As we enjoy the cool winter temperatures here in Perth we take the chance to get out and explore the region on whatever days it does not rain.

Moore River Estuary
While chatting with a local gentleman we met when walking the dog it was suggested we drive the 60+km north to visit the Moore River estuary in Guilderton.
Guilderton Beach
The advantage of checking areas out in the off season is how quiet they are. There is no question this place is hopping during the summer. But we were able to enjoy deserted beaches and a relatively quiet estuary.
Drone Pilot
The only irritating thing we experienced was the buzzing of this drone flying over us. We finally located the operator, headset and all. Boys and their toys, who am I to judge. Fascinating technology.
Pelican Art
From hi-tech to low tech. Loved this rusted pelican sculpture by the river.
Guilderton Lighthouse
Also near Guilderton is the last lighthouse built in Western Australia. Completed in 1983 this totally automated lighthouse looks more like a smoke stack than a lighthouse.
Black Cockatoos
On the way back from Moore River we stopped in to check out a rural community development. Best part was stumbling upon these black cockatoos. There was a flock of about 50 – 60.

We also revisited Yanchep National Park in hope of exploring the Crystal Caves. Our mistake. You should always do some research before driving off. The caves are all locked up tight and only open for $15 a head at specific times. Oh well, still a nice drive and beautiful lunch at the Yanchep Inn.

Cave Entrance
Nothing says bugger off like gates and steel doors
Yanchep Kangaroos
The kangaroos were worth the trip. Always cute and photogenic.
York, WA
Our latest field trip was to the oldest inland town in Western Australia, York. An interesting hour and 45 minute drive inland. The red earth and red tint in the trees kept the drive interesting.
York Town Office
The main road through York is wonderfully presented with beautiful architecture, interesting shops and cafes.
Suspension Bridge
The drive up Mt. Brown and walking over the local suspension bridge provide for a pleasant afternoon of exploring York. Peggy was not too sure about the bridge but she would not leave my side.
Diversified Ranching
One of the serendipities of driving the back roads is you sometimes get a glimpse of things you are not accustomed to seeing. Like this image of diversified ranching.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

3 comments on “Exploring

  1. No one commented so I thought I would say hi
    Just catching up on your adventures
    Keep on trekking

  2. Phil Davies

    Hi Peter & Karen, we just watched your interview with Travatical. Great seeing your ugly mug again Peter….good thing your better half was there… she’s way easier on the eyes….. just kidding buddy…you both look great… cheers to you both and Michelle and I are looking forward to seeing your next adventure.
    Phil & Michelle

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