Sunday, 15 May 2011

Margaret River the day after the last day!

We decided to make an earlier start and go to the Farmers Market for some healthy food and cleaned up with organic fruit and veg and Ian found a couple of artery blockers in the patisserie section. At least the economy has had a heart starter thanks to us. We have taken the deductions evenly from both inheritances.

We then drove up to Busselton and walked the 1.84km each way along the Busselton Jetty which is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It was originally constructed in 1865 and after more than a century of use and servicing over 5000 vessels the Busselton Jetty closed as a Port in 1973.

A decline in Government funding and Cyclone Alby in 1978 saw the formation of a community group to raise the funds to restore and maintain the Jetty which now has a small train taking people to the end to the Underwater Observatory or if you have had a really good time the day before, you walk! Part of the way on the walk the history of the Jetty relates that the ladies and some “other ladies” would promenade up to this point and beyond that the real work of the port began!

We walked all the way up and back for the good of our health and then on the way home had an incredibly good ice cream. Nearly a good nutrition day! Oh well there is always tomorrow. More wineries we think!

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