Wednesday, September 21, 2011

wednesday 21st september

just remembering the final 2 days before we left albany robbie spent out with landy andy in his boat doing a spot of fishing. on the first day they were out they had a visitor, a 5 metre white pointer which circled the boat for about 10 minutes, had a little bite at the prop and then moved on with no damage done:

on the way home the boys were chatting to someone who obviously passed their story on because the next day they were all over the news.
today we decided to be tourists, so after the washing was done, even tourists need to do the housework occasionally, we headed off for cape naturaliste lighthouse. once again it was windy with showers and i swear we almost got blown off the viewing platform. unfortunately it was not a good day for whale watching so no whales were seen today, we thoroughly enjoyed the lighthouse though:
after a coffee and snack we moved on down the road to ngilgi cave which was extraordinary and amazing and just a tad too warm for climbing up and down so many steps. i never thought i would ever go down into a cave so there is one more new experience to add to my list:

once we were outside again robbie even found some beautiful flowers to photograph:

we were fairly hungry by now so we headed into dunsborough looking for food and found the bakery, the food was very nice but i don't think they wanted us to sit down and eat as they started packing up around us, it would probably put me off going back there.
so it will probably be early to bed for me tonight, i think my knees will be swearing at me tomorrow from all the steps in the cave and the lighthouse but worth it i think. tomorrow we will be moving on again.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


well it's been a while, with both of us working practically full time we didn't have much time to do too much but one thing we did do was go whale watching, we went out twice on the boat sail-away, very nice indeed. i think we would both highly recommend this activity.

 we moved out of the caravan park (to make way for renovations on the flat) and into a house at work for 3 weeks when we were obliged to move out again due to circumstances beyond our control. we decided we would get out of town for a while so moved out to the kalgan river caravan park which we loved. we had a camp fire most nights and lovely visitors to our camp site. a lovely, relaxing, much needed 2 weeks.

so the time had finally come to move on from albany, we packed up in the pouring rain on sunday 18th september and headed off to windy harbour which really lived up to it's name with lots of wind and not a small amount of rain but we were tired so it wasn't a problem. the caravan park at windy harbour was quite nice but not worth the price considering the power was limited and we couldn't even boil a kettle.
we headed out early the next morning for augusta, nice enough caravan park but limited internet access, we went for a drive and ended up at cape leeuwin, we were a bit late in the day to do the lighthouse tour but we managed a good look around:

that brings us to today, we arrived in busselton by lunch time and set up at sandy beach caravan park, feels a little bit country and right on the beach. we visited the busselton jetty, shame the underwater observatory was not open but we walked out to the end and caught the train back:

 we have booked to stay here for another day so it will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings.