Monthly Archives: April 2015

The road to Alice…part three.

Saturday morning we got up at around eight and explored the township of Yulara. It really is a little town: hairdresser, bank, post office etc. It has to have all the amenities because the bulk of the tourists fly directly … Continue reading

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The road to Alice…part two

We left Laverton on the second day at 6.45 am. The sealed road turned to dirt about ten kilometres in and from there on, it was a matter of picking your line and driving fast enough to skim over the … Continue reading

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The road to Alice…part one

There was driving. Lots of driving. First day was Perth to Laverton and was around eleven hours worth. Laverton doesn’t have a whole lot of anything so we took a room in a very rundown motel. The ‘room’ was actually … Continue reading

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Remember how I said the finger was healing well?

Turns out not so much. It stayed straight for less than a day and then developed brewer’s droop again. I went to the plastic clinic this morning and was told I would be referred back into the medical side of … Continue reading

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Today was a shopping day.

(I need quite a bit of equipment for the new job (they only supply a shirt and, whilst they don’t expect you to outlay for extra stuff, I’ve been doing this job long enough to know what will make my … Continue reading

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Packing up a life for a minimum six months

Stressful. There’s the physical packing: trying to select clothes for both blazing hot and freezing cold temperatures (night temp dips below zero in the desert in winter). Tour resources and extra enhancements are needed. Household items need to be brought … Continue reading

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It’s to be Alice Springs

The other job told me that they didn’t want me as long as my finger was in a splint, even if the splint wearing (at night) didn’t impact my work. I can understand their point of view: if my finger … Continue reading

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