Departures (2008–…): Season 3, Episode 16 - Australia - full transcript

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(air whooshing)

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- [Scott] So it begins,
another big journey.

One last big trip.

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- [Justin] It's time to
get back to our roots,

get back to a form of travel
that we are in control of.

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- [Scott] I'm sad to say

that it's gonna be coming to an end soon.

Not just this trip, but three years.



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- [Justin] Every step of this world trip

has taken us further away from home

to places we never expected to see.

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- [Scott] Two years ago, I
would never have understood

how much this journey would change me.

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- [Justin] This is why we travel.

This is the reason that we're out here.

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- [Scott] I never expected

to always be away from home forever.



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- [Justin] You have the finish line

because eventually, everything has to end.

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- [Scott] There's only
two people in this world

that can kinda relate to
what I've gone through.

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We've seen each other change

and we've seen each other growing

and we've kinda grown together.

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- [Justin] In a weird way,

this big milestone has been reached

by just setting foot on Australia.

The last continent on earth
that we needed to touch.

And we've done it.

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- Just outside of Adelaide, Australia.

This is where the next big road
trip for us is gonna begin.

(upbeat music)

We'll purchase a vehicle this time.

We're not gonna just rent.

- The drive itself is punishment enough.

I mean, you're talking
more than 3,000 kilometers

and in between is, hot weather, desert.

(upbeat music)

- The beauty of a road
trip is a mission, right?

So, mission number one
is, to get some wheels.

(upbeat music)

(traffic humming)

- I've already gravitated
towards this Toyota Land Cruiser.

We're hoping to be able

to get something in the neighborhood

of about five grand, no more.

- Come on down to Somerton Car Sales,

they'll give you the best
deal, this side of Australia.

You don't wanna pay five
grand, slash that price.

$ 1999 and nine.

Come on down, we'll slash the prices.

1999, come on down right now,

this thing's going out of the door.

Dual fuel, we'll put cold fuel in there.

4999, I don't wanna pay that.

You don't wanna pay that.

We've gotta get this crap out.

Four dollars, take it out again.

Whoa, Mercedes, BMW,
we'll sell you anything.

You want it, you know these rocks.

Everybody loves rocks.

Free rocks for the kids.

You buy this one, I'll
throw in six for free.

Six, you'll like it, (murmurs),

slash that, slash that,
slash that, two dollars.

I'll make you the best deal ever.

(upbeat music)

I've got nothing else to say (laughs).

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- We've got a few good cars

and there's a few options for (murmurs).

But really what you want is
the Land Cruiser back there

that you're standing in
front of this before.

- I gotta say, that was what
caught my eye when I came in.

Does it actually have AC?

- Yeah, it does.

- [Scott] It does.

- It does work.

(car engine roaring)

- I'm like the worst person

when it comes to buying used vehicles.

'Cause I'm just like, I
don't know what I'm getting.

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There are a lot of pluses to this thing.

The (murmurs) driver is an absolute must.

It's got like the brush
guard or the roof guard,

extra storage rack, tons
of room in the back.

And we have two options of fuel.

- It's a reliable vehicle.

I mean, this is gonna be the
one that's gonna get us there.

This is our girl.

(car engine roaring)

(upbeat music)

- She's not like starting.

- [Scott] Oh, that's alright.

- That's not a good sign.

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- We're driving the Stuart Highway

and we're gonna split the continent

of Australia straight up in the middle,

driving from Adelaide to Darwin.

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- Trying to be as self-reliant

as possible is the most important thing.

So we've got basically two spare tires.

We got water for overheating
and for drinking for ourselves.

Because when we get out there,

there may not be any water.

A fire extinguisher, a satellite phone.

- Here's the first sign right here,

of not only cattle but kangaroos

that can hop out at any point.

It's obviously not really well-liked

because there's buckshot
right through the sign.

This is the best part of a road trip.

You can just see the last of
civilization and that's it.

That's what lies ahead of us, you know.

Spin around and take off
into the great unknown.

(suspense music)

- [Scott] Thinking back to that trip

across Canada seems literally
like three months ago,

instead of, three years ago.

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I'd be lying if I said that
it doesn't feel different now

than it did three years ago.

