Straight up the coast today for the boys with nice little towns in-between and not much to report other than Andre’s internet connection came to an end and had to be renewed at Telstra and that the boys decided to start preparing Lipstick for hand over to Australian customs.
The boys stopped over in Mandurah at a very nice motel close to many restaurants and with a bit of time on their hands they offloaded everything from Lipstick and took it to a carwash place in order to make it a bit more “dust-free” and cleaner overalland then stay overnight in Mandurah before driving up the coast to close by Perth.
Mandurah a coastal city in the Australian state of Western Australia, situated approximately 72 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth. It is the state’s second-largest city, with a population just ahead of that of Bunbury.
Mandurah’s central business district is located on the Mandurah Estuary, which is an outlet for the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. The city’s name is derived from a Noongar word meaning “meeting place” or “trading place”.
A townsite for Mandurah was laid out in 1831, two years after the establishment of the Swan River Colony, but attracted few residents. Until the post-war boom of the 1950s and 1960s it was little more than a small fishing village. In subsequent years, Mandurah’s reputation for boating and fishing attracted many retirees, especially to the canal developments in the city’s south.
Next morning the boys took another leisurely drive up north towards Perth and on
arrival in Perth Team Lipstick found a nice motel in Kingspark which would be there final place of stay in Australia.
Arriving just after Lunchtime in Perth the boys decided to visit Australia’s biggest 4 x 4 exhibition which was on this weekend
A lot of 4×4 items,cars, trailers and caravans could be seen here and it is quite clear to Andre and Willy that Australia must have more 4×4 enthusiasts than any other country in the world
It was a very hot Day in Perth with temperatures reaching 40 degrees C, so the boys proceeded to cool body and soul and with-it being Friday they send another T58 picture to friends back home.