Greetings and salutations from Perth

uneekwahn

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Hi everyone,

Born and bred Perthite here.

Been camping since I was a young fella with my old man, mainly around Dwellingup and a bit of beach camping before the suburban sprawl slithered it's evil tentacles too far north.

In my 30s now and try to get out and about as often as I can. Spent 2 months travelling the Kimberley region for my honeymoon in 2007 in our Patrol with a roof top tent. Sold the roof topper (due to our princess labrador not liking being left outside or locked in the car at night) and got an OzTent. Haven't used it as much as I'd have liked and now with my wife due to give birth in 4 weeks, won't be using it for a little while!









We recently went back up to Broome and Cape Leveque for a 2 week trip and here are some photos and videos:



[video=youtube;f9SgiVnSJ4k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9SgiVnSJ4k[/video]

[video=youtube;7RMWBuA1o7g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RMWBuA1o7g[/video]

I do a fair bit of hiking around the Swan Valley and recently tried to complete a 2 day, 60km hike from Bell's Rapids in the Swan Valley to Toodyay with a friend. We did 30km and made it to the Avon Valley National Park but had to bail as my friend had hurt his leg and couldn't go any further. That night was meant to be my first overnighter in my hammock so I went back a couple of weeks later and camped the night with another friend and his son.









[video=youtube;PLGTDxFXLRw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLGTDxFXLRw[/video]

[video=youtube;Y9vGG9ghgAM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9vGG9ghgAM[/video]

That pretty much sums it up for me.

Cheers,

Jason.
 
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Blake

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Wow top stuff mate! Nice patrol. Honeymoon in the Kimberly sounds awesome. Don't know if i could convince my girlfriend of that though. Cape Leveque is a top spot, great part of the world!

looks like you will fit right in here, Thanks for the great pictures.

Blake
 

J.K.M

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Welcome and thanks for posting a great collection of photos! What kind of hammock do you use?
 

uneekwahn

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Thanks for the kind words! My wife spent a couple of years living in Fitzroy Crossing (her dad a social worker, her mum a teacher) so she was quite keen to get back up that way to explore and revisit :) And Cape Leveque certainly is a beautiful spot. We've spent a couple of weeks up there during our travels and it really is one of our favourite spots.

Hoping I can positively contribute to the forum too, with the baby due soon I'm not sure I'll have too much time on my hands in the immediate future though :)

Wow top stuff mate! Nice patrol. Honeymoon in the Kimberly sounds awesome. Don't know if i could convince my girlfriend of that though. Cape Leveque is a top spot, great part of the world!

looks like you will fit right in here, Thanks for the great pictures.

Blake
I'm currently using a Hennessey Explorer Deluxe with a 70D Hex Tarp. I'm using a custom sleeping bag underquilt (still got a few mods to do on it to get it just right) and a sleeping bag top quilt with a foot box (double zipper style sleeping bag).

Here's a video of the inside of the hammock during a recent overnighter.

[video=youtube;PLGTDxFXLRw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLGTDxFXLRw[/video]

Welcome and thanks for posting a great collection of photos! What kind of hammock do you use?
 

Dusty

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Hi Jason,
Welcome and many thanks for the pics. They were terrific. Nice to see the other side of Aus. Hope you send more
Dusty
 
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