Little Miss Paris and I journeyed down to Margs to catch up with mates and go to the dentist! Yes, Mark Nathan is a master dentist! It's worth the drive, and what a wonderful excuse for a holiday.
|Looking south to Hamlin Bay, I could see a very crowded surfing spot further down the beach, no pets allowed in the park, but you can drive your car on the beach.|
It was only a weekend interlude, but we managed to pack a whole heap into it. Dentist, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast....
|This is a beautiful specimen of a grass tree, we found this on a walk through the bush, and it looked like we were in a place where the kangaroos and emus gather.|
Lunch @ Olio Bello, they are still good. You can take your own wine or enjoy their selection. Dog friendly. Check out their 'glamping' option to stay.
|Looking south to Hamlin Bay|
Dinner @ La Scarpetta Trattoria. Located at the bottom of the street in town. We had a Friday afternoon drink at Elkamo and then a casual walk down the main street to La Scarpetta. Also consistently good. I had the 'spaghetti al cartoccio.
Breakfast at the Urban Bean, also not disappointed, dog friendly in the main street, my poached eggs perfect, coffee good.
|Looking north to Prevally|
A drive through the Boranup Forest and then lunch at Cafe Boranup. Hey love this place. Dog friendly, comes with the little blue wrens who visit your table. I ordered fresh whiting fillets from Augusta... they were fresh and lovely. I had a smoothie called a Karri-Kale. There is a gallery right next door and full of works from local artists.
|A forest of grass trees in the Boranup Forest|
The Boranup Forest is worth researching before you visit. Plan a walk and dont overestimate the clearance of your cars undercarriage. Or underestimate the pain you experience when you have driven down a track and now find the dense bush/heath scratching the side of your car and ruining the beautiful duco! I did that once, found myself wedged on the track, realising that, that horrible screetching sound was going to sound just as bad as I reversed out!!! Yuck. Runs shivers up my spine just thinking about it. That stuff is not called 'buggery bush' for nothing! (Apologies to the sensitive - bush slang) (Officially Golden Glow Wattle (Acacia cultriformis) I think)
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