Simpson desert

September 10, 2014  •  10 Comments

Hi everyone,

I have just returned from a trip to the Simpson desert, which is in SA, NT & QLD, but mostly in SA.  Basically, the centre of Australia. We had to take everything with us and take all rubbish out with us. It was a lot of digging 4X4's out of sand, taking hours to travel 30 Km's.  I was the chef on the trip so we ate well, eye fillets, red & white wines, butterflied legs of lamb, cheese before dinner and of course lots of beer. We cooked on the open fire each night and slept under the stars in swags. 

It was one of those trips of a life time, and I did it with 4 of my best mates from primary school.  I can only hope that my son, when he is at my age, has great mates that he has known from primary school, because we had a ball.  We must have been some of the most isolated people on the planet when in the middle of the desert. I have travelled through the Sahara desert when i was younger and of course its the same feeling. 

Anyway, here are a few photos from the trip, of course I have hundreds more and endless amounts of video, But I thought I would send out this blog while I have an hour free. I didn't take all my fancy gear with me, as sand is not the friend of cameras, so I just took my trusty little Sony RX100, lots of SD cards and a tripod. 

I hope you enjoy them. Please leave a comment, pass on the link, and share with who ever you think would like to see them. As I get round to processing the video and other images I will put them up.

Mark Farrelly

 

Simpson_desert-026Simpson_desert-026 Simpson_desert-076-EditSimpson_desert-076-Edit Simpson_desert-087Simpson_desert-087 Simpson_desert-063-EditSimpson_desert-063-Edit Simpson_desert-096Simpson_desert-096 Simpson_desert-181-EditSimpson_desert-181-Edit Simpson_desert-098Simpson_desert-098 Simpson_desert-103Simpson_desert-103 Simpson_desert-106Simpson_desert-106 Simpson_desert-218Simpson_desert-218 Simpson_desert-248Simpson_desert-248 Simpson_desert-256Simpson_desert-256 Simpson_desert-275Simpson_desert-275 Simpson_desert-321Simpson_desert-321 Simpson_desert-382Simpson_desert-382 Simpson_desert-388Simpson_desert-388 Simpson_desert-431Simpson_desert-431 Simpson_desert-440Simpson_desert-440 Simpson_desert-457Simpson_desert-457 Simpson_desert-459Simpson_desert-459 Simpson_desert-506Simpson_desert-506 Simpson_desert-512Simpson_desert-512 Simpson_desert-528Simpson_desert-528 Simpson_desert-531Simpson_desert-531 Simpson_desert-534Simpson_desert-534 Simpson_desert-539Simpson_desert-539 Simpson_desert-542Simpson_desert-542 Simpson_desert-661Simpson_desert-661 Simpson_desert-696Simpson_desert-696 Simpson_desert-698Simpson_desert-698 Simpson_desert-707Simpson_desert-707


Comments

11.Maria(non-registered)
Lovely Mark! I ca just feel the clear, clean air.
10.Heather(non-registered)
These Simpson desert photos have me hankering for the desert - they're fantastic Mark.
9.Chris(non-registered)
Beautiful Mark, makes me want to get in the car and head for it now!!
8.Jacalyn - Housing Choices Australia(non-registered)
What an amazing place Australia is, thank you for sharing your experience Mark!
Amazing photography as per usual ;-)
7.Noddy2706(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing such amazing photos. The Simpson Desert would be my favourite place on earth so far. I have crossed it four times since 2008 and am continually amazed by the variety of scenery from year to year. If your photos are geotagged, I highly recommend heading back in a year or two and taking some from the same spot. I always wanted a series of three photos from the same dune over a number of years. Glad you had a good trip.!! Cheers.
No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July (1) August (1) September (1) October November (2) December
January February (1) March April May (3) June July (1) August September (1) October November December
January February (1) March April (1) May (1) June July August September (1) October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November (1) December
January February March April May June July August September October November December