Rainbow Explorations: Red

Recently I was in my local book store and came across a Lonely Planet book titled Travel by Colour. Essentially it showcased the world through a colour gradient. As I was flipping through the book it got me thinking about the photos I take while out on adventures or when I’m travelling and it was this thought that inspired this post.

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I did my first overnight hike!

Listen up friends because I FINALLY did it. I finally completed my first overnight hike while carrying all my belongings on my back. It was hard. It was fun. It was long. But I did it.

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Walking the Emily Gap to Jessie Gap Trail

The road was empty as I pulled into Emily Gap. It was 6:59 am. I was right on time. I debated putting on an extra jumper on as I got out of my car. The cool morning air was crisp, but bearable so I decided to give the extra layers a pass and walked into the gap while I waited for my hiking buddy to arrive.

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Post Rain Adventures at John Hayes Rock Hole

Swimming in John Hayes Rock Hole

During the first 12 days of November this year, Alice received almost 200 millimeters of rainfall, with over 100 milliliters occurring within the space of 24hrs last Wednesday. Just to put this into a bit of context, Alice Springs is an arid zone, meaning we don’t receive a lot of rainfall normally, and the last time we experienced rainfall like this was in 2001! With all this rain, our usually dry riverbeds began to flow rather ferociously, and our town was brought to a standstill.

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Travel Photos in Flowy Dresses – I Hate Them!

Chasing Emma at the entrance of Buda Castle.

I sincerely apologise for the rant ahead.

I remember when I stumbled across my first travel blog almost 6-7 years ago. I can’t remember what I was Googling (I think it was something about hiking to Machu Picchu) but I became enthralled with the stories the author was able to weave and her use of GoPro and iPhone ‘selfies’. I consumed every article on her blog, and when I was left hungry for more, found myself searching for other similar blogs to read. And I found them. I was particularly interested in female travel experiences and any and all adventures relating to items on my bucket list. In fact, it was through reading some of these blogs that my bucket list expanded. It was also because of my interactions with the original travel blog that I joined Instagram and Snapchat.

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Round Up: March, April, May

Wow, it’s really been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these. I haven’t really got an excuse except that I forgot. Seeing as the last couple of months haven’t been too exciting, this will be a quick one.

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Taking a Helicopter Over the Red Centre

Scenic flight over the Red Centre, Australia showing the constrast of reds and greens.

I could feel my nervousness start to build as I stood on the tarmac listening to the safety briefing delivered by Sarah, our pilot for the day. My tummy felt like it had half a million three-winged butterflies in it vying for flying space. That number increased to a million as I sat in the front seat, fiddling with my headphones and listening to Sarah perform her pre-flight checks. Then, we started to lift off, and it was from the point on that I couldn’t budge the smile from my face.

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Good luck, I’ll see you again

Today’s the day.

Today is one of my best friend’s last days in town. Tomorrow she leaves for greener pastures (or is it redder sands?) in Broome. And while I am excited for this next adventure in her life, I can’t help but feel a bit sad that she is leaving.

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Koalas, Waterfalls and Getting Lost

Where we’re at: I’m finally getting around to posting about an Adenaide adventure from September 2020.

We contemplated our options as we faced the fork in the road. It was not the first fork we’d come across, but by this time we were sure that we had somehow lost the trail.

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