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Old 08-14-2013, 05:18 AM   #5461
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"Monkey Mia!" That is what I have called my daughter most of her life. Thanks for sharing Mark
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #5462
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The next morning at Monkey Mia, another good Sunrise. Just like great motorcycle riding roads are created around Mountains, lakes and rivers, Sunsets and Sunrises look great with water.



and the colors get better



The morning Dolphin feeding..... People lining the beach.



but what is cool, is that the Dolphins are seen all around when there are no crowds.





Met up with Rob (?) and Lisa whom I met on the Whale Shark swim. They are driving a van around OZ for 6 months!



after a walk along the beach enjoying the beauty of the oceans








Packed up and started riding South





Taking a few side tracks to see the ocean.



then it turns to sand



Beautiful



And just over this bay is the Western Most point in Australia. Steep Point.



riding south, there is more interesting bays



Then further down, another track that looked interesting



Very cool shell beach







Taking a bit of time to smell the flowers and enjoy the view!



Even looking up, sets some great imagines in my mind.








Then back out to the main hwy



This is the turn off to ride the 140 KM to Steep Point. "useless Loop". Decided not to spend the time to ride the track all the way out to take a photo, then turn right around and ride back. "useless" won out.




Then further on.













Love the shapes and beauty that the world around us holds.







I rolled down the West coast. Wow Perth is now only 500 KM away.... But still some places to stop and see. Kalbarri is know for it's cliff ...





Took too many photos at Pots Point!

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #5463
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You've really got the jump timed perfectly don't you? Love this thread!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:44 PM   #5464
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You've really got the jump timed perfectly don't you? Love this thread!!
sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it just right :)
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #5465
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On the road again riding south. the Kalbarri coastline is very rugged and beautiful








The terrain changes and green fields and some hills appear (have not ridden these in awhile)



Riding to Hutt River. The road trains kick up some dust!



Bit of an interesting history as I ride to the "principality of Hutt River".







He succeeded from Australia in 1970 after a dispute about Wheat Quota payments. He was very clever using the laws to remain an independent "nation".



He has his own stamps, currency and government offices



As I ride south the temps are dropping, the clouds fill the sky and the road trains are getting smaller



One of the signs that has struck me is the fire warning signs. The category of "catastrophic" . After seeing some of teh country, you can see why fire, and wind can cause catastrophic consequences.



Had a little bit of rain as I rode along the Indian Ocean coast road to Cervantes. But it was the first rain in more than a month or two. Did have to put on my top rain gear! All warm and dry.




As I ride south, thoughts of Cape Town, South Africa fill my head. Lots of details as I get ready to ship me and my bike to Africa. Will get bike serviced, new tires, shipping details finalized, my flights sorted and booked. ..... Just part of the entire experience of world travels!

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #5466
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He succeeded from Australia in 1970 after a dispute about Wheat Quota payments. He was very clever using the laws to remain an independent "nation".
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Does this guy know the Governor of Jefferson?







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As I ride south, thoughts of Cape Town, South Africa fill my head....
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #5467
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Cervantes to Perth!

as I have talked about often, the signs for wildlife crossing the road are everywhere. Crazy Emu's.... Watch out



Now just 200 KM north of Perth with one place to go have a look as I ride the Indian Ocean Road. That is Nambung National Park and the desert with the Pinnacles. It is amazing place with sandstone "pinnacles" in this sandy desert area. There is a 4 KM loop of packed sand through the park and a good interpretive center.









What no Jump. No.... Just did not feel like it today. But the Pinnacles were very cool.







Riding south.... Signs with more animals to watch out for





along down the road as some little towns on the water. The sand is white and the waters blue and Turquois. Stunning



Continuing off down the hwy to Perth. Wow feels really great to have ridden across this amazing land and arrive at the point where I will be shipping out of!! After many weeks of little or no traffic, you get to the outside of Perth and there are people, cars, houses and buildings. Strange but really great!



Oh and more speed camera's in use



Arrived at Perth, and decided to to change out my worn out tyros. Stopped at Bike Doctor on the way into town and got straight in. Bit of a bummer as it was just raining a little and the guy said, just wheel your bike inside here to be out the rain. As I rolled my bike into the place my wide bags just clipped the taillight of an older Yamaha and shattered the tail light Really felt bad as they told me the guy had been rebuilding it for 6 years and they called around and the part is no longer available. Yikes.. Feel really bad. They charged me $100 and hope the bloke can find a new lens.



I pulled my wheels off and they fitted new gyres for me.



Then I arrived at RobBD's house in Perth area. He has been great as he contacted me very early in Australia and I was able to ship a bit if gear and straps etc to his house instead of carry it. Was great to finally meet Rob and Di! once again I have met some fabulous people who have generously hosted me!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #5468
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Radioman,
Great to hear you arrived safely in Perth. Dodged all the crazy Emu's and the tyre destroying Echidnas'. We were discussing the Pinaccles two months back. I rang a friend to organise a time to return his air cast, response " a little busy right now Rob just driving through the pinnacles" and now Radioman has just done the same. Many Aussies plan their whole life for a lap around the country and you have just knocked it off in passing, an adventurous feat well done.

Always looking forward to your next post.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #5469
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as I have talked about often, the signs for wildlife crossing the road are everywhere. Crazy Emu's.... Watch out



No bullet holes. The second clue that this sign is not located in the USA.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #5470
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as I have talked about often, the signs for wildlife crossing the road are everywhere. Crazy Emu's.... Watch out



No bullet holes. The second clue that this sign is not located in the USA.
Only because its a new sign I fear.
It happens here in OZ too

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #5471
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Great to hear you arrived safely in Perth. Many Aussies plan their whole life for a lap around the country and you have just knocked it off in passing, an adventurous feat well done.
Thanks. It really felt great riding down the coast to Perth. I have been in Australia just over 3 months, ridden about 23,000 Km of this big country. I might not have ridden the hardest tracks or the most remote locations but this Has been a great adventure for sure.

and thanks to the many generous an kind Australians that I have met, stayed with and become friends with along the way
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #5472
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Where to next Mark? Coming back here for a bit?
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #5473
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Howdy Mark! Been following you all along and you are very inspiring to get me of my arse an get to traveling! Looking forward to your next chapter and I know it will be great, Thank you!
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #5474
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Did you put another one of these tires on?

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #5475
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Looking forward to following the RR into Africa



About that shattered lens on that Yamaha; perhaps find out the specific model and year and post it up and someone might come up with the replacement lens.

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** snippage** As I rolled my bike into the place my wide bags just clipped the taillight of an older Yamaha and shattered the tail light Really felt bad as they told me the guy had been rebuilding it for 6 years and they called around and the part is no longer available. Yikes.. Feel really bad. They charged me $100 and hope the bloke can find a new lens.


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