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Jan 2, 2015 - Margaret River and back to Perth

We have just returned from a magical stay on the Southwest coast of Western Australia. Our main camp was at a marvelous house in a Winery owned by Lizzie and Mark's friends. We were woken up every morning by laughing and very loud Kookaberras. We spent a few days further south at a beautiful bed and breakfast where masses of kangaroos gathered in the evenings. Jeff drove brilliantly back to Margaret on the left side of the road while Beth navigated with "gentle" reminders of "On the left, on the left." Luckily, we also had a GPS with a very...

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Dec 25, 2014 - Merry Christmas from Perth

Jeff and I are happily in Perth celebrating Christmas and New Years with Beth's first cousin, Lizzie Warburton, and wonderful family. We are having such a lovely time and so happy to be here. We just took a summer walk on the Indian ocean where everyone was in shorts or bathing suits. People were swimming, walking dogs and jogging. Someone brought a Christmas tree decorated with blue Christmas balls to the beach. The sunset was beautiful. Tomorrow, we head south to Margaret River and to Denmark, Australia. We will have very limited...

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Nov 30, 2014 - Perth & Fremantle

After leaving Ellendale Pool we headed into Jurien Bay where we caught up with our friend Sue and her dogs Milly and Henry in the 5th wheeler. We enjoyed our time together particularly walking along the lovely sandy beach and watching sky divers jumping out of planes and landing on the beach. Pete went fishing for squid several times without much luck, however his fishing mate (our new neighbour) caught two squid which he gave to Pete. Lucky us. Whilst there the skies opened and we felt rain on our heads for the first time in five months....

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Nov 13, 2014 - Perth, Western Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia with a population of about 2 million – nearly 75% of the state’s residents. Originally founded in 1829 as the administrative center for the Swan River Colony, it became a city in 1856. The first European settlers landed at the mouth of the river but found no edible crops and fresh water to be 51 km (32 mi) away. So they moved the settlement upriver to where present-day Perth lies. The city’s population increased substantially as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the...

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Trip Journal


2014-Australia

Nov 6, 2014 - An Asian Getaway

Hi Everybody, You were probably expecting a trip journal out of me for this short little getaway to Singapore and Hong Kong. Wrong, this was more a trip accompanying daughter Megzy on her work trip to Singapore and then on to her first trip to Hong Kong and Mainland China. It will therefore be brief. First two weeks away were spent with John in Perth visiting with daughter Lani and hubby Basem while John replaced their totally worn out carpet with some great new laminated flooring. I am sure it is going to be much easier for lani to care...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Day 34 & 35 - Dublin to Perth

Our last day in Ireland today. We caught up to Dermot before he headed off to work. Had breakfast and gave the car a bit of a clean before we packed and set off for the airport. We dropped through Malehide on the way however only to look in the shops, not to see the castle. Another pretty village. Stopped off to fill the car, had a coffee and some morning tea and then on to the airport. We found the hire car drop off area easily and caught the shuttle bus to the airport terminal. We were about 3 hours early so wandered around upside for a...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Day 1 and 2 - Perth to Dubai

Well, it's finally arrived. Time to head off on our long- awaited trip to Ireland. We are having a couple of nights in Dubai in the way to break up the trip so that should be interesting. Kylie and the kids took us to the airport after a quick dinner at Wah Sun, Sarah's favourite Chinese restaurant. We checked in with plenty of time to spare (not a surprise to those of you who know Pete although I have say, I now make sure I have plenty of time to spare before my flights- he's trained me well). The flight left on time at 10:20pm and we were...

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May 14, 2014 - At home now - We did it!!

Monday 12th May Today as we are in Kalgoorlie and have decided to have a look around the town. First up we went to the Information Centre. The ladies gave us some ideas of what to see. So we went off driving around to have a look at the tourist sights. I also needed to find a windscreen repairer as I have managed to pick up a stone chip. I spoke to a company who said they could do the job and it would take about an hour. As we had heard that there was going to be a blast at the Superpit at 2pm, we said we would come back after the blast....

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Mar 27, 2014 - Perth, Australia

Pete has had a pretty eventful week, not all of it good. A couple of days ago, as he was finishing a rehearsal, his instrument stand with his new alto sax and his flute fell from a second-tier riser onto the floor from a height of about 8 feet. His flute was undamaged and his sax did not sustain any damage to the body of the instrument but the key mechanism was pretty badly bent. He has spent several hours working on it and it is working pretty well now. He has signed up to take a Rosetta Stone class in Japanese, and he is very much looking...

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Mar 17, 2014 - Churchlands

Mon. Mar. 17 It was our last morning in Brigadoon. We spent a lazy morning around the pool. Both Paul and Ross had a swim. Sadly, Vicki was back at work. Ross drove us to our next destination, Churchlands in Perth. Churchlands is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia approximately 8 km north-west of the CBD within the local government area of the City of Stirling. Churchlands is an expensive suburb with most homes built after the 1980s. This suburb became known as "Churchlands" after being purchased by the Roman Catholic Church in 1891 from...

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Mar 14, 2014 - Driving back to Melbourne & Flying to Perth

Today was a travel day. We took a faster route inland back to Perth since our Rental car had to be back by 2pm. The route was not as interesting as the coastal route. We hung out at the airport once we dropped the car off. We left for Perth at 5:45pm. The flight was 4 hours and the plane was not full. Paul was able to stretch out in a row of 4 seats. Since it was cloudy, we couldn't see much outside. We did get a lovely dinner and free drinks! We weren't expecting that!  We got into Perth in the evening and were met by our Katanning...

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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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