Eating your Way Through the Outback

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One of the best parts to visiting a foreign land is the opportunity to try their cuisine. Australi isn’t any different, they have a unique way of adding variety to the same food we in the United States eat.

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The typical meal in the outback, a barbeque with all the trimmings, chicken, steak and of course shrimp.

 

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Breakfast at the Quinkan Hotel in Laura Queensland, cooked over a fire grill. It features, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes, toast, and pancakes.

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Night life at Wallara’s Ranch in the Northern Territory.  Burgers and dogs.

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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, 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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Mount Connor : Northern Territory,Outback of Australia

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You can spend days in the outback and never cease to be amazed.

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Mount Conner on the road to Ayres Rock. Located in the southwest corner of the Northern Territory reaches 2818 feet above sea level and 984 feet above ground level. It was named Mt. Conner by William Grosse in 1873 after South Australian politician  M.L. Connor.

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Situated between Ayres Rock and Alice Springs, Kings Canyon is an enjoyable stop along the way.

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Scrub trees along the Laura River in Queensland.

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The scenic landscape on the road to Laura from Cairns.

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, 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.

Outback

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The outback of Australia holds many surprises. There is never a dull moment, the outback has so many plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world. 

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These termite mounds are located in Laura in Queensland. As you can see many can be over six feet tall.

 

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Termite mounds farther south, the taller mounds are located in the north where they get more rainfall during the monsoons.

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Scrub trees and desert scenery dots the landscape.

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 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, 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.

Outback of Australia

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The outback is a large expanse of gum tree and kangaroos. It only receives three or four inches of rain a year and can go for four or five years without rain.

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The road to Uluru or Ayres Rock , this photo was taken from atop Uluru

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Birds feeding near a billabong. A billabong is a  body of water that forms during the rainy season and then slowly dries up during the dry season.

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A typical road in the outback, this is actually the road that leads to Cooinda and Kakadu.

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Laura River near the town of Laura in Queensland, near the York Peninsula.

 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, 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.

 

Australia :Life in the Out Back

Journey on a once in a life time adventure, as the author travels into one of the most desolate and rugged environments on the face of the earth.

Experience , firsthand , the daily life of one of the few remaining native cultures in existence today, the native Australian Aborigine.

Having lived in this harsh environment for over 40,000 years their adaptation to this environment is unprecedented. Learn of their spiritual connection to the Rainbow Serpent and their beliefs in creation, their ability to survive and how their way of life is slowly disappearing.

Australia: life in the Out Back.

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Join me in a journey of self discovery and enlightenment. Journey to the outback of Australia and learn the ways of the ancient aborigines. 
Travel to the outback of Australia, discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine.A journey of self discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.

 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. 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 hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Aborigine Sacred Sites: Ubirr Rock

 

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It was July 7th, after traveling for a month, this was to be our last day in the outback of Australia. I was beginning to feel as though I didn’t want to go back to the states, this felt like home to me.

Our final stop of the day before traveling to the Alligator River Campground  for the night would be at Jabiru, a new uranium mining town in Kakadu National Park.

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The Australian government is trying to correct some of the mistakes that we Americans created in dealing with our American Indians, they have decided that if any precious minerals are found on Aboriginal Land, the wealth is

shared with the native peoples. The city of Jabiru is one such instance of this policy being put into effect. It is a very modern city with beautiful parks and lakes.

The problem that has been created is that the Aborigines have lived in the bush for 40,000 years and are having trouble adapting to their new way of life, new housing is built for them, but they refuse to live in it, living instead outside the houses in the back yard.

They have lost their motivation because everything is given to them by the government and their way of life is disappearing, as a result alcoholism and drugs are a major problem.

After dining at one of the many  outdoor restaurants, we were looking forward to  having the afternoon off and being able spend it swimming in a large lake nearby. It would have been a welcome relief after spending 6 grueling days traveling the Outback of Australia and sleeping in swags (canvas sleeping bags) stretched out on the ground.

It was about this time that Mark, our aborigine driver suggested that if we wanted to see one more Aboriginal Site, he would be willing to drive us. Mark was of Irish descent, however he now followed the aborigine ways  In Australia, an aborigine can be any one who is following the aborigine ways, regardless of race, creed or national origin

The aborigines are actually Caucasians and as one of them put it, ” Mate , we have stood out in the sun for forty thousand years, if you did that, you would be black also.”

I actually saw some who had taken their shirts off, they were as white as someone from Sweden.

Many things began racing through my mind, we had visited many ancient sites in the last week and I really didn’t want to see any more, the swimming sounded really refreshing, but what the heck, I could go swimming at home next week if I wanted, this was my last day in The Land of Oz. I wanted to enjoy it to the max. I knew deep down that this was
going to be a very special afternoon, it had been pointed out to me before I left that July 7th would be a day I would never forget.

