Day 7-8 Eighty Mile Beach to Broome

Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park was truly glorious and I can see why people spend the season there. A lot of people beach fish and you can drive your 4WD right along the sand. We spent our second day just chilling which was amazing. I read a fun book (details below) and enjoyed doing not much at all. The next …

Day 5 – Dales Gorge to Port Hedland

Travel Time: About 5 hoursSteps Walked: 15,118  Distance Travelled: 338 km There is a beautiful song bird around Karijini which unfortunately starts its greeting of the day at 5.30 am and sings the same 7-8 notes over and over and over again. So needless to say, we left for Dales Gorge just after 7 am.There were three cars in the car …

Day 6 – Port Hedland to Eighty Mile Beach

Travel Time: 3 and a half hoursDistance Travelled: 240 kmWarning Crocodile Signs Seen: 1 Port Hedland has taken the prize for the worst places to stay on our trip so far. I know it’s probably not fair of me to judge it based on not being able to get a spot in the caravan park, but the Turf Club was …

Day 4 – Handcock and Weano Gorge

Travel Time: 30 minutesSteps Walked: 14,435Number of isolated (freezing) pools swam in: 2Number of times we said, “look how red the dirt is”: Too many to count The birds woke us before sunrise this morning. I recognised the cockatoo call, but not the others. During the night I also heard dingoes howling. We decided to just roll with it and …

Day 3 – Newman to Karijini

Travel Time: 6 hoursDistance Travelled: 356 kmNumber of ‘Interesting Moments’: 2 What was meant to be an easy trip to Karijini National Park was anything but. In order not to worry the parents, please only read the ‘sealed section’ below if you are not a mother or father of the people on this journey! Sealed Section – no parents allowed …

Day 2 – Cue to Newman

Travel Time (including stops): 6 hoursDistance Travelled: 536 kmNumber of Wedge-tail Eagles seen: 1 We had a lovely slow start this morning, hitting the road by 9 am. The trip was pretty uneventful, no wide loads blocking the roads, no feral goats and the only kangaroos we saw were road kill. Our first stop was Kumarina, a roadhouse a couple hundred …

Day 1 – Perth to Cue

Western Australia is lucky to be fairly free of COVID-19 with no community transmission, which means we can travel the state. My husband and I had planned a trip to the US in September but with that no longer possible, we decided to head north and explore this huge state of ours. Today was day 1 of what will be …

Broome Library Author Talk

Come join me at Broome Library as I chat about being an author, writing tips and answer any questions you might have.Day: Tuesday 1st September 2020Time: 5.30-6.30pmLocation: Broome Library, Hamersley St &, Haas St, Broome WA 6725RSVP not required.

Mary Davies Library Author Talk

Come and join me at the Mary Davies Library in Baldivis where I’ll be giving a talk about writing, being an author and also read from my new release.Date: Friday, 7th August 2020Time: 1-2pmLocation: Mary Davies Library, 17 Settlers Ave, Baldivis WA 6171RSVP: Bookings required. Contact the Mary Davies Library on 9591 0800 or mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Shield Book Launch

Join me to launch the second book in the First Response series – Shield! You’ll get two book launches together, as Shona Husk will be launching her latest Sci-Fi novel Mercenary Ethics as well. It’s going to be a fun night. When: Saturday 23 November 2019 Time: 7pm Where: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street Rockingham RSVP: to rockinghamwriterscentre@gmail.com or phone 0438 916 001