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Feb 24, 2017 - The Nullarbor - we made it!

21 Febreuary The Nullarbor Well we amazed ourselves by getting away at 9 o'clock after another disturbed night - partygoers and visitors to the toilet block next door to us. Discovered the 'town' water is piped all the way from Port Lincoln! Anyway, out from Ceduna, topped up with fuel and we were away on the Eyre Highway towards the border with Western Australia crossing the Nullarbor Plains. As it was such a long drive (1,700km, Ceduna to Norseman) we decided to break it up into smaller chunks which also meant we could make the odd...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Nov 13, 2016 - Esperance

An absolutely beautiful day today weather wise. We went for a 40k ‘scenic’ drive loop this morning which takes you mainly along the coast to the west of Esperance before looping back via their Pink Lake (which isn’t actually pink at the moment), into town. Well, I’m not sure if it was because it was such a beautiful day or not, but the beaches and bays we drove past were probably the best we have seen throughout all of WA. The water was crystal clear and that wonderful turquoise blue. We took the dogs for a bit of a run on one beach - we...

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Nov 12, 2016 - Esperance

Boring housework day today – mainly washing and shopping, so not a lot to report other than we did go for a drive to one of the back beaches in the afternoon to give the dogs a run. The managers of the caravan park had recommended it and also advised that you could just drive onto the beach, then let the dogs off. Well, that should have sent the alarm bells ringing in the first place, but we have become a little complacent with these beaches with nobody on them except us. Anyway, when we drove onto the beach, there were two other cars that...

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Nov 11, 2016 - Quagi Beach to Esperance

The weather changed again overnight with wind and rain and a distant storm hitting us about 2am. By morning it was quite grey and cool with intermittent showers. We had debated about staying at Quagi beach for another night, but the weather helped us decide against it. So, after taking the dogs for a walk along the headland, we decided to pack up and move on to Esperance. Packing up went to routine until it was time to put the dogs in the car. Almost from day one we have just had to say ‘In the car’ and the dogs jump into the car and stay...

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Oct 30, 2016 - Paul's Tractor

Hi Everyone Well all our chores got done and my new glasses have been ordered and are being sent on to the store in Albany so we can collect them along the way. Spring is still springing to life as we drive further south through Western Australia. The wild flowers are still giving us a lot of pleasure. There are now verges dotted with the tiniest Everlasting Daisies and in the dappled shade of woody groves and by the banks of the creeks the ground is covered with Arum Lilies. The white waxy blooms face skyward towards the light while bright...

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Our Aussie Adventure

Sep 23, 2016 - Days 101 - 102

Hi All, It was once said that the best laid plans of mice and men ….well certainly true for us over here in the west. We had planned to stay at a couple of places but the parks there were just not up to scratch so we moved on thus leaving us a day earlier in Esperance than we planned. We have stopped at 3 towns on the way here all being in the flower regions. Interestingly we have also been driving through what is called the wheatbelt and have we seen lots of wheat being grown, sheep eating grass plus the canola in the bright yellow flower...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Esperance - September 1 to September 3

Thursday September 1 to Saturday September 3 Esperance Thursday Remembering mum today, and happy 8th birthday to Stella! Whilst there are many park walks around Hopetoun, there is nothing enjoyable about slushing around in mud and brushing against dripping vegetation – so we decided to head on to Esperance through more rolling hills and fields of green and yellow. Arrived here at lunch time and setup camp in the sunshine, though it was still cold. As soon as possible we headed off for a long walk along the esplanade – the ocean is deep...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Nov 19, 2015 - Thursday Nov 19th, nearing the end

Thursday Nov 19th, nearly the end. Woke up to a fairly stiff westerly wind which is only going to make things difficult again for the poor blokes trying to fight these fires out here. From the farm here just north of Esperance we can see both of the major blazes, to the north and to the south east. As we get into mid morning more of the details of the tragic events are unfolding. We’re just feeling flat and no one wants to talk too much about it. Even though the day is cooler there’s still a ban on harvesting and any moving of vehicles...

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Nov 18, 2015 - Wednesday Nov 18th

Wednesday Nov 18th Tragic day here, as everyone will know by now. At a loss to know what can be said about the devastating events in the area last night. Lives lost, homes, machinery and livestock burnt…one of WA’s worst disasters. We drove into town a few errands but most of the day was spent with one eye on the tv and catching up with friends and neighbors . Fires still blazing all day even though the conditions have eased considerably. It will take years for some to recover from this if, at all, they do. Early to bed tonight, looking...

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Nov 17, 2015 - Tuesday Nov 17th, still Esperance

Tuesday Nov 17th, still Esperance Frogs…..bloody frogs….bloody motorbike frogs. It was funny for the first 5 minutes but after a couple of hours it was no longer funny. The concrete tank for the garden is about 7 metres away from the C/T and it’s open at the top. These mongrel frogs are just floating around on top of the water making this godawful noise like an accelerating motorbike. I get up the ladder with a torch and they just disappear under water. 5 minutes later they’re back. I guess I slept but it wasn’t much. I got up about 6am,...

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Aug 10, 2015 - At Esperance

Monday 10 August 2015 What a difference a day makes. after a cold night, we awoke to sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Much better than the prediction of a cloudy day. We had decided we would go out for the day anyway, so it was a bonus to have the sunshine. Our first stop was Stonehenge, a full replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK. There are 137 stones of Esperance pink granite quarried adjacent to the property. It was originally meant to be erected in Margaret River, but due to the financial crises, payments stopped for the...

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Nullabor Adventure

Aug 9, 2015 - At Esperance

Sunday 9 August 2015 Not a lot to write about today. Had plenty of wind and rain during the night with a very wet start to the day. When some blue sky started appearing, we decided it was worth catching up on some washing. Wrong choice, as the blue sky was sent as a teaser, and the day went from blue sky to rain to blue sky etc etc. The girls made a visit to the supermarket, and after lunch we ventured out to Super Cheap, then Bunnings (to replace the door mat we left on the fence at Fraser Range Station!), Gary to support the tool section...

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Nullabor Adventure

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