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.
May this year marks 90 years that the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been operating in Australia. This is a group that I donate to every year because of the uniqueness of what they do and how necessary it is in our vast country.
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!
I’ve written before of how I’m a big fan of street art or urban art especially when it brightens up what would otherwise be a dingy laneway or when it shines a light on otherwise unused areas of blank urban wall space.
The other art that catches my eye when travelling are sculptures or statues. Not so much the historic statues of explorers or founding fathers sitting or standing in posed positions but rather the more modern takes on statues that are dedicated to citizens of a community or a way of life in a certain region.
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: