Category Archives: Expeditions

Leg 8 – down the east coast

We made it from Camooweal to Townsville in one day, but ended up arriving in Townsville quite late. I couldn’t call on my Townsville mates at this ungodly hour, so we headed north and camped in Paluma Range National Park. … Continue reading

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Leg 7 – Katherine to Mt Isa

From the Central Kimberley we headed up the Great Northern Highway and back into Kununurra. We caught up with a mate overnight, then headed towards Katherine (where we caught up with another mate – it’s good having mates all over … Continue reading

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Leg 6 – Central Kimberley

Mornington Sanctuary We headed straight from the Mitchell Plateau down to Mornington Sanctuary. Mornington is operated by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) as a conservation reserve. Typical central Kimberley habitat.

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Pride and punnery, with added flummery

Flummery is a sweet soft pudding made from stewed fruit and thickened with cornstarch. Traditional British flummeries were, like porridge, often oatmeal-based and cooked to achieve a smooth and gelatinous texture; sugar and milk were typically added, and occasionally orange … Continue reading

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Leg 5 – the Mitchell Plateau

The Mitchell Plateau is one of those places I’ve dreamed of visiting since I first heard about it. It’s an area of high endemism, meaning that there are biological entities found there and nowhere else. Obviously the endemic biological entities … Continue reading

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Leg 4 – Kununurra

From Kakadu, we headed south to Katherine and west along the Victoria Highway. We camped overnight on the side of the road and awoke to the sounds of purple-crowned fairy-wrens (Malurus coronatus ). This was a bird we were hoping … Continue reading

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Leg 3 – Kakadu National Park

We arrived in Kakadu National Park during the day and set up camp in one of the campgrounds. Then we headed to the Bowali visitor centre to meet up with a mate. We walked into the visitor centre just as … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – Darwin and surrounds

The goal for Darwin was to see some mangrove snakes, but we thought we’d try our luck at a real beast first: Cryptoblepharus cygnatus. We ended up finding it on a retaining wall in the carpark at the Museum and … Continue reading

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