Chilled out family oriented beachside town

Trip Start Jan 24, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
New Dunsborough
Old Dunsborough
What I did
Hung out around the beaches on our off time from harvest

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Saturday, February 26, 2011


food -  pancakes with bananas & cashew butter cream at Samutra, orange duck at Assisi, soy latte at Eviva, Veggie Brekkie with poached eggs at Artezan.

beaches - eagle bay & yallingup

spots we've slept -
the 2nd flat at seagrass cove... got the ensuite, yah!

music - the local band that played during a weekend wine tasting in the town square, or the dude that played music at the Bush Shack Brewery

events - Flat BBQ's!!!! and the awesomely informative wine tasting that dan & jonny set up

sayings - dank, nice, bomb, your mom goes to college... and so many more...

situations - got kicked out of our first flat, lucked out on our 2nd

booze spots - Malt for the great beer selection, Bush Shack Brewery for the atmosphere... or Occys a local spot

more about dunnas...

the 1st flat
5 Foxhaven Court, New Dunsborough aka. Dunsborough Lakes
We decided to take the room there with Gareth and Ryan and Tim moved in with us all after a few weeks... poor bastard had to sleep on a mattress on the floor:( The flat backed onto the golf course, tthere were stray balls all over the yard (rylock n gazza) it was situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, we lived there while we were on day shift at Boar's Rock, kicked out for subletting (almost by police force)... good one courtney!!! biotch! lesson learned...if you're gonna sublet, make sure the landlord is aware of it...

and then we were homeless...

redgate...  another couple of peeps that deserve a major thank you are Jack (swallows) Chips and Pippa... after getting thrown out of our first duns spot, jack was kind enough to let us sleep on the floor of his flat in margs, but freakin A it was soooooo hot there trying to sleep during the day after getting off night shift, stinkin' hot! After a couple of days crashing there, the girls were nice enough to let us crash at their cabin on the hill in redgate for a few days... it was such a cool spot! A family vacation home, super rustic, an old barn converted into house - complete with rammed earth walls, loft bedrooms, and a massive orchard full of mangos and also had a few uninvited guests: the rat (who has been named, but can't say:) a tone def frog, 2 black foot licking lizards... oh, and a view of the countryside to die for. A great place to escape. Thanks again ladies for letting us crash, you're lifesavers xo 

the 2nd flat
5 Seagrass Cove, 'Old Duns'
Awesome vibe, same layout as the first flat, just reversed with much cooler rammed earth exterior... Thank god for Kim's (with a baby aka. local kim) connections... and thanks stewie, the landlord:)... we spent a heap more time around the beach, with the fantastic walkway around the point... we are lucky freakin people!

the beaches - cape naturaliste's amazing array of beautiful spots
Yallingup... awesome off the point for surfing, great for bbqs, and the campground in town has fanastic sunset views from the picnic area. Did many a post work trip there and stayed in a cabin one weekend with the ladies.
Eagle Bay... expansive white sandy beach, stunning aquamarine water, could live without the masses of tiny little stingers and the 2 large stingers (jellyfish) as well.
Castle Point... small, sandy cove surrounded by red rocks, good snorkeling and fishing, witnessed a sunny day wedding, and a massive number of peach and purple sunsets...stunning.
Dunsborough... super long and shallow sandbar, paper shredder seaweed sometimes covered the seashore... jonny and tim went crabbing one day after work and caught 6 blue crabs with blue rubber work gloves, and a piece of 2x4. Nice work fellas! That same freakin day a fisherman in a small boat spotted a great white shark just off the sandbar, just out from where they were swimming! Holy shittake mushrooms! scary business!
Cantos Beach...a little walk down thru some native bush, past the rocks and you arrive at a half moon bay with wicked waves, a massive rip, steep dunes, and a mountainside as a backdrop with native wildflowers scattered all over it. There was a bit of trash and seaweed washed up on the shore, probably just b/c of the strong sea? but all in all, it was a beautiful spot to relax and unwind.

We couldn't have imagined a better lil town to live in while we were working harvest in Western Australia. It was fantasic:) Great weekend markets, awesome brekkie spots, coffee, a good family vibe... and a super selection of beers at a few of the pubs.
We miss it already, but it's time to find some new adventures!

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