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Well, today is the first day of the rest of our lives. At last, we finished packing up the house, loading the caravan, final inspection and handed the keys back to the landlord.

We didn't go far, only about 50 Km out to a caravan park at Serpentine where we have booked in for a week. Arrived at midday, and it was stinking hot without a breath of wind, we set up the van, switched on the aircon, went inside, and stayed there until sunset. It must have been above 40C all afternoon.

When it was safe, we had a stroll, a couple of iced Scotches, a feed of grilled Barramundi, and settled in for the evening. There is no TV signal here, so we are both busy surfing the net.
Here is a picture of Lynn gasping for breath in the stifling heat.
Enjoy the summer and "The good life" Bernie!
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post #22 of 1092 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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We've been camped up at the Dwellingup Caravan Park for 9 days now, and what a busy time it has been. We had Lynn's 2
grand children stay with us for a week, and their parents for a night, then Lynn's inlaws for another night. This weekend,
another mob of friends are arriving, and we will be going up to Quindanning for a "Casey Chambers" concert on Saturday
night.

On top of that, we had a series of dry lightning storms come over, which started some 100 bushfires in the forests along the escarpment above Perth. The closest was at Waroona, about 30 Km from us, and the fire fighting choppers used the sports field at Dwellingup to fuel up for a couple of days, which caused much excitement in the village. Crop spraying
aircraft converted for fire fighting, were also using the local airstrip for refueling, and their approach route was right over our caravan, noisy buggers.

Today, we finally managed to drag the bike out for a ride, and we went down to Waroona to check out the damage, and also went to check out the caravan park at Logue Brook Dam, but there was a fresh fire flareup near Logue Brook, and the road in was closed. A huge storm cloud formed above the fire, which was most impressive in the otherwise clear blue sky. We have decided to go to Augusta next week instead.






















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Wow!

* * Just hanging around until I can ride with Petey, Mack and Rock again. Never forgotten. * *
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Bernie, you got me really looking at toy haulers now!

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Just do it, you will have a ball.

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Just do it, you will have a ball.
I know I will, retirement is still 1-2 years away!

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A mere 9 yrs & counting.

I've tried to persuade SWMBO to do similar touring around Europe. After a lifetime at sea I quiet fancy looking around the interior. However she's not so keen.

I'm hoping these pics might inspire her.

Otherwise we might end up doing the Rhine/Danube cruises.

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After 2 weeks at Dwellingup we have moved down to Augusta, and what a relief that has been. Although Dwellingup
is lovely, it's March Fly (Horse Fly) season there, and it was a constant battle from dawn to dusk, to stop the
**** things biting us. They have a painful sting which iches for days afterwards, and the weather was still hot.

Augusta is generally 5 to 7 degrees C cooler, and there are no March Flies or Mosquitoes to bother us. There are
4 caravan parks here, and they are surprisingly busy, but we managed to get a good spot. We dragged the bike out
this morning and took a ride up to Yallingup for lunch and a bit of sight seeing. The air was a bit smokey from
the bush fires which are still raging a hundred miles away at Walpole and Windy Harbour.

Here are some photos of the day. I would have liked to take a lot more, but it's so difficult on the bike, having
to stop, take off helmet and gloves, open top box, take out camera, take pictures, then re-pack it all.

BIKE & VAN AT AUGUSTA


LYNN AT HAMELIN BAY


HAMELIN BEACH


DOCK AT HAMELIN BAY


FISHING AT HAMELIN


THE CATHEDRAL, CAVES ROAD


THE CATHEDRAL, CAVES ROAD


THE BIKE


MARGARET RIVER MOUTH


MARGARET RIVER


MARGARET RIVER MOUTH, CLOSE UP


YALLINGUP BEACH

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The peace of our afternoon siesta was disturbed when a wasp dragged a defeated Huntsman spider across our front carpet.
It was difficult to get nicely focused pictures because the wasp wouldn't stop, at one stage I thought it was going to
have a go at me when I got too close to it's dinner.












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Man Bernie..... You guys are really living the life now! I am envious. Love the photos. Please keep them coming. Australia is #1 on my list of world travels I would like to do someday.
Beautiful!

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