The Uniqueness of The Australian Out Back

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Australia is a fascinating country. Because of it’s vast size and unique environment, one often see and experiences things her that isn’t found anywhere else on the planet. 

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The sunsets on Darwin Beach are some of the most spectacular seen anywhere. The tropical climate combined with a desert atmosphere provide for the perfect combination to provide an excellent photographic encounter.

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Sunset in Sydney can also provide an unusual opportunity, here the Sydney Bridge is seen as the sunsets over the arid climate of Australia. 

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Ayres Rock or Uluru as so named by the native aborigines is on a class all it’s own. Here the “Brain” is shown. Located near the center of the continent, don’t miss seeing this as the sunsets over the out back.

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Uluru or Ayres Rock at sunset

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King’s Canyon, located in the heartland of Australia. Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in the Northern Territory Australia. Sitting at the western end of the George Gill Range, it is about 200 miles southwest of AliceSprings and 1,000 km south of Darwin.

The first European to see Kings Canyon was Ernest Gils, Upon exploring Kings Canyon during his 1872 expedition, he wrote “…could it be transported to any civilised land, it’s springs, glens, gorges, ferns, zamias and flowers would charm the eyes and hearts of toil-worn men who are condemned to live and die in crowded town.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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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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Uluru Sunset

As the sun sets over the Australian plain, many gather to photograph Ayre’s Rock at it’s best.

As the sun sets in the west the shy slowly changes from blue to red to purple before finally succumbing to the darkness.

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Located in the Red Centre , Uluru can be seen for miles. A sacred Aboriginal site, many visit here yearly to observe the beauty and sacredness of the monolith.

Gary
has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in
nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of
the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary
Islands,much of the Caribbean, and studied Mayan Cultures in Central
America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given
him the opportunity to observe life in many different cultures!

He
has published several books about the various cultures he has studied
and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not
only the United States, but the world as well.

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For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks, please check his website.http://www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Swimming With Crocodiles

A planned relaxing day in the Australian outback turns into an interesting adventure.

Swimming with Crocodiles

When traveling in the out back of Australia, one of the most desolate areas in the world, no one ever knows what lies around the next bend in the road.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean, and studied Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different cultures!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has studied.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks, please check his website.http://www.commonsensejourneys.com

 

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

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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.

A Modern Day Walk About

Much of the culture of the Australian aborigine is disappearing, learn about their ways and their life.

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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.

Swimming With Crocodiles


The day had begun innocently enough, after traveling for days in the
Australian outback, we arrived at the campground just outside Katherine
Gorge in the Northern Territory. Located on the Katherine River this was
the idea respite from our long journey across the vast reaches of the
Back O’ Beyond, as this region of the Northern Territory is called.


The
Back O’ Beyond derives it’s name from the idea, that when one travels
from Sydney, which was the most common route for one to travel in the
days of old, this area was actually beyond the outback, thus the name
“Back O’ Beyond.

Katherine Gorge


Arriving
mid afternoon , the rest of the day was ours to enjoy as we pleased, an
early morning tour was planned for the Katerine Gorge, often billed as
the Grand Canyon of  Australia, it is a canyon exemplified by unequaled
beauty, called Nitmiluk by the native aborigines, it is unparalleled by
it’s uniqueness.


After
setting up camp, which consisted mainly of spreading our swag(sleeping
bag) out on the ground, we came to the  realization there weren’t many
options available as far as recreational facilities. We were pretty much
limited to swimming and relaxing, it seemed a day of rest was in order.
 Sounded like a good idea to me.


The
Aboriginal bus driver had informed us the river was safe to swim in, we
may see an occasional crocodile , however they would be fresh water
crocs and weren’t aggressive.  There wouldn’t be any salt water crocs in
the area , as they eat the fresh water variety, thus if you see fresh
water crocs, it means the salt water variety are no where to be found.


The
Aborigines are actually of the Caucasian race, however because they
have spent so much time out in the sun , they have become black. These
days many wear clothing like everyone else, and seeing one man with his
shirt off, his stomach area was as white as an Irishman.


Being
an Aborigine is a religion more than a particular race, if you study
the aborigine ways , you are an aborigine, entitled to all the benefits
of such. Our driver was thus, being a young Irishman  of 25, he
displayed no such features of your average aborigine. His normal
clothing attire was a skimpy swimsuit and he drove and walked around
 barefoot. The callouses on his feet were close to an inch thick and he
could walk across rocks with no apparent pain.


We
should have known by now to not take everything an Aussie told us as
gospel, however ignoring all resemblance of common sense, we decided to
enjoy the refreshing waters of the Katerine River and plunged into the
crystal clear refreshing water.


The
setting was idyllic, a peaceful river surrounded by trees and azure
blue skies. This is the life. After enjoying the cooling water for
 several minutes, my eyes suddenly observed a couple of beady eyes at
water level looking in my direction , looking further upstream, there
were two more. Remembering what Mark , our driver had told us about them
not being aggressive, I didn’t really feel much concern. Tapping my
fellow swimming partner on the shoulder, I pointed in the direction of
our neighbor. The response from her was pretty much mimicking mine, we
never really reacted , however after thinking about it for a minute or
two and recalling that the aborigines actually swim with crocodiles
without fear, however,occasionally someone will get eaten, when that
rare event does happen, the natives just believe the person no longer
with them  has done something wrong in their life and it is just karma.
Realizing there may have been an instance in my life that I did
something I shouldn’t have and I don’t remember it , it may be time to
exit the water and take a nap on the grass beside the river.


Spreading
my towel on the grassy knoll, It was time to study the back of my eye
lids.Lying face down I slowly drifted off to Nodville. Waking about a
half an hour later, I could hear two young Sheilas directly to my right
carrying on a lively conservation.Not raising my head and looking their
way from under my arm pit, I received quite a surprise, they were buck
necked!


What
do I do now, this is a bit much for a country boy! Lying still I
assumed that sooner or later they would get up and put some clothes on ,
waiting q while, I decided this wasn’t going to happen for quite some
time. Nothing to do but rise to the occasion.


I
suddenly realized how hard it is talking two two young Shelias who are
completely nude, sure glad I had dark sunglasses on, these Aussies sure
are  uninhibited. It made swimming with crocodiles seem easy.

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