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Destination Dongara - the journey begins

We decided to catch up with the New Age Caravan Club @ Dongara, Port Denison.
But why not extend it we thought. So we threw out the challenge to attend the Pinjarra Festival.
Annette Smth & Michele & Gary Jones all excepted the challenge. So for the WA Day Long Weekend we all made our way to the Pinjarra Caravan Park.

We all arrived one by one to have a wonderfully relaxing weekend.
First night we cooked up Chicken, Leek & Potato soup & purchased some delicious sour dough. Yummy as.

The great people at the park provided a huge pile of wood beside the fire pit we used throughout our stay.
It didn't take Ian long to get a very warm & welcoming fire going. Those flames are so mesmerising.

After our obligatory morning coffee or tea we hit the festival. There were loads of entertainment for the children, and all free too.
Very interesting displays, arts & crafts & the op shops were open in town & ready to sell you a bargain.
Deborah even met a few of her favourite mates...
She even got a bit cheeky.
The Pinjarra Caravan Parks local resident.

Saturday night we all gathered at the Jones's cabin. ( Note due to Gary's dodgy finger they were unable to bring the van. Wishing him a good recovery. ) Lasagne provided by Annette, wonderfully tasty with salads from Michele & Gary. Yum.

After the obligatory cuppa & Anzac biscuits we all headed back to the festival to see the things we missed the day before. Including the Machinery Shed Museum, stalls & more second hand shops in town.

Then @ lunchtime we slipped into the Pinjarra Bakery for a bite to eat.

Dinner for our final night was a BBQ cooked by Gary & salad provided by the Jones's. It was an exceptional night.
Ian had the final fire stoked & warmed us. Great work Ian! That night we had beautiful clear skies & stars above.

WA Day Public Holiday- Monday
The Jones's were the first to hit the road.
The rest of us needed a heart starter coffee, hitched up & hit the road.

Fabulous news : Everyone texted as they arrived home safe & sound. News to our ears.

We were stopping for a break just North of Two Rocks & luckily came across a Driver Reviver stop.

We headed to Guilderton, Moore River Caravan Park for 3 nights. It's our old stomping ground.
Pay 2 & stay 3. Fabulous news to our ears.
There are about a baker's dozen of vans here. It doesn't happen very often but we arrive at Guilderton to find the sandbar open. It is both empty & quiet in the park. A great place to relax & energise.

Posted by iandeborah 12:34

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Fab weekend by the sounds

by Sally

Making great memories, Sal & Lea. Not long now till you both hit the road.

by iandeborah

Out there having fun, Deb & Ian. Keep enjoying the journey.

by Vicki Berkhout

Looks like you are having a great time. Enjoy Dongara.xx

by Mel C

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