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    Back at the end of February we were down under in Perth WA for most of March, the main event was our sons wedding, after that there had to be more exploring of the state.



    Perth's autumnal skyline, in the end we only had 1 day of light rain out of the whole 4 wks. Line up of cars are 4 customers cars of the dealership where he works, they agreed to chauffeur the groom, best man and two ushers to the venue at Matilda Bay, across the Swan River from the city. There were several other weddings along the shoreline so when these appeared and then eventually departed in convoy it caused quite a bit of kerfuffle especially as they made a fair bit of noise while staying within the law!






    Cottislow is a famed city beach and every year they have an arts do, this was an aussie angle on this entry from IIRC Japan, it took a while to click what the puddle was. (the wee blob is John Maddock!)






    We had a house hired for a week with its own version of wildlife, the plan was for our daughter, S-I-L and twin grandsons to be there with us but the boys came out with chickenpox just days before flying.............so just the two of us rattled around in it on our own.







    Don't know that I'd like to get fresh with any of those sort of gals! - WA is quite big on the fact that they try to produce/supply all their own milk. The Ute was a nice newish version of their traditional work vehicle. Why don't they flog them here?







    After the wedding the 2 of us went off exploring some of the bits we had missed back in 2014. We went north this time heading for Cervantes. Once away form the city you see lots of roadtrains, quite a lot were running limesands to farmers inland as seeding was due to kick off soon. There seemed to be quarries every where so later on when a farmer told us they have only 10 more years supply out there it seemed odd.







    Cervantes is famed for it Pinnicles- sandstone columns over about 250-300 acres They were originally hidden under sand but changes in the environment started to uncover them a lot more. The experts are still arguing exactly what they are, one popular theory is the remains where plant roots were millions of years ago, covered in sand and then when rotted away, replaced with sand that locked together forming the pinicles.



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    More pictures of the pinacles








    View across the road from the B&B we stayed at in Cervantes, a lobster fishing port, there are tractors and boats everywhere. The trusty Chambelain I think




    Heading off north to Jurien Bay up the coast. Pretty dry time, lots of places in the aftermath of a dry harvest. Several places the stock were trying to live off nothing. Saw a lot of dust storms here






    Roadtrains move all and everything. Spotted a triple Bunnings roadtrain- the new owners of Homebase here in the UK- don't think they will have those delivering here!











    Geraldton. A main sea port that is linked to HMAS Sydney lost in the 2WW not that far out in the indian ocean, all 645 crew were lost when both she and the German raider were in action and sunk. The memorial is set up on the hill overlooking the harbour. The dome has 645 seagulls forming the roof as memorial to each sailor of HMAS Sydney lost that day.

    In the port you can see several Ships, there is quite a lot of grain that goes out of here seeing as it was their post-harvest time then.


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    Re: Western Australia revisited.........

    Great set of pictures. Don't know why but some of them won't enlarge... Don't know if its me or not. Perth is a great place isn't it. Want to go back one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springermad9 View Post
    Great set of pictures. Don't know why but some of them won't enlarge... Don't know if its me or not. Perth is a great place isn't it. Want to go back one day.

    Sorted the links out- tried to cut some corners Will post more ag stuff asap.......
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    Next stop was a bit further north up the coast to Kalbarri. Once you get here, going further north means you are supposed to keep enough water in your vehicle for a couple of days supply. The area has a fairly dramatic rock coastline and there isn't so much cereals, more stock, and dust!


    Not the Northampton from home by the look of the long and winding roads











    Saw more of these grain stores alongside the highway- all crammed full by the look of it.
















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    Bit of a barren landscape, with a fair bit of dust blown where the the few livestock have grazed it all away over summer and now their autumn breezes pick it up








    Just a few of the nice rugged coastline, and the famed setting sun on the Indian Ocean. Saw a few of them again this time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Back at the end of February we were down under in Perth WA for most of March, the main event was our sons wedding, after that there had to be more exploring of the state.



    Perth's autumnal skyline, in the end we only had 1 day of light rain out of the whole 4 wks. Line up of cars are 4 customers cars of the dealership where he works, they agreed to chauffeur the groom, best man and two ushers to the venue at Matilda Bay, across the Swan River from the city. There were several other weddings along the shoreline so when these appeared and then eventually departed in convoy it caused quite a bit of kerfuffle especially as they made a fair bit of noise while staying within the law!






    Cottislow is a famed city beach and every year they have an arts do, this was an aussie angle on this entry from IIRC Japan, it took a while to click what the puddle was. (the wee blob is John Maddock!)






    We had a house hired for a week with its own version of wildlife, the plan was for our daughter, S-I-L and twin grandsons to be there with us but the boys came out with chickenpox just days before flying.............so just the two of us rattled around in it on our own.







    Don't know that I'd like to get fresh with any of those sort of gals! - WA is quite big on the fact that they try to produce/supply all their own milk. The Ute was a nice newish version of their traditional work vehicle. Why don't they flog them here?







    After the wedding the 2 of us went off exploring some of the bits we had missed back in 2014. We went north this time heading for Cervantes. Once away form the city you see lots of roadtrains, quite a lot were running limesands to farmers inland as seeding was due to kick off soon. There seemed to be quarries every where so later on when a farmer told us they have only 10 more years supply out there it seemed odd.







    Cervantes is famed for it Pinnicles- sandstone columns over about 250-300 acres They were originally hidden under sand but changes in the environment started to uncover them a lot more. The experts are still arguing exactly what they are, one popular theory is the remains where plant roots were millions of years ago, covered in sand and then when rotted away, replaced with sand that locked together forming the pinicles.



    I've fond memories of Perth and Western Australia in general. Spent 3 months there in 2009. Watching the firework display from Kings Park on Australia Day was one of the many highlights!

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