How I Became a Happy Camper March 17th 2012 At home in Canada, I am not a happy camper... the hassle of cooking on a 2-burner propane stove with invading wasps as the family sits to eat. Or cooking under a tarp as the rain starts. Or, washing greasy dishes in cold water or waiting to heat it on the propane stove. The nocturnal visits to camp bathrooms shared with nasty insects, or having to shower with a wasp threatening to sting your you-k ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
As middle-aged travelers and tri-athletes we made a point to connect with tri-clubs in Western Australia who warmly welcomed us to local events. We are travelers who prefer to visit with locals rather than local attractions. Our choice is to stay in small towns and rural communities, and regional parks. We are not yet in our "empty-nest stage" but are thankful this window of opportunity opened up for us to visit Australia.
We are from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, (45kms east of Vancouver, Canada)
Port Coquitlam is the home town of Terry Fox, the heroic young man who ran half-way acro... full info