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Cervantes

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  • Day5

    Sonnenuntergang in den Pinnacles

    January 4, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute habe ich Perth in Richtung Norden auf dem Indian Ocean Drive verlassen. Zwischendurch ein Stopp in Lancelin eingelegt um in zuckerweisen Sanddünen zu spazieren. Abends das Tagesziel The Pinnacles Dessert erreicht und mitten in der Steinwüste den Sonnenuntergang über dem Meer genossen.

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  • Day49

    Lesueur National Park

    November 11, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌫 29 °C

    Unser erster Stopp heute war Greenhead, ein sehr beschaulicher Ort, an dem es nicht allzu viel zu sehen gibt. Nachdem wir uns den Steg angeschaut hatten, war auch schon alles gesehen😄 Dann gings weiter in den Lesueur National Park! Dort gibt es einen 18km langen Weg, der an allen Sehenswürdigkeiten dort vorbei führt🏞 Danach waren wir noch bei Sandy Cape! Das sind riesige Sanddünen direkt am Meer, auf die man klettern kann🏜Read more

  • Day42

    The Pinnacles

    May 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Before we left Yanchep we had a final look at the koalas who thankfully were holding on tightly as the strong winds buffeted the branches they were sat on. We then did a short walk through the limestone gorge that had small caves and a natural bee hive where the honey comb was clearly visible. It was a very windy drive north (our little high top van felt it) through interesting desert / coast landscapes, including massive inland sand dunes and a tree full of flip flops! The Pinnacles are limestone formations within the Nambung National Park and scientists are unsure of how they were formed. One theory is that they were once tree trunks covered in sand and another is that they were once shells. Either way, it was interesting to walk around and the rain that had been chasing us all day didn't catch up with us until evening. While there we did spot this desert cockroach, quite different from other ones seen on our travels!Read more

  • Day148

    Cervantes, Pinnacle Caravan Park

    May 28, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Letzter Stopp vor Perth, eine schöne Fahrt auf dem Indian Ocean Drive, Platz direkt am Meer.
    Später fängt es an zu regnen, es wird jetzt kalt hier, der Winter zieht ein. Morgen noch 20° tagsüber und 10° nachts. Da wird es auch in unserem Auto kalt.
    Die letzten 2 Tage gehen wir ins Hotel.

  • Day10

    Cervantes

    May 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Left Northham at 8.15 to what was a chilly but clear morning. We made our way to the historic town of Toodyay, pronounced (2J) with plenty of charming heritage buildings. After taking what we thought to be a short cut but in fact became a long cut, we made our way through the Avon Valley (WA road signage is woeful ). Unsure of what road we were actually on we ended up with a silver lining to our wrong road and ventured into the town of New Norcia. We could see some magnificent buildings and on driving closer found ourselves at this idyllic settlement complete with a Spanish-style monastery and buildings linked to an Aboriginal mission which was run by Spanish Benedictine monks. The monastery continues to be home to the Benedictine monks and it is possible to join them in the 1,500 year old tradition for prayers-6 times per day. The New Norcia hotel has a sweeping staircase, high ceilings and wide verandah-a very upmarket Best Marigold Hotel ! You can enjoy a delicious meal and have a glass of their own Abbey beer or a wine from the Abbey wine range. This is certainly a calm peaceful and still place.
    Attached are photos of some of the buildings.
    Eventually finding our way to the Indian Ocean coast line we booked into our fantastic overnight caravan park at Cervantes. We drove to Hanson's lookout then to Lake Thetis which contains stromatolites and strombalites, one of the earths oldest living forms of life. They appear as circular mounds on the waters edge (see photo)
    Sunset was spent at the painted sands of the Pinnacles desert , which is studded with thousands of limestone pillars. These are remnants of compacted seashells that over millennia subsequently eroded. We took Mawson our little penguin mascot to enjoy the Pinnacles with us -he enjoyed having his photo taken at this amazing
    place ! Our evening was complete watching a beautiful sunset over the Indian ocean.
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  • Day26

    Cervantes

    October 5, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Cervantes haben wir einen kurzen Zwischenstopp am Pink Lake gemacht. Die Farbe wird von Algen erzeugt, die Natur ist schon unglaublich. Allerdings sind wir nicht all zu lange geblieben, da die Fliegen wieder angefangen haben Sammy zu ärgern - wie er behauptet 😀.

  • Day9

    Claire, our big nice car

    June 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Wir haben heute unseren Car „ Claire“ bei Redsandcamper in Perth abgeholt, und haben unseren Trip Richtung Norden begonnen. Der Linksverkehr ist noch gewöhnungsbedürftig 😊, aber es ist ein tolles Feeling, hier mit einem so grossen Pickup zu fahren. Kurz vor Cervantes haben wir den Sonnenuntergang im Nambung NP genossen. Heute schlafen wir zum ersten Mal rooftop! ✨🌙Read more

  • Day12

    Cervantes - day 1

    May 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    An easy drive down to Cervantes. This being the second time down at this park, so we knew the ropes quite well.
    Check in time was 11.00am, and we were there at exactly 11.00am. Not sure how we jagged that.
    We set up camp, and met with Fabs and Mel and the kids around lunchtime. They were soon set up and organised.
    Spent the rest of the day, catching up, at the camp.
    Had a good sunset that we were able to catch down at the beach.
    Dinner today was a joint affair - portions of the meal being cooked at our respective caravans. Luckily, both our vans were only a few spots away from each other.
    A quiet night.
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  • Day13

    Cervantes - day 2

    June 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    It was decided to do a bit of a trip on this day.
    Elvira and I joined with the others, in there car, to do a bit of a trip further north, to visit Stockyard Gully and caves. And thank goodness we decided to all go in 1 car, with that car being Fab's one. If we had gone in our car, I think we would still be out there, negotiating the track - very slowly!!
    Drove up through Jurien and Greenhead, and then turned off to Stockyard Gully - an old area where the old cattle drovers would rest up and get some shade and some water, possibly. Part of the road in was a good gravel road, which then turned into a bumpy track. 4WD was needed, but did not need to lower tire pressures.
    After arrival, we took some lunch down the short walk to the caves. Had lunch at the cave entrance. Nice cool area, compared to it being fairly hot outside.
    Then, a walk of about 400 metres through the cave. A bigger cave than I anticipated, and very interesting. When the rains arrive and the rivers start flowing, the caves are totally full with water flowing through them, but when we were there, there was not a skerrick of water around - very dry and hot.
    After the caves, we exited the area via another longer and rougher track. Quite bumpy and rocky. Hope the car was ok afterwards. And as I mentioned, thank goodness we did not have our car out there.
    on the way back to Cervantes, we called in to look at a couple of places - Leeman, Greehead. Had tea and coffee in Greenhead, at a nice spot near the front.
    Had a bit of a beach drive with the car.
    Back in Cervantes for yet another great sunset.
    Another shared dinner, followed by a belated birthday celebration for Mel - some yummy cheese cake for the occasion.
    Another quiet night.
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