Torndirrup National Park – Being a Human Being …
Sharing a Golden Gaytime

Torndirrup National Park – Being a Human Being …

Breakfast at the Three Anchors Middleton Beach was generous and set us up well for a day’s hiking, although the day started cool and damp, which took a while to clear.  A short distance out of Albany brought us to the Gap and the Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park, both of which can be visited from the same access point.  Even in dull weather, they were pretty spectacular.  The power of the Souther Ocean rages beneath you as you reach over the ledge to take your photo, backed by the safety of some mega sized steel girders.  The rock is Gneiss (pronounced ‘nice’ endearingly) – a meta orphic or ‘changed’ rock.

A short drive away along th coast brings you to the blowholes.  When they blow, these could be pretty spectacular I think – up to 3m high – but they weren’t blowing today.  You could hear them beneath you, but you couldn’t see them.  The path was slippy in the rain and the health and safety protection left a bit to be desired – there was nothing there basically other than a sign that looked like it was ready to blow away into the ocean.  You could have easily stood practically on top of a blowhole and not even realised it – until it blew.

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Accommodation Review:  Cape Lodge Margaret River
Cape Lodge - The view from the excellent restaurant

Accommodation Review:  Cape Lodge Margaret River

A very well appointed hotel with lovely gardens big enough to take a nice stroll around.  Spacious, light and airy rooms have lake or garden views and spa baths big…

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Kaya Wadandi Noongar Boodja
View from White Elephant Cafe

Kaya Wadandi Noongar Boodja

Kaya Wadandi Noongar Boodja  - Aborigini for “Hallo and Welcome to Wadandi Noongar country.  This morning, we took the short drive to Ambergate Reserve and Walk Trail and walked through…

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We have got standards …
Voyager Estate Tasting Menu

We have got standards …

Today, we had pre-booked a tour of the Voyager Estate which included a 7 course degustation lunch tasting menu.  The tour started at 11am and we set off at 10…

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Mandurah to Margaret River – G’day Skippy!
G'Day Skippy

Mandurah to Margaret River – G’day Skippy!

Our journey south continued today via Dunsborough - a pretty little place on the coast with a good Visitor Centre, a bakery selling all sorts of tempting goodies and peaceful beaches for…

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Accommodation Review – Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah WA

Accommodation Review – Seashells Mandurah

A comfortable apartment style hotel with a spa bath and kitchen facilities.  There is a small infinity style swimming pool and easy access to coastal walks and the waterfront.  Our…

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Rottnest Island – “I will survive”
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island – “I will survive”

We pre-booked a day trip to "Rotto" (Rottnest Island) - the family holiday playground of choice for Perth locals - with Rottnest Fast Ferries.  This car free island is an…

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Arrival in Perth
Perth Elizabeth Quay by night

Arrival in Perth

We left home in the UK at 10.45 on Friday morning and arrived safely in Perth at 5,30 on the following Saturday afternoon losing several hours, some beauty sleep and…

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Western Australia – The Road Less Travelled
Kangaroo - Pinnacles Desert WA

Western Australia – The Road Less Travelled

Another exciting road trip begins and will takes us through Western Australia - a land which offers so much:  national parks, Aboriginal culture and the closest fringing coral reef.  We…

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