packing up.

more fun with technology. this time i used the phone to take a time lapse series of us packing up the caravan. i don’t think i got the settings quite right, it’s a bit too fast. anyway, this is what it takes to pack everything up and fold down the van. about 30 minutes, comfortably.…

sunrise over ningaloo.

we’ve been a little preoccupied lately and have not been able to enjoy ningaloo as much as we would have wanted to. the weather has not been perfect either. it stopped raining quickly after the post last time, it really was only wet for one night. but we had some strong winds which churned up…

my station stay

Unfortunately I don’t think I will talk, or better yet: write, too much in this post because I don’t have much to say. First things first: I’m only writing about two things and you will soon find out what they are (I hope the tension is growing). But let’s just get on with it before…

the best thing about …

… camping in australia: the weather is always great. except when it isn’t … i could swear i heard thunder just then.

station stays.

so far on our travels we have found a few different types of accomodations. there are the good (sometimes not so good) old caravan parks. depending on the age the amenities may be a bit tired but in most places we have been they have been clean. most at least try to grow some kind…

my karijini

Before Karijini there were still a few days in Coral Bay left and those were rainy ones. On my way back from my friends’ caravan I heard some noises in a tree and when I looked up I saw an adorable little owl called a Boobook. I named (him or her) Bookie. The day I…

let there be light 2.

adding spotties to any off-road vehicle will instantly add toughness and the off-road equivalent of street cred (trail cred?), that’s an ancient rule. it’s impossible to argue with that. and the guy in the shop said that the ones with red facias also boost performance by at least 26 bhp. i’m not sure where he…

what lies beneath.

the pilbara is an amazing place with stunning views; have you seen my tiny planet, i think that captures the landscape so well? the true wealth of the pilbara, however, lies under the surface. that goes for the iron ore that is mined here, and for which the pilbara is probably best known, but it…

karijini planet.

we’ve been in the dales camp in karijini national park for a few days which is an overall amazing place but sadly for us internet addict doesn’t have mobile coverage. not a huge problem, but it kept us from updating the site. we’re back in tom price now for a night to get our windscreen…

crack.

i’m beginning to think that somehow our trip through beautiful western australia is cursed. we had hardly crossed the w.a. border when our alternator decided to call it quits. we’d just made it past geraldton when the gearbox figured it was time for someone else to do all the heavy towing. and finally, on the…

pilbara in the rain.

after a pretty wet night in tom price we decided to check out the national park first before we would commit to setting up camp there. our ‘grassy’ site in the tourist park had turned to red mush with all the rain so we were not sure the bush camp in karijini would be much…