By Jenny and Geoff Tait from the recently promoted to four star Tocumwal Tourist Park
Augusta - Margaret River - Dunsborough
The thunderstorms rolled in on us at Fernhook Falls and down came the rain again.The next few days were somewhat spoiled by lots of rain and storms, in particular an especially savage night in Augusta when we barely slept a wink, fully expecting to be cast into the Blackwood River at any moment.
We have some leaks in the Cub Camper, which is disappointing, but nothing too major. It has withstood some pretty strong winds.
This part of the country is so refreshing and easy on the eye, with miles and miles of the majestic karri trees and green green green.
Augusta, Cape Leeuwin and Hamelin Bay are very scenic, but unfortunately the poor weather did not show them at their best.
The view from Turners Caravan Park Augusta
Big swells roll in at Yallingup
Tim Negus, the winemaker, and Patricia, the artist, have built their home, studio and chapel from handmade mudbricks.
Tim educated us on his wine-making process, and Pat proudly showed us her watercolours (and a dead miniature possum she is using to illustrate a children's book).
She specialises in book illustrations, and her paintings of flora and fauna are so detailed that you would swear they were photographs.
The cosy chapel displays her originals, along with some amazing leadlight windows, designed and created by a local artisan.
The wine was OK but the property was fantastic. Just a bit up the road was the Witchcliffe Winery and Marron (a bit like yabbies only bigger) farm. Sadly, they were all out of marron, so we bought wine instead.
Another day saw us taking the entire day to travel to Dunsborough (a mere 45km) via more wonderful delights. If you have a couple of acres here, you can put a sign on the gate and sell anything, especially if it is organic.
Cape Leeuwin Waterwheel Augusta
Cub and Rover enjoy beach camping