Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Walk on the Vine Side

The sun was flirting with us, hiding coyly behind white fluffy clouds, which kept the world from becoming stifling hot.  We were armed with good shoes and a good map, ready to hit the vineyards! The walking tour actually started … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley and Environs

  What a quaint, country feel to this area!   You wouldn’t believe we were less than an hour from Adelaide.  This feeling was accentuated by the fact we did not take the direct route from the airport in Adelaide … Continue reading

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Margaret River

  As the four of us have tasted our way through Australia, it has become more and more obvious that a good deal of our favourite wines come from the Margaret River region, so it was with high anticipation we … Continue reading

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The Leeuwin Lighthouse

  M.L. Stedmen wrote the book “The Light Between Oceans” about a married couple on a remote Australian lighthouse island, right smack dab in the middle of the place where the Indian and Southern (Antarctic, as we were taught) Oceans … Continue reading

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Thrombolites

  Thrombolites are stone creatures from a different era.  They look exactly like an field of round stones just below the surface of the water, and they hail back to 600 million years ago. Often these white-ish “rocks” can be … Continue reading

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“It’s the End of the World as We Know It”

Or: Cuddle Quokkas on Rottnest Island   Just a 30 minute ferry ride from Fremantle is one of the last outposts for the threatened quokka, small kangaroo like animals.  (In fact, the first European explorers thought they were gigantic rats).  It … Continue reading

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A Day in Perth

    Hustle and bustle!  After our few days stay in the relative calm of Fremantle, Perth seems to be incredibly busy, especially when we arrived using the rapid transit system. Naturally people are dashing everywhere. Perth is an up … Continue reading

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