Smithsdownunder
Our journeys around Australia

     

Conto's Field

For our last camp site we stopped at Conto's Field which is located within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park near Margaret River. Its a nice camp site with good facilities and located close to sandy beaches and the vinyards of Margaret River.

Lake Cave

 

Also in the area are numerous caves and we visited Lake Cave which was close to the campsite. After climbing down some 300 steps we entered the cave to see the stalagmites, stalactites and a very rare feature called a 'suspended table'.

Carpet Python

 

This harmless (unless you are a mouse!) carpet python was in a car park at the nearby Conto's Spring beach.

Scorpion

 

Why you shouldn't leave your shoes outside the tent at night:

  • Dingos steal them
  • Wombats poo in them
  • Scorpions make home in them!
We found this one under the tent when we packed it up.

Easter lillies

 

On our way back to Perth we visited the Lane Pool Reserve where we have camped in the past. To our surprise the place was in bloom (It is Autumn here at the moment!). These are Easter Lillies.

Naughty Grumps

 

 

Emily was excited to see us back but I was in trouble for making her car dirty!

 

 

Some useless facts about our trip:

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Snakes seen:

14,600km
$2.06/$1.35
Broken Hill
750km
approx 2000ltrs
44degC
2 each
Jorndee Creek/Gillards Beach
Thomas Fishery
79
4
13
66
Jorndee Creek
2