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This is an autobiographical account of my life from (1943 onwards) and 4×4 travel experiences around Australia (1968 to the present).

With encouragement from my friends and travelling companions over the years, I have put together this e-book titled “Restless”. Restless incorporates many of the travel stories, anecdotes and photographs that we’ve accumulated over the past three quarters of a century.

I decided to publish theses stories on an annual subscription basis, again on recommendation from friends, to help defray the costs of hosting etc.

So please sign up, log in and I hope you enjoy, what is, a snapshot of an Australia, which is fast disappearing.

RESTLESS by Chapter

RESTLESS/Chapter 1

Childhood 1940’s ..Victoria West ..The Town below the written mountain..Rocks and tyres don’t mix ..42 bottles ..A fruit grower’s revenge ..Guy Fawkes night ..The child hunter ..My first drive ..Board… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 2

Return to Darwin ..Heading South ..Off we go again ..Surfers Paradise and Daydream Island ..Sydney ..MV Marconi ..Richard Return to Darwin There are so many aspects to our lives, and the things we… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 3

South Africa ..Our own home ..Learning Afrikaans ..Father dies ..Hobby Farm ..Movies ..Boyz night out ..Aunt Vera ..Montana ..Strand ..Mauritius ..Melbourne ..Surfers Paradise ..Back to Darwin  … More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All Areas (AAA) […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 4

Melbourne ..Surfers Paradise ..Darwin ..Vehicle Launches gone wrong 1980 ..Hi Jinks on the Marrakai Plains ..One day in the Wet ..Hunting Magpie Geese ..Wet Season antics ..Bees Creek House and Bush b… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 5

Victoria West..Videos ..Kalahari National Park ..Kruger National Park ..Namibia ..Back to Australia   South Africa September 82-Oct 84   I caught up with Judith at Jan Smuts (now… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All Areas […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 6

Perth ..Broome ..Darwin ..Cairns ..Burketown ..Cloncurry ..Darwin ..The Kimberley ..The Bungle Bungles ..The Secret Cave ..The Spinifex Trail Back to Australia Perth Whilst we were away from Aust… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All Areas […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 7

Kakadu ..Self ..4×4 Training ..A flying Bow Shackle ..Down along the Douglas ..Cobourg Peninsula ..Litchfield .. Remote Fitzmaurice ..Self ..Adelaide River ..Dreamtime and Diggers ..Self ..Back-up! on… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All Areas (AAA) […]

Rainbow Valley Bluff

RESTLESS/Chapter 8

Self ..Alice Springs ..Fern Falls ..East Macdonnell Ranges ..Rainbow Valley ..Canning Stock Route ..Desert Apparitions ..Davenport Ranges National Park ..Ruby Gap and Glen Annie Gorge Alice Springs… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All Areas (AAA) […]

Crossing the Humbert River

RESTLESS/Chapter 9

Gregory NP ..Self ..On the wallaby ..Peterborough ..Gawler and Googs ..SA/Vic Border Track ..Dust Devils and a crook filter ..Birdsville and Corner Country ..A desert Adventure ..Western Australia Wan… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All […]

RESTLESS/Chapter 10

In Search of Antiquity 2006 ..A Hard Trek into the Desert ..Anne Beadell Highway .. Art of the Calvert Ranges ..The Kidson Track ..A Midsummer Bog ..Desert Apparitions ..Outback Tracks ..Labbi Labbi …. More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already […]

Archer Point

RESTLESS/Chapter 11

Northern Exposure ..Fossils and Fords ..Maytown ..Cape York ..Elim Beach ..Beachcombing the Eyre     Northern Exposure 2011 The cold set in around the beginning of May this year an… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access […]

Alalya Rockhole

RESTLESS/Chapter 12

Gone Walkabout..Alalya Dreaming ..The Princess Parrot ..Up the Tanami Road  ..The East Kimberley ..Arnhem Land ..Hells Gate Pass  2012 Christmas and New Year is normally spent at home. Some-times we… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access […]

Driving blind

RESTLESS/Chapter 13

  Self ..The Tarn of Auber ..Dingoes of Alalya ..Cleland Hills ..A Remote Track ..Sandy Blight Junction Road ..An Unmarked Track ..Prehistoric sites  ..The Vale of Tempe ..Finke River Gorge ….. More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an […]

Stuart Memorial

RESTLESS/Chapter 14

Self ..Great Dividing Range ..Dirt Tracks North  ..Centre Bush Tracks ..Farina to Hawker Gate ..Ylalya / O’Grady’s Well ..The Datto’s Last Ride Self My condition for my back and neck deteriorated an… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have […]

Last camp fire

RESTLESS/Chapter 15

Self ..Desert Rescue ..Going Walkabout .. Carson River Track – Kimberley ..Stock Routes, Strip Roads and Tracks ..Wandering the Eyre Self By January 2015 I had had enough and checked in at the Out… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t […]

Spirit

RESTLESS/Chapter 16

Tasmania 2016 Eastern Half ..Tasmania 2016 Western Half ..Jacobs Ladder ..Escaping the cold ..Destination Weipa ..Cobbold Gorge Tasmania 2016 Eastern Half We left home mid January to visit frien… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access All […]

Two Rivers

RESTLESS/Chapter 17

Self ..New Year’s Seclusion ..February Heat ..Beanie Festival ..Feet up at Innamincka ..Silo Art Trail Self   New Year’s Seclusion 2017 (click on Thumbnail photos to enlarge them) The ol… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, or; if you don’t already have an Access […]

Burnt Trees

RESTLESS/Chapter 18

Self .. Don’t Look Down ! Self 9th January 2018 I have been given the ALL CLEAR for cancer by specialists. Next check-up is in September 2018. The trouble is that the scans cannot see inside the bla… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, […]

The Boyz and Bluff Hut

RESTLESS/Chapter 19

Self ..The End of an Era ..Whale watching ..Self Self At the end of February we drove to Adelaide for a CT scan and Blood test. Result will be consulted in Adelaide on 14th March. I have been tak… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in […]