Weekend Trip to Jurien Bay.
Dates: Fri 25 Aug 2017 – Mon 28 Aug 2017
The annual weekend trip is upon us and an exciting adventure awaits us.
This trip sees us travelling north this time to the beautiful seaside village of Jurien Bay (approx 270km – 3 hrs) along the spectacular Indian Ocean Drive. The weekend is set for Friday, August 25th to morning of Monday 28th.
Accommodation is chalet style at the Jurien Bay Tourist Park. It’s situated just opposite the bay and very close to the town centre and the Bakery. It’s clean, modern and all linen is supplied but feel free to bring your own cumfy blankee.
Address: 1 Roberts Street, Jurien Bay.
Book-in time 14:00hrs.
Cost: $170 per person – This includes accommodation and food.
I have made enquiry as to other interesting events to do. One is a sunset cruise to the islands in the bay. For $70 each we can spend 2 hours, starting at 5pm, out in the turquoise water to see the sea lion colonies whilst enjoying nibblies and a drink while the sun sets. I think this would be an excellent way to initiate the weekend. The boat can hold 12 patrons and they will give us a discount if we book the boat outright. The Bakery will be closed at this time so it’ll be a better way to spend your time. Think about it – I shall make a tally a week or so before the weekend.
The second event/activity is to do a skydive – only 14000 ft!!!! I am certainly going to do it and some time set aside on the Saturday morning. Whilst everyone is scoffing their pasties and vanilla slices, I’ll be busy pooing my pants. Hopefully I won’t be the only one. The landing site is adjacent to the beach, so the team can cheer on, sipping their latte’s and cappuccino’s. The walk along the foreshore to the marina is worthwhile. Alternatively, the team could take a 30km trip to see the Pinnacles.
Saturday afternoon we head to Mt Lesueur National Park and conquer (you guessed it) Mt Lesueur, which is transformed towards dusk. It is spectacular at this time of the day. It is an easy walk, probably about 50m or so, at the Mt top, is steep. The botany is amazing.
Saturday night can be a games night.
Sunday, we get the chance to be real CAVE MEN – yeah! We can have a leisurely breakfast, before travelling north to Grigson’s Lookout (maybe after visiting the Bakery first).
From the lookout, we continue north and turn inland towards the Stockyard Gully Caves. We can use our street cars to the start of the 4WD track and park. It is about 4-5 km walk to the caves (easy). We will have plenty of time to explore – get friendly with the cows, check out the plants/flowers, polish off whatever’s left from the Bakery. I anticipate we’ll spend a lot of time in the caves. Lunch at the caves. We need to bring water.
On the way back to Jurien, we can call in to Sandy Point and make it back in time in Jurien for dinner.
You may have noticed I mentioned the Bakery a few times!!!
So, in summary:-
Accommodation at the Jurien Bay Tourist Park.
There will be 3 queen size beds and these will be reserved for the couples and single beds for everyone else. It’s first in, best dressed.
$170 for each individual to be paid in full by the end of business, 16th August 2017 – this is the cut off point for final numbers.
Money is to be paid directly into the WA Wanderers bank account.
Please quote your name as reference.
A week prior to the weekend, I shall put out more information about what to bring and seek the interest for the cruise and skydive options.
So come along. The only essential is a smile……..