Wine and an island – a new chapter begins in Tassie

So where was I? Oh that’s right. I was up to the part where we had a manic few weeks in the big smoke, followed by some beach camping, and then a trip on a big boat to start the next chapter of our adventures – involving wine, and an island. I can barely remember […]

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What a year of hitting the road etc

I’m a bit sad this year is coming to an end. But I am very happy that, for the first time in my life, I have stuck to all my new year’s resolutions. And we have even more adventures to look forward to in 2018 as we test run a new reality. 1.Quit job 2. […]

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Margaret River and south west WA – beaches, 4WDing and wineries

Bushwalking in the morning, vineyards in the afternoon, beaches and 4WDing in between. South west WA may just be one of my favourite places in the world. Where can we find an east coast equivalent??   We started our south west quest with a “quick” leg stretch at the Busselton Jetty – almost 4kms later […]

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Our time in Perth – and fending off the post-travel blues

Round and round we go – where we stop no one knows. Nine months on the road and our somewhat arbitrary one year deadline is looming. The best way we have found to fend off the impending post travel blues is to – just keep travelling. We sold our house in Sydney, quit our jobs, […]

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WA has blown us away – sometimes literally

WA has blown us away – sometimes literally.  As we have been coasting down the west coast, we have been blown away by the turquoise water, red cliffs, white sand, marine life – and also the gale force winds. And as much as we love our camper trailer, there have been quite a few nights […]

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Some grim realities of life on the road

The other night I really, really felt like being inside, on a couch, watching Netflix and ordering Vietnamese home delivery. As in, something completely different from what I was actually doing – out in the bush, in the cold, covered in red dirt, wondering what we could make from the tinned tuna and tinned beans […]

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Cruisy, snoozy and boozy times in Broome

We have been taking it pretty easy on this trip – at least I thought we had. Turns out it was all just a warm up for our cruisy, snoozy and boozy month in paradise (otherwise known as Broome). And doing a whole lotta nothin. Life in Broome – if you’re lucky enough to swing […]

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When the going gets tough – the tough head for a dunk in the Indian Ocean

We ventured off-grid into one of the remotest parts of the Kimberley – and emerged a few weeks later dusty, stinky, weary, digitally detoxed, slightly gorged out – and in desperate need of some 4G, functioning brakes and a dunk in the ocean. La-di-dah Our Kimberley adventure started in luxury (of the frugal variety of […]

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6 months in – and we’re only getting started

6 months on, and off, the road – and we are only part of the way through our figure 8 “lap” of Australia. Seems like one year definitely won’t be enough to get around this massive country. And we’re just starting to feel like we’re sort of getting the hang of it. I love reading […]

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Heading north for winter – the top end is tops!

It only took 2086 kms to thaw out from Uluru and arrive in this magical city where it’s 33 degrees in the middle of winter. It was a speedy trek from the centre to the top end, but we managed to fit in the Devils Marbles, outback pubs, hot springs and waterfalls before relaxing on […]

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