Gorge Road used to be a 100 km/h zone and we’d do the run from Kangaroo Creek down to the weir in 5 minutes. Now, we appreciate the scenery without the sideways gear grinding and white-knuckle Torana terror. My latest weekendnotes article is here.
Here’s some fun information about camels.
‘Oh wow, um, how…how many do you think there is Darren?’ Jo called. Darren knew that dingoes usually hunt in packs of six or so, he replied ‘Half a dozen maybe.’
The air was cool and dry and the endless blue sky seemed to smile down. The barren horizon shimmered with a coy warning as the dry and dusty camels spat and swore their way around the yard. Rob’s ute barrelled down the road, billowing fine bright dust in fat clouds behind it as it swept…
The dog fence is a 3800km length of wire clinging to the sand in the Australian outback. It meanders menacingly over wretched and sun hammered country, separating the wild dingoes of the outback from the livestock in the settled areas.