Gill and Peter like to travel. In 2011/12 they completed a trip around Australia. One of the things that they are aware of is the fact that to live your dream then you actually have to do something and that's what they did. In 2013 they decided to further explore outback Australia and crossed the Simpson Desert. Going forward they will continue to travel as they plan for the next few years.
To see some of their other trips follow the links.
Fire is always a risk of Australia and particularly in forest areas. For many years a unique fire watch was at the top of a very tall Karri tree and there are a number of these in the vicinity of Pemberton. We visited this one today - Gladstone free. It is 61 metres tall and has a series of steel spikes circling the tree trunk to form a ladder to a fire platform on the top. Try and see the circular steel ladder leading up to the platform at the top - nearly impossible to see unfortunately.