RED EARTH EXPEDITION - PART 1

May 2000 to December 2000
(2.239 kilometres on foot. West-Australia)


  • 2000-05-12 - „hurray! hurray! hurray!“ At long last, departure to the red earth
  • 2000-05-13 - 2000-05-14 The first days by the campfire
  • 2000-05-15 - Loading the camels comes close to a nightmare
  • 2000-05-16 - Repair and re-organisation
  • 2000-05-17 - A day between ups and down
  • 2000-05-18 - That was close
  • 2000-05-19 - Repair-Stop
  • 2000-05-20 - Minding the camels is a responsible job
  • 2000-05-21 - Extended rest
  • 2000-05-22 - I'm so happy i could sing
  • 2000-05-23 - The iron snake
  • 2000-05-24 - Minor complaints
  • 2000-05-25 - 2000-05-28 We don't intend to set up any records
  • 2000-05-29 - The calm is followed by the storm
  • 2000-05-30 - Cancer of the skin?
  • 2000-05-31 - Reaching Goomalling
  • 2000-06-01 - The Findings
  • 2000-06-02 - 2000-06-03 Dancing for Joy
  • 2000-06-04 - Ghostly Silence
  • 2000-06-05 - Picasso
  • 2000-06-06 - Our Camels have Forgotten Everything
  • 2000-06-07 - Taking over the Leadership of the Caravan
  • 2000-06-08 - The Seasons Determine our Speed
  • 2000-06-09 - Dark Rain Clouds Disrupt Connection to Outside World
  • 2000-06-10 - Tom Finds Defect on Flying Doctor Radio
  • 2000-06-11 - A small cause, a big effect
  • 2000-06-12 - Sebastian's and Hardie's nose leash training has unpleasant consequences
  • 2000-06-13 - Each of our camels has its scene
  • 2000-06-14 - Sandstorm
  • 2000-06-15 - Why the saddles have to fit like tailor-made
  • 2000-06-16 - The solution
  • 2000-06-17 - Down on my knees with pain
  • 2000-06-18 - Situation unchanged
  • 2000-06-19 - Without any pain I would be the happiest person
  • 2000-06-20 - Situation consistently bad
  • 2000-06-21 - It is a wonderful feeling, when the pain subsides
  • 2000-06-22 - Spirits are high
  • 2000-06-23 - Reconnaissance, cattle grids and fences
  • 2000-06-24 - Jo barely escapes
  • 2000-06-25 - Goola has injured his neck
  • 2000-06-26 - 2000-06-28 The barometer climbs steadily
  • 2000-06-29 - Our date of departure is still not fixed
  • 2000-06-30 - Psychological low
  • 2000-07-01 - Fold-out table, luxury on the expedition
  • 2000-07-02 - Jo stays a couple of days longer
  • 2000-07-03 - Istan the canon
  • 2000-07-04 - Why we hide ourselves
  • 2000-07-05 - Futile departure attempt
  • 2000-07-06 - The nightmare is real
  • 2000-07-07 - Peter helps us repair the saddles
  • 2000-07-08 - Camp day
  • 2000-07-09 - We consider giving up
  • 2000-07-10 - Saddle repairs
  • 2000-07-11 - On the road again
  • 2000-07-12 - Making good ground
  • 2000-07-13 - Red Earth Camp 1
  • 2000-07-14 - Goodbye Jo
  • 2000-07-15 - A difficult day
  • 2000-07-16 - Windmills and cattle grids
  • 2000-07-17 - Must we dig our way through Australia?
  • 2000-07-18 - We think we're in a fairy-tale world
  • 2000-07-19 - Countless broken bottles spread over the whole area like land mines
  • 2000-07-20 - I lie flat on my back
  • 2000-07-21 - I feel much better
  • 2000-07-22 - Rare visit
  • 2000-07-23 - Camp day
  • 2000-07-24 - And they dance their Dance of Terror
  • 2000-07-25 - Doors and gates are open
  • 2000-07-26 - Without incident
  • 2000-07-27 - The fence wires coil like snakes around his legs
  • 2000-07-28 - Floating lights
  • 2000-07-29 - A quiet day in the supply camp
  • 2000-07-30 - Good news
  • 2000-07-31 - Goodbye
  • 2000-08-01 - Another day
  • 2000-08-02 - Last preparation
  • 2000-08-03 - Camels handle load well
  • 2000-08-04 - Like a bird over the sea
  • 2000-08-05 - Rusted treasures
  • 2000-08-06 - Reason triumphs
  • 2000-08-07 - Our boys get used to the work
  • 2000-08-08 - The friendly town of Yalgoo
  • 2000-08-09 - Exhausting day’s march
  • 2000-08-10 - Helpful hands in the bush
  • 2000-08-11 - Phill the kangaroo hunter
  • 2000-08-12 - Tanjas paints an impressive picture
  • 2000-08-13 - Phill tells his story
  • 2000-08-14 - A stifling hot day
  • 2000-08-15 - Sebastian’s psycho game
  • 2000-08-16 - Sheep herding from the air
  • 2000-08-17 - Goola spits
  • 2000-08-18 - The costs appear to be exploding
  • 2000-08-19 - EEEiiii!’ it sounds just a few metres later
  • 2000-08-20 - Sheering Sheds
  • 2000-08-21 - Trust your intuition
  • 2000-08-22 - Tourists
  • 2000-08-23 - Shortcut through the bush
  • 2000-08-24 - It takes but the blink of an eye to change or end a life!
  • 2000-09-12 - All-clear signal
  • 2000-09-13 - Belele Camp