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  • Day248

    Geographe Bay

    May 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 55 °F

    This morning we said adios to James & Louisa, as they headed North and we headed South. We wish them safe, fun and memorable onward travels and will continue to follow their blog (no doubt with green eyes from time to time!) once we get home. We then headed Southwest to Geographe Bay. We stopped at Busselton for a picnic lunch and we saw the impressively long pier there - at 1.8km long, it proclaims itself the "longest jetty in the Southern hemisphere". Eagle-eyed Solana spotted a kids play park here too! We then drove on to Cape Naturaliste, where we did a short coastal walk, before entering the Margaret River wine area where we plan to spend the next couple of days. Naturally, we visited a couple of wineries on the way to our accomodation and availed ourselves of the free wine tastings on offer! We're staying at another campsite, in a particularly spacious, though more expensive, cabin. The weather is cooler here, now we're both further South and further into Autumn - temperatures now under 20C and not as sunny (I'm happy with the cooler climate but it's not Laura & Solana's ideal!). We're looking forward to more wine tasting and coastal scenery over the next couple of days.Read more

  • Day35

    Dienstag/Margaret River, Busselton

    October 16, 2018 in Australia

    Damit sind wir auch am letzten Tag unseres Kurztrips angelangt, an dem wir nach dem Aufstehen erst einmal geguckt haben, was wir auf unserem Weg zurück nach Perth noch machen könnten. Die erste Haltestelle war, na klar, eine Weinprobe. Tom hat sich dabei vorsorglich zum Fahrer erklärt, weil er bei der danach anstehenden Partie Minigolf sein volles Können unter Beweis stellen und den Sieg erringen wollte. Spoiler Alarm: Hat nichts gebracht. Denn, so sagt es schon eine alte brandenburgische Devise:

    „Spielt ein Reinicke,
    ob Leo Louis Max oder Rolf,
    siehst du keine Sonne,
    erst recht nicht beim Minigolf.“
    Oder so ähnlich.
    Wie dem auch sei, Tom war nur zweiter Sieger, während Linus sich als Schlusslicht ausschreiben musste. Nach dem Spiel sind wir nach Busselton gefahren, um uns Busselton Jetty, eine Seebrücke, die 1,8 Kilometer ins Meer hinaus ragt, anzusehen. Dazu hatten wir auch noch traumhaftes Wetter, lief also. Haie haben wir da draußen allerdings keine gesehen, was in einigen erbosten „Ich hab doch Haie gebucht!“ Rufen resultierte. Gefallen hat es uns da trotzdem und so konnten wir mit guter Laune den Rest der Strecke nach Perth bewältigen. Hier wohnen wir jetzt in einem Bungalow, der uns von Marco (Giacomos Chef und Fratello aus Studienzeiten) gestellt wird. Bis Sonntag bleiben wir noch hier, bevor wir endgültig in Richtung Abenteuer abdüsen.
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  • Day55


    November 17, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Der Morgen begann erst einmal mit einem leckeren Müsli, dass wir uns am Tag davor im "Farmers Market" gekauft haben🍒 Dann hat es uns nach Busselton verschlagen🚌 In Busselton gibt es den längsten Steg der Südhalbkugel, den Busselton Jetty! Für 3$ darf man den 1,8km langen Steg entlang laufen und diese Strecke zieht sich mehr als wir beide erwartet haben😅 Der Ausblick war jedoch super schön, auch wenn es draußen am Meer etwas windig ist🌬Read more

