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Nov 21, 2014 - Augusta, Western Australia

When we left Margaret River, instead of taking the most direct route to Augusta, we drove down the Caves Road; so named because the limestone coast along this short stretch contains several hundred caves. Only six of them are open to the public. Each is unique in its own right, but we chose to visit only one – Jewel Cave. The legend of its existence was talked about since the early 1800s, but its exact location had been lost. In January 1957, it was rediscovered. In 1958, with government and private funding, they designed and constructed...

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Dec 27, 2013 - A trip to Augusta

We left Busselton about 8 am and Ralph drove the 100 kilometers to Augusta, driving through the Margaret River wine growing area, but as we're not drinkers of wine we didn't bother to stop anywhere. The countryside is pretty and it is a pleasant drive. We drive through Augusta to the lighthouse along the beachside. The weather is turning very grey and overcast. We look through the lighthouse area and to be honest I don't think it's worth the entrance fee. This is where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. I think it would be a lot...

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Nov 8, 2013 - Orchards, timber, Cape Leeuwin (Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean

Visiting a New Ocean Today Linda had to work and Jose was our tour guide for a long adventure to the extreme southwest of the Australian Continent. We left a bit after 7:00 and made our first stop at a fruit stand in the fruit growing area south of Bunbury. After all the expensive food on this trip, we found many of the local fruits and vegetables to be as cheap as in the US. And at times as in the case of Pink Lady Apples, to actually be lass expensive. After the fruit region we traveled through an old logging region. The towns were small...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Augusta

This morning we awoke and decided to have our breakfast by the pool. I'll admit, I prefer the beach, but it wasn't as close to our accommodation this time. Regardless, what a beauty of a morning! By far, Western Australia has been the nicest weather we've had on the whole trip. Not that we can complain about that either, as we've had great weather the whole time! (Especially considering the cyclone that happened north of us, the fires south of us, and the flooding east of us. One news reporter stated, 'if you're chasing the sun, perth and...

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Engagement honeymoon

Feb 15, 2013 - Travelling South

Much as we have enjoyed the Busselton area we are keen to travel down to the southern coast of Western Australia and decide to head to Albany. However, we had also read about Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, situated at the southern end of the Margaret River region, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet so we agree that we would make a detour there on route to Albany – we were so glad that we did. After a pretty journey through the vineyards of Margaret River we reached the Cape which was an exposed peninsula ending in a lighthouse – although...

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Jan 2, 2012 - Augusta For the Day

Al and I enjoyed a very leisurely morning eating some porridge that Al cooked. YUM! I love porridge!. With an infected cut on Al's heal that doesn't seem to be improving, he decides to see a doctor in town today. Nurses take a look and advise him to see the Dr. tomorrow as he is currently working in the hospital. We walked town, sat at the beach to read for a while and drove to the lighthouse and old water wheel. There are many nice beaches here in town but we liked Flinder's Beach best. Flinder's Caravan park is a very clean, well run,...

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Jan 1, 2012 - Happy New Year 2012!

Sun. Jan. 1 The rain continued through the night. We woke to the laughter of the kookaburra. How Australian! With the rain factor, we decide it is best to get some mileage so we check out and plan to get as far as Augusta. On our drive towards the little town of Manjimup we are awed by the the smooth white bark and impressive trunks of the towering, majestic, Karri trees.  Ten kilometers south of Manjimup we stop at the Diamond Tree Lookout. Metal spikes hammered deep into the tree allow people to climb all 52 meters of it. It is not, they...

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Sep 23, 2011 - 2 Oceans Big Surf & bigger caves!

Morning All. Weather was good again this morning! Love the sun! Today we went on a drive along the coast heading towards Augusta which is the point where The Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. It is also the point where the Blackwood River Mouth which is pretty impressive. The itinerary was for us to stop at a few beaches and then get to the Jewel Caves where Andy's mate Boogs is a tour operator and he was going to take us down into the caves. Thereafter we were going to head onto Augusta to see the lighthouse and grab some lunch. 1st...

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Buses,Babies & Bokke

Sep 4, 2011 - Aus - Day 123 - Cape Leeuwin National Park, Massive Trees & Indian Ocean meets South

Sun shine morning in Margaret River, good bye to the rain. Margaret River is known for its world class wines, magnificent coastal scenery, excellent surfing beaches and spectacular cave formations. Mammoth cave features fossil remains of prehistoric animals however we passed right by it and missed our opportunity to go see it. We did stop in at a local winery and had a few tastings. The property was a manicured heaven, large trees, green grass, spectacular views and hundreds of grape vines lining the rolling hills. It’s just beautiful here...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Augusta

Augusta is Australia’s most South-Western point. It is the place where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean collide, battling their tides in a wild, wet war. The rocks where we stood at Cape Leeuwin were well worn and ancient, and as we watched the rolling ocean ahead, the wild loneliness of the place was fascinating. We stopped at an old waterwheel, just before the bluff, where the limestone in the water had slowly encased the wheel over time, preserving it forever, frozen in time. It was a fossilised relic, drawing tourists from...

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Jan 1, 2010 - Cape Leeuwin

Vandaag van Cape Naturaliste naar Cape Leeuwin gereden, dwars door het nationaal park. Onderweg door de wijngaarden van Margaret River gereden. Deze wijngaarden zijn ook eerder klein en er wordt vooral witte wijn geproduceerd. De weg doorheen het nationaal park heet heel toepasselijk de Caves Road omwille van het feit dat er veel grote grotten zijn. 1 van deze bezocht nl. de Calgardup Cave. Deze is een 300m lang en een 27m diep. Wat hem heel speciaal maakt is dat er boomwortels zo diep in de grot te zien zijn. Deze zijn van eucaliptus...

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Dec 29, 2007 - Meine Reise beginnt - Augusta

Am Samstag fruehmorgens ging meine 10 taegige Reise nach Alice Springs los. Ich stand puenktlich um 7.00 an der Wellington Bus Station (natuerlich zu puenktlich) und wartete darauf die Leute mit denen ich die ersten Tage verbringen wuerde, zu begutachten. In der Mitte der Reise musste ich dann die Gruppe und das Fahrzeug wechseln, aber von vorne... Die erste Gruppe bestand aus 21 Leuten: Eine franzoesische Schulklasse von Reunion Island, 12 15-jaehrige kids mit der Lehrerin (die zu nichts zu gebrauchen war), ich dachte mir schon das kann ja...

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