Southern Forests, Part 3 – WA 2016


21 to 30 October 2016 We start with a drive to Windy Harbour but had to have a stopover at Mt Chudalup. Mt Chudalup is a granite monolith and of course not complete without a walk trail to the top, a 1km walk/climb and we were rewarded with 360 degree views over the karri forest […]

Southern Forests, Part 2 – WA 2016

Lane Poole Falls

21 to 30 October 2016 It was a very pleasant drive through the forest to Quinninup. We stayed at the caravan park which is on the site of the old saw mill. We found a spot, set up, and had a quick look around before wandering over to the Tavern for lunch. We were told […]

Southern Forests, Part 1 – WA 2016

14 to 20 October 2016 Monday morning our day of departure was overcast but no rain…..yeah! We did a slow pack up, had a cuppa with Mary and Ric before heading off. They rode up to the front gate on their push bikes and opened it for us. They must have been making sure we […]

Back to the farm – WA 2016

What a view!

13 September to 9 October 2016 We were refreshed from our mini break and ready to tackle farm life again. We had a few days with Mary and Ric before they took off. Mary updated us on the news. The rest of the ewes had lambed and unfortunately a couple more deaths. Mary and Ric took […]

Albany – WA 2016

That's one huge chainsaw!

September 2016 This post is mainly about work done by a local chainsaw artist Darrel Radcliffe. He has opened his front gate to the public so they can view his sculptures of animals and insects made out of the local hard wood. On arrival you are greeted at the gate by a six-metre carved wooden chainsaw then it’s a […]

Mini break from the farm- WA 2016

With Paul & Beris

7 to 12 September 2016 It was time to meet up with Beris and Paul who had just finished another stint of camp hosting in the Perth Hills. We had arranged to meet in Wickepin. Why Wickepin you may ask? We hadn’t been there and it was about the half way mark for both of […]

Farm Life Part 3 – Narrikup WA 2016

Group photo

14 August to 6 September 2016 We have called in to Benny’s place a few times for a catch up and a coffee or as he calls it “a syrup” We have also had him over for tea a couple of times which I thinks he really appreciates and enjoys. He has shown us how […]

Farm Life Part 2 – Narrikup WA 2016


21 July to 13 August 2016 We have settled into farm life and are thoroughly enjoying it. We have our chores to do each day as well as feeding the cattle and sheep with bales of hay twice a week. As well as doing this we keep a general eye on all the stock, fences […]

Farm Life Part 1 – Narrikup WA 2016

Misty sunrise

1 – 20 July 2016 It was up early to wave hooray to Mary, Ric and the dogs who were heading north, hopefully to warmer weather. That’s it we are now on our own for the next two months. Will we manage? We had a couple of beautiful days and even put shorts and t-shirts […]

Narrikup – WA 2016

Shades of sunrise

25 to 30 June 2016 We made the move to head to our base for the next couple of months at Narrikup. As we have mentioned in a previous post we are doing a farm sit. We rolled in mid morning and were greeted very warmly by Mary, Ric, and their dogs, Jess, Beau, Dingo […]