Koorda to Perth
19.08.2015 - 29.08.2015 20 °C
Wed 19th Aug Day 73
We drove from Dalwallinu to Bobs brother Richards at Koorda. There really wasn't very much to see along the way except miles and miles of wheat and canola.
It was good to catch up with Richie and Mui again. We set up then had a walk around the town - this didn't take long. We purchased a few items in the local IGA then spent a lovely afternoon and evening just chatting etc. Richie washed our car for us. It's been raining nearly all day.
Thurs 20th Aug Day 74
We had a little sleep in this morning then went for a walk again through town, came back to Richies took our car to fill up with fuel visited the local craft shop then came back to Richie and Mui's.
Fri 21st Aug Day 75
We left Koorda this morning and drove towards Perth. First stop was at Dowerin. We took some photos of the "Tin Dog" near the suthern entrance to the town then walked around the main street.
Next stop was at Goomaling. Well, We didn't really stop as it was raining so on we went to Toodyay where we just drove up and down the main street before continuing on to Noble Falls. Its was still raining but Rodney and Bob just had to take some photos here.
We drove on to the caravan park we had booked into a week ago at Forrestfield then after setting up we went to have a look at Perth City from Kings Park which is one of our favourite spots then on to Morley Shopping Centre for Lissie to indulge herself before returning to the caravan.
Sat 22nd Aug Day 76
Today was washing day and we were all busy until about lunch time.
Sun 23rd Aug Day 77
This morning we drove up to Mundaring to have a look at the weir which supplies water to Kalgoorlie (almost 600 km away). CY O'Connor was the states Chief Engineer at the time and the State of Western Australias total budget for the year 2001 was allocated to the task of construction and there was great controversy over the project. Most thought that it would be impossible to pump water that far and that it wouldn't work. CY O'Connor was under tremendous pressure and he road his horse into the sea south of Fremantle and committed suicide.
There were a total of 8 Pumping stations along the way.
We then drove out to Fremantle where we visited the Shed 8 markets then south to CY O'Connor Beach where there is a stuture of the man who rode into the sea.
We then drove up the coast to Scarborough Beach where we had a walk around.
Next stop was at South Perth where we took some photos of Perth Skyline before sunset right on sunset and then during twilight.
We had Spanish dinner at Northbridge.
Mon 24th Aug Day 78
Went into Midland this morning to have a look around in the shopping centre then had an underbody inspection done of the car. Had an appointment at a medical centre to get a prescription for Bob's medication which has almost run out.
Tues 25th Aug Day 79
We went into Perth City this morning and walked most of the main city centre streets. We did a little shopping as well and medication then returned to the van. No photos again today.
Wed 26th Aug Day 80
We drove quite a long way this morning up to Hillary's marina where we met up with Brother Alan and his wife Brenda for lunch at a restaurant called 3 sheets. The meal was quite good and it was good for Lissie and Rodney to catch up with some more relatives which were new for them.
There were a lot of boats here for sale, some of them very large but Rodney wouldn't purchase one for us.
We drove back towards the van but called into Morley shopping centre on the way to have afternoon tea and a walk around.
Thur 27th Aug Day 81
Rodney, Lissie and Hiroe went to Whiteman Park today to look at the Car Museum as well as the Wildlife Park. Bob stayed back at the van and did a lot of work in preparation to the drive back to Bomaderry starting on Sunday. Richard and Mui called in during the afternoon and stayed until the others returned from their excursion.
Fri 28th Aug Day 82
Rodney and Lissie caught a flight this morning back to Sydney. We were sorry to see them go. We spent the day dismantling the bunk over our bed and sorting out storage for all the items left behind as well as replacing the light above our bed. A VERY busy day.
We dont know what we are going to do with all the extra space in our caravan.
Sat 29th Aug Day 83
No photos again today. Glen and Yvonne arrived at 9.30 to pick up the 2 mattresses which are no longer needed. They are giving them to their grand daughter. Soon afterwards, brother Alan and Brenda arrived and after morning tea we drove to Belmont to look around and to do last minute shopping before we leave Perth tomorrow morning. So that's it for this blog entry.