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Jan 25, 2013 - Albany to Pemberton

On the road at last after our extended stay at Albany. Just a short drive today from Albany to Pemberton, around 2 hours. Arrived at Pemberton, very cute little timber town with old timber cottages. We stoppe in at the information centre to find out where the national park camping areas were and also to have lunch and a play at the park in town. Next it was off to climb the Gloucester Tree. There are two trees in the Pemberton area open for tourists to climb. The Gloucester tree is 61metres high ad was originally used for a fire lookout....

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Jan 23, 2013 - Pemberton

Tijdens onze tocht van Albany naar Pemberton zijn we nog even gestopt in Williams Bay National Park (mooi strand met een rotsenformatie die de Elephant Rocks genoemd wordt). Voor de rest was het de dag van de bomen. In Walpole Nornalup National Parkzijn we naar de Valley of the Giants geweest. Het is eens wat anders om op een beweegbaar platform op 40 meter hoogte tussen de zeer oude Tingle Trees te lopen. Pemberton is een heel rustig en leuk plaatsje : bomen, weiden, vijvers en wat huizen. In het Warren National Park heeft Peter een poging...

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Dec 7, 2012 - Full Day Birding in the Pemberton Area

After a good night’s sleep, we had a gourmet breakfast at 6:15, to be ready for the birding guide at 7:00. We left at 7:00 to search for the Southwest Australia endemics. After a morning of rain, we tried to dodge the raindrops and find some birds. Peter Taylor was our guide and after a few hours he seemed like an old friend. Peter was very knowledgeable about the birds and their possible sites. After lunch, the clouds parted and the sun appeared. At the end of the day we had seen 11 new birds, including 9 of the endemics - Carnaby's...

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Oct 30, 2012 - Touring around Pemberton

Drizzly rain and a cold morning was not promising but by 8am it had started to clear. We walked the couple of hundred metres to the pick up point for our 4WD eco tour of D'Entrecasteaux National Park. We were lucky to have the 4WD all to ourselves with our own guide, Wendy, as the others on the tour took the 4WD bus with Graham. We spent about 4 hours working through the large Karri forests and Jarrah forests of Warren National Park including a walk amongst these huge trees before travelling down to Yeagarup Lake which is nearly black with...

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Oct 29, 2012 - Margaret River to Pemberton....caves and giant trees

Overcast and drizzle at times today. We did some shopping at Margaret River before we drove to Mammoth Cave. Here they gave you MP3 players and headphones and you did your own tour of the cave. Compared to the other ones, this was much easier to do and was a living cave like Lake Cave. You entered one end of the cave and walked along the length of the cave which had water in the bottom and a fossil jaw bone still embedded in the rock. Some very large stalactites , columns, etc on display and the beauty was you could wander along at your own...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Tall Timber, Trams and Wildflowers

An exciting day today, started very early when I had to go outside to fix the awning that was flapping in the breeze, and then it poured rain. Lovely… Anyway we had planned to experience tall trees, trams and wildflowers today so nothing was going to stop us and we set off to Pemberton in high spirits. Purchased our tickets after unsucessfully trying for seniors/pensioner discounts and set off by tram through the forest. The Motorman gave an informative and humorous discourse quoting plants by their Latin names. One Karri tree mills up into...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Pemberton & other places

18th September After heavy overnight rain,we have woken to a cloudy day with some sunshine. Braving the elements we will head to Pemberton for some sightseeing. Travelling by tram through the Pemberton Karri forrest we were lucky enough to see some of the old houses and mills. Travelling through the tall trees we saw some of the wildflowers and also spotted a spider orchid when we had a stopover at the Cascade falls on Lefroy creek. A great tour with an informative guide. Our lunch stop was the Big Brook Dam, Pemberton's water supply. ...

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Dec 31, 2011 - New Year's Eve Day

Sat. Dec. 31 Peaceful Bay Caravan Park was anything but peaceful last night. A family with a sick baby tented next to us. The little one cried through most of the night with spells of raspy coughing fits. If I were the mom, I too, would be crying. I felt sorry for mom, baby and, of course, me as I didn't find it easy to get sleep. The morning arrived much too quickly for both of us. Misty rain was still falling so we were out of here!  The plan today was to take in as many attractions en route to Pemberton as we could weather permitting....

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Jun 20, 2010 - Pemberton

Ik heb besloten om morgen Pemberton en het Bibbulmun avontuur, want dat was het anders wel, achter me te laten en de tocht naar Albany per bus verder te zetten. Morgen trek ik alvast naar Walpole, één van de tracktowns verder naar het zuiden, om er de Tree Top Walk te bezoeken. Dat zou in de geburen moeten zijn... Hopelijk stopt de bus onderweg ook nog in Northcliffe en is het postkantoor dichtbij de bushalte zodat ik m’n fooddrop kan oppikken. Kwestie van m’n dieet niet te drastisch om te gooien he...

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Jun 19, 2010 - The official end of the Bibb Track Hike

Indien ik nog 2 weken rust, god weet waar, dan “verlies” ik wel erg veel tijd hier in WA. En geraak ik misschien niet rond als ik nog wat wil werken tussendoor. Maar het is met spijt in het hart dat ik na 30 dagen wandelen (inclusief rust), 563 km (+ extra’s), enkele kilo’s noodles, corned beef, wat meters mueslibars enkele emmers poedersoep en ander, “wandelvoedsel de end-2-end poging afbreek. Al had ik bijzonder graag Albany binnengewandeld en mezelf bij het clubje end-2-enders gevoegd. Het ging nochtans goed, mischien te goed? Nu ja, ik...

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Jun 18, 2010 - Rust in Pemberton, the sequel...

Vandaag doe ik niet veel meer dan zetelzitten, koken, eten, koken, eten, peinzen, koken, eten, de stoof en de keet heet stoken, tv kijken en wat lezen. Rust heet dat he... Tot een tiental jaar geleden was Pemberton het eindpunt van The Bibbulmun Track, als ik hier wat vroeger was terechtgekomen had ik het als het ware gehaald! De Aboriginals, ja ja... de indigenous people, die deze streek vroeger bevolkten waren van de Bibbulmun stam... Tovallig of niet...? Het was rond 1880 dat de eerste “white fellows” deze regionen gingen bevolken. In...

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Jun 17, 2010 - en terug naar Pemberton...

De pillen blijken geen paardenmiddel noch wonderspul te zijn, de kuit is niet veel beter. De bus is nu eenmaal geboekt en rusten kan evengoed in Pemberton, niet waar? De YHA Pemberton is trouwens veel aangenamer dan de Wander Inn hier in Bunburry. Check out om 1000 en dan terug met pak en zak naar de bushalte. De bus is zoals steeds stipt op tijd en om 1200 zijn we op weg naar Pemberton we houden net zoals tijdens de heenreis halt in Manjimup en bereiken om 0240, zoals gepland, Pemberton. Het bed in Pemberton had ik alvast e-mailsgewijs...

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