Nannup Day 1
Had a nice drive today from Margaret River to Nannup, via Rosa Brook Road and Mowen Road. Going that way cuts about 40km off the route along the highways. Most of the trip was bitumen, but even the gravel road was well formed and well maintained. Lovely country, mostly bush.
Nannup is a pretty little town, but it has the look of a town in trouble. Lots of places for sale or closed.
I used the new cast iron gas ring cooker for the first time today. We appear to have a major design issue here. The table I use for cooking outside is plastic topped and apparently the feet of the cooker get VERY HOT! There are now four nice air-vent holes on the top of the plastic table!!! Woooops. I couldn’t work out why the saucepan seemed to be tilting more and more! Silly me??
Nannup Day 2
Very hot expected today - 34°. Took a leisurely walk up and down the Main Street first thing, before it got too warm. There are a lot of closed shops, and For Sale properties. Quiet afternoon, enjoying the air-conditioning.
Nannup Day 3
After breakfast and a bit of a clear up, we took a drive out on the Balingup Road. That’s the way we’re planning on heading tomorrow, towards Grimwade Settlement. There is a nice little spot about 11km out of Nannup – Revelly Bridge Picnic Area. We may stop there tomorrow instead of going on to Grimwade. We followed the road through the picnic spot, through the property lines and forests through the back way to Nannup. Quite a pretty drive, up and down hills, then back to the highway. Stopped at the Blackwood Cafe in Nannup and had Iced Coffees and cake, and sat and browsed paper and magazines. Lovely.