Birdsville to Melbourne

What passes for a landmark along the Birdsville Track ….an old abandoned ute :

"The Blue Ute"

“The Blue Ute”

Otherwise it is just plain flat and boring for most of the way:
Flat and boring

Flat and boring

Until finally you reach South Australia :
Old ruins, South Australia

Old ruins, South Australia

After 40,000kms+ I’ve had my first major mechanical troubles, the rear right wheel bearing has worn out, so the bearings had to be replaced. Luckily it happened when I was in civilization, not while coming down the Birdsville Track. The mechanic says they start to fail at around 200,000kms so I cannot complain seeing as mine has done over 370,000km!
I’ve just spent the weekend in Melbourne, and now I’m off towards Sydney this morning. There was a photographic expo on during the weekend, so I went along to check that out and ended up spending 2 days there, lots of interesting seminars and demos …wish I had learnt some of those landscape tips before this trip !
Topez Labs had a stand, demonstrating their “magic” …I’ve got some of their software, but I’ve got a lot to learn about how to use it !And of course all the camera companies were there with a constant queue to play with the big lens and new cameras. All in all a pleasant way to spend a couple of afternoons in Melbourne.
And then last night I went to the casino and somehow managed to turn $50 into $500 ! Bonus !!!!

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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