Category: thoughts

Ausstellung von Olivenöl mit christlichem Foto darüber

New Norcia – A spanish monastery town in the middle of WA

New Norcia is the only monastery town in Australia. A little bit like it was beamed in from Spain, it sits in the middle of the Western Australia landscape. Bautiful, but with a little bit of a problematic history. Read More

Kakadu mit Küken im Nest an einem Baum

The permanent soundscape of birds in Australia

What stands out to us every time we are there, is the permanent sound of birds in Australia. Read More

alte Kirche auf einer Wiese

Central Greenough Historic Settlement

The Central Greenough Historic Settlement is located a few kilometres north of Dongara. It consists of buildings built from 1863 to 1913 and has been restored by the National Trust. Read More

Hofeinfahrt mit Palmen

Fruit and Vegetables from Carnarvon

Carnarvon is one of the big agricultural regions of Western Australia, and supplies the state with fresh fruit and vegetables. Read More

The long and (un)winding road

The Northwest Coastal Highway is a long, straight road, tends to be flooded and caused this dreadful Beatles Headline. Read More

The story of the HMAS Sydney II

In Geraldton, on the top of a hill looking out over the city, you’ll find the HMAS Sydney War Memorial. The memorial commemorates the loss of 645 crew members of the HMAS Sydney II, an Australian war ship that tragically did not survive an encounter with the German Raider Kormoran on 19th of November, 1941. Read More

Quokka vor Mülltonnen

Leave no trace – travelling responsably in Western Australia

There are far too many comments in the WikiCamp-App stating the inconsiderate behaviour of fellow travellers. Mostly it’s because people just leave their rubbish and don’t take their toilet paper with them when they are done. Mostly, the comments contain the term “leave no trace!” – well known for Australians, less so for us. The Read More

Carnarvon Satellite Dish

Western Australia’s contribution to the moon landing

Western Australia has a direct link to the moon landing: In Carnarvon, a satellite tracking station fed data to NASA from 1964 to 1975. Read More

Slip, Slop, Slap – sun protection in Australia

Sun protection is a really big issue in Australia. With the slogan “Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide”, people learn about it from a young age. Read More

Port Denison

Only 60km south of Geraldton we stopped at Port Denison. A small fishing village situated between the coast and the Irwin River. Read More

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