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Wanneroo

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  • Day339

    Hello Perth

    September 25 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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  • Day3

    Rim Walk - Kings Canyon

    August 28 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    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 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    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.

  • Day20

    Mindari/Perth

    September 14 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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 ⋅ 🌙 61 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    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

  • Day243

    Pinnacles & Yanchep National Parks

    May 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 63 °F

    Before leaving Jurien Bay, Laura snorkelled on the snorkel trail there; the current was too strong for me so Solana and I made another shell picture on the beach instead. On our drive South we were passing the Pinnacles National Park, so we decided to pay a visit again to see it in the sunlight (it was almost sunset when we arrived on the way North) - it was great to see it in sunny splendour and to have time to walk around a bit more. We took the next section of the drive carefully as it was where we were done for speeding on the way up! We passed plenty of roadsigns for wildlife but we didn't see much (alive) along the roads today.

    We enjoyed Yanchep National Park so much on the way up that we decided to pay a visit again on the way back down; this time we are staying overnight in Yanchep Inn, inside the national park. We arrived in time for a picnic lunch, then we did some walking in the park to see what wildlife we could spot this time, including a wetlands walk around the lake called "Loch McNess"! The smell of the eucalyptus as we walked was lovely. We saw plenty of birdlife, including galahs, black cockatoos (see photo), colourful ring-necked parrots, ducks and spoonbills; we also saw a long-necked turtle swimming in the lake. From about 4pm, the kangaroos started to come out - by sunset there were dozens of them feeding on the grass in front of our hotel; we enjoyed watching them with a sundowner beer (Castlemaine XXXX, of course!). After treating ourselves to a meal in the hotel restaurant, we went for a walk in the dark and saw even more kangaroos feeding all around - we had to carefully weave our way through them to get past! It was amazing to see so many of them all in one place.... We leave Yanchep in the morning to continue our journey South. We have also arranged to meet up with our friends James and Lou again in a few days, so we are really looking forward to that.
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  • Day7

    Under A Desert Moon

    September 1 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 61 °F

    Dinner tonight a five course degustation with matching wines beside a wonderful fire. Met some lovely people, travellers just like us.

  • Day103

    Yanchep National Park

    August 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Mit ein paar Leuten bin ich heute zum Yanchep National Park gefahren, welcher ca anderthalb Stunden nördlich von Perth gelegen ist. Dort sieht man Koalas und Kangaroos in freier Wildbahn sozusagen 🐨🦘. Sehr schöner Ausflugsort😁 Danach ging es noch zu einem Ort namens,, The Spot '', um sich dort am Strand den Sonnenuntergang🌅 anzuschauen, bevor es am Abend wieder zurück in die Stadt ging.Read more

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