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Feb 24, 2012 - Homeless in Perth. Then on to Mandurah.

Our last 2 days we would like to spend back closer for the airport, ideally, close to a beach which shouldn’t be difficult should it! On the drive back down there are more sights to see and ideally some sandboarding to try at a place called Lancelin. For a long way down the coast we have huge white sand dunes on either side of the road. Athey went on for miles and miles. Sadly it was quite a grey sky that day so they don’t show up well on photos but they were impressive but that’s what we are heading for. When we arrive in Lancelin we make...

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Jan 31, 2012 - Albany to Singleton

We spent most of Tuesday packing up. It took longer than usual as we wont be unpacking fully for a few months whislt in Paraburdoo. Once we pulled the tent down we were shocked to see that we had totally murdered Traceys lawn....we werent expecting such damage but due to the weather, it rotted! Sorry Tracey xx We had a great time in our old home town and are so thankful to Tracey and the kids for putting up with us for the past two months. During our time in Albany so much has happened; Bridget turning 1 and walking fully on her own, the...

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Dec 9, 2011 - Home at last

So, here we are, safe at home (Friday 9th Dec) at last. Surprised the girls and the children today (Saturday) - excitement was very contagious!! Now, we just have to wait for Sharon and family to arrive prior to Christmas. Hope to catch up with both our boys during this coming week. We covered 26,462 kms over the 252 days we were on the road. We used 4,050 litres of diesel. Dearest fuel was at Border Village back in April ($1.98 litre - was 199.9 yesterday but we didn't fuel up there) The cheapest was at Frankston in Victoria, 138.9 in...

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Around Aus in 2011

Nov 6, 2011 - Mandurah

Caught train to Mandurah as the weather was not looking too good so we weren't going to be able to go to Rottnest which was a shame. Really beautiful Harbour. Had lunch and a walk around then caught the train back in to Perth. Low key evening and just ate Barramoundi and chips in our room with a glass of wine.

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Honeymoon 2011

Sep 1, 2011 - Aus - Day 120- Dolphins and a misfit Pelican

August 31st was spent traveling. Arrived in Mandurah on September 1st, a beautiful ocean side town which was very small and quaint. Walked a 2.4km trek that takes you across the marina docks along the sea side. We stopped to admire the bay and talk to a local Australian about government, politics and travel for a bit, just before continuing on our way a "misfit" pelican decided to swoop down and land right beside the jetty's edge. I guess he's known by the locals and is never seen with any other pelicans, always by himself. He looked a...

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Feb 19, 2011 - Mandurah

Ich war diese Wochenende in Mandurah... eine Art Beverly hills hier. Viele kleine kanaele sind hier angelegt worden, nach dem Vorbild von Venedig. Nur mit dem Unterschied dass, das aelteste Haus hier 3 Jahre alt ist. Viele tolle Villen und alles sehr schicki micki. Delfine schwimmen umher und die Leute gehen vor der Haustuer Krebse fangen.

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Nov 6, 2010 - Mandurah and Busselton

Click on an image to enlarge it. Mandurah & Busselton 6th to 10th November 2010 We left Perth and called in briefly at Fremantle to have a cuppa with Pete’s relatives Pam & Barb. Jasmin made herself at home and was pretty well spoilt. It was a lovely visit and we intended to revisit Fremantle in a few days from further down the coast. We just needed to get out of Wanneroo Caravan Park, 5 days were enough. We intended on staying at Rockingham and phoned ahead to book, we left a message for them to call us back. We then decided to proceed...

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Sep 20, 2010 - Day 85 - Walkaway to Erskine

FINAL ENTRY IN OUR CURRENT TRAVELOGUE: 460KMS today - We had made the decision to travel down the new Coastal Highway, which officially opened yesterday. Well, they certainly conned us, along with dozens of caravanners and car drivers, all of whom were rather unhappy going on the comments coming through on the CB!! The new section was open - yes - but they had ripped up a section of the original road to improve - and that is still under construction - badly!! We had SO many stops for roadworks from Jurien to Yanchep, that the 30 minutes it...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Leaving Meadow Springs for Moora

We left Meadow Springs at 11am on the 15th August, after picking up the new caravan on the 13th and feverishly getting everything ready and packed. Saying goodbye to Kym, Rick and the neighbours was hard. We are heading to Moora for our first night out, we stayed at Moora last year, when cousin Pauline was here from England. The Moora C.P. is nice but the amenities are yuk to say the least and at $31 a night a rip off. 16th August. Left Moora at 10am, stopped at Coorow as the bearings on the caravan were over heating, because they had been...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Perth

Josh arrived in Perth on Tuesday 22nd June - first visit was to King's Park overlooking the City. A cloudy day, so not the usually spectacular view of the City and Perth Water. He decided to stay with us rather than in the Backpacker's Hostel in the City. Spent Wednesday with Tahra and Dave putting music on to his ipod. Thursday he decided to spend a quiet day at home on his own. Today, Friday, he, Peter and Tahra are spending the day in Fremantle, Port City. Then come a couple of "firsts" for him - he is going to the Races on Saturday with...

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Aug 19, 2009 - Darwin

Well we have been in Darwin 2 weeks tomorrow. The weather has been fantastic. As we watch the forecast of Perth being somewhere between 10 - 17 degrees Darwin has been 19 -33!! We are flying to Perth tomorrow for 10 days - are we going to cope with the cold weather after living in shorts & t shirt ever since we left home????? Darwin is Australia's most northern city and I guess what most people would think about when you mention Darwin is either the WWII bombings in 1942-43 or the disaster of Cyclone Tracey in 1974!! Darwin is much more...

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Aug 11, 2009 - Welcome Amitty!!

Today Pat & I welcome our new grand-daughter, Amitty Joyce Elizabeth Caffell. She was meant to arrive on Friday 7 August but ran a bit late. I was hoping maybe seeing she was late she might arrive on my birthday - tomorrow. What ever - we are as pleased as punch she is here & say congratulations to Clint & Julie. We had already booked our flights home to see the new addition to our family. Pat & I will fly home on Friday 21 August & then fly back to Darwin on Monday 31 August. Whilst there I will also fly to Geraldton to see my parents for...

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