The third day of the WA Labour Day week-end, and the third day of winter. Is this really winter? The skies were blue on the 1st day of winter with a peak temperature of 23°. Again the skies were blue on the 2nd day of winter and the peak temperature was 22°. Very little change today, blue skies again, a few clouds, and 21° . Guess the woolies can stay packed away for a day or two longer yet.Continue reading
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On a cloudy May Day we took ourselves down Caves Road in the Margaret River wine region to the Brooklands Valley Winery, home of Flutes Restaurant.Continue reading
There’s only a couple of weeks left of autumn, and with a fine, slightly cloudy day forecast, it seemed like ideal weather to head down to Prevelly Beach for a picnic. For those unfamiliar with the Margaret River Region, Prevelly Beach is located approximately 10kms from the inland township of Margaret River. It’s the home of the Margaret River Classic (Professional world Surfing Championship), an international event scheduled to begin in ten days time. The competition will take place over a 12 day period with the top ranked 34 male surfers, and 16 top ranked female surfers in the world expected to be here to take part.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
Alexandra Bridge campground is on Clarke Drive approximately 26kms north east of Augusta, at the southern end of the Margaret River region.
You can choose from 21 campsites, all only a couple of minutes walk to the tranquil Blackwood river.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
We had a fabulous few days away with our good friends, Kaye and Brian.
The first three days in Albany served as a great reminder of how much Albany has going for it. We’ve all promised ourselves a return visit.
For our final night we moved on to a farm stay, Ayr Sailean, approximately half way between Denmark and Walpole. At $23 for a powered site it was considerably cheaper than the nearby caravan parks, and is well located for sightseeing around the Denmark/Walpole area.
There were plenty of friendly farm animals. My Tilly enjoyed touching noses with the small pony, but then he wanted to do the ‘rear end sniff thing’.
I was a bit worried the pony may have given him a bit of kick for his effort.
The sun-set for our final night was gorgeous.
And after the sun set came the fire pit.
Don’t you just love a camp fire!
A fabulous mini break, and time spent with a fabulous couple – a great reminder of just what a pleasure life can be.
Our main purpose for this visit to Albany was to see the Avenue of Honour, Field of Light. This avenue of light is a massive art work of illuminations designed by artist Bruce Munro. It pays homage to the Anzacs who departed from Albany for the Great War.Continue reading