what happened in the outback

I recent­ly decid­ed to write it not in one piece, I hope I can pre­pare some parts for the next days and you get fre­quent­ly news from me.
Before I start to write about past 8 days I have to say that I am lucky not look­ing into fur­ture and enjoy what I have now. So I did­n’t imag­ine how nice it is to be lazy in the morn­ing, sit­ting with a cup of cof­fee, going to toi­lett 3 times with­out any hur­ry. Oh I love Alice.

We start­ed in Ade­laide the Feb­ru­ary 4th. Phil and Hugh, the nice cou­ple where I staid in Ade­laide “promised” me that just the first day sounds inter­est­ing and I will be on the bus with loud, noisy, young British folks. But we were a fun­ny mix­ture. Fam­i­ly Früh­ling you were with me all the time (for all oth­ers: col­leagues of mine) we had 3 dutch peo­ple on board(couple and a woman), a brave japan­ese cou­ple, 3 swiss (1 cou­ple and 1 girl), 1 ger­man girl and we were 4 Aus­tri­ans (me, a cou­ple and a friend of them) The ages: 67,62, 54, 54, 47, 35, 34, 30, 30, 26, 23, 23, 19.
That’s how welooked like after 8 days togeth­er:
Group in Kings Canyon

Our guide was Tom. He is 25–30 years. A very nice and kind respect­ful per­son who cares for peo­ple and coun­try. Peo­ple like he will make Aus­tralia a bet­ter coun­try. He decid­ed to become guide to get to know the coun­try bet­ter which is a nice way to expe­ri­ence my home.

As we were a lot of old peo­ple: that’s the way we could remem­ber final­ly our names:

Names on the window
Names on the win­dow

Alice Springs

Vor 2 Stun­den bin ich in Alice angekom­men.
Nur kurz, weil ich jet­zt gle­ich noch Abschied feiern geh.
Ich hab mir frei­willig eine Tour aus­gewählt, wo man täglich um 5.00 (es war auch 4.15, aber auch 6.00) mor­gens auf­ste­ht, um Son­nenaufgänge oder Wan­derun­gen zu machen.
Heute war der erste benei­denswerte Tag, ca 27 grad. es kann auch heiss­er gewe­sen sein, auf jeden fall fühlte es sich kühl an.
Aber ich dachte nicht, dass ich 50 grad über­lebe.
Eben­so hab ich 2x draussen geschlafen, let­zte Nacht war der Mond zu hell, da bin ich in ein Luxu­szelt gewan­dert.
Mor­gen geht es nach Dar­win und wenn ich gut aufgelegt bin, gibt es noch Aus­führlicheres zu den let­zten Tagen.

im outback

hal­lo ihr alle,
now it’s my 4th day out, 2 nights sleep­ing out­doors with the milky­way above me and one night like in school times with a bunch of peo­ple in the room. It is ter­ri­bly hot but I still live. Today we arrived in Coober Pedy and we have now 50 degrees. But in side the mines we had 24 and we are look­ing for­ward to the night indoors with 24 degrees and no ani­mals. Although it is fan­tas­tic that I sur­vived till now. I saw Emus, skip­ies (kan­gu­rus), rep­tiles (alive!!!), drometar, sheeps and cows of course, goats, dogs and cats, I put a big, big spi­der away, swam in 2 mil­lion old water which was spar­kel­ing and more alive than any oth­er water I saw in my life. And I don’t under­stand that I can be so hap­py when it’s so awful hot.
Next days I will be on the road again on Wednes­day I will arrive in Alice. But now I go for a swim. More next time!!!

Fix und fertig, nach kurzer heißer Nacht. Um 3 traf ich noch einige andere, die draußen Luft schnappten. Ganz zu schweigen von den immer lästiger werdenden Fliegen.
Fix und fer­tig, nach kurz­er heißer Nacht. Um 3 traf ich noch einige andere, die draußen Luft schnappten. Ganz zu schweigen von den immer lästiger wer­den­den Fliegen.
juckender Hitzeausschlag, der Gott sei Dank nicht sehr lange anhielt.
juck­ender Hitzeauss­chlag, der Gott sei Dank nicht sehr lange anhielt.

Information ist alles

Wenn ich wie Linus durch Aus­tralien laufe, werde ich viel Erde gese­hen haben und son­st nichts. Ich werde also das Geti­er am Boden ignori­eren — meis­tens zumin­d­est.


Die Queen Snake gibt es nur in den USA aber dafür gibt es diese Schlangen in Aus­tralien. Ich bin mutig 🙂


Wenn nicht, dann hört ihr mich schreien.

Und das war das erste gefährliche Tier.

Und außer­dem ist das Wet­ter viel gefährlich­er, wie wir schon wis­sen.

First time I saw the moon in Autralia

It’s real­ly damned hot here in Castle­maine. But the heat makes me for­get that I might have a jet lag. In the morn­ing we went to Castle­maine, vis­it a lit­tle mar­ket and had a nice cup of cof­fee. (pho­to: main­street with town­hall)
Castlemain Town Hall
Lat­er we went to Elmore yes­ter­day at this nice sum­mer­fest but before Pen­ny gave me the chance to take one step to New South Wales. Here you see the pho­to when we crossed Mur­ray Riv­er Bridge to NSW .

So final­ly I will be able to say I was in almost all states except Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­to­ry and Queens­land. You will see 🙂



I stay now for some days in Camp­bells Creek a very impor­tant town in Vic­to­ria and I am lucky to go to Elmore anoth­er very impor­tant city in Vic­to­ria and it is you who have no good edu­ca­tion­al back­ground if you don’t know them. And I will hear the famous world­wide known mighty bUZ­Zniks and here you can lis­ten to them on myspace and anoth­er bunch of oth­er world-famous groups will play there. (It was so damned hot that every­thing was brought to the swim­ming pool that the audi­ence could lis­ten from the water … this is a very pro­gres­sive and real­ly nice way to sup­port the audi­ence, isn’t it?)

Elmore Summerfest
Elmore Sum­mer­fest