Posts Tagged ‘australia’

White Christmas in Lancelin

White Christmas in Lancelin

Lancelin is nestled between the ocean and seemingly endless white sand dunes. From the top of the dunes you can see a pretty view of the ocean and is a great place to catch the sunset. As I recently learned, the dunes is not the best place to visit on a windy day! There are […]

Happy Christmas from down under!

Happy Christmas from down under!

To see more photos of Crissy on the beach in Lancelin CLICK HERE.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

My new friend Mylene is French and when she is not windsurfing she is always wanting to practice her English. I have loved my chats with Mylene as well as her yummy apple pies. As a homework assignment I asked her to write out her secret apple pie recipe in English. Mylene has a sweet […]

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

Learned something new today: Strangely enough I learned a new English word from my new Swiss friends. They recently attended English school and find the English language to be quite confusing at times. They asked me if I had ever heard the word schadenfreude. I had not. Schadenfreude – a feeling of pleasure that you […]

Thanksgiving Down Under

Thanksgiving Down Under

I am attempting to catch up this blog with all I have been up to the past three weeks in Lancelin. I have been having too much fun kitesurfing and hanging with new friends to want to sit down in front of a computer! A few weeks back I hosted a very international Thanksgiving dinner […]

Blown away by Lancelin …

Blown away by Lancelin …

I was recently reminded why I do not make plans too far in advance when traveling and prefer to fly by the seat of my skirt.  I have always regretted the times when I have thought too far ahead instead of allowing life to evolve, as it should be. Plan as you may, things change, […]

Aussie RT Day 33-38: Road trip ends in Perth

Aussie RT Day 33-38: Road trip ends in Perth

After 38 days on the road, 8000 km driven, the Stacy/Kelly/Hercules WA road trip came to an end in Perth.  Stacy and I said goodbye as she had to catch a flight to Melbourne and then back to San Francisco. I checked into a hostel (Easy Perth Backpackers) for the first time during my trip […]

Bye Bye Hercules, we will miss you heaps!

Bye Bye Hercules, we will miss you heaps!

On the way to Margaret River we stopped for a few days in Perth to prepare Hercules for sale. Herc had driven us from Darwin to Perth, over 8,000 KM (5,000 miles) without a bath. He was SO dirty!!! It took us over three hours to get all of the red outback dust and dirt […]

Aussie RT Day 29-32 – Margaret River

Aussie RT Day 29-32 – Margaret River

Margaret River (aka Marge) is located about 3 hours south of Perth and is best known to be an excellent wine making region, home to 90 wineries. Stacy’s friend Lara (also a Cali girl) lives in Marge and was kind enough to let us stay with her and her boyfriend Will. It was so nice […]

And the best flavored canned tuna winner is…

And the best flavored canned tuna winner is…

MEXICAN!!! Followed closely by Red Curry! Flavored tuna is a phenomenon neither Stacy or I have experienced outside of Australia. We were amazed by the huge selection of flavors to choose from in the canned goods isle at Coles grocery store. I have never been a big fan of tuna in a can, but at […]

Aussie RT – Day 28: Finding Jesus in New Norcia

Aussie RT – Day 28: Finding Jesus in New Norcia

After our detour inland to find wildflowers, we stumbled upon the small town of New Norcia. We heard that monks resided in the town and I suggested we go to the evening service as I love to listen to monks chanting. As we entered the building the first thing I noticed was a large photo […]

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Nambung National Park is home to the Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars rise mysteriously over vast yellow sand dunes. No one knows for certain where they came from and scientist have a few theories of their creation. The Pinnacles are believed to have formed underground, possibly up to 500,000 years ago during the […]

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