Jarrahwood to Nannup – Munda Biddi & Old Timberline Rail Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me on September 30th 2016 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 in Nannup

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

Posted in - South West & western australia on September 24th 2016 Pickle-and-O

Gearing up for a day of exploring the town of Nannup we stopped in at Pickle and O, a small fresh food focused cafe on the main street next to the tourist centre.

Around the town in spring there are some beautiful tulips in planter boxes along the street. We sat outside enjoyed a smooth long …

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife on September 8th 2016 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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Pixel Coffee, Leederville

Posted in - Cake & Coffee & Dog Friendly on September 2nd 2016 Persian-Cake

I really need to visit Leederville more often because it seems this neighborhood is alive with activity and plenty of cafe choices to sit and enjoy a coffee.

Located near the Italian deli Re-Store  is a quaint little cafe called Pixel Coffee. It’s a popular haunt for locals and those that see the lovely looking photos …

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Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills on August 25th 2016 Swanview-tunnel-Perth-blogger

We’ve wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action.

The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early …

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Berlin History Sightseeing

Posted in - Germany & Travelling Me on August 18th 2016 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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Rocky encounters at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills & Travelling Me on August 13th 2016 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 the Greenmount National Park close to Midland. Winter has encouraged a beautifully green …

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MTB cycle – Mundaring Weir Hotel to Camel Farm

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia & western australia on August 12th 2016 MTB-trails-wa

Watching the weather all week and hoping for a break of rain, we were super excited when that day came over the weekend. And so we loaded the bikes into the car and headed up to the Kalamunda Mountain Bike trails. We soon changed our plans thinking a cross country ride might be better given …

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