Australian Roadtrain

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Road Train stopped in Elliot

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These monster trucks are quite impressive as they  roam Australia’s highways and byways at will. Measuring 150 feet in length, they are the means by which most merchandise and produce is transported across the vast realms of the outback.

This truck is stopped in the town of Elliot, Northern Australia. Elliot is located on the Stuart Highway, just north of Alice Springs. At the time, I was there, the Stuart Highway, which runs from Adelaide in the south, thru Alice Springs, to Darwin in the north was for the most part a one lane road.

It was quite an adventure when traveling by bus to meet one of these trucks, both vehicles would be traveling in excess of 60 MPH, no one would slow down, each vehicle would drop one wheel off the pavement, pass, wave at each other, and continue on their way.

Dust would fill our bus, sitting in the back, I couldn’t even see the driver! (No wonder everybody drinks!) That is adventure enough, but when they meet or pass one another, that is a real treat!


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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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A small town traveler finds adventure and intrigue while investigating a new found spirituality. Learning self-discovery and new age thought the author ventures on a journey to the outback of Australia where he learns the ways of the aborigines and in the process discovers a new way of life. Less Beginning in America’s heartland follow the author into a foreign land and culture, travel to the outback of Australia and discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine. Discover with the author a journey of self-discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.



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