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Old 08-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #5506
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Denmark, Western Australia is a smallish town on the southern coast. I decided to stay two nights to relax a bit and explore local area. Woke up to a perfect sunny and warm day!

Got a few things done online and then took off on the bike to explore the nearby coastline and elephant rocks.



First stop for a beautiful white sand beach..... and no one around!



The water is clear and striking here





and a short walk out to see the elephant rocks.










Great day.... learning to place myself in the final week here :)

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #5507
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Albany Western Australia

Rode the short distance to Albany and met up with Paul and Alexa, Phil and Sue for Breakfast at WhaleWorld on the coast. was great meeting all of you!!

Then spent part of the day wandering the coastline



It was a grey and cloudy day. The bridge of stone



and the Gap which is impossible to get a good photo of.... But was fun to see.





a familiar sight, as I walk back to my bike. Always awaiting me to get on and head to somewhere new!



Headed back to Perth today to finish up getting ready to ship out. It has been an amazing time in Australia Strange to be thinking that in just a 5 days I will be walking onto a plane and headed to another Continent.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #5508
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That corner of the continent is beautiful I'm glad you had the time to get down there.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #5509
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That corner of the continent is beautiful I'm glad you had the time to get down there.
it is really great! Hope you are well!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #5510
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Mark, great pix and stories as usual. Been right along with you all the way, I just don't talk much, as you know.

Thanks and keep up the good work, we can only imagine all the time and effort you put into your communications and vids (oh, and the jumps).

Looking forward to the Dark Continent right along with you.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #5511
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a familiar sight, as I walk back to my bike. Always awaiting me to get on and head to somewhere new!
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Another quotable quote, that I just had to... well, you know- quote.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #5512
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Looking forward to Africa and more great stories.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:33 AM   #5513
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Looking forward to the Dark Continent right along with you.

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Glad to have you along!! Hope all is well!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:33 AM   #5514
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another quotable quote, that i just had to... Well, you know- quote.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #5515
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As said, onward to the next chapter in your life and travels. Have really enjoyed the pictures and narrations from your trip report though the countries and years. Keep it coming.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #5516
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Mark,

I also have been along from early on and love every single post with great pictures and sharing your adventures. Keep up the great work! You help me think bigger all the time. Thanks for everything.

Stay safe.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #5517
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Thanks for the journey thru Australia. The pictures renewed memories of when I lived, traveled and worked there in 1964-65 and again in 1978.
To see the changes is amazing. Keep up the Faith.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #5520
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The final days in Perth.

Thanks Craig and Roger (RM updates are getting to old news )

Returned to Perth and wrapping up my time in Australia!

Met up with Jonathan and Pru one evening. Wonderful time with my "own Personal Chef" Great meal and conversations! Thank you two!



and also with up Michael whom I met in South America Ushuia. As he bought a 250 in US and rode for 9 months to fin del Mundo. Cheers Mate! Good to see you again and catch up!



Then all the last details to get ready to ship out.

Cleaned my bike spotless CHECK





Count the Cash needed for the shipment. (more on this later) but it was easiest to pay at the bank with cash.



Go to bank and make final payment in Cash. CHECK





Rob had helped me source some new Stickers as I was almost out. Now in two sizes (but we had to hand cut them up)



Thanks Mate!






Loving seeing the Neon clad Posty riders on their bikes.



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Then into BMW Perth to get my bike crated up!



Thanks to Jonas for having a crate ready for me!! and David was a great sales guy that helped me out. Had another great experience with BMW shop!



They had the base pallet all laid out for me! Rode right on, finished cleaning up the bike, and removing part of fairing, and other bits of shipping.



Rode in with zero bars of fuel, disconnected the battery and removed the front wheel before strapping it all down.




All strapped down and ready for the final crating



completed the crate and rails




Bike ready for shipping CHECK



Then as arranged with Ivan at BikesAbroad.com.au They came to pick it up and deliver it to the airport !!





Thanks to Rob and Jon of the BMW Club of Perth for the opportunity to share a presentation of my ride around the world. This is the first one I have done, and it was great to share some photos, videos and answer questions! Had to start off with a bit of the history of the Journey with Alzheimer's disease that Chris my wife and I shared. Sad but true.



Then onto some fun stories and experiences! Thanks for everyone who came out of fairly short notice!!



Must have been a reflective moment. I have been know to talk with my hands a bit



Real time updates...... Just arrived at the airport !! Off I go!

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