16th April

16th April

Phew!!! That was some trip. Now for the clean up. Looks like a bomb hit the car & caravan, nearly out of knickers, golf kit full of dust & mud.

Met up for a last drink with the group in the caravan park.image

Some team photos and proof of our Ambrose winimage imageHate the shirts but they were our prize!!!!

my new battery trolley & trophy to keep for my nearest the pin

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This is the song Ann wrote for “The tales of the Trails” sung to Waltzing Matildaimage

Sad news – our neighbour, Arthur, in Kent for 17 years passed away. Why do the really good people go before their time?

17th April

Where to next? We have just over 2 weeks before we fly off to Broome for our next adventure in the Kimberley’s & Bungle Bungles.

Managed to clean the car at the local car wash. Looked at 2 other car washes and no hope of washing the caravan in them – too small. As in many CP’s we are not allowed to hose them down in the park. The Nullabor mud will have to stay with us for a while.

Ann & Bill came for a roast dinner and reminisce.

18th April

Did the tourist thing and went to look at the open cast gold mine. $1B a months comes out of here!!!image image image imageDon’t the people look small!!!

Went round to Ann & Bill’s for BBQ steak. Bill can BBQ again – delicious. Anyone who knows me will know how fussy I am about my steaks. Said our goodbyes and hope to meet up again – if only for the steaks!!!!!

19th April

Off to Merredin. If you want to sleep I suggest you bypass Merriden. The mine railway goes all night and they have 2 road crossings either side of the caravan park(do they to TOOT at both?) plus a garage next door with trucks braking all night.

20th April

Walk up another Granite mound at Merriden before we set off for Narrogin

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On the way we went through Bruce Rock. Sorry Bruce couldn’t find your rock!!!image

Lunch stop at Lake Kurrenkutten near Corriginimage

At Narrogin we booked into Barna Mia for a nocturnal tour. Firstly went on a walk around Wandoo Wood for an hour and then took a drive around Dryandra Woodland nature conservation area

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Hopefully you can read some of the info. 6 Wallabies (? Tam ar wallabies) decided to jump the field fence across the track just in front of us – too quick to take a photo but they were almost black coloured!!

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The Boodie or burrowing betting which we did see live

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The Numbat

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The Tiger Quoll which is in the woodland but not allowed in the enclosure because it is a carnivore and would eat the others

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Woolies which we also saw live

OK – the above pictures are not live but examples of the marsupials in the woodland that are rare to see

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Unfortunately no flashes are allowed but here are – bodies, Woylies and Malas or rufous hare- wallabies – you’ll just have to trust me on this one

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Here you can just make out the big ears of the Bilby’s or rabbit-eared bandicoot on the right in the light? I can now tick that one off my list.

21st April

Head to Mundarah. We have a creaking and cronking noise in either the car or the caravan which has slowly got worse. Car booked in at Mandurah for a check up. Hope that roo didn’t do more damage than we thought!!!

we are in a lovely wooded caravan park in the centre of Mandurah called Timber Tops.

We took a walk into town and had a delicious ice cream overlooking the water.

Think we may stay here till we fly to Broome. So much to look at and see.

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3 thoughts on “16th April

  1. Elene

    Now I will have to read some catch up. You are seeing more places than a lot of Aussies have seen ! The Top End is very different. Can see lots o f reminents of when the land was under water. 👍

    Reply
  2. Elene

    Hi to you both. Cath informed us today what has been happening.
    Safe journey, and look after yourselves. Not good getting a fright like that.
    ⛳️⛳️ Elene❤️

    Reply

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