  • Day109


    October 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It was only 30 minutes drive, but worlds apart to our next stop! We'd booked Mandalay Holiday Resort, fully aware of its touted kid-friendly set up. Half an hour after leaving our last campsite we arrived and were informed we'd scored the "best site in the park" (enjoying this recurring theme...think there might just be something sensible about booking in advance when you can!). We pulled up to site 22 (and were subsequently congratulated by numerous others about our amazing site) and were pleased to find we had only 1 neighbour and a fine view of the oval, playground, jumping pillow etc etc. Kids set up in record time and disappeared in all directions - yep, we had arrived in kid's paradise! The kids enjoyed all that was on offer (and additional fun like movie night, disco night, laser tag, water slide, indoor pool) and Jen and Roy tolerated the school holiday festivities by indulging in some delicious food truck catering - Indian, French and Spanish delights! Thankfully, the beach was just across the road so the kids could be persuaded to leave the enclave occasionally for some beach cricket, snorkelling or sand scratching!
    We managed to convince the kids to leave the caravan park (not sure how!) and hopped on our bikes to ride to the Busselton Jetty. Busselton has a great bike/walk track that stretches for kilometres from the centre of town and we used this to ride the roughly 5km to the world's longest jetty (1.8km) and walked out to the end of the jetty - gloriously clear water and enough squid ink sprayed all over the boards to convince the kids and Roy it would be worth coming back with some rods!
    In between some serious kid fun-times and squidding at the jetty, we ventured into "Cape" territory with a lunch out at the Eagle Bay Brewery. Fabulous food with local beers and wine and rolling green grass and a sandpit for the kids - everyone was happy! A brief stop at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse after lunch to check out the views (the 100+ year old surrounding cottages were all being renovated) and note that it was one of the shortest lighthouses we'd ever seen!
    Overall, the weather for our few days wasn't great but we're not sure the kids even noticed!
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  • Day36

    Canal Rocks, Geographe Bay and Bussleton

    May 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Headed North along the coast, trying not to be tempted by the vineyards every 500m! Visited Canal Rocks which have been carved into amazing shapes and channels, great for climbing and messing about on. After a pizza on the beach we went to the Bussleton jetty, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere at 1.8km long. A small train goes the length of the pier but we chose to walk instead, watching fishermen catching squid spraying ink on the deck boards.Read more

  • Day23


    April 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    I traveled from Oli's place down to Dunsborough (Donsbra). There my host Therese picked me up from the busstation, what a nice suprise.Today Roger, Therese's husband drove me to the Cape Naturaliste where the walk begins. I started by going around it - and suddenly something big came out of the bush. I was quite startled. So what is jumping around?In Australia? Yep, a Kangaroo! A very big one. He was friendly though (not like the male sheep in Switzerland) and jumped back in the bush.
    The landscape was beautiful, the weather changing from sunny and hot to rainy and windy in a half hour range. I was well equipped and I didn't mind at all. As I arrived at Yallingup beach and looked at those big waves I finally saw them: Dolphins! My first ones! They had much fun jumping in the waves ashore and me, too. That was magical. I went into the water a bit later, those waves have so much strength, very impressive. After that I was not in the mood for another 1.5h walk along the mainroad to Dunsborough, so I asked around for a ride and a nice girl took me back. She just finished a 6 months travel around Europe. Tomorrow I will go back to Freo, then Saturday we will go to Hyden. Hiding. Since Easter is coming on.
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  • Day30

    Silvester 2018

    December 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    De letschti Tag vo däm Johr verbring ich allei „dehei“. Mir sind viel underwägs, das ich diä Stunde gnüsse und i de Hängematte d‘ Gedanke schweife lah. Vorbi gleitendi Wolkefetzli beobachte und mal em „ Atschi“, das isch es jungs Findel-Schäfli, de Schoppe gib. Es isch agnehm warm, 23 Grad, aber für diä Jahreszyt da im Süde ussergwöhnlich chüel. Ich wünsche Allne en guete Rutsch und alles Gueti im 2019Read more

  • Day43

    weiter ging es gleichentags....

    January 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    ....zu den Top Tree Walks. Die Photos sind in Grösse und Höhe der Bäume kaum realistisch. Fantastisch diese Ausmasse, können bis 90 m hoch werden, und bis 20 m Umfang. Danach mussten wir noch die 3 stündige Rückfahrt überstehen, aber die Kinder haben das super mitgemacht.

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