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April 2021

When in Carnarvon...

Ok let me be honest I don’t like bananas, I don’t know is it the texture or the taste I don’t like, so the only banana I’ll eat normally is of the lolly kind but for some reason I thought I had to try a chocolate coated frozen banana from Bumbaks. Like it was ok while it was frozen but once it started to defrost...I’m sad to say & I feel so guilty I put about 2/3s in the bin well after eating most of the chocolate of it.

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Just a quiet day around Carnarvon really

A chilled started to the day, I did get out of bed to make my coffee
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A trip to the cultural centre, followed by an art exhibition at the library
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A better look at the cactus garden
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How amazing would this look in full bloom as a backdrop
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A picnic & stroll along the Fascine to say I’ve done some exercise today, before heading back to some housework & feet up.
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3.15pm is the new 5 o’clock isn’t it? (Picked up some fresh limes at Morels, along with some gorgeous rocket, the herbs looked amazing too)

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Posted by ChristieA 07:44 Archived in Australia Tagged camping western_australia carnarvon Comments (0)

Shaken Totally Not Stirred

Another day, another adventure this time a little further north up the coast but first a pic from last night

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Bit of a lazy start, seriously it’s holidays and I headed off to check out the blow holes. Maybe venturing a little further closer than I should be (there were foreigners there) I stood in awe and just watched the waves crash on the red rocks & the occasional spout of water. Words cannot describe it if you haven’t seen it go see it.

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Of course I didn’t time my selfies well I’m either smiling with a little to no spurt of water or I’ve got this pained look on my face.

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Just a little further round the corner is a peaceful lagoon. I did attempt the practice my snorkelling but you know me don’t like to be out past waist deep so I packed it in & sat with my picnic lunch.

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What wouldn’t be a trip to the blowholes without the obligatory King Waves Sign selfie.

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Now I decided to do some shaking, rattling & rolling as I thought it would be interesting to head up the Gnarloo Road to Quobba, I’ll just suss out what’s up here. Well some of the corrugations were as deep as they were wide & usually coming up to a creast where you had no choice but to roll across the top. Anyway I got a bit north of Quobba took some photos & hoped the corrugations were better on the other side ... for the record there not.

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Just a couple of locals I saw hanging out on the road.

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To end the day the sunset at the Fascine
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Posted by ChristieA 10:56 Archived in Australia Tagged coast adventure western_australia Comments (0)

Back in my Happy Place - Travel & Photography

Hey I’m back on the travel road!

What a year it’s been, if plans from 18 months ago came to fruition I should be thinking about a return trip to Japan instead I had to cancel a trip over east (thanks Covid), never got to the German Christmas markets last year & in its place I did a 6 day road trip down south. Everyone laughs at me I struggle to plan a trip where I’m in my own car, driving on the right side of the road & fluently speak the language, well sometimes yet I can jump on a plane & go overseas with ease. But here I am doing a bucketlist trip I always thought ild take with visiting overseas friends.

Thanks to Cyclone Seroja (what’s going to ruin my next years holiday? Alien invasion?) I had to the 8+ hour drive to Carnarvon without breaking it up Port Gregory. The drive was nice & very few road trains, caravans is a whole other story, you could see the spots were the cyclone left a path of destruction. What I want to know why were the road signs always flattened on the right hand side of the road?

After the long drive yesterday I thought ild try a long walk, some 5km round trip which turned into 7km all up. I took the tramway walk to the 1 mile jetty which of course is closed, I just had a little poke around the area before heading back.

This lady & child I feel are kindy pointing out the jetty while looking longingly out to sea
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After a picnic lunch on the Fascine courtesy of a stop at Woolies I decided to drive round town see what I could see. Well I eventually ended up at the Space Museum. While looking at the displays was interesting it was going into space that I really enjoyed, again wing it me was like I haven’t thought about doing that & the women just hands me a buzzer. I looked at the space capsule & was like am I going to freak out but I really enjoyed my trip to space.

Capsule Simulator
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Just to prove I was there I tried to get a selfie
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More bog lapping around town and I took a turn out to the back blocks over the river crossing which was dry & through all the plantations & veggie farms where I bumped into Humpty
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As well as the cactus garden
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All before heading back for gin o’clock
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Loving my birthday present (thanks S&S) and have got set up down pat after 2 days, only knocked myself in the head once, nearly left my pegs & hammer behind. You have to laugh & maybe offer advice when I get to Exmouth & realise I’ve left my pegs in Carnarvon.

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It’s good to be travelling again & have my camera back out & playing, if only the photos would download to my iPad {insert eyeroll emoji} oh how I’ve missed you both xx

Posted by ChristieA 09:40 Archived in Australia Tagged road_trip australia western_australia space Comments (1)

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