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Travel Australia…The Pinnacles, WA

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The Pinnacles are beautiful, but eerie limestone formations within the Nambung National Park which is situated close to the town of Cervantes, Western Australia.

The park is roughly 200 kilometres north of Perth city and covers an area of 17,487 hectares which provides a natural habitat for native animals and wildlife.

These amazing natural limestone structures which are called The Pinnacles some which stand as high as five metres were formed some 25,000 to 30,000 years ago when the sea receded and left big deposits of seashells. Over time the coastal winds eroded away the surrounding sand, leaving these pillars exposed to the elements.

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Local folklore, however, tells stories of the mysterious disappearances of local aboriginal boys and at sundown, The Pinnacles do take on an eerie feel and those fingers turn the most amazing hue of reddish golds.

You get that feeling come over you which makes you wonder… Is it true??? Is it nature at its beautiful best or is there a much spookier explanation???

With the high winds in the area and the changing of the scenery here over time it makes one wonder will they be here in a 100  years time or will they disappear as if they had never existed???

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We were awed by the sight of these awesome rock formations and so pleased we took the trip out but make sure you take plenty of water as you cannot buy it here…

No little shops just the awesome Pinnacles.

After our tour of The Pinnacles, we carried on to The Lobster Shack for some very welcome delicious fresh lobster…

The Lobster Shack can be found at number 4 Madrid Street in Cervantes. 

Locally known as Crayfish the Western Rock Lobster fishery extends from Shark Bay in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south and comprises of three separate zones.

A lobster can live for more than 20 years and can weigh as much as 5 kg, although fishing rules mean fisherman rarely catch them heavier than 3 kg. There is no difference between Western Rock Lobster and the crayfish. Western Rock lobster is the name of the species and Crayfish is the term that the Ozzie uses.

The Lobster shack offers tours of the factory and boat tours we had our delicious lobster meal there and took a couple back home with us… The choice is yours.

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Josh and granddad posing and pulling silly faces… we left them to it and went and explored the gift shop where you can buy t/shirts and other souvenirs.

We really enjoyed our time and travels around Western Australia it is a lovely state and we can’t wait to return to explore some more…

I hope you are enjoying my travel posts as much as we are enjoying our travels if so and you love my posts please share on your social media and if you like to connect with me on my other social media the links are below …I would love you to join me xx

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Travel Australia…Lancelin the home of pure white sand…and Ostriches.

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Well to say that was an experience is an understatement…Lancelin is 22 miles of beautiful white sand and a  4 x 4  coming down the dunes which have an angle of a massive 45-degrees  and which are the biggest in Western Australia was a heart-stopping experience for this lady.

We reached the top and when I looked down…I couldn’t help but utter an expletive…haha… well, I am no spring chicken but my grandson thought I might like it! Bless him…

Well, the adventure didn’t stop there we set out to do some sightseeing …

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We drove for a few miles along a sand ledge and we were following behind the lead truck then suddenly the leading truck just run out of trail it just ended and the truck ended up at a 45-degree angle the kids literally jumped out of the windows and sat atop a dune just screaming they were so scared.

The driver an inexperienced sand dune driver was just as white as the sand luckily we had an experienced sand dune driver on board our truck  and how he did what he did I do not know to this day he got that truck upright and on terra firma it took a while and much shunting but thank goodness he was there.

The motto never travel alone or without an experienced dune driver.

It was an experience and a very beautiful place to sand board and do some amazing adrenaline rushing 4 x 4 driving and of course when( not if) most get stuck there is always a friendly face to help tow you out. On this occasion we were that friendly face..my advice don’t go on your own…Always go in a group.

The dunes may look awesome and beautiful but they can also be very dangerous to the inexperienced… I cannot stress this enough…

We were also very lucky to see our first wild Ostrich among the sand dunes of Lancelin.

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Now I must tell you about the Guinness book of records attempt…by the residents of Lancelin.

World Record attempt, Lancelin Off -Road Muster, WA

15 Oct 2016

Lancelin welcomed hundreds of off-road vehicles to town on, Saturday, October 15th, 2016 for the inaugural Lancelin Off-Road Muster sponsored by Perth Diesel Performance and Line-X.

