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WELCOME


to an Australian roundabout roadtrip

on well-trod tracks, some unchartered

  ...Sue + Ian             

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WELCOME


to an Australian roundabout roadtrip

on well-trod tracks, some unchartered

  ...Sue + Ian             

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about this site


CircleOz began as an across-Australia notion, a vague plan to head into the wild blue yonder at the end of February 2017. Since then, things have stopped and started as time and life permit.

A circle? Mmmm, it has certainly turned out a little more complicated than initially mooted... so let's just see how it goes...

The fact is, we currently may be here or there.

about this site


CircleOz began as an across-Australia notion, a vague plan to head into the wild blue yonder at the end of February 2017. Since then, things have stopped and started as time and life permit.

A circle? Mmmm, it has certainly turned out a little more complicated than initially mooted... so let's just see how it goes...

The fact is, we currently may be here or there.

 

 

The overall thinking was to firstly follow our noses (and the setting sun), with worthwhile detours due to some unexpected signpost or welcome tip-off along the way - to see everything that needs to be seen in this Antipodean island-oddity we've always called home... and all with the luxury of a `fluid' timeframe, a basic plan and an approximate route.

Eventually the website morphed into a wishlist, the planned, the maybe and actual, random scribbles and imagery - a living thing - subject to change from day to day, as is the real way of the world.

Initially the photos here are of days gone by, as we've been lucky to have already traveled to here and there - a scattering of picture-thoughts and captured moments in time, snippets of previous Australian adventures, of holidays, meanderings, accidental stopovers and visits.

The photos to come will be new, replacing the old. The videos are new, fledglings really, but hopefully of more interest as we go.

There will be updates from month to month including a `planned' route, subject to change of course. 

There are also VIDEOS and PHOTO FAVOURITES HERE.

And oh yes... THERE IS A BLOG, and a changing page WHERE ARE WE NOW?

 
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all about us


Two Australian wanderers,

calling Melbourne Bayside `home'

all about us


Two Australian wanderers,

calling Melbourne Bayside `home'

Cable Beach, Western Australia _ iancochrane

Fitzgerald River, Western Australia _ iancochrane

about Sue

A reader, mum and draughtsman. 

Life-likes include... some sort of order, with little regard for time; Yoga, Scrabble and shoes... and number one son.

 

about Sue + Ian

Life-likes include... the environment, animals, art and architecture, wine, film, food and friends, theatre, design, music, coffee, cycling and walking, hiking, humanity, health and travel... not always in the same order.

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about Ian

A writer, reader and draughtsman. 

Life-likes include... punctuality within the realm of an organized mess; Pilates, beer - and blogs... including but not limited to iancochrane.com.au  TravelnRavel.com

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november to december 2017


Alice Springs to Melbourne as first planned... and home for Christmas

november to december 2017


Alice Springs to Melbourne as first planned... and home for Christmas

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october 2017


Darwin to Alice Springs as first planned... off and running

october 2017


Darwin to Alice Springs as first planned... off and running

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august/september 2017


Normanton to Darwin as first planned

august/september 2017


Normanton to Darwin as first planned

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july/august 2017


Birdsville to Normanton as first planned

july/august 2017


Birdsville to Normanton as first planned

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

QUEENSLAND - OUTBACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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july 2017


Cape York to Birdsville as first planned

july 2017


Cape York to Birdsville as first planned

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - OUTBACK

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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june 2017


Townsville to Cape York as first planned

june 2017


Townsville to Cape York as first planned

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

QUEENSLAND - NORTH COAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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april/may 2017


Byron Bay to Townsville, as first planned

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march 2017


Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, as first planned

march 2017


Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, as first planned

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home away from `home'


Series 78 Troopy truck with just enough creature comforts

home away from `home'


Series 78 Troopy truck with just enough creature comforts

 

TRUCK - 2014 Toyota Series 78 Troop Carrier GXL 4x4 SUV Diesel 4.5L Turbo, 5-Speed Manual. 180L extended range 2-part fuel tank, cruise control, bullbar, recovery points, winch and side steps

NAVIGATION (PLANNING) - OziExplorer Waypoint/Track mapping software for PC 

Hema Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection for PC 

NAVIGATION (EN-ROUTE) 

Hema 4WD Maps app 

Hema Desert Tracks Atlas and Guide

Alpine INE-W960A Audio Visual Unit with Sat Nav on-road /off-road Maps and reversing camera 

COMMUNICATIONS

inReach Satellite Communicator 

GME UHF CB Radio system and aerial 

VISUAL -

FYRLYT 5000 Driving Lights

FIT-OUT - by Trakka, including Low Profile Elevating Roof, insulated composite construction and gas strut assisted lift, roof bed, standing room height and cabin space. Polyester sleeve sides with screen ventilation. High pressure laminated cabinets and drawers. Insulated floor. Double burner spirit stove, portable sink basin, 50L 12/240 volt compressor fridge/freezer. 70L pressurized hot and cold water supply. Rollout side awning. Roof-mounted solar panels.

REAR ANNEXE - Kirra Awning Tent

WHEELS - Dunlop SP Road Gripper F 7.5 R16LT 114/112P with steel Split Rims 

ARB portable Air Compressor and gauge 

Tyrepliers Engineering Puncture repair kit, includingsplit rim safety harness

- Hi-Lift Jack, Bottle Jack and wooden base

Kaymar Twin Spare Mounting Kit and Rear Bumper

RECOVERY GEAR ARB Premium Recovery Kit

 

a bayside beginning


Melbourne Bayside, Victoria,  Australia

a bayside beginning


Melbourne Bayside, Victoria,  Australia