Monthly Archives: July 2013

Goomalling to Northam drive

We have driven into Northam from Goomalling a number of times. It is just 45km on good roads through wheatbelt country. Yesterday on our last drive into Northam (we plan to leave tomorrow – but we are known to change … Continue reading

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Goomalling – a day of geocaching

    We looked up the geocaches available in the area around Goomalling and set out to find a number of them on a round trip. Gabby Quoi Quoi Lookout First stop was at the Gabby Quoi Quoi Lookout. This … Continue reading

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Goomalling – geocaching

There are 24 geocaches within a 50km radius of Goomalling. Not a bad spot to base yourself if you are interested in geocaching. You don’t know about geocaching? It is a strange activity. People hide caches and then they tell … Continue reading

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Goomalling – Slater Homestead

The Slater Homestead is just 2km east of Goomalling. We visited on Sunday Morning and were greeted by Councillor Wendy Williams. She gave us a tour of the homestead, told us about the history of the homestead and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Goomalling – Water Wise Garden

In between the road and the caravan park is the Goomalling Water Wise Garden. The garden was established by the community with water wise plants donated by members of the public. It is a lovely spot for a stroll, looking … Continue reading

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Goomalling – historic walk, Jennacubbine, Toodyay

We decided to stay two more nights in Goomalling. As our third day basically was a washout, we didn’t get a chance to go for the historic walk through town. We also had run out of gas in one of … Continue reading

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Goomalling/Northam/Toodyay

On our way to Goomalling we stopped in the small town of Yelbeni in front of the museum. We stopped because we had heard an unusual noise coming from the right hand side of the vehicle. We wanted to check … Continue reading

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Beringbooding Rock Day 3

We woke to heavy fog. Everything outside was damp from the moisture in the air. Not a day to do the washing, nor even to go outside. The fog cleared late morning and it turned out quite a nice day, … Continue reading

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Elachbutting Rock

Leaving the Kedron behind, we went for a drive to Elachbutting Rock. It was a grey, overcast day with rain imminent. On the way to Elachbutting Rock, we disturbed this bird in the middle of the road. (Lesley’s photo) I … Continue reading

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Beringbooding Rock

It wasn’t far to Beringbooding Rock where we were the only campers when we arrived. We soon chose a site and set up camp. As we were planning to stay here for 3 nights we put out the awning so … Continue reading

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Eaglestone Rock

We arrived at Eaglestone Rock early afternoon. We set up camp close to the entrance in view of the Eaglestone Rock as well as Lake Brown, a salt lake that currently has water in it. We debated whether we should … Continue reading

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To Eaglestone Rock

From Cadoux we drove to Koorda. Lesley went to the shire office to enquire about the Koorda Wildflower Park which is a bit of a drive outside of town . ‘There wouldn’t be many flowers out, as we haven’t had … Continue reading

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New Norcia

In the laundry of the Keswick Convention Centre I picked up a map of the Northern Wheat Belt. I had never been in this area and it sounded interesting. By coincidence, Lesley had thought about this area as well as … Continue reading

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Perth area – part 4 – Mandurah

I had read about a scenic drive starting in Armadale. I thought it would be a nice area to explore the slopes of the range. Once again we were in need of a map. The Armadale Visitors Centre however is … Continue reading

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Perth area – part 3, Swan Valley, Guildford

I have fond memories of visiting the Swan Valley with my father many years ago. He really enjoyed the area and thought the Swan Valley wineries and scenery were more interesting than Margaret River. In part I think this relates … Continue reading

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Perth Area – part 2 City Beach, Fremantle

We had to pick up some stuff from Osborne Park. We combined this with a trip to the beach and Fremantle. We headed along Scarborough Beach Road and hit the coast at Scarborough. There certainly has been some change around … Continue reading

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Perth Area – part 1

Friday 28th of June to 8th of July 2013 This morning we left the Perth area after having spent 10 nights at the Keswick Convention Centre. In part it was a place to organise a number of things, in part … Continue reading

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To Perth via York

Friday, 28th of June 2013 When I ventured outside on this Friday morning, one of my shoes was missing. No real hardship – it was a cheap Croc imitation. Still quite annoying – I can’t hop along with only one … Continue reading

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Kokerbin Rock – day 2 part 2

Thursday 27th of June 2013 I am not quite sure what I am taking a picture of. I tried to find a photo with the same time stamp. Nothing I could find would justify this camera position. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s … Continue reading

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Kokerbin Rock – day 2 part 1

Thursday 27th of June 2013 Today’s plan was for a much more strenuous walk – take the track around the rock and also get up to the summit, 122 meters above the plain below. All up probably 9km, but the … Continue reading

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Kokerbin Rock – day 1

Wednesday 26th of June 2013 We left Coolgardie heading further west along the Great Eastern Highway. The scenery gradually changed from tall trees and shrubs along the road to wheat growing areas. The stubble left after the harvest is a … Continue reading

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Coolgardie

Wednesday 26th of June 2013 We managed quite an early start. We had packed everything away the previous night as we expected rain over night. It did rain over night but cleared up by the morning. Driving towards Coolgardie we … Continue reading

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