Blogs from Porongurup, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Porongurup February 11th 2015

I guess we all like a challenge, and part of our return journey included a physical challenge - climbing to the top of Castle Rock in the Porongurup National Park. We had seen photos, and even a video which showed just how quick and easy the climb is. Marg had some doubts that I could do the climb after my back injury. I had some doubt that Marg could do it as well with shoulder damage etc. We left Wagin quite early in the morning to get to Porongurup early before the day heated up too much - about a 2 hour drive. We stopped at the Porongurup Caravan Park to book a site for the night and found that the National Park was opened today for the first time in a week after forestry staff ... read more
About 1/3rd way up track
The rocky terrain
More of the track

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Porongurup October 24th 2010

Yes there is so much here to see in this area around Albany - I wish I could stay a few more weeks. Yesterday started off with Peter making me poached egg on toast ( eggs from our chooks and he makes the bread) and my kids know what a treat poached eggs are so to have it made for me was great. Then off Colleen and I went to the farmers market- and here it is genuine farmers and producers only.... so it was lovely to potter around and buy a foodie stuff. Next a look around the shops ...spending most of my time ooohing and aahing over little coffee cups in the nice kitchen shops....and of course we have to stop for coffee and cake. Then it was a bit more sightseeing - there ... read more
Windfarm (2)
Southern Ocean
Southern Ocean

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