Winter Getaway Day 5

Day 5 Winter Getaway: After a mishap with the opening hours of the chocolate shop that was to be our first stop of the day, it was off to Cowaramup for morning tea. We then cruised through the newly renovated main street of Margaret River (geez, I hope all the local businesses think the result was worth the pain they went through – but we couldn’t see it).

Lunch was in Nannup, where long-term club member and Nannup resident Matthew White turned-up in his newly-licensed Phaeton.

After lunch was the highlight of the day – the visit to Kevin Bird’s “big wooden clock”. I had heard a lot about this clock, and had rave reviews from everyone who had been to see it – and it didn’t disappoint. Kevin ran through a history of clocks, and explained how this huge one worked, and it was fascinating. He is obviously an extremely skilled craftsman.

On the way to our next stop at Donnelly River, Neville “Wheels” Swindell had a bit of a problem with his (wheel) nuts, but no disaster.

We arrived at the motel in Manjimup a bit after 5pm, having left Busselton at 8 this morning. We were on the move for 4 1/2 hours of that time to cover 230kms.

Tomorrow is a free day to explore Manjimup and surrounds.

Cars vainly waiting for the chocolate shop to open

pity the poor motorist trying to overtake this lot! (in our defense, we were being held-up by an even slower vehicle at this point – a tractor)

Cowaramup

extreme off-roading

our more normally spaced convoy

outside the Nannup Hotel

at the farm where the “big wooden clock” is

Kevin telling his clock story

the clock

Donnelly River

today’s travels

the trip so far

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