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Bouchard’s is one of our favourite spots particularly for breakfast.  Acknowledged as one of Perth’s best restaurants, it provides breakfasts, lunch and dinner.  As a breakfast place, after a long walk from our home through Kings Park, there is always water readily available and a cuddle so you can’t better.  The food and coffee, in particular their Spanish Omlette (so I am told) is also excellent.  I also get the benefit of the guests coming and going from the hotel so there are plenty of pats.  Even the postman knows me we are there so often.

While we occasionally come for lunch and dinner, I only go when I know when it isn’t going to be busy which means I haven’t been going lately as it is a very popular spot.  Located at the city end of Mount Street just over the bridge from the city.  Lovely views and the occasional dog to catch up with.  Bruno, the building owners dog and I get a bit territorial from time to time but I have the upper hand as the older dog.

Bouchards

You can see why I have the advantage over Bruno when I control the stairs

This is one of the more idyllic spots in Australia.  This cafe has a deck looking North West so it great sunsets.  A good walk in the shallows with a bit of fishing on the way.  The first time I came, there was a tap with hose on the lawn above the beach which was great so I could get a wash down.  I would be good that where there are showers that the council also provides a short hose to wash us down.

Mocean - Streaky Bay

The last time I was there we had to use a hose at the yacht club about 200 meters further down the street.  The owners of the restaurant let me come up on the deck so I can sit at the table which we all like.  So many people come and give me pats that it is obvious that people enjoy having me up there.  The food is fresh predominantly local produce.  The wine list has expanded over the few times we have been there.  They bring me water and with the fact that they like me there this is a 4 paw vote.  Well worth the detour from any east west road trip.  We believe that the hotel also does a good meal though as I am unable to join them we haven’t eaten there.

http://www.moceancafe.com.au/

Ricky’s Noosa

It is really difficult to take a dog to any restaurant in Noosa.  Ricky’s has the benefit of the adjacent park but I still had to park myself 5 meters away from “any eating area”.  I was lucky that I had lots of people wanting to keep me company so while I could see mum and dad I wasnt alone for long at all.  Enjoyable lunch, beautiful climate and excellent location.

http://www.rickys.com.au/

On driving back from the eastern states we decided after some advice in Norseman, to drive directly to Haydn, rather than going north the Coolgardie – Southern Cross way.  It is a surprisingly good 300 k of dirt road and it saves over 100k and a couple of hours driving time.  We stopped for morning tea and to have a look around at McDermit Rock which is about half way along that road.  1 paw vote as there were plenty of things to chase around the rock – far too quick for me.

McDermit Rock

Just for a bit of cultural stuff.  Located on the foreshore where Western and Eastern Drive join.  Dad’s friend Mark Stoner is the artist responsible for this park and also the one out the front of the football oval Kardinia Park.  The skate boarding was fun to watch and it seems to be a good community living space.

Just checking out the cultural side of Geelong

Shown how to get there by Bruce from the Bremmer Bay Beaches Resort and Caravan Park.  In between the abalone farming sheds to a little car park.  Dirt road – don’t get tempted to drive onto the beach as the sand was soft and Bruce told us of tales of people who had lost their cars along there.  Great spot for a run though.

One of the Bremmer Bay back beaches

A coffee cart on the foreshore at Tayler Jetty in Esperance serving a really good coffee, smoothies and some light food.  Great spot as you can just enjoy the lawns between the car park and the dog beach.

Coffee Cat - Esperance