West Coast Australia Road-Trip

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: April 28th 2014
Until: June 9th 2014

Having returned to Australia from my three-year overseas working holiday in mid-2013, I was working away in Cairns trying to save money for my next adventure - a three-month holiday to Brazil, in time for the 2014 football World Cup - when I met a German girl named Linda Marie who had only just arrived in Australia on a working holiday of her own.

One thing soon led to another, and before I knew it we were living together and my plans for Brazil had been scrapped in favour of a six-week road-trip on the West Coast of Australia with Linda – which despite having spent the past eight years as a backpacker would mark a number of firsts for me. Not only had I never attempted a road-trip of this magnitude (we were planning to cover around 8000 kilometres in all), nor one where I would actually be sleeping in the vehicle; but in all of my travels - and for all of the people that I have met and friends that I have visited along the way - I had never actually travelled with anyone! Both literally and figuratively, we were entering an unknown world...
Trip Length: 6 weeks
Blog Entries: 7
Photos: 313
Words: 17267

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 5th 2014 Tall Trees & Beautiful Beaches - A Wicked West Coast Adventure Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Augusta
May 12th 2014 Finding Paradise At The Edge Of Nowhere Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cape Le Grande National Park
May 19th 2014 Red Earth, Blue Sky Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalbarri
May 22nd 2014 Somewhere Between Sea And Sky - Unearthing the Magic of Shark Bay Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Shark Bay
May 29th 2014 Diving, Driving & Drifting Away... Explorations from Exmouth Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth
June 2nd 2014 The Long and Lonely Road to Broome Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
June 9th 2014 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Karijini National Park
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