The Gibson Desert – The Adventure nears…

 The Great Victoria Desert

The opportunity to visit an extremely remote and arid part of Australia came my way recently, an opportunity to spend time in country with a group of traditional landowners and aboriginal elders deep in the Gibson Desert region of Western Australia.

In less than a month “The Landy” will be pointed westward crossing sand dunes and making tracks as our small convoy travels deep into the desert.

We will make tracks where no other European Australian’s have previously been as much of this trip will be completely across country, no roads or tracks to follow.

 

Outback Australia

It was less than 40 years ago that an elderly couple came in from this desert region after living a nomadic life with no European contact at all. Their’s is a remarkable story and  told in a book The Last of the Nomads” by WJ Peasley.

I vowed to visit this area one day…

And whilst I have had a sojurn from “The Landy Blog” over the past couple of months I look forward to sharing the stories and photographs as the trip unfolds…

Photos: Baz – The Landy…

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14 thoughts on “The Gibson Desert – The Adventure nears…

  1. The Guat July 3, 2015 / 3:08 am

    Sounds like an awesome adventure! Don’t forget to post your pics and write about it, loved to hear about that journey and anything you might learn from the elders.

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    • Baz - The Landy July 3, 2015 / 8:30 am

      Look forward to having you along, and I trust all is well for you!

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  2. Gallivanta June 30, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Look forward to your stories.

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  3. outbackjoe June 30, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    That’s sweet dude, how did ya hook up such an awesome trek with aboriginal elders? I’d love to do something like that. Keen on seeing it unfold.

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    • Baz - The Landy June 30, 2015 / 1:53 pm

      Howdy, I’m the hired help! Should be a great trip, the Elders won’t be with us for the entire trip.

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  4. ksbeth June 30, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    what an amazing adventure lies ahead for you, baz! enjoy it all – beth

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  5. Lavinia Ross June 30, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Good to see the the land of red soil, azure blue skies and beckoning vistas back in my mailbox again. An eye-catching beauty, your land! Your upcoming journey reminded me of a song, “Singing Land” by Scottish folk artist Dougie MacLean. He has an album by that title, inspired by Australian Aborigines and their land. Here is the YouTube. Safe travels to you all, and looking forward to photos and stories.

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  6. Barbara Grandberg June 30, 2015 / 10:27 am

    good to hear from you and enjoy :] i’m looking forward to following your adventures…..

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    • Baz - The Landy June 30, 2015 / 11:41 am

      Thanks BG, the challenge will be communications out there!

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