A Grey Day At Pink Lake

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Mon. 20th May 2019 We now understand the price to be paid for the stunning sunset last night – today has dawned cold and grey and wet. I thought we left the UK to get away from this weather! It …

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Rest Day, Relatively Speaking

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Sun. 19th May 2019 We have all day to mooch around Cervantes and the only plan is to be at The Pinnacles by 3:30pm to see the Discovery Centre and stay for sunset. We had a lazy start enjoying the …

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The Adventure Begins

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Sat. 18th May 2019 Now, after 3 plus weeks of preamble, we are finally at the heart of our trip to Australia – the drive up the west coast from Perth getting to Darwin 6 weeks later. Today we are …

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Rottnest Island the Dave and Janet Way

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Fri. 17th May 2019 Our conventional approach involved booking a Rottnest Island package of ferry crossing, bikes and snorkels but after that we paddled our own canoe, so to speak. We did come a bit unstuck when we went off …

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Back To The Smoke

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Thur. 16th May 2019 We’re moving on again today, completing our Southern loop and returning to Fremantle (essentially the coastal suburb of Perth – though I’m sure the locals don’t like to think of it that way). But before we …

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Unexpected Surprises

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Wed. 15th May 2019 Today we move on to York, not sure what is there but I know we will find some surprise. I am getting ahead of myself as we decide to visit Mulka’s Cave and The Humps first. …

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Only Ever Served Disappointment

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Tues. 14th May 2019 We’re moving on again today and starting the loop back up to Perth (well, actually, Fremantle) and once more we have mixed feelings. Esperance is a lovely town with a lot going for it and although …

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We Should Be So Lucky

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Mon. 13th May 2019 As I was supposed to have an easy day yesterday and Dave has loads of words from the day around Albany still to write I have offered to write two posts in a row. We have …

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The Longest Drive

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Sun. 12th May 2019 So we know we have a number of long drives and on checking our Excel spreadsheet itinerary (you would expect nothing less from Dave!) I see that today we have the longest drive of our trip …

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All Around Albany

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Sat. 11th May 2019 On maps, we tend to think of the south coast of Australia drawn as a couple of smooth sweeping arcs of the Great Australian Bight. As usual, we are finding that reality is more complex than …

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