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Guess what?

“Your going a Harley weekend with the boys” What!! Your kidding right? “Nope its all booked and payed for, enjoy” Those words still ring fresh in my ears. You could not wipe the colgate smile from my face. It was madness! My good friend had gone and organised a weekend away for me riding a Harley Davidson up the west coast of WA with two bro’s…no kids, no women…just three blokes and three hogs. How she did it I don’t know, but all I had to do was pack some leather and head to West Coast Harley Davidson motorbike hire and pick up my scooter for a full weekend of thrills.

 

On your bike

The fatboy or the streetbob…mmm…love terminator so I will go the low riding, sleek, loud fat mother with the glistening chrome thanks. And was it loud you say…the slash pipes turn heads on both sides of the street if thats any indication. Was it fast you say…instructions were, if you are doing more than forty over the limit and the monarchs nabbed you, may as well open her up and give it a shot cause the penalties are the same. Ha Harr…I like the way these boys think. Press button start and the rumble begun, as did our adventurous weekend of pure testosterone fueled fun.

How does it feel?

If you have never experienced riding a motorbike, especially a Harley, I will try to explain it for you. Your invincible…the road is yours, you own it, your faster more manouverable and a damn site sexier than the sheep in metal coffins. The wind is in your hair and you are free. Your taming a huge rumbling beast of a bike and you know it, the power feels good. You wont get this adrenaline rush off a moped..if your going to do it you gotta do it big!

The Boys light up

So this was friday night when the adventure began, reeling our three bikes through the unsuspecting streets of Perth heading on our pilgramage north. Final destination was to be Kalbarri where we would camp up and partake of some well earned larger. Next day was to retrace our steps and return the bikes. Now I am sure you all want to know what happened between friday and sunday night yeah? Well…I can tell you this, what happens away stays away. Secret mens business and thats how it is.

So where can I hire me a hog

Want to get yourself  a piece of the action. I bet you do. In Perth the place to go is WestCoast bikes..they specialise in Harley Davidson motorbike hire. Prices are resonable and the guys are dudes. Don’t lay your ride down though because the excess is heavy…like 5K heavy! Don’t let that put you off , the experience is well worth it! A big thank you to my friend Bek who organised the ride for me, and to my fellow bikers Baz and Paddy, a great weekend! Cheers crew \m/

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One night while we having a few merry ales we came up with this idea that it would be a good fun holiday to fly to Darwin from Western Australia and hire a Wicked Van to cruise around in. They looked like heaps of fun and they always had cool happy critters driving them..looking lost. It sounded awesome so we booked it, and six months later we were there! 

Our Wicked Van

Finding the van hire place was easy and the dude behind the counter was a real help with directions and stuff. We were soon mobile in our ABBA van on the Stuart highway cruising out towards Berry Springs. What a beautiful spot to just kick back and relax. Laying back in the cool water with a cold can…small waterfalls just trickling over you… yep..it’s good.

Wangi Falls

After spending half a day here we decided to head further into Litchfield National Park and visit Wangi Falls. Camping there was great. It had toilets, showers and a communial bbq/ gather around the firepit area. Cheap too, only $3.30 per person per night, for real!

Next morning we wandered down to the falls and were blown away. Absolutely fantastic! and no crocs…even better. At the time I remeber thinking, I could stay here forever… but… we were on limited time and had to see more so we ventured further to Buley rock pools.

Buley Rock Pools

Again..bloody fantastic! Crack a cold can and into the water..ahh this is the lotto life man. No matter were you seem to go there is just another little slice of paradise waiting to be discovered.

We camped the night at Florence Falls, no where near as good as Wangi with just basic camping bays and a fire ring with barbie plate. Next day we walked down to the falls and spent another lazy morning just enjoying the swimming and scenery. About lunchtime we headed out of Litchfield and drove over to the Adelaide river to do the jumping croc tour.

Adelaide River Jumping Croc Tour

The cruise on the river takes about half an hour but only cost’s like thirty bucks, dirt cheap! and the crocs are everywhere man…do not swim in this river whatever you do! The eagles and hawk looking  birds were also pretty cool.

Well since we only had the van for three days we decided to head back to Darwin and book into a flash joint have a decent feed and pamper ourselves a bit. What a great holiday and cheers to our little Abba Wicked Van…you rocked!

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