted in Outback on May 29th, 2011 by Laurie  3 comments   

Camping Rough – Outback South Australia

It was quite late in the day by the time I got away from Arcoona Homestead on the quadbike, heading north as part of my outback South Australia photography adventure.
With traveling time for the day short, I was pushing the limits a bit in that I saw a good camping spot with some firewood and [...]

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 29th, 2011 by Laurie  1 comment   

Photo Trip to Red Lake – Outback South Australia

Riding the quadbike, I carry the P&S camera down my shirt, hanging by the strap around my neck, of course.
The SLR camera is in the box on the rear rack and takes a bit more to get out to use.
This set of images is a bit rough, many of them taken while wearing my stack [...]

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 25th, 2011 by Laurie  1 comment   

Camp Recipe – Corn and Tuna Pancake

Here’s a great camp tucker recipe from my wife and refined for outback use by myself.
Corn and Tuna Pancake
Ingredients:
1 small tin of corn kernals
1 small tin of tuna
Half a shake bottle of pancake mix
A little extra water
Method
Shake the dry pancake mix a bit to loosen it up and tip into a suitable bowl.
Add the corn [...]

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 25th, 2011 by Laurie     

Clean-Up Day – Outback South Australia

Clean up day today! Yes, clean up me and all my dirty clothes.
The day started overcast, but the sun did break through half an hour after sunrise, for a short time and has broken through the increasing cloud several times.
No rain since daylight.
Well, about mid morning when it was the warmest it’s been all day, [...]

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 24th, 2011 by Laurie     

Outback Toilet

Well, you need to understand that going to the toilet when camping rough in outback Australia is pretty hard for a bloke who likes to sit and contemplate life in general and the world at large.
There’s not a tree in sight to the horizon but privacy isn’t an issue with nobody around to hide from [...]

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Posted in Camping on May 24th, 2011 by Laurie     

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