Go West, Day 108 – Erldunda

Day 108 Monday 22nd June 2015, -1.5 – 25 degrees Ti Tree to Erldunda We’re woken at 5:00 by the talking thermometer telling us that the temperature is minus 1.5. “Good morning the temperature is minus 1.5″ she keeps on … Continue reading Go West, Day 108 – Erldunda

Go West, Day 105 – Katherine

Day 105 Friday 19th June 2015, 28 degrees in the van Santa never made it into Darwin either. Katherine After I clattered through the van on one foot in the middle of the night hopping from settee to stove to bathroom and back, we decided that it would be best to head for home tomorrow. Darwin can wait for another day. We wake to dozens and dozens of FaceBook messages including the news that our caravan club mates have bombarded the Nitmiluk FaceBook page and demanded our refund and the Nitmiluk Gorge guys finally heeded their requests. It shows the … Continue reading Go West, Day 105 – Katherine

Go West, Day 102 & 103 – Katherine

Day 102Tuesday 16th June 2015, warm Katherine Well surprise of all surprises today we did nothing, went nowhere and caught our breath. It’s one of those nice parks where you can just put your feet up and enjoy the surroundings. Every night here we are entertained by a most impressive air show put on by the RAAF from Tindal Air Base. Just after dark the big jets swoop overhead at such tremendous speed you don’t know where to look for them in the sky. Accom: $40.50 Travelling Kms: 0 Day 103 Wednesday 17th June 2015, humid and hot Katherine The … Continue reading Go West, Day 102 & 103 – Katherine

Go West, Day 101 – Katherine

Day 101 Monday 15th June 2015, 32 and warm Victoria River to Katherine Ah the smell of hay is wafting into the van. The sun turns the escarpments bright red. Kangaroos graze quietly, there are four blue winged kookaburras in the gum tree above. You know the ones that don’t laugh properly and all that comes out is a strange strangled sound. High up on the rock ledges are tall Livingstonia palms. Lorikeets and corellas go bonkers in the gum trees. This is beautiful country, coloured grasses (I’ve gained an appreciation for grasses on this trip) and perky, ooh bugger we’ve … Continue reading Go West, Day 101 – Katherine


June 2015 Katherine in the Northern Territory is the birthplace of champion cyclist Cadel Evans. This is a very tropical town and Shady Lane Caravan Park is all palms and mango trees. I ask the chap at the Katherine Info Centre what the main attractions are in town, apart from the Katherine Gorge of course, and with a big grin he replies “me”. I’ll have to stop asking that question. Continue reading Katherine