Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

I’ve still got a number of posts to write up about our Alaskan trip in 2018, which I’ll gradually do over the next few weeks or so. It’s nice to have the memories as overseas travel for us Down Under will not be on the horizon for some considerable time to come. However with regional …

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I’ve written about the excellent Hotham Valley Tourist Railway before (see here).     Taking advantage of a gorgeous crisp winter’s WA day (after the heavy storms of the previous few weeks) we planned a similar outing down to Dwellingup last weekend. This time, however, the Steam Ranger train wasn’t operating – maintenance issues and …

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We have always been drawn to the beautiful cape region of South Western Australia. The Cape Leeuwin Naturaliste Park covers the area from the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste in the north to the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse in the far south west. There is quite a contrast between the more serene waters and sheltered bays of …

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