Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Outback Dawg..... Flinders Ranges Pawt 4 (final)

Hiya all,

Thanks for all your kind and funny comments regarding my Hollingday..... sad to say this is the final Pawt..... and it's a little long (to avoid another Pawt!! BOL!) Enjoy!

Here I am leading my dad dad up to "Twidale Top" a little hill where you will get more great views of our Station.

The view looking back onto the Wilpena Pound Ranges.

Now here we are...... remember that "mountain" which almost claimed my ma the other day.... you know, the one where we almost had to call for "chopper rescue"??..... well - here it is.... it's the HUGE one in the middle of the picture.... the peak of it is level with dad dad's left ear....

(Mum would like to add that when we was yakking with other fit young walkers at the Base Camp - they didn't want to climb it so they walked around it instead.... and they said we were very impressive to tackle it in the heat and all. Mum was feeling like giving herself an internal High Five listening to them.....BOL!

This is the only picture we got of the wild goats that roam on the station.... they were just about to skidaddle away from us.

Another day we jumped in to the car and headed north. We had to slow down when we saw this horsey on the side of the road.

We drove up this really steep dirt road to the "Stokes Hill Lookout" and this is taken from there.

The other direction.

There was this sculpture showing the Wilpena Pound Ranges (which you can see in the distance) and mum put yellow stars on the sculpture so you can see where our Base Camp and station is in relation the the Pound.

Here is a little short video of me at Stokes Hill - mum says sorry about choosing the most boring vista to put in the background....but I rushed towards her when I saw the camera and then stood at her feet.... thereby quashing the footage of me.

Mum like this restored cottage which you can hire in Blinman ..... but I gotta say - there is not much in Blinman, it's pretty tiny!

Back in the car, we took some scenic dirt roads and had to be careful to not disturb the sheeps that wanted to cross in front of us.

We stretched our legs and checked out the restored cueing yards on the Moralana Scenic Drive.

I'm checking for bush kibble while tryin' to avoid the burs!

We walked around a little.....

But this local did not want to stay and play......

And seeing as you liked mum's last creative shot...... here she is at it again when she found a gum tree with a hole in it!

Time to get back in the car and return to Base Camp for a cool bowl of water!! And maybe a snack!

Whew - another day in the Outback..... and the caravan floor is nice and cool to lie on and take a little nap.

The next day was forecast to be 41 degrees (105.8F) so my peeps decided we would go home a day early and be in an air-conditioned car instead of the van. Here I am helping dad dad pack up our Base Camp in preparation for sayin' "See-YA!" to the Flinders.

Later that day......

Whaddayamean mum?????? Outback dust and dirt????! WHERE!!?? 

The picture of MISERY.

This baff is totally unnecessary ma!!!

What dirt??? What Outback dust?? That did not come out of MY FURS...... I think it was already in the tub!!


Apart from the fact that my mum made me have a baff the moment we got home..... it was a great Hollingday.... a little heavy on the dirt, heat and grass burs though to be honest.  It was good to do and great to see "the Outback", but it confirmed to us all we prefer the beachside Hollingdays..... so stay tuned - my peeps are already talking about the next one!


  1. Oh my goodness Rubie I would love to go check that out. I think it was a great holiday. I could see things I have never seen before and try some of that bush kibble. And I think the bath just might have been unnessasry. But all in all it look great. Oh and MOM wants to say she loved the photo of the holy gum tree.

  2. Well we have greatly enjoyed travelling with you into the Outback, from the comfort of our home, without braving dust, heat and burrs!
    Thank you so much.
    Toodle pip!

  3. Following your adventures is nearly as good as being there !! can't wait for the next one!

  4. My peep is jealous, she'd love a caravan and to visit Flinders. Maybe one day...

  5. Rubie,

    Wow that must have been so fun all the hiking and running around in the outback.
    Can't wait for your next adventures in the outback

    xo Cinnamon

  6. Wow, what a fun trip! I think that mommas are starting to see imaginary dirt, 'cause all my furiends are having to get completely UNNECESSARY baths!

  7. I thinks you were set up! That dirt was in the tub BEFORES you even gots in!! I would demand a solicitor!
    Otherwise, it looks like you had a FABulous time!


  8. Other than the burrs, it was a great adventure. We don't think you had much dirt in your furs..we get much, much dirtier at the river. You're so lucky you got to go. We always have to go to 'camp'.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. It looks like an amazing trip and you made our Lady want to go to the outback even more (which is good for her but bad for us cause she would leave us for too long).

  10. Hey Rubie!
    Wow, what a fun holiday! Goats, sheep, horsies, and roos. Excellent place for exploring and I'm so glad you shared the pix and video. I agree that the bath was totally uncalled for. Humph.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  11. Howdy Rubie, thanks for sharing your holiday with us. The Outback looks amazing. We can't understand why your mum wouldn't let you keep the dirt as a memento of your trip! Sheesh. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  12. Wow wow, 41 degrees? Not nice for little schnauzers but apart from that, fabulous adventuresome holiday had by all by the looks :)

  13. Hey Rubie! What do you mean she gave you a bath! You looked pretty clean in that picture. Oh Why! Oh Why! Oh Why!

    I can't believe you saw Wallaby and Horsey in a single outback adventure.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  14. Well Rubie I must say that I have throughly enjoyed your PKW adventure and am sad to see it end as I'm sure you were too! I loved all your adventurtes and loved all your photos, it was such a great time! I felt like I was right there with you and I wish I was!!!!
    I loved the photo of you leading dad dad up to "Twidale Top" and all the excellent views of your Station!
    I'm super dooper impressed that you guys climed that monutain now, especially after seeing it and hearing the youngsters say how amazed they were of you guys for doing it in the heat! Your Mum should be so very proud of herself coz I'm real proud of her and you for doing it!
    I loved the photo of you in the B-A-T-H you look so sorry for yourself and so very skinny! Its funny, your face really does tell it all! There must have been half the outback in your furs with all the dirt in the tub! A little heavy on the dirt indeed! BOL!
    I hope that you get to go on another holiday real soon and maybe one by the beach will be much cooler for you, it did seem really hot and I'm glad you got an air conditioned car and a cold floor in the PKW to cool off with! Maybe an inflatable doggy pool next time? BOL!
    I'm so glad you had fun, cant wait to see more of your adventures, Mum is loving it and she says she needs a PKW too because it looks FANTASTIC!
    Love and licks your Furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. we would normally never say this, being dogs and all, but by the looks of that water, you sure did need a bath! bol!

    yuki and rocket

  16. That is a pretty wonderful holiday you had there, Rubie. I would like to bark and chase a Roo!


  17. It sounds like a great adventure until you got to the bath!!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  18. Rubie, that bath part stinks, but what a totally cool adventure you had! I love your pictures, I felt like I was right there with you. I don't get the bath part either, but I am glad you are home safe and sound.

    Loveys Sasha


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