Rhodesian Lamps

We bought two lamps in about 2004 from someone in the Rhodesian Ladies group. A simple yet interesting design, just two sections of concentric agricultural pipes. The outer pipe has artistic cut-outs in the shape of lion, elephant, giraffe etc, which are highlighted when the central light is switched on. We have one in the […]

Day 8: Home

Peigi made a great omelette with the remaining eggs, mushrooms and veges, before we left at 8am for Perth, stopping first at the Margaret River Farmer’s Market. The driver was happy to take us home by 1pm. It’s been an adventure worth doing. Doing this with Peigi has been so good. And the Cape to […]

Day 7: Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 19km

The last leg of the Cape to Cape. This part of the track is fairly flat through wilderness with limited road access, facing more into the south than the rest of the coast. Granite headlands are broken up by long sections of shoe-sucking formidable sand to end at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse which can be […]

Day 6: Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 20.5km

Another long trek, but mostly downhill. We started amongst the tall karris of Boranup Forest where we stopped yesterday, then headed south, through the coastal heath, and down onto the beautiful Boranup Beach. This section was up and down along solid track. Then we faced over 7kms of sand walking to protected Hamelin Bay, home […]

Day 5: Prevelly/Gnarabup to Boranup Forest 21.5km

The longest track today, including much up and down (329m up, 264m down). Peigi and I skipped about 7km to join the group at Redgate Beach. They climbed the limestone ridge at Prevelly, then  headed down into the sheltered creekline of Boodjidup Brook, continuing on the difficult white sands of Boodjidup before reaching historic Redgate […]

Day 4: Gracetown to Prevelly/Gnarabup 20km

Over 200m up and down today over 20km. I also wonder if it will be that interesting.  The track quickly leaves the coast at Gracetown to meander through sand dunes and past Ellensbrook homestead and Meekadarbee Falls. Peigi and I chose to miss this first part to join the group here, at the old homestead. […]

Day 3: Moses Rock to Gracetown 13kms

Only 13km, 189m up, 227m down, so it looks easy, but the Track rises high over several large limestone headlands before flattening out on Willyabrup Beach. The dense coastal heath on this western slope are clipped by the wind and weather. It looked good today but I would like to see it in spring when […]

Day 2: Yallingup to Moses Rock 16.75km

Though the track is mid-range in distance, the elevation diagram shows this part involves a lot of uphill, 348m up and 310m down. From Yallingup, we passed over the very scenic granite headland at Torpedo Rock and walked on to the fabled Smith’s Beach where we stopped for a coffee and cake at the resort […]

Day 1: 14 Nov 2020 Perth-Cape Naturaliste-Yallingup 13km

The thought: 20 Sept 2020 We had spent most of the last six months hibernating from COVID, and I felt ‘stir-crazy’, so when Peigi asked me to join her and a friend (Jan) to walk the Cape-to-Cape track in the south of Western Australia, I agreed. We would find a base, take two cars, and […]