Another country, another tour
Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
29Trip End Nov 01, 2011
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Coodlie Park Farm Retreat Port Kenny
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Up pretty early for breakfast, doesn't matter so much when you've gone to bed at 10pm the night before and you're woken up by the sun rising though. And what a breakfast! Cereal. I miss cereal. When you move every couple of nights, it's just too much hassle to sort cereal and milk so whenever I get the chance, mmmm.
The old bus didn't feel like waking up (in all fairness it had done around 850k km with the one engine!) so we had to push it around a bit first...took just long enough to get a bead of sweat on Simmo's brow then it fired up. We had a break in a small town called Port Augusta, I jumped at the chance to buy myself a hoody! What can I say, I've gone soft in this Aussie climate. From there we set off towards Coodlie Farm, the home of the owners and base of the tour company, Nullarbor Traveller (yes I did enjoy it, yes I am selling it to you all!)
There was another tour group doing the reverse trip stopping at the farm, so we had a big crowd for dinner which was great, then off on a 4wd safari of the farm to spot some wildlife. Seeing the other car chasing off across the scrub chasing kangaroo's, just hilarious, it looked like some oversized childish predator bouncing around looking for it's toys! Even got to see a wombat which was great, even if the poor thing was legging it across in front of our car.
Another early morning, pancakes for breakfast though so well worth getting up! Of course that wasn't the only reason...we set off for Sceale Bay for a surfing lesson :-D I actually got standing up which was fantastic and, even though the waves weren't even a metre, felt so awesome when you caught one! I don't like to hold back so I did wipe out my fair share...sliding face first off the front of the board happened more than once!
After lunch we set off again to go swimming with the fishies (actually mammals to be honest...sea lions and dolphins :-D). After getting kitted out in some seriously sexy wetsuits we caught the boat out into the bay, within a few minutes we'd found some playful dolphins which was amazing! We all dived in and just watched these huge dolphins come flying past us a few times. Started diving down among them when they swam past us, one actually watched me then copied my movements one time, sounds so small but it felt so special. You could feel that they were watching you and trying to work you out every time though!
Hot shower when we got back, what a luxury! Then played Caz's card game after dinner, I don't know what it was called and don't want to...I was terrible at it! Good banter though, thanks Clara! Sat outside with Ueli and a couple of girls from the other tour by the fire, Mel thankyou for the introduction to 'Newark speak', I've forgotten it already..."Your obnoxious comments are far too sarcastic to be appreciated", I hope you somehow read that, I'm very proud of myself.