Roadhouses

Winter 2015 We pull into the Billabong Roadhouse in WA for fuel and I’m taken aback. They’re selling healthy food and the toilets are spotless! A bloke tries to walk in with a cockie (Cockatoo) on his shoulder and is smartly refused entry for health reasons. Bring back the good old days I say when a roadhouse smelt of dirty cooking oil, all of the food was fried, the toilets were vile and one had to wipe one’s feet on the way out! Advertisements Continue reading Roadhouses

Nature’s Window

2015 – Kalbarri, WA Iconic Nature’s Window in Kalbarri National Park happens to be wall to wall today, with tourists and one guy comments that perhaps we should book our turn in the Window. Woody particularly likes the Indian tourists as they treat every photo like it is a portrait sitting as they sit in the ‘window’ and shout detailed instructions at the photographer to get their best side. Continue reading Nature’s Window

Please Explain?

I had been waiting for ten years to see the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool in WA, they are supposedly the oldest living organisms on earth at 3,500 million years (that’s a lot of zeroes). After staring at them for a full half hour I must say that I am still none the wiser. Woody wanted to know if they light up at night! Our mate Dee called them tomatolites. Stromatolites, Hamelin Pool, WA Continue reading Please Explain?