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Mar 10, 2014 - Peppermint Grove

We rode from Kings park down on to Mount Bay Road and around the water. We followed the path around the bays and visited Dalkeith where Lang Hancock had his house. Also the house that Gina Reinhart lived in before she got divorced, and which by all accounts she still owns. We got accosted on the beach by three little dogs who were indignant that we should be on their beach. Their owners told us who owned what along the beach. The beach was quite nice but nothing much to speak of. Overall it is a very nice area. We kept on going to...

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Mar 9, 2014 - Wesley Mission and Kings Park

We left the Central Caravan park this morning and parked at the 'back' of the city taking the blue cat bus into the centre. They have four different 'Cats'. Buses that take you free around the city. We visited the Wesley Mission where there were quite a lot of people, but probably the youngest would be around 35 or 40. It was a very regimented service of liturgy. We stayed there for the service and then afterwards we took the cat to the marina and had some lunch then went back to the Motorhome and drove to Kings Park. It is very nice there....

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Mar 8, 2014 - Into Perth again

Today we are going to get the washing done and do the police report online, then we'll set off tomorrow. After lunch We went into the city on the bus to see about a new phone for me and also to buy a new camera body. A man at Jb Hi-Fi told us about a place out of town called Leaderville. We went there on the train and discovered a very nice fresh fish restaurant called Kailis. The restaurant is very nice and the meal was delicious. We had garlic prawns and barramundi fish tails with roasted asparagus and potatoes. It was a really nice...

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Mar 7, 2014 - The Swan River

We were going to leave the caravan park this morning and we left the caravan park and went to a nearby boat ramp to put the boat in for a trip up the river. We got the boat down off the roof and set it up. I made lunch so we could have it on the boat and got everything ready. As we were about to take the boat down to the water I discovered that my red bag and the camera were missing. It turns out that someone had come while we were in and out of the Motorhome and stolen them. My phone and credit card were in there also. We reported the loss...

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Mar 4, 2014 - Bus to Perth

We decided to take the bus into the city and found our way to the Hay street mall stopping at the visitor centre. Also visiting the Apple store. We had lunch there and were able to find our way back on the bus, picking up some groceries from Woolworths in the city. It is a very people friendly place and we enjoyed it very much.

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Mar 1, 2014 - Open Doors

It has been very good to spend time with Helen and Paul this week but now it is time to leave. Today we went to listen to a presentation by Open Doors, an organisation which helps the persecuted church in many nations. It was a great presentation and we had lunch part way through. When we came out it was so hot we decided to go and veg at a caravan park with a swimming pool and ended up at the Central CP which is very central for getting into Perth. We got set up and went for a dip in the pool to cool off.

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Feb 24, 2014 - Helen and Paul's

This week we spent with Helen and Paul. It was lovely to see them and the kids again. They have lovely kids. Helen took us for a car ride to Kings Park and around the Alan Bond and Gina Reinhardt suburbs. Dalkeith etc. Kings Park is a lovely place to visit. It is high above Perth and has tremendous views over the city and the river. We had lunch there before heading home. Perth is a lovely city. We really enjoy it here.

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Feb 23, 2014 - Visiting Michael and Margie again

We again visited Michael and Margie and we all went out to dinner in a nearby village. We went to the Mexican. We had wanted to go to the Chinese duck restaurant but they were so full we decided not to wait, anyway the Mexican was very good. It is so lovely to see them again and spend some time with them. They have done an amazing job of renovating the garage into a spare room. We stayed overnight on their front lawn.

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Feb 23, 2014 - Up, Up and Away!

We awoke at 2:30 in the morning to catch our 6 AM Sunday flight to San Francisco. Fortunately our bags were checked all the way through to Perth. So, with a 12 hour layover, we decided to rent a car and drive to Lodi to have lunch with Velma Ferrero and her family. It helped break up the trip and we had a great lunch. At 7 PM, we boarded our Air New Zealand 747. Air New Zealand won a 2014 hospitality travel award and it was well-deserved. We had a nice dinner including wine after takeoff. And hot breakfast two hours before landing in...

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Feb 21, 2014 - From snow to sun

We both arrived back into Perth to beautiful summer weather. Me from Canada and David from India. After the snow and cold it is a welcome change. David arrived a couple of hours before me and was able to go and get the truck from the storage. We got a few supplies and went to the Perth Vineyards Caravan Park for a couple of nights rest. It's so good to be back together again in our little home. The weather is so nice and restful. We visited the pool to cool off. Sleeping and eating and resting and getting over jet lag.

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Feb 21, 2014 - Freemantle, Australia

Freemantle marked the end of the first leg of our back 2 back 2 back cruises. We decided not to book any excursions while in port as we were switching ship’s cabins and wanted to try to access the internet in town. If we had enough time, we would perhaps pay a visit to the Freemantle prison. Many people from the ship went into Perth which is about hour from where we were docked. We hopped on the free shuttle which took us to downtown Freemantle and headed for the public library. Again a very frustrating experience. WiFi so slow that it was...

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Feb 17, 2014 - Great Southern write up

I am writing this from inside my tent at Waychinicup National Park on the south coast of WA. I will have to wait until I can find some wifi to actually post this. This area of WA is definitely off the grid. This will be my 4 th night in the tent and it has been such a good reminder of all the good things about camping - living simply, being in the bush, being in the quiet, lots of walking. Although it is off the grid, so I am not sure when I will actually post this. This is probably what helps make this one of the most unspoiled areas of...

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