Australian Journeys 2006

Camped mainly around the pacific coast and in the regions of rich soils that feed them, modern Australians have left their land mass largely untouched. The great era of exploration, apart from the dash for minerals, has passed. Most travelers see red earth and desert outpost from 35,000ft., if at all. Nevertheless, the open road still rewards the curious and those with time enough to appreciate its majesty. The sheer length of the national highway, its obstinate sameness, means the journey can be a lonely and humbling experience, especially so for those in a hurry. So slow down, take in...

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