Wildflowers, Lesueur National Park

It wasn’t a day for hiking one of the trails in the Lesueur National Park but we drove the 18km loop to see the early showing of wildflowers.  The National Park was named for Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, a natural history artist aboard the Naturaliste on an 1801 expedition.  The French Government commissioned the sister ships, Naturaliste…

Stirling for Lunch

Stirling’s affluence is evident the moment you turn off the freeway and slow down to a suburban pace. The homes, boutique shops, street sculptures and town planning all point to an old part of the Adelaide Hills that has been moneyed since the first house was built. The town was founded in 1854. Its rapid…

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Kalgoorlie was the first town since leaving Ceduna, six days before, where we could replenish supplies. With three supermarkets and any number of auto spares outlets it is a significant stop over for those travelling further north in Western Australia. A walk through its streets is like stepping into 1893 without the hustle and bustle…

Esperance

Esperance. The beaches. The Great Ocean Drive. The vibe. The cafes and the festivals. We heard so much about this town and the abundance of beautiful places to visit. From endless beaches along a pristine coastline with white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters, Esperance would seem to have it all. And it has. But…

Desert Crossing: The Nullarbor Plain

In a country that doesn’t know the meaning of small, the Desert of the Nullarbor Plains is a prime example of how vast this land is. Nullarbor means no trees; affectionately dubbed the Nullar-boring. Stretching 1, 200 km at its widest and spanning 200, 000 square kilometres, it is the world’s largest expanse of limestone.…

Activities

Sightseeing and travel are fun activities but what do we do when we stop? How do we spend our time when we’re not driving between towns or attractions? Reading and Audio Books Books are a favourite with both Basil and I. While Basil reads physical books my preference is digital and there are a number…

Wudinna, South Australia

A stone’s throw west of Kimba is another town with a strong heritage in agriculture – Wudinna. Information brochures speak of the giant granite outcrops with unique rock formations that can be seen throughout the region and we saw plenty of these. However, in the main street, service stores dominate and huge harvesting combines park…