Hi everyone it has been a long time since I last published a post so let me give you a update of what's been going on. Well, when I was writing the last entry on Alice Springs the computer crashed while I was downloading the pictures and we couldn't get it run again. When we reached Darwin we discovered the Mother board and hard drive were fried. The short version of the story is it took a few weeks to fix and we lost everything on it, the moral of this story is to avoid disappointment never every forget to back up your computer regularly!
So we left Alice Spring heading north for Darwin, after a few hours we drove 70km off the Stuart Hwy and stopped at Gem Tree for 2 nights. Fantastic remote spot with Garnet and Zircon fields, we had fun fossicking and met some great people, we left we a nice little selection of Garnets. Determined to reach warmer weather we drove 5hrs to the Devils Marbles. A spectaular sunset over amazing rock formations, some loitering dingos and an even more spectacular sunrise to morning yoga on top of the marbles. it is no longer cold
Another 5hrs north to a road side stop at New Castle Waters (we dont unhitch the car on these one night stops), very busy spot that is so close to the Hwy that you could almost feel the van shake as the road trains drove past! - not recomended, though the boys loved getting the road trains to toot there very loud horns as the flew past. Its feeling warmer.