Karijini National Park

August 23, 2014

Introducing you to Karijini National Park! I have tons of landscape photos I can’t wait to share but here’s a one of yours truly taken today after a long hike down Hancock Gorge. Basically, I’m not sure how these hikes are legal bc I know in the States they would be what we (unfortunately) call “lawsuits waiting to happen.” The hikes take you down different gorges which at many times you are scaling the walls like Spider-man with a rocky fall beneath. To get to this particular spot you hike through this gorge and at a point you do a “Spiker Walk” where the walls of the cave are 3-4 feet wide and you stick both legs and arms out and wedge yourself along with a rocky rushing river beneath. We’ve spent three nights and four days here, each day filled with hiking. I think well spend a day or so more here before heading North to Port Hedland and then onwards to Broome where I’ll need to find another ride through The Kimberly region.. But more on that later. Wish everyone well!

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Goodbye Exmouth

August 19, 2014

Well, fifteen days later I am finally leaving Exmouth. It’s been a hell of an ride. Made tons of new friends, shared heaps of laughs, had great cook outs, drank tons of beer, soaked up the sun, saw amazing marine life and the list goes on. Exmouth has been my favorite place to date in Australia. The reef is unlike any reef in the world. I have been told its the only reef off the West coast of a continent out there. The marine life is so expansive that it knocks out of the park anything I have encountered to date. Renting the motorbikes (OK, scooters) or the week was the best decision I made here. It gave me the flexibility to go wherever I wanted and to explore all over. Now, PaulĀ and I will be driving in his camper van (Felix) to Karijini National Park. This place is a photographers paradise. Can. Not. Wait. Thanks to everyone whose made Exmouth my favorite spot in Australia this far!

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Scuba Diving the Ningaloo Reef

August 16, 2014

Went Scuba Diving today in the Ningaloo Reef here in Western Australia! We saw some great marine life including a sting ray with a wing span taller than myself. I hadn’t scuba dived since Thailand but it all came back rather quickly. It’s so incredible to enter their world beneath the water. You’re the visitor. I really look forward to scuba diving more when I get to the Great Barrier Reef. It is so wonderful and I want to do it again and become fully confident and comfortable with my capabilities under the water!

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