Tag Archives: Western Australia

Crocodile Rock Part 2

Dear Friends, After visiting Walkabout Creek Hotel, I was inspired to take up a new career as a crocodile hunter. Mick Dundee makes it look so easy in the movie. First I had to find some crocodiles. Even though there were plenty of warning signs, I didn’t spot a single croc until I got to …

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Come Fly With Me

Dear Friends, You know how much I love doing work experience. It’s great fun to walk in someone else’s shoes for a day. When I went flying with Sam from Kingfisher Tours at Kununurra, I thought my secret ambition to be a pilot was about to be fulfilled. We were going to fly this six …

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Heart to Heart

Dear Friends, I have a passion for hearts – not the beating kind but the decorative hearts we see at this time of year. So does my friend Jude. Look at her wonderful photographic collection of hearts. I’ve seen some beautiful hearts on my travels, like this tinselly one in Akaroa. My favourite is this heart …

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Long Way Down – Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent

Dear Friends, I know I’m an alpine beaver and not usually bothered by heights but I met my match at the Diamond Tree near Manjimup in Western Australia. This enormous karri tree hosts one of a series of tree towers built by foresters in the 1930s. They were used as lookouts to spot fires in …

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This Little Light of Mine

Dear Friends, One of my favourite things to do as a world traveller is work experience –  I love stepping into other people’s shoes for a day. This week my work experience reached lofty heights. The lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste has been operating for 110 years, guiding ships along the treacherous coast of south west …

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All That Glitters – Weekly Photo Challenge – Dreamy

Dear Friends, Have you ever spent time daydreaming about how you would spend your winnings when your lucky numbers come up? Or making plans for when Fortune unexpectedly comes knocking on your door? I thought Lady Luck had smiled on me the day I found this enormous gold nugget just lying around in the grounds of the Royal Perth …

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Nice To Meet You!

Dear Friends, Did you read The Eternal Traveller’s story this week about the Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants? In her role as my personal assistant, Mrs ET comes with me on some wonderful adventures. We both loved seeing the giant red tingle trees from the top of the  walk, and being an alpine beaver I wasn’t scared …

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Ice Cream Man

Dear Friends, I’ve been doing some more work experience – at Simmo’s Ice Creamery in Dunsborough. It’s been voted one of the top 15 ice creameries in the world by USA Today and after working there I would have to agree. I never knew there was so much to learn about ice cream and I …

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Giants – Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

Dear Friends, I met a giant this week at Mammoth Cave, in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. Zygomaturus trilobus is just one of the Megafauna who lived in this place long ago. He was a friendly creature and very sprightly for his age. I wouldn’t like to run into him on a dark …

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