Monthly Archives: August 2016

Day 80 – Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

19th August, 2016. Leaving Kalbarri, we drove east towards the North West Coastal Highway which would take us north to Carnarvon from there we would head further east towards the Kennedy Ranges National Park. We had already decided not to … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri River Gorges

16th August, 2016. With a beautiful day in the offing, we decided to visit all the river gorges in the National Park, starting with those farthest away and work our way back towards town. First was Hawks Head with an … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri Coast 2

We spent our second day in Kalbarri NP exploring the river gorges, the third day was rainy and windy all day so on our final day which was windy but fine, we decided to return to complete the coast walks. … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri Coast 1

15th-18th August, 2016 There is no free camping in Kalbarri and, as we like to be flexible in our travelling, we rarely book ahead unless there is no other option. Arriving at a caravan park recommended to us, we found … Continue reading

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Day 76 – Northampton WA

15th August, 2016. We said our farewells to Bev and Frans again as they were moving on to follow the wildflowers while we were finally heading to Geraldton to collect my long awaited glasses. For our last evening together we … Continue reading

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Days 73-75 – Ellendale Pool

12th August, 2016. It was a pretty drive from Three Springs north to Mingenew and then we were once again on roads already travelled until we got to Dongara. The monument that Erich wanted to photograph was easily found right … Continue reading

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Days 71 & 72 – Three Springs

10th & 11th August, 2016. We parted company with Bev and Frans as they were going to Dongara to have their vehicle serviced and, as we were still waiting for my new glasses to arrive in Geraldton, we headed further … Continue reading

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Day 69 – The Pinnacles

8th August, 2016. During our stay at Lake Indoon we decided to make a day trip south to The Pinnacles which Erich last visited with his father in the early 1980s. It is quite a stunning natural phenomenon formed by … Continue reading

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Days 67-70 – Lake Indoon

6th-9th August, 2016. It was just a short drive from Cliff Head to Lake Indoon and we were lucky to find a good campsite to fit both rigs right above the lake shore. Our first sighting of a Fan Tailed … Continue reading

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Days 65 & 66 – Cliff Head

4th-5th August, 2016. Unfortunately, as predicted, light rain began falling overnight. By morning there had been an exodus of other campers leaving just us, Bev and Frans and people in a camper trailer. We debated whether to chance staying but … Continue reading

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Day 64 – Coalseam Conservation Park

3rd August, 2016. Leaving Mullewa and turning on to the road leading to Mingenew, we found another exhibit on the Art Drive Mid West route. Recycled old tyres made to look like teacups filled with wildflowers not yet in bloom. … Continue reading

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Day 63 – Mullewa Last Impressions

2nd August, 2016. There was not much left for us to see around Mullewa but Erich photographed a few of the buildings and then we went for another drive out to have a look at the Wreath Flowers north of … Continue reading

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Day 62 – Mullewa Day Trip

1st August, 2016. There are a number of interesting walks and drives that can be taken from Mullewa and we chose to do two of them that day. But first Erich was out early for his “oil pulling” walk. It … Continue reading

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Day 61 – Mullewa Wildflower Trail

31st July, 2016. The day started out nice and sunny with a gentle breeze, perfect for doing the washing, or so I, and a number of other people at the caravan thought. Within an hour, the rains came along with … Continue reading

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Day 60 – Geraldton

30th July, 2016. As it appeared that my glasses cannot be repaired, we drove back to Geraldton to organise a new pair at OPSM. For once it was a quick procedure with my prescription being available on their central database … Continue reading

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Day 59 – Mullewa

29th July, 2016. Today’s mission was to locate the unique Wreath Flower. The Visitor Centre in Mullewa had given us directions to their location north of Pindar, an abandoned town some 30kms west of Mullewa. Before we got to the … Continue reading

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Days 57 & 58 – Mullewa

27th & 28th July, 2016. As our mail had arrived in Mt Magnet, it was time to move on from Cue. Our destination today was the small town of Mullewa “in the heart of the wildflower country”, to quote the … Continue reading

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