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Trip: WA Travels

There are [11] stories from my trip: WA Travels

Quokka spotting

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Views [3873]

I'm a little behind as the last few days have been a bit hectic but thought I should close the chapter on WA. The couple days after we left Coral Bay were pretty uneventful as we were just driving back down the coast.  Some very long straight ... Read more >

Tags: bay, brisbane, lions, quokka, rottnest island, sea

Whale shark encounter

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | Views [669]

We've spent the last couple of days in Coral Bay - a small beachside village in Northern WA and pretty high in the running for my favourite spot in WA.  The Lonely Planet says population 190, though there's a lot more tourists than that, mostly ... Read more >

Tags: beach, coral bay, humpback whale, reef, snorkel, sunset, whale shark

Shark Bay (oo-ha-ha!)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | Views [583]

Just a quick one before we head to Coral Bay as I'm not sure we'll be able to get online up there. Thursday - the early bird catches the fish!  We went to watch the pelican feeding and only one turned up so she (we think) got all the fish!  ... Read more >

Tags: dolphins, rain, shells, stromatolites

Heading North

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | Views [513]

No internet access yesterday so I'm catching up on 2 days again. Yesterday we drove north from the edge of Perth and visited The Pinnacles on our way up to Geraldton.  The best way to describe this place is hundreds and hundreds of tall, slim ... Read more >

Tags: gorge, national park, pelican, sunset

Photos: WA Misc

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Various pictures from our trip
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Happy birthday to me!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | Views [971]

Thanks to the R&D team's generous 30th birthday present of experience vouchers I got to tick something off my bucket list this morning - we got up very early to get to Northam airfield for a hot air balloon ride over the Avon Valley!!   Luckily ... Read more >

Tags: ballooning, beach, sunrise, sunset

Always take the weather with you...

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | Views [650]

What I realised today is that you can be in the most beautiful place but if its grey skies and torrential rain it still seems desolate and miserable! Back to that later as I've got a couple days to fill you in on! On Friday we went wine tasting ... Read more >

Tags: caves, cheese, chocolate, lighthouse, rain, wine, york

Perth Mint is mint!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | Views [524]

Today is Chris's birthday!!!  Its been a bit hard to make it birthday like apart from opening some cards this morning but we're heading out to have a nice dinner tonight. This morning we visited the Perth Mint.  It was set up in 1899 as ... Read more >

Tags: birthday, coin, gold, mint


AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | Views [294]

We decided to abort the Rottnest plan today for various reasons but the weather, while beautiful blue sky in the morning, turned out to be grey and a little drizzly in the afternoon so the decision proved to be the right one! Instead we headed to ... Read more >

Tags: convicts, history, port, submarine

1st Day in Perth

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | Views [273]

Our travels didn't start too smoothly with an hour's delay before we left Brisbane due to 'technical issues' with the plane!  This meant we didn't get to the hotel in Perth and into bed until about 4am Queensland time! After catching up on some ... Read more >

Tags: city sights, perth

Photos: Perth

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Perth snapshots
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