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Days 63 to 66

Perth to Salmon Gums

semi-overcast 24 °C

Day 63. We left Perth this morning right on 8.00 am and fo;;owed the instructions of our GPS Navigator down the Roe Highway to the Kwinana Freway which took us all the way to just before Bunbury having morning tea on the way and then we turned off through Boyanup, Donnybrook, Balingup, to Bridgtown where we stopped for a walk around town and lunch. Took a photo of the main street and Hiroe with some blossom trees.a31bd500-dd16-11e9-9699-ff5310f68e37.JPGa34b7080-dd16-11e9-8cc1-bf7b036c05cb.JPG
We continued on through Yornup, and Wilgarrup to Manjimup where we drove around the town. Continuing on we arrived at the turn off to the Shannon National Park Campground where we had intended staying for the night. It started to sprinkle rain and the road was dirt so we carried on to Wallpole through some very nice forrest areas abd we have booked into a caravan park for the night.
The van park is on the banks of Nornalup Inlet. and there are Kangaroos and Ringnecked parrots feeding.

Day 64. Slept in this morning till about 7.30 and after a slow breakfast we drove down to the town of Denmark. On the way we called in to hace a look at William Bay which has wonderful clear water and rocks in the sea.
After refuelling at Denmark we continued on to Youngs Siding and parked the caravan in cousin Glenda's yard then drove into Albany and had lunch and did some shopping before returning to the van.
There was a lovely sheep watching us through the fence.
Glenda cooked dinner tonight and so we had a rest from that chore. A wonderful sunset tonight which bodes well for tomorrow.

Day 65. This morning we went in Glenda's car to have a look over a local Military Museum run by John and Kathryn Shapland on their farm. It was absolutely amazing the things that they have accumulated over the past 9 years. Thousands of items from all sorts of wars and literally thousands of military books. John is quite a tall man as can be seen from the photo of him and Hiroe.f1b24b20-dea3-11e9-a440-93285b93b2bd.JPGf23ab500-dea3-11e9-9b64-bfe531b68e8b.JPG
As well as running f26658e0-dea3-11e9-bff8-492badb88741.JPGthe Museum they breed cows.
After a couple of hours here we went into Denmark to have lunch. It was a lovely restaurant and the food was great.f3ca2ea0-dea3-11e9-bff8-492badb88741.JPGf303d160-dea3-11e9-bff8-492badb88741.JPG
Back into town and on the way we drove through an avenue of trees.
I forgot to mention that there were at least a dozen kangaroos in Glenda's paddock this morning, some of them quite large.

Day 66. We left Youngs Siding at 7.45 this morning and drove for just over 550 km through Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and numerous small villages to another small village of Salmon Gums where we have booked into a caravan park with power, water and all other facilities for $20 a night which is great. Tomorrow we will start the drive across The Nullabour.


Posted by Bobmacc 02:32 Archived in Australia Tagged to days 66 63

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