Forest Rise Eco Retreat
Travel Blogs from Margaret River
... a wild boar and piglet who bolted across the track in front of us. Kenny walked the rest of the track with his Bear Grylls knife in hand but the only wildlife that startled us were kangaroos.
The rangers second suggestion was a cracker. Gnomesville is a large quaint and quirky collection of garden gnomes who live on the roadside edge of the forest in what has become known as the Gnoman Empire! Nobody seems to know exactly how this little hamlet of gnomes began and ...
We took a lovely hike close to town, followed by a delicious brunch, some shopping and packing a suitcase to send home with Sonja, since within a few weeks we'll be camping and need to streamline our processes. Robert is mighty sick of lifting heavy suitcases in and out of the car. We are left with a skeleton wardrobe. Amazing how much you don't need (we hope!)
We sadly put Sonja on a bus for the long ride to Perth and the red-eye ...
... that the fly population had dramatically increased!
Office use only:
Weather: Warm 25
Dinner: BBq garlic steak, wedges & salad
Fuel: $29 – 68 c/l (used 12c voucher)
School Supplies: $17
Day 36, Saturday, 5th January, 2013
Written by: Suzanne
Weather forecast for today was 33 degrees and little wind!!! A surprise for WA (Windy Always)! We packed ...
... for us ALL of the accommodation in Margaret River was fully booked up so we headed to Bunbury to stay for the night!
We managed to find our way in to an Irish bar in Bunbury for a few drinks that night. The following morning we got up went to take a look at some wild dolphins that visit the beach in Bunbury (not a patch on Kaikoura!) and continued on up the road to Perth!
... when the clerk told me the total - thirty dollars for two regular-sized pumpkins! I almost fell over!
Fortunately those pumpkins turned out to be well worth the money I paid for them, as lots of people got to enjoy them. On Halloween night I carved one pumpkin for Kaito, the 2-year old who lives here, and he was mesmerized. He had of course never seen such a thing (neither had his parents!) and he watched my every move as I hollowed out the slimy guts ...