Ali Dobson

Joined January 2019
  • Day29

    Perth

    October 5, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Arrived Perth mid morning and did a recognisance on Mick’s old haunts, going to Scarborough where he used to drink, but could not find the pub. Mick couldn’t recognise anything, all mansions and ritzy eateries now. Went to Yokin where Mick shared a flat with people he worked with, could not recognise this suburb either. Had the foulest kebab ever.
    Arrived Paul & Sally’s around 5.00 pm, spent the weekend basically lazing about. Todd came over Saturday, essentially to do his washing, but stayed for the day and night. He and Mick played card games.
    Colin and Calista Indigo came for a visit on Saturday afternoon, Calista is gorgeous, very happy, bouncy 9 month old. Colin was his usual charming self. He and Todd talked about their respective IT roles, both working in different areas of IT, Todd doing Service and Colin, data analytics. Had a great visit.
    Todd and Chloe came over for dinner on Sunday night, Chloe bringing Bailey with her. Such a cute and clever dog. Chloe has taught her lots of tricks which were fascinating to watch.
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  • Day28

    Jurien Bay

    October 4, 2018 in Australia

    Arrived Jurien Bay about 2pm and have booked a cabin at the Caravan Park, very nice. Self-contained, so will be able to cook our own dinner. Planning on taking photos of the sunset over the beach later.
    Off to Perth tomorrow to spend a few days with Paul and Sally and hopefully catch up with Colin and meet his new baby, Calista Indigo.Read more

  • Day28

    Beekeepers Track

    October 4, 2018 in Australia

    Had our first (unintended) 4WD today down Beekeepers Track. Driving from Geraldton, stopped at Port Dennison for a coffee and snack (small chocolate eclair for me (very delicious) and a pie for Mick. Very nice hot coffee.
    Driving down the Brand Hwy, decided to take a detour down Beekeepers Track to takes some photos of wildflowers and got a lot that I hadn’t seen previously. On the map, this track takes you back on to Indian Ocean Drive (the Ocean road) so thought we’d take it through. About half way down the track, it became obvious it is 4WD only, very soft sand. Let down the tyres and went for it, our first time putting the Navara into 4WD. The track became very narrow and much deeper sand, so decided to turn around and come back, not relishing the chance of getting stuck out there on our own and having to dig ourselves out.Read more

  • Day27

    Coalseam Conservation Park

    October 3, 2018 in Australia

    Drove up to Coalseam Conservation Park with the intention of camping. Camp site was very unpleasant, hot, windy, fly blown and impossible to drive tent pegs into the ground.
    Also wanted to tour what has been advertised as the “Wild Flower” place to be at Mingenew and Mullewa, however they had mostly finished flowering. Drove back to Geraldton and stayed the night in a 2-bedroom Unit in a Motel.Read more

  • Day26

    Cervantes

    October 2, 2018 in Australia

    Drove to Cervantes, had dinner at the Tavern, very nice fish and chips with a very nice side salad with an ordinary glass of Pemberton white wine.
    Went out to the Pinnacles around 5.00 pm so I could get some pictures at Sunset, spectacular.
    Stayed at the Cervantes Hotel Motel, very uncomfortable night, room was hot, pillows hard as a rock. WIFI only available outside the reception area, not impressed.Read more

  • Day25

    Bussellton

    October 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Walked the Bussellton Jetty today, 3.6 klm return trip. The Underwater attraction was full so didn’t get to do that. Go some pictures of baby seagulls which I’ve never seen before.
    Camped at Martins Tank lake, got bitten by a bull ant, bloody hurt like hell.

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