Still Alive Day 50

Bit of a technical glitch (whole friggen’ server hacked by the #%*kers) Climbed Uluru, walked around it and then headed to the Olgas and did the ‘Valley of the Winds’ walk. Met another crazy motorbike rider, a nice young bloke named John Baxter who was on a similar journey. Rode to Coober Pedy and lived […]

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Alice Springs Day 42

Took the ‘Bird around to Desert Edge Honda and had a chat with the very helpful service manager who even knew what a Michelin was ๐Ÿ™‚ but recommended I try Bridgestone Battlax BT 021 as they may be a bit longer wearing for my type of riding. Anyway, they had them in stock and so […]

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Alice Springs Day 41

Somehow managed to drag myself away from Tennant Creek and continued south down the Stuart towards Alice Springs. Using my amazing general knowledge of all things amazing to see in amazing Australia, I almost rode past the amazing ‘Devil’s Marbles’ but the big signs and bypass road sorta caught my eye. Just outside the ‘Marbles’ […]

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Mataranka to Tennant Creek Day 40

Woke up early to try to fix my tent poles, what a job! I think I will throw the whole thing in the bin and buy a new one at Alice Springs. Packed the bike and went up to watch the dude feed the barra. Made the obligatory stop at Daly Waters Pub. Stopped for […]

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Jabiru to Mataranka Day 39

Packed all the bits up at Jabiru (still filthy hot and tent pole broken again) and headed offย  down the return leg of the Kakadu Highway to Pine Creek and Katherine. Fuelled up and thought about where I was going, who cares? and headed to Mataranka. Staying at the same place as Briz and Ivan […]

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Jabiru Day 38

NIGE flag at Jabiru/Kakadu. Went for a tour of the Ranger Uranium Mine. It is a very complex process to extract the uranium from the ore. Went out to Cahills Crossing on East Alligator River and saw a couple of biguns. Around the corner to the Border Store and into Ubirr. Did some other touristy […]

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Kakadu Day 37

Woke up quite early as I was to be picked up at 6:30 for the tour. It was already bloody hot. Shuttle bus arived (late) to pick me up and because I am a single, they feel sorry for me and put me up the front. Bloke announces that they are not doing Jim Jim […]

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Jabiru Day 36

Packed up and headed out of Darwin, was becoming quite attached to my little room and the air-conditioning ๐Ÿ™‚ I would visit Darwin again as I found it to quite a nice little city, more like a country town. Travelled the Arnhem Highway past the big croc at Humpty Doo. And the Post Code no […]

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Darwin Day 35

Went to SkyCity Casino last night for a couple of beers and a look around, VERY relaxed dress code and it could have been in Belfast. Had a quick look at the Mendel Markets but there were thousands ๐Ÿ™‚ of people and there wasn’t anything I wanted to buy or carry. Last day in Darwin […]

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Darwin Day 34

Heard from Boof last night and they were at Winton (where it was cool), heading to Carnarvon Gorge today. Off having a further look around Darwin (it really is a small place) and found an outdoor theatre similar in concept toย  Sun Pictures in Broome. Went down to Fisherman’s Wharf. and then to Darwin Waterfront […]