Three little mermaids sitting on a rock!! The girls are shivering, the water is very cold. But it was too beautiful not to go for a swim!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Obviously not the Nullarbor anymore!! We are now at Esperance. This is Twilight Beach. The beaches here have been voted the best in Australia! Beautiful white sands and gorgeous clear water. After been on the move for a long time we will stop and catch our breath here (good choice hey?)
This is still on the Nullarbor at Cocklebiddy Caves. The caves had officially been closed to the public but the guy at the fuel station said we could go in. They had taken the ladders away, so the kids couldn't climb in. So Chris, Tim and I went down. As you can see we found water down there and had a swim. It was amazing and so refreshing. I'm in my running clothes as Al and I had been running the Nullarbor each morning. We'd get up and start and the rest of the family would pack up and drive to meet us on the road. The last day we got 7.5kms before they came! Good fun!!
Here are both families going over the SA/WA border. It was like going through customs. We had to pull up and turn our engines off and then they went right through the ute and caravan, opening up all the cupboards and checking we weren't carrying any fruit, vegetables etc. We passed and were off and ready for our WA experience!!!
Rain has gone today and it's a lovely sunny day. In the background are the Bunda Cliffs. These amazed us. They were stunning. The sheer drop off the cliff and the different colours in the rock and water. We were able to camp just back from here. Needless to say the girls weren't allowed to go anywhere without holding an adults hands. There were no fences just straight off the cliff!!!
One of the classic Nullarbor road signs. This is just down from the Nullarbor Roadhouse. We are wet here for two reasons...1. It was drizzling and wet and 2. We had just had a shower at the Roadhouse. We were very excited to find $1 hot showers so jumped at the chance to get nice and clean!!! Aahh... the little things excite us!
Chris and Bridget at Head of Bight. As you can see from the jumper, it was cold. Again not what we expected! We seemed to have all 4 seasons in the days we crossed. This was such a beautiful and rugged coastline. Unfortunately we were a few months early for the whales. Hundreds gather here to have their babies from May-October.
Here we are at the start of the Nullarbor. It was such a surprise to us and so different from how we would have imagined it. We thought we would have to grit and bear the long, boring days, but it wasn't like that at all!! It was a great adventure and we enjoyed every moment.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I had the best day in the Barossa! We visited a few wineries. Obviously there are so many so we decided we would visit some big name ones and see what we liked (knowing we could find them in shops easily). We visited Maggie Beer's Farm shop. We got to see a cooking demonstration which was in the set of 'The cook and the Chef'. Very exciting!! Bridget and I tasted all the yummy samples in the shop and Chris and I enjoyed a delicious coffee. Great day!!