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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark October 16th 2021

Limping into Pemberton after walking 110km in five days on a left foot sporting multiple injuries, I was finally able to call a halt to proceedings to give my foot the time it needed to heal. And if this decision was initially cause for disappointment - understandable given that the prior section of the Bibbulmun Track had been my favourite so far, with a number of friends made along the way - then this soon dissipated once I saw the forecast for the coming week: seven days' worth of rain! But with the only budget accommodation in Pemberton consisting of a single dorm room at the local backpackers hostel - left open solely for the benefit of Bibbulmun Track walkers - I decided to take the coach a couple of hours southeast to the coastal town ... read more
Placid Waters
Walking on Water
Back on Track

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark July 28th 2020

MY APOLOGIES- I have stalled on writing this up- I did finish! 49 days this time. Just as speccie as the first time- hope to finish writing up at some point! Day 5 Denmark to William Bay 20km Breakfast prep in the Caravan parks' camp kitchen is unhurried, luckily, as it takes about 15 minutes to work out how to get the induction stove turned on for my egg boiling fiesta. Very nice to have a toaster and kettle too although I don't miss these things at all when I'm on the trail. Farewell Geoff under a bright blue sky at 9am, the trail head is directly opposite the caravan park, zero chance of getting lost. The first 6.5 kms for the day is spent exiting Denmark through a series of bush tracks, footpaths, wooden bridges ... read more
Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail
The Idyllic Wislon Inlet

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark July 27th 2020

Day 4 West Cape Howe to Denmark via Nullaki 27.1km Treated to a very pretty sky leaving WCH. I'm on a mission today as Geoff is going to meet me somewhere near Pelican Point to provide a ride into Denmark. Having a scheduled meeting always adds a little bit of stress to a days hiking, especially with our track record of getting lost, having no signal, not actually talking about the same place to meet despite both thinking it is the same place, etc, etc, etc. I also hate making time commitments as I tend not to plan how long 17km will take me to walk, to remedy this I generally give a time adding about 2 hours more than I calculate my speed to be- removes the angst... a bit. The trail from WCH to ... read more
Beautiful Time to Leave
Major Gravel Road
Inland Views

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark October 7th 2019

The last day of school before the holidays meant a school assembly hosted by my niece’s class. They were performing a classic Banjo Patterson poem called “A Bush Christening” and she was playing a bailiff, complete with a drawn-on moustache. Through luck more than planning, I was back in Denmark and could go along to watch. With nieces and a nephew on the other side of the country, I don’t get many opportunities to see these kinds of things, so I was glad to go. But I had the rest of the day to myself so once I had finished my photos and blog from Margaret River, I had a relaxing afternoon reading and a nap before everyone came home from school and work. It was then time for a long weekend, giving me three more ... read more
Descending to Knapp Head
The Organ Pipes
Driving up the sand track

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark June 19th 2016

Day 46 - 52 Walpole to Denmark (Semi-amusing cut and paste from my Facebook page version; long winded day-by-day version follows below plus lots and lots of photos) Walpole to Denmark via Peaceful Bay, aka Section 7 and a bit (of 8- eek), encompassing the karri, sheoak and giant tingle forests, the Frankland River, Conspicuous Cliffs, scaling and falling off Mt Hallowell, various inlets (open and closed creating another long track diversion), whales (!!!!), 74 kangaroos in 1 day, 100 000 sand hills (mostly going uphill), pristine white beaches and kilometre after kilometre after kilometre of rugged coastline. And 1 snake. Quite a different experience on this part of my trek, mainly due to one factor- my trekking party has doubled - one of my oldest and dearest friends, @Meg Pike, has joined me. And... at ... read more
Coalmine Beach
Giant Red Tingle

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark March 13th 2014

Arrived in Denmark and chose to stay at a caravan park out of town and next to the sea,very peaceful and away from the crowds.Again some stunning views from the cliff tops just out of the caravan park.Denmark derives it's name from the river that runs through it and provides opportunities for a variety of riverside walks.Only a small town it still provides the traveler with all the essentials.Within only a short distance from the town are several iconic attractions, Greens Pool,Elephant Rocks,Tree top walk and of course the Wineries. Greens pool is a safe sheltered pool protected from the ocean by an array of rocks of varying size and shapes and has a large clean beach, this is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.The water is something to see with contrasting colours and so ... read more

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
our camp at Fremantle. We got a free cabin

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark April 9th 2013

Part two of our road trip sees us heading further East along the coast through Denmark to just past Albany then back on ourselves up to Margaret River before returning home. DAY 5 20/03/13 We were well rested after our night in the cabin and the next morning set of fresh faced to visit the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. There are a few similar tree in the region but this 60m tall Karri tree is the tallest in the region which has a lookout platform at the top. Originally used as fire look outs the trees are studded with metal pegs which create a sort of steep spiral staircase around the trunk. There is however quite large gaps between these pegs and nothing to stop you falling through and whilst no-one has died going up one ... read more
Up they go..
Helllloooo down there...
Made it!

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark November 13th 2012 With two of Joan’s sisters living on farms near Denmark it was time for a change from all tourist activities to some family time. Christine has lived in the Esperance/Denmark area for 30 plus years and Yvonne in the Denmark area for 12 years. We have seen them very little during this time so a visit from us was well overdue. Armed with a scanty map we tackled the gravel road in the rain to find Christine’s farm. Both Chris and Yvonne live 25 – 30 kms out of town. Finding their farms was an interesting challenge. Our map omitted Denmark so we had to make a sudden exit from the highway when we came across Parker Road much earlier than we had anticipated. Fortunately the roads were well marked as we had a number ... read more
Joan & Chris at Greens Pool
Joan and Yvonne at Willoughby
Simon and Susan

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark August 11th 2012

Today Michael and I were up at 400am, however never really got out of bed until 500am. Michael wanted to run and I wanted to walk. I left the apartment and walked for 15 minutes and it began to rain. Interestingly enough even at 500am there were still bars open in town. The drinking age is 18 years old. Michael back to the apartment at 630am soaked in rain water. I put his wet clothes and shoes in the dryer; he needed to wear for the day of touring. Cindy’s Dad came to our apartment around 730am and then we went to breakfast the same place that Michael and I had coffee at last evening. Breakfast is awesome at Henry’s however very expensive. The Flat White coffee was the best part of the meal for me. ... read more
Tree Top Walk from a distance
Michael on the Tree Top Walk
Cindy's Dad and Michael at the Tree Top Walk

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