2008

Marg on 17 September 2008

Massive apologies for the time taken to say that we have actually arrived home. Sunday to be exact, but there have been so many issues to deal with and so much to do, that the blog came a bad LAST! The busy Clare Valley meant we only stayed one night, but in the afternoon of […]

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Once we arrived in South Australia, we broke up the trip by lunching at Denial Bay, 20kms west of the quarantine checkpoint.  We bought two dozen oysters for dinner, and restocked our vegie crisper at Ceduna – where you have to pay practically double for fruit and veg.  Russ had his oysters ‘Mornay’ and I […]

Continue reading about SA – Mt Remarkable National Park – Aligator Gorge

Marg on 8 September 2008

Post from Russ Had a great time with John and Katie and their three wonderful girls. It was good to spend time with such a happy family. Marg had lots of catchup chats with Katie and loved being with the kids (and Katie of course). I had many good conversations with John over the time […]

Continue reading about Coolgardie and Start of Trip Back

Marg on 4 September 2008

We are camped 17 kms south of Badgingarra at Waddi, on a farm, set up with a caravan park, kitchenettes and chalets. Day 1 was an easy one, relaxing under the eucalypts, enjoying the scenery and going for a long, but hilly bike ride. Day 2 started by travelling back to Badgingarra, with a 4 […]

Continue reading about Badgingarra National Park

Marg on 1 September 2008

We drove to Cervantees today to see The Pinnacles. The Pinnacles Desert is a landscape of limestone pillars, that was formed many thousands of years ago, although geologists are still divided as to how the limestone formed into columns – creating the pinnacles. Quoting from the brochure – “Some believe that the limestone between the […]

Continue reading about Nambung National Park (The Pinnacles)

Marg on 31 August 2008

Jurien is a very small town approx. 200kms north of Perth, with their footy grand final on this weekend – red and white streamers and balloons in the shops and a couple of blackboards wishing their lads the best. We are right on the beach, with white sand, but our interests are still taking us […]

Continue reading about Jurien – The Nature Study Class Continues

Marg on 29 August 2008

After a great week here it is time to leave for Jurien Bay, where we will do several day trips to National Parks, reported to have a diversity of flora unequalled in the world! Yesterday we went to Depot Hill again, as well as White Gums Nature Reserve, looking for the Blue China orchid. No […]

Continue reading about Last Day at Western Flora Caravan Park

Marg on 27 August 2008

Sorry guys, but more about wildflowers and orchids. The night before last, Russ went on a guided walk with other campers, with Allan giving everyone remarkable information about native plants, pollination, germination etc. etc. Russ came home, after three hours, stimulated and excited by all this amazing information. Botanists, scientists, entomologists, native bee specialists, people […]

Continue reading about Western Flora – Eneabba – What a Place!

Marg on 27 August 2008

A post from Russ The Magno Men were really interested in, and enjoyed watching the bits of the Olympics we were able to watch, so they decided to stage their own games today. We didn’t have much time as we had to go out on a drive, but they fitted in some activities – Gumnut […]

Continue reading about Enabba Magnolympics

Marg on 24 August 2008

What an incredible journey this morning – we were so lucky to hear where the orchids were on the radio, whilst in Geraldton. Allan & Lorraine Tinker own this amazing 160 acre park, abutting another nature reserve. The owners of 10 vehicles met up this morning and set off for an exciting and rewarding experience. […]

Continue reading about Tag-along at Western Flora Caravan Park