Plan B

On September 5, 2010 by Simon Fleming
Mindil Beach, Darwin

About a month ago I returned from a four week, 10,000km four wheel driving & camping trip away with some great mates – the trip was aptly named “Plan B” because it was literally that. Originally we had intended to go to Cape York but changed due to time constraints and lots of water potentially adding to the detours we might need to take…   what we didn’t realise was how apt that name was to be.

the Plan B crew at El Questro

It seemed almost every where we went we faced detours due to flooding, walks closed because of new time limits, towns booked out because of shows etc etc etc. We probably saw and drove through more water, and took more detours than we would have it we had stuck to the original plan truth be told but that just added to the adventure. 2000km of detours, lots of crazy weather and more mud than we knew what to do with… it wasn’t exactly what we expected but it definitely was ‘plan B’.

In a nut shell we went from Adelaide, South Australia through to Alice Springs via a lot of far north outback South Australia, which was very wet & muddy, then out to the Kimberly region of Western Australia (not via the Tanami Desert which was flooded), then back across to Darwin, back down through the Centre, and home via lots more mud & the Flinders Ranges. I wont go into details as you can read all about that on Tiffany Downing’s blog she did on the trip http://topendtrip2.blogspot.com , but here are some images…

morning on the Oodnadatta Track
 nothing beats a camp fire in the middle of nowhere
northern Bungles

chopper flight..  yee haaar!
chillin’ at a waterfall in the NT

lots of this on the way home…

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