Posts in the Category: Travelling Me

Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & Travelling Me & western australia on February 26th 2017 0 Comments Derek-karratha-hills

Travelling on North West Coastal highway, the city of Karratha sits concealed on the other side of a range of hills known as Karratha hills.  One morning over the weekend, we set off early on the short loop trail of the Yaburara (pronounced Yabara) Heritage Trail. The short loop trail can be accessed from the visitor centre which is …

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Cycling, Sun, Salt Lakes and Birds on Rottnest Island

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Rottnest Island & Travelling Me on January 6th 2017 1 Comments Tent-for-the-day-rottnest

Putting a gift voucher to good use, we spend our last morning of 2016 relaxing in the scenic surrounds of Rottnest Island.

Boarding the first ferry from B Shed in the Fremantle Port at 7.15 am, the journey is fairly uneventful as we travel the open seas and past some gigantic looking container ships. …

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Revisiting Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Posted in - MTB Parks & Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia on December 22nd 2016 0 Comments Pemberton-Black-and-Blue-trail

Passing through Pemberton in the southern forests of Western Australia, we couldn’t resist visiting the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park again for a ride on the mountain bikes.

We begin with a warm up in the dirt jump section adjacent the car park. Earlier in the year I was a bit hesitant with the jumps but a …

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Pemberton Family Stories, Western Australia

Posted in - Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia on October 6th 2016 0 Comments Pemberton-Family-Stories

Dad recently handed me a book called Pemberton Family Stories containing a collection of stories from a number families settling in the Pemberton and Northcliffe area.

I really enjoyed the read and wanted to share it on the blog. However, I didn’t wish to write a book review and risk losing the authenticity and not to mention …

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MTB Jarrahwood to Nannup – Munda Biddi & Old Timberline Rail Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Munda Biddi & South West & Travelling Me on September 30th 2016 2 Comments Barrabup-pool-deck

Carrying on from our camping in Nannup post we spent a day exploring the local national park on bikes.  Only a few metres from the main street in Nannup, off road cyclists and hikers have access to 3 trails covering over 40 kilometres through forest and bushland from the towns of Jarrahwood and Nannup. …

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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 25th 2016 2 Comments Camping-Nannup

With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia’s south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making …

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 8th 2016 0 Comments Red-Wattle-Honey-Eater-Perth

Over the weekend we discovered a disorientated baby bird in the backyard. The parent’s fervent attempts to coax the tiny fledgling to fly up to the nearest tree branch was failing miserably and the sun fast fading. We looked on for a while not wanting to interfere and risk the parents abandoning the baby altogether.

Eventually …

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Berlin History Sightseeing

Posted in - Germany & Travelling Me on August 18th 2016 0 Comments Statue

There are three things I distinctly remember about our travels through Berlin- beer, bratwurst and history.

Berlin experienced some heavy historical events during the World Wars and the strongest message I learnt from wandering between memorials in the German capital is no one wins in war times. And those that become threatened by intelligence of others are …

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Challenging Mountain Bike Park close to Perth CBD

Posted in - Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Parks & Perth Hills & Travelling Me on August 13th 2016 0 Comments View-from-top-mtb-park

Not letting an unlucky incident impede future fun at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park, we decided to return and bring along the camera to capture some sections of the park. The Goat Farm which isn’t a farm at all is located in Greenmount National Park and close to the city of Midland. It’s a mountain …

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