Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta
03.05.2016 - 05.05.2016
We headed down from Perth and stayed a couple of nights at Ironstone Gully. Just a roadside stop but off a quiet road and we had someone to look after the camp while we went exploring Busselton. Walked the very long Jetty (1.8klm). The longest wood framed jetty in the southern hemisphere. Another 'no' dog place so Megan waited for the rest of us to do the walk. Buddy might limit our access to some places but he is a real people magnet. Megan even had some Japanese tourists asking to pose with him for photos!! We packed up Thursday morning to look for a place further south to use as base camp to see Margaret River and beyond. We'd heard that free or cheap camping around this area was difficult to find so we were prepared to do some exploring. We found ourselves on Sue's road - (very appropriate), where we found Sue's Bridge camp area. A lovely little spot on the banks of the Blackwood River. It had drop dunnies but they wanted almost as much as the caravan park we'd come from in Perth as a nightly fee!! WikiCamps had a spot some way off this road a further 5 or so klms along. A 7.2 K 4WD road took us into a strip of ground further up the same river. The river here is less than half the width that it is at Sue's Bridge. It must meander around a bit before reaching there. When I say strip, I mean a 55m long, 5m wide piece of ground at the bottom of a steep embankment. The road entered it at about the 40m mark so if anyone else was camped down there you'd have a bugger of a time turning around!! Sue and I ummed and aahhed about staying but Megan and Rory announced that they loved the place so we thought - Stay a night and look around for other options tomorrow......