To escape the winter crowds heading north, we turned our wheels in the opposite direction. Inspired by an image of the vast Bilbunya Dunes we hit the maps. We settled on an off-road route from Cocklebiddy, near the SA/WA border, west along the Great Australian Bight, through the Bilbunya Dunes and finally on to Esperance.
Crystal clear waters on the east, rugged cliffs on the west, a rich history, ambitious environmental goals and part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Dirk Hartog Island is no doubt wild and unique.
With the last Defender rolling off the Land Rover line in 2016 the Landcruiser '76 Series is one of the last remaining 4WD icons. Our friends at Bollinger show that soul can be part of the electric future.
Timber collection restrictions, late arrivals or wet weather can all make packing some firewood a godsend. After all fire makes camp, and even the most trying days outdoors are usually turned around by the warm glow of a campfire.
Singaporeans are fanatical about all things food. So it was with great trepidation I packed a new pot set to try on a recent hike with my wife Gen. I'm not sure whether my cold sweat was from the steep hike or fear from having messed with our camp kitchen.
She's equally happy enjoying international views from the front seat of a smart car and the lively waters of Corsica's rugged west coast as when she's island hopping the length of Fiji's Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, "Peaches" has broadened my paddling horizons.