Forte Cape View Apartments
Travel Blogs from Busselton
... of rain and also got out and kicked the footy around at the half time break ( we have developing a future champion in our family :)). Unfortunately our beloved Eagles were beaten by Collingwood , but at least they looked like they gave it a go. Dinner again, was in the van, and everything seemed to work fine in the kitchen. We also got the chance to set up the awning outside, and it looks great with the LED strip lights ...
... we caught flatheads, bream and enough blueys to feed the family for a number of meals ... sweet and delicious Manna for the happy wonderers - God's provision!
We did other things such as taking a walk on the famous Busselton Jetty - longest Jetty in Australia - with our friends Reto, Jasmine and boys... but we didn't get to fish there. I think I'll regret missing out on that!
We went to the movies to watch the Lego Movie as an advanced gift for ...
... still out there in the area, a
long way from shore. This was also the scene of a cliff landslide in 1996
where several people lost their lives. They were attending a school group
outing. There is a lovely memorial to them. Continued driving through this
fertile land back to the 'van park. Cath and Cec joined us for coffee, and
we're continuing on to Bridgetown tomorrow , and to meet their family at
Adelaide for Christmas. We've had ...
... as well many items from early history of the area and the industries that provided the wealth and jobs.
One part of history I was not familiar with was the Group Settlement scheme which began post 1st WW and which was designed to open up the land as well as provide returning soldiers with work and potential wealth.
Unfortunately it was doomed to failure for many as they had no skills, the work of clearing massive forest and turning it into farmland was backbreaking and ...
... climb the winding stairs to the top. Jay discovered his is not a big fan of heights. Before the tour all witnessed in the carpark some poor soul who's car had been backed into by someone that didn't put their handbrake on - oh dear. Very thankful our 4.5tonne truck was not either of those cars!
We were afforded a great view of Geographe Bay from the little balcony that surrounded the top of the lighthouse. Lee became a human spiderman as he did his lap and ...