Blogs from Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 14


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth April 6th 2008

Been in Exmouth a few day's now. The town isn't really that exciting but the Cape Range National Park is 60k away and it's so beautiful. There is so much snorkeling here it's great. Each day I get a bit braver and a bit more adventurous so I left Maria and Lewis and went camping in the bush in my own. In the heart of the national park there is a massive gorge carved out by Yardie Creek and it's cool to camper there. So off I trekked stopping to do some snorkeling on the way. The camp site is only 8 bays and a toilet just off the beach and there were 2 other camper vans so I felt safe enough. It was amazing, you really are in the middle of nowhere. 50ft from my ... read more
Big Fish
The Tarantula

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth April 2nd 2008

Well we survived the Cyclone....well actually it never actually arrived! Just rained cats and dogs for 3 days! So Coral bay being a bit of a wash out so to speak, we decided as soon as the road was reopened to head on up to Exmouth and the Ningaloo reef. We read about Exmouth before we were even in Australia as it is one of the few places in the world where Whale Sharks go past close to the coast and we had heard you could do a trip to swim with them. Whale sharks are the world’s biggest "fish"; they are Sharks not whales and can grow up to 18 meters long! Well being the water baby that I am, and Tel fast becoming one we REALLY wanted to give it a go. When we ... read more
Termite Hills

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth December 19th 2007

Hello Hello, Just realised that it has been ages since i last wrote. Lots to report. We are still here in Exmouth, haven't left since my last blog. Therefore, we've been doing much of the same -relaxing and enjoying the sun. Thankfully, the weather has cooled down and the temperature is pretty much exactly as i like, high 20's-mid 30's. Tim has been doing heaps of fishing, and we have been eating like wealthy Japanese (eg. Coral Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Tuna etc) So all the fish has been counteracting all the chocolate i've been having for dessert, or so i tell myself. I have just accepted a job in Perth as a Project Officer for WANADA (WA Network for Alcohol & Drug Agenencies). The role is basically looking at ways of developing the AOD sector to ... read more
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Roxy girl

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth » the city December 14th 2007

(G) Left Broome for Exmouth via the Karajini National Park. Roads in the Park were really quite shocking and gave us our first puncture on the car. Managed to get the spare on (once we had figured out where the Jack was) and continued the journey both covered in Red Dust and looking like we had been tango'd. Now arrived in Exmouth (35 degrees!) for three days. Road Kill Count - Paul, a whole heap of birds now. Glyn, a lizard and a few birds too. Some Piccies attached (Paul was having a bit of a David Bailey moment on Cable Beach) Miss you loads G&PXXX... read more
Cable Beach Sunset 041
Cable Beach Sunset 047
Cable Beach Sunset 051

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth December 3rd 2007

Nice and early again today for the trek home! It's all pretty much drivintg today but Steve has brought out the trivial pursuits and we had a game of that on the way to pass the time! It's one all england v rest of the world! I have realised i do not know a lot of general knowledge so I have been reading the trivial persuits questions in hope that some of it will sink in! Did you know that Tonga used to be called the friendly islands - ha ha..have I impressed you?? nope...well one of the few questions I could answer was a questiont he other team got! how rude is that, who became a legend after he was the first man in space - yuri gargarin of course in 1961. There you go....thats ... read more
Paul with the crazy dog!
Happy campers!
The farm

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth December 2nd 2007

Well, after all our activities today is a well derseved lazy day. With the exception of Paul and Sarah (the honeymoon couple) and the Canadians who had booked to go deep sea fishing (fresh fish for tea hopefully - the pressure was on) the rest of us set off from the camp at about 8.30am and Steve took us to the Yardie Creek Gorge. Not as beautiful as the Z bend but this one had water. Thank goodness for the fly nets - think they are the best investment ever as well - the flies are everywhere. After that it was a short drive down to Turquoise Bay - it was breathtaking. Like a postcard but even better. We picked up some snorkelling gear and I was off into the sea - unfortunatley the visability wasn't ... read more
Me and my mate the Fly Net
Turquoise Bay
Picture Perfect

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth December 2nd 2007

We looked into diving as a few of us wanted to go but weren't allowed as we hadn't dived within a year. we tried another company but no luck getting through so will leave it for Cairns and the Great Barrier reef! Cheaper over that side anyway! Turns out it was a good thing we didn't bother as Mateo was going diving anyway as it was cancelled due to the weather. Sarah and Paul went Deep Sea Fishing so we were expecting fresh fish for dinner! There's wasn't cancelled as they had some crazy Abo's taking them out! So, those remaining went out with Steve to Yardie lake Creek, this was another gorge - bit more water in than the other one, got covered in flies again! That fly net was a great investment! Very pretty ... read more
Turquoise bay
Footie in the Sea!
Pool at Hostel

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth November 24th 2007

Hello, Sorry for the huge delay in blogs, but i really haven't been up to that much other than relaxing, swimming at the beach, snorkelling etc. And i'm not one for continuously rubbing it in. Ah bugger it, yes i am. Hehe. No all jokes aside, the main reason for this blog is to invite my Mum to the world of internet. She has finally given into the temptation of regular contact with me, and has bought herself a laptop so we can email often! Nice mum. Anyways, i'm trying to think what we've been doing since i last wrote. We left Exmouth and went to Kalbarri for 10 days which was beautiful. Another gorgeous little beachside town with a great vibe. Was able to catch up with a couple of buddies i made on the ... read more
I said it was daggy dancing
Tim was with all the girls that night
And even more daggy!!!

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth » the city November 23rd 2007

i just can say that the caribbean beaches are nothing compared to this....really impressive!!!! i never thought that these colors could actually be natural!!! impressive!! my trip up the west coast is being really nice...i'm doing my tour with Western Xposure, and my group is very nice. this part of the country is very very remote and i even have less service on my mobile than in the outback!! less tourists, much more remote...smaller towns...but amazing beaches, really really nice. Istarted my trip from Perth. Perth is a big modern town, with a fanstatic atmosphere...lots of cafes and restaurants, really nice. i met come local guys i spent the afternoon with, very very nice, friendly, showed me around...australian people are extremly nice... The tour itself involves a lot of driving, a very monotonous landscape, but amazing ... read more
Kalabarri National park
rock climbing?
Shell BEach

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth October 16th 2007

Hey!! So we've been in Exmouth for over a week now and we really love this place. Turquoise Bay has surpassed all of the other beaches we've seen far, in terms of beauty. Simply stunning. The whitest of sand, and the colour of the water is perfectly turquoise. The snorkelling off the beach is also pretty amazing, with an abundance of coloured coral and fish life. Tari and his girlfriend left us this morning after 2 weeks, so it's back to the two of us. It was great for Tim and Tari to catch up after not having seen each other in ages, and they did heaps of brotherly bonding whilst enjoying their favourite thing - fishing!!!! This in turn allowed Jo and I to do some really girly stuff, like watch Sex and the City ... read more
Turquoise Bay
The boys catching us dinner
Tim's pride and joy

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