Flying (not so) High at 50!

Jakkie writes… We skydived on Glen’s 50th birthday, indoors!!  Yes indoors, because that’s what you do when you’re 50.    As each year passes, the need to be daring and dangerous becomes less and less. I jumped out of a plane 15 years ago, we bungie jumped 10 years ago, I flew a helicopter 5…

Swimming with Whales

Jakkie writes… What an absolutely INSANE experience we’ve just had! We swam with wild humpback whales, each the size of a school bus!  Every year, between May and October, the whales on the east coast of Australia migrate north to warmer waters to give birth to their young, then they swim back down the coast…

Hot stuff!

Even though we now live in a small seaside town in a remote part of Queensland, it’s certainly never boring! When we first arrived 6 months ago, we believed that all the community had to offer was fishing, surfing, eating fish, more surfing, sleeping, more fishing, more sleeping and pootling around in a tinny, or…

Larking About

Glen and I went larking about in a boat for a day. The boat is called The Lark which is a brilliant pink amphibious craft. The special thing about the Lark is that it can go overland and in water. A bit like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang except that the Lark doesn’t fly! They used…

Magic on Lady Musgrave Island

Now that we are official residents of Agnes Water QLD, (we actually have a proper house now and a PO box and everything!) we knew it wouldn’t be long before we had our first visitors. Our dear friends and my godson trekked all the way from Sydney to check the place out. So it went…

Our New Magical Home

After deciding that the paradise town of Agnes Water in Queensland was the place Glen and I definitely wanted to put roots down and live, it then took a whole two years to actually get around to doing it. Well, we did have a lap of Australia to complete, not to mention a tour around…

Animal Magic

We have experienced so many amazing wildlife encounters during our trip around Australia, for me it’s been the most exciting part of our adventure. Here’s the highlights Kangaroos Koalas Kookaburras Pelicans Possums Quokkas Stingrays On the road Wallabies Whales Wombats Horses Goannas Frogs Fish Emus Echidnas   Donkeys Dolphins Pets Cows Chooks Camels Rabbits Birds…

Stunning Tasmania

Jakkie writes……….. As soon as we docked into Devonport we were hooked by the Tassy magic. Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia and in my opinion is nothing like the mainland, it felt like a different country altogether. Tasmania is stunningly beautiful from the wild rugged West coast, to the softer beauty of the East coast, then…

One Year On The Road!

Jakkie writes……. We’ve been on the road for a year. When we set off we knew nothing! Sometimes we’d scratch our heads and wonder how on earth we’ve managed to still be travelling. It takes some people years of preparation to take a year out and drive 20,000km around Australia. Especially researching where to go…

Cats, Dogs and Miracles

Jakkie writes…….. We have now been in the Perth area for 4 full moons. Our original itinerary was to be in Perth for only 10 days while Glen did his Conference. However sometimes life just doesn’t work out how you expect and I have learnt that sometimes you just have to go with the flow…

Monkey Mia Magic!

  Jakkie writes……. As I was paddling in the sea, a dolphin swam right up to me, turned its head to the side to get a good look at me, then sped off to catch a fish! That was just one of the magical moments spent in Monkey Mia, a National Park in WA dedicated…