Posts Tagged ‘WA roadtrip’

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Some of my best memories to date were made in 2011 … BEST SUNSET: Broome, Western Australia South Pacific – Minerva Reef   BEST DIVE: Navy Pier, Exmouth Exmouth, America Down Under     BEST PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOS: New Zealand, everywhere! Coromandel Penninsula, North Island   BEST NEW SKILLS: Kitesurfing and Sailing   BEST PLACE […]

How much did the Aussie road trip cost us???

How much did the Aussie road trip cost us???

People often ask me how I can afford to travel so much. Long term travel doesn’t have to be expensive and it is quite possible to travel for months on a small daily budget. If you are willing to rough it, sleep in strange places, and eat lots of PB&J, you will be surprised how […]

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 […]

GBF: Stacy gets stuck in Kalbarri

GBF: Stacy gets stuck in Kalbarri

Aussie RT: Day 25-26 – Kalbarri to Cervantes THE GOOD – Kalbarri We spent a few days exploring the town of Kalbarri and the National Park. We hiked along beautiful coastal trails that reminded us of Northern Cali. We were lucky and saw a humpback whale that raised his large pectoral fin and waved at […]

Aussie RT: Day 23-24 – Coral Bay

Aussie RT: Day 23-24 – Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia and the southern end of Ningaloo Reef. The reef  is just steps from the shore, the clear turquoise water attracts snorkelers, divers, and kite surfers. To see more photos of Coral Bay CLICK HERE.

Aussie RT – Day 21-22: Exmouth (America Down Under) – Navy Pier Dive

Aussie RT – Day 21-22: Exmouth (America Down Under) – Navy Pier Dive

The town of Exmouth, located on the tip of the northwest cape of Western Australia, was established in 1964 to support the nearby United States Naval Base. The US built a pier to man the twelve towers used to communicate with submarines during the cold war, their signals reaching as far as San Francisco. Back […]

Aussie RT Day 18-20: Cape Range National Park

Aussie RT Day 18-20: Cape Range National Park

We were starting to get the feeling that perhaps Joel wasn’t enjoying traveling with two girls. Whenever he spotted another guy, he would immediately ditch us to hang with a bloke. We kept running into a group of four he had met in Darwin that were on our same route. We weren’t too surprised when […]

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