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Overlooking Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grande National Park located east of Esperence.

I can’t move on to New Zealand stories until I finish up with the last adventure Matt and I had before heading north to Alice Springs.  This is about a true 4WD adventure into our most remote and rugged area yet.  (more…)

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Perth‘s Skyline – a modern, rich city. (more…)

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Sunset on Cable Beach in Broome, minutes from our camp ground.

Well, another coast of Australia behind us.  Matt’s epic blog brought our travels up to Derby where we roamed the mud flats in search of the beautiful Baob Trees.  We found a good number of them, but it was not enough.  (more…)

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The Big Lagoon, Francois Peron National Park – wild, beautiful and empty where clothes are an option!

Australia has been a non-stop series of adventures and unusual encounters with nature.  Having hit the west coast Matt and I looked forward to discovering a good variety of marine life.

We didn’t expect to encounter a drowning kangaroo.  There we were, once again all  alone in the vast coastal Francois Peron National Park,  part of the World Heritage peninsulas near Denman.   We had engaged Rocky’s 4WD, lowered the tyre (they spell tire’s this way here) pressure to 20 psi and plowed thru the sandy track up to the point to see dolphins, turtles, sharks and a big gang of cormorants.  We were instantly greeted by a black swarm of flies, who made us their landing pad and stuck with us for the next 24 hours.  Our only relief from the flies was to dunk our naked bodies under the sea water at our camp in the morning. (more…)

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Cousin Peter and Lynn’s Farm House – if only you could see the extensive gardens Lynn has created!

  Farmer Brown proudly displaying his protest to the massive desalination plant project that has ripped up the country side and his land. (more…)

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  Estuarine crocodile making his way into the  Alligator River for a hopeful breakfast.

Wow!  What a crazy continent!  Australia has always been a place of wonder for me – weird animals, reptiles as common as crows in Canada and dinosaurs.  Yes, truly, I mean real live dinosaurs.  Salt water crocodiles.  Man, woman and child eaters.  Eaters of anything they can get their giant jaws around. (more…)

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Gibb River -quick update

yep we made it across the Gibb River road before the monsoons trapped us for 3mths !!!

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