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Dec 6, 2013 - The tent

We decided to take the sun tent on the beach with our lunches and read a book. The wind was so strong and we had to weight the tent down with sand and ropes. It was just as well we took the tent as it started raining. We ate our lunches and read our books whilst holding the tent down and in a break in the weather we packed up and got back just in time before the rain came again. I've made Christmas cards for the grand kids as they are always making them for us. Hope they like them.

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Dec 5, 2013 - A glorious day

We rode our bikes on the beach nearly to the end and then headed over to Little Wharton beach. What a glorious day. We climbed the rocks to a little beach. The currents looked quite strong but I've been told the locals swim here. Nevertheless having seen a sign for sharks we were not game. The 4Wd's are allowed to drive on the beach and there are plenty of sand dunes and tracks. We saw some people on those large four wheeled buggies. Wharton beach has to be the best we've seen so far. David waited for the sunset but it wasn't overly fantastic.

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Dec 2, 2013 - Lucky Bay and Thistle Cove

The sky was overcast and almost looking like rain when we headed off for a walk from Lucky Bay to Thistle Cove. Matthew Flinders came in here with his ship and a botanist who had never seen such plants growing. We must admit the plants here are very diverse with lots of lovely flowers, seeing plants we've never seen before. The walk is quite challenging in places but they said it was 'easy' so we imagine the other walks will be very challenging. It took us about an hour but it was so worth it and the beach is the best we've seen by far. We...

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Nov 29, 2013 - Oops we forgot!

This morning we had both forgotten that it was our wedding anniversary until David got a reminder on his phone and wished me a happy anniversary. We've been married for 44 years today and what a journey we've been on but now we're having the time of our life and loving each other more and more every day. The beach is so white, the sea is pure turquoise, the sky is clear deep blue. What more could you want or how much closer to paradise could you come? It's just a bit windy but less than yesterday. Reluctantly we left Cape Le Grand and went...

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Nov 28, 2013 - Cape Le Grande

What a beautiful place. We decided to stay on as the weather has improved immensely and the sea and sand is in those famous Esperance colours. So vivid blue sea and white sand. We rode our bikes along the beach and set up our sun tent. It was so blowy we had to weight it down with sand and put ropes on it. We had a lovely time there till it got too windy and we rode our bikes back to the camp which is quite sheltered. Tonight we are meeting up with some people we met ten years ago in Kazakhstan. Neil and Naenon. On leaving the camp site at...

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Jan 9, 2013 - Kalgoorli to Cape Le Grand

We really liked Kalgoorli/Boulder. Had the most hot weather ever!! Three days of over 45! But it was still great and I'd choose that over Darwin's build up weather. We checked out the town, saw the super pit and walked the main street admiring the many old buildings/pubs. We were unlucky enough not to have a site that had any shade so our air con really struggled to keep the van cool, it would've been at least 35 inside the van. Thankfully the park had a nice big deep swimming pool which is where we spent most of our time. Heading for...

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