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Pilbara

Photo Comp 2014

Difficult ! Australian Landscape is a very broad topic to cover in a circular format ! Here goes:
Created: 12 Dec 2013 15:51  BlogID: 5520  Comments: 3  Views: 1166 
Exploring some of the walking tracks at Cape Arid

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 15 : Cape Arid to Canberra

. Our first afternoon in the Cape Arid NP was spent exploring the area around the camping areas. We had a look at the older “Council” campground, that is closer to the beach,...
Created: 20 Dec 2012 15:37  BlogID: 4689  Comments: 5  Views: 8466 
Camp at Mason Bay

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 14 : Hopetoun to Cape Arid.

. Light rain was falling as we left Hopetoun in late September. We followed the coast road east, happy to be on bitumen for a while,...
Created: 19 Dec 2012 15:34  BlogID: 4688  Comments: 0  Views: 8507 
Normans Beach

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 13 : Albany to Hopetoun.

. A few overnight showers, a new HT cable, fuel tanks and fridges full – it was time to head east. Our first destination was Normans Beach on the western boundary of the ...
Created: 18 Dec 2012 14:42  BlogID: 4676  Comments: 2  Views: 8813 
On top of Jilakin Rock are flowers and great views

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 12 : Jilakin Rock to Albany

. Tucked in beside the vast grey wall of Jilakin Rock we made ourselves comfortable. There was a reasonable phone signal (Telstra) so by putting our awning out we could get a ...
Created: 17 Dec 2012 12:36  BlogID: 4652  Comments: 0  Views: 8372 
View from the top of Buntine Rocks

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 11 : Caron to Jilakin Rock

. “Round and round the rugged rocks” might have been a theme for the next few days. Sampling some half ripe quandongs made for an interesting start to the day and left our ...
Created: 16 Dec 2012 14:07  BlogID: 4637  Comments: 2  Views: 8980 
Our camp at Canna

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 10 : Canna to Caron

. We spent two pleasant days at Canna, exploring the many tracks around our camp, revisiting the orchid trail, and the big rock behind the village church....
Created: 15 Dec 2012 16:29  BlogID: 4616  Comments: 2  Views: 9570 
Our camp at Ellendale Pool

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 9 : Kalbarri to Canna

. Leaving Kalbarri we’d suffered a bad attack of Sudden-Onset-Battery-Dead syndrome. Experience sometimes teaches us useful things, and this situation was a case in point....
Created: 14 Dec 2012 16:28  BlogID: 4607  Comments: 2  Views: 9598 
Approaching Geraldton

Western Australia Trip, Aug 2012 – Part 8 : Mullewa to ...

. It was time to hit the bright lights of Geraldton and shop for a few essential items. Cooler clothes were required, and a replacement pump for our 12V shower....
Created: 13 Dec 2012 15:23  BlogID: 4592  Comments: 2  Views: 9904 
At "The Granites"

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 7 : Mt. Magnet to Mullewa

. Mt. Magnet looked hot and dusty in the afternoon sun. We noted that there was a caravan park, but in our search for an overnight bush camp we turned north on the Great ...
Created: 11 Dec 2012 09:11  BlogID: 4578  Comments: 1  Views: 9883 
Country around Laverton - red rocks and lots of mulga

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 6 : Laverton to Mt. Magnet

. A stunning sunrise brought a forecast for showers and storms, although the clouds soon cleared away to another warm day....
Created: 10 Dec 2012 12:53  BlogID: 4532  Comments: 1  Views: 10113 
Neale Junction camp

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 5 : Neale Junction to ...

. Next morning we decided to move on towards Laverton, leaving our new-found friends to wait for Noel’s shock absorbers to arrive....
Created: 09 Dec 2012 13:19  BlogID: 4519  Comments: 3  Views: 10049 
Burnt country just out from Warburton

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 4 : Warburton to Neale ...

