|The left photo was taken in February 2016 and the right in July 2016. Notice how much my hat has bleached out.|
|Missing a few parts of the route, but it does give you an idea of it.|
We consulted our dear friend John Weigel (I believe his 2014 AUS Big Year total of 770 will remain the record for many years to come). He laid out a basic route for us. Although we followed many of his suggestions, the routing changed again and again as life intervened. We had to push back our departure from the US by a month as I had cataract surgery on both eyes. That changed our original schedule from the start.
|John and me at our "planning table" at Maumee Bay Lodge in Ohio, May 2015.|
|I love Tassie. It has many faces and moods.|
|Troopi in Broome. I loved the BBO and its people.|
|One of my favourite photos from the year... Troopi crossing the King Edward.|
|My very favourite photo of the year. An unposed shot of Lynn listening intently for Sandhill Grasswrens (she heard, we saw) with Uluru in the background. This. So much this.|
|Lynn and me in front of the Kimba Big Galah by the Halfway Across Australia sign, July 2016 in the rain.|
Yes, there will be a book about it all. I promise. I am truly grateful (and I am feeling better).