So, I packed my little family together with lotsa food and hit the road over the Easter holidays. We headed south, about 4 hours drive from Perth and camped at the bush with no shower and only drop toilet (no flush) for five awesome days! All I could hear were birds singing from the depth of the forest and the sound of the sea in the background. Tranquil. Serenity. Calm. And I didn’t miss the lack of technology at all!
In the morning we would make pancake or bacon and egg on toast for breakfast, then packed up our lunch before cruising along the river to the open sea. We would swim (though the water was a bit nippy), fishing, eating lunch, kids playing beach cricket and climbing the sand dunes, walking along the beach, and then before the sun set we would retire back to our home sweet home in the bush. We cooked dinner, washed dishes, boiled a kettle and made tea, sat around the open fire with our teas and bickies, kids toasted their marshmallows in the fire, we told stories or played silly games. It was time to connect with people, with each other. Then we would lie in our tents reading book until we fell asleep.
On Easter Sunday we decided to have lunch at the Jarrah Jack’s Brewery in Pemberton, about half an hour drive from where we camp. I truly recommended this place. The view from where we were seating is just so panoramic. The service is excellent, the waitress are friendly, and the best thing is they have buffet menu for kids, isn’t it wonderful?! Because honestly, kids being kids, they are more into play then sitting and eat big lunch. What they offer is pretty good I reckoned. Kids can choose from chicken nugget, sausage rolls, chips, jelly, chocolate mouse, and variation of fresh veggies and fruits. Excellent!
So we had a wonderful time spending with our friends and the back of Australian bush.
Here are some pictures and video for you to enjoy. Hope your Easter was equally peaceful, sorry it took me some time to post this! 🙂
holiday house along the Donnelly River
the Donnelly River which flows into the Southern Ocean
The ocean and the river just separated by the sand bar
The Bicentennial Tree is 65 metres above the ground, and yup that’s one of my monkey climbed up to the top end!
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