WA Road Trip: Day 1

Waking up at 5.30am in Perth is easy when you’re on Melbourne time. It’s also a bonus not having to pour water over the windshield to get rid of the frost, as we’ve been doing at home lately.¬†Instead, we were climbing up into the cabin of our motorhome and taking off on our long-awaited road trip across WA and NT.

We had picked up our yet-unnamed Cheapa 6-berth the previous afternoon and filled up the fridge and cupboards with groceries. Our bags were tucked away up the back and as the sun rose across Perth’s north-eastern wine country and the morning fog cleared, we were already finding a few great letterboxes.

Perth Letterbox Trip
The first challenge of the trip came in finding Simon a decent coffee. A couple of double-shot long blacks are usually required to start the day, and at 7am on a Sunday it was proving a difficult task. We carried on up the Brand Highway and around 80km north of Perth came across a little town called Gingin. After a caffeine hit, we were ready for the next 600km of the day.

Perth Letterbox Trip
That vague, pre-coffee look.

Perth Letterbox Trip
Things started to thin out after a while, and it wasn’t until the turnoff to the Pinnacles that we came across the Find-o-the-Day, a giant steel woman complete with beach ball. We carried on and found our way to the moonscape that is The Pinnacles.

The Pinnacles, WA   The Pinnacles, WA
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After a couple more letterboxes, some hot chips and a few hundred k’s, we arrived at Kalbarri. Simon was quick to grab his fishing rod and I kicked back on the beach with a book, the principles of which felt honoured by the kind of day we’d just enjoyed. Day 1 had been a great start, and we were keen to see what else what in store further north…

Perth Letterbox Trip
Perth Letterbox Trip
Perth Letterbox Trip
Perth Letterbox Trip

1 Comment

  1. Camilla · August 12, 2013 Reply

    Hey guys,

    Awesome photos! Glad the trip is going so well. Have you named your Cheapa Campa yet? How cute is that horse letter box?

    -Camilla

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