Author Archives: Jay

About Jay

I’m Jay, the flat-footed adventurer. I’m 30-something, from London and living in amazing Western Australia. This blog is about my journeys and my adventures, and a chance to write about it all along the way. For what it’s worth, I really do have flat feet and no sense of direction. I guess this is also about overcoming adversity, sometimes.

Taking the plunge in Perth

While I wait and plan for new adventures, I have decided to take the plunge, and go abseiling 220 metres from Perth’ tallest tower next month. This one-off mini-adventure is called the Central Park Plunge, and it is to raise … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Amazing Albany

A little place called Albany is where the Amazing Aussie Adventure all started. Albany has the distinguished honour of not just being where I lived for the first few months on arriving down under. Albany us also the first place … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: One year on in Perth

I’ve been living in this great Southern land for more than a year now, and the tipping point for what feels like a dream has been reached. With any big change the new ‘reality’ feels completely unreal — this is … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe beach (2015)

Read all about the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe here

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: It’s the Little Differences

In the classic Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, the characters played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson discuss what Europe is like compared to the USA. Travolta’s character Vincent Vega puts it best when he says “You know what the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Surfing Dude

Image: allianceabroad.com One of the things I wanted to take up when I came to Australia was learn to surf. It seemed like a simple enough task — I’d surfed once or twice in the past and had managed to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Beach life

I wrote a few weeks ago about swimming outdoors at Serpentine Falls, and how it was the only time I’ve been wild swimming other than at Highgate Ponds in London. Swimming is something I enjoy a lot. I like the … Continue reading

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It’s raining in Esperance

Esperance is an odd kind of city, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It has a modest population of about 15,000 people, but with a reputation for the best beaches in the world Esperance is a draw for cruise … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe beach

This weekend the Amazing Aussie Adventure continued as I got the opportunity to check out the opening of Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Cottesloe is a tremendously popular beach in Perth, but I’d never visited it properly before — then … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Perth zoo

As a belated birthday outing, we went to Perth zoo on the Friday after I arrived. Despite sleeping very little on the flight from London to Singapore earlier in the week, I’d been fortunate that I hadn’t too much difficulty … Continue reading

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