Beach Life

Trip Start Dec 20, 2004
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Trip End Jan 01, 2006


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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Hello,

Well we made it out of Perth, