Camping With Carl


If you want to see The Red Center, I can highly recommend doing so by joining an Adventure Australia 4 Day Safari, if Carl runs it. I honestly have no idea if the other guides at this outfit have the knowledge, experience, energy, cooking skills, sense of humor and good nature of Carl. For four days He took care of 3 Young Women from Germany, 3 Separate Swiss (not German) Couples, and little (ha) old me. And he did so expertly.

We camped in various outback locations where there were shower and toilet facilities as well as wood floored tents, if you needed them. We all preferred to sleep in a swag (Outback Bedroll) under a vast canopy of stars and in the cool desert breeze. Even with the Dingoes wondering round the edge of camp and the mobs of insects abundant in any outback, we found it a very comfortable arrangement.

As to cooking, the tour came with all meals, and Carl with our help, provided abundantly. My only critique was too much meat for my normal diet, but well within fair range, and probably perfect for most people. We dined in gas bottle camp kitchens and with Dutch oven cooking over the hot coals of our fire, depending on the night.

Carl, I never got your last name, mate. But Thanks a million for a great trip. I am certain that with certain other guides it would not have been nearly this good.

We tourists all got along well, and in the end had a final dinner after tour at Bojangles Saloon, which has a live web cam, so Henry was able to watch our antics from far away Hong Kong. The gang helped me to ham it up in front of the camera every time our location was featured, giving Henry a good show. The Various other travelers, and I did exchange email so hopefully we can keep in some touch, at least to exchange photos.