25 August - 11 September, 2021
Several of my wonderful friends, had just had their plans for travelling on the Indian Pacific Train to Western Australia, cancelled for the second year in a row. Thanks Covid19!
Thankfully our state [Queensland] has been able to control any outbreaks and we are free to move within its borders. Sadly the numbers south of the border are rising rapidly.
The girls decided the Western Australian trip needed to be replaced with another Queensland Outback Roadtrip. I was invited along, as were others. Finally our numbers were five and the decision was made to hire a Kia Carnival for the trip. An excellent decision. Comfort, space and noone's car depreciating from the rigors of driving 5606 km in 18 days.
I hope you are ready for the long drive! [read] It was a 'brown' drive. Some of the countryside was showing the brown, healthy grasses of winter, but in too many areas, the brown was that of drought.