Western Australia is in what must be an enviable position, no lockdowns in regional areas except right at the beginning, March last year.


The city has had two, maybe three short lockdowns overall.


Anyway, Wayne and I decided to travel 8 hours away, to Yallingup in the state's beautiful south west.


We drove to Perth and spent a night there. Caught up with some friends. 


Yallingup the next day.  The whole area is full of wineries. Neither Wayne or I drink wine! Had a yummy meal at a winery though.


Carrah only wears op shop clothes, and much to Wayne's chagrin we visited four thrift shops to get some clothes for her!


Saw family in busselton and went to this town called cowaramup, which has fake cows everywhere!! 


I nearly came acropper there, the rain made this sloped footpath very slippery. Me and my trusty electric wheelchair Dougie slid down towards a rocky flower bed!


The highlight of the trip for me was climbing up a 29 step lookout. And then back down. My glutes etc hated me later, but I was very proud of my effort!


Completed another lap of the sun whilst away, and received a beautiful piece of jewellery made in yallingup from Wayne for me efforts!


Hopefully I can post pics!





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GreenQueen not able to see your faces properly was very weird I was trying to peek up to see faces lol glad you had good time.



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Sounds wonderful, after nine weeks of lockdown we are hoping and praying for a release that will allow travel again. The stair climbing is impressive and the jewellery reward even more so. May you have many more weekends away to build memories worth keeping.

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 Asha we had lots of trouble with selfies!!


Sue we truly take things, like trips away, for granted. 


WA will get covid, and we will suffer, so until then we are trying to make the most of our freedom.   That includes coffee dates with friends, going for walks along the foreshore with the dog and seeing some movies.



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Yes Sue,  I would definitely be jealous!


Everyone is a little lazy with everything covid related.


When it does hit, we will suffer terribly I'm sure.


Now that your neck of the woods has been separated from Sydney, hopefully life will gain some normality. 



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Still under  lockdown, not unexpected as numbers are still high. One commentator was saying people in the Western suburbs still live fifteen to a household. Really? Makes us sound Iike a third world country.



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yes, I know the areas worst hit here in Vic have the same thing. Multi generational homes with kids, adults and grandparents all living together under the same roof, and if not the same house a group of houses very close by.  Also usually the adults in these homes are working multiple jobs to make ends meet. It's very hard to stop any germ from spreading in such circumstances but delta thinks it's great.

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My brother works in Sydney, lives in mudgee. 


From what he's said, western Sydney is very multicultural?


I'm pretty sure multi generational homes are more common within some cultures than others, so 15 in one house does sound doable.


Hopefully the whole area can get rid of delta soon.



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Janelle I really hope so. The Premier keeps saying we can come out of lockdown when we reach 80% fully vaccinated, that could be November. I am like everyone else and sick of lockdown but don't want to do anything to cause it to be further extended. So it is stay home and stay safe.

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Yep same here in country Vic Sue. Be as safe as you can, and hope others do to. Very aware that being vaccinated doesn't stop you getting it or passing it on, just slows it down a bit, and means you probably won't end up in hospital.  Even with 70-80% vaccinated it could be very bad for our hospitals and health care workers.  At least our governments are now recognising that it can only be managed not eliminated. But sad that I won't get to have my trip to WA in November (no way they'll have their vaccination rates high enough to open borders before I'm due to leave.)

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I'm just looking at our current statistics (fully vaccinated in America 53.3% 😶). I'm not sure what to say lol. I am so glad to hear about the new adventures you have been able to enjoy. I pray that everyone finds the strength to rise above. I don't mean that to sound ominous. I just look around me and see so much "out of sight out of mind". I am super grateful to have my family near. I am also praying that everyone gets to be able to get to where there heart wants to go. Hold on to those blessings and snippets of clarity. That is a wonderful way to calm the soul and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Love you guys! Saty safe and all my blessings and sorry i'm in philisophical head space lol.

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Don't be sorry Tracy! A beautiful post that I really needed!


You are truly gifted with your way of stringing words together!!


Very much out of sight out of mind here too.


Sue and Heather have been truly living covid. We just watch the news in disbelief, but we are also aware that it's coming. 



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