Archive for October, 2014


Bulldust holes are something we’ve regularly encountered on outback roads and, although sometimes dangerous, they make for great photo opportunities. I took this series up near Weipa on Cape York. It’s called bulldust as these soft patches on an otherwise hard gravel road resemble the loose soil trampled by cattle in stockyards. Of courses taking […]

Up the Telegraph Track

Cape York’s Old Telegraph Track is one of those legendary, must-do 4WD tracks and was top of our bucket list for our Australian lap. Between 1885 and 1962 this was the route of the telegraph line and the only means of communication for those living on the remote cape peninsula. It has basically never been […]

Cape Upstart

In 1770 Captain Cook made his way along the north eastern coast of Australia naming landmarks as he went. One of these bays south of the modern-day locale of Townsville (Queensland) he called Cape Upstart, “because being surrounded with low land it starts or rises up singley at the first making of it …. Inland […]