Bremer Bay to Borden

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 16:56
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Hi all

Probably taking a couple of weeks off to travel along the south coast next month. It's 30 odd years since I travelled the Boxwood Hill Borden road and in those days it was mostly gravel. Can anyone tell me if it's now bitumen.

Many thanks

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 17:32

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 17:32
yep it is, 30 years eh, it was a fun road then, my dad used to do the mail run way back then was exciting trip with emus as the main "problem"
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 19:42

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 19:42
Hi John

We watched the bitumen lengthen during the few years we travelled on it every weekend to and from our farm near Boxwood. It is an enjoyable drive, but watch out for kangaroos near dusk.


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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 22:45

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 22:45
Geez John, your post brought back some memories. The first (and time I drove that road from Borden to Bremer Bay was back in the late '70,s.
I was going from Perth to Bremer to fix a broken down truck. I was driving a Holden panel van and saw this road on the map as a shorter route.
Middle of winter, raining like hell and freezing, cut a corner too close and wound up against a bank in a puddle of water and mud. Walked about 2 miles in the pouring rain to the nearest farm house for help and managed to get the kind hearted farmer to tow me out. I can just imagine what sort of goose he must have thought I was.

Cheers Pop
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Follow Up By: westskip - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 23:55

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 23:55
Hi Pop

Yes I used to travel that road and others around Borden/Gnowangerup quite regularly during the late 70's and early 80's. Many times I've had the vehicle just slide gracefully into the bank or ditch. Even did it once travelling at less than 20kph.

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