A long history but the town came last

Autumn 2015 When we arrived in Exmouth we wondered why the town looked so modern but it was only established in the 1960’s with the arrival of US naval operations yet its history goes back much further. The Vlamingh Head lighthouse was built in 1912. It was named after Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh who along with so many Dutch navigators visited this coast back in 1697.  There were military bases in the area in World War Two. Qantas later used Learmonth Air Base as a fuel stop on its Ceylon route to London in 1945. In 1953 oil was … Continue reading A long history but the town came last

Guess Who Bought a Waeco?

March 2015 We’re camped in the northern beachside suburbs of Perth and preparing for our trip up the West Coast. The Karrinyup Waters Resort Caravan Park in Gwelup is without a doubt the nicest city park that we’ve stayed in. There are lakes to stroll around a quality supermarket nearby and although the park is quiet it’s only a short drive to pick up the freeway into the city. ….A 4WD complete with kid’s bikes on the roof drives out of the van park with a very long orange electrical lead dragging behind, I guess someone forgot to unplug their … Continue reading Guess Who Bought a Waeco?