Some excitement at the end of the Cape York trip today.
As we landed at Cairns Airport we saw emergency vehicles. We thought they were training, until they followed our Beechcraft Kingair 200 to the hangar.
It turns out the plane had a minor throttle issue and a full emergency was called. 2 fire renders, an emergency vehicle and 2 airport trucks.
Off to Cape York for an AWC event at Piccaninny Plains on Saturday 23 August. Managed to get an invite due to a last minute cancellation.
First stop Cairns, then a light plane to the sanctuary on Sunday Morning.
Arrived safely in Cairns.
This time Arkaroola in the Northern Flinders Ranges. The Report and pictures are here.
Photos posted from the Scotia Sanctuary visit. The Doc’s first Report is here, a further short Report with lost of pictures here.
Managed to photograph one if these rare wallabies this morning. Saw a brilliant male last night, but photographed the female today.
Saw an emu with chicks today and yesterday.
On the way back from the waterhole yesterday a baby kangaroo was out of the pouch. It was a special moment as it could hardly stand it was so young. It wobbled about and tried 5 or 6 times to get back into the pouch.
This shot is from Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges.
Located in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
So far visited Scotia, Danggali and Chowilla.
Then old mining ruins, then Gammon Ranges NP.
Managed to get a few nice bird photos the last few days. Red capped Robin tucking into a grasshopper today.
Hope to get yellow footed wallaby while at Arkaroola.
Astronomy tour tonight. 5 hour ridge tour tomorrow morning. Maybe even a helicopter ride.
Lake Frome near Gammon Ranges.
It is official, the Adventure has taken The Doc to Worlds End. Photo of Burra Creek Gorge, Worlds End Gorge Road, off Worlds End Highway at Worlds End. In South Australia.
The Doc was told a couple weeks ago the camper trailer would not be delivered. Despite paying the deposit 12 months ago, the first trailer was then stolen and now the replacement will not be delivered. The Doc has been been urgently modifying the car and organising a replacement trailer.
The Patrol now has a fridge installed and a couple of other modifications.
The new trailer has been ordered and will be picked up next month, with any luck. The Excellent Venture is back on course.
The Doc is back on the road today. Out to AWC’s Scotia Sanctuary then into South Australia, mostly the Flinders Ranges and Wilapena Pound, perhaps Eyre Peninsula.
The final region of KI, the North Coast. Some special places in this part of the Island, Western Cove and Pebbly Beach being favourites. Read Report here.
The North Coast Report was too long, so the Cape Borda Region of KI has been carved out. Read the Report here.