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Mar 11, 2017 - The Southwest

7 March Up early again. We packed up the trailer and got on the road. Quick top up of food provisions and fuel and we set off west again. We were headed for Pemberton. A good drive, we passed through areas of pastoral farming and woodlands before entering the 'Great Southern Forest' and various National Parks protecting bits of the Forest from logging. A little while after passing through the small town of Denmark we came across the road to The Valley of the Giants which we took, even though the road took us the wrong way. This was karri...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Oct 24, 2016 - Margaret River

After being woken by a truck that came into collect a load of sheep this morning, we headed off at about 10am to Berry Farm, just up the road from here. What a treat! They make lots of berry products with their own produce as well as some fortified wines and liqueurs. Of course, we had some obligatory tastings and ended up buying some cider for Ian and some apple and vanilla port for both of us. There was also a really beautiful little café at Berry Farm surrounded by lovely gardens. The dogs were able to join us for a Devonshire tea...

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Oct 23, 2016 - Margaret River

We had though we might visit another winery for lunch today, but decided we would have a quiet day around camp to allow me to catch up on washing and Ian to watch more motor sport, ie -MotoGP from Phillip Island and V8’s at Gold Coast. The trade-off is that we are going to stay here another night so that we can visit another couple of places tomorrow. No hardship for me as the farm is so beautiful as well as peaceful and quiet. Ian drove into town to buy a few supplies, but other than taking the dogs for a couple of walks around the...

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Oct 22, 2016 - Margaret River

We woke up to a cool, but beautiful morning for our planned activities. We dropped the dogs off at the boarding kennels at about 9.30am before driving a little further up the road to go to the Margaret River Farmers market which happens every Saturday morning. Well, even Ian was impressed! There was none of the usual weekend market junk as it was all about local produce. After stocking up on some fruit and vegetables we turned south to drive toward Cape Leeuwin via the Bussell Highway. First stop was in the next town of Witchcliffe, where I...

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Oct 21, 2016 - Margaret River

Very healthy day nutrition wise today (not)! First stop on our sight seeing tour around the area was to walk up and down the main street of Margaret River township before driving to Millers ice creamery outside of Cowaramup- just a few ks up the road from Margaret River. The Millers milk their own cows and sell ice-cream they make from their own milk. So, it was a triple serve of ice - cream for morning tea. From Millers we drove into the town of Cowaramup to have a look around. There are a number of life sized Friesian cows in a number of...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Busselton to Margaret River

As we were only going to be travelling about 50k today to Margaret River, we decide to go via the scenic route, ie via the coast road rather than via the Bussel Highway. As we were in the vicinity we decided to risk taking the dogs into the National Park to have a look the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse. We left the dogs in the car and headed for the whale watching lookout. They have 3 different types of whales migrate past this site- Blue Whale, Humpback Whale and Southern Right Whale. We could see quite a few whales out at sea, but they...

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Dec 21, 2015 - Forest, Caves, Rocks on Indian Ocean And Card Tricks

We met Jess, Scott and the pups at their rental semi early the next morning for our plan of attack. Then we drove off to (separate cars) to the Boranup Karri Forest where we drove through on a dirt road seeing an Emu and some birds (we heard a lot but saw few). No kangaroos (except dead ones on the side of the road-Reaka is bummed about the kangaroos). George Butt Nutin (Max) and Skid (West) did their Jedi speeder bike thing outside the car windows through part of the forest (relax, we are going 5 MPH). We stopped for lunch and then...

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Dec 20, 2015 - Star Wars, Brewery And Flies, Oh My

AL RICHARDS UNDERWEAR UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: I am now convinced that all I need for a 10 week trip is one pair of underwear - Terri (AKA Reaka) does not seem to agree with my theory. Jess had reserved/purchased tickets to "Star Wars - The Force Awakens" today in a nearby town. George Butt Nutin (Max) and Skid Marx (West) were primed. They had watched the entire series over the previous couple of weeks leading up to the new release. Great flick and the kids really enjoyed - so did Terri and Jess. When we asked Skid what part he liked the most, he...

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Dec 19, 2015 - Drive to Margaret River and the Barbie

We drove about 3 hours south to Margaret River (wine country) where we met up with Jess, Scott, Max and West. They had rented a house near a beach and we were in a motel about 4 miles inland. We all drove to the beach on the Indian Ocean where the waves were fierce and the weather was cloudy and windy. Max and West played on the beach a bit as we watched the wind surfers - amazing. We went back to their house where Jess worked on dinner with Terri and Scott and I played with Max and West and prepared the "barbie". Scott had bought the kids...

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Aug 28, 2015 - Margaret River

Friday 28 August 2015 A day spent around Margaret River visiting attractions, food and beverage outlets. Had a couple of showers during the night, but they disappeared by morning and another glorious day greeted us. It was quite a mild night and a pleasant warm day to travel around. Our first stop was to check out Yahava KoffeeWorks which we have passed on most days on our way to other destinations. A very popular place, especially for drive thru coffee. The inside is quite different with many displays of coffee and tea products. Lots of...

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Nullabor Adventure

Aug 27, 2015 - Margaret River

Thursday 27 August 2015 The dawn of a magnificent day in Margaret River! Just about ready to head off when the morning procession to "day care" passed by! Lily the lamb, Jasper the emu chick and Henry the pig all in a row behind Megan and Pete! You just have to see it to believe it! Pete detoured with a bucket of feed for the pet sheep plus Lily and Jasper in tow and we all ended up feeding the sheep! Needless to say we were about a half hour later on our departure! On the road again and we headed through Margaret River and across to the...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Margaret River

Wednesday 26 August 2015 Today's schedule was to visit Cape Leeuwin. Not far to Augusta from our "home" here. Had a fuel stop in Karridale then on to Augusta Bakery and Cafe. Augusta is much smaller than we remembered but they now have a beautiful new Harbour, built at a cost of $36m. Headed straight for the lighthouse and did the tour again, and found it very interesting. Had cloud cover there, but it was not too windy, so it was a very comfortable tour and we could spend plenty of time on the viewing deck enjoying the view. Gary decided...

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Nullabor Adventure

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