book in the making, I thought that I would make available on my web
pages, the raw info that I am putting together for Cyril
freelance journalist/author who will put it all into a printable,
readable form. This
info will supplement the recorded interviews that Cyril will conduct
with me over the next month or so. The photos are from my collection of
over 2,500 shots I took along the way. At Boulia
about half way, my 2
megapixel camera gave up responding to the "press to take" button. I
let Bill know straight away so that he could get me another and have it
waiting for me in Mt Isa, about 200km to the north. Bill, my brother
who lives in Stockton
a suburb of Newcastle
was supporting me from
afar. I was in contact daily by amateur radio and, where possible,
telephone and email. He got me another Canon camera that was 7
megapixels, so the later shots are even greater resolution.
These postings to my
web pages are an ongoing process and they were started in January 2008.
I am adding a new page every day or so and this means that the whole of
the booknotes will not be available for some time. When you read to the
end of what I have posted so far, the last "click" will fail. This will
give you a break from reading and you can take up the story again a few
photos in these ramblings are "thumbnails", very small versions of
the originals. Clicking on a thumbnail will open a new window with a
larger view of the picture. This is still not the full resolution but
will give a good idea of the content. All of the 2500+ photos, in full
resolution, in my collection are on a DVD which is for sale and half
the profit of these sales is going to the DeafBlind Association of NSW
If you are interested in purchasing the whole, full resolution DVD
collection please send
email to me with your postal address
The cost is $20 with delivery included in Australia.
Click on picture to
see larger image
would like to open a sample photo taken
with the 2 megapixel camera to see it in full
the larger picture shows, click on the picture to see the full
resolution. Use the [BACK] button to return to this page. Note that it
will be about 1 megabyte in
size so could take a while to download. This is an example of the size
of the photos in the full DVD collection.
When the book comes out it will probably sell for $29.95 and
be available in "selected bookstores". That means that it will be in
all the stores that I can get to take it and put on their valuable
shelf space:-). I will be promoting the book where ever possible by
getting radio interviews and also by sending a copy for review by
newspapers. I will "go for a drive" along the route of the
and try to get the book on display for sale in retail outlets, caravan
parks I stayed at, etc. I will also distribute the book from this web
The book and photo collection DVD will be offered together at
$39.95 as the photos are numbered in chronological order and there is a
downloadable spreadsheet that has an entry for each day of the walk
with the evening camp location. Being able to view the photos while
reading the book adds immensly to the experience of following my walk.
This camp position is given relative to the nearest town or
map feature and also the latitude and longitude of the campsite.
Photographs were taken on almost every day and the photo numbers for
each day are also included in the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet was
prepared with Microsoft Works Spreadsheet and will also open with
Microsoft Excel. Click
here to download the spreadsheet.
available for download is the list of equipment that I carried on my
here to download the equipment list. The list document was created
in Microsoft Works word processor and can also be opened with Word.
me via the contact us page
if you have any questions about the walk or these notes. Also email me
if you would like to be notified when the book is published and
available for sale.
Click on the link below to read the next page of these notes.
hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed the walk and writing
up these notes afterwards.