Western Australia

Meeting Linh: Part 2

Meeting Linh: Part 2

The phone’s ring dragged me from blissful slumber, and I hadn’t even accepted the call when my stomach leapt into my mouth and wrenched me in to full consciousness. I was still bumbling through apologies as I stepped into the…

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – WA: The South West

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – WA: The South West

Welcome to the second Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary! This week, we’re looking at the first significant trip I took in Western Australia (and the trip during which I met my partner Linh)! If you’d like to download the PDF which…

Meeting Linh: Part 1

Meeting Linh: Part 1

When people ask how Linh and I met, the answer often elicits a condescending smile – at least until we provide a little more detail. The short version of this story is that I found Linh on Gumtree, but before…

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – WA: Exmouth and Karijni NP

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – WA: Exmouth and Karijni NP

I’ve been writing about my travels for a bit over a year now, and I’ve racked up some fairly interesting miles, both in Australia and across the globe. Each time we take a trip, we do some kind of planning,…

Fuelling new Discoveries

Fuelling new Discoveries

Running out of – or at least grossly miscalculating – fuel is almost a rite of passage for the seasoned overland traveller. I’v lost count of the number of times that I’ve spent long stretches of road sweating the minute…

A short trip in a big state

A short trip in a big state

Western Australia is massive. All that space houses a relatively modest population with a few far removed settlements – some of which are almost large enough to be classified as towns. In face, with the exception of Mandurah and perhaps…

An open leter to (WA) Drivers

An open leter to (WA) Drivers

Dear Western Australian drivers (may be applicable to drivers in other locales), Hi, you probably don’t know me. I’m that guy sitting in the oncoming lane. I know you haven’t noticed me, because you’re trash texting your mate about how…

Harvesting the fruit of a ten-year old dream

Harvesting the fruit of a ten-year old dream

Ten years ago I was selling televisions in Queensland and doing everything I could to avoid the responsibilities of my still new adulthood (in some ways, little has changed). Elsewhere in the world, however a man and his wife had…

Extra cut! Hop Harvest

Extra cut! Hop Harvest

As I try to work out how to replace Barber Shop Photos with something else, I’m playing with video editing. Last weekend (Feb 20) Linh and I joined some friends in their inaugural Hop Harvest Party to celebrate their first…

Barber Shop Photos 27 – Kalbarri

Barber Shop Photos 27 – Kalbarri

This will be the last Barber Shop Photos for now. I’ve enjoyed sharing photos, but it feels a little like I’m just filling this spot rather than presenting something I’m proud to attribute to Einstein’s Barber. This will mean I’ll…

Barber Shop Photos 23 – Karridale Cottage

Barber Shop Photos 23 – Karridale Cottage

Not all travel has to be far from home. One of the most rejuvenating short breaks I took last year was a weekend escape to Karridale Cottage and Hop Farm. I travelled to Karridale to help a mate out in…

Barber Shop Photos 21 – Busselton

Barber Shop Photos 21 – Busselton

A lovely spot in South Western Australia. Great for a family outing. The jetty here lends itself to great photos, particularly on a clear day. Awesome angles and a beautiful palate of blues. Perfect for a dip.  

The intersection

The intersection

I’d driven along the road dozens of times before and ignored the intersection. The signpost was easy to miss and would not likely have piqued my interest for any reason other than it was blue – the colour that denotes…

Barber Shop Photos 18 – Augusta day tripping

Barber Shop Photos 18 – Augusta day tripping

Augusta in South Western Australia is one of my favourite day trips. It’s a rugged and beautiful spot about 5 hours south of Perth – It’s also the spot where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. A spring-fed waterwheel…

The Home Range

The Home Range

While I love to travel for myself, there is also something to be said for sharing your local region with guests. After living in one place for a while as we start to do as we enter the Thirty Fraternity,…

What to do in Kalbarri when it’s raining.

What to do in Kalbarri when it’s raining.

As important as it may be for Western Australia’s farming community (and by extension the rest of us), I struggle with wet weather. The mercifully brief winter rains in Western Australia bring with them – for me – a dark…

Barber Shop Photos 12 – Little Beach, Albany

Barber Shop Photos 12 – Little Beach, Albany

This collection of images were taken near Albany on Western Australia’s South Coast. After staying at the (fabulous) 1849 backpacker hostel, we were told that this spot was unmissable – and it certainly was fantastic! The water was clear, the…