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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We are out of Kalgoorlie

Hello Everyone,

Well we have finally left Kalgoorlie! Dave finished work around lunchtime on Thursday and we finished packing up the van.

Nearly ready to pull out!
Of course we had to have "Last Bundies" on our last night!

We headed off Good Friday about 9.30am. We didn't want to go too far so we just drove about 80km's the other side of Coolgardie to  free camp (319) Boondi Rock. It was a pretty good spot with a few campers already set up there. We found a spot with a fireplace and seating and set up. Then we went for a walk to check out the Rock and waterhole.

Our Camp

Water Hole

Dave climbing the rock

Me sitting at the old quarry

Dave in charge of the campfire!

Cooking breakfast!
We headed off the next morning and decided to spend the night at Kellerberin C/Park. A nice Little spot at the showgrounds. But we didn't get much of a sleep in as the camper bus beside us were up and about before 6am :(
Kellerberin C/Park

So after breakfast we headed off again, we fuelled up at Tammin and decided to head down towards Quairading, but when we got there everything was shut - Easter Sunday so we decided to head out to the free camp about 7kms out of Town -but it was right on the road, so we decided to move on to York. Driving down the main street we were amazed how many people were in town. Of course the C/Park was fully booked and the lady informed us so was Northam & Toodyay. So after enquiring around we found out about an unofficial spot to spend the night.
So we set off to that about 9 kms out off town.

Then we set off for a walk to the tower overlooking the Avon River - unfortunately not much water!

The net morning we woke to FOG! We haven't seen that in a while!

After realising we were getting too close to Perth to fin any more free camps we decided to ring ahead and book a C/Park. So we are now at Banksia Tourist Park in hazelmere for a couple of days.

Banksia Park

We drove here via Beverley and the Brookton Hwy - very nice drive. But the country side is very dry!
I had already booked Discovery Holiday Park in Forestfield for Wednesday so we will have 1 day there then down to Mandurah on Thursday when it will start to get very hectic - catching up with kids and packing for our holiday - getting very nervous now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully I will have time for 1 more post before we leave for America next Tuesday!

Happy Travels


  1. Hey Shell & Dave

    Great up date. I bet you enjoyed a bit of free camping after being in a CP for all that time at Kal.

    I will send over courtesy of El Nino some rain. Geeeeezus we are over it. We have been in this gig for over two weeks, and guess what..............still raining.

    Have a great time catching up with the kidz.

    Count down is on for the states..I'm excited too

    Cheers & beers


  2. Hey - looking at your shots makes me realise how little rain WA has had compared to other states ...

    Have a great trip!

  3. Thanks for your comments guys,

    Retro Roamers - If you could send over some rain it would be wonderful!
    But at the moment we are getting a few drops here in Perth.

    Red Nomad - yes the countryside is very dry over here, hard to believe it is in the same country as Queensland.



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