Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Manjimup 15 – 17 December 2006

Decided to attend the Cherry Festival in this little town of Manjimup, so we settled into a caravan park so we could come and go easily. Peter had to go to the dentist twice on our first day there as he had cracked his tooth. The result was a bit unsatisfactory as the dentist was a bit slap-dash and it will need follow up on Monday, as he has a sharp bit needing filing. On Saturday Peter went off to his garage sales and bought a small cedar and pine table ($2) and a gas stove ($3), so the age of bargains has not yet passed. As Heather didn’t want the stove, Peter swapped it for a gas bottle refill and we are keeping the table until after Xmas. The Cherry Festival was fun, with a street parade, stalls, music, novelty races and a cherry spitting competition! Heather tried her hand (mouth?) at this skilled sport, but could only manage about four metres. The judging of the CWA cakes was listed in the programme and Peter did a great job of stalking the entrance awaiting the release of the cakes after judging. Hardly anyone was there and he very proudly came back with the cake ($5) that won first prize! And it deserved first prize! Chocolate cake with pieces of choc and lots of cherries and a dash of lemon rind. We decided it was so tasty it would be our Xmas desert! The fruit in town was so wonderful, plentiful, and cheap. The bananas were $3.99 and the cherries $10 kg. The area is a stone fruit area and every stone fruit was available! We enjoyed this lovely Aussie town!


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