Camping

Marg on 30 June 2008

We are quickly getting used to not travelling, so much so that we have extended our stay here for a week and are now talking about another week. We can hear the ocean, have seen people catching fish in the river, just across the road, have yet to explore the National Park, have the car […]

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Marg on 29 June 2008

Whoopee! a great start to a more user-friendly blog site! Thanks Cam. More travelling, but we are now at Kalbarri (with a ‘K’, not a ‘C’, as I previously typed). It has been well worth the drive and days in the car, as, even though there are still a few showers, the temperature is in […]

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Marg on 26 June 2008

Our overnight stop at Wave Rock came at the right time, with the Magnet Men saying “are we there yet, “are we there yet, “are we there yet?” The only thing wrong was that it was so wet and cold they wouldn’t get out of the car! Therefore, they missed out being in any of […]

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Marg on 25 June 2008

Day 1 We left Esperance, shopped and arrived at Cape Arid at 10am – how good is that! Unfortunately, due to fire, only one camping area is open – Thomas River Shire Park. Great site, fireplace and table, loads of space, surrounded by a thicket of Meleulucas. A short walk to the Thomas River, which […]

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Marg on 21 June 2008

We seem to have been in the car the an eternity but in all, the kilos have totalled 3100 in seven days. We are now in Esperance, by the ocean, but only for the night, because tomorrow we have a short trip to Cape Arid National Park, which sounds fabulous. Now, about the Nullabour. Nullus […]

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Marg on 18 June 2008

Sunset and the fire at Kimba We left the Barossa Valley, passing the distinctive stone houses of this area, through, what looks like, country that has received its share of rain. No barren areas, as was our experience last time we went to the Flinders Ranges – brown land and animal skeletons all the way […]

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Marg on 16 June 2008

Started off at 8am and had quite an easy drive through very scenic country. No sign of the drought, with green hills and pastures all the way. Loads of cows and sheep, some of the sheep with twins and triplets. Visited Mt Monster Conservation Park (approx. 10kms before Keith), for a picnic lunch. A beautiful […]

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Marg on 15 June 2008

We had a very relaxing start to our holiday, using the Portsea ferry to take us to Queenscliff, cutting out the peak hour rush and tolls. The magnet men were so excited that they wanted to ride on the bonnet of the car! Russ had a trip down memory lane, as we headed for Wallacedale, […]

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