And it's not that it's boring now

and it's not that any of
us have even one regret.

But, things are changing.

(upbeat music)

(car horn beeping)

(both laugh)

- First kangaroo.

- That was a close call.

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- So tonight we're staying in Coober Pedy,

in a motel that's been
excavated right into the ground.

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- This has like blood all over the walls.

- It looks cool,

it looks like it's been
picked out with a pickaxe.

- This place looks like
someone got murdered.

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- Coober Pedy is this natural
casino that the OPEC provides.

The opal mines that are here
are what created a town.

And it's still what really
keeps the town here.

But to stop here and to meet
up with a guy like Trevor,

you know, these people
are still going out here,

looking for what's left of
their stake at opal riches.

- The thing about the opal,

it could be sitting in a spot like this.

And you've got all this
other dirt all around you,

that's covering it up.

You've gotta remove all this dirt just

to get to this little bit of opal.

We always find a little bit,

a little bit here, a little bit there.

It just tempts you,

or there might be nothing there

and the grass is greener
on the other side.

So you pull your pegs, go over there,

somebody else comes in,
goes another 10 feet,

bang, he finds the opal.

- What is opal fever?

'Cause you have
self-proclaimed opal fever.

- There is nothing more exciting

than seeing opal in the wall

and getting ready to dig it out.

It is still the only game in the world

where a small champ like you

and I could come out and give it a guy.

Get dirty, work hard and
maybe actually get rich.

Now what we're planning to do is

to put all these bombs
in along the side here,

blow all this ground out.

And hopefully, hopefully, we'll
find a little bit of color.

- How lucky are we going to need today?

- There's plenty of
material and color here.

So, hopefully, it will come good.

(upbeat music)

- You wanna drew one?

- [Justin] Sure, yeah, let's.

(upbeat music)

- I like this thing, this is very fun.

- Welcome to our crazy world.

- We've got to get up top and
obviously out of harm's way.

And then now, the countdown begins.

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- Come on Andrew.

- Look at these guys.

(slow music)

(bomb booms)

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- We've already got dynamite fever.

The opal will is like, "Now, whatever,

I don't want to see more explosions."

- Now, the bolts is
dropped into the number.

You see the number,
you look onto the table

to see whether it's your
number that has come up.

That's where we are right now.

We're about to go down there.

We're about to dig into the wall

and see if we can find our source of opal.

(upbeat music)

There's a bit of opal that we've found.

We're just, we're gonna return some

of the big rocks over and there we are.

(upbeat music)

- No red, yeah.

- No red, yeah,

you can get the red.

That's what you really want

because it's demands more value.

Watch, the curse of the opal miner.

- Patched opal, all the opal
that's been found about 80

to 90% of it will be patched opal.

So, open with no color.

(upbeat music)

- There's a lot of material,
but not much color.

- [Scott] This is the color
you're seeing through here.

- That's right, it's one of
the (murmurs) through here.

- So I suppose this isn't
enough to send anyone

to Fiji or anything like that,

isn't it?
- Definitely,

probably one more pick and it'll dry away.

In and out, that's the game.

(upbeat music)

- It's like standing

and watching the high
rollers table at a casino.

You feel a lot of that
excitement just being there.

For those guys, they still live off a bit

of that high and a bit of that excitement.

- Yeah, over there, nothing's left.

(upbeat music)

Typical, hopefully, it gets
better as we dig in deeper.

The dreamers paradise are
you in, anything can happen.

Some people can work
hard all their life here

and nothing pays off for them.

Takes a certain kind of
spirit to be out here.

- Any luck?

- No, it's gone (laughs).

When you work in partnership,
there's no payment.

Three or four of you make
a company on a handshake.

And then, when you get
some opal, you divided up.

Now, opal will now pay.

- I think the opal fever is kicking in.

You laugh at it at first

but the second you get in here

and you see a strip of it,

you think, well, let's
pull this dirt away.

Maybe that's gonna get into something

or this little line just through there,

is gonna get into something

and you never wanna let it go.

And so, you do it again and you
do it again and do it again.

And you do it again.

And the next thing you know,

you wake up and you're
10 years older(laughs).

- I was a nurse for 20 years.

