Our first stop was at Baldivis for a coffee. Although we had been on the road for less than an hour you need to factor in that we had spent a couple of hours after breakfast packing up and loading the van.
Our next stop was our usual one at the John Tognela rest area where we had lunch and a half hour nap. We like this place for the pine scented trees and flushing toilets. One caravan was set up for camping.
Our next stop, very brief, was at Dardanup for our favourite German Rye sourdough Bread.
Then on to Greenbushes for an overnight stop. Last time we stayed at the sports ground, but this time we thought we would try the Greenbushes Pool. This is spring fed and apparently safe for swimming. For a while after we arrived we had the sound of kids playing in the water, but it is getting quieter.
Here we have flushing toilets, a BBQ area, and a playground. A notice to Grey Nomads advised us of exciting activities in the town, including singing, crafts, computer skills and woodworking. It would be possible to walk into town from here. It’s so lovely that we are thinking of staying for a second night. If we need water we can get it at the sports ground. We followed the little walk trail around the pool, which has signposts at various points.
Our camping spot is up a short gravel road where we overlook the pool. There is a lot of birdlife. It’s cool this evening and we are wearing long sleeves, jeans and socks as we sit outside.