Margaret River 2011: Day 1

As I mentioned in my previous post, my family went to Margaret River for a week over the Christmas break. It was such a good short trip – so nice to chill out and relax (and not have to read journal articles! haha), and explore the sights with my family.

We’ve been to Margaret River a few times before, but the last time we went was over 10 years ago!! And how things have changed! New wineries have popped up, new foodie places and lots more fresh produce. It was great!

Day 1 was mostly spent preparing our luggage and travelling. We only left at around 3pm since Mum and Dad still had to work, so we arrived at our villa at around 7pm. We stopped off at a petrol station near Bunbury for a snack  – I had made an assortment of sushi and potato salad for the road (forgot to take a photo…oops!). I desperately needed to stretch and walk around…seriously, my butt was numb from sitting in the car for so long! We stayed in Prevelly which is just a short 5min drive to the Margaret River town centre, and our villa was literally a 5min walk to the beach! It was awesome! We went to the beach so often to swim and fish over the next week.

 (Clockwise from top-left): Master bedroom, Kitchen, 2-bed room, Dining/living.

This is our villa. We were really lucky to find a place on such short notice (we literally booked it 2 weeks before we left). Initially they had no vacancies but someone ended up cancelling so we managed to get the villa instead. It was great – 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, the all-important kitchen, big dining and living area, and an alfresco/backyard with an outdoor BBQ. It was a really cozy and spacious place to stay.I especially love the woodfire! It was surprisingly cold that night so we lit it up. Don’t you just love the sound of the crackling firewood?

Since we only ate the sushi at about 5ish, most of us weren’t hungry so we just ate some snacks and fruit. My brother JC, however, decided to grill some sausages that we brought. Yes, we brought sausages…and many other supplies, like eggs, vegetables, meat for the BBQ. This is mainly because we love to cook ourselves, and because nearly everything is closed on Christmas which means we had to come with SOME food, other than snacks! haha.

Does anyone else’s family do this too? Pack a whole lot of food to cook when on road trips/short holidays.

To finish off the post, here’s a shot of the sunset for you! It’s so nice and golden! This was taken from the backyard of the villa.

Stay tuned for Day 2, where we go to Pemberton and climb the Gloucester Tree!

Thanks for reading! ^^ Have a great weekend, everyone!


4 thoughts on “Margaret River 2011: Day 1

  1. Hi Nami! Yes, the sunset there really was beautiful! I'm glad you like the photo! We say it looks like 'haam daan won' in Cantonese, which translates to 'salted egg yolk'. haha. I'm so glad I managed to capture the image – I was running around getting my camera ready before the sun set any lower!


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