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Here are some general pictures taken around the village of Augusta, WA, where we are staying at the moment. We saw a funny incident where the local fishermen clean their fish. All the Pelicans and Gulls gather around to get the scraps, and a lot of squabbling ensues, but while this was going on, a small Stingray sneaked in under water to try and get a share, but was spotted by a Pelican who took exception to this, and drove it away by sticking his long beak under the water and repeatedly jabbing it on the back. Each jab resulted in a big flap and splash from the Stingray, and it was soon headed out into deeper water.

Yesterday, we had a very pleasant ride through the forest to Nannup, where we met an old friend at a cafe for breakfast and a chat. Today we rode up to the Busselton and Dunsborough area, and this was not so pleasant. The whole place has been over developed, and we had a constant hassle with traffic and people. We tried to stop in Dunsborough for a coffee and a bite to eat, but I couldn't even find a place to park my bike, so I eventually rode out in disgust and found a nice pub near Augusta to get some lunch.


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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.












AAAHHH reminds me of my wedding. {me being the spider}.

Before you posted these pics the best representation of our courtship was the pic below. {me being the zebra, of course}

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AAAHHH reminds me of my wedding. {me being the spider}.
Too funny and so **** true! (laughing)
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After 3 weeks in Augusta, we were unable to extend our reservation at the caravan park, and so we have moved to Pemberton. The stay at Augusta was very enjoyable, though for the last 4 days, a strong Southerly wind sprang up and wouldn't stop. It was nice and cool during the day, but at night became cold, and the constant rocking of the van, and flapping of the annex became irritating after a while.

Lynn's inlaws joined us for the last weekend, and were very comfortable on the bunk beds in the garage section of the van, especially as they could close the inter leading door for privacy. The caravan park at Pemberton is in a lovely setting down by a stream, and surrounded by huge trees in a forest. The trees break up the wind, but the night was surprisingly cold, good for sleeping.

Today, we took a drive down to Northcliffe and Walpole to check out the caravan parks, and to have a look at the damage from the recent bush fires. The fires have been out for 3 weeks now, but there are still logs and stumps smoldering among the devastation. This fire was the biggest and worst in the recorded history of the area. Here is a link to photos of the day.

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Today we took out the bike and tried to get down to Windy Harbour to check out the caravan park and fire damage, but the road is being repaired after the fire, and it was all muddy. I hate getting mud on my bike, so we gave up and turned back.

We then went to the Karri Valley Resort for a look. Lovely place, but the caravan park has been closed, and only cabins and rooms are available. The dining room and bar are beautifully layed out overlooking the lake, but of course, not open for lunch, so we left and had a look at the local Beedelup falls instead, very little water flowing.

The last 2 photos are of a Bandicoot which was feeding behind our caravan this afternoon.

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Big ol rat. Tasty?

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Big ol rat. Tasty?
No, not a rat, it's a Bandicoot, and it's protected because it's on the endangered list.
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We've been in the Pemberton caravan park for 5 days now, and while the park is beautiful, our particular bay
had no shade, and the van and annex were getting terribly hot during the middle of the day, so we renegotiated
for a nice shady spot for the next 10 days.

We moved this morning, only about 100 Meters, and as soon as we arrived, the local gangs of Parakeets, Magpies,
and ducks descended on us for a feed, they had completely ignored us at the other site. So we had to stop work
for half an hour to feed them. What a relief, the new site is in the shade all day.










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No, not a rat, it's a Bandicoot, and it's protected because it's on the endangered list.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandicoot
WAS obviously tasty or it wouldn't be endangered. LOL

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Now THAT's putting a feather in your hat!

Very cool indeed!

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