Late February, I took a flight into Melbourne to meet a friend of mine. There was a plan in the making, an idea taking shape for the future. We were doing a test run for an outback adventure - a two and a half week trip, four wheel driving through some of Australia's most rugged and beautiful landscapes. On a rough calculation, the return journey was about 5,765kms, maybe more! An amazing effort for my friend, seasoned professional and four wheel driving expert.
Our journey began in the inner city suburb of Carlton, car packed up, we set off. The first leg was from Melbourne to Adelaide. We stopped here overnight, before making our way to Coober Pedy. I do need to admit that any road trip with me, is always going to be filled with stops and detours. For some it can get a bit tedious, but lucky for me, my travelling companion (Geoff) also has an adventurous spirit.
On route to Coober Pedy, we made a few stops along the way - a road side rest stop to check out Island Lagoon in the distance, lunch at Lake Hart and we even stopped to watch amazing rain clouds forming in the distance.