Great Southern Land (Hidden in the summer for a million years)

Mayne Range, Diamantina NP
Mayne Range, Diamantina NP

Australia is a country of diverse landscapes, from golden beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to mountains that touch the ocean, and outback plains where the red soil kisses a deep blue sky…

 We have been fortunate to travel extensively around our country, at times piloting an aircraft over this wondrous land, and other times in one of our four-wheel drive vehicles.

 The other day we were reminiscing some of the trips we have had, especially to the Outback, our favourite place to visit.

And where is the Outback, I hear you ask…

 Well, you know, outback; back of yonder!

Those who have never visited, come on down and explore our country, to marvel at our beautiful fauna and flora…you won’t be disappointed, and those who have come and gone, return soon, we miss you.

Enjoy the photos of our travels, mostly taken by Janet and TomO

And am I just a little bit biased about this great country, our island continent, The Great Southern Land?

Strewth mate, you bet I am!

22 thoughts on “Great Southern Land (Hidden in the summer for a million years)

  1. Alarna Rose Gray December 18, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    I believe that this Great Land that we live on represents the best of us.


    • The Landy December 16, 2012 / 7:07 pm

      Thankyou…we live for adventure!


  2. GiggsMcGill Jill December 13, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    Love the pictures – makes me want to go so badly!


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 8:49 pm

      It is a beautiful place – come soon!


  3. Beth December 13, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    I really don’t appreciate the gloating about your beautiful vistas! I have no “big” vacation slated for anytime in the near future and yet I’ve got a terrible urge to pack up and come visit. It’s not nice, I tell you! 😉


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      Weather is warm and balmy; the beer is cold; the people are crazy (in a nice way), an endless supply of vegemite…and beautiful vistas!

      You’d love it… 🙂


  4. DanW December 13, 2012 / 10:26 am

    Very nice. Thanks for brightening my day.


  5. icescreammama December 13, 2012 / 7:41 am

    Freaking gorgeous!! That wife and boy of yours can sure shoot the schenery!!! I don’t want to show you what’s out back over here. haha


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 8:20 am

      Yes, they both seem to have the talent for it, especially TomO, he seems to be able to frame a great shot…


  6. AndrewGills December 13, 2012 / 6:46 am

    It is a beautiful country isn’t it. I love the Outback most of all. It’s a magical place. I was fortunate to grow up traveling the country with my family during school holidays, especially Outback Queensland. Sometimes I enter events as an excuse to see this country (I went all the way to Julia Creek for a triathlon earlier this year)


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 7:10 am

      Nothing wrong with that part of the world…Janet’s family comes from out there!


      • AndrewGills December 14, 2012 / 9:32 am

        Oh wow. So she’s a country girl. I’m totally in love with the country out past Windorah. The channel country grabbed hold of my heart when I was a young thing and I have asked my partner to scatter half my ashes out there after I depart the land of the living. The other half I want scattered here in Southern Moreton Bay – the other homeland of my heart.

        A decade ago I cycled from Birdsville to Brisbane just because the road was there. It was the most magical experience of my life. Other than the 9 weeks I spent riding my motorbike through the southern states (including Tassie) in the Summer of 2009/10.


      • The Landy December 14, 2012 / 9:40 am

        Awesome, yes, Channel Country, and Gulf Savannah, that is where we love being the most…


  7. Sas December 13, 2012 / 4:34 am

    Stunning photos. I’m hoping to get to Australia one day. My parents were over there last month. They went to visit a friend in Townsville and then stayed with my dad’s long-lost family.


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 5:12 am

      Thankyou….I grew up in Townsville! 🙂


  8. austerpilot December 13, 2012 / 4:04 am

    Beautiful pictures! A visit is now firmly on my list!


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 4:06 am

      Fantastic…be sure to look us up!


  9. The Guat December 13, 2012 / 4:03 am

    I am totally in love with your country. I’ve only been there once for about two weeks and it just wasn’t enough time to explore. But once I get rolling in the dough I’m booking my seat on Qantas again … It may be a while … I’m a writer 🙂 Great pictures and nice post. Thanks for bringing a little bit of your country my way 🙂


    • The Landy December 13, 2012 / 4:05 am

      A pleasure, and yes, it is hard not to like our country…and then there is the people 🙂


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