Travel Blogs from Kojonup, Australia

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Life on the Farm, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Life on the Farm

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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What I found so memorable about Australia are the trees. Last night we drove to Digby and Nikki's farm and both sides of the road were lined with tall graceful eucalyptus (gum) trees, many of them in bloom, the leaves in clusters such that they appear ...

Return to Wandoora, Kononup, Australia travel blog

Return to Wandoora

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... right, rather than the left) - he kept hitting the windshield wipers instead! We attended a school fete (pronounced "fate") at Kojonup School today. It's an event that is held every two years to raise money for the school. There was everything from ...

Valley of the Giants, Pemperton, Australia travel blog

Valley of the Giants

A travel blog entry by es_rossi

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Quer durchs Land- nach einer 'Aussi-Stunde" das sind meist 2 komme ich in Pemperton an- dort wartet der Glouchester Tree auf mich mit seinen 64 Metern! Gewaltig was so alle waechst, wenn man es laesst. In Walepole teile ich das Hostel mit dem ungefaehr ...

Shannon National Park, Shannon National Park, Australia travel blog

Shannon National Park

A travel blog entry by p18130

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Shannon National Park 28 - 30November 2008   We had heard about this great spot and also found it in our trust Camps 3 book, Shannon National Park.  You are out in nature, but they have flushing toilets and hot showers, bunk cabins, fire ...

Goodbye Powderbark Ridge, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Goodbye Powderbark Ridge

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

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Get up in the freezing cold for our last day working on the vineyard.  We're only doing a half-day as that's all we were paid for as Muz expects us to be knocked off and drinking by lunchtime. The morning is spent working on some young vines, some ...

Cricket and Wires, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Cricket and Wires

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Its more top wire-lifting at Powderbark today so more excerise and pain. Its the first day of the Ashes today and the Aussies are thrashing the POM's so everyone is happy. At lunch today the main topic of discussion is disgusting injuries and other ...

A Bad Day at the Office, Frankland, Australia travel blog

A Bad Day at the Office

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Back to work at Wilson's Pool today and its back to Trunk Rubbing. It all goes fine in the morning and though the vines are bushy the Hay Fever seems to have been kept at bay by the Anti-Histamine I bought at the weekend. The afternoon is more of the ...

More work at the Vineyard, Frankland, Australia travel blog

More work at the Vineyard

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Another day and more trunks need rubbing. The morning passes quickly and all is well, seeing a pattern here. However, the afternoon is just as bad as yesterday and I'm delighted when 1530 comes around and we can get finished. At one point this ...

Back to work again, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Back to work again

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

I'm up and out to the car before breakfast today to clear more of these bloody bugs of the thing.  There's a thick coating all over the front and I manage to scrape a good lot of but its still covered.  Particularly the radiator. Then its to ...

A wrong turn at alberquerue?, Frankland, Australia travel blog

A wrong turn at alberquerue?

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

... snow in Victoria and Queensland. I can't help thinking we took a wrong turn at Singapore and ended up in some parallel alternative Australia. Its strange here as even if it is warm during the day, the rain will still be cold and its still cold at ...

Reptile Identification Day, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Reptile Identification Day

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

... good after two days trunk rubbing. It means I can stretch my back in the opposite direction and hopefully not return from Australia half the height I was before I left due to curvature of the spine. The day passes quickly but it is absolutely ...

A Day at the Beach... no chance., Frankland, Australia travel blog

A Day at the Beach... no chance.

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Its sunny and warm when we get up this morning so we pack up the car and head to the beach at Albany again. On the drive down and get closed to Albany it starts to cloud over, the wind gets up and the farm animals are crowding under trees which is ...

Paying for earlier mistakes., Frankland, Australia travel blog

Paying for earlier mistakes.

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

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Even though I awake at 5am every morning, I'm still struggling to physically get out of bed on time as its so cold. Back at Powderbark we're back lifting wires again which goes rather well in the morning and its soon lunch time. At lunch, we discuss ...

A Day trip to the City!, Frankland, Australia travel blog

A Day trip to the City!

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

As we plan to head to the very expensive Margaret River region next weekend, we opt to stay at the shack this weekend and just take day trips. Today's day trip is back to the city of Albany, most likely smaller than Livingstone. Its overcast and ...

More work and more pain, Frankland, Australia travel blog

More work and more pain

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Back to work and its yet another early start. We finish off the wirelifting from Friday and then its onto Trunk Rubbing and I'm still in quite a bit of pain from last weeks work. Sore arms and a sore back but hopefully it'll ease off as the week goes ...

