Yara Dr Baynton’s 6 hour Remedy Race – Karratha

A mountain bike race to cure all ailments known to man including sleeplessness, anxiety and mountain bike withdrawal symptoms. Sounds like a bit of fun to me, I thought weeks prior, as I filled out the race form for Yara's Dr Baynton's 6 hour race in Karratha, a Pilbara town in the northwest of Western Australia with an enthusiastic local community of mtbers. While the thought of six hours of trail cycling ...

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Cycling, Sun, Salt Lakes and Birds on Rottnest Island

Putting a gift voucher to good use, we spend our last morning of 2016 relaxing in the scenic surrounds of Rottnest Island. Boarding the first ferry from B Shed in the Fremantle Port at 7.15 am, the journey is fairly uneventful as we travel the open seas and past some gigantic looking container ships. Before we know it, we are stepping onto the ferry landing. For $30.00 we bought along our ...

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52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same happiness and satisfaction as a longer one, the mental challenge refreshing your mind and all ...

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Best Long Black Coffee in Perth

Earlier this year I switched to drinking long black coffee. This style of coffee is an espresso poured on top of the water, filling a cup. Yes, it’s long and it’s black. I love it. Enjoying a strong bodied long black in cafes can be a hit and miss around Perth. Milk tends to be helpful at masking bitter or over extracted beans by sweetening the overall taste. Fresh quality coffee beans and ...

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Cycle the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

We've wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action. The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early settlement towns and the state’s John Forrest National Park. Offering glimpses into Western Australia’s past, ...

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Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe

The yearly Sculptures by the Sea festival runs this year from 4 - 20 March 2016. Every year there is a vast range of artworks - abstract, gigantic, colourful, thought-provoking, freaky, cryptic messages, figurative, kinetic, humorous, illusions. Artists from all over the world participate and Cottesloe Beach is transformed into an open air art gallery with an awesome laid back festival vibe. It's uber cool and here are a few photos and musings..... ...

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Camping at Sandy Cape Western Australia

With no work scheduled for the weekend and wanting the feeling of disconnection from the daily grind, we packed up the car, leaving the cat with a big bowl of biscuits and headed North of Perth to camp on the beach for the night.  Jurien Bay is the furtherest north we’ve been, so it was a bit of a new experience for us to drive towards what is widely known as W.A's ...

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Tips for a Road Trip to Albany

We recently traveled to Albany for a couple of days in the Porongurup range. To reach Albany the options are -  fly, drive or public transport (TransWA). Driving is probably the most most common method as to explore the area you do need a car. It is almost a 5 hour drive south of Perth, Albany Highway from Perth will indeed take you all the way to Albany! We encountered quite a ...

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Little Bird Cafe, Northbridge

The oh-so satisfying journey from discovery to desire to dining to satisfaction. This kind of sums up the experience at The Little Bird Cafe in Northbridge earlier this morning. We had initially set out on the bicycles destined for East Perth however passing through Northbridge and stumbling across the Lake Street positioned café we were allured in by the sign - coffee! As we approached the counter I immediately noticed the tempting ...

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Communal Bathing in Nozawa Onsen

In the Japanese ski town of Nozawa Onsen one of the popular activities to do after a day in the mountains is to soak in an onsen. The island of Japan has quite a bit of geothermal activity going on below the ground and in some regions hot mineral rich water is released to form a natural onsen, also known as a hot spring. Ski field in Nozawa Onsen Communal bathing has been a ...

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