Our road trip from Perth to Karalundi

The road trip we did this last October will be etched in my heart forever.

I still don’t understand why no one had previously urged me to visit W.A.

Can I just say right now… PLEASE GO AND VISIT! It is amazing. The western desert is particularly beautiful.

Above is a map of the road we took from Perth (which is just off the map to the left) to Karalundi.

Love the names of the places out there – this is where we turned left and didn’t stop for 8 hours…

I really should have started taking these photos as soon as I started to see the signs for how far it was to Meeka. It seemed like FOREVER.

I loved the difference in the scenery from Perth to Karalundi.

Take a wide berth when you pass trucks and road-trains, don’t ask why, just trust me on that one.

My smiling driver

Paynes Find is out in the middle of no where, surrounded by nothing but shrubs and red dirt. We stopped to fill up with petrol but they had run out. So we used their bathrooms and what do you know, the water had run out as well – only an hour before we arrived!

Out in the desert, the colours of the scenery change dramatically when the sun drops.

Road train at Mount Magnet Truck Stop and Petrol Station.

A Magnum at Mount Magnet tasted so good – it needed to for $5.50 a pop. How cute is little Malcolm? That kid is a legend.

Perfect example of a stunning sunset in the west.

The rains-a-coming!

This is where we opened Sabbath – don’t know how far it was from Meeka, but I’m pretty sure we were close.

See how much the scenery changes?

This is our little oasis in the desert courtesy of Google. Ain’t it beautiful?

More photos to come of our stay in Karalundi… give me a day or so :)


Karalundi Camp, WA

I started writing this in the car last week before we lost reception for 4 days, just a short time out of Perth. Little did I know we were off on an adventure of a life time. After driving home through the night, we fell into bed at 4:15am this morning. The exhaustion has hit just in time for our looooong flight home. There will be plenty of blogging in the coming days.


We’re on the road again!

It was about this time last week I found out we were going on another little road trip. This time we were headed to WA.

Right now we are on the Great Northern Highway headed out of Perth to Meekatharra. The signs say its about 700KM from where we are.

We are in convoy with our friends Pr Darren, Cathy, Nana Coral and the kids. Plus we have a couple of Mamarapha College girls riding in the car with us.

I can’t wait to see the Western Desert and all the wildflowers.