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Trip: Great Southern WA

There are [27] stories from my trip: Great Southern WA


Week Ending 14/04/2013 Albany

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | Views [340] | Comments [2]

Dog Ambush This week after the physio at work suggested more cycling for my knee, I headed off on a ride after work only to be ambushed by a large dog (bull mastiff) causing me to take a fall on Lower King Road during the after work traffic, and ... Read more >


Week Ending 07/04/2013 Albany

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | Views [206]

A quiet weekend meeting Laura's daughter and friend from Perth, settling into my new abode and planning our trip to the Fairbridge Music Festival later this month where I will earn my discount ticket working a few hours on Laura's bath products stall.... Read more >


Week Ending 01/04/2013 (Easter) Albany, Perth

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | Views [248] | Comments [1]

Alan came to Albany unexpectedly just before Easter so we decided that now would be a good time to give him back his caravan so that I could be free to hit the road again as soon as I got my campervan organised. This meant finding another place to live ... Read more >


Week Ending 24/03/2013 Albany

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [247]

A pretty non eventful week, including working on the weekend to make up for my time in Perth. However, on the Saturday night I joined Marg and Don for a BBQ at the shelter in the caravan park and took my ukulele for a singalong. After a chance meeting ... Read more >


Week Ending 17/03/2012 Albany, Perth

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | Views [226]

Friday night went to Steve and Michelle's for dinner and to do some work on the ukulele club's website. Worked on Saturday morning, and in the afternoon played Uke and stayed at Steve and Michelle's for dinner again. Sunday worked in the morning then ... Read more >


Week Ending 10/03/2013 Cosy Corner, Lowlands Beach, West Cape Howe NP, Wilson Inlet, Crusoe Beach

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | Views [327]

Still have my car from the car hire man. Sunday after a gonging at the Sandalwood Factory I visited some of the beaches between Albany and Denmark. At Lowlands Beach I set up a table and chair and made a cuppa under the shelter from the rain overlooking ... Read more >


Week Ending 04/03/2013 Albany, Nanarup, Porongurups, Waychinicup NP

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | Views [327]

On Saturday morning after swimming a few laps at the Emu Point sea baths, I went to help out the man where I hire cars from, to upgrade his website as his regular guy has moved to Melbourne some time ago. It turned out to be a longer day than planned ... Read more >


Week ending 24/02/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | Views [244]

This week 2 parcels of my favourite shoes and clothes arrived from Melbourne thanks to Marg and Leonie, who even retrieved my big suitcase from storage and described items of clothing over the phone for selection. At $15 per parcel it was an inexpensive ... Read more >


Week ending 17/02/2013 Porongurups, Mount Barker

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | Views [1217]

On Thursday night I dined with Jean and Cheryl, who were on a short trip using a hired camper trailer to help make the decision about their preferred travelling style during retirement. Friday night I treated myself to fish and chips and watched ... Read more >


Week ending 10/02/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | Views [738]

This week Marg got a job at the Albany Hospital in Medical Records and to celebrate we had dinner in the Big Bus which is very luxurious with full sized fridge, a very swish kitchen, and swivel reclining chairs bolted to the floor. It took them ... Read more >


Week Ending 03/02/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | Views [175]

Moving house went very smoothly, nothing like moving house in the conventional sense. As planned I rode off to work Wednesday morning and rode home to my new neighborhood, which is actually cheaper and far superior to the old one with beautiful ... Read more >


Week Ending 28/01/2013 Denmark & Walpole

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | Views [363]

I hired a car for the Australia Day long weekend and on Saturday headed off to the charming town of Denmark set amongst tall timbers and situated on the banks of the river with the same name. On the scenic route west towards Walpole via Scotsdale Road ... Read more >


Week Ending 20/01/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | Views [233]

This week, with the job hunting out of the way I rode into town for the ukelele club meeting on the Monday night which was great fun and very relaxed. On the Friday night when I was finishing off something at work after everyone else had left (some ... Read more >


Week Ending 13/01/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | Views [221]

My goal was to find work within 1 week despite the so called bleak prospects so I registered with some small agencies on day 1, called the Albany Hospital and sent in my resume on day 2, attended an interview at the hospital on day 3 and started ... Read more >


06/01/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | Views [345] | Comments [2]

I didnt envy Alan heading off early this morning into the sweltering temperatures in the north for work. Today I am feeling very grateful for my caravan with running water, 240 volts, a sink and stove (fixed in position), a kettle, fridge, liquid ... Read more >


05/01/2013 Albany (Emu Point)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Jan 2013 | Views [217]

Today I moved from Goode Beach to Rose Garden Caravan Park at Emu Point (8km out of Albany) as Alan has kindly loaned, towed and set up his caravan for me to use while I am here which is very generous and is going to be an absolute luxury after ... Read more >


04/01/2013 Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | Views [211]

Went for a ride to the Whaling Station and Salmon Holes. I had planned a longer ride to The Gap but the head wind got the better of me at 37kph so I headed back. Went to the beach near Mutton Bird Island with Al and Phil who went body surfing but the ... Read more >


03/01/2013 Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | Views [202]

Placed ad in local paper and put up notices for house sitting around Albany. 


02/01/2013 Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | Views [292]

7km sea kayak to Mistaken Island and snorkeling with Alan and Phil, who were kind enough to let me tag along with them, 2 well seasoned paddlers. They took it nice and slowly so that I could keep up (even though it felt like flat out to me!) and eas ... Read more >


01/01/2013 Denmark

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | Views [314]

Drove to Hay River then 15km ride with Al, Phil and Sue along the rail trail to Denmark which is part of the Munda Biddi Trail. The ride was beautiful and shady with sections along the coast and river but quite warm in fact 37degrees by the time we got ... Read more >


31/12/2012 Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Views [269] | Comments [1]

Early morning swim (sun rises around 5am here). The beaches are spectacular and the water is a great temperature for swimming. 20km ride to town (Albany) along the bicycle track on the foreshore (very pleasant) and a lift home in the car! Went ... Read more >


30/12/2012 Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | Views [335]

Early morning swim and walk on beach Bike maintenance Went to hear Alan's friend Phil play clarinet at Frenchys cafe 15 km ride to Quaranup in the evening. 


29/12/2012 Perth to Albany (Goode Beach)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 | Views [279] | Comments [1]

Alan met me at the train in Perth where the forecast was going to be 41degrees and we drove to Albany where the weather is much cooler (20s) and set up camp near his caravan, in a great spot across the road from the spectacular Goode beach. A big thanks ... Read more >


28/12/2012 Port Augusta to Perth on the Indian Pacific

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Views [365]

It felt like a broken night's sleep with the rattle and roll of the train but I felt refreshed by morning. There were nice big showers on board!   Even though today's journey across the Null-abor (no trees) was pretty much what I had imagined, ... Read more >


27/12/2012 Port Augusta to Perth on the Indian Pacific

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | Views [929]

Had a pretty good nights sleep although the bed was a little firm, but it was nice and quiet and had an ensuite so good value I thought at $55 especially when I was able to a rrange a late checkout of  12pm  and storage of my gear until the ... Read more >


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