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Migraines Really Suck!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      8 comments

I am feeling quite bummed today! I saw a new neurologist in June about my migraines and he said he wanted me to stop the medication that I had been taking for a year and a half because it was dangerous. Well, I had already committed to watching ... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Days 22 thru 28
Sunday, April 28, 2013      3 comments

This has been a long week and I decided to do a weekly blog instead of a daily one. Day 22 we left Balingup through the Golden Valley Tree Park and then followed the edge of the Blackwood Valley, which provided panoramic views of forest and... Read more
Balingup Day 21
Saturday, April 20, 2013      1 comments

Today I decided to just take it easy. After breakfast, I strolled around town checking out the various stores. I then headed over to the Old Cheese Factory Craft Centre, the largest arts and crafts centre in the southern hemisphere, which was es... Read more
Golden Valley Tree Park Day 20
Friday, April 19, 2013      1 comments

Our first full day in Ballingup, I decided to visit the Golden Valley Tree Park, which is the largest arboretum in WA. The first track I decided to take was the Hill View Track, which is part of the Australian Collection. The trees I saw on this... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 19
Thursday, April 18, 2013      0 comments

Today we made our way to Balingup. We passed through more old virgin forests before coming to a more recently logged forest and then descending very steeply into the Balingup Brook Valley. We also passed many bubbling brooks along the track toda... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 18
Thursday, April 18, 2013      3 comments

We left Collie this morning headed toward the Collie River and Mungalup Dam. We then passed through the Wellington Forest where we saw several quokkas foraging for food. We later crossed over the Glen Mervyn Dam and headed downhill to the small ... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 17
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      1 comments

Today we broke camp and headed toward Collie where we once again got a hot shower, a hot meal, and a soft bed. The track today was pretty much the same forests and wildflowers that we have been seeing since leaving Dwellingup. All in all it was ... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 16
Monday, April 15, 2013      0 comments

Today was another easy walk; not as colorful as the past few days, but some interesting sites. We crossed the Murray River over the Long Gully Bridge, an historic curved wooden railway trestle bridge that is now open to foot traffic only. We the... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 15
Sunday, April 14, 2013      1 comments

Today we got back on the track and headed toward the Lane Poole Reserve. Wow! This reserve has just about everything one could want from nature. There are many bushwalking tracks along the Murry River, which provides the opportunity for all kind... Read more
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway Day 14
Saturday, April 13, 2013      3 comments

Today I decided to take a trip on the historic Dwellingup Forest Train, which runs 8 kilometres from Dwellingup to Etmilyn, along the state's last surviving lightly built developmental railway and is pulled by a historic Diesel Locomotive. The t... Read more
Forest Heritage Centre Day 13
Saturday, April 13, 2013      2 comments

Since we are spending a couple of days in Dwellingup, I decided to check out some of the local attractions. Today I went to the Forest Heritage Centre where even the building is shaped like a leaf. The centre had a retail gallery that sold wood ... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 12
Friday, April 12, 2013      2 comments

Today we had an easier trek. We followed the old rail line through jarrah and marri forests into Dwellingup, a small timber mining town. Along the track we spotted a Splendid Fairywren that was an exquisite electric blue, which means he was read... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 11
Thursday, April 11, 2013      1 comments

We got an early start today because we had several long hard climbs ahead of us. We trekked up and over several hills before tackling Mt. Cooke, the highest point in the Darling Range. Once again we were greeted by awesome views that made the cl... Read more
Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 10
Thursday, April 11, 2013      5 comments

Today was our second day on the Bibbulmun Track and we continued through the bush and saw more interesting trees and beautiful flowers. We occasionally had to crawl over fallen trees that blocked the track, but that just made things more excitin... Read more
Start of Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Day 9
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      2 comments

After 8 days in Australia, we finally started our trek at the Kalamunda Northern Terminus where we headed south through Kalamunda National Park. This track was named after the Bibbulmun Nyoongar people, and Aboriginal group that journeyed on foo... Read more

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