Thursday, July 18, 2013
When we made the big move west, I had it in my mind to make the most of it and explore as much of the countryside as we could. So, these winter school holidays, being conveniently smack bang in the middle of the small window of time when you WANT to be outside, we set off to see what the Gibb River Road was like, to venture into the Kimberley. In 7 days we did 2500km which is small in Pilbara distance terms, but it just occurred to me that I would never consider driving to Sydney and back from Brisbane in 7 days, and we did more than that. All the trouser wearers and myself love the freedom and peace of camping, not the caravan park kind, but bush camping, and it is increasingly hard to find in these grey nomad - clogged parts of the north-west. The National Parks along the Gibb River are on the same page of my book - they divide the campground into 'quiet camping' and 'tour groups and generator-users'. Ha. At last a bit of positive discrimination! Enjoy the video and consider joining us next July when we return for a longer foray along the Gibb River Road. You need a 4WD and a high tolerance of dust ;)
Posted by Sarah's House of Trousers at 5:22 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013
Last year Cyclone Lua had us housebound for a Saturday,and I recall writing a blog post about settling into life in Hedland. One year on and Cyclone Rusty had us housebound for two (work!)days, and kids home from school for another, so I thought I could start my own tradition. So here is my little slide show about returning to Hedland in 2013 after the summer break in Tassie. Mikey would like to remind you of the heat and flies that you can't feel when viewing this ;) Enjoy!
Posted by Sarah's House of Trousers at 10:10 PM