Category Archives: Cowaramup

Fonty’s, Fruits, Truffles & more

We are now staying at Fonty’s Pool just out of Manjimup, a significant fruit growing region of Western Australia. Everywhere we drive orchards can be seen growing apples, pears, stone fruits, cherries and berries. The area around Manjimup and Pemberton … Continue reading

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Albany Highlights

We have been visiting Albany for a few days and are surprised at how much it has changed since our last visit about 10 years ago. From a tourists point of view it has changed for the better – with … Continue reading

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The Granite Skywalk

The Granite Skywalk in the Porongurup National Park, north of Albany, proved to be a pretty tough walk today. Although only 570 metres in elevation the walk is not for the faint hearted. The 2.2km walk is uphill all the … Continue reading

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Bremer Bay

We are in Bremer Bay and I decided to go on a wildflower tour out at Tozer’s Bush Camp, a 700 acre property of natural beauty. Wildflowers are one thing we always have a “stop the car” moment for. While … Continue reading

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Lake Towerrinning

It has been a while since our last caravan trip (actually it was over to Melbourne for the Footy Grand Final at the end of September in 2015) so we were very pleased to be on the road again. Although … Continue reading

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Our First Produce

After months of waiting to pick some of our produce we have finally started to reap the rewards of growing our own veges.  There have been a few challenges along the way; the snails loved our new seedlings, the parrots … Continue reading

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Our new beginning

Blog posts have been few and far between over the past twelve months as we organised the next phase of our life. We have made the move from Margaret River to Cowaramup, 12km to the north, where we have built … Continue reading

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‘Wine for Dudes’

Today we become tourists in our own town and joined a wine tour to see what visitors get to enjoy when they come to Margaret River. Our first stop was McHenry Hohnen Winery, a bio-dynamic vineyard established in 2004 by David … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

We originally decided to come to Margaret River and rent for a while just to make sure we were happy with the area and all it had to offer us in retirement.  Well, I am pleased to say that we … Continue reading

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Cowtown’s Deja Moo

As part of the Deja Moo Fair which was held in Cowaramup today, or Cowtown as it is known locally, they decided to go all out and try for a record. The Fair was held to celebrate the second birthday … Continue reading

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The girls of Cowaramup

Cowaramup, affectionally knows as “Cowtown” is in the heart of our dairy region and just 15km north of Margaret River. It has become home to a herd of lovely girls, some with their calves, who are adorable. The life sized … Continue reading

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