For Any Mapoholics (Like Me) Out There by terryliv

For Any Mapoholics (Like Me) Out There

This morning, we are heading off on a bit of a drive.
The whole idea started when we signed up for a 7 day photography tour of Central Australia that was to start and end at Alice Springs. The tour was being hosted by a very good professional photographer that I did a BIF workshop with.
We really love touring the outback so rather than fly into Alice Springs, we planned to make a proper trip out of it and drive there and back.
In early January, the trip was cancelled because of potential Covid complications but given that we were all wound up for it, we decided to still do the trip and do the tour section on our own. On top of that, since we were not doing the tour, we extended our drive to head up to Kakadu NP as well.
We have previously been to all of the places we will visit this time but it has been many years between drinks for some of them.
In deciding which route to take to Alice Springs, I marked every Queensland road we had travelled on a map and then worked out a route that took us as much as possible on new roads. A lot of the time, you don’t have a choice as there is only one viable route available. As much as possible, we will be staying in towns we have not stayed in before. For the first time, we have booked our accommodation ahead. We reckon we are getting a bit old to be wandering into a town in the hope of finding somewhere to sleep. For many of the places we are going to, there is only one accommodation option and if it is full up, there is no option B.
Total trip will be about 11,000kms
I’m never good at commenting but I will probably be even worse over the next few weeks. My apologies in advance. I also have no idea of internet connections in a few of the places we are staying at
I hope you enjoy the next few weeks of postings of Outback Queensland, The Red Centre and The Top End.
The number following the towns is the night we will stay there and I just noticed that Charters Towers says night 1 and it should be night 2.
April 13th, 2021  
Thats some drive. Enjoy your roadie..
April 13th, 2021  
Looks amazing! Safe travels, I look forward to the photos!
April 13th, 2021  
Looks amazing should have lots of photo opportunities along the way have a great trip Terry:)
April 13th, 2021  
Happy trails to you!!! Be safe out there.
April 13th, 2021  
Your trip sounds wonderful, kind of exotic to me. I always have a map with me on our road trips. I look forward to your photos and postings!
April 13th, 2021  
Look forward to the photos, have a safe trip.
April 14th, 2021  
That looks like a cool road trip, have fun!
April 14th, 2021  
How fun!!
April 14th, 2021  
How wonderful...wishing you both a safe & very happy & productive/photography trip.. Look forward to the photos!
April 14th, 2021  
What an awesome adventure! I love maps too!
April 14th, 2021  
Looking forward to your photos; sounds like a great trip
April 14th, 2021  
Oh, sounds like a great trip! Which I look forward to following on 365!
April 14th, 2021  
Looks very interesting.
April 14th, 2021  
I hope you realise that I'm quite envious of you and Rhoda!!!! i love the NT and would love to go back and do it all again. Green envy gone - have a safe and fun trip and post many photos as there are so many opportunities up there :)
April 14th, 2021  
Looks like a fabulous trip Terry. Safe travels and have a wonderful time.
April 14th, 2021  
Have fun and take care. Looking forward to the pictures.
April 14th, 2021  
Looks like an amazing trip, I’m looking forward to checking out your outback pics.
April 14th, 2021  
Enjoy your roadie.
April 14th, 2021  
Oh my goodness what an adventure!! Safe happy travels!! Looking forward to hearing about your journey and seeing your photos!! Enjoy yourselves!!
April 17th, 2021  
Not at all jealous - much! You are covering much the same roads as we did, so looking forward to seeing your photos. Steve took one look at your map and decided we should sell up here, buy a good camper and become permanent Aussie Nomads - watch this space!
April 20th, 2021  
That is quite a trip you are making! Safe travels and keep those photos coming -)
April 26th, 2021  
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