my exmouth

Dear readers, Hello again and today you will be reading about my adventures in Exmouth. The first two days we were in RAC camp ground and we didn’t do much except study – yes, dad and I have to do some actual schoolwork – and go to the markets. While we were there we heard…

can’t leave … just yet.

we had to leave exmouth today. sure, we could have extended the stay but with the school holidays starting we would have had to move to another site and we figured if we have to move anyway we might … go back to coral bay. before we leave the reef we would like to do…

yardie creek.

we still remember yardie creek from our first visit here (in late 2005). it’s one of those ‘could have been worse’ things: worse, as in ‘the car could have been swept out to sea’ which i don’t think would have qualified as covered under the ‘normal use’ insurance policy. we got stuck trying to drive…

cape range.

we have stayed in and around exmouth for a while now and there is a good reason for this. of all the amazing places in australia this part has always been one of my absolute favourites. exmouth is located near the tip of a peninsula, with the exmouth gulf on one side and ningaloo on…

update day.

finally the exams are out fo the way and i can focus on a little bit of tinkering instead. this is an accumulator tank. it’s small but it has a secret hidden inside: a bladder filled with air. the tank fills until the pressure is equalized. conversely when a tap is opened the bladder empties…

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…

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…