Venus Bay

After finally leaving Western Australia and crossing The Nullabor we were keen to spend time exploring The Eyre Peninsula. Getting to be caretakers at Venus Bay Conservation Park for a couple of months was the perfect opportunity! Across the bay from the “township” where all the other people stay was a conservation park on a … [Read more…]

Monarto Zoo

Just down the road from where we are currently housesitting is the wonderful Monarto open plain zoo. There are over five hundred animals from many parts of the world on display. The zoo is highly focused on conservation, research, and reintroduction of endangered species. Here are a few of the photos that I took while … [Read more…]

Across The Nullarbor

-By Dee I will be honest with you. I was apprehensive about this trip across the 1,100 kilometres of famously inhospitable real estate into South Australia. I had visions of the Gibb River Road (I’m still traumatised), only sealed. But alas, it was time to bid farewell to Australia’s largest state and head across the … [Read more…]

Dark Days In Denmark

In the two-plus years that we have been living on the road, we have done numerous, very diverse, housesitting jobs. However, nothing could have prepared us for what happened at a farm sit in Denmark WA on August 14th. It was a challenging but interesting job right from the start, as our “induction was not … [Read more…]

Bluff Knoll

I had climbing Bluff Knoll on my bucket list for quite some time. It is listed as one of the 25 best hikes in Australia and at 1099 metres, is the highest peak in this part of Oz. We had been staying near The Stirling Ranges for over a month and finally the weather gods … [Read more…]

Mt Trio

These photos were taken on Sunday 16th October, 2016 while climbing to the top of Mount Trio in The Stirling Ranges National Park. It is a great, but steep walk. It was cool and cloudy, but little wind or rain (for a change). The wildflowers were prolific and spectacular, with many of them endemic to … [Read more…]

Outback Meanderings

– By Rod Bye bye Ningaloo Reef! It is time to leave the coast behind and head into the “Wild Western Outback”. Leo and The Wombat were keen to get some dirt under our tyres. Little did we know how much of it would actually be mud. A few hundred kilometres south-west of Exmouth are … [Read more…]

Whale Shark Honeymoon

By Dee As the sound of wedding bells faded, we headed off to the Quobba Blowholes for Honeymoon, Part 1. It was great to revisit Quobba, to relax and adjust to married life. The weather wasn’t idyllic, with a few hot and windy days teeming with friendly flies, but it was still pretty special. Stunning … [Read more…]

Wedding Bells

-By Dee Well, it’s official, we are husband and wife! How weird. Most wedding days are magical and special, but our nomadic situation and distance from friends and family made our ‘Special Day’ unusual, nonetheless extraordinary. (It was also my birthday—best birthday ever.) The setting, at Capricorn Holiday Park in Carnarvon, was more magical than … [Read more…]

Travelling North

Most of our travels up until now had been fairly spontaneous, making it up as we went along – where to stay and what to do and see. Somehow that had changed to the point that we pretty much knew where we were going to be for the next six to eight months. After leaving … [Read more…]