August 11, 2003 GMT
Australia 2

Camooweal (28-06-2003) till Kulgera (11-08-2003)

Unfortunately we haven't written our English travelreports about Australia. The pictures of this period are available however and you can see them below to have a small impression about the last leg of our Worldtrip. Also there are brief updates written between the photos.

Route through Northern Territory; 28-06-2003 / 11-08-2003
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Route through Northern Territory; 28-06-2003 / 11-08-2003

The Australian Outback
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The Australian Outback

Some moments in life you can't describe
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Some moments in life you can't describe

The Australian Outback
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The Australian Outback

You have to do something for a nice place to sleep
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You have to do something for a nice place to sleep

An Australian Bush-fire
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An Australian Bush-fire

Everything was not under control
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Everything was not under control

A Gorge at Katherine National Park
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A Gorge at Katherine National Park

Martin with a canoe full of water
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Martin with a canoe full of water

The strange shape of a Boab tree
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The strange shape of a Boab tree

Lake Argyle in Western Australia
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Lake Argyle in Western Australia

Together with Robert, Eric and Willie
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Together with Robert, Eric and Willie

Phil and his 29 year old Ducati
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Phil and his 29 year old Ducati

The Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
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The Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park

Updated: 15 July 2003

We have just arrived in Darwin and leave the bikes untouched for a couple of days to give the bikes and riders both some rest they needed desperately (especially the riders). We tried to avoid the highways as much as possible which is sometimes impossible. We enjoyed the rough camping under the stars and among the cattle. We visited Lake Argyle just over the border in Western Australia and that's as far west as we go. On the way to Darwin we met Rob van Leeuwen, a Dutch overlander on a BMW R1100GS and Eric & WIllie again. After our rest here we're slowly heading down South... toward the colder areas of this country.

Some men likes playing in the sand
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Some men likes playing in the sand

The Cahill River crossing into Arnhemland
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The Cahill River crossing into Arnhemland

Jeannette and Martha (my little prinses)
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Jeannette and Martha (my little prinses)

Tim and Michelle were our resqueing Angels
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Tim and Michelle were our resqueing Angels

It keeps Martin off the road
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It keeps Martin off the road

A Crocodile with a good appetite
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A Crocodile with a good appetite

A nightmare what supposed to be a beautiful day?
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A nightmare what supposed to be a beautiful day?

It was time to go home
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It was time to go home

On top of a Devils Marble
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On top of a Devils Marble

The start of a new day
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The start of a new day

It was if we were back on Sumatra
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It was if we were back on Sumatra

Updated: 1 August 2003

In Alice Springs we decided to take a short break before heading down further South. Darwin turned out to be full of cricket fans who had taken all the hotel rooms, so we had to leave after two days already. In Kakadu NP we had a good time except for witnessing a collision between two cars right in front of us. We experienced the 'laid back' mentallity of the Australian Police which especially Jeannette as an former Police Officer condemned. The long trip South was far from boring but we were happy to enjoy the comforts of civilatsation again, so we are not in a hurry to leave here.

A Thorny Little Devil
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A Thorny Little Devil

We could not believe our eyes
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We could not believe our eyes

The Kings Canyons
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The Kings Canyons

Uluru rock
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Uluru rock

Kata Tjuta
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Kata Tjuta

Dark clouds above us
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Dark clouds above us

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