2013 Central Australia & Queensland

The following set of images are not an exhaustive, nor boring, slide show, but rather, a chronology of the trip with just one photo of each place where we spent time.

Coober Pedy

An underground home. The temperature in these underground homes stays at 24 degrees C (72F) all year round despite desert extremes of cold and hot weather.

An underground home. The temperature in these underground homes stays at 24 degrees C (72F) all year round despite desert extremes of cold and hot weather.

Uluru

Uluru, perhaps Australia's most identifiable icon.

Uluru, perhaps Australia’s most identifiable icon.

Alice Springs

A camel ride in Alice Springs. It's a good thing Camels are vegetarian.

A camel ride in Alice Springs. It’s a good thing Camels are vegetarian.

Aileron Roadhouse

On the Stuart Highway travelling north from Alice Springs. The man stands 17 metres tall (56ft).

On the Stuart Highway travelling north from Alice Springs. The man stands 17 metres tall (56ft).

Stuart Highway

Road Hazards. Road Trains and cyclists, particularly when you meet them at the same time.

Road Hazards. Road Trains and cyclists, particularly when you meet them at the same time.

Katherine

Camped at Ketherine.

Camped at Katherine.

Kakadu National Park

The crocodile is eyeing off a boat load of potential dinners.

The crocodile is eyeing off a boat load of potential dinners.

Adelaide River

Adelaide River War Memorial where the first Australian citizens killed in WWII on Australian soil on 19th February 1942 are buried alongside WWII service men and women.

Adelaide River War Memorial where the first Australian citizens killed in WWII on Australian soil on 19th February 1942 are buried alongside WWII service men and women.

Darwin

B52 at The Darwin Aviation Museum. Darwin also has a WWII Museum.

B52 at The Darwin Aviation Museum. Darwin also has a WWII Museum.

Darwin

A day at the races. Sadly, the event was abandoned after a jockey died after falling during the 5th race.

A day at the races. Sadly, the event was abandoned when a jockey died after falling during the 5th race.

Daly Waters

Dayly Waters Pub

Barkly Homestead

Sunrise at Barkly Homestead.

Sunrise at Barkly Homestead.

Barkly Homestead

Barkly Highway. Road Hazard.

Barkly Highway. Road Hazard.

Mt. Isa

Mt. Isa. It is what it is.

Mt. Isa. It is what it is.

Kynuna

Kynuna. In the middle of nowhere.

Kynuna. Sunset in the middle of nowhere.

Nowhere

More of nowhere and a lot more to come.

More of nowhere and a lot more to come.

Longreach

It's Springtime and the birds are blooming.

It’s Springtime and the birds are blooming.

Longreach Flowers

It’s hard to grow flowers in the desert

Longreach Hotel

However, if you just add water ………!

Emerald

Sunrise through a mist near Emerald.

Sunrise through a mist near Emerald.

Tropic of Capricorn

Latitude 23°26′14.1″ Tropic of Capricorn near Rockhampton.

Latitude 23°26′14.1″
Tropic of Capricorn near Rockhampton.

Nerimbera

WWII St. Christopher's non denominational open air chapel built in 1943 by US soldiers at an R&R and convalescent camp at Nerimbera near Rockhampton.

WWII St. Christopher’s non denominational open air chapel built in 1943 by US soldiers at an R&R and convalescent camp at Nerimbera near Rockhampton.

Flushing Meadow

A different perspective.

A different perspective.

Kinka Beach

Some trees deserve to be photographed.

Some trees deserve to be photographed.

Happy Hour is much the same wherever you camp.

Happy Hour is much the same wherever you camp.

Brisbane

Redland Bay Sunset, Brisbane.

Redland Bay Sunset, Brisbane.

Tenterfield

Tenterfield Saddler. Premises of George Woollnough, grandfather of Peter Allen and subject of Peter Allen's song "Tenterfield Saddler".

Tenterfield Saddler. Premises of George Woollnough, grandfather of Peter Allen and subject of Peter Allen’s song “Tenterfield Saddler”.

Parkes

The Dish.  Subject of  the movie of the same name portraying the role of The Dish in NASA's Apollo moon landing.

The Dish. Subject of the movie of the same name portraying the role of The Dish in NASA’s Apollo moon landing.

Tocumwal

Murray River at Tocumwal

Murray River at Tocumwal