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Day 167-169 Fremantle to Swan Valley

We need peace and quiet!

sunny 33 °C

I couldn’t wait to get back to my own bed and my old routine so I was quite happy when Mum and Dad came and picked me up from Green Acres and of course I was so happy to see Dad again. Mum said the trailer was much cleaner the week I wasn’t around because my hair wasn’t all over the place. She won’t be getting a ‘Best Mum’ award anytime soon.

We're so happy to be together again!

We're so happy to be together again!

According to Mum and Dad the Fremantle caravan park was excellent. The site was good. The showers were the best they’ve ever had and the staff were really friendly. There were quite a few bad reviews about the caravan park but the oldies thought it was great. So for them they want to give it 4 paws out of 5 paws.

As Mum and Dad had to pick me up so early they didn’t have breakfast or even a coffee (and Mum is always so much fun if she hasn’t eaten) so when we arrived at Swan Valley we went into Guildford and had breakfast at the Guildford Milk Bar. It was a very friendly cafe and Mum and Dad said the coffee and breakfast was good.

The brochures of Swan Valley don’t tell you how noisy the place is (yes I sometimes read the brochures although they are pretty boring because they hardly ever have anything about what dogs can do. They always have things like ‘Family Fun’ or ‘What to do with kids?’ and I think, 'Well aren’t I family too?' but obviously I'm not according to the brochure writing people. Anyway, it's noisy because of all the planes. Swan Valley is right next to the airport and there are a lot of planes flying. And the campsite we stayed at was on the main road and right behind a 24 hour petrol station. Traffic all day and night.

Dad was excited because he got to play some golf. It was pretty expensive - $90 with a cart. Dad said it was fantastic and he played well and nearly got a hole in one! There were no witnesses though so me and Mum think he is lying.

The Vines Golf Course

The Vines Golf Course


Nearly a hole in one? What a joke!

Nearly a hole in one? What a joke!

Of course golf day usually means laundry day and Mum managed to do 2 loads of laundry, washed, dried and even put away in 2 hours! It was a really hot day. So hot that I had to have a swim in the river. It was nice and refreshing.

Me swimming in the river

Me swimming in the river

There was also a dog exercise area at Whiteman Park but when we went there on Monday it was closed because the fences were being fixed. Of course it was open on the weekend but Mum and Dad were too busy drinking to worry about me needing exercise although in reality they need more exercise than me.

In the few days we were here Mum and Dad did get to a few wineries and one brewery:

Edgecombe Brothers $5 tastings
They left me outside tied to the towbar in the shade
Bought: sparkling, semillon and muscat

Feral Brewery
I got to sit outside with the oldies and got a lot of attention from everyone
6 beers for $16 and yummy chips $10

Perfectly named brewery for the oldies

Perfectly named brewery for the oldies

Jane Brook
I was left outside under a tree
Bought: chardonnay 2012

Laughin’ Barrel
Mum and Dad could do their tasting outside and I got to sit with them
$6 white wine tasting 3 whites with ciabatta bread, oil and dukkah
$8 red wine, 1 rose, 2 red with olives, cheese, crackers
Bought: chenin blanc

Laughin' Barrel winery

Laughin' Barrel winery

Windy Creek Estate
They left me outside tied to the towbar in the shade
Very cheap wine, 14 tastings.
Bought: chenin blanc, shiraz, chardonnay, rose

Lancaster wine
The wine tasting was outside and I was tied up near the oldies (it's so much fun to watch your parents do wine tasting)
Bought: rose and chenin blanc and Busselton cheese

Mum and Dad's other indulgences included eating ice-cream at the Margaret River Chocolate Company (they didn't go to the one in Margaret River even though they were there for 2 weeks), having a coffee (best coffee ever according to Mum!) at Yahava Koffeeworks (another Margaret River company) and eating burgers at Alfred's Kitchen. (best burgers ever!)

Alfred's Kitchen

Alfred's Kitchen

Posted by fegrech 19.03.2013 17:29 Archived in Australia Tagged australia dogs western

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