And we are off!! I haven’t decided how I’m going to document my Highway1 Loop of Australia trip yet… I thought maybe at first I would do daily, or maybe town by town, but its now Day 10 and I have yet to post anything. So I thought a short spurt of daily activities would be fine…
Day 1 – Monday 11/04
Perth to Bunbury
We waved goodbye to Perth and headed South. Arrived in Bunbury and parked at Koombana bay. When we arrived, I found out I had won a competition for a free trip for myself and Rhys to go to Rottnest. So made the decision to stay in Bunbury until we could go on the trip. Saw passing dolphins whilst walking along the beach near dolphin discovery centre. Spent the night at a road rest stop in Bunbury.
Day 2 – Tuesday 12/04
Bunbury back to Perth..
Spent the day back at Koombana bay swimming and snorkelling. Drove back to Perth @ night and stayed at a friends as we were up early the next morning.
Day 3 – Wednesday 11/04
So… I won a competition to take over Rottnest Express’ Instagram for the day all I had to do was document throughout day by taking pictures and posting them on their Instagram also a quick live video on their Facebook, easy peasy! Leaving at 7:15am from Fremantle B shed, the boat trip over was fine, I had heard that it can be pretty choppy. We were given bikes and snorkle gear when we got off the boat and got our tickets for a snorkel tour at 1:30pm. It was pretty chilly and cloudy when we arrived but by lunchtime the skies were blue and cloudless. Woohoo! Had the best time snorkelling and cycling around (sore bum in the morning) and taking selfies with the hungry but friendly quokkas.
Had $5 dominos and slept Roadside stop outside Bunbury as we didn’t want to drive any further we were shattered and slept like logs.
Day 4 – Thursday 12/04
Back to the trip!!! Drove to Busselton and walked along the Jetty (longest jetty in the southern hemisphere) saw loads of dolphins. Drove to Cowarump near Margaret River. Watched 2 episodes of American Crime Story then drove back to Busselton and stayed at a free campsite in the forest called the Pine Plantation because we shat it in a parking layby spot on the side of the road incase we got a fine, realised in the morning we would have been fine.
Day 5 – Friday 13/04
Busselton/ Margaret River
Showered in Busselton at the beach showers. Drove to Margaret River, Rhys had booked us into Glenbrooke campsite a little farm that used there land as a campsite, was a nice place that has hot showers, a camp kitchen, horses, a donkey named harry and kangaroos in the padocks. We put the tent up for the first time. Had a walk through the centre was super busy because of the easter weekend.
Day 6 – Saturday 15/04
Spent the whole day in Margaret River, went to the farmers market, the chocolate factory and over indulged in the free (white yum) choco buttons and went to cheeky monkeys for a drink.
Day 7 – Sunday 16/04
Left Margaret River, stopped off at Augusta, drove to lighthouse and water well and it started raining. Boo!! Grabbed a coffee back in Augusta. Drove through the national park on the way to Albany which was really pretty. Drove through Pemberton got a wee. Lol. So many hilly roads. Driving through you don’t get a signal or radio signal so take cds or prepare a playlist like we didn’t LOL. Road reminds me very much of Scotland, it’s April and everything is so green. Walpool, Tingly trees, drove through Denmark, stopping before Albany cooked noodles and watched American Crime Story before bed.
Day 8 – Monday 17/04
Raining!! Went to McDonalds for Wifi, pancakes and a coffee. Did washing @ a Laundromat. Lunch at Emu Beach consisted of some strange crab that was still in its shell, burger that I couldn’t finish. Went back to rest stop outside Augusta and watched Goodfellas.
Day 9 – Tuesday 18/04
Raining again!! Dropped car off at 7:30 to get two new front tyres. Went to Dome and had a vegie breakfast and a coffee. Picked up car and went to Middleton Beach for a free hot shower. Went to library to get wifi and watched episode of Broadchurch. Left Augusta at around 2pm after stocking up on discounted easter eggs at Woolworths mmmmmm. Stayed in Raventhorpe 24hr rest stop overnight.