“Get ready to hold on,” skipper Ayden Curic yelled from the bridge as he gunned the engines and the boat surged into the aquatic maelstrom. At the point where Western Australia's second largest river, the Murchison, collides with the crashing breakers of the Indian ocean sits the quiet little town of Kalbarri. It is gateway to the eponymous and spectacular Kalbarri National … [Read more...] about Humpback heaven in Kalbarri, Western Australia
Thrombolites are amazing structures. Along with their close relatives stromatolites, these ancient bacterial colonies are ancestors of the very first life forms to exist on earth, and the hard calcareous deposits created by these colonies are bizarre. It's actually quite humbling to stand alongside these living relics. These thrombolites are on the shores of Lake … [Read more...] about Thrombolites: Lake Clifton’s living fossils
We'd been in Australia for a fortnight. While we'd seen some amazing wildlife, including kangaroos, dolphins and some amazing bird life, the closest we'd come to seeing a koala was the cuddly toys at the local souvenir shop. That's hardly surprising -- because its an east coast species that doesn't occur in Western Australia. So imagine my surprise when we stopped off at … [Read more...] about Koalas: the cute and cuddly face of Aussie wildlife (but only when they’re asleep)
When you travel you see amazing things. Things so far removed from your normal everyday experiences that you have to do a double-take and stop in awe. Sometimes they are big things... other times they can be very small. Today's jaw-dropping experience was tiny... and blue... oh so very, very blue. It was a little blue bird which, with that typical Aussie panache for gross … [Read more...] about What a splendid little blue wren!
Well we're certainly not in Ireland any more! Greetings from Mandurah, just south of Perth in Western Australia... and the starting point of our epic #IWOnTour journey around Australia and parts of Southeast Asia. Over the next four months or so we'll be bringing you regular updates of the amazing wildlife we encounter during the trip and some of the wild people we meet and … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Wildlife On Tour #IWOnTour