Time to reminisce – Tasmania 2006 adventure part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Tasmania adventure from way back in 2006. It seems like a lifetime ago and it certainly is time to reminisce about what a fantastic trip this was and what an amazing place Tasmania is. At the end of part 1 we were leaving the incredible Hastings Caves in the…

Time to reminisce – Tasmania 2006 adventure part 1

About 10 years had passed since we had visited the beautiful Apple Isle and without ever camping there it was well and truly time to pack the Rodeo and point the bonnet south. We had fallen in love with Tassie the first time we ventured to this tiny island state and had always yearned to…

Time to reminisce – Weekend Getaways 2

Only about a month after our  mid north coast getaway we were itching to escape again and with a couple nights up our sleeve we decided our weekend getaway would be a bit closer to home this time. (Once again please excuse the quality of the photos in this post as we are going back…

Time to Reminisce – Weekend Getaways 1

Hot on the heals of our first multi week camping trip to outback NSW and beyond we were craving what is termed now as the Overlander way of escaping the daily grind. So in September of 2006 only a couple months since returning from the outback our feet were getting itchy to hit the back…

Time to reminisce – Pilbara Part 7 Final

After our day on Rottnest Island we had a couple more nights in the city of Perth even enjoying a local production of the popular musical Cats on our final night here. With our time in the west coming to a close we pointed the trusty hilux east for the long journey home. Note to…

Time to reminisce – Pilbara Part 6

Basing ourselves in Carnarvon for a couple nights we decided to explore north up the coast visiting Quobba Blowholes and Quobba Point before venturing further north along an outstanding coastal drive, albeit rough in places to Quobba Station and Red Cliffs. Although the famous blowholes were not “blowing” for us this turned out to be…

Time to reminisce – Pilbara Part 5

Back on the road we ventured south east along the increasingly busy Northern Highway pulling into the picturesque Opthalmia Dam located off the road  to Marble Bar for a barbecue lunch. A top bird watching spot we only wished we had more time to spend here and tick a few more off the list but…

Time to reminisce – Pilbara Part 4

Having explored the Pilbara coast it was time to head inland and see what the interior of the Pilbara had to offer. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. If the Pilbara in Western Australia isn’t on your radar or bucket list then it should be. After leaving Port Hedland and the coast…

Time to Reminisce – Pilbara Part 3

Departing Exmouth we took in several sights on the journey back out to the North West Coastal Highway. First diversion not far out of town we took a right turn and were soon meandering over vivid red and green hills with the stunning azure waters of Exmouth Gulf as our backdrop. Negotiating the range along…

Time to Reminisce – Pilbara Part 2

Arriving in the big smoke of Perth after almost two weeks on the road it was time to indulge a bit staying at the Mercure Hotel in the city. Here for only a few days we hit the ground running to check out some of the local sights, although we would be returning to Perth…