Life at Camp Corona

Well another week or two has passed. We’re losing track of the days and dates and please forgive us if we stand with heads bowed on our driveway commemorating ANZAC day on the wrong day. We went into isolation about 4 weeks ago when we returned from our somewhat failed Empty Esky trip. I’m thankful now that the last non-medical person I came into contact with, was my hairdresser. Woody on the other hand, is resigned to growing his hair long for the last time. As he reckons there’ll be little left when next it is cut. And speaking of … Continue reading Life at Camp Corona

Go West, Day 18 – Cape Le Grand

Day 18 Tuesday 24th March 2015 Cape Le Grand I bounce onto the beach at first light to take a few photos and realise that I am the only person on the beach, I have it all to myself and it is beautiful. As the sun rises it casts a pink hue across the horizon and behind me the granite of Frenchman’s Peak glows pink in the sun. The beach takes on a magical persona as the day goes on. I stand at the lookout high up on the hill with a fellow amateur photographer and we both decide that … Continue reading Go West, Day 18 – Cape Le Grand

Go West, Day 16 – Esperance

Day 16 Sunday 22nd March 2015 Windy, cold Esperance It rained overnight and it is cool and windy, though I believe this town is known for its capricious weather. The Ollies have set out on a reconnaissance of Cape Le Grand National Park as we have heard some horror stories about the difficulty of getting a site there. The Nikon is acting up at present and the wind is so strong that I can’t hold the iPad up to take a photo. Pity the seagulls here. The surf beaches look so clean and white one can only be reminded of Surf … Continue reading Go West, Day 16 – Esperance

Go West, Day 14 – Kalgoorlie Boulder

Day 14 Friday 20th March, 31 degrees Kalgoorlie Boulder The mine tour that we chose to do means that we will have to stay in town another day but it is nice to slow down. The Ollies leave this morning for Esperance. Our heads are still spinning with all the saucy stories from Madam Carmel yesterday. What with clients dying (stiffs) and over worked staff members it was somewhat mind boggling. Today we are confronted with mining and geological statistics. We learn that even though the Super Pit open cut gold mine is over 3.7kms long, 1.5kms wide and 700 … Continue reading Go West, Day 14 – Kalgoorlie Boulder

Go West, Day 13 – Kalgoorlie Boulder

Day 13 Thursday 19th March 2015 Kalgoorlie Boulder The Ollies take an early morning flight over the Super Pit, open cut gold mine and arrive back raving about it. We then take a walk through the Kalgoorlie Town Hall which once hosted Dame Nellie Melba. It is a grand building and the upstairs seating is made from cast iron with plush velvet cushioning, oh so comfy. We visit the museum and partake of the famous brothel tour on Hay Street. The stories hold us all spellbound. It’s Fifty Shades of Grey +++. We chuckle afterwards when we notice that the … Continue reading Go West, Day 13 – Kalgoorlie Boulder

Go West, Day 10 – Cocklebiddy

Day 10 Monday 16th March 2015 Nullarbor Road House to Cocklebiddy We were woken about 5:00am to strong winds, lightning and big plopping rains that wash some of the dirt off the rig. Dramatically the storm quickly passes east across the plain. With tears in our eyes we farewell Veewee & Tillie who are heading home to sort things out. We will miss Veewee’s companionship and wit and Tillie’s big slurpy kisses. Travel safely and get back on the road again soon guys. For the caravanners reading this, the Nullarbor Road House provided us with a great spot for the … Continue reading Go West, Day 10 – Cocklebiddy