Our trip to Cervantes and Jurien Bay - North of Perth April 13th 2011 Due to the opening of the new Indian Ocean Drive (Sept '10) it is now only a couple of hours drive from Perth to the mid west of WA. Although only 250klms from here it is a different world. Before the road opened these small towns existed due to the Rock Lobster and fishing industry. After the first 100klms there is nothing but open roads and bush.
Our destination, Cervantes - population 503, ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cervantes Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
We are Mike and Nita currently living in Dorset.
Having decided we would like to do some travelling and not really the backpacking or camping type we decided to try our hand at house swapping. We joined a couple of web sites for the over 50s - www.seniorhomeexchange.com and www.homeexchange50plus.com and we are off!
We travel to South Africa on February 11th. We move onto Perth, Western Australia on the 5 March, not returning to Dorset until 28 May. Rather than send lots of emails we thought a blog might be a better way of keeping in touch with friends and family.
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