Ayr Sailean & Peaceful Bay

Australia Day was going to be a scorcher at home – over 40 degrees every day. So we headed south to a new campground called Ayr Sailean. It’s east of Walpole near Bow Bridge and a great spot on a working farm.  Plenty of room, great campers kitchen and new/clean facilities. Peaceful Bay was only…

Early escape to Esperance

An impromptu trip to Esperance early in the New Year was a nice reprieve from house renovations and hot weather.  A quick stop over at Lake King to break up the drive was great. Dinner at the tavern and an early night in their basic campground. Managed to squeeze into Pink Lake Caravan Park in…

Storm Trooper

We found him! Heard about this dude doing a fundraising walk from Perth to Sydney in his Storm Trooper costume.  He’s raising money for the Starlight Foundation with Troopertrek 2011.  When we left home, we’d heard he was near Jerramungup or Esperance. On our way home a month later, we found him near Balladonia.  Averaging…

Wanteen Beach

After a big day in the car and crossing the border back into home territory, we took a southern turn off the highway and trekked around 20km down a track to the coast. We passed a few humpies and fisherman’s shacks where we are certain we were being watched… Found a great little spot in…

Port Lincoln

The Seafood Capital of Australia Port Lincoln is well known for its fishing industry including tuna, oysters, King George Whiting and King Prawns. It’s a regional centre that reminded us a bit of Geraldton in WA. Around 14,000 people and a reasonable shopping/business district as well as a lovely foreshore park and beach.  We’ve been…

The Oodnadatta Track

Maree to William Creek via the track is only around 200km but we took a whole day to make the trek and enjoyed lots of stop-offs at old railway sidings, “Plane Henge” (a sculpture/art project in the middle of nowhere), lake lookouts and artesian springs.  It was a great trip and the road was much…

Talc Alf and tow hitch dramas

Talc Alf (in Lyndhurst) He’s crazy, been living in a tin humpy for over 30 years and has possibly spent too much time in the sun or by himself…! He has some bizarre ideas about the origins of language, how we should be teaching children in school about language and whether or not the world…