Perth to Esperance and back

Discussion in 'WA' started by camper queen, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. camper queen

    camper queen New Member

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    A little while ago I took my 74 camper to esperance and back. it was the first major trip while in my possession (although apparently it has been cross austraia and back a few times).

    will try and post photos as i go...

    We went via inland via lake grace

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    then headed to esperance, out to cape le grand national park. absolutely beautiful.

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  2. camper queen

    camper queen New Member

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    we then went through fitzgerald river national park, one of the last remaining wilderness areas in WA. the gravel road was a little corrugated in places but all in all, not too bad.

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    on the western side of the fitzgerald river national park is point ann, a fantastic place for whale watching. we must have seen about a dozen different whales during our one nights stay there, they were about 100 m out from the beach.

    the campground was nice too....

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    after that, we headed along the south coast to denmark and then inland to fernhook falls campground. really nice, complete with a camp kitchen with gas cooker and plenty of campsites. there were even a couple of cabins available (we opted out to fully utilise the camper kombi).

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  3. camper queen

    camper queen New Member

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    on the way home, the kombi wouldn't start, i thought something had happened to the ignition switch because it would cut out when i tried to start the engine... so declan had to push us down the hill...

    ... still had time for a quick snap

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    we found out later that it was a loose cable going from the battery. all the gravel roads had caused it to bounce off... easily fixed.
     
  4. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Love your pix guys, we are heading to Perth next June and are heading down via esperence way. this trip. never been that way yet.:)
     
  5. back street bessie

    back street bessie Active Member

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    Hey thanks for the pics,really...they are great.:)
    We dont seem to get many happy snaps from our friends in WA.
    I love that beach pic...just makes me wanna get my gear off and go for a walk.
     
  6. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Settle down steve, could get bitten by a bee.:lol:
     
  7. back street bessie

    back street bessie Active Member

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    :lol: Nah no probs there Brian...i'm at one with nature....;)
     
  8. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Steve, would love you and you family to head over the nullabour, we would be there with you.you would have a ball.:)
     
  9. bonnie the kombi

    bonnie the kombi Member

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    Thanks for sharing the pics. You probably passed through a little, tiny town called Wellstead, between Esperance and Albany. That's where I grew up! Makes me homesick looking at the photo's, such a beautiful part of the world:heart:
    Linda:)
     
  10. camper queen

    camper queen New Member

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    i remember wellstead! i think we went to the roadhouse there for a refuel (as we did a fair few times...)! beautiful part of the world, big sky country and heaps of bushland.
     
  11. Bennyharp

    Bennyharp Member

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    Old post but just looking at them after reading your very unfortunate story with the police. Great photos i can't wait to get home from europe and take off around australia again
     

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