Central Australia has land formations that go way beyond one’s imagination. One of these wonders, the highlight of our adventures in the Centre, is Kings Canyon. Many thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi for giving me the opportunity to share the T-Team’s adventures in Central Australia.
STANDLEY CHASM — Angkerle Atwatye
G’day, Lee-Anne Marie here from Australia. First of all, many thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi who has offered the opportunity to post the T-Team adventures now as a series for all to enjoy travel in Australia.
[This time we travel back in time to 1977, when Mr. B, a wealthy man used to comfort and luxury, together with his son, Matt, took on the challenges of roughing it camping with the T-Team. During our intrepid travels with Mr. B, we visited Standley Chasm. This stunning chasm is about 50km west of Alice Springs and is one of the first of many beautiful sites to visit in the MacDonnell Ranges.]
Mr. B slowed the Rover and eased it into a park joining the line of cars, land rovers, and buses awaiting their owners’ return. The T-Team piled out of the Rover and in single-file, followed Dad along the narrow track heading towards Standley Chasm. In the twists and turns of the trail that hugged the dry creek bed, I spotted ferns in the shadow of rock mounds the colour of yellow ochre, and ghost gums sprouting out of russet walls of stone. Hikers marched past us returning to the car park.
Many thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi who has offered the opportunity to post the T-Team adventures now as a series for all to enjoy travel in Australia.
[The T-Team with Mr B — In 1977, Dad’s friend Mr Banks and his son, Matt (not their real names), joined Dad, my brother (Rick) and me on this journey of adventure. I guess Dad had some reservations how I would cope… But it soon became clear that the question was, how would Mr B who was used to a life of luxury cope?]
Tnorala — Gosses Bluff Range
Thanks a lot to Mohamad al Karbi who invited me to post my travel diary on his page
September 13, 2016 – The alarm clock is at four, but after the journey to Bergamo, the flight Bergamo-Trapani with Ryanair, a little ‘transfer and the hydrofoil, we arrive in Favignana to the village Punta Longa at lunchtime. The place is very cozy, a few little houses in the green overlooking the sea.
For a first exploration in the area we stop to eat in a small kiosk right on the rocks. The choice of dishes is not exciting, the bill is salty. We taste the sea of the beautiful bay of Marasolo, where the colors of the water have all the shades of blue, then we try to reach Cala Azzurra by bike, but it is too far. We go to the village of Favignana to make some food purchases, and we return in the evening for dinner in La Lampara restaurant: abundant portions, quality a little disappointing.
Spilt Peanuts of Windy Gorge, Kata Tjuta*
[Excerpt from The T-Team with Mr B: Central Australian Safari 1977.
The T-Team and how it all began. 1977, and Mr B and son (not their real names), unaccustomed to the joys and pitfalls of roughing it, joined the T-Team on their first adventure into Central Australia.]
Dad huffed and puffed as he hauled his weary body into the Land Rover.
The immediate advantage of living in Morecambe is the glorious sea air which is much cleaner and fresher than the city streets clogged with petrol fumes.
It is so pleasant to live where the bay is just round the corner and down the road!