We flew to Perth to visit our son, Matt and his wife, Chloe, and to pick up the campervan we had purchased. We had a week visiting and then headed to Bunbury to visit more family and then headed out south east on our adventure home
  • Day2


    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Arrived in Perth to visit Matt and Chloe.
    Finally got to see the campervan we purchased back in November! It's a Toyota Hi Ace with a Jackpot camper fitout. Very pleased with the van.
    We had to make a few purchases for the campervan including a bullbar and got a safety check and service ready to take off on our adventure home.Read more

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  • Day3

    Cottlesloe Beach

    January 8 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Got to visit the beautiful beaches. Cottesloe is our fav - esp now it is fully enclosed by a heavy duty shark net! Swam out to inspect it just to make sure. We love the surf club house and restaurant, but it was unfortunately closed for renovations.Read more

  • Day6

    Rottnest Island

    January 11 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Took a trip out to beautiful Rottnest Is off the coast of Perth. It's a lovely gem with lots of beautiful beaches. We were very spoilt and took a flight out with Matt and Chloe and Chloes mum, Janett. We hired bikes and went around the island, had a few swims and lunch at the new "Glamping" Resort. It's the home of the Quokka- a friendly little marsupial only found on the Island.Read more

  • Day8


    January 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Famous Busselton Jetty. We've been here before as Matt and Chloe got married down here at a beautiful old farm.
    So we just had a quick stroll around before departing for Albany.

  • Day8

    Peppermint Grove Beach-Bunbury/Busselton

    January 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    This coast is really lovely. Wayne's youngest brother,Tony and his wife Moira live here and enjoy a great lifestyle. They have befriended some dolphins and can feed and pat them. Their dog, Walter, sees the dolphins first and lets them know where they are.Read more

  • Day9


    January 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Nice little town on the way down to Albany.
    There was an Arboretum (Tree Garden) which had a selection of the local trees growing. They are massive. Saw some friendly emus wandering around town . It's an arty little town and has a thing about "Tassie Tigers" where you go on a trail to find the tiger sculptures.Read more

  • Day9


    January 14 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Albany is a lovely coastal town known for its fishing industry and the now obsolete Whaling Station. It was a bit of a wild windy rainy day with a strong south wind blowing but we were kindly taken to the famous sights by the local Christadelphians, father and son, John and Lionel. We also saw Bro Fecky from Timor Leste who is on a working visa. Wayne met Fecky when he went there on mission work and the fish farm set up.
    It's a rugged coast and rough but the water has that beautiful clear aqua colour. The path to be beach is a challenge but all the tourist spots are so well done and maintained. The Gap Lookout was splendid and a remarkable engineering job! Was a bit scarey!
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  • Day11


    January 16 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Ahh, Esperanse - so magically beautiful!
    A lovely town on a magnificent coast. It's a big fishing industry spot with a busy port, but with lots of arty shops and gorgeous beaches. Supposedly the whitest finest sand in Australia. It is squeaky scrunchy when you walk on it. Lots of islands close in off shore (including Cull Is) which would be great for diving and spearfishing, but is also home to big white pointers. Went swimming regardless but stayed close to shore! Water was surprisingly warm at about 21 which is the same as home. Thought it would be cooler.Read more