On June 1, 1829, Western Australia's coast was first sighted from the merchant ship Barque Parmelia. This led to the establishment of the Swan River Colony, the first permanent British colony in Western Australia. Western Australia Day (formerly Foundation Day) is officially celebrated on June 1, but the public holiday is observed on the first Monday in June.
You can learn more about Western Australia Day here - Western Australia Day
We love getting away to go camping, but sadly this long weekend it wasn't to be.
So for something different today I thought I would follow the lead of my blogging friend - Redz Australia with some camp site reminiscing with my own - Aussie Loos with Views (Please click on the link to read about Redz book, Aussie Loos with Views, and Redz adventures and Australian travels). Thanks Red for the inspiration. I am tracking down loos for you Red. I am sure people wonder what the heck I am doing.
We've experienced a few loos in our time travelling around Australia. Lets face it, you always need a loo. But if you are out bush camping or bush walking, there will probably not be public loo, so you might have to dig a hole, so make sure you bring your own toilet paper and a shovel. But the bonus is you can choose your own view like those in the pics below.
That's our shower tent on the bottom RHcorner. We have used it as a toilet tent too when the overnight bush camping spot has been a bit too populated.
The loo below at the Hamersley Gorge carpark in Karijini National Park in Western Australia's Pilbara certainly had a great view.
Whereas the one at the Weano Gorge day area, also in Karijini, was more of your no-nonsense - forget the view - type of loo. Another thing to note when travelling and camping in some of Australia's more remote locations, is that loos often are the "long-drop" type. Yep, a toilet seat on a pedestal, but with just a hole going into the ground underneath. Not always the best on a hot day.... Make sure you close the lid after thanks! Eco toilets are a bit better on the smell side.
This loo at the Kennedy Ranges camp ground also in Western Australia's Pilbara had a "window" above the door. What do you think of this sunrise view?
For the next loo we are heading across Australia via the Nullarbor for this one at the Baxter 24 overnight stop. Ok, I don't condone graffiti, but I actually liked what the artist had done on the side of the loo. On the way back 6 weeks later it had been painted over.
You can read more about our trip across the Nullarbor and our bush camping spots by clicking here - Crossing Australia - Eyre Highway and Nullarbor
As you can see from the road scene there are not many trees to squat behind on the Nullarbor.
In South Australia we travelled north of Coober Pedy to Arckaringa Station. I blogged about it here - Arckaringa & the Painted Desert.
The amenities in this corrugated iron shed at Arckaringa might have been considered basic - but they were clean and the water was hot for a shower. Bliss.
At Brachina Gorge in the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia the loos were very new, and you might even have emus wander by your camp.
This loo at Sceale Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia was unexpected. You have a view while you sit! No the people outside can't see in. I had to go back to the car to get my camera when I discovered the view.
Can you tell which is the Men's and which is the Women's at this public look at Elliston also on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia? Sorry no this is not the view from the loo, but it is not far away. There is some spectacular coastline along this part of the south coast, especially on a wild and windy day.
And how about this view of the paddle wheel from inside the women's loo on the Captain Proud paddle boat on the Murray River in South Australia. Neat ay? You will have to book a cruise to get this view, so here is a link - Captain Proud cruises
Back in Western Australia views from the loos on the long distance walking track, the Bibbulmun Track from Perth to Albany, are always guaranteed.
And it would be difficult to get much better than this view at Munjina Gorge on the Great Northern Highway, Western Australia. Though I must tell you this was a "dig it yourself" type loo :)
So how about you? Do you stuggle with digging a hole in the bush to do your business? I must say sometimes in the Aussie outback the ground can be a bit hard for digging sometimes. If you have never had the experience you might find this video from Backpacking TV instructional!!! How to Poop in the woods
|Guards' long drop, Aigues Morte, France|
What do you think?
Yep, down the wall outside the castle. ugh.
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And one more loo, from my walk this morning, our very own local loo with a view.