Great Australian Bight Road Trip. 2015

After 3 days of “Travelling In A fried Out Kombi” we cross the border into South Australia. We are instantly rewarded with a spectacular site, The Great Australian Bight. It is so refreshing to see the ocean again after spending the last 3 days sweating it out in a Kombi in the desert.

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Taking it all in.

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Shane at The Bight

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The Great Australian Bight

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Streaky Bay Caravan Park.

As we pull into Ceduna, we spot a great place to have some lunch and figure out where to buy some parts for the Kombi. We have been having a few dramas with the Kombi’s second battery, and need a new one. We find a auto store and a carpark to do the repairs. A new battery, some hose clamps, some repairs to the radio and we are off again. Tonight we camp at the incredibly beautiful Streaky Bay Caravan Park. We usually try and stay away from paid campsites, but there is nothing around here. We take the opportunity to have a shower and even do a load of washing.

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Spectacular Sunsets on The Nullarbor.

We reach the The Nullarbor, a huge stretch of baron desert land that can both destroy your soul and take your breath away with incredible beauty. Today the Nullarbor welcomes us with a spectacular sky show. We approach our very first camp site in the desert and a treated to a road side spectacular sunset, then shortly after setting up camp, some thing amazing happens. This amazing part of the world has just gifted me something that I will talk about for the rest of my life, something that I feel seriously blest to have witnessed.

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The Kombi and the Nullarbor


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Welcome to the Nullarbor

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Mish Adventures of Mish in Kombi Confessions

G’day from Perth Western Australia, Its Friday so it means another episode of Kombi Confessions.Where I interview a bunch of amazing people all across Australia in my 1976 Kombi.

Today we have a Perth YouTuber, MotoVlogger, Photographer, Michelle from MishAdventuresofMish.

Mish is an inspirational person, chasing her dreams and living the life that she wants. Absolutely amazing.

Go check her out:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/babymicko
Twitter: @michecake
Snapchat: @Babymicko
Instagram: @Babymicko
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mishadventuresofmish

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Wave Rock, Road Trip: Western Australia

We finally make it to Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia after the chaos with the Kombi’s door falling off! Wave Rock is a beautiful natural rock formation in a town called Hyden in Western Australia’s wheat belt region.

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Pinnacles and Sandboarding Tour: Tours With A Twist, Western Australia

I am so proud of my home state WA, the beaches are beautiful, the rivers are amazing, the bush is uniquely West Australian and the weather is perfect, well most of the time. So when I had the chance to showcase WA to my mate Lukey D on his trip to WA for the WA YouTube meet up I was pretty stoked and organised a day out with my sister Suzan on her “Tours With A Twist” Pinnacles and Sand Boarding tour. Luke and I filmed the epic day of Kangaroo and Koala spotting, swimming, Sand Boarding and visiting the famous Pinnacles, there even was a running back flip thrown in for good measure.

My sister Suzan runs Tours With A Twist, a budget tour company running a bunch of great day trips out off Perth WA. See all the best spots in and around Perth such as The Swan Valley’s winery’s, breweries and even chocolate factory, the epic Perth Coastline, the famous Scarborough and Cottesloe beaches, visit Kings Park, the most popular destination in Western Australia and one of the largest inner city parks in the world, its even bigger than New York Central Park, you can even see Penguins on their Penguin Island Tour.

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Shane

How To Find: The WA YouTube MeetUp.

I’ve been getting a little bit excited about the upcoming WA YouTube Meet-Up so on a lazy sunday I spent the day hanging out in Perth and filmed a little video. I had such a ball running around Perth, getting reacquainted with my home city. I have watched Perth grow from a sleepy little town to a thriving funky new age metropolis and I must admit, I am really liking where my city is heading.

A few of the local WA YouTubers decided to get together and organise a WA YouTube MeetUp to “actually” meet other YouTubes in Perth. YouTube is a great community full of interesting people from all walks of life, however in WA we seem so far away from anyone, well I guess when you live in the largest state in Australia you actually are far away from everything. As locals living in Perth or any one of our many regional towns WA is very isolated and I feel that this meet up is a great opportunity to get together, build networks and discuss ideas and projects. So if you are a WA YouTuber or in fact if you are a YouTuber from Australia or abroad please come to the WA YouTube MeetUp.

The MeetUp will be held at the Northbridge Piazza on the corner of James St and Lake St Northbridge on the Saturday the 18th of October from 12pm.

We all hope to see you there.

