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Joined March 2018Living in: Kinross, Australia
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  • Day143

    Yornup rest area Wilgarrup

    June 24, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We headed out in from Emu beach this morning during a rain storm, aiming to stop at Denmark but when we got there we looked at the weather forecast and realised that it was due to rain for the next 7 days, so we thought better of it and carried on driving.
    We have parked for the night at a roadside rest area and will see what tomorrow brings.Read more

  • Day137

    Emu Beach

    June 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We have now moved onto Emu Beach which is just down the road from Albany this is the third time we have stayed at this park and it has had some more improvements, we are on site 7 opposite an ammenities block which has just been renovated. The site is a double slab plus about 6 metres of grass to park the car on or set up a run for the pups.
    We have booked in for 4 nights so will get in some sightseeing around Albany again (we really do like Albany).
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  • Day133

    Bremer Bay

    June 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We have now moved on from Esperance after 4 at times very wet nights the sun came out to allow us to pack up in the dry.
    We headed south west passing through Monjingup, Dalyup, Coomalbigup, Munglinup, Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup, lots of small towns with few inhabitants, Ravensthorpe being the largest but that only has around 440 people living there, the price of fuel was back up to 180 cents per litre. The new bridge replacing the one that was washed away during the 2017 floods looks good but you would expect that for $11 million.
    We stopped once for fuel and once to let the pups out for a leg stretch.
    In the end after about 405kms we have reached Bremer Bay we stopped here in 2017 when the Ravensthorpe bridge collapse prevented us from going to Esperance from Albany,
    That last time we stayed at the Bremer Bay caravan park, this time we thought we would try the other park called Bremer Bay Beaches caravan park and so far we are liking it.
    The park is full of peppermint trees with a lot of sites placed at different heights which better than the normal all in a flat row, gives the place more character.
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  • Day129

    Esperance

    June 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    I was correct about the fuel consumption it has dropped from over 20 litres per 100km to 14 litres per 100km which is a great saving. We might be able to eat now🤪.
    We are back in Esperance this is our 2nd time here as we came after our short trip across the Nullarbor in 2017, we are staying for 4 nights at the same caravan park as last time which is only a short walk to the Port area and beach.
    The weather is a bit strange at the moment with long bouts of heavy rain followed by bright sunshine with the temperature only topping 17c which would be ok if not for the wind 25 to 32km/h .
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  • Day127

    Welcome back to WA

    June 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Well I changed my mind about staying so close to the cliff edge, the wind was howling rocking the van and I couldn’t get to sleep (visions of the cliff carving off and us dropping into the ocean) So at 1.30am I moved us further away from the edge to be safe, I then had a good 6.5 hours of sound sleep.
    We set out for the border where we filled up with fuel at 211 cents per litre before going through the quarantine check (the lady today was very friendly, I tried to apologise for the pups barking at her, but she said no let them bark it’s their home and I’m a stranger, and she wished us a safe journey.
    We are now 354kms inside the WA border at the Caiguna Blow hole free camp where we are staying overnight.
    The blowhole which only about 10 metres off the side of the road must link up to underground caves which is what causes the blowhole to breath as the air inside and outside equalise in pressure.
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