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Busselton – Great Place!!!

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy s— what a ride!'” ~ Hunter S. Thompson 

Doug and Maxine - leaving on their 8 month trip

Well we have now been in Busselton for just a week. The weather has been amazing – we cycle and swim every morning and then go down to the beach for sundowners at about 5pm and have another swim ! In the short time we have been in Busselton we have joined the fitness centre which is only about a 3 minute bike ride from our house, joined the Golf Club which is only about 2km away, installed Foxtell and attended a number of events which is part of the Busselton Festival. We are really enjoying Busselton, the weather has been great and we have been cycling and swimming everyday.Doug and Maxine(our homeowners) left on the 8th Jan – spoke to them yesterday and they were in Port Augusta about to head up the middle of Australia to Alice. The house is very comfortable and close to everything.

Di and I have certainly been active since we arrived – we cycle about 15km everyday – Busselton has some great cycle paths along the beach front.

Doug and Maxine certainly are organised for their trip!!!

We have resolved that we will visit every single winery in the Margaret river. Busselton is only about 30km away from the town of Margaret river. There are 54 wineries of which around 20 have restaurants. So we decided that it seemed like a meaningful goal to visit each one and do  a post on “The wineries of Margaret River” – watch out for a new page on the blog and we will systematically post information/links/commentary and photos. Let us know if you want any info on any particular winery and we will be happy to go and test drive and report back.

Sorry it has taken so long to get a post on but I am sure you were all busy over the festive period.
We had a lovely xmas with the Howe’s and Boyd/Lauren/Summer and Annabelle.  The weather in Albany was very ordinary – as an aside…….we were in the main street of Albany on New Years eve and we had had a power failure at about 10pm – Strange feeling being in a place with no power, no lights – the power came on again at about 11.30pm so manage to see the New Year in with Power!
I have included a slide show below of our xmas time hope you enjoy

January 19, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. How did I guess that your first “important” piece of info would revolve around wineries!! Hhhmmmmm…at least,with a glass in your hands I’ll recognize you both when you EVENTUALLY get back to the Gold Coast.The fit bodies might ‘throw’ me though???
    When you live…live on clover…..’coz when you’re dead……you’re dead all over !!!

    Comment by Greg MADGE | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  2. ?????

    Comment by Hildegard + Willy | April 4, 2011 | Reply

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