We live just down the street from Kings Park and so a lot of our walks and bike riding involves getting up to the park and enjoying the surroundings. The majority of Kings Park has been left as natural bushland and it has bush tracks going all through it and it’s huge. To be honest … More Kings Park – Awesome in every season
One of the best things about Perth that I didn’t realise when we decided to move here was that there are lots of really interesting and scenic drives and places and little towns that are worth a visit and are less than 5 hours away. With this in mind we decided last minute to visit … More Weekend jaunt to Dongara / Port Denison
Well the poor blog has been very neglected since our arrival in Perth so I thought I’d postdate a few things and include some pics and make a pact to try and keep up with current jaunts and trips around this beautiful state! So to summarise, we had family visitors for Christmas which was fantastic. … More It’s been too long!!! Christmas and Rottnest Island
Well as we kiss goodbye to another year and struggle to stay awake for another new years eve my thoughts are very reflective of the journey we have had and the speed at which this year has flown! We left Bribie in July and now in December we have started a new and different chapter … More Oh What a Year!!
REFLECTIONS Kilometres 13,634 National Parks About 10 Dirt/sandy/rocky/extremely rocky- roads/ tracks/beaches/riverbeds Lots – well over 2000 kilometres Corrugations Millions!!! Poor DMax. Sang “On the road again” Every time we headed to a new location. Finger waves to oncoming cars Thousands People we met and talked to Everywhere we camped and everybody was … More Always fun to reflect!!!
What’s that about saving the best for last!!! NO it’s not the last you’ll hear from me just the last big adventure on our trip! Steep Point you did not disappoint. We weren’t sure how to go about seeing Steep Point while we were in Shark Bay mainly because it takes about 4 hours driving … More Steep Point Wonders
Shark Bay is not all it seems! It’s not just a bay but a huge area and encompasses Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, Henry Freycinet Estuary, Dirk Hartog Island and Edel Land National Park (Steep Point). There’s lots of wide open spaces and only one town. This little seaside mecca is Denham, and although a … More Shark Bay Wildlife Encounters
The next stop south after Exmouth and before Carnarvon is Coral Bay. Tiny beachside place, tiny bay, AMAZING SNORKELLING!! This was such an unexpected amazing place – I love it when you can still get a surprise!! A quick lunch and snorkel stop was definitely a good decision! The best thing about this snorkelling spot … More The snorkelling gear gets used after 11000kms!!!
So heading south from Exmouth down the WA coastline is Carnarvon. This town is a strange little place mainly because it’s surrounded by harsh dry, typically WA normal bushland, the odd wild emu’s around and lots and lots of feral wild goats and then you cross the bridge over the Gascoyne River and all of … More Emu’s, goats and banana’s!!
Now everybody loves whales, seriously what’s not to like! The humpbacks that migrate to Exmouth and have their calves in the safety of the Exmouth Gulf are happy – well the ones I saw seemed to be!! From the beaches and up at the lighthouse, in 5 days, there wasn’t once when we saw none. … More Whale watching delirium!!