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... up for dinner with the Hangers! Without realising, one of the biggest iron man events is on in town this weekend, on top of the Hanger's nephew's wedding, so it is a little busy in town this weekend! We managed to snatch one of the last spots at a local caravan park and welcomed Jack over for a sleepover in the swag...the boys were very excited to see a familiar face!!
... them but is allergic to the meat ... what a shame! We struck a deal: 1 bottle of red for 1 lobster... good price? You bet. Out came 2 bottles of red and we did a fair exchange: my 2 bottles of fine Borrossa Valley red for his two freshly caught lobsters. Guess what we had for dinner with Reto and his family? Cut in halves, splash a little garlic paste on the meat, grill on the BBQ drizzled with olive oil... enjoy with a glass of chilled white. ...
... was a tax accountant, who had been born in the Middle East and had also done a lot of travelling about. They had done a fair bit of cycle touring, and were both strong riders - I felt that I was being put through my paces even though they were both in their fifties! As we rode along, Andrew pointed out various trees and plants, and we also saw some wild emus - but we were going too fast for me to photo them! I was pleased to see them however, as emus are a Western Australia ...
... observatory which one walks a spiral staircase 8 metres down to view the coral and sea life there. Alas it was closed due to poor visibility.
Friday 2 august 2013
Today we set off for Margaret River.
The drive was short one, only 180 km's, stopping at Cowaramup for a pie at the bakery. This small village has the street lined with sculptures of life sized cows, all making an interesting display for visitors.
Annette and I ...
... s very open and quite a traditional style of house for Australia. (It actually reminded me of the house from the end of the Five Mile Creek series.)
The kids immediately took off for the tree house while Ken, Lisa, and I unloaded the cars and explored the house and the beautifully landscaped grounds. (Through careful deduction, we've determined that the owners are British.) After unpacking, we loaded back up and headed into town to go to ...
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