Red Nomad Tracking Down ‘Journey Jottings’ on her Aussie Odyssey

I received a Tweet from @RedNomadOz on Twitter: And about a week later… I’d been enjoying following the trails and tales of Red Nomad Oz on her blog for some time, when as part of her ‘Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets’ series she sighted #17 at White Cliffs (in outback NSW) along with…“arguably the most remote OZ location to […]

Uluru – The Day I First Laid Eyes on Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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 […]

The First Time I…

  1. The first time… I read a map, was a mud map my mother drew for me as an adventure to take the dog for a walk across the fields, through the spinney, around the edge of the yellow king-cup filled marsh, and up to the woodland that ran along the top of the ridge. 2. […]

Serendipitous Encounters on the Road

What’s the statistical chance of bumping into someone you know when in some far flung land, miles from home? Tales of a Traveller – Serendipitous Encounters Slow Boat to Sumatra We were sailing from Singapore to Sumatra aboard a rubber cargo boat that took just 12 passengers (the number that could fit horizontally on the […]

So, Who is Linda?

The wonderful Craig and Caz Makepiece of yTravel Blog hold a weekly “Post your URL”on their Facebook Page where a random participant is drawn and last week it was —–> ME!!<—– (Linda Fairbairn of Journey Jottings!) They promptly asked me some questions… and this is what I said 😉 1. So, who is Linda? Born in England, I […]

Sun Printing in the Great Sandy Desert

For about 4 years I worked in mineral exploration as a geological draughts-person. Working on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert I was contracting to a company in Perth, Western Australia, who saw the light in sending someone out into the field with the reconnaissance team, who could plot the grids and interpolate the […]