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Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Exploring."

Hello,

Over the past week Ian and I have been exploring the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. It was great fun to get away and see what this part of the state has to offer. We found lots of Cafes, Patchwork Shops in small towns even a Distillery was on our list of places to visit.


We even got extremely close to some Koalas. They were all asleep.


We had a wonderful time at the Rose Maze in Kojonup. 2000 roses planted by the community, farmers brought in old pieces of wood etc from the farms for the gardens. There were plaques around telling the story of three different people, these were so interesting to read.


We went back to the Beach where Ian once lived. It is full of designer houses and hotels now.


While we were in Albany we had to take a photo of Dog Rock. This is the most photographed tourist attraction in Albany.


We found the Wind Farm just outside Albany so interesting. Loved walking along the pathways, surrounded by native plants.


Of course a trip to this region means a visit to the Natural Bridge and Gap (above).


We also enjoyed a morning visiting Whale World at Albany.


Of course all this travelling just wears you out.

Happy days.
Bev C

16 comments:

marina said...

lovely pics, those whale skeletons are amazing.
Well roll me over and call me a wombat! that is one chilled wombat.

FarahLin said...

Looks like you've had a fantastic time there, Bev. Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing!!

Merry Christmas to you and family and a Happy New Year too!! =)

Karen said...

What a lovely break. So much to see and do in such a beautiful area.

Jeanette said...

Wow that brings back memories. My family toured Southern WA back in 1974. I remember Dog Rock well. Hugs,

Maria said...

Nice to getaway and check out all the touristy things...
Love the wombat...LOL

Petra said...

It looks very nice, the koala's I love them we have seen a lot of koala's at our trip in Australia. We were to Raymond Island there life a lot of koalas it was a lovely place. And your pictures give's me a lovely reminder of my vacation. I had a great time over there. Thank you so much Bev you have a great time at your trip and it is a present for me.
Over here it is very cold, we had a lot of snow and it is freezing now maybe we can ice skating over a few days.
Thanks again and have a nice weekend, greeting Petra.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Yes of course Bec travelling does wear you out LOL! Looks like great things to see, especially Dog Rock!

Melody said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous trip.

Terry said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I love the dog rock and the whale bones!

Simone de Klerk said...

Long time no see. Great catching up with you again. What a great trip you made. Sometimes I wish I were a dog ....
What a beautiful spring garden you have.

Terriaw said...

Wonderful exploring with you, especially in a part of the world I've never seen. Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

You will be well rested for Christmas - and Chris' visit - now, Bev. There was quite a variety of things to see and do where you went, weren't there? Love dog rock!

Fiona said...

lovely pictures and some interesting sites....
Hugz

Narelle said...

Lovely photos and that rose garden must have been amazing.
Cute sleepy Aussies ... is that a wombat?

Christine M said...

It's such a beautiful place down South, isn't it! We've got a photo of dog rock too somewhere!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely photos of your holiday, is the last animal a wombat. It's a very cute picture!