Winter Roadtrip

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Two weekends ago, Michael and I packed up the car and went down to Collie, Western Australia for a bit of a winter camping roadtrip.

It was super freezing, as currently in Australia it is winter. However that also meant that there were no bugs and we were allowed to have a fire at our camping spot, which was definitely a huge win for me cause I really don’t like bugs!

We went down on Friday evening after Michael finished work and camped two nights at a beautiful place called Honeymoon Pool, which is quite close to Collie. In the summer you can usually swim there and it’s always super busy and although there were still quite a few people, it was nice that it wasn’t jam-packed with people.

River winter roadtrip duck CollieWestern Australian ForestThe scenery there was incredible. Every tree and branch was covered in either leaves or moss, giving it a true feeling of a forest. On the second morning it was 2 degrees. Which is why it’s no surprise to me that I spent the whole weekend in my thermals, beanie, scarf and a winter puffer.

We went to a couple of wineries and also went four-wheel driving. This was actually a really great way to really take in all the scenery. We had a fire on each night and on the second we got marshmallows to have over the fire too. This is something I’ve personally never done before but it turned out that Michael has done it more than 30 times! It was super fun though i will say you can;t eat too many of them as they are so sweet!

For the rest of the time, we ate a lot, read out books and just chilled out. It was nice to have a weekend away in nature, even if it was freezing cold!

Have you been on any trips recently?





  1. August 1, 2017 / 1:42 am

    Marshmallows by the fire is a perfect way to spend the winter! Lovely vacation photos!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • SofiaaDot
      August 1, 2017 / 8:50 am

      Yesss it is!!! xx

  2. July 21, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I enjoyed watching your video. It’s good that you were able to go on a roadtrip – I haven’t done that in ages!

    Jessica |

    • SofiaaDot
      July 24, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      It’s soooo fun! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Thanks! xx

  3. July 18, 2017 / 3:48 am

    Looks like you had a great time πŸ™‚ lovely pictures

    • SofiaaDot
      July 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

      We did! Thanks πŸ™‚ xx

  4. July 17, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    It looks like an incredible place to visit, although I’d be much too cold with weather like that, haha! Just not used to such cold temperatures being in Brisbane! πŸ™‚ You shared some beautiful photos.

    Hope you have had a great weekend and are having a nice start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • SofiaaDot
      July 19, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Haha yeah it was pretty cold! I can imagine it’s warm up there!! Thanks, you too πŸ™‚ xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Yeah it was lovely! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 20, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 10, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Yeah it was! I bet that would have been a gorgeous trip as well! xx

  5. July 10, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Oh it looks absolutely beautiful! What temp is winter over there?! Probably the same as our summer in Ireland! xx


    • SofiaaDot
      July 10, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Haha well it was 2 degrees…. but I would say that two degrees in Australia is very different and much colder than 2 degrees in Europe πŸ˜› xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 10, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      It was so nice to get away for sure! xx

  6. Yiota
    July 10, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Wow this is a beautiful place!!! Reminds me of our mountains in winter, it’s the same beautiful scenery!! x


    • SofiaaDot
      July 10, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Yess, it’s so gorgeous!! xx

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