Kalgoorlie

I have been a little delayed with my posts as, like most other on our bus, I have caught a bad cold and I haven’t felt like writing after a day of driving. When you are travelling with others, it very hard for affliction to not be passed on. The distance from Esperance to Kalgoorlie…

Esperance – Beaches & Azure Water

It was a beautiful day yesterday (Sunday) – sunny and mild with very little wind. It was a perfect day for exploring the beaches and coastline around this region. Esperance is blessed with magnificent beaches and beautiful scenery. it is 720 kilometres to the south east of Perth. The population of Esperance is about 10,000…

Esperance Wildflower Route

Yesterday, we travelled the long distance from Albany to Esperance. We had over 480 kilometres to travel through a variety of wheat farms, mallee type scrub and bushland. We broke up the trip with a number of stops to look at wild flowers and to have a stretch of legs. Many of the good wildflower…

Albany

Our trip from Pemberton to Albany on Thursday was a pleasant touring day. Easy driving, and stops at a few major sites with interesting things to see. This area of WA is largely forested with some giant trees. The largest of them are the Tingle Trees, another variety of Eucalypt. Those trees are quite shallow…

Pemberton

Today we drove a short distance from Margaret River to Pemberton, a little timber town in the SW of Western Australia. This trip of about 138 mms only took a couple of hours and we were in Pemberton in time for lunch which we had in a little cafe in the main street. This town…

Another Day in Margaret River

It has been an interesting day in Margaret River, with visits below the ground and above the ground. Our visit below the ground was the time that we spent at Jewel Cave, down the road towards the little town of Augusta. This cave is the largest of a number of  caves in this predominanlty limestone…

Wineries & Sunset

We’ve had a gentle day in Margaret River on our first day in town. This place began its life as a timber town and eventually became a surfing centre with its nearby ocean beaches providing a very good break of waves. The area between here and Dunsborough to the north has become a prestigious wine…

On To Margaret River

it was an easy and leisurely drive over the 150 kilometres from Bunbury to Margaret River. We took the opportunity to potter along and enjoy some of the sights along the way. Our first stop was to the Dolphin Discovery Centre along Koombaba Bay. Apparently, per 200 dolphins live in this bay and they often…

Bunbury

Our trip from York to Bunbury was a little shorter than he long days that we had travelling to, and from, Geraldton. The weather was often overcast with periods of drizzle and the temperature as about 20 degrees. The hotel in York served the biggest plate of breakfast we had ever seen. There was no…

York

We had a fairly long driving day today, so we had a early start from Geraldton. The weather was nice – low 20’s and sunny.  Not far south of Geraldton, we again came to the area of Greenough which used to be a separate shire, but is now absorbed into the greater Geraldton area. One…

Geraldton

It’s late afternoon and we have have had a fabulous time today in Geraldton. We met up with our friends three days ago and now all fifteen of us are travelling in our 25 seater bus that we have rented from Thrifty. We began our visit to WA on our first day that combined time…

Family Time in Perth

We have just finished a  week together as a family in Perth, WA.   David and Yuki are now living and working here and Cathy decided it would be nice to have a holiday here with the girls. Jill and I came over to help Cathy and to also spend some together as a family. Perth…