So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

20 February, 2012

Normans Beach

Our car has been having a bit of trouble with a slight overheating issue, so we booked it into a place in Albany to get the car looked at in a few days time.  So instead of heading straight to Albany we decided to camp at Norman’s Beach for a few days, another beautiful campsite - this time on the inlet just back from the beach.  We were at Normans Beach from the 9th Feb to the 12th Feb.

There was lots of friendly wildlife at this campsite, a family of 6 magpies would join us each meal hoping we would share our food with them and then they would come in and eat anything they could find in and around the table afterwards.  Also a goanna wandered to the campsite each day, it would go under our caravan and poke around all the campsites.
A friendly Goanna

At the beach it was windy and the surf was huge and rough - not suitable for a swim, but we did manage a swim in the inlet next to our campsite one day and that was nice and refreshing.
At Normans Beach

Natalie enjoying the sand on Normans Beach

On another day we walked along the beach to the western end and found another intlet,  the kids had collected cuttle fish bones along the beach, some of them were very big and they made fantastic "boats".  We ended up spending and hour or two at this inlet playing with our "cuttle fish boats" and making a huge castle with its own river system for a moat.

A small storm front moves over Normans Beach
The Beauty of the beaches in this area of WA never ceases to amaze us
The Great little inlet that we played in for ages
Josh zooming a 'Cuttlefish boat' along the inlet
Now that's a sandcastle!

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