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Peace Out,

Shane

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Short Film.

So the viral craze hit Tattered Passport and I was nominated by two mates in one day, so a BIG thank you to BabyMicko and Matt Collier. I accepted the challenge and here is the result.

Like most people, I didn’t know anything about ALS so this campaign has done much more than raise funds for ALS it has raised awareness. Everyone that you speak to now knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I guess that is half the challenge.

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The Tattered Passport ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Bucket.

I thought that I wanted to know a little about ALS so cue. “Internet Search”. I found the ALS website and some helpful information. ALS or as most know now it as, Lou Gehrig’s Disease after ending the career of one of the biggest names in baseball’s history. ALS’s full name is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and in the spinal cord. In Australia we know the disease as Motor Neurone Disease and the local organisation here in Western Australia is the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia or MNDAWA, along with the Motor Neurone Disease Association an Australian organisation.

From my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge I will be donating $2 from every like this video receives on YouTube in 24hr to the MNDAWA. I also would like to draw some attention to some other charities that I support.

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The ALS signs

BeyondBlue: I along with my wife and friend Melissa, hiked for 20 days up to Mt Everest Base Camp in support of beyondblue. Beyondblue assists those suffering from anxiety and depression.

RSPCA: The RSPCA work to prevent animal cruelty by actively promoting their care and protection. Locally you can adopt an animal, Ruby the Kelpie X that featured in this film is a RSPCA puppy. We adopted Ruby 5 years ago and she has been a great family member.

Cancer Council of WA: The Cancer Council of WA works with the local community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. My mother June Ness has been shaving her head every year for 7 years and raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council of WA, I have also been known to shave me head.

I would like to thank you for stopping by Tattered Passport and watching my Ice Bucket Challenge. For every like this film receives in 24hrs on YouTube i will donate $2 to the MNDAWA. You can find Tattered Passport on Facebook, Instagram and of cause YouTube.

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Peace Out,

Shane

#100happydays Day12 – Day19

So I know I said that I would attempt to post daily for the 100happydays but I have been to busy being happy, sorry everyone. Well the time has come and we are now back on the road again and getting closer and closer to our big adventure. So the last couple of days have been hectic, but I have been learning to notice those little things that make me happy and here they are:

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A BIG Thunderstorm rolling in at Mt Keith

Last day at work

My Last day at work for 8 weeks :-)

Latte Art

Latte Art at Dome

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Everything seems better when I am in my Kombi

packing

It’s getting close now!!!

Bags are packed

I am ready! Bags are packed.

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BeyondEverest project proudly supporting beyondblue

We have arrived safe and sound in Chaotic Bangkok and are chilling by the pool at the moment. Just relaxing before we hit the streets and celebrate Songkran festival. Look out for the up and coming clips and pics from the epic “Water Festival” that is Thai New Year. If you have liked this post you can follow my adventures by sampling clicking on the “Follow” button. Or you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and now YouTube. Please feel free to share this post with your friends. One Life, One Search. Shane

Middle of Nowhere. #100happydays Day11,

This one of those Ahhh moments. I was driving down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. I suddenly felt this rush of happiness wash over me and new instantly that this was my happy photo for today.

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Cruising down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere is my kind of happiness

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Shane

Can you be happy for 100 days? The 100 happy day challenge

I have started the awesome #100happydays challenge. Can you be happy for 100 days??? This challenge has been great so far and I am only 10 days in. It is teaching me to notice all those little things throughout my busy day that make me happy. I can already feel the positive impact this challenge is having on my well being. I challenge you, can you be happy for 100 days???

I have been posting my happy photos to the mykombiandi Instagram account, please go check that out, and have been feeling the love rolling in. Here are the first 10 days of my Happy Challenge photos.

Coffee @ the Greenhouse

A morning coffee catch up with the Wifey

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My Kombi always makes me happy

Perth Hawkers Markets

Perth Hawkers Markets

crayfish and a Beer

Working all day but it was worth it! fresh Crayfish and a beer

Hat Pins

My Hat Pin Hat

To-Do List

To-Do List Completed

Happy Thoughts

My happy thoughts

butterfly

My neighbours butterfly

Mt Keith Minesite

In the desert

lizard chillen

Just chillen

I will attempt to update you all on my blog everyday of my latest happy photo’s, however I will be heading on a hiking trip in Nepal soon and I will be out of reception for most of it. So please forgive me for a lack of updates.

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One life, One Search

Shane