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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Western Australia Trip September 2016

Dad and I had a road trip to visit my sister who lives in suburban Perth WA.

We left my home in Peterborough SA on the morning of Thursday 8th September and spent a night camping before arriving at the SA/WA border the next day

BP Border Village



Took a picture of a B Triple road train while there
 
 
Dad's car at the WA/SA border sign.

 
 With two drivers we were able to cover more distance and stayed the night in a motel at Norseman. Between home and here we saw very little wildlife such as kangaroos which would damage a car though there were some dead ones every so often.
 
There were quite a few bikes in the motel grounds and the owner of the pictured bike said they were on their way to Canberra. In the room next to us was a bike rider and I took a pic of his.
 
Honda CTX1300


From Norseman we headed South to Esperance instead of the usual northern route via Coolgardie.

A brief rest stop at the foreshore




Leaving Esperance we went via the Twilight Beach Road which had views of the sea.



 
After a fuel stop at Ravensthorpe we stopped at Lake Grace before the final leg of our drive to Perth.
 
 

 Some of the ground cover plants

 
 
We arrived at my sister's place about 8pm on the 10th September. Within the last 150 km we did come across a few wallabies on the road that caused the driver (me) some heart failure but I stopped in time so all good.
 
On the 14th we took a suburban train trip to the Bassendean Rail Museum.
 
The V 1220 is one of the larger steam engines on display.
 
 
Left hand side
 
 

Inside the driving Cabin



Right hand side



 
On the Sunday the 18th we went to New Norcia Hotel where some of the WA members of Ozstoc ( www.ozstoc.com ) were having lunch.
 

 
We began our return trip on Tuesday 20th September and arrived back home on Thursday evening about 9 pm.

On the return trip we went via Beverley and spotted this old plane in the main street.

  
 Next stop was Quairading and noticed some of the small trees in flower.



Two colours on the same one as well.

 
 Next is the view from Madura lookout






Last up is a whale statue which is located at Nullarbor Roadhouse.


The only other stops we made were at Ceduna for fuel and a late lunch with Port Augusta the last stop for fuel which would allow him to get home after taking me home.