gateway to ningaloo.

‘gateway to ningaloo’ might actually be the best description of carnarvon. gateways by definition are generally not remarkable: it’s the place they take one to (or take one away from) that deserves attention, the gateway itself is just being passed as a matter of course, and often without another thought. in this case, as i…

not so super?

how do you save for retirement? you may be forgiven to think that government around the world are hell-bent on ensuring we all die at our desks which could lead to the introduction of a new category of recycling (rather not in this case) bins or industrial strengths shredders. but morbid jokes aside, i can…

a long road.

today we drove from kalbarri to carnarvon – 440 km with just a few roadhouses in between. not even a small village, no houses or farms either. just road. a last look at the mouth of the murchison from the zuytdorp memorial. the boat ramp is inside the river and it is pretty clear that…

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…