Right Whales and Wild Flowers

Misty September morning at Cain Break Pool South Western Australia

So my season started off with 100km hr winds and horizontal rain, yeah baby!… but with our Flinders Ranges cabin all warmed up by the giant pot belly stove all was good… great crews both ways with very special times on the trip over with a Right Whale tour at Fowlers Bay with Rob from the caravan park. A 3yr old swimming under the boat and tail slapping (photos to come)…



And western Australia was alive with wild flowers, just stunning…. Continue reading

Is that the same moon we see in England…?

As you can well imagine I get asked a lot of questions as a tour guide, most are run of the mill, some are really good and indepth but there are also some questions you have to shake your head at…. here are some examples….

Standing on the beach at Cape Le Grand NP watchin an amazing moon rise, the whole group was stunned when a young English girl piped up with “Is that the same moon we see in England”…. it took people minds several seconds to realise what she had said and then everyone erupted into laughter.. one red faced backpacker… Continue reading

Tales from a tour bus…

I have been inspired by a friend to start a blog of my travels… My name is Simo, I’m a tour guide in Australia taking backpackers across the southern desert and south west of W.Aust… I love travel both world and domestic… this is my first go at blogging, so here we go….For the last 9 years I have been a tour guide for Nullarbor traveller tours, taking back packers around southern Australia, bush camping and accommodated. The past 6 years have been spent driving across the Nullarbor Plain on 10day bush adventures, camping rough under the stars in some of the most isolated places in the world. Work consists of driving, surfing, swimming, some cooking, chilling in the sun on the beach and drinking beer around the camp fire at night with amazing people from all around the world (haha yeah sure). As you can probably understand…. I LOVE MY JOB! I do this incredibly hard work for 9 months a year and have 3 months off…. So what to do with three months with out work….? Well i have decided to see the world…. well as much as i can… So far Vietnem 2yrs ago and Thailand this year… And everything going right next year I’ll travel Africa with a friend Mel, from ‘the Mellyboo Project” a complete blogaholic and one of the craziest people i know…

If you want an idea of what i do for a living watch the vid below…