Zorro and Ana




 

 

 

 

 

 Off the grid – West Australia (Part 2)

 

 

 

 

 

I was on my way back to Darwin when I got picked up by Eamon and his hairy friend, Zorro. They ran out of the space in the car after over-packing and the only way to fit me in their car was to hold 35kg Zorro on my lap for the next 400km. Being an animal lover myself, that didn’t come as a struggle. In return, Zorro showered me with the liters of slimy smooches.  

 

Best surfing buddies.
Best surfing buddies.

 

Eamon and Zorro were on their way to paradise to surf for a week. As we quickly hit a common ground, I received an invitation to join them. The only condition was not to tell anyone about their magical place in order to keep it raw as it currently is…with locals only and no tourists in sight.

 

That was only one small piece of paradise.
That was only one piece of paradise.

 

I had to promise I won’t mention the name of the location on my blog, but I have the permission to post the photos. Put some shades on, because the beauty could possibly blind you. 😉 It’s a magical place!

 


...so it begins. Enjoy the pics!

 

Pretty cool road on the way to paradise.
Pretty cool road on the way to paradise.

 


....and then the road changes into this! We let Zorro out for a run. He went mad out of all the excitement, freedom and happiness. I've never seen a dog so happy.

 

Enjoying a good view...
Enjoying a good view...

 

Little bay.
Then we went down to a little bay and did yoga for an hour, because Eamon is yoga and pilates instructor.

 

After yoga...it's playtime! :)
After yoga...it's playtime! 🙂

 

I could roll around here for days.
I could roll around here for days.

 

Sunset over the sand dunes.
Sunset over the sand dunes.

 

You can see the humpback whales swimming in the distance from the sand dunes. Truly magical!
You can see the humpback whales swimming in the distance from the sand dunes. Truly magical!

 

The moments like this...
The moments like this...

 

Cool Mad Max campervan.
Cool Mad Max campervan.

 

We had our own "gas station" and a tent.
We had our own "gas station" and a tent.

 

Amazing Mother Nature.
Amazing Mother Nature.

 

Where is the sand and where is the sky?
Where is the sand and where is the sky?

 

Zorro is super excited to go surfing! :)
Zorro is super excited about surfing! 🙂

 

The boys are off to catch some waves.
The boys are off to catch some waves.

 

Mother Nature. <3
Mother Nature. <3

 

Windmill in the sunset.
Windmill in the sunset.

 

Trouble with the paradise is that no one wants to get out of it. I waited 6 hours on this road to get a ride back to civilization.
Trouble with the paradise is that no one wants to get out of it. I waited 6 hours on this road to get a ride back to civilization.

 

So what do you do when you are stuck for 6 hours by the road?

Well, this…and in the exactly same order. 🙂

 

Pluck your eyebrows.
Cut your toe nails.
Handwrite new text for your blog.
Snap 50 pics of the goats by the road.
Think about your family in Croatia.
Talk to yourself out loud in Croatian, because no one can hear you.
Dance to Machel Montano until your battery runs out.
Eat some oranges.

 

…and then you FINALLY see a car on the horizon and throw your backpack on their roof and squeeze yourself inside it even though they have no space for you. 😀

 

This awesome couple saved me.
This awesome couple saved me.

 

They had no room in the car, so I laid horizontally on top of all of their stuff. It took a while to get in that position and even longer to pull all of my limbs out of the car. :) Definitely a memorable ride.
They had no room in the car, so I laid horizontally on top of all of their stuff. It took a while to get in that position and even longer to pull all of my limbs out of the car. 🙂 Definitely a memorable ride.

 

Gypsy
Soon after, I got picked up by this shiny soul. People call him Gypsy because he lives in a big car. I wish I took a photo of it, because it looked epic. Behind the car he was pulling his small boat and on the top of his car was a kayak. These are his only possessions and he takes them everywhere with him. He's also a surfer dude and he was very kind to me. Instead of leaving me at the gas station for the night, he decided to camp out at the same place so I could sleep in his car and be safe until the morning. He was sleeping outside on the mattress. <3 Gypsy

 

Australian wild flower.
Australian wild flower.

 

Each state in Australia has a unique set of official symbols. Sturt's desert pea is a symbol of West Australia.
Each state in Australia has a unique set of official symbols. Sturt's desert pea is a flower symbol of West Australia.

 

West Australia in the spring!
West Australia in the spring!