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May 17th 2015
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Caroline pretending she was a Possum
Simmo's Delicious Dilemma's 17/05/2015



Is it the end of an era I wondered as we sat outside Simmo's drinking coffee and having a cheeky ice cream this morning, well we were celebrating our lotto win!



Yesterday did not lend itself to doing an awful lot so we made the most of our downtime and as the weather was pulling in again for another rough evening, we couldn't be too bothered to get dressed up and go out for dinner so our best bet was to grab a takeaway pizza in town and head back to camp.

Before I had even got back in Roobie, Andy had a glass of Riesling poured for me, a bottle of beer for himself open and on the table sat next to the two pizza boxes. The wind was gently buffeting Roobie, I put the DVD on and we sat feeling nice and cosy watching The Great Gatsby.

It was all going well, we could see flashes of lightning through the skylight, not paying too much attention, and then the rain decided to just hurl itself out of the sky, it was so noisy I had to turn the TV up, but every time I turned it up the rain was competing, it got louder again, then as the rain slowed up I had to keep turning the TV down.

Before bedtime the thunder was starting to be noticeable, I tried not to pay too much attention, it kept trying but did not deter me from falling asleep. I was aware during the night that the storm raged outside, the rain was heavy but we were warm and dry.

Morning brought some sunshine, it was very wet outside but you could tell the morning would turn out to be nice, so instead of heading straight home, we thought we would check on Busselton Jetty and see if the train was running and if the Underwater Observatory was open.

With Roobie in tow we parked in caravan parking and headed up to the jetty, the sun was bright but the clouds threatened, it was open and today the sea was not so high and definitely not so rough, with our $3 each paid, we set off for the walk, no train today and no observatory, but the walk is a must.

The jetty was busy
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A light coating of rust as the train had chuffed down these tracks since Friday morning
with tourists like us, the locals having their Sunday morning exercise and of course the keen fishermen and women. There are a couple of points where the old jetty was still visible, the seagulls and shags were resting happily in the morning sunshine undisturbed by the tourists.

By now the day had warmed up, we had blue sky and the clouds were in the distance, over the ocean and toward Perth. It was a shame we couldn’t do the Observatory today, but we will next tme..

There was a whole section of jetty that only had fencing on one side, I wondered if this was were the supply ship used to come in, another section of the jetty had plaques commemorating lives and noting that plenty of ashes had been committed to the sea here. Some old people and some very young.

We reached the end, I touched the big metal gates, just to complete the journey, we pondered and looked at the stunning view back towards the shore and made our way back again. On the way back I wondered how many fishing rods and lines that the train had accidentally run over in its time.
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The sea pushing through the timber deck
Worth noting that you have to watch out for the track but you do have to dodge the knives, the fishing rods, the invisible fishing line as you walk through.

We arrive back where we started and decided to sit down and have a cup of coffee and a Simmo's ice cream. Everyone had told me to go and have Simmo's, so we thought we should, only to find that today the doors are closing for good this morning. I was told that they are closing down, the premises are being raised to the ground as the foreshore is being redeveloped, this section will become grass. So in the nick of time we grabbed an ice cream, well Andy did anyway, I ate half of his!

It was so lovely sitting in the sunshine, taking in the surrounds, we had a great weekend in Busselton, but now it was time to head back to Perth and our normal life and the working week ahead.

I checked the weather on the radar and a huge bank of rain is across the West coast from Bunbury heading North, I knew that we would hit some heavy rain so planned on not having an easy journey home, my Simmo's Delicious Dilemma'sSsaid it would be 2 hours and 7 minutes, that may be challenging today.

Just outside of Bunbury the weather front came in and for the next 2 hours we drove in and out of rain, sometimes exceptionally heavy and despite slowing the traffic down we still managed to get home in 2 hours and 7 minutes, we had to sit outside the gate for a while though as I had to get out to open it and as the rain was having a heavy spell I thought better of it!

Oh yes, I nearly forgot, our lotto win of $12.45 just about paid for the ice cream and coffee.

Until our next trip

KJ


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This Vehicle was from Junee in New South Wales, just around the corner from our favourite farm
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The flooded Car park
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These plaques were celebrating peoples lives who and since past
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Looking out to sea
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A Possum box (Drey)
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The Busselton Lido
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The Busselton Jetty
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The Busselton Jetty
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We liked this John "Tractor" Dear, obviously the spelling of Deere is slightly different
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The Busselton Jetty
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The interactive centre


17th May 2015

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some great photos in this bunch
18th May 2015

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I was worried when you mentioned Simmo's closing down. The real Simmo's is just out of Dunsborough. When we lived down there they had proposed a redevelopment of the foreshore. It sadly needs it. That little cafe used to be closed at the oddest times during the weekend and school holidays. Hopefullly they will build something that caters to the tourist better.
18th May 2015

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I was worried when you mentioned Simmo's closing down. The real Simmo's is just out of Dunsborough. When we lived down there they had proposed a redevelopment of the foreshore. It sadly needs it. That little cafe used to be closed at the oddest times during the weekend and school holidays. Hopefullly they will build something that caters to the tourist better.

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