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Pemberton

We journey on from Margaret River, via the historic lighthouse that perches on Cape Leeuwin with its spectacular views of the rugged coastline.
Augusta and the Southern Forests take us on to Pemberton deep in the karri forests surrounded by vineyards.

 

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Well it wouldn't be a complete trip if Laurie didn't loose all or part of his sunglasses. Yes, another prescription lens bites the dust!

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An early morning drive through the forest around Margaret River was very peaceful and a great start to the day.

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It's Spring and the wildflowers abound

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Laurie liked the lilies (avoiding the snakes)

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This is the most south westerly point in Australia and the point where the Indian and Southern Ocean's meet

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This water wheel is salt encrusted and once powered the well to raise fresh water for the lighthouse keepers

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The lighthouse built in 1895 is 40m high

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After the Capes Horn and Good Hope, this is the next most treacherous shipping passage in the World

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The 12' diameter prisms rotate continuously to avoid damage by the sun.  The whole mechanism and prisms were made in the UK in 1895 and are still original.

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Where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.

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It's very windy and quite chilly up at the top.

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Into the Southern Forests we find the huge Jarrah trees

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we stop for lunch and Laurie shows Kairen how good his wireless remote control is....

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..show off

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..why do boys always have to be silly???

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..enough!!!

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The nerve racking climb to the top of the 60m high Diamond Tree Fire Lookout is not for the faint-hearted

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first Kairen....

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..and then Laurie

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a pretty lake in one of the vineyards surrounding Pemberton

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a great welcome at the Glenhaven B&B

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...this looks good

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Our hosts for the night Jim & Jackie Merriman

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Glenhaven was a great 'find' with fantastic Scottish hospitality. We were treated to afternoon tea and cream scones and shortbread...

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...port and chocolates in the evening and a fabulous cooked breakfast. We can thoroughly recommend:

www.pembertontourist.com.au

glenhaven@wn.com.au

 


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