Monthly Archives: August 2013

To Andamooka

Our original plans to explore Alice Springs and surrounding area on our way back had long been abandoned. We had run out of time. Kay and Bruce had contacted us and asked whether we would like to join them on … Continue reading

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Esperance to Port Augusta

It has been a while since my last post and I can’t see myself catching up soon. So here is a quick summary of our travels from Esperance onwards. We enjoyed a day out at the Cape Le Grand National … Continue reading

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To Kidnippy Rest Area

Travelling across the Nullarbor and the Great Australian Bight to Kidnippy Rest Area with a Kedron Caravan. Continue reading

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to Jilah Rockhole

Still catching up with my blog: 19th August 2013 We are still heading east – a long way to go yet. We passed Caiguna Blow Hole. As at most stops I checked tyre temperature on all 8 wheels and wheelhub … Continue reading

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Baxter Rest Area

Still catching up with my blog: 18th August 2013 We continued to make good progress along excellent roads. We stopped at Baxter Rest Area for the night. Again we managed to drive a fair bit off the road where we … Continue reading

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Esperance to Ten Mile Rocks

Still catching up with my blog: 17th August 2013 From Esperance we headed north to Norseman on a fairly poor bitumen road. In Norseman we just stopped to refuel and then headed east towards the Nullarbor. The road here was … Continue reading

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Cape Le Grand

17th August 2013 I am trying to catch up with the days that I didn’t blog. Exactly one month ago, we drove from Esperance to Cape Le Grand, leaving the Kedron in the caravan park. At the entrance to the … Continue reading

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Esperance – Scenic Drive

We left Mason Bay heading further east on dirt roads. We hadn’t gone far when we came across a sign ‘road damage – slow down’. There was quite a bit of water over the road and I couldn’t really see … Continue reading

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Mason Bay

We left Stirling Range National Park heading South East towards the coast. From Hopetoun the road is no longer bitumen and we let the pressure in the tyres down to cope better with the rough road. The weather was constantly … Continue reading

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Porongurup National Park

From our campground in the Stirling Range National Park it wasn’t far to the Porongurup National Park. We left the Kedron behind to travel to the ‘Tree in the rocks’ area of the National Park. Beautiful flowers greeted us not … Continue reading

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Stirling Range National Park

From Denmark we drove via Mt Barker to the Stirling Range National Park. The drive was mainly through farming country – here canola fields with a backdrop of the Stirling Range. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo)   As we arrived in … Continue reading

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Denmark – William Bay National Park

On Friday we went for a scenic drive along the Scotsdale Scenic Drive which took us into the hinterland of Denmark, through Kari Forest, grazing properties and vineyards to the William Bay National Park on the Southern Ocean Shore. The … Continue reading

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Denmark – Wilson Inlet

 In the afternoon of our first day in Denmark, we went for a drive checking out various spots along the Wilson Inlet. Lesley’s photos This is the bar that separates the Wilson Inlet from the Southern Ocean. The area is … Continue reading

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Albany

On our second day in Denmark we went for a drive to Albany. Before getting into the town, we explored the amazing coast. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo)                       … Continue reading

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Denmark

After the tree top walk it was not very far to Denmark. We arrived early afternoon and it definitely was time for lunch. The first place we came across looked inviting and we went in for lunch at Ravens. What … Continue reading

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Valley of the Giants

On our way to Denmark we detoured to the Valley of Giants. When we arrived at the Tree Top Walk a fine drizzle was in the air. This is a truly amazing experience to walk up these giant ramps until … Continue reading

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Walpole

We left Shannon National Park and drove towards Walpole. There still was intermittent rain. Shortly before Walpole we saw a sign for a lookout, in the middle of the forest. What could there be to see from here? A short … Continue reading

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Shannon National Park

It was time to leave the Margaret River area and head towards the south coast of Western Australia. We stopped in Pemberton to have a look around. Pemberton is a Mill town. Therefore it is no surprise that most of … Continue reading

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Big Valley Farm Stay – reposted

We stayed at Big Valley Farm Stay for a week. This was an excellent spot to leave the van and tour the region around Margaret River. It was good to be on a farm. (Lesley’s photo) The drive into the … Continue reading

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Cowaramup and Vasse Felix – reposted

On Saturday we planned to go to lunch at Vasse Félix, the first vineyard in the Margaret River region. The restaurant has a great reputation and we treated ourselves to the lunch as a birthday lunch for Lesley. We were … Continue reading

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Bridgetown roundtrip

Kedron had sent a replacement starter module for our fluorescent light to Bridgetown which had not arrived when we travelled through Bridgetown. Australia Post called us that the parcel had arrived. It was a 360km round trip to collect it, … Continue reading

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West Coast – Margaret River to Cape Naturaliste

Having explored the coast South of the Margaret River the previous day, we set out to explore the coast to the North of the Margaret River. First stop Gracetown. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) This is from a lookout … Continue reading

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West Coast – Augusta to Margaret River

After lunch at the Augusta Bakery we headed north. But instead of returning the way we came down to Augusta, we took the caves road and deviated to the coast whenever we saw an opportunity. All along the scenery is … Continue reading

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Cape Leeuwin

We left Big Valley in beautiful sunshine to drive down to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, leaving the Kedron at the farm. Although a short drive, we experienced all sort of weather on the way down. We had overcast skies, fog, … Continue reading

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Margaret Rivers – Cheers tour

It was Lesley’s birthday and for a special treat we joined a Cheers Wine Tour through the Margaret River area. http://www.cheerstours.com/ This was a great way to spend a day around Margaret River and taste the specialities of the region. … Continue reading

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Finally on the move again. We didn’t leave on Saturday and stayed an additional night as it was very wet and winds up to 100km/h were forecast. Saturday afternoon it cleared and we were able to dry out everything and … Continue reading

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Goomalling Caravan Park – Campfires

We intended to stay in Goomalling just for three days – this extended to two weeks, partly because of the friendly atmosphere of the caravan park, but also because we realised there was much more to be seen in the … Continue reading

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Goomalling – Fundraising Devonshire Tea and Lunch

Every second Monday, a fund raising Devonshire Tea as well as a lunch is put on in the old railway station by a community group in Goomalling. On the Monday that we were there it was the United Church’s turn. … Continue reading

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