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The German Boomerang Champion

Kms travelled: 5265 WINS:  Peace Gorge at Meekatharra turned out to be unexpectedly awesome Finally have set-up and pack-up down to a half-hour exercise Met the German Boomerang Champion and his Broome bicycle, helped him fix his email LOSSES: Zeus found two dead cats and took quite some convincing to leave them in situ Left…

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Bravo Zulu Tango

(Yes that is an IKEA footstool in the picture and it has been the most useful thing I brought on this trip.) Kms travelled: 4344 Days on road: 30 WINS: The magnificent Paul at Automotive Maintenance Solutions spent two days working on the beloved Buzti Laroo and we are now BACK ON THE ROAD Albert…

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Port Hedland Groundhog Day

Our regular program has been interrupted by this special presentation… If you find yourself stuck in Port Hedland for a period of time, I have investigated and can report back on the best way to spend a day in the hope that much like Bill Murray, living a perfect day might unlock escape from the…

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Karijini and the window proposition

Kms travelled: 3878 WINS: Kermit’s Pool is probably my all time favourite place on earth Saw my first ‘uncommon’ flower, a Giralia, after a particularly tough climb out of Circular Pool Found my USB-to-mini-USB cord, HOORAY Toe is better, blinker has spontaneously repaired, Karijini Eco resort is awesome  LOSSES Rear view mirror fell off. Thanks,…

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How I came to be the IT help desk for the Coffin Cheaters and other stories

Kms travelled: 3065 Captain’s log: it is 17 days since departure. The men (Zeus) are holding up well, exploring the local landscape and occasionally taking trinkets (aka old bones.)  WINS:  The drive from Nanuturra to Tom Price was probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. Everyone should do it, with Copperhead Road playing. Turn…

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Home Tux

It’s a full moon tonight. Makes sense, we left Perth on a new moon and those first few nights at Sandy Cape were seriously dark. Still in Exmouth (get the anagram in the title? Get it? Get it? Oh. You got it.) WINS:  A beautiful dog sitter called Johanna looked after El Zeuser so I…

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Pancakes and yoga mats.

Thirteen days was the length of the Cuban missile crisis. It’s also the length of time since Zeus and I left Perth. Kms travelled: 2207 Current location: eating pancakes at the Cadillac Bar in Exmouth. Poor Zeus had to stay at camp where he is busy excavating. WINS: Got myself unbogged with a yoga mat…

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Quobba a bluff?

Captain’s log, day 9 Wins:  Filled up the jerry can with fuel without looking like a noob. Feel hardcore now Successfully put up tent on howling southerly with some very creative pegging and octopus straps Found first souvenir: perfect clam shells from Quobba station. Losses: Was wondering why floor of tent was so dirty… Turns…

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