Day: November 22, 2019

Wednesday 12th November till Saturday 16th November

Jeff and family have been brilliant we are sleeping very well in our bed a old cast ion bed frame with a new comfy mattress his home is full of quirky old bits and pieces that they have found and repurposed or repaired a beautiful home. They have very kindly loaned us a Land Rover to get out and about while they have to work or look after little one.

We have gone out for a couple of day trips, one of which was visiting mundaring weir a feat of engineering providing water to gold fields and agricultural regions. The engineer C Y O’Connor took his life before completion due a high level of ridicule stating that the dam and pipe line would never work.

It did work and very successfully for years to come.

Monday 11th November and Tuesday 12th November

We have managed to book a flight for tomorrow 8pm, so today we spent the day washing clothes,packing and boxing up the bikes. We booked another night at the ibis and payed for a late checkout that gives us until midday then a taxi to the airport nice and early good plan.

The bikes fitted into the boxes nice and snug mikes getting a expert in this. To fly as luggage they have to be in a standard size bike box, tires deflated and weighing less than 25kgs that bit is always the struggle our bikes are big and heavy and we always end up paying at the airport for the weight oh well nothing we can do about that.

Tuesday we are flying to Perth. Mike has a friend that lives in Perth. Jeff, Mike met Jeff back in 2005 on a motorbike trip and has stayed in touch but I haven’t met him and neither of us has met his wife Kerry, that said they are very kindly opening up there home and letting us stay for as long as we want.

We check in at Melbourne airport my bike was ok but we had to pay for mikes let’s just hope that they get to Perth in one piece.

And we’re off a easy flight and by the time we ate our airplane food and watched a movie the 4hrs passed quickly what with Perth being 3hours behind Melbourne it was time travel. Arriving 1 hour after we left.

Both airports are so easy to navigate and when we were at luggage collection Jeff came and found us, he only lives 15 minutes away from the airport and before we new it we were at his home meeting Kerry and his toddler Mahale a cheeky bright little girl.

Our room is in a annex off the garage a beautiful room with en-suite we will be very comfortable here.๐Ÿ˜ƒ