Quick Stop at Jarrahdale POW Camp

    Today was my day off, so I wanted to revisit the old homesite where I went last week to do a bit more detecting around there and check out another potential site for detecting , my first stop was and the mid to late 1800s site I swung the detector around for a couple of hours not getting much at all got some more building material a rather large U clamp or something which I brought home to clean up cause it was just so big never seen one like that before,  a couple more bottle tops and what looks to be a rusted key but it could just be building material again plus a couple what could be modern drawer handles on the surface made of glass but accidently broke one, I will post the finds another day haven't photographed them yet, there was also like a keyring when I first pulled it out it looked like and old ring then I cleaned it up a little and realized it wasn't.   (photo will be inserted here)    I left the site to check out another one I found on Google Earth but it looks

Sunset at Woodman Point

    After a days detecting out in the bush I wanted to get home for the Sunset at Woodman Point don't think I have ever been there for the Sunset yet. I haven't taken the camera out for a while it is usually with me went I go out exploring or detecting but I don't always get it out, we headed out for the sunset to a location at Woodman point where I don't recall going for the sunset before, I have been fishing from there when I was younger but hadn't taken the time to explore, I was on google earth the other day looking for a location to go detecting, and noticed a rocky sand bank on the other side going out to sea on the other side of woodman point must of been a reasonably low tide cause the pictures I had seen of this bank there was a lot more water on the banks of it then there was today,     We parked up and went for a walk lots of Kitesurfers around here which made for some interesting shots.    Here are a few from this trip A Tern with fresh catch just pulled

Out in the bush Detecting

    I have always wanted to get a Metal Detector and a few weeks ago I purchased a cheap one to get me started, so the thought was give it a go if I like it will get a better one in the future. The first day out with the detector was at the beach never found anything. a week or so later I recieved a drone from my wife for my birthday again it was a cheap one if I liked we will get a better one later. so I took it out to a local oval for some flying practice and went for a detect after, only found a few tent pegs and bottle tops and a couple ring pulls.    I have been doing some research and recieved my Miners rights, I  went for a drive out the bush where I believed there used to be and old mid to late 1800's homesite, I have been to the site years and years ago with the camera hoping to get some good bird shots and find some ruins, my first challenge today was finding the right track to get there after driving for nearly and hour trying to find it I finally found the track I am gl

Blog update - getting out and about again

 Hi all I have neglected this blog for some time now and have decided to try get it updated and running again I have done quite a few Trips and been on few adventures with the family or myself  lately and have quite a few planned for the future, I have been spending a bit of time on Google Maps planing places to go and see and to photograph,  some of my recent trips I have will be added in the future with the publish date close to the date of trip itself, so it may get a bit confusing but hopefully they will be eventually be published in order of the dates the trips were completed automatically I will slowly go back through my photos and add the trips as I find them. 

South Dandalup, North Dandalup and Serpentine Dams Daytrip

 Tooday my wife and I decided to go for a drive down South visiting North and South Dandalup Dams and a drive through Serpentine Dam, we left home arou 10:30 am heading down the Freeway to Lakes road or first stop was at the Service Station to pick up some Food and Drinks, we then made our way to South Dandalup Dam where we stopped and had lunch,  then I went for a quick look around. After a short stop I hopped back in the car and then we made our way to North Dandalup Dam, this is one of my favourite Dams to visit it has a nice picnic area close to the water with toilets and Barbecues plus there is usually a lot of birds flying around, unfortunately there wern't many today, so I had a bit of a wander around the picnic area thene we went for a drive over the dam. We then Made our way towards Serpentine Dam stopping at the lookout on Kingsbury Drive, we didn't stop at Serpentine Dam as it was quite busy and we had to get home to pick up the daughter from work. Below is the view

Roley pool. Mt Dale lookout and Forrestdale lake Nature reserve

 Earlier on during the week I had planned a drive visiting Roley Pool,  Mt Dale Lookout and a few other stops for my day off unfortunately the weather was not great and it rain most of the trip my First stop was at Roley Pool the walk trail was an easy one around 2.5kms a real nice walk lots of Granite Boulders , picnic area Boardwalks  and plenty of water flowing  Was supposed to go to Thompsons Roley pool, Boulder rock and Christmas tree Well but it rained most of the trip and I probably spent a little too much time at Roley Pool. The next stop was at the Mt Dale lookout the road ther was wet, muddy and plenty of pot holes on the way so it was a slow drive after arriving I took some Photos from the lookout and went for a short walk around the trail. There is an animal hide that I wanted to check out, but it started to rain again so I headed back to the car for the trip home.     On the way home I made a quick detour to have a look at Forrestdale Lake Nature Reserve wher I had grown u