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The Southern Forests

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From our awesome spot alongside the Blackwood River on the edge of the Margaret River region we said goodbye to Sergey and continued east into Western Australia’s Southern Forests.  The Southern Forests are an array of towering eucalypts that stretch from west of the quaint, inland timber town of Pemberton to the beginning of the […]

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Gallery: Perth and the Margaret River

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The Margaret River

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Planet View: S33°59.247′ E114°59.536′ Street View: S33°59.247′ E114°59.536′ What a beautiful area of the country!  After a week or so in Fremantle with our brilliant host Sam Harkin we made our way to the Perth airport to pick up a mate of mine with whom I studied in the States and started our journey 300 […]

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Fremantle

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Planet View: S32°32.830′ E1165°44.777′ Street View: S32°32.830′ E1165°44.777′ We spent about a week in Fremantle (with a quick weekend trip to Melbourne for Jarrod and Stacey’s Wedding) where we enjoyed some fantastic hospitality and tour guiding from Sam Harkin.  Sam and I worked together at a surf shop when I was at university in Adelaide, […]

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The Swan Valley

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After seven weeks in Southeast Asia and our travels through the barren countryside of western Australia, I was more than ready to taste some wine.  Traveling south from New Norcia we stopped in a little town called Bindoon where Sam of course spotted a bakery (there aren’t too many we drive past without him sampling […]

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Gallery: The Midwest

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The Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

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Planet View: S30°58.497′ E116°12.832′ (New Norcia) Street View: S30°58.497′ E116°12.832′ (New Norcia) From Geraldton we had our sights set on Stockyard Gulley National Park, a little known expanse of 2000 hectares 50 kilometers north of the seaside enclave of Jurien Bay.  We have one theory why it isn’t very well known: there are no directions […]

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Kalbarri, Northampton and Geraldton

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Planet View: S27°43.521′ E114°10.131′ (Kalbarri) and S28°42.364′ E114°38.273′ (Geraldton) Street View: S27°43.521′ E114°10.131′ (Kalbarri) and S28°42.364′ E114°38.273′ (Geraldton) After our brilliant week in Coral Bay with Mum and Steve we had our sights set on Perth in time to catch a flight to Melbourne next weekend.  We’ve covered a little over 1000 kilometers over the […]

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Coral Bay

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Planet View: S23°08.670′ E113°46.246′ Street View: S23°08.670′ E113°46.246′ My mum and her partner Steve met us for a brilliant week in the sleepy resort town of Coral Bay.  After our trek around Cape Range from Exmouth it was great to relax for a few days in the relative luxury of the spacious beachfront apartment that […]

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Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef

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Planet View: S22°08.994′ E113°52.917′ Street View: S22°08.994′ E113°52.917′ Wind.  Wind, wind and more wind.  From 10:00AM to at least midnight for our six days exploring Cape Range National Park and the wonders of Ningaloo Reef we endured gale force winds typical to this area of Western Australia during spring.  The winds did keep the flies […]

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