2244km In 3 days: driving the east coast of Australia

Spontaneity can be a blessing and a burden. It can lead to amazing adventures that you may otherwise reason away… and it can find you tired, bleary-eyed and staring at headlights after 14 hours of driving. Spontaneity can apply the pressure that comes from a lack of planning, but also give you freedom from pre-conceivedContinue reading “2244km In 3 days: driving the east coast of Australia”

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Camping with the Kangaroos: Yuraygir National Park

All I can hear is the barrelling of waves, the flap of a tent, the twill of a cricket and the crackles of a fire. There is no other light. Cloudy skies thicken the blackness, leaving us here beside our lone beacon, cocooned by the night. This satisfies me. I can taste the serenity, warmContinue reading “Camping with the Kangaroos: Yuraygir National Park”

Mullumbimby, Newrybar & Bangalow: little places with big delights

It seems that the smaller or less familiar a place is to you, the more delightful are the little treasures you find there. This was certainly the case on my recent road trip from Brisbane, Queensland to Bellingen, New South Wales, when I had the pleasure of exploring Mullumbimby, Newrybar and Bangalow, all near ByronContinue reading “Mullumbimby, Newrybar & Bangalow: little places with big delights”

The road south

There is something about a road trip that feels like freedom. I am not sure if it’s the sun on my ruddy skin or the wind-whipped hair in my face, the music blaring over the road noise, or the time to let thoughts drift in and out.  Maybe it’s moving, getting somewhere, looking forward toContinue reading “The road south”