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Sep 21, 2016 - Cervantes

Chilli had a much better night and has had a good day- no further d & v thank goodness! Ian and I played tag team to go into the Namburg National Park to see the Pinnacles today which are only about 10k down the road from Cervantes. Ian had the morning session whilst I did another couple of loads of washing and other bits and pieces around the van. My turn was after lunch and I have to say the Pinnacles are quite impressive. They are limestone pillars that rise up to 4 metres out of the sand. It is not really known how they are formed, but...

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Sep 20, 2016 - Cliff Head North to Cervantes

Had another unsettled night with a sick Chilli who had a few episodes of diarrhoea and vomiting during the night. She had obviously eaten something that didn’t agree with her whilst ferreting amongst the seaweed in our walks along the beach. After packing up, we continued along the Indian Ocean Drive bypassing the small seaside towns of Leeman, Green Head and Jurien Bay on our way to Cervantes. Quite a pretty drive with some quite spectacular views of the ocean in different places, but luckily not a long drive as we needed to stop a couple...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Cervantes

Wednesday August 10 Cervantes The sun greeted us this morning – but it didn’t take long to cloud over. We chose to stay on the Indian Ocean Rd on our trek south to Cervantes – named after a ship that ran aground on the coast, the ship in turn being named after Miguel Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote (and not many people know that!). As with most of this coast the beaches are lovely and the cliffs stunning. This far south there is more grazing and agriculture than we have previously seen – lots of wheat, rape seed and sheep. All of the...

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Mar 14, 2014 - The Pinnacles

This morning was beautiful and we set off from New Norcia for Jurien Bay on the coast. We had a good and interesting drive. One of the things we talked about was how the Apostles Creed is universal over all Christian denominations (and of course The Lord's Prayer.) it is a complete précis of the tenets of faith, which was designed for the new convert and baptism candidate, taken from the Apostles teachings between the 2nd and 9th centuries. This road is well used by mining trucks going to Meekatharra and beyond to the mines. We criss...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Cervantes and the Pinnacles

(Ben) Today our travels brought us to Cervantes, a small coastal town a few hours north of Perth. On our fairly short drive we made a stop at Jurien Bay to see if we could spot any of the sea lions which featured so prominently in the advertising of the place. We hopped out at a lovely beachfront park where we met another travelling family - they hail from near Byron Bay and are taking a year and a half to do their trip! The kids played in the very windy park, and Sal and I walked out along the even windier jetty. No sign of sea lions. Wen...

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Sep 25, 2012 - A wet and windy drive to Cervantes

Another early start as we took the motor home to the Bridgestone Tyre Centre for a tyre rotation - as a front wheel drive, the motor home is severe on the front tyres. The weather was wet and windy with moments of sun. We travelled the 20kms to Greenough historical site, South of Geraldton. Here is the leaning tree (all the trees are lopsided around here with the continual wind!) The Greenough site is brilliant - national trust has preserved the site of the 150 year old town. We spent all morning at the site - sometimes running between...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Cervantes at leisure

Morning with the stromatelites was pleasant enough. I do feel a bit distressed about being told the ones we saw in Shark Bay were the only ones to see. WA has lots of them and fossilised remains all over the state. The ones here look more like large animal “droppings” in the shallows… Wildflowers are nice though and it was a pleasant walk around the lake where they live, not that they are going anywhere in a hurry… Gracie had a good run on the beach and is now recovering from her exertions and I met a chap fishing who lived in the same...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Stromatalites & Wildflowers

26th August The morning started with breakfast on the balcony followed by general lazing around, before heading to Lake Thetis near Cervantes. It is one of only four locations where stromatolites[the worlds oldest living fossils can be found] There is a boardwalk around Lake Thetis which gives you the opportunity to walk 1.2km around the lake. On this walk you can get up close to view the stromatolites. The boardwalk meanders through the wildflowers, where you can see a variety of flowers and colours. Along the way there are viewing...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Is this the Pinnacle of our trip?

After a light breakfast of oatmeal I wandered down to the beach with Gracie who did her best to retrieve a few of the buoys floating in shallow water. She had no success so had to resort to barking at one. Then it was out to the Pinnacles where her registration was checked before she was allowed to join the tour of the Pinnacles. The Pinnacles were created over time by natural processes that have combined to remove the surrounding material from ancient shells. The shells were broken down into lime rich sands which were carried inland to...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Livin' in the Cervantes (seventies)

25th August Left Geraldton yesterday morning, in cloudy and windy conditions. Passing through Dongara and the big lobster. Turning onto the Indian Ocean Drive we caught glimpses of the Indian Ocean and saw lots of wildflowers. Stopping at Jurien Bay to stretch our legs we then continued on to Cervantes. Will be staying here till Monday before heading to Perth. On arriving at the caravan park everyone was pleased to see that we had flat sites that were drive through. No divorces today. Woken to a beautiful day, sun is shining and no wind...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Ladies & Gentlemen - Welcome to Cervantes!

Yes, we are in Cervantes………… Nice van park right on the beach. Had a comfort stop at Jurien Bay enroute. This is a thriving hub, no less than 2 hardware shops and much obvious development underway. Cervantes on the other hand is a bit laid back, a bit less structured, generally a bit less everything. But we were given two discount tickets for “local seafood platters” at the “Country Club”. We did the “Town tour on foot” and not a lot here except some very expensive houses and exceptionally expensive land, one block with a very rustic...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Cervantes to Perth

……………………………………………Cervantes. The following morning we hit the road again and head through some amazing towns. By now we are up level with Perth and less than 2hrs drive inland and it has become very obvious that there is much more money around. Enroute we pass through Toodyay as it is supposed to have a Coke Cola museum. Actually it’s a café which houses loads of memorabilia but we stop and admire it whilst enjoying a coffee but it is actually quite interesting. We are heading for New Norcia which is a monastery settlement which allows tours...

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