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On the South Coast

December 27, 2011 — BarryK
I am currently camped on the South coast of Western Australia. The little coastal village must be one of the few remaining undeveloped holiday destinations left on the Australian coastline. The village is composed mostly of beach shacks, no electricity, no water, no telephone, no wireless phone or Internet.

The caravan park is run by the local Shire, only charges a nominal fee. They have a small shop, with solar and wind power, and rainwater tanks.

Near the village is a massive limestone bluff, at the top of which there is a Telstra wireless signal -- I get three bars on my phone, a good signal.

I have a 110ah deep cycle battery in my car, running the laptop off it. It is 7.25am, drove up to the top of the bluff. There's another guy parked beside me doing the same thing. Ha ha, we need our Internet fix!

Internet is incredibly slow though. I might try it late tonight.


Sounds Idylic
Username: Tony
"Sounds my kind of camp site. A couple of years ago we had snow on Xmas day and I took a home made bivi bag, pan, vegan stirfry, and some books up into my woodland. Made a fire, balanced a pan on two shovels and a pile of rocks, cooked a meal. Popped into my bivibag and watched the birds, the sky, read some scifi and NO COMPUTER OR PHONE. It was lovely. Enjoy your hols.

National Park
Username: BarryK
"Correction, the caravan park does have a public phone booth, plus a phone in the manager's office. My location is in the heart of the D'Entrecasteaux National Park:

Time off
Username: Dewbie
"Hello Barry: Glad you're enjoying it! Hope you had a nice Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Time for holidays!
Username: Raffy
"Yeah, it's time for holidays! I like that park's natural character. As to us, wish you were [url=]here at Boracay!

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