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June 2019 - January 2021
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  • Day44

    Cunnamulla to Goondiwindi

    July 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Around 7 degrees when we left Cunnamulla but it felt warmer. We couldn't find a rest area within 100km so we just pulled off the road for breakfast. Of course there was a truck pullover spot 13km later! We had lunch at St George at a pub with a fireplace in the beer garden - seemed to be a very popular spot just across from the river. Although this was the Adventure Way, the road was not in good condition. Saw a few dead feral pigs on the side of the road and lots of live emus.Read more

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  • Day37

    Port Lincoln to Clare

    July 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Lots of cereal crops and sheep on the Eyre Peninsula then the contrast of Whyalla, which was very industrial. We went up Hummock Hill lookout for a great view of the city and the Spencer Gulf. We had lunch at Port Augusta and our walk along the jetty. We took the Horrocks Pass road through the Flinders Ranges, stopping at a monument to the Goyder Line, then on to Clare for the night.Read more

  • Day36

    Ceduna to Port Lincoln

    July 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    A bit windy when we left Ceduna, but quite nice at Streaky Bay where we stopped for morning tea. There were the most aggressive seagulls we've ever encountered and staff said a few things had been snatched the day before. We walked along the jetty then did a side trip to Murphy's Haystacks at Mortana. Another jetty walk at Elliston then stopped for the night at Port Lincoln.Read more

  • Day32

    Walpole to Esperance

    July 16, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    This morning we did the Valley of the Giants treetop walk through red and yellow tingle trees as well as lots of other native plants. It is also quokka habitat but it was morning so we didn't see any. We went on to Albany for a quick look at the silo art, more at Ravensthorpe, then drove to Esperance. It's the first time we have arrived in the dark but our accommodation gave us a free night as some of the showers weren't working.Read more

  • Day31

    Walpole via Bridgetown

    July 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We ran out of south- west today, visiting Cape Leeuwin where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. Thete were whales swimming past but a long way out. We had lunch at Bridgetown then stopped in Shannon National Park to look at some Karri trees about 85 metres high and thought to be over 300 years old. Staying the night at Walpole YHA.Read more

  • Day30

    Margaret River area

    July 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Today started at 4 degrees but the wind chill made it about 2. We went to MadFish winery, the Cowaramup Brewing Company, Margaret River Dairy Company and the Margaret River Chocolate Company. After all that food, we needed a walk on the beach at Surfer's Point and the Margaret River mouth.Read more

  • Day29

    Bunbury to Gnarabup

    July 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    The clouds cleared this morning and it was a beautiful day to walk the length of the Busselton Jetty. We went to Cape Naturaliste then grocery and fudge shopping in Margaret River before settling in to our accommodation at Gnarabup.Read more

  • Day28

    Coogee to Bunbury

    July 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A chilly morning and it didn't really warm up all day. We went south through Kwinana and Mandurah then inland to the Harvey Dam where we had morning tea. There were lots of parrots and butterflies. We walked up to and along the dam wall. The area had lots of livestock - sheep, beef and dairy cattle, pigs and alpacas. We didn't see much of Bunbury except the waterfront so we'll go for a walk tomorrow.Read more

  • Day27

    Coogee Beach

    July 11, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We were offered our accommodation at a greatly reduced rate for an extra night so we took advantage and had a relaxed day. We walked from Woodman Point to Coogee Beach, then back, and drove the car back to Coogee! Morning tea at the beach, then back to the unit where we sorted out all our maps and planned the next week or two.Read more

  • Day26

    Rottnest Island

    July 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We went to Fremantle and caught the ferry to Rottnest Island. The hop-on hop-off bus was very crowded at first but quite a lot of people got off at the early stops. We saw quokkas, ospreys, seals, peacocks, seagulls, and crows. On the way back the boat had to slow as apparently there were whales, but we didn't see them. Rottnest has solar and wind power and tank water, only the vehicles use diesel.Read more