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Mar 25, 2014 - The Murchison river

David went out early and photographed the sunrise. Before we left this morning we went over the road to feed the pelicans. Volunteers feed them every day. This tradition was started in 1972 by a man across the road and if he didn't come out to feed them on the beach they waddled over to his house for the fish. The coastal gorges are beautiful and remind you of the coast of Victoria along the Great Ocean Road. The weather is still cloudy and ominous but it's still pretty hot. We drove along the coast to look at a few gorges and then made...

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Apr 16, 2013 - Our extensive coastline, with so much more to go!

My conference finished last Friday, with many new challenges and ideas to follow up—a number of speakers raised the issue of where the English language is heading with ‘Globalese’ adding so many new words and meanings — plus it was good to catch up with old friends from Canberra and meet new people. If you ever want to retire somewhere beautiful where all you need to worry about is what time you choose to drop your fishing line into the clear blue water today, then the south-central west coast of WA offers many options: Cervantes, Jurien...

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Oct 17, 2009 - Day 88 – Kalbarri – Happy Birthday Jacinta

The morning started with a call to Evan’s best friend Jacinta to wish her a happy fourth birthday. Ev was very excited to talk to her and they chatted for a long time. We missed the fairy themed party so Ev is probably lucky there will not be pictures of him dressed as an elf or similar. Then we headed back into Kalbarri (Kal-Bar-i or Kal-Barry?) National Park to tackle the river gorge section. No matter how you pronounce it I am sure it translates as place of many flies. As soon as you get out of the car you are covered by about a hundred...

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Oct 16, 2009 - Day 87 – Denham to Kalbarri – Grey beards

This morning we started with 130km drive from the coast back to the highway, 200 odd kilometres down the highway and then about 70kms back to the coast. Why is it called the North West Coastal highway if it is so far from the water? Something amazing happened during the second stage of the trip. We found trees again. Up to now in WA everything has been really low lying scrub with a few spindly trees as far as the eye could see. During the day we watched the trees get steadily bigger and by the end of the day we had arrived in something...

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Nov 2, 2006 - Kalbarri

As we left the hotel this morning, we were all given chocolate frogs to eat. Yum - a good start. After a quick stop at the "Lookout to nothing" we started off at Hawks Head lookout in Kalbarri National Park, but there weren't many wildflowers. We did see the river gorge, which was quite interesting, as it's not very full at the moment! At one point there were actually 3 vehicles in front of the coach - heavy traffic! We also saw three wuli wulis - these are little tornados, that suck up bits of dirt from beside the road. So if you're lucky...

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Jul 11, 2006 - Kalbarri

Op onze tweede dag in onze nieuwe aanwinst, een Ford Falcon uit 1989, die onz wel $500 heeft gekost ;). Zijn we naar Kalbarri gereden, daar zouden mooie rotsen te zien zijn..maar dat viel ons een beetje tegen. Het was namelijk een kleine versie van de Great Australian Bite, zijn waarschijnlijk al een beetje verwent met wat we gezien hebben.. We hebben daar de nacht doorgebracht, en ik moet zeggen dat best wel een beetje een gedoe is! Wel grappig. We hebben ongeveer 50cm ruimte tussen de matras en het dak, er zit namelijk een bed achter in...

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Jan 16, 2006 - Geraldton to Kalbarri

With us going to sleep so early each night (around 8:30pm / 9pm), we tend to wake up early ... We were in the grocery store by 8:15am but had to wait till 9am for the photo shop to open so we could download our memory card onto CD. We mozied around the shops and stopped for a coffee while we waited and by 11am we were on our way to Kalbarri. Kalbarri is a gorgeous quaint beach town but Kalbarri is on the map for its National Park. Okay, it also has the Murchison River and the Gorges and the beautiful beach which creates other tourist...

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