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Mar 23, 2017 - The West Coast - The Indian Ocean Drive

15 March The West Coast - The Indian Ocean Drive Northwards again. Packed up and on our way. Another stop at Dome for internet, to book our stay in Exmouth as it seems it can fill up. Takes ages to do anything on the internet so it was past 11 before we got going and then we had to call back to the shop in Midland to change one of the articles of clothing Ruth had bought yesterday! Ok, now on the Great Northern Highway, heading for Jurien, some 200km away. Pretty boring drive really, open farmland, cattle, sheep, few towns. We had intended...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Sep 11, 2016 - Murchison House Station – Kalbarri

I had organised a dog sitter in Kalbarri for this morning through the Information Centre as our plan was to visit the National Park. However, I had my doubts as soon as we arrived at the house, town house really, as where the dogs were going to be was this handkerchief sized courtyard with a gate to the road - meaning they would probably bark at everyone and everything that went past. Also, the carer (Jane) did not appear to be strong enough to handle the dogs if need be. After some discussion, she suggested we give the dogs a half hour...

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Sep 10, 2016 - Nerren Nerren Roadside stop to Murchison House Station - Kalbarri

Today was a feast for the sense of sight! We left the roadside stop about 9.30am and it was a drive through nature’s garden. The wildflowers are something else. We stopped at one point for me to take a photo of a grevillea that had started to appear along the roadside and realised that when you started looking there could have been upwards of more than 10 different types of flowers at that one spot. Some are very tiny and tend to get hidden by some of the larger flowers, but they are still very pretty. The colour palette changes as you...

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Sep 9, 2016 - Denham to Nerren Nerren stop near Kalbarri

After leaving the caravan park we had to make our first stop at the water board to buy water. There is very little fresh water in Denham and this water is desalinated and actually tastes really good. It is 20 litres for $1 and you buy it a bit like buying petrol at a bowser except you have to supply your own hose! We have bought water using this method in a couple of places. Our next stop after leaving Denham and crossing the 26th parallel again (this time for good) was Shell Beach. It is about 45 ks out of Denham and the beach totally...

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Nov 6, 2014 - Kalbarri

After leaving Nain we headed towards Kalbarri travelling on 50 kilometres of dirt road before reaching the bitctamen. Unfortunately we lost one of our extended caravan mirrors whilst driving on the dirt, I saw it fall off but the caravan must have run over it when it hit the ground as it was smashed. Our bad luck didn't end there, we had a caravan tyre blowout not long after we had started on the bitchamen. It was an explosive sound and I saw in my side mirror the remains of the tyre rolling down the road. Pete had it all under control and...

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Oct 30, 2014 - Kalbarri, Western Australia

Continuing south along the coast, we spent one night at the Galena Bridge Rest Area. It was a fairly large space with lots of room for travelers to spend the night. It had rest room facilities but nothing else but it also cost nothing; a good bargain for us in our self-contained little house. Next morning we watched a white-necked heron fishing along the Galena River. “You will see wildflowers in Western Australia,” the infamous “they” have told us. We have despaired a little because we have seen very few. Well, we finally found flowers as...

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2014-Australia

Aug 21, 2014 - Kalbarri update

Will be leaving here on Monday and will call in and see T'Ann and our new Grand Daughter on Tuesday morning, and will be home on Tuesday afternoon 26th August. Then it will be work, work, work cleaning the 'van and car to get all the dirt and grime off them. More rain last night, although nothing like the night before. Cool and cloudy today. Caught up with my kid's cousins this morning. Robbie and Danny Meyer, and Peta's son James. They are in Kalbarri installing a new kitchen for their parents in their unit here. So, unless something...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Kalbarri

Leisurely drive down to Kalbarri today. Stopped at Wooramel Homestead to check it out for future stopovers. They have just opened up for camper/travellers. They haven't had any rain for 4 years, so the stock that they do have left will either be sold or shot. They have artesian water, but it is the food supply that has crippled them. Hence the diversification into tourism. The caravan parks here are chok-a-blok. Just as well we booked or we wouldn't have got in. Will see if the weather is favourable for a fish in the next few days. Tides...

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Mar 24, 2014 - Rainbow Jungle

Today the weather is not as nice and very hot and humid. We cycled along the coast road about six kilometers to The Rainbow Jungle where there are lots of parrots of all colours and descriptions. They are all just beautiful. We were met by Baz the cocky who roams around freely. There are many interesting birds of all colours and sizes. Some were left to fly in an open netted jungle area. Others were in cages suitable for the parrots. We ended up eating our lunch there whilst looking at all the parrots, then climbing up the whale watching...

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Mar 23, 2014 - The Pink Lake

As we were preparing to leave a German man came over to ask if we could help him with the air conditioning in his vehicle. David went over and after a call to the Maui centre got the air conditioning going. They were a happy couple named Gerhardt and Troudi. Maybe we'll catch up with them later on their travels. We went to a very big ACC church called Sun City here in Geraldton with many hundreds there, before leaving for Kalbarri. They were all very welcoming. They had JESUS in graffiti on the stage. I wish I had taken a photo of it....

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Sep 21, 2013 - Kalbarri National Park & township

(Sal) I had read about Kalbarri and its national park in our Lonely Planet Australia guide way back in Brisbane earlier in the year. It sounded fantastically scenic and became a must-see on my list. It was only a hop, skip and a jump from Galena Bridge campsite the next day, so we had much of the day to explore if we wanted. This is the hardship we faced though: we have been to so many interesting and beautiful places on our trip so far that the two lookouts we visited were really rather lost on us. Hmm, not a bad problem to have! They...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Kalbarri

14 - 17/09/13 Kalbarri Today we visited Rainbow Jungle a parrot breeding center. There were lots of very colourful birds, loud ones, talking ones and even some that dance and sing. It was a little bit funny. I have never seen so many different types of parrots. The next day we went on a quad bike tour. On the tour we rode quad bikes on the beach and sand dunes. We saw a little seal on the beach it was really cute. When we stopped for a break we took in turns of jumping down huge sand dunes it was so fun but it took forever to climb back up...

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Stringers Go West

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