• Australian Pelican landing along the Cooper Creek

Lake Eyre 2 – Birdlife and Pelicans in the Outback

Our first activity after getting our campsite nicely setup and cozy, was to take a 2 day aerial flight to see what the flooding looked like from the air, and to look for pelicans. With water from Queensland seeping into the normally dry outback country, the pelicans found rich waterways and feeding grounds. How they know where water in the […]

  • Cooper Creek crossing Birdsville Track flooded with water at sunrise

Lake Eyre 1 – Following the Water

Have you ever wondered what a massive lake in the middle of the flat dry Australian desert looks like?  Can you even begin to imagine what or where this famed lake is? Lake Eyre for those who know where it is geographically conjures visions of expansive dry salt fields beside the red sand dunes of the great Simpson Desert. And the Lake Eyre […]

  • Yorkeys cave after

Goodbye Yorkeys

03 April 09 (22:09)

At the eve of our departure, the neighbor’s music blares and we think to ourselves, good riddance.  This is the last night we will sleep in this house and we’re so happy.  Can’t wait to get out of here and we are off tomorrow!  This expedition could not have come at a […]

  • Stella packing 2

All packed up and places to go

25 March 09 (02:21 am)

The house is empty. Well, almost. The removalists efficiently packed our furniture into their truck, and in two hours flat, had everything in storage. It pays to hire the experts and not have to do the heavy lifting ourselves, and break our backs in the process!  We’ve taken stills to see […]

  • Archival slides for the trashbin

Yorkey’s Knob, Cairns (home)

3 March 09 (00:15 am)

This is the second night in a row I could not fall asleep.  The clock is ticking and the days are rushing and before I know it, it’s time to leave. We are preparing to pack our entire household and put everything in storage for a year. Our WWF Coral Triangle […]