Munglinup Beach

The rocking and rolling of the tracks had meant the whole drawer unit in the back of Alby had bounced and slipped forward. The turn-buckles had not been sufficient to hold it all in place under load and with the pitching and rocking of off road travel. So The Driver became the Bush Mechanic and…

Full house at ‘Starvos’

Day two of our epic adventure for the summer of 2014. From Mt Trio we headed south-east and arrived in sunny Bremer Bay. A place that is special to us: nearly ten years ago, The Driver proposed at sunrise on the cliff tops as we watched whales cruise into the bay. A quick fuel stop,…

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…

A grand place to camp

Crystal clear waters and squeaky white sand. Cape Le Grand National Park on the south coast of WA is, quite simply, stunning.  The Cape was named in 1792 by Admiral D’Entrecasteaux in honour of Le Grand, an officer on one of the ships in his French expedition. Le Grand’s ship was called L’Esperance. After a…

Back on the west coast

A few hours north of Perth there are some great stretches of coast to camp on. It can be pretty windy, but if you have the right set up, you can hunker down and protect yourself from the wind. We have a few favourite spots along what is aptly known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’ and…