Working and Playing on the Vineyard, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Working and Playing on the Vineyard

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Today we were supposed to be working back at Wilsons Pool but they don't need us now as they have enough staff.  As a result, we're up earlier than usual and get started early at Powderbark meaning an early finish. We spend the morning finishing of ...

Lifting Wires and Rubbing Trunks, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Lifting Wires and Rubbing Trunks

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

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Back to work early again and back to finishing off the wire-lifting from yesterday which still goes really well. We're finished by 9am so its an early Smoko today before we're back to work and back to Trunk-Rubbing yet again. This starts off fine as ...

Work begins, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Work begins

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

After a cold, cold night in our shack, remiscent of the glory days of Bernard Street, we wake obscenely early to start work. At Powderbark Ridge we meet Tenise, a local girl who works there, Hoppy a big, friendly Kiwi with permanent sunglasses, a ...

Hi Ho.... etc, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Hi Ho.... etc

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Another early start today. I'm in pretty good shape considering the fun and games last night while Lisa is a tad rough so looks like I'm driving again. We pack up, gas-up, get more supplies from Supercheapauto (they really know how to name stores ...

Dominant sheep & cattle area, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Dominant sheep & cattle area

A travel blog entry by dentons

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... morning then made our way to Boyup Brook, nestled on the Blackwood River, also renown to being the "Country Music Capital of Western Australia". We went and visited Betty's first cousin Audrey Dent at the Old Folks Lodge, she is 84 and doing quite well ...

Another dull day at work, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Another dull day at work

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Another day another lot of wires needing lifted.  The day passes pretty quickly and at lunchtime Hoppy and Muz admit they are amazed we lasted as long as we have.  They really expected us to cut and run after a couple of days.  They've no ...

Another Day, Another Vineyard, Frankland, Australia travel blog

Another Day, Another Vineyard

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Its an ungodly start at 7am today which means a 6am rise from slumber. We're working at Wilson's Pool today, where we're actually staying, so its not too far to get to work. Helen, the boss here, takes us out across the vineyard and shows us where ...

A traditional Australian BBQ?, Frankland, Australia travel blog

A traditional Australian BBQ?

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

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We're wirelifting in the morning again today so its the same-old-same-old. However, the staff room and office are looking very swish and that's because the Big-Money-Man, who turns out to be Scottish, is visiting today. In the afternoon we finally get ...

A Day at the Races, Frankland, Australia travel blog

A Day at the Races

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

Today is Melbourne Cup day which is basically an excuse for a drunken public holiday all over Australia. The morning does not go well as we're back wire-lifting and the wires are very tight and the vines overgrown making it difficult to get the wires ...

Work or something like it..., Frankland, Australia travel blog

Work or something like it...

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

We're woken at 0715 by Hoppy and Dave chatting in the kitchen.  Considering we should be at work by 0730, I think we're going to be late. Once I get Seeley the Cat's claws from my chest I'm up and feeling suprisingly well.  Lisa, on the other ...

The Joys of OCD, Frankland, Australia travel blog

The Joys of OCD

A travel blog entry by richard_x_brown

First, lets get the usual work stuff out the way before we get to the main part of this entry. Today we finished sorting out the crossed-over wires from yesterday and then started 'feathering' a block of vines. This involves taking an extra wire, ...

Kojonup - Mt Barker to Perth, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Kojonup - Mt Barker to Perth

A travel blog entry by ian_almond

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Packed up the tent (wet) for the last time Good weather for our last three days camping Good wildflowers on show at Kojonup Rain on the way to ...

Wave Goodbye, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Wave Goodbye

A travel blog entry by snikpohks

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... beautifully.  We left after lunch and headed south to find a caravan park to stay at for the night.  We arrived at Kojonup at about 3.30pm and found the local caravan park – this park has a lovely grassy area for camping.  We ...

Gnomes, gnomes and more gnomes along the way!, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Gnomes, gnomes and more gnomes along the way!

A travel blog entry by margfromtumba

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... had been told about Gnomesville by fellow campers, so had to ensure that that was on our route to visit my cousin near Kojonup. It was absolutely amazing - the sheer numbers of gnomes was amazing and when combined with some very witty signs left with them ...

Kojonup, Kojonup, Australia travel blog

Kojonup

A travel blog entry by helenandjohn

Kojonup ...

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