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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding country. We were all captivated by the beauty of the sight, especially Jiyoon, and we all wandered on our own without speaking, taking in the spectacle in our own ways. It's impossible to qualify the feeling with words; even the pictures don't say it all. We could see the rock formations of Ubirr giving way to a beautiful forest stretching away to the largely unexplored Arnhem Land to the East; further round the circle of view, the forest gave way to the floodplain, which in turn merged into luscious green grassland. At risk of sounding like a hippy, up there I felt more at one with nature than I have ever felt in my entire life.

I could have stayed there for hours, but for a buffeting wind that suddenly rose up, which meant that all was not well with the weather. Besides, I wanted to make camp by nightfall. After dark, things can go bump on your bonnet. Kangaroos and other noctural wannabe-roadkill come out and can do serious damage to not only your car, but your conscience as well - imagine spraying Skippy's guts over the road, how bad would you feel?

I thought we had prepared well for the trip, having lots of food and water with us. I introduced the Korean gals to the joys of crisp and honey mustard sandwiches which kept us going in the car. At the campsite, we had