Road trippin’ in Australia

While in Australia I travelled as much as possible but still it wasn’t enough. I went from Melbourne to Perth, Adelaide to Darwin, crossing the whole country twice. There was still more to see so I went from Melbourne to Brisbane, then Brisbane to Cairns which unfortunately was cut short at Rockhampton due to extreme floods. Rockhampton was 26m under water for weeks, there was no way round.

I left Australia slightly unfulfilled. I had done as much as I could but still I was missing something. I never made it to Cairns or to the Great Barrier Reef. I would have loved to have travelled the west coast from Perth to Darwin but there just wasn’t enough time. Now there is a reason to return.

Map of Australia

Map of Australia

This post is an introduction to a series of posts about Australia that will follow. I will share with you my travels, experiences and photographs. They can be used as a guide but also to learn about a country we know very little about. A relatively knew country with a very old history.

If you are thinking about making a road trip in Australia there is a good article to read about which coast to drive. I have always wanted to drive the west coast as it is currently off the beaten track but it looks like that we will change as the east coast gets more popular and crowded.

East Coast Vs West Coast Australia

Photography 101

For the last month I have been sharing my photographs as part of the Photography 101 course and their daily tasks and topics. For some of my posts I have tried to contain more detail than just photographs but as part of a recap that shares some of my favourite, and those of my readers, I wanted to include a gallery of the ten best photographs.

Our Shadows Will Remain

“If you are about to read this, don’t bother!” – Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

I read Choke while I was travelling in Australia and even though in the first pages I saw this quote from the author I continued to read on. Now Palahniuk is one of my favourite authors and Choke is one of my top reads. The quote does exactly the opposite of what it suggests. Tell the reader not to read on only encourages them to do so.

I would like to start off my blog in the same way. If you are about to read this, don’t bother.

Will it be the best travel blog you have read? Probably not. Will the photographs be the best you have seen? Unlikely. But it may inspire and encourage in some way or another.

If you have made it this far maybe I should explain what this blog will actually be about.

Whenever I travel I have always kept notes. These can come in many forms from a journal, a quote or even a song lyrics. This has created a scrapbook of my experiences. Everything that has influenced me since the day I had left home. Along with my camera I hope to create a virtual account of my travels for others to enjoy.

Because our shadows will remain even after we are gone.