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If you’ve been following this blog for a while you will know how much I love being by the sea. And hiking.
So spending my birthday weekend with a few friends by the coast hiking the Cape to Cape Track in the South West of Western Australia seemed like one of my better ideas.
Plans were made, tents were hauled out of storage, supply lists were drawn up….we were good to go!
The weather, however, had other ideas.
I grew up near the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse at the most south westerly point of Australia so I guess it makes sense that I have always had a bit of a fascination with lighthouses.
The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse shines it’s light towards a point where the Indian and Southern Oceans intersect and as kids we used to try to distinguish the imaginary line that divided them.
Of course I know you can walk into a travel agent, have your entire trip booked in under an hour, walk out with a massive wad of receipts and paperwork in your hand, and head straight to your local for a nice relaxed beer knowing everything has been organised for you.
And do you really feel happy with someone else planning a dream trip for you?
At around 3,800 meters Lake Titicaca in the Andes is the highest navigable lake in the world. On the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca is Taquile, a tiny island that rises even higher still and is home to almost 3000 people.
Tequile is famous for its colourful hand woven textiles and it is not uncommon to see men knitting as they wander the streets, or in the plaza.