Swimmin’ with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo, Western AustraYEE-HAH!!

Exmouth, Day 6. Finally, the long-awaited day has come! (AND the long-awaited post, I hear some of you mutter) Swam with Rhincodon typus – known as ‘rinky dinks’ by me and ‘whale sharks‘ by everyone else – today, and it was totally worth the 20 year wait! At 7.15am got picked up by MJ and Kirby of Three Islands Whale…

Watching the World Turn: Star Trails.

Exmouth. Stupid o’clock in the morning, Day 4. I realised shortly after I booked my flights that one of my main goals for this trip, to take a star-trail-silhouetted photo of Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, was going to be a bit harder than I thought: Problem 1: VHLH is nearly 20km from town. Solution: Easy. Hire a car….

Watching the World Turn: Sunset. (Vlamingh Head, WA)

End of Day 3. I very nearly did miss the sunset! Squealed out of the Turquoise Bay carpark (literally, thanks to that bloody fanbelt) at 5 past 5 then floored it the 45km back to Vlamingh Head, slowing down for the odd kangaroo. I hooned up the hill to the lighthouse, pulled over in a shower of…

Tykes on Bikes: Arrowtown, New Zealand.

Finn got a bike for his birthday last October and was sooo stoked. He was on it constantly, up and down the driveway (only occasionally in the bushes beside the driveway) and up the hills around the block multiple times without stacking it once.  We even ventured to a  BMX track where he hared around like Evel Knievel, scaring the poo out…

Shafts of Light: Arrowtown, New Zealand.

Arrowtown Day 1. We used to stay with beloved family whilst in the Queenstown area, but in summer the 3 hour time difference including daylight saving means our body clocks make us a bit antisocial – 7am is a completely reasonable time for Kiwis to get up but the only Aussies that want to be awake at…

Dunedin Rocks! Karetai Track & Smaills Beach, New Zealand.

Dunners Day 2. We didn’t have morning tea at our usual place today – we figured it would be overrun by blow-ins hoping to run into Inigo Montoya. (For newcomers thinking what the hell are you talking about, Inigo Montoya?!?!, see previous post.) Went to a new place out on the Otago Peninsula, and afterwards, as the rain had eased off, walked…

Winter Sun Camping Fun. (Lennox Head, NSW)

We recently went on our first camping trip in 2 and a half years; when last we busted out the tent Rory was only just walking (and still eating sand). Summer 2012 really was an ideal time for camping, being characterised by pissing rains and much flooding over most of Queensland, but we persevered and for the first 2 days…

Where The Bloody Hell Was I?

Hi! Yes it’s been quite a while (*coughTHREEMONTHScough*) but here I am back again. And no, I didn’t have a baby, or traverse the Antarctic, or fall into a large crack in the ground… I just got a little distracted. Yes, for three months. I know. I seem to have developed  a quite severe attention…

Alice’s Adventures Through The Stormwater Pipe.

A few weeks ago I was having a shit of a time. Nothing clinical, but it wasn’t the usual dip on the hormonal rollercoaster, or a bad day that could be fixed by playing with the kids / watching Chocolat while scoffing chocolate / finding funny videos of animals on YouTube: Still cracked me up,…