I mean, that excitement

of nursing just doesn't
do it for me anymore.

Like coming out here today,

playing with these bombs,

finding a little bit of opal.

(upbeat music)

- Tomorrow they'll come back
and they're not done here.

It could still open up
into something else.

And that's exactly like

what this opal fever's all about is,

where do you stop?

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(car engine roaring)

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- Welcome to Marla, South Australia.

And it's a pretty isolated town.

Even more so than Coober Pedy.

- You have a pretty major fuel leak

and I'm just trying to figure
out what's the problem.

(car engine roaring)

We've been running the truck all morning

on the LPG and the propane.

- The weird thing is the
gasoline isn't on right now.

We're running the propane.

But for some reason,

I guess, the fuel pump
is still pulling some

of that fuel through

and it's dumping it right on the ground.

- They say there's a mechanic
right down the street here.

So, I wouldn't go any
further until that's fixed.

The mechanic here in Marla figures

that it's the fuel pump itself
that needs to be replaced.

We're just gonna cut the
fuel line off for the petrol

and run strictly on LPG or propane.

(upbeat music)

(car engine roaring)

- [Justin] Charge like the
battery light, it just came on.

- I was starting to
think we bought a lemon,

too late now, with a battery
not holding a charge,

you don't wanna shut off the car either.

But we've got limited.

We've only got so much fuel

while our temperature has gone way up,

charge has gone way down.

- [Justin] It smells like death.

- You look up that way,
you look down that way.

You really couldn't be further
from anywhere right now.

(upbeat music)

- There's a lot of antifreeze.

- Oh, look down there.

(upbeat music)

- Oh, my God.

(upbeat music)

- How are you doing?

- [Driver] You guys are out?

- Yeah, yeah, we've reached (murmurs).

- Well, it'll costs you a bit,

maybe 400 bucks for this type of this.

- We've had a couple of
guys stop with their truck

they were willing to
take us back to Marla.

(suspense music)

- This guy's actually got a friend

in town who he thinks
can help us out as well.

Hopefully, be able to just
rebuilt the pulley back on again,

get everything running

and hopefully, everything
else will stay intact.

- We'll choose the strongest point.

- After three years of travel

I've learned to not put
too much stock in luck

because you're bound to get good luck.

You're bound to get bad luck

and just like everything,

if you stress about
it, you worry about it.

You think about it too much,
then it can easily consume you.

(upbeat music)

Instead, I think, we played it cool.

We had bad luck and then we had good luck.

All these things have been
working in conjunction

with each other to form
this sort of balance.

(car engine roaring)

The things like sometimes go bad.

But that's what makes the
best parts of the road trip.

When the good things happen,

they become really, really good.

(upbeat music)

- Ironically, this picture
is actually exactly

where we broke down.

- Twice in Marla.

Hopefully, this is the last.

(suspense music)

- It's kind of weird

that we're coming up on
another calendar year.

Every year, we kind of decide,

do we want to keep on going?

A lot's happening in this last year.

So, it could make sense just to kind

of step away from it for
a little bit, you know,

and just catch our breath.

(suspense music)

Anybody who's been traveling
for over a year can understand

where we're coming from.

- [Justin] I've learned
more in the last three years

than I did in the first 26.

(slow music)

The whole travelers goal

of reaching 30 countries
before you're 30 years old.

That's an accomplishment, but I don't look

at those milestones as
dreams that have come true.

I look at all of those things
that I didn't plan on doing,

those are the dreams come true.

(upbeat music)

- For a while there,

it looked like we weren't
even going to get to Uluru.

It's right in the middle of the continent.

And there's nothing like it around.

(upbeat music)

It's probably one

of the most identifiable natural landmarks

anywhere in the world.

To stand there in front of it

and watch it light up
was like, it's good omen.

- It's been quite an adventure
just to get out this far.

All the hiccups

and all the frustration
we'll eventually all forget

as time goes on, but seeing
this iconic image of Australia,

that's something you'll never forget.

(upbeat music)

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Here's Rock.

Well, it should say Uluru, it'd be proper.

Another sticker, another accomplishment.

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- We're heading from Uluru
to Kings Creek station

and that's gonna be the last
of the paved road we'll see.