. Getting on the road after refuelling next morning was slightly delayed as the roadhouse doesn’t open until 9.00 on a Sunday....
Created: 08 Dec 2012 13:24  BlogID: 4501  Comments: 2  Views: 11073 
Uluru

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 3 : Yulara to Warburton

. Our progress west from Yulara was predictably slow at first. A few photo stops were required to record that we had passed Uluru and particularly scenic Kata Tjuta....
Created: 03 Dec 2012 19:29  BlogID: 4487  Comments: 1  Views: 10303 
North of Port Augusta - the distinctive shapes and colours of the desert

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 2 Port Augusta to Yulara

. The country was still unusually green as we pushed on towards Woomera. This stretch of road north of Port Augusta always gets us excited,...
Created: 30 Nov 2012 16:08  BlogID: 4484  Comments: 4  Views: 14902 
Beside the Murrumbidgee River - First night on the road

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 1 : Canberra to Port ...

. Getting started on a trip is often the hardest part of the whole journey, and this trip seemed to be especially hard to get going....
Created: 25 Nov 2012 14:05  BlogID: 4478  Comments: 2  Views: 10009 
Wells Cathedral in its rural setting

Exploring England 2012 - around Salisbury, Part 3

. The weather the following morning was much improved as we set out for yet another mighty cathedral. It was Saturday and the roads were surprisingly quiet so we were soon in ...
Created: 15 Nov 2012 09:07  BlogID: 4461  Comments: 0  Views: 9644 
Old bridge, Bath

Exploring England 2012 - around Salisbury, Part 2

. Showers greeted us next morning, but not enough to change the plan for the day, which was for a trip to Bath. This was a most attractive if rather hilly city with colourful ...
Created: 14 Nov 2012 19:45  BlogID: 4460  Comments: 0  Views: 8934 
HMS Victory in drydock at Portsmouth

Exploring England 2012 - around Salisbury, Part 1

. After the excitement of the Jubilee weekend, it was time to leave London and go exploring in the southwest. We had booked a cottage at Warminster, just west of Salisbury....
Created: 08 Nov 2012 17:23  BlogID: 4449  Comments: 1  Views: 9569 
Brough Castle

Exploring England 2012 – Yorkshire

. The sun was still shining when we left Stables Cottage in the Lakes District, though it was quite windy. It was Saturday and the traffic was surprisingly light as we drove ...
Created: 27 Jul 2012 19:34  BlogID: 4199  Comments: 1  Views: 11129 
Cottages at Grasmere

Exploring England 2012: The Lakes District in Cumbria – Part 2

. The following day Rob had to go back to London, but we had until lunchtime when he would catch a train from Windermere. We drove up to Grasmere,...
Created: 14 Jul 2012 17:14  BlogID: 4164  Comments: 0  Views: 10471 
The Lakes District

Exploring England 2012: The Lakes District in Cumbria – Part 1

. Cumbria in the NW corner of England includes the Lake District National Park, an area just 30 miles across, that contains England's highest mountains and some of her ...
Created: 13 Jul 2012 15:51  BlogID: 4163  Comments: 2  Views: 12728 
Cambridge street scene

Exploring England 2012 - around Cambridge.

. During the start of our trip out to Cambridge we really thought the wheels were falling off. First we had to get to Cambridge....
Created: 07 Jul 2012 20:11  BlogID: 4149  Comments: 3  Views: 11723 
Big Ben

Exploring England 2012 - London

. Heathrow at 6.00am saw us rather bleary-eyed but buoyed by a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The anticipated customs delays did not eventuate,...
Created: 27 Jun 2012 20:47  BlogID: 4118  Comments: 1  Views: 12885 
London Bridge

Exploring England, 2012

. Both of us have long Australian roots – about 6 generations worth that trace back to English and Scottish forebears, some of whom arrived here as convicts....
Created: 18 Jun 2012 12:00  BlogID: 4081  Comments: 2  Views: 10376 
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