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June 2020

Big Valley Getaway

The NATs (New Age Tribe) were having an informal get together at the Big Valley Campsite, Margaret River. We thought we would take our time getting to the destination as it was such a long distance.

So we dropped into Taunton Farm for our first stop. They said said pay for 2 & stay for three. So we did. Nice caravan park, big bays, relaxed atmosphere & what better way to enjoy happy hour in Winter than to do it beside a wood fire. This is where you meet fellow caravanners around the campfire. Hello Brian & Natalie from Safety Bay. As Taunton Farm is a working farm they have a scheduled 5 pm feed the animals session where you can meet the calves, pigs, goats, donkey & the horse & if your really lucky you can feed milk to the baby calves. Deborah took pleasure feeding the calves.

One of our local experiences we like to enjoy is enjoying a picnic lunch & a glass of wine at Fermoy winery.

On the way back to the campsite we couldn't resist dropping into Howard Park to pick up a free bottle of wine using a free guest voucher from Taunton Farm.

We continued our long journey on Thursday morning to Big Valley Campsite in Margaret River.
This too is a working farm & it is lambing season. They have up to 80 guinea pigs in cages & free roaming, many chickens & roosters & 2-3 (at any one time) orphan lambs that Deborah was very happy to help feed. They were named Sharona, Carina ( who did not make it), Gloria & Tiny.
They also do a sheep feeding opportunity at Big Valley, so we hopped on the farms electric buggy and took a turn feeding out some oats.

Walking around checking out the guinea pigs we found a macadamia tree & Deborah had Ian cracking those nuts. They were Yummo.

Saturday we headed out to Witchcliffe & explored.
Had a coffee at the local Witchcliffe coffee shop, Yardbyrd.

On the way back we went for a walk around Ten Mile Brook Dam.

Sunday we took a drive to The Berry Farm for a filling lunch.

Off to our Sunday night Happy Hour with the group.

Monday, and it's homeward bound for us. We have had a lovely week out for our first retirement trip away.

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