So we're going to try to
find the key rancher here.

Get ourselves settled for the night

and hopefully, lend a
hand around here tomorrow.

(upbeat music)

- [Scott] We've literally just arrived

and there's snake issue.

Nice, warm welcome for us.

- Out!

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Do you wanna come in?

- Sure, yeah, and we wanna
come in if there's (murmurs).

- And it's python, it's a,

- How big is it?

- Oh, it's like this big.

- Big enough,

- Yeah, (murmurs).

- Holy shit.

- Non venomous, it's just a constrictor.

Good and fat, very, very fat.

This grow up to be about two meters long.

You're welcome to my world.

- I'd shake your hand, but,

- Justin, take a look.

(both laugh)

- The grip I have here

on the snake at the moment is,

it's just quite, quite gentle.

Just let it go of this stuff.

- So how common is this?

- We've had a couple over
last couple of nights.

The ground temperature here, it's so hot.

During the heat of the day,

most of them come out after dark.

We'll take this one now, okay?

Australia has, 10 or 12

of the most venomous snakes in the world.

When you are in and
about, just have torch.

Always have a torch outside.

- You've got some work
for us tomorrow then?

- We've got some fencing to do,

we've got a waterhole that
will be working nearby.

Have you got calluses yet?

Have you seen it and said hey?

- Nice virgin hands.

- So these are the hands that (murmurs).

Straight in and he said,

I'm gonna sleep the tonight in a treetop.

And in her case.

It's a gentle reminder

in a way that we're in
the middle of scrub.

So it's just, we are in
their, in their patch.

(upbeat music)

- We're definitely in for the
best meal of the trip so far.

Brand new fresh camel steaks.

- Two days ago, this one was
wandering around the paddock.

This is a (murmurs) camel

that won't be (murmurs).

One of the beauties of camel meat,

it's a very lean meat, a very healthy.

It's such a versatile meat.

Anything from lasagna, the pastures,

that are served right through,

the Moroccan and you can
all have different spices,

your Indian with the curries,

cut off fashion steaks,
roasts, you name it.

- Oh, my mouth is watering.

My stomach is grumbling.

(upbeat music)

- Caramelization moment.

Just because we're in
the scrub doesn't mean

we're gonna eat poorly.

So, you can have,
- Lovely.

- Camel steak, caramelized
onion, homegrown jukunis,

and mashed potato with
a bit of calyx roach.

So, you should put some
light in your pencil.

- This is part of the OPEC experience.

Having an open fire, barbecue.

I like it.

- Oh, yeah.

- I never would have expected camel

to be on the menu in the
OPEC, but here it is.

And I'm happy it is.

- I could just sweat tomorrow, you know.

- (murmurs) Bring him on, (laughs)

(upbeat music)

- Had a wonderful sleep last night.

When the desert's at its best,

it can be ridiculously hot in the daytime.

The nighttime is somehow
perfect for sleeping.

We'll get some good food
into us this morning.

So we have some energy.

- Food (murmurs) so.

You know, there's hard work,

the bruin, just coming my way.

- The calluses, (murmurs)

- Starting our work for the day.

(upbeat music)

- Basically what you're doing is,

you're drawing on the
animals in with this water.

And then, as they get used
to the tight confines,

you start opening up the space
so more animals can come in

and gradually, making your trap bigger

and bigger and bigger all the way around.

So, every time you move it back,
you got put a new panel in.

(upbeat music)

- Okay, hands on the fence.

Have a look over your shoulder there.

You'll see the cans.

You can't necessarily see the wire.

The end result here is,

the fence we've got behind me here.

We will hang as many cans as we need to.

The more we can make the
biding sing, the better,

the better for us.

Let's work and obviously
better for camel as well.

(upbeat music)

- Chris is a really nice guy

and he's taking care of us.

So, I think it's just common
courtesy for the three

of us to always help out
people when we have a chance.

All that good energy that you put out,

i guarantee, you'll get it back.

(upbeat music)

- Put a little shovel,

throw it up in the air.

It comes down as cow shit.

If stays up, it's bullshit.

(upbeat music)

We've got the cattle just
coming in for a drink.

We've just changed the yards around a bit.

