Leonie, Angus, Jack and Kylie

Lake Eyre Trip – April 2011

When: April 2011

Who: Vic & Leonie, Mark & Kylie, Angus & Jack, John (Whippet) & Marian

4 vehicles travelled from Adelaide through the Flinders Ranges via Marree to Lake Eyre, then back via William Creek, Coober Pedy, Lake Gairdner National Park, the Gawler Ranges, Baird Bay then back to Adelaide.

It’s taken 4.5 years to get these photos up, so Kylie, here they are in time for Christmas 2015!

The 12 days of Christmas from Lake Eyre…

Map showing trip area

Map showing trip area

To see the photos on Google, click here.

 

Angus & Jack on Lake Gairdner

The Twelve Days of Christmas from Lake Eyre

This is for you Kylie!

Lake Eyre photos from April 2011 in time for Christmas 2015!

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

A photo frooooom Lake Eyre

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

2 bro’s a handstanding
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me..

Three people wandering

Two bush mechanics

and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Four people pondering
Three rock climbers
Two love birds
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Five people lost
Four flying flags
Three lake dwellers
Two spiky plants
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Six sleepy campers
Five foot steps
Four bush walkers
Three life savers
Two bird watchers
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Seven tired travellers
Six million flies
Five wild brumbies
Four creek campers
Three more photos
Two bros chillin’
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Eight happy campers
Seven spectacular sunsets
Six thousand fish
Five O’Clock drinks
Four paw prints
Three brilliant hues
Two pink ladies
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre (Lake Gairdner actually)

 

 

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Nine thousand cockatoos
Eight spider legs
Seven stumps for Kylie
Six cooks
Five lake explorers
Four wheel driving
Three fire lovers
Two inch ants
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Ten toe pushups
Nine yards
Eight rock obelisks
Seven scorpions
Six morning teas
Five highs
Four cows
Three inch lizards
Two master chefs
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Eleven flying birds
Ten gallon hat
Nine sunrises
Eight breakfasts
Seven million year old rocks
Six lost people
Five sea lions
Four legged bearded dragons
Three excited travellers
Two cicada shells
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Twelve million stars
Eleven great campsites
Ten fingers flying
Nine engine inspections
Eight great spits
Seven thousand saltbushes
Six kilometres that way!
Five cool dudes
Four drinks later
Three bush walkers
Two best friends
and a photo frooooom Lake Eyre

Albany Trip Dec-Jan 2015

After spending Christmas in Adelaide, we decided to drive across the Nullarbor to surprise Leonie’s sisters Marie and Helen in Albany. We’ve done the trip across from Adelaide to Albany about four times now, leaving 5am and stopping just before sunset, travelling about 1450 Kms. We camped just past Madura off the highway at a marked camping spot where there were plenty of sites to choose from.

 

The next morning we headed off very early about 4am. You know you’re in WA at Christmas time when you pass some bright orange flowers known as WA’s Christmas Tree, or Nuytsia Floribunda. We had to stay in stealth mode so there was no texting or facebooking to be done on the journey in case we let it slip that we were on our way. We arrived at Marie and Ian’s place in Kendenup, near Mount Barker around 8:30pm. We just took pot luck that they were home. They were very surprised to say the least. Not wasting any time, Ian and I headed off to catch some marron from his dam. Marie had teased that they were eating Marron pizza on Christmas Day so the joke was ok, you want some, come and get it! We did!

 

 

 

Lots more to add…the story will continue later!

In the meantime, see all the photos on Google here.