Boranup Campground – Witchcliffe – Margaret River – Cowaramup – Busselton – Capel – Donnybrook – Collie – Stockton Lake Recreational Reserve

Boranup Drive

Boranup Drive

On my way to Margaret River this morning, I passed Witchcliffe which has a great name for a shop The Flying Wardrobe – I was taken by the name.  Margaret River was a hive of activity as I’d expected – as I’m not into wines (there are 120 – plus wineries in the area), I had to check out the Fudge Shop – so much to choose from!! It is, as expected a real tourist town and after browsing for a while I decide to head further North to Cowaramup. This is so much more my style, a quaint little village on the highway with statues of cows everywhere – so great to walk up and down the street and check them out.  This has a really lovely feel to it – I loved the gorgeous little Anglican Church tucked in behind the trees in the park as well.

On to Busselton and the famous Jetty – 1.8 kilometres long with an underwater observatory at the end. $2.50 to walk on the Jetty and everything else is extra. There’s even a photo tower in the Visitor Centre – they charge $2 to go up the steps and take a photo.  I head back to the bus and have lunch and then head back down Queen Street to the Causeway Road to Capel and Donnybrook.

Donnybrook has great scenery – cows grazing in green pastures then the fruit orchards – I pulled into one to buy some apples and plums but the big box for $4 each would have been wasted, so I bought a pumpkin for $1 instead. The apples are falling off the trees in the orchard but the ones on the trees look great. I’m off the highway now so I can take a look around the place a bit easier and I’m heading for Collie and Stockton Lake Recreational Reserve for the night.

The next morning, I had a really nice morning around the campfire talking to Bruno and Ann from Australind and Carol from Perth.  Bruno and Ann headed off for home and invited me to camp in their driveway tomorrow night then Carol and I went for a walk to the Stockton Mine entrance before the rain set in.  I did computer work for the rest of the day after washing the hair.

Sheep in the Vineyards

Sheep in the Vineyards

Cowaramup Cow and Calf

Cowaramup Cow and Calf

Cowaramup Fancy Cow

Cowaramup Fancy Cow

Cowaramup Church

Cowaramup Church

Busselton Visitor Information Centre

Busselton Visitor Information Centre

Busselton Swimming Baths

Busselton Swimming Baths

Busselton Streetscape

Busselton Streetscape

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty

Donnybrook Country

Donnybrook Country

Donnybrook Apple Trees

Donnybrook Apple Trees

Lake Stockton

Lake Stockton

Lake Stockton

Lake Stockton

Stockton Lake Sunset

Stockton Lake Sunset

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Storm brewing at Lake Stockton

Storm brewing at Lake Stockton

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