From this Friday, I will be essentially – and, I must admit, largely blissfully – out of touch with the world. I am off on an epic four-wheel-drive tour of a large chunk of the Australian outback, starting and ending in Alice Springs, and traversing four deserts, the Tanami, the Great Sandy, the Little Sandy, and the Gibson. Here’s a general map of the route:
As a result, there will be a hiatus in terms of new posts for a while, but I suspect that I might have a few topics in mind by the time I return. If you spot any entertaining arenaceous items in the news while I’m away, please let me know!
[For those interested, more details can be found here; the majority of time on the trip will be navigating the Canning Stock Route through a region resonant with exploration history and indigenous culture – many of the images at the head of this post are taken from an Australian Geographic article, and there is a wonderful resource on The Canning Stock Route Project, a recent art-based initiative designed to “explore the cultural diversity of Aboriginal communities and their interconnections with each other and their Country and their part in a greater Australian story.”]