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

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. The Munda Biddi continues south from Nannup to Donnelly River, a small holiday village enveloped in ...

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Magical Morning to Montenvers, Chamonix

Having spent a spectacular morning yesterday 3,000 metres dizzily high in the mountains at Aguille Du Midi, and not to mention my mildly embarrassing fainting episode from altitude sickness that has been the centre of all jokes, today was a slow and relaxed kind of day. Every day I spend in Chamonix begins with the thought of how charming this little alpine town is, and even though it's February, it still feels ...

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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 some pretty exceptional forest. And afterwards finish your ride with a refreshment from the Camel Farm Cafe. I have to admit the first time I rolled onto the ...

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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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Tall Timbers Manjimup

It's always good stumbling across a travel tip from a fellow blogger, and our coffee pit stop at Tall Timbers stems from exactly that - Thank you Em from The Illusive Femme. We were in Binningup for the long weekend and the plan was to drive further south to Pemberton. Setting out as the sun's rays were spearing from the land, we were fortunate to have some fantastic scenery outside the window to keep ...

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Photo Diary: French Alps in Chamonix

The French Alps were magical and terrifying at the same time. Fortunate for us, we were whisked up to the tops of the mountains via modern and safe cable cars/ gondolas. This post is a couple of photos I snapped in France accompanied by some mountain and climbing quotes. Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery - John Ruskin You will climb only as high as your mind ...

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Scootering along the footpath in Amsterdam!

Disney movies and Kevin McCloud's Grand Designs has stirred a bit of a fascination with ancient castles, and there are plenty of them in Europe, so much so, one could easily plan a long holiday based solely around visiting each and everyone. Castle Muiderslot is 15 km or so from Amsterdam and a spur of the moment decision during our travels through the canal city gave birth to a little adventure. On ...

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Day 3 – Manjimup to Donnelly River

This morning we woke before dawn to the rumblings of a truck idling nearby, a contrast to waking up in the forest yesterday. We had spent the night in Manjimup at the Caravan Park. It was much colder overnight and this morning the tent was covered in moisture and steam rising from the hit of the sun's rays. All I can say is a 4 season tent was worth the ...

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Donnelly River to Karta Barnu, Munda Biddi Trail

Having arrived in the holiday village of Donnelly River the evening before, we woke up the next morning ready to begin the mountain bike ride. Spending the night in the mill cottage turned out to be a great idea, we relaxed by the fire and ate a nice big steak for dinner. By the time we prepare the bikes and trailers (under the watchful eyes of a few of the local ...

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