Australia

24 hours in Hobart

Thursday to Saturday, January 12 – 14, 2017 It was a long haul, commencing on Thursday January 12th, down to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, with stops in LAX and SYD. Every so often a stopover can present a unique opportunity: our…

Australia: Border Crossing and Documentation

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car into Australia. Australia in General Our car arrived by container ship into Port Botany, Sydney from Los Angeles. We were not involved in any of…

Fremantle (Perth)

October 9 to 22, 2013 Around lunchtime on October 9th we reached the northern suburbs or Perth. Our first stop en route to Fremantle was in Scarborough. Back in 1996 we lived there for a some months for Stephen’s work.…

To Carnarvon

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Wow, that was a long and boring drive. Day 1 was from Broome to Port Hedland, some 600kms. Day 2 was from Port Hedland to a place called Milinya Roadhouse and a further 800kms. Day 3…

Broome

Monday, September 30, 2013 The drive from Derby was short and easy so we arrived before lunch. A quick tour of the town and retail shops made us realize that today was Queens Birthday.  So about half the shops were…

Derby

Sunday, September 29, 2013 Not a lot going on in Derby. Described in our guide book as a sleepy town, and it certainly did not disappoint in this regard. Ok, it was Sunday, but still. We found a nice cafe…

Fitzroy Crossing

Saturday, September 28, 2013 Up early with the sun as we had a big day planned. The first task for the day was to drive 150kms (90 miles) to Fitzroy Crossing for our morning coffee. Had a little trouble finding…

Halls Creek and Larrawa Homestead

Friday, September 27, 2013 There is not much to Hall’s Creek. But there was a bakery with latte coffee, and it was good and we were happy. During coffee, Stephen noticed a sign offering the public a chance to see…

Bungle Bungles

Thursday, September 26, 2013 We decided against proceeding along the Gibb River Road as originally planned. The lack of water in the rivers means many of the attractions are dry and without the spectacular scenery for which The Kimberley is…

El Questro Campground

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 We travelled a short distance along the “famed” Gibb River Road to the “famed” El Questro resort. The section of the Gibb River Road was sealed, so it really does not count. The resort is a…

Kununurra

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Another hot driving day with temperatures reaching 40C outside the car. But inside the car we measured the temperatures at 45°C under the glass. We are not using the air conditioning system to help keep the…