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Kings Park in spring

Spring has arrived in Kings Park in Perth and the wildflowers are out.  Kangaroo paw flowers with their bright red stalks are most eye-catching, but look carefully and you can see other flowers like spider orchids. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #8 – Final

Day #8, and the last day on the road, was around 600km from Kalgoorlie to Perth, following the Great Eastern Highway and the goldfields water pipeline that brings fresh water all the way from Perth.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #7

Our second last day on the road was largely a rest day – only around 200km from Norseman to Kalgoorlie.  First to the Superpit to see the southern hemisphere’s largest gold mine – a huge gash in the earth’s surface that drops over 500 metres down, with massive trucks hauling out ore and rock 24/7.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #6

The Nullabor has been conquered! We drove 712km from Eucla to the end of the Eyre Highway in Norseman. (more…)

Freo May 2008

I wen to Perth for the weekend, and Saturday saw me having a wander around Fremantle. (more…)

Swan River

I went to Perth for a weekend in January.  It was stinking hot – on the Friday it was 41 degrees, 41 again on Saturday, and then 42 on Sunday. (more…)