PADDLE BOARDING EAST OF MARGARET RIVER

2/4/2018 – Rendall Close – Weir

A little known area of Margaret River, I was again lucky to be taken here and shown how to find it.  You can see where we were launching the paddle boards from and there are also walking tracks around the area. A nice quiet spot, I will endeavour to find it again one day.  Note: Ten mile walk/cycle trail goes past this spot and can be picked up from here, or reached at the end of River View Drive.  Actually on Warperup Creek now.

A quick look up the road that is a walk/cycle track.

Another beautiful day for mucking around on the river.

Rather muddy, but no one fell in!

Always the poser!

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PADDLING AND CYCLING – PREVELLY

31/03/2018 – Margaret River and a cycle to Boranup Forest Gallery

Keen to get out and enjoy the fantastic weather, the kayakers managed to get ready and take off just before the paddler boarders.

However, we also enjoyed the Margaret River albeit at a slower pace.

I also got the benefit of a cave tour by Peter and Maxine who had been here before.

Big limestone cliffs with numerous gaps and small caves showing.

The next day I chose to go cycling, a rough cycle on dirt to the local Boranup Gallery for a coffee and look at the art work.  Proving that it won’t be too difficult, local resident Dave takes his tandem along for the ride.  We covered about 45 kms on this track.

Photographer Dean waits for others to come into view.

And I was lucky enough to get a photo taken as I cycled by.

Then we were invited back to Dave’s house for hot cross buns and coffee.  Above is another of his visitors,  an enormous grey kangaroo, they apparently waltz in and out of his garden at will.  This one was not scared and I did not get too close.

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EASTER CAMP – PREVELLY

29/03/2018 – Another Great Action Outdoors Association event – Try to remember we are here to relax

So looking forward to being at Margaret River again, and camping in the Prevelly Caravan Park

I just had to go and have a look at the surf before going to the camp grounds.

It doesn’t take long to put a little tent up.

Now I can sit and relax.

Oh, and here are some others relaxing also.

Or we can all relax together.  As long as everyone does some relaxing (cos it could be a hard weekend).

Here are some of the crowd relaxing on Saturday evening, having grub, drinks and dancing.

And here are two friends looking very relaxed.

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WATEROUS TRAIL

17/3/2018 – A cycling weekend

The Waterous Loop is a 65.3 kilometre loop trail located near Waroona, and going through Nanga, Western Australia, Australia. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.

Here are David and I at Lake Navarino Forest Cafe, all ready and eager for our two day cycling trip.  I am keen to do a reconnoitre of this route for an AOA cycling event, and want to see the quality of the track.  We head off to cycle the northerly part of the loop first, up through Nanga, and on to the Bidjar Ngoulin Camp Site.

I am so happy to be out on my packed up bike again, and the track winds through tall trees and fallen leaves.  In the back of my mind is my proposed trip in May of the entire Munda Biddi.  Half of this Waterous Trail is Munda Biddi track and the rest is devoted to making the loop circular so that one can end up back where one started.

Examining a burnt out tree that has managed to still be standing.  The track here has a lot of pea gravel and can be quite difficult to keep upright on.

The shadows are getting longer, but onwards we go, we must be near that hut by now!

Here is the hut, there are also campsites nearby. Water in water tanks, bike racks, bike tools and an area for bike repairs.  Accommodation is very basic, everyone beds down on the plank, happy to be out of the wind and rain.  If it were very cold I think I would put up my tent and be a lot warmer.

Off early the second day.  Note the trail marker on the left hand side of the trail.  A beautiful day, blue skies, no wind and a pleasant riding track.

Uh oh, David is still trying to work out which way to go!

The view down one of the creeks we cycled over, current thinking is to leave all the dead wood where it falls to allow small creatures to shelter, breed and to maintain a balanced environment.

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