clouds.

the weather forecast for the last few days was alarming. heavy rains and damaging winds across most of the western australian coast, from kalbarri all the way to the south. perth was going to get a good drenching which was ok because they had a dry autumn so far. probably because of that the people…

let there be light.

when we got the disco ready for our trip there was one addition we decided to give a miss: driving lights or spotties as us aussies like call them. there were a few reasons: we really didn’t want to be on the road after dark. no matter what lights you have, the roo that you…

by sea and by air.

shark bay is a great place, if you haven’t had a chance to get there have a look at some photos here and here (nat’s report about her very special time in shark bay). we did have a little time to kill because of the latest in a series of land rover spare parts that…

geraldton.

do bad things really always happen in threes? if so i’d be ok with it, because then we’d be done now. first we had the issue with the alternator, then the gearbox decided it was time to retire and last our coolant system managed to spring a leak. a small one to be sure –…

time flies.

does 25 years sound like a lot? i know, sometimes 5 minutes can feel like a lot. at other occasions time could really get a move on but seems to stand still. i remember a few meetings that felt like that. there are two things regarding the photo above that i continue to be unsure…

my shark bay.

We were in Perth again to fix the car and went go-karting with really good friends of ours : Alex, Viv (my little sis) and their parents. We then went on two really big and long trips and after that we arrived in Denham and we stayed for four days and those were some of…

shark bay.

despite it’s name sharks are not the main attraction here. there are, however, so many other things to see in shark bay it’s hard to know where to start. so let’s back right up. we left horrocks – which as a special nod to nat, harry potter’s greatest fan, we called horcrux – and briefly…

my margaret river 2.

On Monday we said good-bye to Perth but first we had to fix something on thorny so we went to the mechanics to get it fixed, after that we were going to our new stop when dad say a go-karting centre so we turned around and had a look. It was awesome (I love go-karting…

on the road again.

thank god. we love perth but our visit there was a bit longer than we were prepared for due to a bit of an issue with the car. the gearbox has now been re-manufactured, i.e. the parts that were not designed as well as they could/should have been have been replaced with improved items and…

while we wait.

our poor sick disco is being taken care of but that means we can’t go far. nat and i have some studying to do but of course every now and then a little break is in order. for nat that means time with her friends alex and vivi. i still have a few changes to…

tactical retreat.

i hate the idea of going backwards; probably because even though i was born in austria i was always australian at heart. as you may know the two animals in australia’s coat of arms, the emu and the kangaroo, can’t walk backwards either. very metaphoric. the reason i am bringing this up is that the…