A Travellerspoint blog

January 2018

Day 10 Home again

Yesterday on our shopping trip into Pinjarra Ray wanted to come back to the overnight rest area and decided by hook or by crook he was driving his buggy with a carton of TEDs across the swing bridge. received_1..95573446072.jpeg
The Holiday Park is quite animal friendly, with 4 kilometres of river bank and 100 acres you can let your dog loose in. Plus the odd one or two horses riding through.
A quiet leisurely pack up from Pinjarra Holiday Park. Annette & Ray have had their second successful night in their new van and arrived home safely.

Ian got to play with his latest purchase which is a shade sail awning for the fridge, so he is happy.

The holiday park old home, not sure if they are going to renovate it, but doesn't it look great.
We headed home via Waroona and had a quiet coffee stop.

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Day 9 It's Hot - Let's Move

After a great night camped next to the trains, and after a $10 pizza at the Pinjarra Premier Hotel, it started to become Hot.
We headed into town for a quick shopping trip, and a muffin break, then packed up and headed off to the Pinjarra Holiday Park for a night. Nice spot.
Deborah found some of her Old Country Rose patterned china crockery at this little shop in Pinjarra.
We actually had to leave the Pinjarra rest area as the Ranger had clocked our vehicle number plate the night before, so our 24 hours was up.

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Day 8 Moore River Au revoir

We headed off from our lovely Moore River site. Ian took me to the rest area just north of Two Rocks for our morning cuppa.

We travelled along the Mitchell Freeway until we noticed a sign saying incident ahead @Ocean Reef Road.

We diverted to Shenton Avenue and got off at Marmion Avenue, & entering the Mitchell at Whitfords Avenue. We arrived safely at our destination point which today was Pinjarra.

Of course the rest area is next to the train line so we do expect trains. This one has 60 carriages.

Our friends Annette & Ray arrived about 6pm. We had a late happy hour before heading to the pub for dinner.

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Day 7 Visit to Gingin an RV friendly town

You can even see Mr. Ed at Moore River. Didn't seem to like the water and left without having a dip.
Today we took a little road trip out to visit Gingin.
Gingin most certainly announces itself as a RV Friendly town. The shop owners were all very friendly & welcoming.
Deborah found some naughty gnomes to bring home to add to her kitchen window collection.

Ian visited the local Library.
Yes I know he is on holidays. But it is an interest of his.

We found an outstanding little IGA express that had freshly made to order, sandwiches, rolls & burgers. So we decided to support the local community and stayed to enjoy a lovely freshly made lunch. The IGA also had a lovely alfresco area which was where we chose to eat our smoked salmon & salad rolls.

We met up by chance with some fellow RVers, who were from Wagga Wagga NSW and driving a New Age Oz Classic.

Yet another glorious sunset at Moore River.
Good night all!
We hope your Powerball dreams come true tonight.

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Day 6 Moore River

Here is Ian relaxing wondering what he shouldn't do next.

Oh, he has made a decision not to be too busy. Coffee was the option with Christmas Cake of course.

We think we have time to have a swim with a noodle across to the sand bank & back. We saw a pod of 4 Pelicans on the sandbar.
And the sea is so close to breaking thru into the river.
A beautiful sunset at Moore River. Yes it is happy hour.

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Day 4/5 Moore River continued

Well what do you do when on holidays? You relax, chill out, veg out, do nothing much.
That's what we've been up to the last few days.
The view of our campsite.
And the view from our bedroom window.
We did go for a swim, noodle around, in the river mouth these last couple of days, and partook of the obligatory fish n chips last night. Can't say the fish was local but, you never know, the potatoes might have been ?

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Day 3 Onwards to Moore River Caravan Park

We left our overnight 4x4 camping spot to head to Guilderton for the next few nights.
It's a great spot right on the river mouth of the Moore River, but can get a little windy.
A stroll thru the park and onto the beach is always something to look forward to and yes Deborah does have clothes on even if not visible.
Mr Percival always make his presence known.

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Day 2 - Dawesville to Wilbinga Conservation Area

After a restful sleep we started our day with a cuppa or two outside under the shade of the trees. We enjoyed a late breakfast and then a stroll around the park & along the Estuary. Before we made it back home Mr 'have a chat' Charles was given 3 crabs caught today, which he kindly gifted to us. Thanks Charles.


Back to the van for a relaxing coffee and a spekulaas biscuit (Dutch) under the very welcoming shady trees.

A spot of lunch was had by all before we headed up The Old Coast Road towards Marangaroo to visit our friends Ray +Annette, who have just purchased their first caravan. What a gem it is.

Our travel day is never without something of interest. Today it was a bushfire on the Kwinana Freeway. Luckily this one did not delay us today. We saw the helicopter waterbombers X3 trying to put the fire out, along with fireman on the Southbound lanes. The traffic on that side of the road was banking up.

We are hoping to catch up with Ray + Annette in their van for the their maiden voyage on our journey back.

As we left Marangaroo we were overtaken by a little white number.
Her name was Scarlet, she was strapped in but out of control as her Dad had the remote.

Now we are stopped over night at the Wilbinga Conservation Area where we have cooked and eaten the 3 Amigos. (Crabs-OMG Yum!) IMG_20180106_190752662.jpg
Sleep tight everyone.
More adventures to come.

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Road Trip to Moore River

After Deborah went for her Friday morning walk with the Heart Foundation Ladies we set off for our Road Trip to Moore River.
1st stop is at the Estuary Hideaway Caravan Park in Dawsville.

We headed along the Forrest Highway but we were caught short as the highway was closed just after we left Bunbury. Apparently there was a 2 person fatality earlier in the morning. We ended up being diverted through Harvey where we stopped by the roadside for a bite of lunch and a cold lemonade. We sadly have to report The Eureka Bakery in Harvey has ceased to exist. The owners have retired, sadly.

We arrived safely at The Hideaway Caravan Park in time for Happy Hour! We enjoyed a beer o'clock walk at sunset along the foreshore and through the park with Charles & Anne & Windsor.
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Ian's off to cook tonight's dinner, Hamburgers & Eggs.
Cheers friends.

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