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Mandurah

The place to be if you have a golden nest egg in WA

sunny 28 °C

We love Mandurah!This seems to be where a lot of "Grey Nomads" live when they go home from Broome after there five month stay at Cable Beach.
Great Cycleways

Great Cycleways

You can tell this area is booming. It reminds me of Port Douglas without the rainfall. There are moats in the backyards with a huge boat for every home, or should I say mini castle. The cycleways are everywhere and the shops are great.

Where the rich and famous live in WA when they retire.

Where the rich and famous live in WA when they retire.

We are staying at Miami Caravan Park. It is about a kilometre long with a few shops near there entrance, two abolution blocks, one at the front and one in the middle, and a lake at the very back. We are at the very back on the lake frontage with access to a bike track also. So we are so far away from the abolution block that we now use Big Bertha's loo. This is the first time we have used it on the trip. Tony read the instructions and we rung a friend and bingo. If I'd know it was so easy I would of started earlier in the trip. We have used the shower once before but we didn't bring a hose to fill the water tank up, so we have to bottle the water to refill Bertha. So no need for showers unless we are desperate. This park is only 3 star but it is probably one of the quietest and peaceful one we have every stayed in. The sites are 4 times bigger than most parks, and because this section is $35 per night and the sites near the entry are only $25 per night, not many sites are taken near us.

Tony giving Trixie a ride

Tony giving Trixie a ride

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Tony doing "dunny duties".me doing some more exercise

me doing some more exercise

Trixie the Tricycle is out. That is why we are staying a week. (Tony won"t assemble Trixie unless we stay a week) She is in good use here. I go for a ride for an hour everyday as well as do the grocery shopping with her and fill the water bottles us and Tony even gives Trixie a ride when he dumps her "black water". I love Trixie as much as I love my treadmill at home... A bit of exercise keeps my back happy!

Best lattes judge

Best lattes judge

The cafes in Mandurah are plentiful. We are doing a latte crawl around Australia. We ride to a different cafe and have a latte. I think we have found the best latte in WA here. It is at the Miami bakehouse. Also there spinach and fetta rolls are very, very good. (We share one between us so as I only put on half the calories!)

The weather here is perfect, dry, and about 30 degrees most days. We celebrated Melbourne Cup here again. That is 2 years in a row we were in WA for the Cup. Last year we docked into Fremantle from our Cruise Ship "Rhapsody of the Sea". We stolled to the front of the van park to the local hotel and they had a wonderful Cup is on at 12.00 noon. I actually enjoyed this. So we had a great day out and Tony got a second place. I wonder where we'll be next year? Perth again??

Posted by anne.muld 16:15 Archived in Australia

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