We've got cans up in there,

which they're not used to,

but their thirst will motivate them

to go beyond, everything just changed.

What is more precious than gold really?

(upbeat music)

- How'd we do?

We do alright?

- A little bit but that (murmurs).

How is the hands?

Let's see, I guess the
hands is the ultimate test.

- There's still a while
to go yet I reckon.

- Well, yeah.

- Hopefully we weren't too much

of a hindrance for the
help that you needed today.

- No this has been great.

Really appreciate your (murmurs).

- I wanted to ask you a
few more questions though

just for preparation for us.

I mean, now that we're heading out

of King Creek Station
through the Boggy Hole area,

this will be our first real
test of driving off road.

You've been through that area before.

What kind of tips can you give us?

- (murmurs) Probably the most
important thing there is,

approach all of your sand with caution.

Be aware, particularly
here in central Australia

during summer, you can make a crossing

in the morning on cold
sand, no dramas at all.

You'll come back a couple of hours later

and the sands heat it up and
you'll have difficulties.

But if you're also camping at Boggy Hole,

get a good nights, keep,
you know, enjoy a swim.

Then do that sand stretches in
that earlier part of the day.

And probably, the most
important thing to do

from here and with your travels

because you're out here in the scrub now,

it's the rule of peace,

prior preparation and planning

prevents peace-poor performance.

- I've been doing a little
of this along the way

to mark all the milestones.

If you do the honors for us.

There it is.

(upbeat music)

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- We were driving

and Scott notices this
bush fires starting up.

So I jumped out with this.

(upbeat music)

- It's spreading really quickly.

So I'm gonna use the sat
phone and just call it in.

You stop it from spreading.

(upbeat music)

- I shouldn't be doing this for flops.

(upbeat music)

- You really got to watch
where you're just walking

and where you're going, because
you can get trapped in one

of these things.

If I could put that out
but this thing ran out.

And you can see how
it's starting to spread.

Like all this has died off,

but that section it's still going.

Who knows what started this thing?

At least now, it's reported.

And at least now, it's
up to the authorities,

the fire department, to
decide how to handle it.

(upbeat music)

(car engine roaring)

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- A lot of kangaroo carcasses
on the side of the road

which means the population must
be really high in this area.

Either that, or they're just
really curious in this area.

They blend in with the soil

and the dry brush still got
to keep your eyes peeled.

(birds chirping)

- I had to come to peace with this truck.

This thing needs to be reborn.

Cue the music montage.

(upbeat music)

- Boggy Hole Watch out 'cause
the phoenix is coming for you.

(upbeat music)

- [Justin] All the travel over
the years has made me realize

that I can feel comfortable
just about anywhere.

♪ Days or times ♪

♪ Safety me ♪

- [Scott] The last
thing you want to do is,

go to a country just to
check it off on the list.

I think it's really important

that we push on because we wanna push on

because there's more to
explore and more to see.

(upbeat music)

It feels kind of silly sometimes
putting my passport down

and looking at the country
on the top of that passport

and thinking, that place feels
a little bit more foreign

than most of the other places we've been.

♪ She's kind ♪

- The truth of the matter is,

you can be a citizen of the world

but there's only one place
that will truly be home.

I haven't really been
there in a long, long time.

♪ Go on and see ♪

♪ You're falling blind ♪

♪ Go on and dream ♪

Getting off road,
especially to the section

of Boggy Hole has been a part of the trip

that we've both been looking
forward to and dreading.

(upbeat music)

We knew we were taking
a 25 year old vehicle

into it and that even the best

Of four wheel drives
have problems in there.

- I'm glad that the truck decided

to finally pull its weight
during the most critical time.

- Come on, phoenix, hang on.

- Is that it?

- I think that's it, yeah

- You want to stop here?

(upbeat music)

- I got those hands now.

This is the OPEC adventure
that we've been talking about.

That's Boggy Hole.

That's the truck that got us here.

Phoenix, barely.

- That was one of the funnest pieces

of driving I've ever done.

- There was a couple of spots

where I was just like, oh, shit.

The sun's gone, the sand's cool.

You can get a better start tomorrow.

The beauty of the desert,

no rain slick needed.

Open air coming right through.

Nice temperatures for sleeping.

