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Dec 21, 2013 - Tree tops

We left our rest area early and made our way through the Valley of the Giants arriving on opening time. We were the first to go on the tree top walk. It is a gentle walk up a long span till you are 40 meters above the ground. The trees can go up to 70 meters. It is called Tingle Woods. It was pretty amazing. The spans sway around a bit when you are walking on them. We wouldn't like to be on them when there are a lot of people. The ancient empire was next, walking through the woods, seeing the most amazing trees and plants and a few pretty...

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Oct 23, 2012 - A scenic drive to Bridgetown

A cool morning greeted us after a drizzly night. We decided to take a tour of Collie, a vibrant town. We toured the old steam trains at the Information Centre before going over to the suspension Bridge on the Collie River, past the Soldiers Memorial Park, the railway precinct in the centre of the town and up to the quite spectacular Anglican Church on the hill. We then drove the short distance out of town to Minninup Pool, a lovely swimming and picnic waterhole on the river. There are lots of good walking tracks and places to visit around...

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Sep 19, 2012 - More timber with a splash of Cider

Today after the domestic’s had been completed we visited the “Timber Park” in Manjimup. This is a 10hA site that has several exhibits and displays of, yes, guess what: Trees, all labelled for us non-botanists edification. Some of the timber getting technology is awesome; the steam hauler is amazing. It was mounted on a railway chassis and had a mile long cable that was dragged out to the logs to be retrieved by horses and attached to the log then winched back to the siding and onto waiting log wagons to be taken to the mill. These were...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Timber Park Manjimup

19th September We spent a couple of hours walking around the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park. Walking around the 24 acres of natural bush and parkland we saw lots of attractions. The park showed us the history of the timber milling of the early 1900's. In the Hamlet we got to view buildings of the old school,doctor surgery,police and lockup. Strolling through the park we saw old machinery, steam and timber museum. The gardens were out in full bloom. Amazing there was no entry fee. Quite enjoyable Before heading back to the park we head...

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Mar 10, 2011 - Shake-down trip

Well, we are FINALLY on the road - just a 'shake-down cruise' with the van, making sure we know how to operate things, how to find things packed in tiny cupboards, and getting the "old fella" trained in putting everything back in it's given place!! THAT will probably take longest of all!! We are set up in the Bridgetown Caravan Park, about 180kms SW of home. We drove out to Greenbushes yesterday and spent a very interesting hour in their Discovery Centre, after climbing up to the mine lookout. The Discovery Centre has a 'pretend' mine, in...

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