Three WA Must Dos: Lake Hutt, Northampton and Geraldton

Our Lonely Planet (which has been excellent throughout) didn’t offer much by way of stopping points on the way south to Geraldton but we'd picked up some leaflets on our journey and there were a couple of places that sounded interesting. We are definitely glad that we made these stops. The first was Lake Hutt … Continue reading Three WA Must Dos: Lake Hutt, Northampton and Geraldton

Finally eating fish and chips and a quick peek through Nature’s Window – Kalbarri & Kalbarri National Park

We were grateful to turn off the highway and head for the coast and Kalbarri, it had been a long and thoroughly uninteresting drive for Caro. It was slightly more interesting for James as the route brought us through the wheat growing areas, so he spent most of the time gazing out of the window … Continue reading Finally eating fish and chips and a quick peek through Nature’s Window – Kalbarri & Kalbarri National Park

Too much shearing and an excellent space museum, Carnarvon to Shark Bay

Heading from Coral Bay south to Carnarvon was the another fairly lengthy drive, but we arrived at lunch and managed to catch the visitors centre just before it closed. It turns out that Carnarvon also has a season and, unsurprisingly, we had missed it, so you’ll find that it was a bit of a mixed … Continue reading Too much shearing and an excellent space museum, Carnarvon to Shark Bay

Continuing the love affair with Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay: manta rays, sharks and turtles

Foreword: There aren’t as many pictures as usual in this post as we are still mastering our GoPro. The underwater pictures that we do provide are murky for the most part, apologies, but you will at least be able to get the drift. Rest assured that it was much better in real life! You may … Continue reading Continuing the love affair with Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay: manta rays, sharks and turtles

Two fantastic days enjoying Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

Due to lack of Wi-Fi we hadn’t been able to download the next instalment of His Dark Materials and the drive to Exmouth was made to feel significantly longer as we reverted to James’s retro tunes for our entertainment. We arrived in Exmouth around midday and made a beeline for the visitor centre, where they … Continue reading Two fantastic days enjoying Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

Bonus Feature: A guided tour of Heidi or, as I like to call it, a Geidi

As you can probably tell from the title, James has had no input in this, he thinks that I am a crazy person. For our four avid readers, I thought that it would be useful to provide some insight in to the realities of life in Heidi. This way you will have a context when … Continue reading Bonus Feature: A guided tour of Heidi or, as I like to call it, a Geidi

Cavorting on Cable Beach, a nesting turtle and trains as far as the eye can see

On that first evening on Cable Beach, Caro got a little bit overexcited jumping around in the waves and ended up soaked from the waist down and went for a shower with all of her clothes on.Our first port of call the next day was, of course, the Visitor Centre, with the specific aim of … Continue reading Cavorting on Cable Beach, a nesting turtle and trains as far as the eye can see

Wading our way through crocodiles to the end of the Savannah Way – Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge National Parks and Broome

After a restful night in Halls Creek we set off early to explore a few of the local sites including China Wall; a strip of Quartzite which emerges from the ground as a natural wall at various heights and intervals all the way back to the Bungle Bungles.Our only other stop to look at the … Continue reading Wading our way through crocodiles to the end of the Savannah Way – Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge National Parks and Broome

Why, oh why, would you go to Wyndham? Head straight for the fabulous Bungle Bungles

After about 2 weeks in Heidi we had made such good progress that we knew we would have plenty of time to spare on our journey to Perth and would therefore be able to do a couple of extra bits on the way across. It is for this reason that we spent a couple of … Continue reading Why, oh why, would you go to Wyndham? Head straight for the fabulous Bungle Bungles