Western Australia Trip September 2016

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Western Australia Trip September 2016

Postby alans1100 » 28 Sep 2016, 06:11

Not a bike trip but there is a bike or two in it.

Earlier this month Dad and I went to visit my sister. At age 81 he wasn't up to driving there on his own so I went with him. I had plans to ride over earlier in the year but with having some lower back pain issues I deferred the trip to a later time.

We took dad's car (Toyota Yaris) which was cheaper to run than mine (Ford Territory) but I missed the cruise control that I have on mine. My GPS (Sat Nav) of course had to come and Dad could see the benefit of having one when driving through a strange city without getting lost.

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Re: Western Australia Trip September 2016

Postby Andi Archer » 02 Oct 2016, 16:02

You sure do some long trips Alan.Where did you stop over on the way across?
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Re: Western Australia Trip September 2016

Postby alans1100 » 03 Oct 2016, 02:09

Unknown to me at the start of the trip dad had planned to stay in paid accommodation (motel/caravan park etc.) but I prefer not to throw away money and free camp beside the road somewhere. Between ourselves we had the camping gear needed for overnight stops and so the first and only night we camped in a rest area about here http://goo.gl/maps/ixaSVoRBEFA2

The next morning dad lets me know that he's decided not to camp anymore this trip so we spent the next night in Norseman https://goo.gl/maps/9qXefXUX65G2 it was also our first nights stay on the return trip. The second night on the return trip was at the SA/WA Border http://goo.gl/maps/Ffc5oG8kDGp

Long trips are nothing unusual out here but I think most people now fly rather than drive/ride as they once did when I was growing up.
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Re: Western Australia Trip September 2016

Postby Andi Archer » 04 Oct 2016, 10:36

Some very remote palces there Alan but I guess your used to such,I hope you both enjoyed the trip together.
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