The main purpose of the event is to smash the Guinness World Record for Largest convoy of off-road vehicles which stands at 154, set in Doha, Qatar in 2014.

Well….. They Dune It!

The previous world record holders started with 411 vehicles and 154 finished.

Lancelin Off Roaders started with 448 and ALL 448 FINISHED.

Now I am going to brag.

I am claiming Nan’s bragging rights ( still) as my Grandson and his dad were 2 of the 448.

It was not as easy as it looked as all the drivers had to drive correctly so as not to leave the sand too soft for the truck behind as then they would get stuck…There is no other way to put it! … Precision is everything and any errors could cost dearly… the difference between winning or losing.

They also had to be exactly 2 metres from the vehicle in front when they passed the green flag…Not an easy feat at all.

A big well-done guys that must have taken some coordination and planning.

Thank you to Mel for the lovely photos and a big “Well Done” to everyone…

It is now in the Guinness Book of Records.

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It was a great day out and the small town of Lancelin can PROUDLY say they hold a Guinness World Record for off-road vehicles which is what the town is renowned for – off-roading!

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Don’t forget if you go exploring at Lancelin take care and take supplies…

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Retired No One Told Me…Weekly Roundup…Salt Farming, Matcha and the Little Penguin.

Retired No One Told Me! Weekly roundup

Welcome once again to my weekly roundup and I thought I would have fewer posts as I now only have the one blog but no…even more although we had the Bloggers Bash and I have started my travel ones so it soon tots up… So I would make a pot of tea or have that coffee percolator brewing as you get comfortable in your favourite chair and have a read… I hope you enjoy x

First, we have one of my Travel Thailand posts and it is Salt farming in Northern Thailand.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/salt-farming-in-northern-thailand-2/

Fruity Fridays and one of my favourites the Tomato which goes with nearly everything…I just love them pickled, dried and I love my fried bread cooked in the tomato juice … Don’t they look lovely just eaten like an apple with a little salt…

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/fruity-fridays-the-tomato/

Matcha and Green Tea …The differences and how to make a lovely cup of green tea which is not bitter. I always drank Green tea now and again and had to force myself and tell myself it was good for me…Now I know how to make it I can savour a cup and it is lovely.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/matcha-green-tea/

The Charade it is getting exciting and I am loving co-writing this and even I don’t know what is going to happen next…The only thing I do know is who is the villain here but is he the only one?

 

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/the-charade-chapter-17/

Well, lots of people love Green tea and Matcha but it did raise the question which is better for you?? All will be revealed so step inside…

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/matcha-or-green-tea/

Perth is where my beloved daughter lives and I love it…The very first place we visited was Perth and it did not disappoint…That little penguin on Penguin Island was so cute..

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/travel-australia-penguin-island-shoal-water-bay-perth/

The Bloggers Bash and the Royal wedding came next… The sun shone and the bride was beautiful and the sermon astounding… The Bloggers Bash I watched in between and I was so lucky and got a 2nd place under the Little Gem category….rough diamond maybe and now a Hidden Gem… Thank you to everyone who voted for me…I love you all xxx

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https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/the-bloggers-bash-2018/

Sally is a wiz and writes some down to earth sensible posts on Health…That lady knows her stuff so if you have Allergies or intolerances or don’t know which one you suffer from then this is a must read…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/smorgasbord-health-column-food-allergies-or-intolerances-the-difference/

Next came the Uk on the obesity chart and I didn’t pull my punches … too many snacks…

Sunday Roast at SR

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/healthy-eatingno-more-dietsobesity-around-the-world-the-uk/

Oh dear…If you didn’t know very much about me if you read this you will…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-with-carol-taylor-getting-to-know-you/

Finally the Kings Park and The Lucky Shag both in Perth and well worth a visit a beautiful park which has some formal gardens but also lots of wildflowers and hidden paths and to finish the day a lovely bowl of mussels at the Lucky Shag…

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https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/travel-australia-kings-park-and-the-lucky-shag/

I hope you still have some coffee or tea left that was a bit of a marathon but plenty to keep you interested so I hope you have enjoyed this roundup, let me know in comments.

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Until  next time xxx