Creature Comforts

The journey to Katherine was only 541km, so in the grand scheme of things, it was just up the road. We split the journey in two and arrived just after breakfast, just in time for a morning swim in the natural hot springs on the outskirts of town. We were told at the information centre…

Out of the flying van and in to the fire

The trouble with driving north as quickly as we did, is we didn’t give ourselves enough time to acclimatise to the rapidly increasing temperature. We covered a few hundred km in our lovely air conditioned van, stopped in Karratha, opened the doors, shut them again and just looked at each other. It was 32 degrees…

Biggest Fish in the Sea

We were reluctant to leave Coral Bay as a few people (going the other way) had told us that our next stop, Exmouth, isn’t as pretty or as nice as Coral Bay. They weren’t wrong, but our reason for going to Exmouth wasn’t for the pretty beaches. Our goal was to swim with the biggest…

West Coast Story

We’ve had quite an adventure since leaving Perth. It won’t be quite the length of a novel, but I’d get yourself a tea or a coffee before reading this blog. This is our West Coast Story 😊 Chapter One – The Pinnacles After a long drive from Perth, we arrived at Cervantes, a small fishing…

Kayak and the City

After our fun-filled stop in Margaret River, next on the agenda was Perth. Before we left Sydney, I sneakily booked a two night stay at a hotel in Scarborough, who kindly said they could be flexible on our arrival date, as long as I let them know a couple of days before. I kept this…

Bush Tucker and Wine in Margaret River

I was getting the impression that Ben was happy to continue driving, non-stop, pretty much until we got back to Sydney. I decided to step in and book two nights at a caravan park in Margaret River, meaning we could relax for a day and check out the local area, which consists of more than…

Where the desert meets the sea

Waking up with the sun after a great nights sleep at the ‘Head of Bight’ free campground, was amazing. As usual, it was pretty cold until the sun came up, but we’re getting used to that now. We had breakfast in our fly screen gazebo, packed up and said goodbye to our neighbours. It was…

Kayak out of water

We made it about three hours up the road before getting too tired to drive. We stopped in a tiny village called Minnipa and had a few hours sleep at the roadside rest area. When we woke up and read the sign, we found out this town is home to South Australia’s version of Wave…

Shark Bait

Finally, we made it to Port Lincoln, the first main destination on our crazy long itinerary. We found a really good campground with good amenities and wifi, so we could enjoy a proper hot shower and an evening of Formula1 and Game of Thrones on the laptop. There are some things that are difficult to…

Beneath True Blue

Our first kayaking adventure was from Point Lowly, just south of Port Augusta, SA. We slept at the Point Lowly campground the night before, after enjoying our first proper stop since leaving home. This was the first paid campground we’d come across, costing just $6 for the night, which was incredible value, considering the view…