A lot of stars to look at.

I'm just glad we're here.

For now, I'll get some rest.

Talk to all you again in the morning.

(upbeat music)

- Coming up close to the
tent, there's a snake.

I don't know what kind of snake it is.

And there are a lot of venomous snake

in Australia and especially in the OPEC.

So giving it the respect it deserves

with a bit of distance,

making sure that it doesn't
come near our tents.

This could be a completely harmless snake

or it could be a very harmful snake

and not worth taking the risk.

(upbeat music)

This big road trip is now
walking towards the finale.

I don't wanna start
thinking about that yet

but I can't get it out of my head.

We're in the center of
Australia off that main road.

And I love that feeling.

They call it Boggy Hole.

Nice little oasis in
the middle of the OPEC.

It's amazingly quiet, amazingly hours.

I kind of hoped it would
be a little bit more

of like a clear, cobalt blue water source.

But I guess we've got
to count our blessings

that there's a water source at all here.

- We couldn't smell any worse.

Might as well get this old stink off

and put new stink on.

(upbeat music)

- Oh, yeah.

- It's a swamp.

- That's Boggy.

- Smelling like fresh, (murmurs).

(water splashes)

Gross, gross, gross, gross.

Standing up, disgusting.

It feels like I'm walking
around in a chemical toilet.

A tod factory,

- (laughs) Justin, yell
something really loud.

(upbeat music)

- Australia.

- You thought that long
and came up with Australia.

I thought, for sure you were
gonna yell, tod factory.

(upbeat music)

- The same three people have experienced

the exact same things

in all the places that we've gone to.

By doing that,

we definitely create a bond.

(upbeat music)

That's the beauty of
traveling with two friends

like Andrew and Justin who
have different characteristics,

who are different people

and who therefore, change
you over three years.

(upbeat music)

- We called this truck, the phoenix,

paled flames and all that kind of stuff.

The thing is, you don't drive the phoenix,

your ride the phoenix.

- You're gonna get hot
as hell that, Justin.

That's all I'm gonna say.

- I don't look too stupid, do I, (laughs)?

(upbeat music)

Yes, sir.

♪ Get me straight ♪

♪ Get me out of this place ♪

♪ It's for the strangers that ♪

♪ I've seen more familiar face ♪

♪ But there's a lady ♪

♪ And she gives the shakes ♪

♪ It makes me wanna ♪

- Let's go phoenix, let's go.

(upbeat music)

Did we hit that tree

or we just kind of skimmed it.

- Everything is looking good.

- Friendship.

- As horrible as this sounds,

even if we got stuck in here,

it'd be alright because,

it's like realizing halfway
through a long weekend

that you got to go back to work.

You start that downward
slide towards the end

and then the great unknown,

where next, what next?

♪ Get me straight ♪

♪ Get me out of this hole ♪

♪ It is 16 cents and rummer dog ♪

♪ We better find the door
or it's gonna be fogged ♪

♪ I think I wanna ♪

♪ The side guy have to
watch out or I'm gonna ♪

(upbeat music)

- The rains have started.

Things are getting slippery.

- These flash floods have
been coming pretty quickly.

And now, we're trying to get out of here

and make it back to some tarmac

because look at it, it's like,

wow, it's getting really
deep really, really quick.

Another test for the phoenix, Scott.

We need this, ready?

- Yeah, can you get on the court?

- No, no, no, no.

- It's days like today that you're happy

you got friends like Justin there,

to push you to a new level.

Go phoenix, go.

I had some sort of goofball
mentality that you know,

normally, I wouldn't have it.

It'd be a serious mission.

The way I would do things.

(upbeat music)

We've finally reached
the Stuart Highway again

which means tarmac and safety.

(upbeat music)

(car engine roaring)

- Why, because, UFO, we're
gonna stop right here.

Oh, my, look at this (laughs).

- Oh, I'd never wanna stay here.

I believe in UFOs.

- We really don't have
many options right now.

So we're stuck in Wycliffe Well.

- Do you necessarily stay here?

Seriously, I don't know about you,

but that's just not appealing.

(upbeat music)

- It doesn't stop with the aliens.

There's just more stuff
that's bizarre here.

That's what I'm talking about.

