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Dear ones,

In case any of you were wondering, we’ve had news about the cable part.  It’s here in Alice and, all things being equal, we will be vacating tent living tomorrow after another effort to unpack and repack before the big desert trek begins on Thursday.

Thus, Wednesday will be a day of packing, stocking up on food and for me, coming to terms with the prospect of no internet communication for at least a week. I may have to revert to pen and paper!

So, three days across the desert, much of which will be spent convincing some in our party that camping at Wolfe Creek Crater near the end of that route will not invoke scenes of horror.

Once we hit Halls Creek, we will officially be in the Kimberley. It’s been three weeks out and already I’m homesick. Too soon?

In other news, there is a Rugby League match on tomorrow evening. I am outnumbered in terms of my origin. Wish me well.

There is much of the Old Ghan’s history collected along its now defunct train line. Here in Alice Springs, a museum is set up at the old Stuart railway siding.

Ghan interior 4

Old Ghan train interior 2

Steam train

The National Museum of Transport with its truckies’ Hall of Fame has some interesting interiors.

As I am not one of these (and hence did not buy the T-shirt), I amused myself with the camera again.

Truckie girl t-shirtNational Transport Museum - interior

Transport Museum floorNational Truck Museum - plates