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Australia

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Last Stop on the Australian Frontier

Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [823]

Darwin is our stopping off point en route to Mumbai.   We passed through Alice Springs to get to Darwin, a miserable little spot in the middle of the continent with loads of flies and not much else at the airport.   Not sure how they ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


And We're Off

Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [662]

Our time in Australia has come to an end... we’re leaving with lots of great memories and experiences from our first two months on the road, and starting the journey on our Round the World ticket with a flight from Perth to Darwin, to Mumbai, India.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Cooking in 48 degrees

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [637]

This weather is brutal.  Perth, today, 48 degrees celsius.  Picture yourself in a clothes dryer on high heat... it was still brutal when we walked out for dinner at 8:30 pm!!!

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Taxes

Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [539]

We’re adding this bit into the blog, just to assure you that our trip is not just all play and no work...   we have the fun challenge now of digging through records that we don’t have full access to, in order to file our taxes.   Luckily being overseas ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Africa in Australia

Sunday, 4 Mar 2007 | Views [802]

Having spent a hot day strolling along the beach and body surfing in Cottlesole Beach, a small community between Perth and Freemantle, we were a bit daring and ventured out to a very cool dinner experience.   African Mesob is a little restaurant ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Surf Lifesaving Competition & Fine Belgian Beers

Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [762]

Surf Lifesaving Clubs form the foundation of the beach community here in Western Australia.   We hit the beach in Scarborough today, and witnessed the Western Australian Surf Lifesaving Competition...   thousands of kids from around the state were ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Fremantle

Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [708]

Those of you visiting Perth should make a point to visit Fremantle.   It’s a hip, happening little town, lots of cafes, bars, and live music.   We learned that Perth, especially Fremantle, has a great live music scene, because they are unable to have ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Ditch the Van for a Prison Cell

Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Views [807]

Ah, a huge sense of freedom washed over us today, as we finally ditched our campervan.   It's been 20 straight days in our van, and we've had enough.   While we love camping, and the freedom to stop wherever we want and cook our dinner, watch a sunset, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Different Country, Same Problems

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [745]

People we meet along the way during our prior travels tend to comment on obesity and fast pace/fast food culture of Americans.   They refer to their travels to the US , and seeing a large proportion of overweight people.   Well folks, an article ... Read more >

Tags: People


Freeloading WiFi

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [736]

Finally, the big event we've been searching for here in Australia - the ability to freeload off someone's unprotected wireless setup.   Sounds strange, I know... With Darrin the tech-a-holic, you'd think that this wouldn't be such a problem ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets


Flying Dolphins in Yallingup

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [620]

Due north of Margaret River , just south of Cape Naturaliste .   Steep bush-clad hills give way to steep sloping cliffs and picture perfect beaches with golden sand dropping off into protected reef marine parks.   The surf today was ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Reservations for Two: Surf, Sunset & Sausage Sizzle

Monday, 26 Feb 2007 | Views [1060]

One of those moments you don't forget - spent the day wine tasting and lazing in the sun on beautiful beaches.   Heading back to cook dinner, we spotted a great sunset cliff to view the amazing Margaret River sets rolling in.   We stopped ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Wine, Surf & Fine Foods

Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [886]

What could be more appealing, then only 5k's from some of the best surfing in the world, some of the best wineries, and coastline dotted with olive, cheese and chocolate tasting?   Margaret River rocks!   I can't think of a more ideal place ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Climbing the 60M Karri Tree

Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [2575]

No better way to use our time today, than touring through the fine wineries of Denmark and Pemberton (West Cape Howe and Old Kent River) as we wind our way toward Margaret River.   We spent the day traversing hairpin turns on the road through the ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Bushcamping

Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | Views [2002]

We have learned the real meaning of bush camping... We spent the night last night, literally in the bush; a very cool area just 60k's west of Esperance.   A fellow camper man we met at the visitor center in Esperance said Quagi Beach was ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


"Hard" Means Potentially Hazardous to Your Well Being

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | Views [785]

We finally realized what 'hard' degree of difficulty means on the national park trek rating scale.   We set out to climb "Frenchie" (Frenchman's Peak) today in Le Grand National Park.   The sign categorized it as 'hard' so we got out the ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


It Just Keeps Getting Better...

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [903]

Dark clouds blanket the sky, hanging low, and teasing us with sprinkles of rain on the day we've chosen to venture off the beaten path into Cape Le Grand national park, 65 kilometers east of Esperance.   The campsites fill up quick there, so off ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


The Great Ocean Drive of Esperance

Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | Views [2897]

Our cruise along the coastline of Esperance took us to some of the most amazing beaches we've ever seen.   It's hard to think up the words to describe the colors, and I think that Crayola will need to come up with some new boxes of crayons to color ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Festering Locusts Carcasses

Sunday, 18 Feb 2007 | Views [3366]

Smash against our windscreen, and slip their way through the front grill of the van, into the vents blocking our ability to get natural air piped in.   It was a sick experience as we drove 200k's just before the Fitzgerald biosphere and into Esperance.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


We've Found New Jobs!

Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Views [1309]

Yep, we have now decided we need to go into the wine industry- specifically here at the Plantagenet sales cellar in the Mount Barker wine region in Southwest Australia, just north of Albany.   Here we are pictured serving up tastings to the next ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Fine Dining at the BP Station

Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | Views [715]

After a very productive morning in Dongara bringing you an actually "working" website, we put in a full 7 hours of driving south, with the goal to get past Perth, and away from the confusing highway infrastructure that had us spinning our ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Southward Bound

Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Views [669]

Disappointed that I still cannot equalize my ear, and about 7 days into a nasty sinus, ear and upper respiratory infection, we made the decision not to make the additional two day drive up to Coral Bay and Exmouth, which are supposed to be phenomenal ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Feeding Dolphins

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | Views [667]

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Yet another amazingly hot day- even hotter than yesterday.   We actually set the alarm for the first time last night, to be sure to get ourselves motored over to Monkey Mia - about a 30 minute drive away, for the 8:00 am ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Pelicans & Stromatolites

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | Views [5179]

Just before heading out of Karballi and up north to Shark Bay, we stopped down to the beach for the regular morning ritual, Pelican feeding.   The locals take turns volunteering to feed the pelicans, and it's so much more than just feeding.   They ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Secret Spot - Screaming Lefts!

Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | Views [786]

Double overhead sets were rolling through at what the locals call their secret spot in Kalbarri.   Better known on the map as Jake's point, this spot reels in lefts off the point; big steep takeoffs deep infront of the rocks on ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


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