Day 3

Wagoe Chalets – Nerren Nerren

During the night the wind picked up quite a bit and the flapping of the awning was worrying, so Brett and I put it down.  Brett managed to take a bit of a chunk out of his finger.

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This morning I discovered that the camp ground we were staying at had a washing machine available to use at no cost.   So I gathered our washing and went for it.  I’ve never used a twin tub machine before, but I got the hang of it okay.

While packing up and getting ready to move on I set Elisha the task of catching the local finches on his camera.  This gave him an interesting challenge to attend to, though he was not successful in capturing one, it kept him busy.  Maybe next time.

We headed off to Kalbarri proper.  Wow.  What amazing scenery.

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Climbed Red Bluff.

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Brett remembers visiting Red Bluff on Year 7 camp… and apparently climbing up and down the side of it.  Would never be allowed now. This is roughly where he thinks they may have climbed.

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We stopped at a playground in Kalbarri for a good long play and lunch.

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As the Adamses often do, we found a book shop.

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We checked out the free camping location at the Murchison River, but decided to push on to the next one.

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The kids built some rock piles while they waited for the billy to boil.

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Tonight we are free camping between Kalbarri and Denham, but no phone access, so no post until tomorrow.

This camp spot is gorgeous, all red dirt and Australian flora.  The kids have had an absolute blast making a camp fire this afternoon.  I think Brett might have enjoyed himself a bit too.

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Found a huge moth in the toilet.  Speaking of toilets, we’ve come across long drops before today, but today is our first experience of a composting toilet… let’s just say it’s aroma is… different.

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Brett cooked up dinner on the Baby Q, on the box that Uncle Ian made for it.  Perfect.

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I still haven’t managed to get things sorted out enough to do any directed school work, but we’ve been throwing random questions and problems at the children as we’re travelling, and they’re enjoying that.

Today has seen pretty much everyone throw a hissy fit, of various size and length, and yet, we still love each other.  Family is precious.  This is what the trip is about for us in large part – getting away from the many pulls of daily life and getting into each others’ hair and learning how to love each other in a way that glorifies the one who made us.  Not to mention seeing so much of his awesome creating, wondering at it and getting to know him better through it.

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