The grill on the bed,

that make any sense?

(upbeat music)

Anti dolls or something.

I know it, you guys do the honors.

(upbeat music)

- Do you wanna see something today?

- I don't see anything.

All that alien stuff was like,

it freaks me out.

- Who is watching the bar?

It turns out the fellow's behind the bar

is the owner of the place.

He's been here for 25 years

and obviously knows the
story behind the area.

What do you say if people
talk about, you know,

oh, well, any kind of weird settings

this must be experimental,
military things, stuff like that.

- When you see for yourself

an object doing the maneuvers
that they do up there,

they delivers like that.

And then when you see
them shoot across the sky

and without even stopping
or any sort of maneuver,

they're gone in a different direction

or, you know, zigzagging
all over the place.

So you mention what fantastic
speeds they're doing.

And as a human, it's their way.

The law of animation equals
one million years ago.

And there is still a lot for mother ship

and then, four UFOs
around it in each corner.

- What do you tell people
who are non-believers?

- I actually really believe that we're it.

Yeah, We're not even a speck

of dust in the scheme of things.

Even a cockroach trying

to cross the floor has been around a bit,

millions of more years while we haven't.

Are we superior to the
cockroach supposedly?

Yes, so what are we?

We're nothing.

- I think people are very
ignorant to think that, you know,

we are the, be all and
end all of the universe.

Like, do you understand
how big the universe is?

It goes on and on, on.

- I think, (murmurs).

- I don't know how much sleep
you're gonna get tonight.

- I don't know, man.

I like to think that
there's something out there.

- Everything that I've experienced

in three years has been
because I've seen it

and now believed it.

- I honestly believe that
there's so much more out there.

- That's cool, that's cool.

- There's more to life than

what you see in front of your eyes.

(suspense music)

(car engine roaring)

- Oh , oh, just pop the hood.

- It's called the phoenix.

(suspense music)

The battery's dead.

No real explanation why,

nothing was left on to drain the battery.

- [Scott] I'm not even mad at it at all.

- Aliens.

- They were probably hovering
over top of their star sign.

- The battery cables.

We'll substitute our
truck for this blue Jeep.

They beamed down and sucked
the power of the phoenix.

They actually painted this to
tell us that they did that.

There was the gray one.

The gray ones are the evil ones.

And there's the blue ones
that overshine the ones.

- [Scott] What do the green guys do?

- Then green aren't(murmurs),
that's stupid.

- We're gonna try to
bump-start this truck first

to see if that'll work.

(upbeat music)

Ready, here we go.

Not even close.

- We'll try reverse, reverse,
usually, it works well.

(car engine roaring)

- Alright, (laughs).

- So, I don't know why, but the
battery was completely flat.

- The aliens of course,

that's how we draw the
business in (laughs).

Smart about there?

- [Scott] That looks great.

- Oh, look at that.

It's the best one out there.

Good, last character.

- Oh, thank you so much.

- Oh, thank you, my pleasure.

- Awesome.

- I just like you two.

(upbeat music)

- I think this is a pretty good indicator

that we're starting to
leave the OPEC behind

and the rain that's been
coming down over the last day

or so is now starting to form
these flash flood rivers.

(upbeat music)

We're under 1,000
kilometers to Darwin now.

And by day's end, we'll probably
be within reach of Darwin.

(upbeat music)

(car engine roaring)

(upbeat music)

There is still time to see this world

and feel like an explorer

and feel like you're seeing
something for the first time.

(upbeat music)

We have the means to go from one end

of the world to the other

in half of a day.

Sometimes it seems like a lot

of money to spend a 1,000 bucks

to get on a plane and go somewhere.

But think of what it's giving you,

think of the freedom.

You have to be able to do that.

It seems a shame to not
take that opportunity.

(upbeat music)

I don't think we'll
regret stopping right now.

Wherever this takes me in life, who knows?

But I still have all those experiences

and I still have all those memories

and I still have those good times

and there're still with me.

And that just feels me for
the next chapter of my life.

(upbeat music)

- I think there's one more
sticker that needs to go on here,

to signify the end of this thing.

(upbeat music)

Doesn't any more beautiful than that.

