Robert, better known as Bob has always had a burning desire for travel, with a particular interest in experiencing the lesser-travelled paths of the world. Though home has always been NSW, Australia, there aren’t many places both here and abroad he hasn’t yet explored – from the deserts of outback Australia to Lapland in northern Finland, Cape York to The Great Wall of China. This list is forever growing, and these experiences keep making his life richer and more fulfilled. With particular reference to the deserts of outback Australia, 4×4 driving and camping are a profound hobby.
Accompanied by his family and Australian Geographic, Bob has travelled on the Lasseter’s Reef expedition following the story of Harold Lasseter’s gold reef, Gunbarrel Highway Expedition following the roads surveyed and constructed by the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party led by Len Beadell, and also the Captain Starlight Expedition, following the story of the infamous stockman, drover and cattle thief named Henry Arthur Readford. These are only a number of outback trips Bob has extensively travelled, with the Canning Stock Route, Simpson’s Desert, conquering “Big Red”, numerous 4wd trips with friends also adding to his life’s travel record.
Though the outback trips are not as frequent on the calendar as they used to be, whenever the opportunity arises or is “too good to pass up” low and behold the bags will be packed and he’ll be off on his next adventure. For the near future, Greece & China and on home soil the Finke Expedition are on the cards. As to where he’ll be and what he’ll be experiencing next year? Only time will tell!