I’m really thrilled and grateful to have a story in print again and this time in a new publication for me, 4WD Touring Australia. The story is on ‘Shark Bay – The Red White and Blue of Francois Peron National Park’ and the edition is dedicated mostly to Western Australia, ‘Westworld’ as it is titled. Unfortunately they have spelt my name wrong in the byline but despite that, hopefully the story does the region justice and the photos by myself and the publisher Carlisle Rogers, look stunning in the publication. I think one of the things that stood out most to me when visiting WA for the first time was the intensity and brilliance of the diametrically opposed colours of the landscape. This was no more obvious than when we visited this park.
The current edition of On The Road magazine has my story on visiting Cape Le Grand National Park in Western Australia but here are a few behind the story stories of things you may not expect.
Cape Le Grand National Park and in particular Lucky Bay, were high on the list of places I’ve always wanted to visit in Western Australia. The main reason was to see the beach that I’d noticed being consistently voted as having the whitest sand of all Australia’s beaches and that combined with crystal clear turquoise water AND kangaroos on the beach – You had me!
What I wasn’t expecting but you might just want to add to your trip notes were:
Believe it or not there are a few places in Australia where this is possible. One of these places is Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park. If this Western Australian destination isn’t on your list of must see places add it right now!
Every year around this time the Australian State Tourism Awards and Brolga Awards in the Northern Territory happen. So keeping an eye on the results for this year in South Australia, Western Australia and in the Northern Territory, I can vouch for these winners:
We’ve had our Jayco Sterling caravan now for three years having bought it second hand. The prices and choices were better in the eastern states than in South Australia so my husband and daughter went on a quick road trip to the Gold Coast hinterland to see, buy and bring back this van.
Some places just say follow me…… Do you find yourself wondering when you’re travelling, ‘where do these steps lead to?’ Sometimes the destination is obvious but other times I’ve found myself looking down at a set of steps or along a disappearing path, thinking well I won’t know unless I take it. The anticipation of what’s going to be at the end and the views along the way can keep you motivated and usually the good surprises far outweigh the disappointments. You’ll never know unless you take it.
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Yes it’s true! For less than $20 you can experience the eastern most point of Australia, Cape Byron and Byron Bay to the most westerly point of the continent at Steep Point in WA. And you can do it from the comfort of wherever you are in Australia, in your favourite chair. All you have to do is pick up a copy of the June / July edition of Australian Caravan + RV Magazine and the July / August edition of On The Road Magazine and settle in to read about both of these destinations.
I have two stories in print at the moment and they show the incredible diversity of this beautiful country. Hopefully they inspire you to visit one or both.
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