Some Big Things and a Toffee Factory: Denmark, WA
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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

Lake Thetis and Cervantes
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On the way back from the Pinnacles we stopped into Lake Thetis to have a look at the stromatolites.  We saw a few roadsigns, which I keep taking pictures of. The town of Cervantes was named for a Spanish ship that wrecked off the coast once upon a time.  I loved the sign on the way into town, it’s spaced very well so that you see a picture of the ship from a distance, then the signs separate as you … Read More

Five Rivers & a Huge Croc in Wyndham
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Wyndham is the northernmost town in Western Australia.  It’s about 100km north of Kununurra.  After we visited Emma Gorge we made the drive up to Wyndham to have a look at the Five Rivers Lookout.  It’s a place where five rivers empty into one before heading out to sea. We had a look for all the rivers and gazed around at the view a bit.  Honestly the kids could not have cared less.  It was hot and windy up at … Read More

Fogg Dam & Another Darwin Sunset
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While in Darwin we chose to go on a jumping croc cruise.  We loved it.  I’ll post about it later after I’ve had a chance to go through the video we took that day.  On the way home from that fabulous jumping croc cruise we drove through the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve for a quick look.  After our hot morning we weren’t in the mood for any walks but you can see plenty from the road.  Apparently even turtles, though … Read More

Road Tripping: Alice Springs
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Between Yulara and Alice Springs we stopped in Erldunda to refuel.  There’s supposed to be a Big Thing there, a Big Echidna.  When I asked about it at the petrol station they had no clue what I was talking about at first.  Finally they realised what I was asking about and they told me it had been ruined by mice and the like.  It used to be where their emu farm is now.  We were happy to see the emus.  … Read More

Fossicking for Gemstones in Rubyvale
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After Mackay our next major stop was to be Longreach.  To break up the drive a bit we spent some time in Rubyvale.  We don’t often arrive at our destination after dark, but this night we did and during a lovely thunderstorm, too.  That made for some interesting driving.  We prefer not to be on the road at dusk because of the risk of kangaroos who are more active that time of day and thus more likely to become roadkill.  … Read More

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