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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Wyndham May 4th 2015

We got up at a ridiculously early time so we could greet the sunrise at Marlgu Lagoon. We hope you enjoy the photos. After a few hours it was starting to warm up and we agreed there were things that needed to be done back in Kununurra (no I'm not joking). We had some electrical work done (fitted a battery charger for when we would be connected to power at caravan parks) and ordered a new awning from The Canvas Shed. We were quite exhausted from all of the busy-ness so we booked in to a motel for a rest (sort of goodbye to nice places and get ready for the Cruiser)... read more
Marlgu at dawn
Sunrise at Marlgu
Intermediate Egret

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Wyndham May 3rd 2015

We had arranged to move the Coaster to Jakes in readiness for the big trip in the Cruiser. The next step in our testing program of the Cruiser was underway! We would drive out to Parry's Lagoon and set up camp in the Cruiser. The plan would be to wean us off the Caravan Parks (in the Coaster) and start "roughing it" in the Cruiser. We travelled via The Grotto and carefully dropped down the 130 odd steps to the bottom but there was no waterfall unfortunately and the creek wasn't running - the dry wet season strikes again! Sunset was fabulous, birdwatching at the Marlgu Lagoon. When we returned to Parry's farm it was starting to get quite dark. We managed to spot a few hoppers. Later in the evening, the dingoes started to howl ... read more
A boab growing in the cliff at The Grotto
The cliff at The Grotto
The Grotto

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra May 2nd 2015

Dragged ourselves away from the wonderful Ruth and Opal and all of the lovely people we had met on the cruise. Went to the market in the local park at Kununurra. The Walkers (Ivan and Pam) turned up at Kimberleyland Caravan Park - we had drinks at the Walkers and shared information on recent places visited with a few people. Lazy days again.... read more

The ULTIMATE Safari - the best Lake Argyle cruise ever. This is twelve packed hours of fun with Kim and Max at a really affordable price. We gathered at the Zebra Rock Mine shop and thirteen of us (I think just about everyone camped the night before) boarded the bus to head off on the short journey to the creek where the boats are kept. This was the first cruise of the season (after the wet) and everyone was keen as mustard. The passenger mix was approximately 50% local and 50% visitors. Included in the visitors were Pam and Ivan (from Tasmania) - previous next door neighbours from many years ago! It's a very small world. We touched base and remembered the days when the Walkers kids and Lenny's boys were at school together (in Launceston). ... read more
The NT end of Lake Argyle
Morning Tea stop
Along the banks of the mighty Ord River

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra April 29th 2015

We bought stuff for the 'Cruiser and the Gibb River Road trip and we went for sunset drinks at the Pumphouse Restaurant and Bar. The Pumphouse is an iconic building on the Ord River. Originally, the main pump station was used to pump water from Lake Kununurra in to the irrigation scheme, however the commissioning of the Argyle Dam in 1971, allowed gravity feeding of Lake Kununurra all year around, rendering the pumping station obsolete. Kununurra locals, Thomas and Dominique Breig then negotiated to secure the site and turn it into a restaurant and bar. The Pumphouse opened in 2008.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia April 28th 2015

Over the weekend we decided to bite the bullet and take the 'Cruiser into the registration people and swap it over to our name and get its new plates. We figured that we were getting close to sorting the vehicle out. Monday was a holiday (for Anzac Day - strange) so Tuesday was the day for this event. During our research in to the Kimberley and specifically the Gibb River Road we had come across an event called the Gibb River Challenge (a team cycling event) with some beer drinking too! This is a charity event raising funds for kids with cancer. This year will be bigger than the last and they also had vehicle registration plates for purchase too. We decided to help the fund raising and bought new licence plates for the 'Cruiser. Read ... read more
What a bum!

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia April 27th 2015

December 2014. I splashed out many dollars on hiring a fancy Britz camper van for a short six day trip in WA's fabulous south west. The aim of this trip was to see if we liked a camper van, and how big and fancy did it need to be? I have a eight year old son, and we watch many travel shows. I'd love to show him the world, and what better place to start than our own backyard, WA. We live in Perth. I came to Australia from the UK in 1999 for a year. I had a friend who wanted to do some travelling, I said I'd go with her. Due to visa requirements we were unable to travel from job to job, and ended up nursing in Perth. She got homesick and went ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra April 27th 2015

Another restful day at Kimberleyland and at Kununurra, thinking about how we would tackle the things that need to be done. Of course, there was more mango icecream and coffees at Wild Mango. We try and visit Wild Mango early in the mornings where we sit outside and bask in the 20 something degrees. If we get there after about 10.30 it is better to sit inside with the aircon. Most times we have home made mango ice cream and coffee. It is great and the service is always attentive. Thanks ladies.... read more
Pre-dinner drinks at home

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Badgingarra April 27th 2015

Well as usual I was up early, it was 5.00am I had breakfast to do, and as I mentioned previously it was our responsibility for the next few days so there was no way we will negate are responsibility to do our share. So I crept out of bed making sure I didn’t disturb Caroline, first I got the fire going so everyone would have a nice fire when they got up, it was easy to get going, I just put a couple of kerosene tea bags and on top of that some light timber which would burn quickly, a couple of blows and hey presto, the embers burst into life and the fire took hold. I went back to Roobie and “The sleeping Caroline” and proceeded to make preparations for breakfast, on the menu this ... read more
Hey Presto
Hey Presto
Hey Presto

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle April 27th 2015

Eget værelse Jeg landede i Perth omkring kl. 01.00. Da det var rimelig sent havde jeg sagt til Britt (familie til en ven hjemmefra), at jeg bare ville sove i lufthavnen. Jeg skrev til hende at jeg var kommet sikkert frem. Jeg fik samlet mine ting og fandt så en bænk jeg kunne sove på. Da jeg ikke var særlig træt, lavede jeg alt muligt andet, hvilket var rimelig godt, da der ikke gik særlig lang tid før der kom en medarbejder over og bad mig om at rykker over til en anden terminal, da denne terminal ville lukke ned i halvanden time. Jeg smuttede derfor over i terminal 1 fra terminal 3. Der gik heldigvis en gratis bus imellem de to terminaler. Jeg var dødsulten, så jeg fik mig hurtigt noget mad da jeg kom ... read more
Udsigt over Perth fra Kings Park
Udsigt over Perth fra Kings Park
Anzac minde

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