12 Days to Darwin

The drive to Darwin really was just that, a long drive. A massive 3434 kms over 12 days. There were no outrageous or extraordinary stories to tell; so here are 50 things we saw/did between Brisbane and Darwin:


Termites. Hot. Chickens ate my dinner. Roma’s biggest bottle tree. Augathella, home of the meat ant. Baz sharing rocks, grass and leaves. Free range baby. Cow poo on windscreen. Skinny wild donkey. Thermal springs. Three-Ways Roadhouse. Homesteads. Tropical Cyclone Owen. NT’s highest pub. Major Mitchell galahs. Bore water. Birthplace of Qantas.  Air-conditioning. Milkshakes. Swimming pools. How do you chew dinner without front? Highway. Border. Baby car seat full of ants. Termite mounds dressed in people clothing. The great dinosaur stampede. Drought. Expensive groceries. 53m road-trains. 747 in the desert. Cane toads. Emus. Black cockatoos. Guinea fowl. Peacocks. Windmills. Flies, so many flies. Scratched knees. Now the master of a sippy cup. Bushfire scars. Mummified cows. Brolgas. Watch your head. Crocodiles. Gorges. Feral bees. Bushwalking. This track is not 1.8km. Southern Rockhole. Waterfalls.


Car in a shipping container


There are 5 comments on this post
  1. Ella
    January 13, 2019, 2:57 am

    Love it

    • Rule
      January 13, 2019, 3:44 am

      Thanks Ella. Its starting to take shape

  2. Sasha
    January 13, 2019, 9:39 am

    Bloody brilliant I chuckled a number of times. Sounds epic. And the photos are spectacular.

    • Rule
      January 13, 2019, 10:43 am

      Aww thanks Sash. Slowly getting there. Building websites is like some kind of voodoo

  3. Rob & Linda Rule
    February 17, 2019, 6:30 am

    Hi Michael, Margie & Baz
    What an adventure you have been having so far. I believe you are in Timor at the moment and more interesting things are happening there.
    We enjoyed reading your posts. We were chatting to your Mum and Amanda yesterday at Aunty Edna’s 90th birthday celebration and Rosemary was telling us about the things that have happened. Life is never dull when you are travelling.
    Take care and keep having a wonderful time. Hope Baz is enjoying the travel too.
    Linda & Rob xx

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