04.10.2012 - 05.10.2012 27 °C
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.
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.
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.
There were some children learning to climb on a climbing tower.
A short walk into the town itself and taking a photo of the old Police Station where Bob got his first driving licence.
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.
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.