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…

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…

Out to Cape Arid

Cape Arid National park is a magical place on the south coast of Western Australia.  The Park is located around 120 km east of Esperance and lies on shore from the eastern end of the Recherche Archipelago. The bay at its western end is Duke of Orleans Bay, and the bay at the eastern side…

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…

Shoal Cape

Shoal Cape is a magnificent beach just around the corner from Fanny Cove on the south coast of WA.  There is a windy limestone track which takes you there, via some steep and very boggy sections that would make you think twice about taking a heavy camper in there. The track opens into a clearing…