Spent the day wandering around Esperance, a coastal town with a population of around 14,000 that grew up as a receiving port for settlers arriving to make their fortunes on the goldfields in the 1890s. The day was warm and sunny and we walked the esplanade soaking in the lush green curated lawns and fine … Continue reading Esperance
Out here water is everything. This morning noticed some thirsty bees hovering around our grey water tap, so I cracked it open just a little to give them a drink. Pretty soon word had gotten out and there was a full-on bee-hydration party in progress. The world was really one bee yard, and the same … Continue reading Bee-hydration.
Left Ceduna this morning, all resupplied and with expectations of driving out onto the Nullarbor Plain proper. But first the town of Penong provided a short detour as we checked out this really neat historical windmill museum. Included in the collection was ‘Bruce’ a Comet Windmill built in 1932. The fan of this windmill spans … Continue reading Great Australian Bight.
The first hint of trouble was the oncoming traffic flashing their lights. We had been on the road for about an hour. It was drizzling on and off but the sky ahead looked promising. "Better slow down" Kelly instinctively warned, "probably a police radar trap". The caution was pretty much a moot point as Ripley … Continue reading On the road.
Travelling is all about the stopping. Sure, the destination gives any adventure a compass. A gravitational pull. A bracket to signify completion. And the journey itself is the the delicate practice of paying attention in motion. Paying attention to motion. But the stopping is where the magic happens. When properly travelling you should be stopping … Continue reading Stoppingl
We continued to drive through the 'Lakes and Craters' region of Victoria. Vast flat rolling plains pickled with Marr's or low volcanic mountains such as Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf. The surrounds were far greener and more visually interesting than previous days. Outside it was a very pleasant 25 degrees and so we drove on, … Continue reading Warrnambool.