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Back in my Happy Place - Travel & Photography

Hey I’m back on the travel road!

What a year it’s been, if plans from 18 months ago came to fruition I should be thinking about a return trip to Japan instead I had to cancel a trip over east (thanks Covid), never got to the German Christmas markets last year & in its place I did a 6 day road trip down south. Everyone laughs at me I struggle to plan a trip where I’m in my own car, driving on the right side of the road & fluently speak the language, well sometimes yet I can jump on a plane & go overseas with ease. But here I am doing a bucketlist trip I always thought ild take with visiting overseas friends.

Thanks to Cyclone Seroja (what’s going to ruin my next years holiday? Alien invasion?) I had to the 8+ hour drive to Carnarvon without breaking it up Port Gregory. The drive was nice & very few road trains, caravans is a whole other story, you could see the spots were the cyclone left a path of destruction. What I want to know why were the road signs always flattened on the right hand side of the road?

After the long drive yesterday I thought ild try a long walk, some 5km round trip which turned into 7km all up. I took the tramway walk to the 1 mile jetty which of course is closed, I just had a little poke around the area before heading back.

This lady & child I feel are kindy pointing out the jetty while looking longingly out to sea

After a picnic lunch on the Fascine courtesy of a stop at Woolies I decided to drive round town see what I could see. Well I eventually ended up at the Space Museum. While looking at the displays was interesting it was going into space that I really enjoyed, again wing it me was like I haven’t thought about doing that & the women just hands me a buzzer. I looked at the space capsule & was like am I going to freak out but I really enjoyed my trip to space.

Capsule Simulator



Just to prove I was there I tried to get a selfie

More bog lapping around town and I took a turn out to the back blocks over the river crossing which was dry & through all the plantations & veggie farms where I bumped into Humpty
As well as the cactus garden

All before heading back for gin o’clock

Loving my birthday present (thanks S&S) and have got set up down pat after 2 days, only knocked myself in the head once, nearly left my pegs & hammer behind. You have to laugh & maybe offer advice when I get to Exmouth & realise I’ve left my pegs in Carnarvon.


It’s good to be travelling again & have my camera back out & playing, if only the photos would download to my iPad {insert eyeroll emoji} oh how I’ve missed you both xx

Posted by ChristieA 09:40 Archived in Australia Tagged road_trip australia western_australia space

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Enjoy your time away. 😘Barb

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