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Eglinton

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day235

    Life on the open road

    April 29, 2017 in Australia

    Today we picked up our new hire car (a Toyota Corolla sedan) and left Perth. After having spent the past 2 weeks in cities, it was nice to be out on the open road, with our own 4 wheels, again. We visited Laura's friends Claire and Josh and their 2 children Lewis & Charlie, who live in Kinross, half an hour North of Perth. We had a nice lunch with them and Solana enjoyed playing with the boys for a couple of hours too.

    We then continued North and visited Yanchep National Park. There was some great bird life there - including water birds, parrots and galahs (rose-breasted cockatoo). We finally got to see some cute koala bears here too. Although koalas are native to Eastern Australia, they have been trying to introduce them here in the West and these ones are part of a breeding programme. It was in Yanchep that we saw our first kangaroos in the wild too - a small group of them feeding on the grass as we were walking back to our car - we were all very happy to finally see kangaroos, especially Solana. We saw a couple more kangaroos by the side of the road as we drove later in the afternoon too - they tend to be more visible around dawn and dusk, when it gets cooler. However, it became apparent that we were enjoying the wide, relatively straight, open roads a bit too much when we were stopped by the police this afternoon for speeding... A hefty $200 (approx. £120) fine meant that we had to settle for take-away fish & chips for dinner, rather than sampling the lobster that this area is famed for... This evening, we visited the Pinnacles Desert, an area with hundreds of limestone rock formations. We arrived just before sunset (delayed by our brush with the law!) - so the light was good but unfortunately didn't last very long. We're spending the night in the small town of Cervantes (population about 500 people), in a B+B recommended by Laura's Uncle Bob & Aunt Angela (thanks Bob & Angela - it is lovely).
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  • Day41

    Yanchep National Park

    May 14, 2017 in Australia

    Today we decided to spend the day here as there are plenty of walks and wildlife to see. After visiting the 10 resident koalas we went on a walk called the Ghosthouse Walk, intrigued by the name. It turns out, half way around the 12km loop, there was a derelict building. Didn't see a ghost but heard something moving about in the undergrowth! (It was probably a kangaroo or wallaby). The weather was kind to us as bad wind and rain was forecast but it turned out really hot and sunny. It was good to see the kangaroos jumping around the campsite in the evening.Read more

  • Day40

    Yanchep NP and van troubles

    May 13, 2017 in Australia

    After leaving our friends Laura, Julie and Solana in Bunbury we headed North to the rental depot to check out our van. We'd been keeping an eye on the range and fuel consumption (something all men do at a certain age!!) and something wasn't right. We could get just over half the fuel capacity the van should have. This was a wee bit of an issue South of Perth where petrol stations are quite common, but a big issue North of Perth where we may not have the range to refuel. Delays ensued, a replacement was eventually sourced and off we went, only to find the leisure battery (the one that runs the lights/fridge etc) was dead. Too late to return that night so a trip back to the depot the next morning. They dealt with the issues fairly efficiently but still 1.5 days lost. Source of the fuel problem was previous hirer had run over something and dented the tank to such an extent it was 30 litres smaller!
    This afternoon we drove to Yanchep National Park and wetland (named Loch McNess!!) where we are spending the night. On the way we stopped at the Western Australia remote control aircraft airfield. A proper airfield in minature with 6ft long jet models and a crazy air race that takes place in a huge caged area where models fly round in circles on a tether at 140mph (look up tether racing) There are koalas in the National Park and kangaroos that hop around the area and camp ground.
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  • Day31

    Yanchep Nationalpark

    October 2, 2016 in Australia

    Nach so viel Stadt bzw. Städtchen brauchen wir dringend wieder Wildlife. Also besteigen wir am frühen Morgen den Bus Richtung Avis Autovermietung. Wir wollen nach Norden fahren, und zwar immer links! Unser Ziel ist der Nambung NP mit dem Pinnacles Desert.
    Unseren ersten Zwischenstop machen wir im Yanchep NP, wir wollen Tiere sehen! In einem geschützten Bereich leben 10 Koalas und ganz entgegen ihrer Gewohnheit sind sie sehr aktiv. Wir haben unseren Spaß und machen unzählige Fotos. Sie sind aber auch zu süß!!! Das könnt ihr hier selber sehen: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AiUv8teodO-roA2ebLJVhoJ_KzU2.
    Auf dem wunderschönen Wetland Trail um den See entdecken wir gleich zu Beginn zwei gemütliche Kängurus! Später werden es immer mehr und mehr. Damit sind wir vollauf zufrieden 😁. Wir spazieren noch durch die Bumerang Gorge mit eingefallenen Höhlen, Wildblumenwiesen mit Grasbäumen und anderen entzückenden Pflanzen.
    Nachdem wir die Picknickarea benutzt haben wird es Zeit für die Weiterreise. Immer auf dem Indian Ocean Drive durch Dünenlandschaft, die wir vom Nilgen Lookout sehr gut einsehen können.
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  • Day55

    Yanchep Nationalpark

    October 22, 2016 in Australia

    ("Eingesperrte") Koalas, Kangurus, Picknickwiesen und ein paar Wanderwege. Dafür bezahlten wir 12 Dollar.
    Wir schätzten das Leid der hier lebenden Koalas als äußerst gering ein, da sie sich nicht groß bewegen mussten um an Eucalyptus zu gelangen. Auch sonst erschien es eher als Luxusgehege für die bewegungsfaulen Beuteltiere.
    Und wann sieht man schon so viele aus nächster Nähe?

    Des weiteren waren die Ruhe und die Schönheit des Parks, ehe wir von einer Horde Fliegen am Campingplatz empfangen wurden, genau das richtige nach den vielen Eindrücken der letzten Tage.
    Melis geniale Konstrunktion brachte uns jedoch den nötigen fliegenfreien Raum um ungestört den restlichen Tag zu genießen.
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