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Old 06-23-2014, 02:15 AM   #391
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Hey Dominik,
Enjoying your RR immensely bud! I've been following from day three & hooked ever since. Kudos to you for doing such a trip solo(in a foreign country). Ride safe, enjoy, and keep the stunning reporting & pics coming. Ps: For what it's worth we're sitting smack bang in our winter months here in ZA right now, and temps are hovering in the low single digit minimums & low double digit maximums with plenty of rain(and snow in places) at the moment. Needless to say, your pics of sunny blue skies and perfect riding weather sparks nothing but envy & admiration mate
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Believe me I right now I had some cold nights in the last days down to 2C but still sunny blue skies and 20-25C day time
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:18 AM   #392
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Allow me to second that!
I did a 4 month / 15000 km trip in 2010 with my GF riding pillion on my 950 Adv. We also did Oodnadatta track and Cooper Pedy, and Flinder Ranges on an earlier trip in 2009 (on a Aprilia Capo). Seeing the same places takes me back, and I am happy that you did not miss Tassie, I lived there for five years, love the place, but love the big island too - and miss the outback...!

Safe travels and keep posting!

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Old 06-23-2014, 02:22 AM   #393
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I really enjoy your report Dominik, and your perspective on the Australian outdoors.

I also like that you are taking as long as you want to travel through Australia. Did you simply move there? Quit your job and went for it? How are you able to stay so long? I thought Europeans can stay up to 90 days during a year.
No I can't take as long as I want. I only have a one year visa and I will run out off money at some stage. And yes I quit my job and saved up a lot of money to do this trip.
If you pay for a Visa you can get it for one year.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:41 AM   #394
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Sunday Milo showed me a little bit more of the town but this time undercover :)





After that we tried to repair Milos bike, but we weren't successful because he had a wrong spar part.



Later in the evening we saw that there was something going on at the towns racetrack. So we had a look and discovered that a speedway race was on.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:39 AM   #395
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Hope you're going well mate! Stay safe and enjoy yourself. We might catch up sooner than later, you never know!
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:56 AM   #396
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Hope you're going well mate! Stay safe and enjoy yourself. We might catch up sooner than later, you never know!
I think that pic from right now should be enough as an answer :)

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Old 06-27-2014, 02:57 AM   #397
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Late Monday morning I left Tennant Creek. First I had to stay on the
Stuart Highway but dirt was already within sight. I used the Barkly
Stock Route to avoid the main roads. Nothing too challenging but I
never had to stop for cattle that often before. Because I left Tennant
Creek to late I did not make it as far as I would have liked to so I
had to camp next to the track again.







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Old 06-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #398
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Short after sunrise I went on to get to Cape Crawfort. At the Heartbreak Hotel in Cape Crawfort I fuel up my bike and went on into the Limmen National Park.













Here I had to challenge lots of water crossings that actually had deep water for the first time. One thing I realized: if the water goes up to the indicators even GoreTex boots do not help to keep you feet dry because they fill up from the top and in the tropics the GoreTex stuff take forever to dry.
Nevertheless I coped it all and arrived at Lorrela Springs around lunchtime. Lorrela Springs is a homestead with a campground in the middle of nowhere, but they have a privet property of a 1.000.000 acre with a lot to see. I only did a bit of exploring and went to some warm springs and a billabong. A really cool place to stay and I could understand why some of the guests have already stayed for five weeks.



























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Old 07-01-2014, 01:00 AM   #399
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Heartbreak Hotel is appropriate if they are charging 70 bucks for a slab of XXXX Gold!
aaah, good old XXXX, greatest laxative known to man.

Keep up the good work fella.


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Old 07-01-2014, 02:05 AM   #400
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Heartbreak Hotel is appropriate if they are charging 70 bucks for a slab of XXXX Gold!
aaah, good old XXXX, greatest laxative known to man.

Keep up the good work fella.


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at Lorella they are charging 7 bucks for a can of xxxx! At happy hour!!!
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The following day I went back into the Limmen National Park and went to Mataranka via Roper Bar with a short stop at the Lost City.







Because I arrived too late in Mataranka I wasn't able use the hot springs in town anymore :(
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But I wasn't in a hurry so I spend the how next morning enjoying the springs.



These hot springs were close to what you expect paradise to be and some of the best parts of Australia I have seen. Crystal clear blue water with pleasant 34C good place to spend some time.













Eventually I went on and drove to Katherine where stayed at the Katherine Gorge National Park. The campground was the dearest National Park campground I have ever stayed at with 20$ per night. Okay they had a cold pool but I had just been in hot natural pools so I could not really appreciate that, so I decided to go hiking.



















In the evening I had a nice chat with a group of other travellers. Four out of a group of six had already been to Antarctica and they all had travelled everywhere around the world. I heard many interesting stories. One of them was Aschi http://www.aschiwidmer.ch a Swiss guy who is travelling professionally for a living.

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The NT is backpacker central this time of year, Darwin will be full of them.
Im jealous, I was there this time last year for the first time in years after living there.
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The next morning I went on to Litchfield National Park for one night.















Litchfield has been the best park I have seen on my trip so far. You can swim in waterfall pools in tropical temperatures, is there anything more you could want? Even at night it was still warm enough for a bath in the pool.







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I spend the next morning discovering the remaining sights of the park. But it weren't many because all unpaved roads were still closed.











Then I went on to Darwin where I could finally see the ocean again.



Jacqui http://www.postienotes.com.au on her Postie Bike who I had already met several times all over Australia was in Darwin at the same time. She organized for me that I could stay with Dave.

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