Cobber, your not old and slow, and you are smart, silly. You are so savvy on the computer and I was really impressed of your knowledge on how to use the ipad, Carey has one and I'm really dopey with it. I hope you are enjoying the experience while travelling home and I look forward seeing more pictures.
Woowoo Wendy, its lovely that you have finally joined us. I also look forward to seeing your pictures.
Thanks guys for all the great pics of your tour. Hope this thread will stay pinned for future reference. It looks like there was an abundance of fun being had, which is what vintage caravanning is all about. Hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things in the new year.
Cobber, I am so impressed that you dared to and conquered an Ipad. Have seen and heard how fiddley they can be. But above all, I lift my hat to your tree climb Not something this pensioner would attempt May have got up, but would never have made it down again
Post by firefighter on Nov 14, 2012 22:22:56 GMT 10
Photo's from the start of our trip across the Eyre highway and the Nullarbor plains to attend the web tour in WA
We have about a 150 photo's .......but will only load about 80/90 on the forum....... so you don't get sick of them .......might take about a week for all photos to be load as we have a bit on at the moment
Penong caravan park .......is in the back yard of the hotel.......bit on the rough side ........but it was o k and cheap
The Great Australian Bight real close to the Eyre highway
Fruit & Vegetable inspection station
Gay.... about to have her first drive of our new vehicle and first time she has tow anything ....and across the Nullarbor
Eyre highway out through the front window
After about 100 km Gays had enough...... and time for a cuppa in the bush
Welcome to the forum woo woo We are still in WA and I agree with Cobber that it is not easy posting when you are travelling as there is so many things to do.It took us a while to get used to travelling solo again after spending time with all the fellow VV's.It was a great catching up with friends from last year and meeting new ones as well us the fellow Easterners.
We were thrilled to run into Geoff and Gay @ Coolgardie and loved exploring Perth with them as well as cleaning out all the junk shops.Thanks guys taking some home for us & so giving us room to collect some more ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Thanks to Mark for our lovely Medallion which is a great keepsake of the 10th anniversary tour
Thanks to Brian & Wendy for all the organisation and to Wendy for keeping us on track
Thanks also Gary(snail) & Karenl and Brad & Emma for their wonderful hospitality.
Congrats to Gabriel & baby Lucy for dressing the part & well done for posting the pics.I will have to get lessons from Gay when we get home. ;D ;D
Regards to all Ralph & DI
PS Geoff aren't you sorry you taught me how to do smiley faces now?
Di, I see you visited Freo Prison, thats where Carey and I got Married. A Great way to start a Life Sentance I hope you did some tours there its awesome, every Wedding anniversary we return to the Prison and do another tour. This year we did the underground tunnel tour and it was awesome, so if you return you will have to try that one, amazing!!!
I'm so glad you finally saw some of our Wild flowers, when we were travelling back from the tour we saw heaps and I was hoping you Eastern Staters saw some, as us WA folk take them for granted, its always nice to see others get excited about them.
Post by Surf Tragic on Nov 24, 2012 20:27:34 GMT 10
G'day f/f what a great time you have had, the tour will be unforgettable thats for sure. The Medallion from Mark, what can I say, you earned it ;D ;D, it's something pretty personal & special though hey? Cuppa time in Coolgardie main street reminds me of all the stops along the way when you're touring, don't you love them
Thanks for posting the photos & the detailed tour.
I have conferred with firefighter and as he posts photos of the tour I will add some from my album.... And hopefully taken from a different angle.
First up, after meeting at the Beverley caravan park we then went to the Beverley shed for a brows and BBQ. The cars and vans had all been organised so we could move from one to the other and lights had been installed in the vans by Ron "Shiloh "
Marks Vanguard.... Will look good in front of the "Janaway" caravan.
The Beverley railway station....now being used as a museum, as many country stations are.
I should have put this one in the "Where is it thread" ........aye?
Criky firefighter slow down......where's the fire ?........struth
Jessie's collection of stuff is so varied.... housed in about ...... how many purpose built sheds ?..six??...and to think he did it before eBay, he must have travelled all around Australia....... or the world collecting stuff. We don't say who he is or where he is because he is not open to the general public, but thanks to our organisers we had special access.
The general store
That's Jessie on the right
In another shed
In another shed
The girls catching their breath
There was so much to see I can't find all my photos of that place
Post by firefighter on Nov 29, 2012 11:11:23 GMT 10
After the tour finished ....we headed down through Pemberton to Walpole to do the tree top walk........wow the trees down in this part of WA are big
All this truck could carry is one trunk
The tree top walk
Bit of rain and had to don the coat
After touring this part of WA we continued along the coast to Albany ........Esperance up to Norseman ....stoping at Frazer Range sheep station ( Eyre Hwy) where they have a caravan park ( powered sites) or you can stop in the old shears quarters Next 3 photo's
Eyre Hwy .....start of longest straight road in Australia 145 kms
Stretched Combi van at a roadhouse on the Nullarbor
Flying Doctor landing strip on the Eyre Hwy.......stripes on the road are at the start and finish of the landing strip ........either end and the middle of the strip are cleared by the emergency workers to direct the traffic off the road ( holding Bays) before the flying doctor lands ....the white post along this section of the road are removable ( by the emergency workers ) and at night flares are lit and put in the holes to guide the plane down Stations and Roadhouse's on the Nullarbor are supplied with a standard first aid/doctors kit from the Royal flying doctor and should be on scene before the Doctor lands ( While at Kalgoorile I went on a tour of the flying doctor base) and this is the Base that looks after the Nullarbor...If Kalgoorile is out on a job the next plane to attend is sent from Southern Cross......between Kal & Perth
Caravan park at Nullarbor......no grass here
Over the border into S A toured around Streaky Bay and Port Lincoln for a few days
We have about another 50/60 photo's ....but wont bore you with them