Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Monsieur recently bought a small print of the six Nyoongar seasons. It is an excellent way to understand the weather patterns in the south western part of WA. April and May represent Djeran season, “Djeran is marked by cooler nights, dewy mornings and when leaves fall to the ground. Ngari (salmon) are prolific” It is a beautiful time …

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A quick hello from Perth! Lacking a bit of inspiration recently for the blog as I haven’t much in the way of new travels though hopefully that will change going forward now we are starting to open up. I captured these photos on a late afternoon walk a couple of days ago. The cloud formation …

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It’s been an interesting few weeks here as Western Australia finally starts to open up to the wide world and gets used to “living with covid”. We have increased restrictions as a result and so many places have reduced capacities at present. The weather has remained unpleasantly hot (it’s been the warmest summer on record) …

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Such a change of scene from one week to the next – we had yet another sweltering heatwave with temperatures around 40 degrees for a few days then suddenly a welcome change last Sunday. The temperature plummeted about 20 degrees in half a day with the onset of a howling south westerly. We headed down …

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It has been unbelievably hot here in Perth for the past few days – in fact we are in the midst of an unprecedented heatwave (in terms of duration). The mercury has been hovering around 40 degrees centigrade (C) maximums and it’s been well over 20C overnight. This is the second such heatwave this summer …

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Happy New Year to everyone! Let’s hope that 2022 brings happier and positive times ahead. I thought I’d start the year off with a post about our trip a month ago up to Ledge Point and Lancelin. Although under an hour and half’s drive north of our home on Perth’s coastal corridor, we have only …

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We are the midst of a heatwave here in Perth this Christmas – it was 41 degrees earlier this afternoon so we have stayed inside with the air conditioning doing its best to cool us down! By contrast I’ve been exchanging messages with a good friend who lives in southern Norway. There they have been …

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Just to finish off my series of posts on our trip down to Denmark (Western Australia), here are some photos I didn’t include in earlier articles but which I wanted to share. We stayed in the settlement of Shadforth, which is a few kilometres out of Denmark town centre. The road out of town wends …

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A few of the friendly locals we used to see each night as we drove back from town up the hill to our accomodation in Shadforth .The kangaroos were very tame – obviously must be used to tourists as well as locals passing by! Copyright © 2021 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights …

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There are so many beautiful coastal walks and recreation spots dotted along the coast near Denmark (Western Australia). One place highly recommended by our daughter Mlle (see here for her guest post) was the beautiful William Bay National Park, about half an hour’s drive out of town to the west. The two best-known attractions are …

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