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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Joondalup January 29th 2015

Good morning everyone, woken up after a good sleep, Perth is hot, apparently there is still a bush fire going nearby, not that we have seen it, so I don't know how 'nearby that is'. We have come out to see Stu's cousin Michael, his wife Dorothy and their son Chris. They have a daughter Sian who lives up in Cairns. The flight was good, took 3 1/2 hours, easy travelling with domestic flights, mind you I was pulled over at the airport, the man threw some literature in my face, waffled on about who he was which I never got, and then checked me over with some instrument for explosives including my flip flops, yes really, my £1 primark flip flops. Of course I came up negative on the machine. When I caught up with ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City January 29th 2015

We have just walked around the WACA (for those uninitiated amongst you ) this is the Western Australia Cricket Association ground in Perth, 😍 just a stones throw from our hotel. I was convinced that I could smell the leather of the koocabura but keith thought it was more like curry. Then as we walked back to our hotel I saw Steven Finn 😃in a restaurant.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Manjimup January 26th 2015

Aussie Import 25 & 26thJanuary 2015 Sunday morning arrived and the day of our Australia day celebrations, we had set a breakfast date with everyone for 7.30 with the same guests we had for dinner last night Everybody dutifully arrived, (except for Brian and Nesta, who’s excuse was they cannot remember me advising them we would do breakfast) and we cooked for another 12 hungry campers, eggs bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes and toast. We all then regrouped over to the TLCC membership area as the Cricket matches had started at 8.00am. Now Australia day is a big day, it’s all about celebrating Australia’s identity, meats pies, lamingtons, cricket and generally having fun, historically it’s when the first fleet of British ships landed in 1788 at Port Jackson. It is celebrated on 26thJanuary but as most of ... read more
Aussie Import-Australia Day 2015 Fonty's Pool Manjimup
Aussie Import-Australia Day 2015 Fonty's Pool Manjimup
Aussie Import-Australia Day 2015 Fonty's Pool Manjimup

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Manjimup January 25th 2015

Come Surf in my Turf 24-25 January 2015 Fonty's Pool Manjimup Saturday morning was quite chilly, the night had been really cool about 12 degrees, a big difference from the heat we experience overnight in Perth, we only slept under a very light doona, but the day soon warms up. Today, we were doing something a bit different, we were booked on a boat trip on the Donnelly River. We needed to be at reception at 8am promptly to catch our coach, most people were already on the coach, we headed to some vacant seats near the back and very soon the full to brimming coach was on its way. The coach took about 45 minutes to get to the jetty on the Donnelly River the driver of the coach was also the Captain of the ... read more
Come Surf in my Turf
Come Surf in my Turf
Come Surf in my Turf

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Manjimup January 24th 2015

The Great Escape 22-23rd January 2015 The Australia day weekend was nearly upon us and as usual we were preparing to go away, with the good times that we had had down in Myalup on Andy (B’s) birthday weekend still ringing in our ears, we were looking forward to another big weekend down in Manjimup with the Toyota Landcruiser Club for Australia Day where 100 of us were gathering at Fonty’s Pool for some fun. Roobie was packed and ready to go, we only got her back on Tuesday after having a word in Kimberley Kampers ear about the quality of her gas bayonette they installed and after having to do some research and a drawing or two we finally got what we wanted, so she was collected on Tuesday night then it was straight over ... read more
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
The Great Escape

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Melville January 24th 2015

Its a been a while since the last blog. Im actually thinking, now I mean seriously thinking, about changing blog sites. Hold on you say? Don't be so foolish I hear! Has he forgotten the people that made him famous already says Cleve(typical). Has the male modelling career he should have had such a long time ago but things didn't go his way finally took off. Well, hold on I wont, foolish I shall not be, no Cleve I remember the people, and maybe on the modelling career but that's not it yet. This is a travel blog and our travels have ended a while. Yesterday we received our Permanent Residency, yes you read correct (I'm pretending we didn't already post it on Facebooky yesterday and you are all pretending you didn't like it). So before ... read more
Swan Valley
Wild Kangaroos
Sunset over the Indian Ocean

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City January 23rd 2015

We love a day out in Perth City Centre. This is such a busy colourful city where tourists and locals enjoy the great summer living and buzz of so much activity. We can catch a bus close to Michael's place to Butler Railway Station, and then direct into the city centre by train. Total journey time is about 1:15 which is quite convenient. One thing we have noticed is that in Perth they love their bronze statues. Be they historical figures, or representations of wild life, there are many to view. One of my favourites is the clown doing a hand stand in the Hay Street Mall. The set of kangaroos down by the Supreme Court Museum is worthy of note too. We find the map confusing to tell you where this is - it could ... read more
Tail of the snake
Plumeria take 2
Time for a drink

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle January 20th 2015

The Big Six-0 It would be fair to say that I continually wish my life away, why? Well we are always doing something or going somewhere, so once an event has been completed and we are on the way home, I am excited to be thinking of the next forth coming adventure. We have only been back at work for two weeks after the most amazing Christmas get away to the awesomely beautiful Cape Arid and once we were back and all the chores were done like bedding washed and so on, and Roobie prepared we were on our way again, for this weekend, that we are calling the Big Six-O. We have had three birthdays within our little group in the last week, firstly Peter Walker on the 11th, then Karen on the 14th and ... read more
The Big Six-0
The Big Six-0
The Big Six-0

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia January 18th 2015

Thought I would do another blog before I leave paradise to meet Maggie to go to New Zealand. I feel like I've been here for 6months not just a few weeks!It's easy to slip into another routine. The pace,climate and the coast suit me very well. My favourite pastime is going out for brekkie. Sian and I dragged ourselves awayfrom Busselton to drive through lovely endless forests to spend a few days in Albany on the south coast. On the way we stopped at the famous award winning Tree Top Walk. It's built to enable you to walk up in the canopy of the Tingle trees. The breeze makes the whole walkway sway. At the risk of sounding boring the beaches are once again stunning. Where Sian surfed on Nanarup beach with quite scary big waves ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Donnybrook January 15th 2015

Donnybrook Excursion It seems like ages since we were out and about after I damaged my back. While I still have some discomfort, and walking is a little slow, we decided that we would revisit Donnybrook WA and also camp in the Wellington National Park if possible. The night before leaving Marg kicked her little pinkie toe and may have broken it or just plain badly bruised it. So we were both down to a slow pace, though Marg seems to be recovering quickly and I struggle to keep up. We drove across Perth south to Mandurah where we followed the old coast road down to Bunbury where we planned to have lunch on the foreshore. The old coast road runs between the ocean and a large estuary, but by and large neither is visible unless ... read more
Red Winged Wren
Bunbury Beach
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