Cranbrook to Kojonup 1987

Kojonup

Cranbrook to Kojonup, day 9, Tuesday 13 October. The wind had shifted round to the north-west overnight but maintained its intensity. I was now heading north-west. I hoped that it might shift southerly during the day but there was no chance of that, according to the radio, because the approaching cold front wasn’t due through […]

Kojonup to Darkan 1987

Darkan welcome

Kojonup to Darkan, day 10, Wednesday 14 October. I left Kojonup shortly after 8am. The main cold front had passed through in the night so the showers were no longer continuous and there were periods of sunshine, but the wind varied from strong WSW to gale-force WNW and was very cold. I had to …

Darkan to Collie 1987

Collie main street

Darkan to Collie, day 11, Thursday 15 October. Morning frosty but sunny for the first hour after sunrise, before a dull overcast set in and stayed. Breakfast was pre-packed cooked pepper steak, an entire swiss roll and a litre of milk. Set off for Collie, first few km all uphill, thought I was done for. […]

Collie to Perth 1987

Bunbury main street

Collie to Perth, day 12, Friday 16 October. Left Collie at 7:35 am, day chilly and overcast with winds freshening from the west yet again. Anxious on this last day to avoid disaster so I allowed 7.5 hours to cover the 53km to Bunbury rail terminal. Very hilly for a long way, then suddenly …

Busselton to Meelup Beach and Return 1977

Meelup Beach

Busselton to Meelup Beach and return, day 5, Friday 25 November 1977.  The day was sunny and mild with a light southerly. I had slept without waking for about 10 hours (I can’t do that any more!) and felt heaps better. I had ordered my breakfast for 8 am – this was 1977, they …

Busselton to Cottesloe 1977

Australind train

Busselton to Bunbury, day 6, Saturday 26 November 1977.   I slept well again and enjoyed another breakfast delivered to my room. I left Busselton by the same way as I had come in, not knowing at that time about the other way through Wonnerup. The road wasn’t hard, the wind was favourable and the […]