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Birds and a Train in Pemberton

Our stay in Pemberton included visits from some lovely parrots looking for a handout.  These are Twenty-Eight Parrots, so named for their call that sounds like they are saying ‘twenty-eight’.  I think they are also known as Ringnecks.  The kids had a wonderful time feeding them when they showed up one afternoon. TurboBug (2.5) surprised me by remaining calm and even smiling for the camera.  Past experiences with birds landing on him have not gone so well!  The next morning … Read More

Marlston Tower & the Bunbury Lighthouse

My WA posts have gotten all out of order.  I’ve discovered that it’s better for me at the moment to just post what I’ve got ready rather than try to keep everything in the order that we’ve seen it.  Otherwise I tend to get stuck on a post and don’t move forward.  So the rest of these WA post are just going to be jumping around a bit.  The only problem is I’m getting confused about what I’ve posted and … Read More

The Yeagarup Sand Dunes

Not too far from Pemberton are some sand dunes that are just begging to be climbed.  We picked a lovely afternoon for visit.  We’ve been loving the weather since we left Perth, it’s felt like autumn while we are still in summer.  We expected to be in the heat a lot longer than this so it’s been a welcome change. First we had a quick look at the lake and pondered this jetty. There was a nearby sign warning against … Read More

Some Big Things and a Toffee Factory: Denmark, WA

On our way to Denmark, WA we passed this huge blue marron at the side of the road.  A Big Thing that we needed to see!  During our stay in Denmark we made a trip to Walpole and made sure to stop on the way back for a closer inspection.  It’s such a beautiful blue, as is the real thing!  The Big Marron is located outside of Old Kent River Wines and although we didn’t stop in I’ve read lovely … Read More

The Perth Zoo, part two

Part one is here.  I have no idea what this little guy was but he was the cutest thing.  We nicknamed him the Lorax, we can’t be the only ones to come up with that name. Then we found the lemurs and we spent forever watching them.  There was a young one who was very playful and he kept picking on his older sibling (it looked to small to be dad) while mum looked on.  They played and wrestled and … Read More

A Happy Surprise: Baby Kangaroo Joeys in Pemberton!

The day we arrived in Pemberton we stopped into the visitor centre for some information.  We were so surprised to find a room full of kangaroo joeys all curled up in baskets. A woman had been bottle feeding them, had worked her way through all but one so they’d all just had a nice feed and were very content to lounge in their comfy baskets.  There were some leaves around to feed them but they weren’t real keen since they’d … Read More

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