The mountain bike ride to North Mole in Fremantle

Welcome to a perfect winter's day in Perth! Taking advantage of some superb weather conditions over the weekend we set out on a relaxed paced pedal along the coast. This circular route starts at Claremont Train Station to North Mole in Fremantle. Alternatively a good starting point is Lake Espresso Cafe because there's plenty of parking in front of the golf club/Aspire Fitness, just off Davies Road. Length: 26km Highlights: Ocean views and ...

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Warming Lunch at The Hummus Club, Trinity Arcade

Finding myself in the city for a hectic run around kind of day also meant I had the opportunity to lunch. Woohoo! It's been a while since I've spent lunchtime in the city and I definitely miss the buzzing atmosphere and access to an elaborate spread of eateries in every nook and cranny of the CBD! With rain falling down on the terrace and me having forgotten the umbrella, I retreated into Trinity Arcade where ...

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Road trip tips for Western Australia’s South West

A while ago I wrote a few tips for the drive to Albany and from our recent trip along the South Western highway to the great southern forests I’m sharing some general knowledge for a seamless enjoyable 'down south' drive. This post covers the towns along Forest Highway and the South West Highway all the way to the great southern forests area of Pemberton, Northcliffe, Manjimup and Walpole. It's a decent length ...

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Northcliffe Farm Stay at Canterbury Cottage

At the tail end of our south west trip we stayed overnight on a working farm 19km outside of the small township of Northcliffe (south of Pemberton). Canterbury Cottage is a bed and breakfast run by owners and farmers, Ken and Kay. Setting out on Boorara Road, we drove into some remarkable Karri country and deeper as the road turned into red gravel. The road is bordered largely by forest with ...

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Road trip to Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Following a long weekend in Binningup we embarked on a slightly ambitious journey to drive down to Pemberton to check out the town’s mountain bike park before driving back to Perth, the very same day, and in time to prepare for work the next day. A quick calculation and that’s about 6 hours of driving for the day. Oh boy. The good thing about being in Binnginup is that we were ...

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First time guide at Kalamunda MTB Circuit

The Kalamunda circuit area combines a range of different trails so you'll never grow bored, 1 year later and we've only covered a quarter of the trails and there's 40km of them. Cross country, technical, jumps and downhill. Plus it's all located in bushland where you may spot a Kangaroo. And afterwards finish your ride with a refreshment from the Camel Farm Cafe. I have to admit the first time I ...

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Things to see and do in and around Binningup

This Easter long weekend we joined the annual migration to the southern region of West Australia for a quiet weekend in the country. It's been a couple of years since we've taken advantage of the longest holiday break in the WA year, to escape the city and become the annoying out of towners! Suffice to say we were excited for our little road trip and catching up with friends. Binningup is a small coastal ...

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Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe

The yearly Sculptures by the Sea festival runs this year from 4 - 20 March 2016. Every year there is a vast range of artworks - abstract, gigantic, colourful, thought-provoking, freaky, cryptic messages, figurative, kinetic, humorous, illusions. Artists from all over the world participate and Cottesloe Beach is transformed into an open air art gallery with an awesome laid back festival vibe. It's uber cool and here are a few photos and musings..... ...

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