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Sep 1, 2006 - Litchfield to Mataranka

Litchfield to Mataranka (429km) We had great trouble getting up this morning, as for the first time in weeks it was actually cold last night. Having said that Tim was too hot this morning, whilst I was too cold even with my bed socks and PJs on. It was actually warmer outside than inside, and once we got moving it was a beautiful day. We were embarking on the first of 3 days of long drives, so we were a bit disappointed with our late start. However, once under way we started heading south, with the sun behind us which made for much more...

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Van rolling to Oz

Nov 9, 2005 - Mataranka

We were again up early as the van inevitably turned into an oven with the sun's first rays of the morning. We tried to find somewhere to swim but with no joy so our first stop was Newcastle Waters that the Lonely Planet said was a "fascinating ghost town" which is "worth a detour" - the writer of this has clearly never been there! Our next stop was the pub in Daly Waters, made famous as the pub in the Crocodile Dundee movies. We had a drink and a look around at all the various memorabilia covering every inch of wall and ceiling space, left...

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