[ road-trip ] on the road again – donnelly river

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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!

IMG_9578morning scene in our camp

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.

IMG_9546cruising along the river

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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!

IMG_9588Jarrah Jack’s Brewery

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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! 🙂

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IMG_9559holiday house along the Donnelly River

IMG_9568the Donnelly River which flows into the Southern Ocean

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IMG_9574The ocean and the river just separated by the sand bar

IMG_9597The 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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Hi I'm Ria! I'm a mama, wife, and a little crazy :) I like eating chocolate, baking, and taking photos of pretty things. This is a personal blog. Mostly I'm rambling about my every day life as a mama, wife, & human being, sharing my home cooking recipes, my travel, and a bit of fashion and beauty. Thanks for dropping by here and happy reading! xx

17 thoughts on “[ road-trip ] on the road again – donnelly river

    1. Hahahaa, tau ga si Man sebelum kawin gue ini very city person high heels and everything girly dweh! Tapi setelah kawin dan terutama after kids gue lama2 jadi enjoy juga camping! You should try, yang easy aza dulu seperti di caravan park gitu, your kids will like it😀

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    1. Thank you Lo, sometimes I think I need to unplugged myself from all those gadgets and it feels good!
      Yup, my three monkeys including the oldest one climbed up til the top….scaaary to watch them!!

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  1. Pantainya bagus banget mbaa.. huaaaaa..
    btw, campingnya bener2 di tenda gitu yaa.. kalau disini orang camping biasanya pakai camping car gitu deh.. trus tetep ada yang bawa TV 42 inch.. huahahaha

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    1. Iya Be pantainya padirnya thu putih banget dan airnya bening tapi dinginnya kayak air es!

      Disini ada juga Be yg camping dengan caravan car gitu, ada tv ada kamar mandi kecilnya juga, tapi suami aku ini maunya yg hard-core dunk didikung pula oleh the Boys!😁 Jadi camping kita kali ini bener2 di national park yg cuma ada drop toilet dan no shower. So kl mandi either pas lagi ke beach atau di little creek gitu seperti di video😅

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