Noodling in the Outback sounds like fun! My friend and I spent a night above ground in her ex-relative’s house in the Victoria outback during my trip to Australia. You Australians apparently believe in showing visitors the drought damaged former lakes and other stark but beautiful scenery in the Outback during short stops before driving at break-neck speed to reach the next stop in record time. I never felt any fear though, just excitement. Loved your country, er, continent! Your descriptive poem woke up that memory. Loved it!