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Day 80 - 81 PERTH - METRICUP

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Day 80

We had a busy day today. We drove to the Guildford Cemetery and placed some flowers where Bob’s Dad and Mums ashes have been placed.
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We then drove to Kelmscott to have morning tea with Aunt Minnie. She is doing OK and her dog is looking after her.
We then drove to Rockingham where we had lunch before going to safety Bay to the home of brother Colin and wife Barbara. We had afternoon tea there then came back to the van park.
Not very much to report apart from the fact we drove over 200 km today.

Day 81

We were up and away early this morning as we have a fairly long way to go. We drove down the Roe Highway until we reached the Kwinana Freeway which we took all the way to the outskirts of Bunbury. We did stop somewhere between Mandurah and Bunbury for morning tea in a rest area. We did the by-pass of Bunbury and continued on to Capel where we did a detour through the Tuart Forest trail and saw all of the Arum Lilies amongst the trees. There were millions of them and they are a pest here.
We drove on into Busselton where we intended having lunch. It took a little while to find somewhere to park 2 caravans as it is school holidays and there are many tourists around.
We walked to the 2 mile long jetty and took some photos here as well as of the lighthouse.
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There were some children learning to climb on a climbing tower.
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A short walk into the town itself and taking a photo of the old Police Station where Bob got his first driving licence.
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The other interesting place was the Esplanade Hotel where Bob had his first beer in a hotel when he was about 16, even though the drinking age at that time was 21.
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We had lunch then continued on to Metricup and the home of Cousin Graham and his wife Nancy where we have camped for the night in their rather large car park.

Posted by Hiroes 04:53 Archived in Australia

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ボブさん、ひろえさん
ボブさんのご両親のお墓にお花を備えることができて良かったですね。
私の方はcreative moments の exhibition が終わりました。
陶器は全部うれました。オーストリアの人にとても感謝しています。
百合子

by Yuriko ball

I'm continuing to enjoy your amazing journey with interest and admiration. My younger daughter and I have just returned from a train journey to and from Southern Italy where we lived for 11 years. We're pretty exhausted - and to think ours was a very small adventure compared with yours! I wholeheartedly admire you all for what you have achieved so far. You are all really amazing people and from what I understand, it's not the first time you've attempted this journey.

It was poignant to see the photograph of the resting place of Bob's parents. It's lovely to know that our respective loved ones have found an appropriate resting place in some part of the vast world in which we live Bless them all. May your amazing journey continue - I will continue to follow you all with admiration!

Very best wishes to you all.
Susan Mormile (Campbell)

by Susan Mormile (nee' Campbell)

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