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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Category Archives: Australia

Perth, Western Australia

For Christmas break, the McNair’s joined us for three weeks in Western Australia.  We took our time, and really enjoyed each of the places we visited.  I’d love to do this same trip again some day.

Semi-famous blue boat shed in Perth.

(below) “The Wave” is a giant rock wave between Esperance and Perth.

Shire of Esperance, Western Australia

Esperance is a remote town surrounded by some of the nicest beaches I’ve encountered.  We stayed in this lovely house.  We loved Cape Le Grand, and Lucky Bay Brewing Company.

              

Denmark, Western Australia

Denmark was more of a stop over between the highlights of the Margaret River Region, and Esperance.  We stayed in this house, which worked out just fine.  We LOVED the Boston Brewing Company.  In fact, I would say it was my favorite food stop of the entire trip.  We actually ate their twice.  If you are traveling with kids, it’s a “must do.”

(below) Greens Pool

(below) Elephant Cove

Prevelly, Western Australia

Prevelly is a small beach community located just south of a famous surf spot, and just west of a excellent food and wine region.  We stayed in this great mid-century modern beach house.  If you like wine, start planning your tasting schedule now.

(below) Margaret River Carpark at sunset

Dunsborough, Western Australia

Dunsborough is the perfect base to explore Cape Naturaliste and the northern part of the Margaret River wine region.  We stayed in a wonderful house which can be found here.  We loved Albert and Nicola Coffee, and Eagle Bay Brewing.

(above) Sugarloaf Rock

(below) Meelup Beach.  No one is in the water, because a lifeguard helicopter spotted a large great white shark just off the shore.

(below) Quindalup boat ramp at sunrise

(below) Busselton Jetty

Noosa, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Tambourine Mountain, Australia

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Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Aptly named, Cradle Mountain was one of the highlights of our time in Tasmania.  The hiking in the national park is fabulous.  We hiked around the lake seen here, up to another lake called Crater Lake, and even summitted the mountain itself.

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Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Binalong Bay is actually a small town located on the Bay of Fires.  Especially known for its bright orange lichen, locals proudly tell visitors that the lichen can only grow in the cleanest of air.  I believe it, Tasmania probably has some of the cleanest air in the world.

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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s most popular hiking and camping destinations.  Hikes range from lazy walks down to the beach, to multi-day treks.  We enjoyed a classic loop hike that provides a stunning view of Wineglass bay and follows the coast around the rest of the peninsula.

“Before we’d come to Tasmania, I’d seen pictures of Wineglass Bay – everyone has – with its pure white sand and a brilliant cerulean sea to rival any tropical island.  But you’ll notice it’s never shown with bikinied sunbakers, only with booted hikers lugging bulky backpacks.  Tasmania doesn’t offer up her beauty lightly.”  Freycinet by Melanie Calvert_DSC9510(below) The Hazard Mountains  “The sunlight slowly begins to leach away…The last of the sun’s light erupts from behind the Hazards like a halo, and its pink and orange streaks  lend their glow to the luminous, shadowy water.  In the midst of this spectacular performance, the mountains sit eternally, and wait.”  Freycinet by Melanie Calvert_DSC9565 Wineglass Bay’s beach is tucked in just behind the Hazard Mountains.  Perfect sand, turquoise water and not a piece of litter make this one of my favorite beaches in the world.  I’d love to sail a boat in here and drop anchor some day.  _DSC9536

Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald_DSC8985“Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.” ― Bill Bryson _DSC8952hdr“Do the people in Australia call the rest of the world ‘Up Over’?” ― Steven Wright _DSC8980 _DSC8991“Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ― Charles M. Schulz _DSC8992 _DSC9000 _DSC9003