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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Augusta January 19th 2014

...and we are on the road again Had such a great time at the vineyard. Packing and picking 6 1/2 tonnes of blueberries, dreaming about berries at night, working up to 9 hours a day, because when the berries are ripe there is no holding back. Great people to work for and work with. New friendships made and it was somewhat sad to pack up and leave. Spent my birthday camping at the vineyard, on “castle hill”, spent Christmas with the Managers at the wonderful vineyard homestead and Geof finally got his cold Christmas ham and salads and home-baked cakes and ….. we had a beaut thistle Christmas tree in the bush and I played my Ukulele Christmas songs over and over. New Year we watched the Sydney fireworks on TV because not much banging going ... read more
Geof the writer
birthday
my indian birthday dinner

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Warnbro January 6th 2014

photos from Phi phi island and Aus mates... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City December 28th 2013

Hey guys, Hope everyone had a great xmas! So I think i am up to leaving Bangkok heading to Australia. We got to Brissy and stayed with our mates Amz and Mat (I used to work with amz at Aon years ago) for a week and the first thing they feed us was a BBQ it was amazing!, no more pad thai's!. It was fun until we found out they were doing this shake diet thing, so they never ate meals with us, totally the wrong time of year to be starting that crazy nonsense. Mats Uncle suddenly died on a tractor accident so we looked after the cat while they flew back to NZ. The 2nd week we were there we stayed with my mate Vanessa (paremata girl) and got to catch up with mouse ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth December 24th 2013

Hi all, How can it feel like Christmas, tomorrow "Christmas Day" is supposed to be 30 degree's C, so I thought I would just rub it in, though our thoughts drift back to the UK where its cold, dark, windswept. Forget that, as Morecambee and Wise said, (Bring me Sunshine) We are house sitting in Perth at the moment and will be here until 6 January, when we go to our 80 day house sit. Now the lady who's house sit we are doing, has said that if we would like visitors from the UK or any where for that matter then, that would be fine. So now is the time to step up to the plate and put your money where your mouth is, get yourself a flight to Australia and come and stay with ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark December 16th 2013

….. its nearly the end of yet another year in human counting terms. Time is a strange thing indeed. Sometimes there seems oodles of it other times it appears like the seconds just run through our fingers at an amazing pace. But here we are looking back and looking forward and most importantly being right here, right now. Whilst travelling we have been bombarded with beauty and surprises continuously. The senses get overstretched at times and it happens that we get a bit blaze, desensitised about another beautiful vista, another breathtaking sunset. So it's good to stop somewhere for a while and contemplate, say over a blueberry, get back to the small things in life and find appreciation within. Hence we are now working at a pleasant vineyard near the hamlet of Mt Barker. Biiig Vineyard ... read more
that's how windy it is over here
Perth
our camp at Fremantle. We got a free cabin

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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia December 16th 2013

Hey all, How about this as a vehicle to travel around Australia In, people we know in the Toyota Landcruiser club Kym and Floretta Parker, did exactly this and for 8 years, how about that. The coach was purchased from a coach company in Victoria (as a standard coach) and they converted it to become their home for this mammoth trip, which included removing all the existing seats and other decor and completely fitting it out and completely cutting off the roof and raising it 7 inches. They gave us the grand tour over the weekend and I have to say it was awesome, we obviously compared travel notes on both of our adventures, though obviously the coach would not quite go where Jack can go as it is 40 Ft long and it weighs 22 ... read more
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View to the front
The bedroom

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Mandurah December 15th 2013

Hi Everyone, We thought we would firstly send our Christmas felicitations to you all where ever you are in the world and hope you all have a great and safe time. It is appreciated that Kangaroojack’s blog factory has not been that busy of late, but we find it really difficult to write when we are not travelling, it just seems there is no visual stimulation, to record, but we are going to do a bit of a round up, in this blog and give you an update of what has been going on. We left Canberra on the 18th May and went and stayed on the farm, helping Helen recoup after being run over, by one of the Landcruisers, in between doing minor chores on the farm, it gave us time to prepare Jack and ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Coral Bay December 9th 2013

Well, as you all know, I have returned to England by now but the blogs aren't done! I still have a few left up my sleeve to get out to you and let you know what other adventures I got up to in all that time off... Get ready for some reading, as these will be longer than usual while I finish up my travel experiences... Last time we spoke, I had left Fremantle and had started my little jaunt up the west coast. I visited Cervantes and the pinnacles, pillars of limestone that rise out from the desert floor. Formed over millions of years (apparently!), they are pretty cool to wander around between the sand dunes and see the various shapes and sizes. From there, I took off on the road, the windows down and ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Mandurah December 5th 2013

Hi all, Before you read to much further, please ask yourself this question. (A) Have I just eaten, if you have then don’t read any further until you food has settled. (B) Do I have a cast Iron stomach, (Then read on immediately). Let’s go back about 10 months to start with, Caroline and I were on our favourite farm, Woodstock, beetling around as usual and bam, I have a fly, fly in to my ear and its intermittently buzzing and flapping its wings. It’s a horrible feeling, it makes you feel completely disoriented. I ask Caroline to have a look and she peers in to the darkness, I was going to write that she could hear it buzzing, but I honestly cannot remember, I tell Helen who is always completely non-fazed, totally calm and able ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth November 29th 2013

From Albany we headed back north towards Perth stopping at Wave Rock! Quite an unusual rock formation and worth seeing. The lovely summer weather is back with a vengeance so the jeans and polar fleeces have been stashed away thank goodness! We camped in the small town of Kulin where we were impressed with the fantastic sports stadium and hydro slide complex for a place of its size. On speaking to a local it would seem that a very generous childless couple left the town $1,500,000 and the council has wisely spent only the interest on structures that benefit the whole community. The locals are immensely proud and who wouldn’t be. Kulin also is trying very hard to put itself on the map with strong advertising to entice tourist to visit their town to observe “The ... read more
The Gloucester Tree - Huge former firewatch Karri tree
Attempting to climb it - Not!
Tin Horse Highway - Kulin




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