June Moments: Outback to the Ocean

I like to look back and reflect on the month. Sometimes a month can fly by and I think that nothing much happened. But when I look back I realise that there were lots of little moments that made it pretty special.

June was unkind to us, the winter bugs have settled in! Viruses, gastro, colds, you name it, we got it.  Hopefully, everyone’s immune system is built up and we will be healthy for the rest of winter.

Outback Adventures


Dixie threw his camping gear into the car and headed off for a boys weekend.  He was part of a team that re-create Hunt’s Track from Prince of Wales mine to Yerdanie Rock. This track was used for the prospectors who were heading to the goldfields to make their fortune!

In 1865 and 1866 explore CC Hunt cut a track from York to the east of Kambalda with wells about 30 kilometres apart. While finding a way through the scrub they often come across bottles, cans, horseshoes, buckles and chains.

I was cursing him for leaving me on a long weekend with sick kids!! Turns out he didn’t have the great weekend away as he planned. There was no drinking and yahooing for him. He was struck down with a tummy bug. Yep, stuck in the bush with no toilet, not sure if that is karma for leaving me or just rotten luck!

Lesmurdie Falls

Being stuck at home for too long, I was going a little stir crazy and needed to escape the house. A hike was in order, I needed some time outdoors surrounded by nature. We headed to the Perth Hills to explore the spectacular Lesmurdie Falls.

Previously I’d only explored the falls from the viewing platform located at the top. This time we got close to the rushing water and explored the foot of the falls. The children loved clambering over the rocks.

Master B has no concept of danger and you can not tell him to slow down! He leaps and bounds, runs and jumps and never slows down. He almost fell off a large rock and into the water below! It was a little too close for comfort and I am sure my heart skipped a beat!

City ViewPaths at Lesmurdie FallsLesmurdie Falls

Take 3 for the Sea

On World Ocean Day I was planning to join a crew of people and help clean up a beach in Perth. However, I was housebound looking after sick little people.

Instead, I am taking 3 for the sea. Have you heard of Take 3 for the sea? Simply take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere! If we all do our bit we can make a difference and reduce plastic pollution.

Take 3 for the sea

I am also doing Plastic Free July again. Doing my bit to help cut down on plastic waste. I am knitting my own Farmers Market Tote with a pattern I found on Etsy.


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19 thoughts on “June Moments: Outback to the Ocean

  1. I’m so glad you mention 3 for the sea. I met a lady on the beach the other day and she had a huge bag of collected rubbish. Within minutes I had 3 cans and a styrofoam tray to dispose of. I did try my best to pull some fibreglass out of the sand but after a lot of huffing I guessed it was more than just the gunnel of a sunken boat. BTW this is not a city beach it’s on the Great Barrier Reef. Next time I go walking i’ll take a bag and a knife for cutting nets and ropes from driftwood. Life must be hell for the poor fish.


  2. Looking forward to seeing your knitted bag…We’ve been lucky (touch wood) with head colds so far this season, but I do feel so sorry for your hubby with a tummy bug & no toilet. That would be hell!


  3. I like the idea of take 3 for the sea. Would love to see your tote bag but unfortunately the picture wouldn’t load.
    stopping by from LifeThisWeek


  4. My sister in law tried the knitted bag thing – she was heartily disappointed in her own efforts and I think she’s going to throw in the towel and just buy a few off ebay – still beats plastic I guess. Also really liked your 3 for the sea efforts – such a great cause.


  5. Oh my goodness you did have a range of things to write about. Young boys who have so much adventure in them can make a Mum (or a grandma!) freak out. It can be hard not to try to over-police or restrict but safety is paramount.
    Sorry your family has been attacked by the winter bugs. They are horrid.
    Let’s hope this is the last of it.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is “My Home Country” 28/52. Denyse x


  6. Oh, my stars! What an adventure. Sounds like you handled being so close to the water with the littles very well. Good for you to pack up the kids and take off like that. And I love the idea of Take 3 for the sea. I am going to bookmark your post because I want to link to it in an upcoming post of mine. That idea can be extended to anywhere we go…picking up 3 bits of trash heading into Walmart, or at the park, or on a walk. Great job!!! Thank you for linking up with me for Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone. We will do it again on the last day of July. Would love to have you join again. And I send emails reminders with link-up codes to a small group of bloggers who often join. Please let me know if you are interested in being emailed.


  7. Nice sunset shot! Sorry to hear you’ve been suffering from the winter blues and bugs. I’m definitely on board for plastic free. In Queensland we’ve just recently banned free plastic bags in Supermarkets and I’m now using tap water in my own eco friendly water bottle. #TeamLovinLife


  8. I love the sky in that first pic and am always a bit horrified though at the amount of rubbish found on beaches. I can’t imagine just throwing things away there, but guess it often makes its way into our waterways from elsewhere. #teamlovinlife


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