About

 Okay, you’ve stumbled across me and you are wondering why you should hang-around, right?

Well, I write about my experiences travelling the Australian Outback, about the characters you meet, and the landscapes you’ll find in our ancient, sunburnt country.

If you enjoy travel stories and a bit of cheek every so often this is the place for you…

And I have an audacious plan to climb an 8,000 metre mountain peak, one day!

Crikey, I could tell you a bunch of other things about myself but you’d probably forget what they were by the time you’ve finished reading, so I simply invite you to have a look around.

 Baz – The Landy

 

145 Responses to About

  1. Hi Baz, in recognition of your excellent work I have awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, the link to which can be found here: http://veryberryextraordinary.wordpress.com

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  2. pickledwings says:

    Hello Baz,

    This is to let you know that I’m nominating you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

    http://beyondprague.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/beyond-prague-at-three-months-old-an-award-to-show-for-it/

    Anyone who shows the zest for life that you do in your blog should be an inspiration to everyone.

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  4. adruve says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Back in my days of retail I worked at K2 Base Camp for a number of years fitting out climbers for the Big Mountains. I wish you all the best in getting to the top and back down again.

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  5. I really like your action shots! I just can’t NOT follow ;) Tine

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  7. Piggletino says:

    Hallo Baz! Not sure that you do awards, but I’ve nominated you for the REALITY blog Award. You can check it out at http://piggletino.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/wow-an-award/
    Thanks for visiting Piggletino every now and then! Hope you’re recovering well and can climb all these awesome mountains again! And, thank you for sharing your photos! :)

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  8. Wow that’s an amazing photo of you at the top! Sounds like you have a fantastic adventurous life. I’ve done quite a lot of hiking, nothing beats that feeling when you reach the summit, especially at sunrise :). I look forward to following your stories!

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  9. monkeyfacekim says:

    Hi Baz! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! :) http://thewritingmonkey.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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  10. Hey there! Just nominated you for a blogger award. Congrats!

    http://sheslosingit.net/2013/04/30/7-things-you-might-find-useful/

    Lisa :)

    P.S. – Please “like” my FB page. I feel much more confident asking you to do this now that I’ve nominated you for an award. I’m all about bribery.

    http://www.facebook.com/ShesLosingItnet

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  11. monkeyfacekim says:

    Hi Baz, I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Check it out for more details: http://thewritingmonkey.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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  12. Hi Barry! I’ve nominated your blog for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award.” Please visit my post to view the rules and responsibilities for accepting. Thank you for inspiring me! Congrats!

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  13. willc88 says:

    Hey baz, just come across your page and wanted to say good luck with the peaks! Looking forward to reading more.

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  14. azpictured says:

    Hi Baz, thanks for stopping by my blog, liking and following. I will enjoy reading your posts :)

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  15. huriquaggo says:

    Fantastic life, most awesome photos – this is what life is about, living it to its fullest. From here in Africa, we tend to watch Australians closely maybe because we have so much in common. Vast empty spaces, snow-capped mountains, a world sometimes still wild and untamed. Getting to where we have is an adventure in itself. I would just love to one day do some overlanding down under, also in NZ.

    In getting there: tides have turned, it seems, as the former reliability issues with Land Rover seems to be sorted, mostly. The surprise came when the beloved Landcruiser started showing signs of unreliability. To most, this is a non-issue, but getting stuck in the desert may even be fatal. The wheels need to keep turning, as in many spots, no help can be summoned, unless you are equipped with an expensive satellite phone. Even then, help may come too late.

    Australia is a proving ground for any vehicle, given its variables in climate and terrain. While researching my next purchase, I came across this wonderful site of yours, and I see that you use a 4×4 to get to where you can play outside freely. This is my idea of 4×4-ing, to get to the playpen for further adventure. The journey being an adventure, the vehicle an element of interest, yet the destination is the main focus. Getting there and back is ever important.

    My research had uncovered a few things, which I will list below. I look at Oz because our own models are configured improperly by the Toyota and the Australian versions are better equipped. More practical. this is a summary of my research:

    We now have the 76 wagon in my country with the 4.5-litre V8 engine, Diesel that is, with CRD and a turbo. We lament the deletion of the trusty old 4.2-litre NA and its turbocharged sibling. Like in Oz, we have seen endless problems on the TLC200 series, a vehicle built in China, and it shows. Not Toyota quality at all! Oil consumption, electronic maladies, suspensions that sag, etc. My own son got a fright when a TLC200 popped a suspension right next to where he was walking on the sidewalk. The van sagged over its ankles and there it stayed until a dealer came to piggyback it to the workshop. We have endless faith in the older models but time will tell whether it is wise to risk money on this unproven CRD engine, which by definition will have a shorter life than the old straight sixes. Then three 70-series (two 78 wagons and a ute) went on tour from Casablanca to Cape Town, being filmed for adventure TV series. Brand new, all three had their differentials replaced within 3 months of their return – why? Simply because Toyota is too stingy to fit proper diff breathers! What an idiotic omission! In researching the purchase of a new SUV, I had the luxury of time and have done extensive research. Toyota stopped producing quality vehicles with the 100 series. The newer 7- series have Hilux front diffs and gearboxes, which fail even on Hilux utes. One owner, a city dweller, had to replace his Hilux’s gearbox at 53,000km. It was out of warranty due to age and cost him a small fortune.

    Then there is the global D-4D injector lament, a seemingly universal problem seen on at least three continents.

    I hope that Toyota fire their bean counters, go back to the reliability we loved and also give manufacturing in China a wide berth.

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    • Thank you very much for dropping by and commenting. Yes we love getting Out and About, whether the mountains, or the outback – next week we head off into the outback for a week or two (never enough time)!

      Kind regards, Baz – The Landy

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  16. Annie says:

    Thanks for the ‘like’ and great blog! I practically grew up in a Landy driving to Fraser Island – love that others consider it the pride of the road too!

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  17. Gallivanta says:

    Just a hi from New Zealand. Been reading your comments on Tiny Lessons Blog.

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  18. Thanks so much for the follow. I am fascinated by your enterprising (more than even your enterprise. I mean your drive). I will let you know if I end up using a quote from your blog in my current series on greatness – or you’ll get a pingback when I link to you.

    Diana

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  19. Tim says:

    Hi there,

    I represent a small family business by the name of VisionSafe (http://www.visionsafe.com.au/) and we are currently putting together a flyer for our new outdoor adventure kit and I’m just wondering if we would be able to include one of your photos in the flyer?
    In particular we really like the “Old Cobb and Co Coach Route” photo as it works perfectly as a background image for the design we have come up with.

    I don’t know whether you allow your photos to be used commercially but if so could you let me know?

    Thanks Baz, love the blog btw.

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  20. I love your blog! (and your accent – crikey!) :-) All the best and happy traveling, Irene

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  21. Ahhh – fellow Sydney-sider! Love what we’ve read on your blog so far and keen to read about your mountain climbing & outback adventures….

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