Category Archives: Margaret River

The Final Leg of our Trip

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 … Continue reading

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Karratha & Carnarvon

After leaving Broome we stayed overnight at a camping spot on the De Grey River. Great place to break up the drive to Karratha. Since leaving the De Grey the countryside has changed and it is much greener now. The … Continue reading

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Derby & Broome

Derby was the base for our Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure so we had a couple of days there. The main street is lined with boab trees. Derby’s claim to fame is that it has the highest tides in Australia, with … Continue reading

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Horizontal Falls

From Derby we have had the highlight of our trip so far. Getting to see the Horizontal Falls from both a seaplane and helicopter, a super fast jet boat up through the falls and an overnight stay out on a … Continue reading

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Kununurra to Derby

There is ever more amazing scenery as we make our way around to Derby. The landscape constantly changes from flat plains to these lovely hills and ranges. We enjoyed a sit around the campfire chatting with fellow travellers. On the … Continue reading

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Kununurra

We are finally getting some relief from the unseasonally hot spell up here in the Kimberley’s. It is starting to cool off and we are certainly appreciating the change; especially the overnight temperatures. Apparently, Kununurra is the newest town in … Continue reading

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We have arrived at Lake Argyle

The trip from Katherine to Lake Argyle is very scenic, especially at Victoria River. The red rocky cliffs make for a dramatic change after the flat plains. We stayed the night at Timber Creek in the company of some smallish … Continue reading

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Highlights of Katherine

Although the temperature is hot, 37 deg with a bit of humidity, the blessing is that there are no flies. You can open your mouth without fear of a fly or two going in! We took a cruise on the … Continue reading

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From Alice to Mataranka

One of our greatest challenges has been the change in weather. In Alice Springs the temperature was about 15 deg during the day with a very cold wind and 0 deg overnight and two days later we are in Mataranka … Continue reading

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Alice Springs & the West MacDonnell Ranges

We have arrived in Alice Springs during one of the busiest weeks on their calendar. Every caravan park is booked out. We wanted to stay for 4 nights and so have had to spread our stay between 3 caravan parks. … Continue reading

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Kings Canyon

Our next stop is at Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park about 300 km from Uluru. Fortunately the roads are all bitumen and in good condition. The cold wind is still blowing. The skies are bright blue. The redish … Continue reading

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Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Yalara is made up of approx 1,000 permanent residents; of which about 300 are indigenous who live in a small community on the edge of Uluru and the rest are employees of Ayers Rock Resort and it’s servicing businesses. During … Continue reading

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Lake Eyre

Today we joined the WrightsAir scenic flight from Coober Pedy over to Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre and on to Anna Creek Painted Hills. It was spectacular to see from the air but unfortunately the photos don’t do it justice. … Continue reading

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The road to Coober Pedy

From Adelaide we travel back to Port Augusta and turn north. After following the west side of the Flinders Ranges for a while we then get to treeless plains. At our overnight free camp we are treated to a lovely … Continue reading

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Thank goodness he was right for the footy?

Since leaving home Jim has succumbed to the flue and been pretty crook along the way. ¬†We visited the doctors in Gawler and he is now on antibiotics to help with the chest infection (bordering on phenomena – so the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Nullarbor

Leaving Perth we start our necessary trek across the country. Whilst I have heard several folk whinge about the trip we actually find it a relaxing way to start our holiday. We chat about all the adventures ahead and reminisce … Continue reading

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A few days away in the Caravan

The main reason for the trip was to visit Albany to see the ‘Field of Light: Avenue of Honour’ honouring 100 years since the Great War on display at Mount Clarence. Albany was the port which carried 41,000 ANZAC troops … Continue reading

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Last Day in Tokyo

We have started our journey home…and have a 5 hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur from 4:30am to 9:30am. Yuck! But the good thing is that the wifi is okay so I have the opportunity to do the final Tokyo blog. … Continue reading

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Farewell Tokyo

Our time in Tokyo has been brilliant. We leave this evening, so are all packed. We will leave our luggage at the hotel while we spend the day at the National Museum. It is very easy to get around on … Continue reading

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Out and About Again in Tokyo

You really can’t come to Tokyo and not visit the iconic Shibuya Crossing. Not only was the view from Mag’s Park above the road impressive but crossing the street with the other pedestrians was fun. It is a very busy … Continue reading

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