The people began the business of sorrow weeks ago. The beasts, at least twice as high as them, keep their distance. Sounds of the women’s wails echo across the lake. The furry animals would be cute if they weren’t so big, willing to raise hell if cornered. The last one that wandered too close to the grief now roasting […]
My favourite thing about Ellery Creek Big Hole is the lackadaisical name, only Australians would reduce over 300 million years of geological activity to the phrase ‘big hole’. You can’t fault it for accuracy, the water is thought to be up to 27 metres deep in places. I like to imagine that the complex process […]
Despite the fact that I’ve packed up my life, planned a trip to the Aussie Outback, and hit the road — I am fundamentally quite lazy. I had originally planned to camp my way from Sydney to Uluru and this is where things became quite stuck. The idea of setting up camp and packing it […]
Climb to the top of a hill with a friend, giggle until you burst, watch the sun set and a full moon rise, sleep under the stars, live out of an esky, savour the bitter taste of instant coffee boiled on a billy in the mornings, let the wallabies join you, watch the sun rise, go somewhere there’s no reception, sit by a campfire. Simplify life for a bit. Take a break.