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Mar 1, 2017 - Esperance

25 February Esperance Happy 60th Diane! A very leisurely morning, a beautiful day and promises to be hot. Ruth wanted her hair dyed blue, she'd bought the product so straight after her shower I applied the dye and, hey presto, she had blue hair! We wandered into town and into the Info centre. Its situated in a sort of historic park with about a dozen old buildings brought here from various parts of the state and now occupied by shops. They recommended we do the Esperance Great Ocean Drive, it looked good so we will go after lunch. Ruth had...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Sep 26, 2016 - Wave Rock

In anticipation of hoping all the festival goers would have packed up and gone by lunchtime, we decided on a ‘back to front’ tour of the surrounding area. First stop was Kings Rock. It took us a little time to work out how and where to get into Kings Rock- it is obviously not on the regular itinerary in the area as there are few signposts and you have to go through a chained gate to get there. However, it was worth the effort and, as we were the only ones there, the dogs were able to have a great run on the rock. We climbed to the top and...

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Sep 25, 2016 - Toapin Weir – Quairading to Kalgarin

The end point for today was to be Wave Rock just outside Hyden. Once again we were driving mostly through wheat fields (it is the wheatbelt after all) and rural towns. We stopped for some fuel in Corrigan, then headed directly for Wave Rock. Well, the warning bells started going off as soon as we turned into the road toward the rock as the road was lined as far as we could see with cars! We had no clue what was going on, so kept going, but as soon as we tried to turn toward the caravan park knew we weren’t going to see the rock today. It...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Hyden

Friday August 27 Hyden Not as cold today, but still windy. This is agricultural country – lots of wheat, grains and sheep grazing. Stopped off at Corrigin for lunch and bought some lambs liver from a fabulous local butcher. Most of the towns throughout this farming land are “dying” – empty shops everywhere because there is nothing to keep the young people around. Having said that, there is still a lot of community spirit visible – local markets, race days, and even live music in a pub on a Saturday night. We arrived in Hyden around 2.00pm...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Mar 12, 2016 - Saturday 12th March

We started out early this morning to beat the heat,stopping at a little town on the way called Brookton for our morning coffee,it's so hard to get a really hot coffee,no matter how much I ask it very really happens. We are in the middle of the wheat belt and boy is it dry,you drive all day and see miles and miles of country,it's such a huge distance between towns. Finally we arrived at our destination a place called Hyden, which is east of Perth we're here to see Wave Rock which we will attempt in the morning,in the mean time we drove to...

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2016 holiday

Aug 12, 2015 - At Wave Rock

Wednesday 12 August 2015 A quiet night at Wave Rock, and quite mild. The sunny day did not appear, but there was no rain and the cloud cover did us a favour to make our walks very pleasant. We set off after breakfast to tackle Wave Rock. The caravan park is right next to the rock, so not far to walk. After the first lot of photos, we tried our skills at wave surfing! Much laughter and some photo shoots, we moved on. We followed the conventional path and steps to climb to the top for a 360d. view of the area. Looked down over the caravan...

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Nullabor Adventure

Aug 11, 2015 - At Wave Rock

Tuesday 11 August 2015 A different night for our last night in Esperance. The storms arrived, as did the wind, and it was a night of rain periods and wind gusts. John and Mavis had their awning out a little, and apparently they were up at 12.30am rolling it back in. We didn't hear a thing even though we were camped right beside them. The morning dawned with some sunshine, but the persistent showers came and went on and off quite quickly. The weather reports were giving a gale warning for Esperance, so we were happy once again that we had...

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Nullabor Adventure

Feb 19, 2015 - Day 11 - Wave Rock

The actual thing I want to see near Hyden is not The Humps or Mulka's cave but the Wave Rock. Before going to the Wave Rock itself, I do the walking trail there, which first leads me to 'Hippos Yawn' – a rock that eroded in a way that it now really looks like the open mouth of a hippo. Cool thing about this Hippo: You can walk into the mouth and climb through a hole at the back (so you get eaten alive by the Hippo) and from there climb on the Hippos head. After Hippos Yawn, the walk continues over the salt lakes there. All along the walking...

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Jan 3, 2015 - Kulin & Hyden (Wave Rock)

After leaving Margaret River we travelled in a north east direction for over 400 km going through many small towns of the wheat-belt. The landscape changed from well vegetated to open plains with wheat growing and sheep grazing, it all looked rather dry, we also noticed the temperature rising and our little fridge wasn't coping too well. We stopped at Wagin to look at their Big Ram and when I was taking a photo of it these boys playing nearby told me that their grandfather helped build it. I told them to tell him for me that I thought it...

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Nov 30, 2014 - Hyden, Western Australia

Here is an excerpt from Sharon's personal journal: In Porongurup National Park, there is a lookout called the Granite Skywalk perched on a huge granite boulder. It required climbing a 7-meter (23-foot) ladder to get to it, but before that, it required hiking uphill 2.1 kilometers (1.3 miles) then scrambling up about 100 meters (330 feet) over big boulders with handholds and a couple footholds drilled into the rock. I didn’t think I could do it, but I did it! The last 50 meters (165 feet) or so before the ladder were the worst. At one point,...

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2014-Australia

Oct 8, 2013 - Torndirrup NP to Wave Rock, Hyden

(Sal) Ben persuaded me that we really did need to move on the next day, despite my conviction that I needed one more days rest... We popped into Torndirrup NP nearby and checked out the Natural Bridge, The Gap and some blowholes. Then on to a wind farm. Those massive wind turbines are generally a source of contention as they could be described as being visual pollution. At 65 metres tall, with 30 metre blades, they certainly are noticeable. But as they turn by the strength of the wind and hardly make any noise, they seemed graceful and...

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Jan 18, 2013 - Hyden

Het waren een lange 340 km tussen Perth en Hyden. We zijn enkele piepkleine plaatsen gepasseerd en hebben uren langs afgedane tarwe velden gereden. Onze bestemming is Wave Rock een rotsformatie is de vorm van een grote golf. De gekleurde banden die van boven naar onder lopen geven het geheel nog een meer realistische golf tekening. We hebben ook hierboven op gelopen. Aangezien we hier nu toch waren hebben we ook Hippo's yawn (geeuw van een nijlpaard) bezocht. We zitten hier nog maar eens in de middle of nowhere. Hyden telt 400 inwoners en...

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