The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A reasonably early start after a cool night. We took the scenic drive from Bridgetown to Nannup. The drive took us up and down and around mountains in a very scenic tree lined and covered road. It was only 44kms but it took the best part of 50 mins as we didn't set any speed records on such a windy and scenic drive. For part of the drive we followed the Blackwood River and the scenery was like that from a postcard with rocks and little rapids, fern lined river banks and trees drooping over the waters edge. Delightful drive. We stopped in Nannup to purchase some bread from the bakery - delicious. This is a lovely little town well worth a stop and visit. The drive then was only about 50kms into Busselton where we stopped at the Information Centre to pick up a map of the town. Mum and Dad then spent the next 10mins arguing over the direction to the jetty after Dad took a wrong turn! We spent the afternoon at the Jetty. We caught the train out to the end of the nearly 2km long jetty and then spent some time in the underwater observatory at the end. Some lovely views of the coral and fish. We then caught the train back to the shore. A great experience and well worth the effort. A lot of redevelopment is happening on the shore and when finished it will be a really nice spot to come. Interesting to note that many of the local landmarks including Cape Naturaliste and Geographe Region are named after the French explorers and ships that sailed here in the early 1800's. A short drive brought us to the caravan park - great amenities and the boys were happy with the pool, playground and jumping castle.

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