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WA Road Trip

April - June 2019
  • Day73

    Day 73 Driving

    Yesterday in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    First thing we did in the morning was pack up the caravan then heading to Wilmington. In Wilmington we stopped by 4 shops. The first one was an op shop, the second was a Toy Museum that had lots of toys dating back a long time. The next shop was a puppet Museum, it had over 1000 puppet's. Jessica bought a Pinocchio puppet. The last shop was called cool cats vending machines, there wasn't much there to do though. The next town we stopped in was called Peterborough. In Peterborough we checked out a few more shops and then had lunch in an old picture theatre. while driving we also saw a super super long train that goes all the way from Sydney to Perth. Our final destination was on the border of South Australia and New South Wales in a town called Cockburn.Read more

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  • Day72

    Day 72 Driving

    June 24 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Today We left Coober Pedy to continue on our way home. Today was mostly driving but we stopped for lunch and Glendambo and stopped in a few smaller towns along the way for petrol. in Glendambo we ran into a few friendly sheep that looked exactly like goats. Jess also took her soft toy chicken out for a look around.Read more

  • Day71

    Day 71 Cooper Pedy

    June 23 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    First thing we did today was move the caravan into a powered spot, because last night without the heater it was very cold. After we had set up again we drove over to Tom's Working Opal Mine. At the mine we did some noodling (searching for Opal), and had a look around the underground mine. After we finished at the mine it was time for lunch. For lunch we went to the the best pizzeria in town, the pizza's were ok.Read more

  • Day70

    Day 70 Cooper Pedy

    June 22 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Today we arrived in Cooper Pedy, after about 2 days of driving. It's was about a three hour drive, and once we arrived in Cooper Pedy most of the caravan parks were fully booked out beacuse there was a festival going on in the middle of town, but we did eventually find a non powered site in one caravan park. After setting up for two days we decided to check out the festival. It had lots of little market stalls, and exhibition tents. We found one stall with air rifles, and we decided to have a go. Jess went first, and the targets were very far away, after she had finished her five shots I was pretty impressed the staff looked impressed as well. Next was Ryley he definitely took his time and I guess all his shots hit the target but he could use a little bit more practice. Then it was my turn I took my time and concentrated in centring the crosshairs, my first shot was a bullseye right in the middle, second was also a bullseye, third was just out of the middle circle, and forth and fifth missed the centre by literally millimetres. Once I received my target a was amazed the staff were too. Last was dad he got three bullseyes. At the end we added up the scores dad got first with 47 and I got second with 46, then Jess and Ryley. After the festival we checked out an under ground art gallery. While there we also got some free tiny pieces of Opal.Read more

  • Day69

    Day 69 South Australia

    June 21 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Today we left Alice Springs and decided to head towards Cooper Pedy. Along the way we stopped at a petrol station were there was a baby camel, two Emus, a bunch of magpie gooses, a guinea fowl, a baby rainbow lorikeet, a cockatoo, and two dogs. The baby camel was so cute and friendly, it gave us lots of kisses as you can see in the pictures to the side, and it liked is belly scratched. Today we also cross the border from northern territory into south australia, we're planning on arriving home by next weekend.Read more

  • Day68

    Day 68 Alice Springs

    June 20 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    To start off the day today we fed the Australian Ringnecks outside. We then went down to Simpsons gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges. there was a pond of water that was freezing cold and we even spotted a rock wallaby. Next we drove back into town to check out the old Telegraph Station. Jessica Ryley and I also did a quiz, and at the end we all got free lollipops and icy poles. After the telegraph station we stopped by the Megafauna Museum where we saw dinosaurs, how people get bones or of the ground, the history of Alice Springs, and a giant bird called the Dromornis that looks just like the Snipe off UP (Kevin). After we finished at the Megafauna Museum we went back to the caravan park for our last splash and the pool.Read more

  • Day67

    Day 67 Alice Springs

    June 19 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    The first thing we did today was drive over to Emily and Jessie's Gaps. At the Gaps we saw some Aboriginal rock paintings of Emu fat and three caterpillars. Next we went to the National Transport Museum, it was huge. It had trucks, trains, tractors, motorcycles, and lots of old cars. After the museum we returned back to the caravan park to go for another splash in the pool, it was still very cold. Before bed we walked down to watch a big slide show of pictures taken from all over Australia with live music.Read more

  • Day66

    Day 66 Alice Springs

    June 18 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Today we explored the parts of our Springs that we skipped last time around Australia. The first place we stopped at was the Araluen cultural precinct. Basically it was a big art gallery with lots of indigenous art and models. After the Araluen Cultural Precinct we walked over to the Museum of Central Australia. Inside we learnt about animals, nature, rocks, and indigenous culture. After the museum we went shopping for some more supplies. Back at the caravan park we hand fed Australian ringnecks, and crested pigeons, the ringnecks were my favourite. After feeding the birds wewhen swimming in the freezing cold pool at the front of the caravan park. after dinner we walked down to the strawberry and ice cream van and we each bought a pancake.Read more

  • Day65

    Day 65 Alice Springs

    June 17 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today we finally arrived in Alice Springs after about 3 days of driving. In the morning I taught Jess how to crack a whip, and I also learnt how to make it crack louder. Along the way to Alice Springs we stopped at the devil's marbles. Jessica Ryley and I climbed to the top of the tallest rock, and I was wearing thongs. The next stop along the way was in Wycliffe Well, the town with the most UFO sightings in Australia. In Wycliffe Well we stopped at a petrol station which had lots of alien paraphernalia. Once we finally arrived in Alice Springs we booked into the same caravan park we stayed in last time, The MacDonnell Ranges BIG4 caravan park. It's a very expensive park but worth it, it is a huge swimming pool with a ginormous slide, it has live entertainment every night, free wifi, and lots of fun activities to do during the day.Read more

  • Day64

    Day 64 Driving

    June 16 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today we left Daily waters to continue on our way to Alice Springs. While packing up from the caravan park in Daily Waters we ran into a cute fluffy cat that reminded us of Bella. Along the way we stopped by a roadhouse that had a cool looking plane out front that we could go inside. About after 5 to 6 hours of driving we finally arrived at a free camp near Devils Marbles. I even had a go at whip cracking while there, apparently I'm a naturalist.Read more