WW's Week 23 Stats: 15/12 – 21/12

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 23 Stats

Place Start: Streaky Bay, SA

Towns visited:

  • Alford, SA
  • Beachport, SA
  • Echuca\Moama, VIC\NSW

Place End: Donvale, VIC – HOME!

Distance travelled this week: 1850kms (Total 24450kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $483 (Total $6876)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $395 (Total $5287.80)

Food:🍱 $180 (Total $5771)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $476)

Eating out: 🍽 $0 (Total $1014)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $0 (Total $2071)

Misc: $0 (Total $675)

Week’s Total: $1058

Trip’s Total: $19782.50 (Per week average $906.10)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

The Final Word – Part 2

Exmouth and Cape Range National Park – Ningaloo Reef

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the longest fringing coral reefs in the world. The Ningaloo Reef was declared a marine park in 1987 in order to protect this unique environment and its inhabitants. It is an absolutely stunning place and a definite highlight of our trip. We had so much fun playing in the sand and snorkelling the pristine waters right from the shoreline.

Exmouth Visitors Centre
Enjoying the beach.
Snorkelling the reef.
Yardi Creek Walk – Cape Range National Park

Coral Bay

The spectacular Coral Bay!! We took a glass bottom boat tour and saw so many amazing underwater creatures. We all fell in love with the turtles.


Shark Bay


On route – Having lunch in Carnarvon



Francois Peron National Park

Enjoying a hot, artesian bath!!

Hamelin Pool and Shell Beach

Hamelin Pool boasts the most diverse and abundant examples of living marine stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’, in the world, monuments to life on Earth over 3500 million years ago. Shell beach is one of a few beaches in the world where sand is replaced entirely by shells.

Shell Beach
Hamelin Pool

The final word – Part 1

Well, we are due to arrive home any day and it would appear neither Tom nor I are good at keeping a blog up to date. It would appear that we are still in the far north of WA rather than back in our home state enjoying the heat. For those of you who are interested I thought I would share some of the highlights of the last few months by sharing a few of our photos – of which we have millions!!

We really have had an amazing time and we are all sad that it is coming to an end (well maybe not the kids!!). I can’t quite believe it, I really could keep going and going. We have met some amazing people and made new friends all across this amazing landscape. We have overcome obstacles and Tom has re-enacted many a Macgyver episode – although he hasn’t had to blow anything up. We are so blessed to live in this diverse and spectacular country.


Van life

Karijini National Park

Covering 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest national park.

Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool

Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool

Hamersley Gorge

Hamersley Gorge

Point Samson, Karratha and surrounds!

For those who don’t know, I spent four years of my early childhood in Karratha so it was exciting to be able to return as an adult. I even remembered a few things about the place, although it is much more of a thriving metropolis than when I was there in the ’80’s. We would visit Point Samson and Cossack on day trips.

Our old streets – didn’t recognise any houses though!

Millstream Chichester National Park

Millstream Chichester National Park – the one and only time we ever went camping as kids was in this very park.

Python Pool

Cossack

Cossack: An old pearling town that is now a ghost town – a very interesting history.

Point Samson

How to create an instant birthday party – stay in a caravan park full of children.
Down at the beach
Look at me!!

Cleaverville

We absolutely loved Cleaverville. A free camp right on the beach. Stunning!! Except everyone was eaten alive by midgies!! Tom and Matisse were the worse!! Seriously painful!!

WW's Week 22 Stats: 8/12 – 14/12

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 22 Stats

Place Start: Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, WA

Towns visited:

  • Esperance, WA
  • Norseman, WA
  • Balladonia, WA
  • Mundribilla, WA
  • Ceduna, SA

Place End: Streaky Bay, SA

Distance travelled this week: 2100kms (Total 22600kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $752 (Total $6393)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $192 (Total $4892.80)

Food:🍱 $273 (Total $5591)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $476)

Eating out: 🍽 $50 (Total $1014)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $0 (Total $2071)

Misc: $0 (Total $675)

Week’s Total: $1267

Trip’s Total: $19782.50 (Per week average $889.20)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

WW's Week 21 Stats: 1/12 – 7/12

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 21 Stats

Place Start: Canningvale, Perth, WA

Towns visited:

  • Manjimup, WA
  • Denmark, WA
  • Albany, WA,

Place End: Meridian Rest Area, Ravensthope, WA (free camp

Distance travelled this week: 895kms (Total 20500kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $303 (Total $5641)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $161 (Total $4700.80)

Food:🍱 $280 (Total $5316)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $476)

Eating out: 🍽 $50 (Total $964)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $94 (Total $2071)

  • Valley of Trees, WA $52
  • Anzac Museum, Albany, WA $42

Misc: $0 (Total $675)

Week’s Total: $888

Trip’s Total: $18515.50 (Per week average $881.70)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

  • Trailer electrical cable damaged in transit. $44

WW's Weeks 17, 18, 19, 20 Stats: 3/11 – 30/11

Wandering Wursthorns’ Weeks 17-20 Stats

Place Start: Canningvale, Perth, WA

Towns visited:

  • During this time we stayed with Natalie’s parents. We had a busy but relaxing time in Perth where we spent time with family and friends, visited some local parks, went to the cinema, had many swims in the backyard pool, explore the Perth Mint and caught up with some of travelling family friends.

Place End: Canningvale Perth, WA

Distance travelled in 4 weeks: 965kms (Total 19605kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $170 (Total $5338)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $0 (Total $4539.80)

Food:🍱 $400 (Total $5036)

Booze: 🍷$50 (Total $476)

Eating out: 🍽 $50 (Total $914)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $56 (Total $1979)

  • Perth Mint, WA $56

Misc: $0 (Total $675)

4 Weeks Total: $726! (thanks Helen and John for your hospitality.)

Trip’s Total: $17627.50 (Per week average $881.38)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

  • Bed slats needed replacing
  • Trailer electrical cable damaged in transit.

WW's Week 16 Stats: 27/10 – 2/11

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 16 Stats

Place Start: Monkey Mia, WA

Towns visited:

  • Kalbarri, WA
  • Geraldton, WA
  • Jurien Bay, WA

Place End: Nana and Popple’s, Canningvale Perth, WA

Distance travelled this week: 1177kms (Total 18640kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $240 (Total $5168)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $296 (Total $4539.80)

Food:🍱 $133 (Total $4636)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $426)

Eating out: 🍽 $104 (Total $864)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $198 (Total $1979)

  • Dugong and dolphin cruise, Money Mia, WA $198

Misc: $0 (Total $675)

Week’s Total: $971

Trip’s Total: $16901.50 (Per week average $1117.03)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance