After leaving Carnarvon we stayed overnight at Hamelin Pool. Our Cowaramup neighbours are on school holidays and on their way north for some warmer weather. They timed it well and called in to have their lunch with us and we walked down to the boardwalk to see the stromatolites,‘living fossils’, one of only two places in the world with living marine stromatolites. It was pretty cold and windy and we made it just before the rain set in.
Our next few of days we spent with family on the farm at Ogilvie, near Northampton. We had time together, the kids toasted marshmallows and walked and swam in the creek. Such fun!
We stayed in Perth for a couple of days to catch up with more family and go to the footy on Friday night. WCE lost by 1 point and Jamie sustained an injury that will keep him out for a couple of weeks, so not such a good game for us.
It was fairly chilly as the sun went down but I must say it is a very impressive stadium.
We have arrived back home today to a very lovely winters day in Cowaramup. Heater is on now, the chooks are safely away for the night and we have our feet up and are enjoying a very nice drop of local wine.
Thanks to our neighbours Lisa & Joel and Bec & Maz for looking after our chooks. We really appreciate it.
Source: WikiCamps Trip Planner
11,153 kms – the distance travelled between towns.
13,450 kms – the total distance travelled including sightseeing.
We have been away for 2 months and definitely need to return to enjoy it all again.
Have totally enjoyed sharing your holiday! It has all been amazing. I am sure you will enjoy being home for a while. We had a typical winter’s day, rain hail and sunshine Brrr xx
That Melbourne weather….always a surprise!! Glad you enjoyed the trip. We really loved the diversity, colours and fabulous scenery. We must go back.
Did you go to Shell beach near Shark Bay ?
Unfortunately not Bruce…next time!
What a great holiday!
Yes Deb. It was a fabulous trip and much more scenic than we expected. As with all trips there were places we didn’t get to so we will return to see them.
Thank you. See you Wednesday.
Now that’s what I call a road trip! Enjoyed following your blog and experiencing some of the sights along the way. Good to have you home safe and sound. WCE loss was hard to take listened to the last five minutes in Thailand and could not believe how the momentum had changed when I switched off at half time. Catch up soon. Got back 5am this morning.
Look forward to seeing you both soon.