After our short visit to Augusta, it was time to drive about 40km to the town of Margaret River where we would stay another 3 days.By the time we arrived the office had closed, but they had left a message on my mobile from where to pick the keys.
It took a few tries before I retrieved them from the correct locker, as at first I kept entering the wrong "Resort" and then when I got the keys I couldn't find the correct house! I was trying the keys in an apartment belonging to one Resort, when we actually had a privatelly owned little villa in the other Resort! How silly of me!!
We were actually surprised at the nice little house, although the furnishings could have done with a bit of upgrading, as it all looked a bit dark for a holiday home. On the upside it was close to town and quiet.
|The front of the villa|
|The back had a nice outdoor area with a garden area running along all the other villas|
While sitting outside for our first lunch my Dad saw a black "lizard" coming close to the house. He cut up a little bit of steak and threw it to him. Out of the bushes came another one! If we got closer they would run into the bushes again.
Anyway, my Mom was petrified of the lizards - King's skink and worried that they might start coming into the house searching for food, so we had to keep the patio doors closed most of the time...
|The skink eating the piece of meat|
|Two is a crowd!|
Margaret River is located in a wine producing region (mainly boutique wines), is well know for it's great produce and great food. Not far away are stalactite and stalagmite caves to be explored, as well as beautiful beaches, some of them well known to the surfing crowd.
|The Main road, near the Hotel|
|The skate park in the Youth Plaza|
|Canal Rocks is great for fishing|
|Another view of the bridge over the rocks at Canal Rocks|
Hope you enjoyed getting to know the Margaret River area.
Next post - Wineries and surrounding areas of Margaret River.