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A few days before Uluru

Between Three Ways & Alice Springs,

Conquering the Marble with Craig Bale – unsure of identity of person seated maybe Graham Caverley.

The bus stops,

We wander in and out of

Gigantic granite rocks,

Precariously poised, balanced.

Devil’s Marbles.

Climbing granite boulders

Not quite the achievement of ascending

The massive sandstone rock formation.

I fail the Rock but I conquer the Marble.

Extra:

The group who occupied the back seat of the bus. I am pretty sure this photo was taken at Camooweal.

L to R: Michael Bale; Jon Trevena; Graham Caverley; Craig Bale; Stephen Cowan (on verandah); John Welch; Arpad Rapsach

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Roadhouse to sleeping bag.

I settle in, under the stars.

To dream …

Just before light,

Painful screams (mine)

Awake me (& everyone).

People rushing to assist.

Thinking disaster but …

The scream comes from

An eerie dream sparked by

An eerie place fuelled by alcohol.

Ending with severe cramps …

and blood-curdling screams.

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Stephen on the Barkly Hwy crossing into NT

The Barkly Highway 

Ends when it meets the Stuart Highway

At Three Ways.

Our camp site.

The roadhouse

Accommodates our thirst.

Age seems no concern.

It’s late, dark, we stagger

The short distance to camp.

Something trips us,

Fall, roll, rumble, giggle.

Next morning, complaint –

Drunken teenagers jumping on sleepers.

The Barkly Hwy: Cloncurry (A), Mt Isa (B), Camooweal(C), Three Ways(D)

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