Me & Bib
This website was started by my younger brother (Bib) and myself. We Grew up in Seddon West Footscray in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs in Australia. Our childhood was full of memories of summers by the beach and the endless fishing trips that my dad was obsessed with. We all grew to love these outdoor trips. We also learned to dive for mussels at a very young age and collect all sorts of eatable mollusks on the abundant Australian seashores. We then enjoyed the subsequent feast, experienced in the typical Greek style of festive feasting with relatives and friends. It was a wonderful part of our family history, a history that was not always as happy as these iconic moments. The family trips into the great Australian outdoors, created in us a love of exploration and the simple joy of being outside and associating with each other as the simplest version of ourselves. I liked this version of us the best. We were happy if not distracted from the angst of the everyday stresses of our lower-middle-class struggle. It was the Australian Dream just like the American dream with a different accent. When older I married and moved to Canada’s West Coast and lived there for 25 years. My wife and I traveled extensively throughout North America and the rest of the world. We experienced the love of travel in a completely different way. The West Coast Trail being an experience to remember. My brother and I truly hope that you enjoy the articles we have written on our blog, some informative and others a lot more personal.