Thursday, July 18, 2013

The small window in the north west

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 ;)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cape Leveque

Monday, March 4, 2013

Back in Hedland

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!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tassie Summer 2013

Here are several snapshots of our summer weeks in Tassie. Same places as always, just bigger children and different natural disasters........

Friday, October 19, 2012

More videos from Sarah Carless (playlist)

Springtime in Tassie

Saturday, April 14, 2012

From the dustpan and brush

Easter in Broome, behaving in quite correct tourist fashion, savouring the sights, smells and sounds of this Kimberley town. And an interesting town it is too. But Pilbara prices prevail there.