Friday 12th September 2008, Mandurah.

Linda has gone back to Melbourne, so I am once again on my own for a few weeks. I do have company with Les and Jan being in the same park as I am, and Kay and Adrian in a park just down the road, but this will only be until mid next week when Les and Jan move on, so I intend going to a small town called Toodyay east of Perth and sit there for a couple of weeks. There are a couple of towns of Northam and York in that area that I want to have a look at while there so have decided to do it in Linda’s absence.

Just south of Mandurah is a large water inlet called Peel Inlet so I today decided to go for a drive around the narrow land strip between it and the ocean and have a look, even though the weather was not so good. Even though the area is rather picturesque it does not leave a great deal for the tourist as most of the area is made up of very new sub-division areas that encroach right up to the coast line, so this restricts the availability of scenic drives. It seems that the main attraction for this area is fishing in the inlet, hence even though there are 7 or so caravan parks in the area there are not many tourists actually stop in the immediate area, and the parks are mainly filled with permanents. I do intend touring in the area to the east of town one day next week when the weather is more suitable and hopefully with this area being mountainous, or hilly compared with other states, it may offer some reasonable scenery. Up until now I haven’t even gotten my camera out of its bag, so hopefully this will change to give me something to remember of the area.