Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dad and Mike

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Been awhile - but I plan to be around a long time !!

Hi People ,

Its now 2103.

Been sometime since I added some pictures.

Heres some new ones.

Lots of things. Touring Kakadu, skipper of Duckabout and

Linda and I just drove 10000 klms around OZ with our trusty Hyundai and Teardrop camper.

Also some pics of family - and granddaughter Erin

Enjoy!









Friday, April 22, 2011

Australian Heli Safari March 2011



























































































Friday, April 06, 2007

Conde Nast Traveller Magazine Story






It's late March 2007.
I meet up with Tom Huth - writer from Conde Nast USA and Len and Dianne - photographers from New York. The aim is to travel north from Broken Hill into the Simpson Desert to Birdsville , then around Lake Eyre to Coober Pedy and finish in Alice Springs.
The story we are doing will focus on outback pubs, characters and landscapes.
Landrover Australia provided us with a near new Discovery to do the trip.
5,000 klms later -- not even a flat tyre - faultless performance!
We did not count on rain in the desert - this made the trip all the more memorable!!

Conde Nast Traveller magazine will publish the story in the near future.

Inaugural Ghan to the Never Never Journey

March 2007 saw 17 intrepid travellers board the Historic Ghan railroad for a journey to Darwin - then on into the Never Never country of the Northern Territory.

We retraced the epic journey of Jeannie Gunn who travelled from Melbourne to Darwin - then south bound to Elsey Station by train, horse and buggy and sometimes on foot, over a century ago. Her story is well recorded in her classic tome - 'We of the Never Never.'

We met the Aboriginal land owners of Elsey Station, swam in clear springs , witnessed the Wet Season at it's best - and stayed in classic bush accommodation.

Due to the overwhelming response - the trip will be run again in 2008.

See some photos of the journey below...

Ghan to the Never Never

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Wangi Falls - Litchfield National Park - February 2007

Hi travellers,
Have been on the road a bit lately!
Last few months we have been in the Top End of Australia on a few assignments - also a trip to the southern states. Of note - I did a five day four wheel drive safari across the Top into Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield with a couple from USA.
Accompanying us to write a story
about the awesome Wet Season was award winning Travel Writer - Dan Scott.
You can read Dan's account by clicking on
http://travelaustralia.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=229911

Edith Falls - Nitmiluk National Park


Great time to be here - so few people!!

Dan and a black headed python


Nourlangie Rock





Sunset - Victoria


In February I did a tour through Victoria - my home state.
My great great grandfather settled in Bendigo from England and my Mum was born in Ballarat --so it was great to get back to my roots.
I even swam in a stream that I last swam in as a little tacker nearly 40 years ago!
Bushfires had ravaged some of the areas we travelled through - and we hope for recovery and more rain in drought areas.

Bushfires - Victoria - King Valley


Here's looking at you kid - oops sheep!


Poodle on tour - Daylesford


Sovereign Hill - Victoria


Sovereign Hill - Victoria


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dinosaur footprints - Broome

Had an exciting trip in a Hovercraft this year to view these dinasaur footprints embedded in the rock.
Location : Broome WA. Posted by Picasa

Hovercraft - Broome


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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Filming Bill Harney

Late June 2006 we went out again to Victoria River country to camp out with old Bill Harney of the Wardaman people. We continued our film work documenting Bills stories and rock art sites so these can be passed on to future generations. Posted by Picasa

Campfire Corroboree

We were priveged to have two Elders of the Managarrayi people come to sing around our campfire - Yunburruk and Gunjuk - two sisters who told of us about seeing white people for the first time - 'Grook Grook' they called him - Ghost. Posted by Picasa