Alby the 200

The dream has become a reality. We’ve got a 200 series! Alby, the 2013 Toyota Landcruiser Altitiude 200 series now sits boldly in our garage, towering over poor little Dougie, our much loved but war-weary Pajero. With the plan brought forward a few years, we picked up Alby in September 2013. Nicknamed Alby for two…

Blessing of the Fleet: Turquoise Coast, WA

The Blessing of the Fleet is an age-old maritime tradition that originated in the Mediterranean.  A blessing from the local priest is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.  On the west coast of Australia, there are many commercial fishing fleets that work out of local ports, marinas and coves. For years, we had…

Somewhere on the west coast

Well it used to be the secret spot, but most Perth-ites who like camping know about it now.  We’ve been going there for over 15 years and have certainly seen it change. Nonetheless we are not naming names. Not now, not ever. For us it is still our secret spot nestled away in the dunes…

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We will remember them

In 1918 a young Anglican chaplain, Padre Arthur Ernest White, who served as chaplain with the 44th Battalion AIF, celebrated a Requiem Mass for the Battle Dead at the alter of St. John’s, Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. After the service, he and some members of the congregation climbed to the summit…

The end of our Esperance expedition

After a month away from home, our summer holiday had come to an end. We had such a great time exploring new places, pushing our camper to new limits, fishing new spots and loving this lucky country. Esperance has always welcomed us and we know we will be back.  The beaches, bays and coves still…

Beach combing at Dunn Rocks

Some maps say Dunn Rocks, others say Dunns Rock. One road sign said Dunn Rocks and another said Dunns Rocks.  So we dunno the right name really… East of Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park on the south coast of Western Australia, there are some great beach tracks.  We spent all day…