Friday, 20 November 2020

South West Part 2

 Tuesday, 17th November, 2020.

                                                              The view from our front door this morning.

We drove into Augusta with a visit on the way to Hamelin Bay.

Last time we were here, in 2006 with Marion & Sally from Somerset, ,the weather was perfect and we all went swimming.  There was no swimming today, the wind ripped right through us and the sea was too choppy for us wimps!

In Augusta we bought excellent fish and chips for lunch and ate them in the park down by the town jetty.  

After a wander along the main street, we drove to the ferry wharf thinking we'd be able to go across to Molloy Island but found that the ferry is for use by island residents only, so drove to the nearby boat ramp and went fishing instead.  Sadly, the fish hooked were all illegal so went back into the river but the hour or so spent by the river's edge was very relaxing.

On our return journey, we called in at the Karridale Tavern for a quiet beer and cider in the sunshine, then decided to drive along the Boranup Drive on the way back to the camp.  We  must have taken a wrong turn or two because we didn't end up where we thought we would but the drive was interesting.


Wednesday, 18th November, 2020.

It rained throughout the night and briefly this morning but we set off in sunshine for the drive to Pemberton.  

Our first stop was at Alexandra Bridge on the Blackwood River to check out a camp site for possible future use but we gave it the thumbs down, though it is in a pretty location.

Further on, we stopped at a rest area and boiled the billy for our morning tea, then stopped again before reaching Pemberton, to visit the Beedelup Falls.  In the car park we managed to photograph a kookaburra which was obviously used to people, he'd just taken a bite out of a young lady's lunch and was sitting in his tree looking very smug.  

Unfortunately, some of the walk trails are currently closed due to damage and are awaiting repair but I think we were able to see the best part of the falls.

After arriving and checking into the Pemberton Caravan Park at 1.00pm, we have had a relaxing, lazy afternoon and have watched the third and deciding match in the NRL State of Origin series (the reason for our being here as we are able to get a TV signal) which Qld won, much to our disappointment!

Here are some of today's flower photos.


Thursday, 19th November, 2020.

We didn't plan to travel far today but here we are at Cosy Corner Beach, about 30kms west of Albany.  The original destination was to have been near Walpole but after perusing the camperstop book and wikicamps, decided on this free, bush camp and are booked in for three nights.  It's close to a lovely, unspoiled beach 


and within easy distance to both Albany and Denmark so we'll be able to visit one or both while we're camped here.  

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