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Kirky’s Travel Diary

Friday, 15 Apr 2005

Location: Alice Springs, Australia

Map3 weeks have absolutely flown by. I'm heading for the East coast to meet up with Jo, via The Red Centre.

Since arriving in Perth, I stayed with Vinnie and Lisa in Kardinya, which was fantastic as I hadnt seen Vinnie since the wedding and to finally meet Lisa, Ruby, Matilda and Chelsea. With another on the way it's a busy Kawiti household. For the first two weeks I met up with Amanda again to go exploring in the South West of WA.

First stop, The Stirling Ranges National Park and the hope of getting up to the top of Bluff Knoll. However the rain demons struck again, in a big way. The majority of the day was spent waiting at Bluff Knoll cafe for the locals to give the all clear that the roads were passable and we finally made it to Albany late in the day.

So along the South coast we went, a quick stop in the sticks of Warpole, through Augusta and to the brilliant town of Margaret River. Unfortunately not so lucky with the Jack Johnson tickets this time, but we were treated to some great Karaoke from the locals at the Settlers Tavern. Many thanks to Jane Tucker, family and friends for putting us up/putting up with us whilst in town. If anybody heads in the direction of Margaret River be sure to vist the Peacetree Estate winery - highly recommended! A quick two day trip to Rottnest Island, exploring the far reaches by bike (involving a little more rain) rounded off a great few weeks.