Western Australia

Western Australia is often described as raw beauty. It is sparsely populated but rich with minerals and rugged outback. It is an explorers dream.

This Australian state is 2.646 million km². It is bigger than both Texas and Alaska combined. Western Australia has a population of 2.589 million – fewer people than live in the US state of Kansas. It is a wild wide open region rich with the colors of its mineral resources.
Trin sitting on tons of Jasper

A Bed of Jasper: Marble Bar

I’m fascinated by the comfort that water brings. Its life-sustaining power is so simple, so soothing. Especially as I sit here by a slow-moving deep river in the middle of an arid desert just outside of Marble Bar.  From Port Hedland we turned inland to see what we could see in Marble Bar. There did

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Trin standing on the trail leading to the top of Mount Bruce looking over the red landscape of Karijini National Park.

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is one of Western Australia’s top tourist destinations. After seeing pictures of the narrow trails to hidden pools and scrambles through gorges I added it to our bucket list.  Getting to Karijini Swimming with whale sharks along the Ningaloo reef was amazing, but it was time to move on. We pointed Lil’

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A dirt road in Burekup Western Australia

Lockdown in 118 square Feet

During the shelter-in-place order, we spent sixty-three days in a 118 sq.- foot home. That is about 155 times smaller than the last home we owned and lived in North Carolina before retiring from corporate. Yet it feels like a luxury. Luxury: a state of great comfort or elegance To me luxury is something I

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A man awaiting his incarceration in Fremantle Prison in Western Australia

Confinement in Fremantle Prison

Before the world went crazy and we were all sequestered in our own homes I took three different tours of Fremantle Prison which is situated near Perth in Western Australia. My mind keeps going back to those tiny cells, smaller than our six-meter bus Lil’ Beaut that we live in. Not only were the cells

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