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  • Day141

    Australian wildlife again

    March 26 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    The morning was once again filled with administrative work. We are also part of a WhatsApp group with other 'stranded' Dutch people in Australia. Just keeping up with that group chat already takes some time. We also needed to fix accommodation for the next week. The first AirBnB we booked this morning suddenly said it was only available a day later due to maintenance. The second one we booked eventually worked after our first 2 credit cards had not enough credit anymore thanks to flights and 2 cancelled but not yet refunded AirBnBs. Luckily we have 3 cards and the third worked. If there had been a cricket match in our front garden this morning we wouldn't have noticed.

    Around noon we were finally done and left the campsite with the destination being Yanchep National Park. Our aim was to spend our last vanlife day there and also camp in the park. We saw a lama farm on the way. From the campsite we could easily walk around in the rather small national park. There were lots of loud cockatoos as per usual. This time a different species though. There was also a protected area in the park for koalas, who wouldn't know the difference between that and the real wild anyway. But it's been a while since we saw them on the Great Ocean Road and therefore worth it. We spotted several of them and two were actually pretty close. While they don't do much more than sleep and, if you are lucky, move an arm or leg, they are still very cute to look at. Lots of grey kangaroos hopping around as well. We hadn't seen many 'roos lately in the outback. So it seemed like the perfect last day with the van.

    For dinner we made a basic pasta dish for probably (hopefully) awhile. While eating it in the van (we had to escape from the mosquitos outside once again), we had a new first time experience. A not so small spider was walking next to the table behaving as if it was at home here. Luckily it was brown and with that, according to our knowledge, not dangerous. In a heroic move we caught it in one of our cups and released it in the wild.
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  • Day24

    Yanchep NP

    January 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Vor unserer Reise in die einsame Wildnis des Nordens, hatten wir noch einiges zu erledigen. Dazu gehörte natürlich der obligatorische Besuch der Koalas im Yanchep Nationalpark, gefolgt von einem Mittagessen an der Strandpromenade in den Neubauvierteln nördlich von Perth. Sowie ein Grosseinkauf und einige kleinere Reparaturen am Surfboard.Read more

  • Day339

    Hello Perth

    September 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    ▪️Heute hat Vica Geburtstag, haben sie mit einem Kuchen und den Happy Birthday Song geweckt
    ▪️Im Yanchep National Park konnten wir viele Kolas beobachten - so süß :D
    ▪️Das war die letzte gemeinsame Aktivität als Convoy - Abschied nehmen hieß es nun
    ▪️Anschließend sind wir endlich in Perth angekommen und direkt zu unserem Airbnb nach Cloverdale in die 2 (Chuck) Norris Street gefahren
    ▪️Nach genau 6 Wochen Roadtrip endlich im richtig Bett schlafen und warm duschen zu können - ist das beste auf Erden :D
    ▪️Sind zu 7. (Leo, Alisa, Vica, Béla, Elodie, Nik, Vivi) für eine Woche in einen Haus ganz für uns alleine gezogen :D
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  • Day62

    Hyperaktive Koalas

    March 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Zum Glück beschlossen wir dem Yanchep NP nochmals einen Besuch abzustatten, denn diesmal erwischten wir die Koalas viel aktiver. Wahrscheinlich weil es viel kühler war als letztes Mal. Ein Koala kratzte sich sogar am flauschigen Bauch.Read more

  • Day3

    Rim Walk - Kings Canyon

    August 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The four of us (same extra 2 as yesterday) went wit a female guide to walk the canyon rim, WOW again. Great with just 5 of us. The 500 steps to begin with were a killer but I made it. 🤪🤪🧗🏿‍♀️🧗🏿‍♀️Breathtaking views of Watarrka National Park. Photo of Jeanette and I in ‘Priscilla’s crack’ from the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert which was filmed here.We walked into the ‘Garden of Eden’, steep but worth doing. Great guide and great company. 4 hours later we were knackered but on a high from a great day.
    Back to wonderful accomm.
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  • Day5

    Kata Tjuta Domes

    August 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Trip into Kata Tjuta National Park . Walked into the Walpa Gorge listening to our informative and passionate guide explain the 36 domes and the cultural significance as a sacred Aboriginal men’s ceremonial site. Amazing rock formation. Not far away from Uluru. Another good walk.Read more

  • Day5

    Back to Perth

    August 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Back in the land of the internet. Left Uluru for Perth via Alice Springs, good flight and now at Jeanette’s until tomorrow when we leave for our trip north of Perth. Many loads of washing now catching up on news.
    Random photos🥴🥴
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  • Day20

    Mindari/Perth

    September 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Up and out for an early morning walk around the streets and then along the boardwalk and marina. A trip to the car wash to get the worst of the red dirt, bugs etc off Jeanette’s car before getting home to give it a better clean, poor car!! She went where she had never been before!!! Amazing the nooks & crannies that the red dirt made its way into.
    Then lunch down at the marina with a friend of Jeanette’s, so vibrant I could have sat there all day.
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  • Day235

    Life on the open road

    April 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    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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  • Day244

    Kangaroos, kookaburras & koalas

    May 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We had a very enjoyable morning still in Yanchep National Park. We really loved it there - would highly recommend it if anyone is visiting Western Australia. We went for walks both before and after breakfast. The eucalyptus was even more fragrant in the still and quiet early morning and the light was lovely. We saw lots of kangaroos again and Solana took her "joey" (aka doll) out in her "pouch" too (see 2nd photo)! We also saw 2 kookaburras, more galahs and parrots, plus "bottlebrush" trees (it is easy to see why they're so-named - see 5th photo). Before we left, we went to see the koalas in the breeding programme again - including one very hungry one who was munching away on the eucalyptus leaves right in front of us. We left Yanchep late morning and drove South to Mandurah, back on the coast. This afternoon was less fun and a lot more expensive... My tooth broke at the weekend and I had to make an emergency dental appointment for today. I now have a temporary filling and our account is $280 lighter (and I will still need more work doing when we get home....). On the plus side, this makes Laura and I more or less even after her speeding fine!Read more

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