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Mar 15, 2014 - Brigadoon

Saturday, Mar. 15 We spent the weekend in Brigadoon with our friends Vicki and Ross. Brigadoon is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is in the City of Swan local government area. It sits on the edge of the Darling Scarp adjacent to the entrance to the Avon Valley through which the Avon River flows. The Bells Rapids is a popular viewing location for the annual Avon Descent whitewater race. Their home is located on the hills with lots of bush around and a wonderful view of Perth in the distance. We went for a bush walk in the hills that...

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Sep 2, 2012 - Kings Park

2nd September Because it is fathers day Carol and I thought the guys would love to see the wildflowers in bloom lol. Actually it is our last opportunity to visit Kings Park. Tomorrow we are heading to Bunbury for a week. The day started our very sunny, then the clouds came across. By early afternoon the sun was out. Trusting our GPS we have decided to head to Kings Park. Finally arriving after a few detours. The views of Perth from the park are amazing. The wildflowers are worth the visit. We have been lucky enough to see the...

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Sep 2, 2012 - An afternoon in the park

Father’s Day, sons called at 0530 though I was asleep and missed calls until 0715, they had forgotten that the west is behind the eastern states by 2 hours….. Washed the sheets and did some shopping had luncheon and drove into Kings Park to see the wildflowers. Brandon was our guide and he found a most interesting route….. Oh Giles and I have come to blows (he couldn’t find the Midland shops) and Karen (the Aussie chick) has returned as our navigator… Its spectacular to see massed plantings of them as well as all the endangered species...

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Sep 1, 2012 - It really can't be 40 years - can it?

As it turned out we had no trouble finding an expensive eatery for our 40th Anniversary lunch. I was ill-informed plenty in Fremantle to choose from. Fluked car parks just down from the markets in a laneway and walked up to the markets for a wander around and exchanged some fresh fruit and veg for our money. Then we spotted a free blue bus and hoped on for a lap and a half which dropped us off just round the corner from where the cars were parked. Then found “The Monk” for lunch and it was very upmarket, trendy and suited our youthful...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Whiteman Park & Fremantle

31st August Heading out to Whiteman Park this morning where we will be meeting up with fellow travellers. The sun is shining, after getting a picnic lunch ready we head off. Once at the park the clouds quickly build up. There are plenty of covered areas around the park. By lunchtime the showers had started. Whiteman Park is 25 minutes from Perth. There are lots of activities to keep you busy or you can relax in the cafe. Wander around the many shops, the lolly shop was a favourite for everyone. Throughout the park they have Caversham...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Ticked off my bucket list....

Weevil organised a day at Whiteman Park for us to meet , greet and eat with a group of fellow Baby Boomers from WA (Sand Gropers). Whiteman Park is the Perth equivalent of National Park in Sydney except that entry is free (including BBQ’s) and you pay for activities like the lolly shop and the Tram rides. A great crowd turned up and it was good to put faces to names and vice versa. Before we got going Gnome spotted a group of power dressed clipboard holders wandering around the Van Park, I despatched Hyacinth to the toilets to try and get...

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Aug 30, 2012 - A day out in Perth

29th August We have just discovered that the caravan park is on the flight path for Perth International Airport. Wonder why that is not mentioned in their advertisements. So after a restless night we have the sun shining, once the domestics are finished we are off to the chocolate factory. First on the agenda, Tasting the chocolate. Lucky for us the bus tours haven't arrived yet so there is plenty for us to try. After a lovely lunch of quiche and salad followed by an ice cream, we will call into the wine and cheese tasting on the way...

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Aug 30, 2012 - A day on the town

Dropped Gracie of to day care early morning so we could venture into Perth. Finding parking at Midland station was no problem for me The Gnomes had to drive at least 200 metres down the line. It’s only 25 mins to Perth but the trains are really very fast trams on their own right of way still it was a quick quiet trip. We had been advised by Mr Weevil to suss out the “Seniors Centre” at Perth Station and had Morning Tea there, good value for money and the toilets are clean. Then it was a walk downtown along the Murray St Mall and caught a...

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Aug 29, 2012 - Chocolate, Cheese & wine

After a quick trip “down town’ to Midland for a few essentials we ended up at the Chocolate Factory for Luncheon. The meals we were unanimous about, they were very nice. Not a peppermint cream to be seen but guess who is getting some dark choc ginger for Father’s Day??? Someone I know bought a HUGE freckle.... It’s always interesting to watch the free samples at these places. Here there are 3 huge bowls with dark, white and milk choc buttons in each with a teaspoon to lift out a “sample” for consumption. I had 3 or 4 “serves” just to ensure...

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Aug 27, 2012 - On the way to Swan Valley

28th August After a scenic drive down the Indian Ocean drive we have arrived in Perth. Staying in Swan Valley 18km from the city. We are staying in the Swan Valley Tourist Park till Monday. Amenities are clean, grass surrounds instead of red dirt sites. Very basic. On our way we had a stop at Nilgen lookout. Lovely views of the ocean and farmland. The colours of the wildflowers are amazing. Next stop was Lancelin. The main industry is cray fishing with a hundred registered boats. There is a permanent population of 600. A lovely small...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Its Raining in Perth

Here we are in Perth sort of, we are 18km from the city centre in the Swan Valley 2 km from the chocolate factory next to the wildlife park. Unfortunately this caravan park is one reason to make even the most relaxed Grey Nomad decide to free camp. We received a 16% discount due to our Acclaim Card but full fare is $40 a night. It’s one of those places with a flash façade and not much else (except its location) to recommend it. It’s tired, neglected and generally rundown. The amenities are old but clean but the rest of the place needs to be...

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