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DSL
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Just here for 2 nights before heading down to Kalbarri. Will have a look at those. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Did I say seafood? Really nice platter, first time I’ve had oysters in too many years. Embarassed Embarassed

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Didn’t get a pic of the garlic bread, which was scrummy, but did pause long enough to get a snap of pud, mango & pineapple cheesecake. Great end to great scoff.



And just out early enough for sunset over Sharks Bay. Boooooootiful. Thumbs Up

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Night all. Mr. Green
   
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A few holding pics, too much of WA’s best liquid produce (red and white variety) consumed tonight. Whistle Whistle

Update time, morning/afternoon/evening all. Thumbs Up

Poss one of the highlights of the Aussie part of the trip, Dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia. Really good, no patting the dolphins and they weren’t that keen on the food but they seemed to really enjoy the interaction with homanoids. And the cherry on the top, SWMBO got to feed one of the large mother dolphins with a calf. Mind you, she was picky as she spat out the fish offered, but still a really nice moment. Thumbs Up

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And an emu with his/her young ‘uns going for a dip to cool down.

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Apart from this chap who looked like he was heading off on his own way.

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Didn’t see any of these cute critters, looks a bit like finger mouse.

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Then to the local aquarium. Very cute puffer fish.

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Shark feeding time.

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Finished the day off at the most westerly restaurant in mainland Aus. Lovely oysters, followed by a really nice steak. Loverly. Thumbs Up

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And the down to Kalbarri from Denham and the Kalbarri National Park. More really impressive Grand Canyon scenery and the big attraction, Nature’s Window.

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Nature’s Window. Good name. Thumbs Up

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This part of the park was closed as they are building a couple of diving platforms over the gorge. Shocked Shocked

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And a couple of little kangaroos enjoying the shade at the side of the road. It was 38c and full sun so they were being sensible. Thumbs Up

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Now what these pics don’t show is the flies, they are out in droves!! We were putting the nets on before getting out of the car and then they stayed on. We passed many, many fellow tourists without that we’re really being bothered, we were fine.

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Mind you this chap found a novel way of keeping them out. Not sure it worked that well. Laughing Laughing

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Bit of pelican feeding at Kalbarri.

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Note the open mouth of the larger pelican and the location of the fish.

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I managed to feed one pelican and one seagull. Embarassed

And the coast on the way to Cervantes.

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Now you’d think that at the cliff line, with a good stiff breeze, there wouldn’t be an issue with flies. Completely the opposite, they were some of the worst swarms we’d seen. Head nets again working a treat, we just had to ignore what seemed like hundreds, prob dozens in reality, of the blighters on our backs. Deffo smug-R-us when passing peeps without nets. My back was prob worse!

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And today, slobbing day, catch up with laundry before we head back to Perth then on to Melbourne. Thumbs Up
   
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Updated above. Thumbs Up
   
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Del, I’ve just come back from 3 weeks in Perth and managed to put on 1/2 a stone. Looking at your foodie pics you’ll need to book 2 seats for the journey home Whistle
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Hopefully not! Tonight is coleslaw salad mix & microwave Indian, trying to be good.

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All will be revealed next time we have a hotel with bathroom scales. Shocked Shocked
   
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Just remember Del, hotel bathroom scales are notoriously unreliable Whistle Whistle


Great pics, as always and not at all jealous - well not of the flies Rolling with laughter
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The flies are deffo the down side of the Aussie side of the trip at the mo. Sad

Couple of pics I forgot. This is Eagle Bluff just south of Denham where lots of sharks just swim around. And flies weren’t too bad. Bonus. Thumbs Up

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think you need some new glasses Del, those are Minos!
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I’ll let you tell them that. Whistle Whistle
   
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I’ve caught a fish called a cobia that looks very shark like and is present in Aussie waters. That having been said it is just as likely to be sharks in Aus or Florida come to that. Laughing

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And from lots of sea to lots of sand, Pinnacles National Park. Bit like Tunisian off roading jollies but with a few more things to bump into. Whistle Whistle

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And some HGSDs (Honkin Great Sand Dunes). Note didn’t stop. Just kept on trucking, well X-Trailing, as we were on our way to The Big WA Smoke, Perth.

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Tomorrow leaving WA Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry and flying to Melbourne for 5 days then short hop to Hobart for a couple of weeks in Tassie. It looks like the fires in the SE corner have been sorted, the storms and downpours have done the necessary. That’s a mix of and .
   
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Really great pics as usual Del Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Censored
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Thumbs Up Bow down Bow down
   
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Sorry folks, not much in the way of updates from Melbourne. Had a bit of a slobbing time with the odd bit of wandering around & shopping, well 1 t-shirt for about the cost of 2 ice creams. Gotta love Target!! Plus started running again, after a break of over a month, so a bit knackered!

Only pics taken.

Bit of weather from the flight to Melbourne.

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It’s a bit of a shocker from the wall to wall blue sky in WA (excluding Albany), it was blowing a hoolie here today with horizontal rain so just stayed in. Thumbs Up And more running. Big Cry Big Cry

Just about caught a pic of this old bird on bus from MEL to the city. Will try and get a better pic tomorrow.

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Melbourne well and truely loves their trams, and in the central zone they are free!! Sydney has 2 weeks to get that sorted. Oldie worldie tram that does a loop around the centre. It was 31c that day so a bit of a sweatfest.

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And the interior view in one of the more modern trams. Understandable as it was starting up a hill, they (and us) got off at the top. Laughing Laughing

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Flying to Hobart (got to stop calling it Hogworts) tomorrow, normal service will be resumed. Thumbs Up
   
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And bye-bye to Melbourne.

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We didn’t do much here, was a bit of a r&r time as have been on the road now for almost 5 months and getting a bit knackered.

The lovely old Dakota we clocked on the way in. The ground was well marked under it with oil & fuel drips, wonder if someone was using it as a sun shade for their LR.

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There was a lovely old Skycrane on the ramp but far too far away for a pic. Sad

And loving getting through security in Aussie airports, no restrictions on liquids over 50ml malarkie. No throwing out stuff (not doing hold baggage), no looking for small containers of stuff and liquids just get packed as if we were off on the train or car. Brill. OK aerosols out for checking but that’s no problem. Thumbs Up

Oh, and lovely fast t’interweb.

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We’ve found getting connected can be pretty hit or miss. When 3G/4G when hotel weefee is useless it didn’t help that out WiFi hotspot is missing two of the Aussie bands, but our phones have them so just tethered. Mobile data (Boost) was A$10 for 35gb/28 days, plus unlimited calls within Aus & 100 minutes to a whole load of countries. Bargain. Mr. Green
   
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