Ah, Leeman is your quintessential sleepy seaside village. This is where I parked, that's my car in the middle:

I was quite surprised, even though this must be still in the height of the holiday season, there was hardly anyone around.

There was a lovely cool breeze off the ocean, shady parking, change rooms with shower, and I even found a nice shaded spot on the beach. Heaven!

Leeman is big enough to have all the facilities, such as general store, fuel, hotel, telecentre, library ...oh yeah, even a tiny hardware store.

Driving around the town, I noticed quite a lot of for-sale signs. I imagine that's due to the nature of the place (seasonal holiday destination).

There was a housing boom in Perth in 2008, that went flat in 2009. Country prices followed, now they are too high I think, that's why so many for-sale signs:


Fool that I was, I made it a day-trip only. I got back to Perenjori before the Post Office closed, and the post-mistress told me that the temperature hit 47 degrees C. It sure felt like it. I watched the weather on TV and they gave Dalwallinu as 45 degrees. Tomorrow is a "cool change", only 38.

Next time I go to Leeman, I'm going to stay overnight. Look at this nice caravan park:


I could have pitched my tent there for just 10 dollars:


Posted on 5 Jan 2010, 20:54


Posted on 6 Jan 2010, 8:43 by ozsouth
Looks very inviting. Nice to know a Getz handles heat well. Wow - that mining boom has sure bumped up prices - higher than some cheaper Melbourne suburbs.

Posted on 6 Jan 2010, 13:32 by daftdog
Port Gregory
Another nice spot is Port Gregory, northwest of Northampton (though it's a bit further than Leeman). There's a reef about half a km offshore and the area between the beach and the reef is great for snorkeling, swimming, etc. Lots of coral, fish and reef sharks. Another one of those sleepy little fishing towns that are some of WA's best kept secrets.

Posted on 6 Jan 2010, 14:59 by armel
Vacation Trips
Hello Barry.
The Picture looks really great.
Reading your text gave me the Idea to visit Australia for One or Two Weeks for Hollidays and Vacations but then i have asked me who should i visit there as i dont know anybody there. Need to find a Hotel and learn the simplest things like where is the next Post and so on..
My Question to you is why you dont sell beside Puppy CDs also Vacations trip to Australia for Geeks ?
This will be one more easy possibility for earning money and learning more the Puppy Linux Users.
Think about this !
I would book such a Trip if you would provide one ! Call it as a exapmple Puppy Linux Vacations :-)

Posted on 10 Jan 2010, 8:17 by billy3va
Nice place
Looks like a nice place. A lot like here in July. Right now its 1 degree C and suppose to get to -6. We have several state parks here in the area (Virginia Beach, VA) next to the ocean. I suggested to my parents about getting another place in Aus. That way they could stay out of the cold they are always complaining about.But people want to sell their property at what they think its worth, the truth is its not worth that anymore. Any way happy camping and enjoy the view.

Posted on 28 Feb 2010, 17:46 by SnoringHamster
Maybe the real estate prices went down in some areas Down Under, too. If your parents can get a comparable house there at a comparable price, they did not suffer any loss, no matter what the price is.