Traipsing around in the outback for almost a month I had lost track of the time.I was unaware of the date, July 7th,and  as I was about to discover, it would be a highlight in my search for truth.

Besides that, everyone knows  all the rivers in Australia are filled with crocodiles and after swimming in those uranium infested waters I would probably glow like a porch light all night.

With that, nine of us boarded the bus for the bumpy, dusty journey of 40 miles of dirt roads that lay ahead. Sitting near the back of the bus I had plenty of time to contemplate what lay ahead and what it would all mean to me.

We bounced along the dusty road occasionally crossing crocodile infested creeks and rivers it seemed as though I was going back in time, to a time long forgotten, a time remembered only in the Aboriginal Dreamtime.
I was a little awed at what was going on around me, I could sense and see the other people on the bus, but it was as though I wasn’t really a part of their reality and they perhaps weren’t part of mine.

The dust from the road filtered into the bus and a  layer of red settled on everyone and everything. At times when passing another vehicle, yes there were others out here, it became so dusty in the bus that we could barely see the driver. These times contributed to my feeling that we were passing into another dimension.

It was at this time that I felt as if I was actually alone with no one else sharing my experience. I could actually feel my body becoming lighter and lighter and at the same time I was becoming less aware of the surroundings around me.

We were passing through sacred lands, and the warning not to enter without permission of the tribal elders continuously entered my mind.

 

My thoughts were interrupted by a sudden jerk and a screeching of brakes, the bus was coming to a stop, we had reached our destination, Ubirr Rock, the home of Lightning Man, a very powerful figure from the
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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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Spiritual Lessons in the Out Back

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Nearing the end of our month long walkabout in the outback of Australia, our bus was traveling northward towards our destination for the evening, Cooinda. Located in Kakadu Wildlife Park, Cooinda contains a large billybong or small lake. Billybongs are created by the monsoonal rains that are common in the BackO’Beyond  during the rainy season. They hold large reservoirs of water that the wildlife thus survive on during the long droughts often experienced during the winter months.

As the months wear on, the billabongs become smaller and smaller as the water is not only consumed by the various forms of wildlife including crocodiles but also lost during evaporation. Dusk was rapidly descending upon us, suddenly, the smell of hot metal began to infiltrate the interior of the bus.

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This could only mean one thing, and it wasn’t something we wanted to face at this time. Our bus engine was overheating, being miles from civilization, this was not a good thing. Pulling over to the side of the dirt road, our aboriginal driver exited the bus and  raised the hood to determine the damage.

Knowing a little about engines, I assumed that if the engine wasn’t totally destroyed, it soon would be. The driver announced that we should just take a break, take a few photos and the bus would be ready to run again as soon as it cooled off. I’m thinking, Fat Chance!

As the sun settled over the horizon, the bus started and we were again on our way.  This can’t last forever! Two more days before we arrive in Darwin, can we make it?

Crossing several crocodile infested streams we finally arrive at our campground. I asked the driver if they were going to send another bus, stupid question. From Where? He gave me a nod, but I felt the nod meant, no.

Since we were due in Darwin on Saturday and my flight wasn’t until Sunday, I decided to not worry about the bus, I had an extra day to hitchhike if need be, and by this point in time I began to realize everything would work out perfectly, so there was no need to worry. Sit back, learn and enjoy, good advice for life no matter what the situation.

I realized long ago the aborigines had a connection with the universe most of us don’t have and their insight can carry one through the most extreme situations. Needless to say , we arrived at Darwin airport just  two hours before our comrades of the past week were scheduled to fly back home, plenty of time, and the bus is still running.

After dropping us off at our hotel, the remaining passengers were going on an additional tour , bidding them farewell, we assumed we would never see them again.  A friend and I decided to go to the beach, hang around and get some superb sunset photos , return to the hotel and go out to dinner with our remaining group.

Arriving back at the hotel just after sunset, we were astonished to find our fellow travelers waiting on us, they had gotten just a few minutes from the hotel when the bus blew up.

It turned out to be quite an evening, since the trip was cut a day short, our driver decided to spring for dinner. after enjoying dinner at a Indian restaurant, complete with very expensive wine, ( we decided to splurge on the wind since the driver was buying dinner), we migrated to the Sportsman’s Bar located on the beach in Darwin. A night of dancing,
jitterbugging and comradely ensured.

Arriving back at our hotel about 3 AM, it would be a short night, our flight back to Cairns was at 6.

It had been a powerful lesson, the one that teaches us that we already know what we have just been taught. Each of us has the knowledge inside us that will guide us through life, all we need to do is let it shine
through.

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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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric science’s claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth as I know it today, everything stated actually happened, according to my own perception. It has been an exciting search, at times very frustrating, very rewarding, and above all, very fulfilling. My main purpose in writing this book is to show that anyone, even a bashful unfamous country boy can have these awakenings, you don’t have to be rich or well-known to find your connection to Divine Source.

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