Perth to Cape Leeuwin 1988

Perth to Cape Leeuwin Tour 1988

Cape Leeuwin

Perth to Cape Leeuwin, 6 day tour, 1988. Cumulative distance 402 k. This tour revisits Cape Leeuwin for leap-year, as in 1980 and 1984.

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Perth to Dunsborough 1988


Perth to Dunsborough, day 1, Monday 7 November 1988. Reading at Bunbury at start; 14484 km. Left Bunbury at 12:12 pm, after having come down from Perth on the new Australind train for the first time. It is faster but you have to book a long way ahead. There is always pressure on this …

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Dunsborough to Margaret River 1988

Margaret River

Dunsborough to Margaret River, day 2, Tuesday 8 November 1988. Left Dunsborough 9.37 after having fixed the broken spoke, by borrowing a piece of pipe from building works at the Dunsborough Motel to use for leverage. Arrived at Margaret River 12.59. Stopped at the roadhouse to check maps and enquire as to the state …

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Margaret River to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin 1988

Cape Leeuwin

Margaret River to Augusta, day 3, Wednesday 9 November 1988. Left Margaret River 7.48, headed down connecting road to Caves Road. Arrived Lake Cave 8.48 (14624). Saw the cave, always impressed by the depth you have to descend and by the huge trees growing out of the hole. Left at 10.55, headed down Caves …

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Augusta to Margaret River 1988

Margaret River Surf

Augusta to Margaret River, day 4, Thursday 10 November 1988. Left Augusta 9.13, day heating up and the wind opposing me all the way up the Bussell Highway. Arrived at Margaret River (12.15, 14718) and booked into a different motel this time, slightly cheaper and just as good, about 1.5 km out of town …

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Margaret River to Busselton 1988

Busselton Jetty

Margaret River to Busselton, day 5, Friday 11 November 1988. Overslept, as a result didn’t leave Margaret River motel till 10.05. Went to Cowaramup then took the following roads: Miamup, Harman’s South, Mill, Pusey, Abbey Farm, Sue?(Thornton?), Wildwood, Commonage, Caves (detour into Quindalup). Had two lost stops, three drink stops and a puncture stop …

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Busselton to Perth 1988

Australind train

Busselton to Perth, day 6, Saturday 12 November 1988. Left Esplanade Hotel at 9.22, went via Wonnerup to Capel, arrived 10.55, 14844. Left 11.10. Arrived Forrest Road, Bunbury, traffic light 12.25, 14870. 26 km in 75 minutes, not my best but not bad. Got lost on the way to the rail terminal, arrived …

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