Rockingham Writers Convention

I’ll be involved in the 2021 Rockingham Writers Convention taking place on Saturday 10th July 2021. I’ll be giving a workshop on What you Need to Know to Self Publish and I’ll be on a panel about Setting Goals and Staying Motivated. The full list of workshops and presenters can be found here.Registrations are now open, so check out the Rockingham …

Day 40 – Home

Distance travelled: 459kmTime Taken: About 6 hours We arrived home mid afternoon after our longest drive in a few weeks. I’d become used to the 2-3 hour trips down the coast that it was a little harder to be in the car for that long! Being home was bittersweet; we were glad to be home, but when we were in …

Day 38-39 – Geraldton

Distance travelled: 155kmTime taken: 2 hoursPink lakes viewed: 1 We travelled the coast road to Geraldton which led us past the Pink Lake. It’s not every day you see a pink lake, so we stopped to take a few photos. Then we continued to Geraldton, set up the van and headed into town. Our goal was the information centre but …

Day 35-37 – Kalbarri

Distance travelled: 399kmTime taken: About 4 hoursNumber of caravans on the road heading north: too many to count We have officially hit school holidays and the number of cars on the road is insane. It’s so totally weird after weeks of passing only a few cars to now have traffic jams at the roadhouses. Luckily we’d filled up with fuel …

Day 32-34 – Monkey Mia

Distance travelled: 234 kmDistance as the crow flies: 56 kmTime Taken: 3 hours Monkey Mia in Shark Bay is famous for its up close and personal encounters with dolphins where you can watch dolphins being fed on the shore. Neither Luke or I had been there since we were kids so we were keen to check it out again. The area …

Day 31 – Wooramel Station

Distance Travelled: 123 kmTime Taken: an hour and a half Just a short jaunt down the road from Carnarvon is Wooramel Riverside Retreat. It’s a place we considered stopping last year on our trip to Exmouth, but we needed to get a new tyre in Carnarvon so pressed on. As the name suggests, the campsite is on the side of …

Day 28-30 – Carnarvon

We travelled from Coral Bay to Carnarvon, just a short two and a half hour trip south and arrived before midday. Carnarvon is an interesting town, built on the Gascoyne River which they call the upside-down river. Despite the blue on the Google maps picture below, there’s little water in the river most of the year. All the glimpses of …

Day 24-26 – Coral Bay

Distance Travelled: 68.7kmTime Taken: Under an hour We left Bullara Station after another morning tea of scones with jam and cream, and a quick chat to the owner, Edwina who is helping me with my research for the next series. It took less than an hour to arrive in Coral Bay which holds a special place in my heart. As …

Day 22-23 – Bullara Station

Distance Travelled: 92 kmTime Taken: About an hourNumber of emus deciding to take up the entire road: 1Number of large goannas seen: 1 We arrived at Bullara Station just before lunch yesterday. As we pulled into the reception area, a large goanna – over a metre long – strolled across the ground in front of us, not a concern in …

Day 19-20 – Gorging on Gorges

We’ve spent the past couple of days in the gorges and canyons of the area. First we headed to Charles Knife Canyon where the road goes along the top of the canyon and the views are glorious. It’s a paved road up to the top, and then changes to an unsealed gravel road for the last couple of kilometres. You …