Monsters of the Outback… Road Trains

Have you driven Australia’s remote outback roads? Long and seemingly endless, they’re bordered by an expanse of bush vegetation that imperceptibly changes until there’s a sudden realisation you’re driving through a different vegetation zone. (More endless outback road images can be had in my Barkly Tablelands post 😉 ) Some might call the landscape monotonous, but sitting back at the […]

Uluru – The Day I First Laid Eyes on Uluru

After a 3am start to get to the airport for a 5am lift off to Uluru, we left the coastal humidity of Brisbane and flew into Australia’s heart – the Red Centre. Peering down onto the scrubby outback and gouged channel country from 35,000 feet we flew over flooded Lake Eyre and sparkling salt pans […]

Curlews

Australia Photo ~ Bush Stone Curlews, Queensland, Australia If you hear a mournful wailing sound in the night, these are the birds  responsible for the eerie call. Curlews are nocturnal ground feeding birds, which during the day shelter where their plummage will best camouflage them. This family of birds have taken to resting in the grass just outside our […]