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Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – post 1 of 2

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – post 1 of 2

After many years of visiting Western Australia, and many years of trying to get to the Pinnacles, I finally made it there on this trip, and it was worth the wait as I have never seen anything natural like it before. And to me, the only thing that they reminded me of was the standing stones […]

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Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 2 of 2

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Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 2 of 2

There is a 1.5 km walk around the lake, and it is well worth taking as it gives some great views across the lake. The lake was formed about 3,000 years ago as a result of a drop in sea levels. The original lake was about 1 km away from where the current lake is […]

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Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 1 of 2

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Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 1 of 2

On thing I was really looking forward to on my trip to Western Australia was visiting Lake Thetis in Nambung National Park, Cervantes, to look at some Stromatolites. When I told a number of my friends that I was really looking forward to seeing the Stromatolites I was typically greeted with a blank look, and […]

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Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

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Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

After my 3 hour drive north from Perth I stopped at the Seashell Cafe, Cervantes, WA 6511, Australia for coffee and carrot cake, and to have a look at the local beach before I headed off in search of Stromatolites. It was a nice leg stretch after a long drive. I had to keep reminding […]

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Driving North from Perth to the Pinnacles

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments

Fantastic drive north towards the Pinnacles and the Stromatolites, once I got out of Perth! Seemed to take forever to get out of the city as the suburbs seem to go on for miles and miles. Once you do get out of the town you pass through mile upon mile of bush land, which at […]

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Next stop – Perth, Australia

By on August 27, 2015 in Australia, Malaysia with 0 Comments

My next stop after the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, is Perth, Australia. Going to Perth as part of a ‘world-tour’ of SE Asia may seem odd, but as I was in the area I wanted to visit Australia to catch up with friends and to also visit the Pinnacles (which I have been trying to visit […]

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Exploring the Cameron Highlands

By on August 26, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Exploring the Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands were discovered by William Cameron (a government surveyor on) in 1885, and it was Sir George Maxwell, Chief Secretary during 1920-1926, “who was responsible for putting Cameron Highlands on the map of Malaysia”. Now that is what the information board at the BOH tea plantation. I’m not sure if “who was responsible for […]

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Eating out in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 26, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

As with everywhere in Malaysia I was spoilt for choice when it cam to eating out, and as usual I managed to get three excellent meals. On the first evening I ate at the Restoran Sri Brinchang,Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, and had an excellent Tandoori set meal (tandoori chicken, plain naan, lentil curry, […]

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Boh Tea Plantations

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Boh Tea Plantations

As I was leaving the Cameron Highlands I thought I would visit another Boh Tea Plantation. Again I was impressed by the place and I found it strangely relaxing wandering around the tea bushes. The drive in to the plantation was interesting as I passed a lot of small local farms. There were some impressive […]

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Strawberries and the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 26, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Strawberries and the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

They really do have a thing for strawberries in the Cameron Highlands… everywhere you go there are poly-tunnels under which they are growing strawberries, and a number of which you can stop at to ‘pick your own’… Plus, there are the most amazing and quite frankly sometimes bizarre strawberry “sculptures” along the side of the […]

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