(upbeat music)

- There's a sticker for
all the places we've been.

That's the sticker for us.

- The partying, the phoenix, exactly.

- Now we've got to find
someone who wants it.

(upbeat music)

- Coming with the idea of
just finding someone else

who's traveling, and
giving the vehicle to them.

Jason, we'll call him
and see what he says.

Is this Jason?

The thing is that we have a truck here

and we're trying to give it away.

We have a free truck.

Yeah, this is me.

Can you want me right now?

(upbeat music)

There we go.

He was kind of confused.

He's like," Give me a free
ride, like a free ride there."

I'm like, " No free truck."

(upbeat music)

You can have this truck,
but when you make it

to your destination or
when you're done with it,

you have to give it to somebody else.

- You can't sell it for money.

You have to give it to someone else.

- Yeah.

- Okay?

- Yeah.

- We've a deal?
- I promise.

It's very good, I like this.

- Okay, it's just about
this truck going on

and having another adventure, you know.

Just a backpacker here from
Taiwan, exploring Australia.

It's perfect, it feels perfect.

- These are yours.

- Thank you a lot.

- This is for, this is the
most important thing right now.

This mask, when the phoenix
is not listening to you,

you put this mask on and
she'll listen to you.

(upbeat music)

- Going.

(Justin laughs)

- He already knows the call.

I didn't even tell him to
do a call, he just knew.

- Yeah.

- Phoenix is gonna be alright.

(upbeat music)

- Final diary camp.

This (murmurs) is a lot tougher.

(upbeat music)

- I think I'm making the right choice.

I think it's time.

Time to kind of just move on a little bit.

(upbeat music)

- It's always been about
going someplace new

and getting to know someplace new.

(upbeat music)

And I think now it's, it's
time to get to know home again.

(upbeat music)

♪ Hear them talk today ♪

- We've come across a
lot of amazing people,

we've come across a lot of amazing places

and a lot of, a lot of amazing memories.

♪ For yourself ♪

- I don't regret one minute
of the last three years

and I don't regret one decision
in the last three years.

♪ You're long away from home ♪

- We're not sure what's gonna
happen from here and out.

All we know is that,

we are going back home and from then

and from there, who knows?

- [Scott] There's quite a few places

I still wanna go and see.

- We're on the sunny shores
at the edge of Darwin,

the home city of Charles Darwin himself,

the famous inventor,
who invented the monkey,

the advent calendar and the
catchphrase, not the mama.

Sorry mate.

- I always learn
something traveling around

with Justin and Lou Catch,
you'll always learn something.

We're back at the water again.

We crossed from the extreme South

to the extreme North
of an entire continent.

We did it.

- We did.

- We're done.

- We did it, Andrew.

- I know you don't like this very much.

♪ I think it's gonna kill me thanks all ♪

- There's a lot of things I
still wanna accomplish in life

but I do have someone back home I really,

really truly care about.

And I really do miss quite a bit.

And being on the road really,
really makes things difficult.

♪ I don't know what you said to me ♪

- There are other people
in my life that need me

and I need them.

And so, priorities shift and change.

And then I've lived my dream

and I know I'll continue living it.

My dreams will change.

My goals will change and I'll,
I'll keep living those out.

This is the perfect
inspiration to, to prove

to myself that nothing's
gonna hold me back

from anything now.

(upbeat music)

- I think we did it at
the right time, right age,

and anybody out there right now who wants

to travel, get out there
because you're not getting older

or you're not getting any younger.

I think, I wish we were all getting older.

What else do they say?

I've just confused myself.

♪ Out of the dark and clear your eyes ♪

- Thank you world for a lifetime worth

of experience in three years.

♪ Finding something ♪

I owe you all.

♪ Summer way ♪

- I might get from call from Scott saying,

"You wanna start traveling
again and where do we go."

And maybe I wouldn't go, maybe I would.

It's hard to say.

Eventually, I have to get a real job.

Seriously, do you need
me to get a real job?

Soon as I push that button, it's over.

And I really don't wanna do it.

(upbeat music)

I guess I got to, so, here it goes.

Hope you enjoyed.

I've enjoyed this 'cause
I sure as hell did.

Let me just hit this
before I start to recap.

(upbeat music)