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Nov 10, 2016 - Kundip to Quagi Beach (about 71 k from Esperance)

Before leaving Kundip we took the dogs for quite a long walk along one of the tracks in the bush. We found a few old railway sleepers, the site for the railway siding and a few bits of old brick and mortar where buildings would have been once upon a time, but the old town is pretty well taken over by bush these days. Our next stop was Quagi Beach. We had decided to have a look to see if it was OK to stay the night and if it wasn’t, stop to have some lunch before driving the next 70k or so to Esperance. Well, it has turned out to be another...

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Nov 9, 2016 - Bremer Bay to Kundip roadside stop (about 19k from Ravensthorpe)

After such a beautiful day yesterday, we woke up to rain this morning! The weather is certainly changeable in this part of the world! So, after breakfast we had some quite wet bits and pieces to pack up but were on the road by our usual 10am. The weather cleared a little while we were on the road but we did drive through intermittent showers. Our aim was to get to Ravensthorpe, have a look around and decide if that’s where we were going to stay the night. It didn’t look too appealing when we got there, so decided to drive 19k south on the...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Out of Albany, into exciting Ravensthorpe

26th September The weather was blowing a gale yet again with showers. Carol and I decided that the movies were a good option. Greg and Trevor had other plans so didn't join us. We chose The Sapphires which we enjoyed. This replica of the Brig Amity was built in the mid 1970s. The Brig reached Princess Royal Harbor on Christmas Day 1826, no one was put ashore until next morning. The settlement party comprised 23 convicts[mostly tradesman] 18 rank and file soldiers, a sergeant, captain, a surgeon, a storekeeper and commander with stores...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Ravensthorpe for the night

Well, well, well, here we are in Ravensthorpe. Seems a small progressive town, has everything for the traveller. It’s a rustic yet comfortable if expensive Van Park. We were going to stay 2 nights but will move on tomorrow as we can’t get into Esperance early without stuffing around so we’ll stop overnight closer to Esperance. Yesterday I did get my haircut eventually and found the “Sparkplug” on Mount Melville where the view is over Albany. Gracie found a dog park and played with an Afghan hound for a while. The weather has turned...

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Apr 26, 2012 - Another liesurely start to the day

Left the caravan park at 9.30am. Odometer read 82,879km T'Ann. A nice slow drive down to Esperance. It wasn't until we were about 120kms from Esperance that the country started to get a green tinge to it. Arrived 3.30pm, settled in, coupla beers and a walk along the waterfront saw me out. Tomorrow is another day.

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Oct 10, 2010 - Ravensthorpe/Hopetoun

Ravensthorpe/Hopetoun 10 & 11 October From Albany we travelled to Ravensthorpe which is located in farming country inland about 60kms from the coast between Albany and Esperance. We arrived around lunch time and booked into the only caravan park in town. There is a nickel mine about 20kms east of the town toward Esperance which has not long been reopened. Crops in the area looked great so it should be a profitable harvest for them this year. Ravensthorpe, or Ravey as the locals call it, is a small town with a primary school and basic...

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Trip Journal

Scarr Family 2010

Jun 15, 2008 - 15th June, Albany

Sadly the epic is now over, we're back in sunny(?) Albany after a great couple of days over in Esperance catching up with family and re-aquainting myself with the Esperance golf course. It's been a thoroughly enjoyable 13 weeks exploring this great country of ours, a real learning experience camping and discovering as we travelled. It's been a pleasure sharing our photos and travels with family and friends, and big thanks to all those who emailed in with positive feedback. hello to all of our online friends. it's me, Terri, and i am still...

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