Road Trippin Western Australia (Sailing La Vagabonde) – Part 1

Jimmy our friend from Perth who had once visited us on La Vagabonde before, was nice enough to lend us his beast of a car for a few weeks. So we took off on a little road trip up the West Australian coastline to show you guys where I am from!

We drove 820km north from Perth to reach Shark Bay, stopping atΒ Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Billabong, Denham, Monkey Mia and we went for a 4WD up the western coast of shark bay which is the most western point of Australia and has some gorgeous little beaches off the track.

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It was coming on summer, so the nights were still cold and the mornings super fresh, but when mid-day hit it was a good 30-35 degrees. Unfortunately the temperature of the ocean was not quite warm enough to frolic in their all day. In fact, it was absolutely freezing and neither of us could stay in for longer than half an hour without our wetsuits, proper free diving and spearfishing gear we had left overseas on La Vagabonde. Using cheap and tacky gear we bought at the servo for $10 a set turned out to be a nightmare (as expected), leaky masks that fogged up after 2 minutes, and fins that were plastic and hurt a lot. But we ended up getting 2 fish for dinner, so I suppose it was still worth it… sorta!

We planned to make it a few more hundred k’s north of Shark Bay for the roady, but due to some car troubles we found ourselves stuck in a tiny little town at a pub, watching the AFL (Australian Football League) while the car was repaired. We ended up having a really good time there and made the most of the situation. When she was all fixed we headed back down south to Perth, stopping at some pretty cool little spots on the way home.

We hope you guys enjoyed seeing a little of Aus through our eyes. Stay tuned for Part 2!

Love Elay

 

Comments 14

  1. I did the same trip 4 years ago, driving from Perth to Broome and had some of the best time ever!
    you guys are seriously great!

  2. Hey Bro, what a cool vid. Me and Daz caught up a bit after the de mob. Keep doing what you enjoy and don’t let the machine rule you!!!

  3. Amazing views!!! very nice journey… me and my girfriend enjoy it a lot… we are waiting for the second part. When are you going back to “La Vagabonde”?

  4. Hi guys! we think Jimmy’s rig is pretty awesome. Can you give us some details on how he built it or where he got it? Thanks! Safe travels!

  5. Hey I love your vids and blogs! In fact I love em so much I’ve linked this post to a similar one of mine: 100 miles of solitude in the Aussie outback? Road trip to Esperance WA http://sailingtravelblog.com/?p=9 (in Related at the end). You guys get way more traffic than me but feel free to link back to my site anyway. Sailing and travel is the only way to go yeah?

  6. I like the part with having a beer while driving the landscape πŸ˜‰ ….and later push it from the roof hahahahhaa

    (you better not publish this post πŸ˜‰ cheers

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