Over the coming months, I'll be travelling around Central Australia as a Remote Lecturer. I will be mainly in the Barkly Region, heading as far afield as Elliott, Lake Nash and Lajamanu and various places a bit closer to Alice Springs, which is my base.
Each week I will drive out on Monday and drive back on Friday.
During this travel, I will see some spectacular countryside, encounter weird and wonderful animals, and of course meet lots of interesting people.
I will endeavour to include maps and points of interest, and provide the readers with photos and videos, alongside the anecdotes and observations.
Come with me via this blog and enjoy the ride.


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Truck passing on Lajamanu Road

This video demonstrates the large plumes of dust that follow trucks on remote roads. Fortunately on this occasion there was a strong wind and the dust was blowing off the road away from my car, making vision good as the truck past. On other occasions, it is impossible to see the road due to the dust for quite some time after the trucks have past. There is only one trailer on this truck, the dust from trucks with three trailers is even thicker and longer. The video is best viewed on YouTube (click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right hand side of the screen).

Travel Safe on NT roads!

Come driving with me from the Stuart Highway to Top Springs

Driving onto the Buchanan Highway

Driving along the Buchanan Highway between the Stuart Highway and Top Springs


Thursday, 9 February 2012

February 13th - 16th Elliott, N.T.

On Monday I set out for the first trip out of Alice Springs. Elliott is north on the Stuart Highway, 762 kms from Alice Springs:

Although I have driven through Elliott before on both work and family trips, this will be the first time I have spent longer than an overnight stay, and the first time I have spent the night in Elliott as previously we have camped at Lake Woods, which is to the south west of the town, even though the turnoff is just to the north of town.
It will be a long drive with an early start, but hopefully I will arrive with time to call in and see a few people to make the following morning a little easier ie. Know where to go and who to see.

Elliott does have mobile coverage according to the Telstra website, so hopefully there will be a post or two from there.