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Dec 5, 2017 - Cape to Cape - Australia

Cape to Cape Walk Margaret River Sunday 19 th November – Saturday 25 th November 2017 As well as spending time with Peter and enjoying Perth one of the main activities we wished to undertake was a significant part of the Cape to Cape walk along the South West Coast of Australia. To do that we had rented a lodge in a working beef farm in the Margaret River area. The lodge was very spacious with enough room for Mike and Judie Hill who were also in Australia and keen to do the walk and for Peter to join us when off duty from the hospital. Sue...

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Dec 19, 2015 - Penguin Island and Thrombolites

Yesterday we traveled south to Rockingham, and Penguin Island. Yes, Penguin Island! Home to the largest population of the smallest penguin in the world, called, appropriately, the Little Penguin. We took a small ferry to the island. The wind was Very Strong, but it was a bright and sunny day. Lots of birds, but the Penguins were hiding. However, there was a feeding demonstration of birds that are being rehabilitated. The birds are blueish in appearance and very fast moving when they are in the water. We hiked on some boardwalk trails, to...

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Nov 9, 2013 - A hike and many a gnome

A Hike and Many a Gnome Dave took a short walk with Linda and Chiko (the dog) to start the day. Late in the morning we headed for the Collie River and Wellington Dam for a hike/bird walk. The river was clear water such as one would find hiking in Colorado only the trees were not pine and spruce. We had a couple new birds, the flashiest being the Red-winged Fairy Wren. After the walk we headed to Gnomesville for lunch. Gnomesville is an ever-growing collection of gnomes at a rural crossroads. Thousands of gnomes are there and as we ate our...

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Nov 9, 2013 - In the South West

23 October Hi everyone, hope you are all well and happy. Special wishes to friends who are fighting health battles at present, we're thinking of you. From Jurien Bay to Perth today. But a visit to the vet with Ceilidh was the first port of call. She had an abscess between two of her toes, but that was quickly dealt with and with a lovely pink bandage she was back in the car and we were on our way. Billie gets very concerned if she senses things aren't right and had to check her mate out. We found our way to Janice and Terry's home at...

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Nov 7, 2013 - Dolphins, swans, and kangaroos

Black Swans and Kangaroos The first thing we did after some juice was to accompany Linda and Chiko ( their Bull Terrier) on their morning walk along a path just above the beach (the Indian Ocean). We saw a aboriginal park established in memory of elders of the past, along the basalt rocks on the beach, and through some beachside vegetation, typical of the area. Then while Jose prepared food for morning tea, we tagged along with Linda as she went to a roadside vendor for some local produce. How exciting it was to see the local produce...

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Nov 6, 2013 - South to Bunbury

South to Bunbury By 9:30 we were out of the elusive Country Comfort Inn and finding our way south to Fremantle and Mandurah. We stopped at John Graham Reserve/Woodman Reserve mid-morning to walk out to the sea and also to see if we could spot and ID any new, western birds. We had success there as we had an Australian Raven, Red Wattlebird, Australian Ringneck (parrot) and a stunning pair of Splendid Fairy-wrens. Lunch was grocery items eaten on the waterfront in Mandurah. Our afternoon stop was at Lake Clifton where we walked out on a...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Absolutely nothing.....

A beautiful morning with a late breakfast before the boys went and played with some other kids. Dad and the boys then went and played tennis on the tennis court. After lunch, some TV, more playing, a round of mini-golf between mum and the boys. A slow go day - just what was needed after the hustle and bustle of Perth

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Oct 20, 2012 - A scenic drive to Bunbury

We left this morning and headed South on the Tonkin Highway (1 set of traffic lights from the caravan park). Through Armidale and down a very scenic drive on the Great Southern Highway. The drive was very pleasant - lovely green hills and ranges. Lots of studs and postcard views of timber fenced horse yards. Through a number of small townships and quite vibrant and bustling country towns - North Dandalup, Pinjarra (ALCOA aluminium refinery), Waroona, Yarloop, Harvey and Brunswick Junction. Through dairy country with beautiful wildflowers...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Yarloop Workshops

Left camp Bunbury early today to get to Yarloop Steam Workshops to meet up with some Perth based Baby Boomers, John (JRH) & Irona and Pete ( one half of the hillbillies). The ladies left and went for a walk or hid and had refreshments while we chaps inspected the workshops. Now readers will know that I can smell a place like this 100’s of Km away and to be honest most are not worth the admission fee, however, this hard to find place is well worth the visit. But visit first Sunday of the month. These Workshops were in use till 1978 servicing...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Still hiding in Bunbury

Bright and sunny today, bit of a morning chill but soon turned into a glorious day. The plan as you may recalls was Dolphins and Vanilla slices so after breaky (a fruit compote in anticipation of delights yet to come) we made for the “Dolphin Interaction Centre”. We joined a tour but could not hear much due to the fact that the guide seemed only interested in talking quietly to a few around her. A few Dolphins were on hand but did not interact with anyone so our visit to Monkey Mia was worth the effort. The digital Dolphinarium was a very...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Bunbury scenes

7th September The french explorer Nicolas Baudin was first to sight Bunbury in 1803. Bunbury originally was called Port Lechenault after his botanist. In 1836 seven years after the founding of the swan river settlement, Lieutenant Henry William St. Pierre Bunbury blazed the overland trail to meet Governor Stirling in December 1836. For that feat, the governor told the lieutenant that the port would be renamed Bunbury. Spent the morning lazing around the caravan park. Still windy but the sun is shining. After lunch we head out to check...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Bunbury again

Today we are in Bunbury. Drove to the lookout, then to the boardwalk and walked through the White Mangroves savouring the odours of decomposition on the way. Bought back childhood memories of the Mangroves at Como. Then on to the Farmers Market for some shopping for provisions as we have to be prepared to be able to sit outside in the sun and we are going on a picnic on Sunday. The have stupendous strawberries here and very sensibly priced too, all of course grown in WA. Driving along the seafront today we could actually look down onto the...

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