my south coast

(I edited moast of these Photos. Hope you like them) Our next stop was Bremer bay. It was really nice and I met three dogs that were really sweet, one was a cavalier/poodle and the two others were cavaliers. In Albany there were a lot of cool things to do like: we went hiking on…

sand surfing.

so far i’ve been really reluctant to take the disco onto deep sand tracks. the car is pretty heavy to begin with but to make it a greater challenge the land rover engineers fitted the discovery 4 with huge brakes (great) which means only 19″ (and bigger) wheels will fit over them. instead of the…

going social.

as you know i’m generally an anti-social person but when it comes to the internet i’m outright paranoid. i always felt that you couldn’t trust these social media people with your data – and of course it turns out you can’t. that said why not give it a little try ourselves. here’s the deal. everyone…

denmark.

did you know it’s just a 60km drive form albany to denmark? not the place on the north sea, obviously. confusing, right? european settlers clearly drew on well-known place names for inspiration. at least they didn’t go as far as a particular asian nation i could name that actually re-built a complete austrian village. i…

stopped in our tracks.

it had to happen. ben c. predicted it and of course he was always going to be right: he said the discovery would leave us stranded somewhere. well ben, here you go. at least we didn’t break down in the middle of nowhere and the rac (the western australian equivalent of the nrma, our auto…

the south coast (of western australia).

i needed to add this distinction, after all we’ve been travelling the ‘south coast’ for more than two months now. and while every part was beautiful, wild and special the western australian south coast is really picture postcard tropical island stunning. lush green bush, snow-white sandy beaches and turquoise sea. it is amazing that first…

my nullarbor plain.

Dear Readers, Today we left Streaky Bay and are about to travel the big Bight. We are going to go to Bunda Cliffs in a bush camp. We stayed on the edge of the Great Australian Bight for the night and it was beautiful. Selfie!!! On our way to our camp site we stoped at…

pitstop.

[phone rings; of course we have a hands free setup] … hg speaking … hi, how are you going? … good mate, thanks … where are you now? … on the road, heading towards esperance … the caravan is going well? … yeah, pretty good, no complaints … listen, i suggest you get something checked…

on the edge of the world.

coming from south australia and driving towards western australia means crossing the nullarbor plain. even today that’s a bit daunting, it’s such a long road through the middle of nowhere. i’d say this stretch is about one third of the distance across our favourite continent. the first explorers found it very hard going and eyre’s…

the needle and murphy’s haystacks.

we all know australia is a big place. one look at any map will tell you that. europe could easily fit into australia and even wriggle around in its sleep without falling off the edges. and that is even though australia has shrunk quite a bit 18.000 years ago, when ocean levels rose and cut…