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  • Day79

    Tuart Forest National Park and Dunn Bay

    February 17, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    I had a horrible night. I must have caught the flu and I was lying awake most of the night shaking like hell, though I was not freezing 😬
    I felt pretty bad when I woke up at 6.30 am.
    Kara woke up shortly after me and after if been to the toilet I told her that I am feeling really bad and want to lay down again for a while, what was absolutely no problem for her.
    We took her stuff out from the tent and said, she moves to the hanging bed she has.
    I tried to sleep a little bit but it was hard...
    I felt a little bit better at 8.30 but still pretty bad.

    Kara was sending me back to bed and fixed some breakfast for me. I took some painkillers against my horrible headache and neck pain.
    And after one more hour of laying down and some breakfast, a felt good enough to drive to the next big town to go to a pharmacy and get some medications. We said, that we will stay here overnight if I am not starting to feel better during the drive to Bunbury.
    It took us around one hour to come to Bunbury and I stopped at the first pharmacy I saw and got some medication which I took immediately.
    We then went to the information center as we needed to fill up our water bottles and could find a tap with thinking waster. And we did a big mistake... We missed that he need a parking ticket in the car park. Though we were only gone for like 10 minutes we got a ticket 😳😬
    And it's expensive here, 70$! 😱😱
    Bad luck I would call this... At least we knew now where to get some water. Expensive water... 😕

    As I felt a bit fresher with the medication we kept on driving south. We wanted to go to Peppermint Grove Beach for our lunch break but somehow missed one road and was only driving through the Tuart Forest National Park instead. Beautiful drive through giant trees! Just amazing to see this!

    We then had our lunch break in Dunn Bay instead, another beautiful beach here!

    It's just so amazing how many of these extremely beautiful beaches are here on the West coast!
    I just love it!
    After a nice lunch break, we kept on driving.
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  • Day13

    Herron Point - day 1

    April 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We left Gracetown, under very gray skies. It had rained quite a bit overnight, but the day dawned with most of the rain gone.
    Travelled through to Busselton to find a public dump point, where we offloaded what we needed to.
    Then on the road through to Herron Point, which is on the south eastern edge of the Peel Inlet. It is a free camp (no power or water, but toilets available). A bit rough around the edges but quiet and quite pleasant, and about 20 metres from the edge of the inlet.
    It costs us the grand sum of $5.50 pp per night.
    We setup camp and then had lunch and relaxed. The weather is very iffy, with a bit of rain, on and off.
    Went for a walk along the inlet and took some photos.
    And then had a quiet night, and testing the battery on the van again. So far, so good.
    We intend staying here for 2 nights, so it will be another test of the battery tomorrow, particularly since the forecast is for cloudy and rain conditions, so the solar panel will not get much sunshine on it. We will see how it goes.
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  • Day14

    Herron Point - day 2

    April 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Our second day at Herron Point, and for once, not much to report.
    Spent the morning in camp. Weather overnight brought quite a bit of rain, and this day was very overcast, windy and cool. Did some client work.
    In the pm, we went into Mandurah to the shops, for lunch and to charge up our phones. Both ventures were successful - thank you Mandurah Forum.
    Later in the pm we went and visited Eddie and Gene at Timber's Edge, and spent a few hours catching up with them. Had a yummy Indian dinner, and then drove back to camp via the road that skirts the inlet to the south - Preston Beach road. Since it was dark, we were able to properly test out the LED bar lights on the vehicle, and they worked well.
    A quite night and end to the day.
    No pics for this day )-:😒
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