Augusta, the small town where two big oceans meet

Augusta, a small town with a permanent population of just over1000 people, packs a hefty punch when it comes to scenery. In the hot summer months the population expands dramatically with tourists flocking to the town for everything it has on offer, including cooling winds off the two oceans that meet close by at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

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Picnic at Alexandra Bridge (day use area)

 Alexandra Bridge is located approximately 26kms north east of the township of Augusta, at the southern end of the Margaret River region. There’s a camp ground a little away from the river, and a day use area overlooking the river. We were already staying in the campground, but decided the day use area overlooking the river would be a better spot for a forest picnic.  Being only 26 kms from Augusta, and not much further from Margaret River, we didn’t have far to drive to find some good food, and good wine, worthy of the gorgeous forest setting. If  you happen to be  staying anywhere towards the southern end of the Margaret River region, and you fancy a forest picnic,  Alexandra Bridge is not far away, and well worth considering.

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To read or not to read

There’s always the problem of possibly being seen as an intruder when one writes a blog, or posts thoughts and photos on social media. I came across a fellow blogger’s post recently, and Angela put into words what so many bloggers think, I’m sure. Angela’s post points out that we blogger’s have a love of writing, but no expectation that everything we write will be important enough to be read by each and everyone of you who come across one of our posts.

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The power of one (minute that is)

Ever wondered why it is when you go into some peoples homes, they’re always spic and span. You give your house a thorough clean each week the same as they do, yet the next day your house looks a mess again. I’ll let you into a little secret – the house that’s always clean has someone living in it that uses a super-power. It’s a power we all have, and it’s a power we can all use. It’s the power of one – one minute that is. Never under estimate what a difference just a minute can make.

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A stitch in time

Someone asked me recently what the proverb, ‘A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’ means. Literally it means exactly what it says. If you notice the seam on a garment or a hole starting to unravel you can usually fix it easily and quickly with a needle a thread. Literally one (or two) over stitches will usually prevent the whole seam, or garment from unravelling.

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Picnic at Gannet Rock

For today’s picnic we headed to the small coastal stretch of land running north west from Dunsborough to Cape Naturaliste. There’s lots of bays to choose from along this stretch of coastline, with Meelup, Eagle Bay, Castle Rock, and Bunker Bay being some of the better known ones. Today we chose one of the lesser known ones – Gannet Rock.

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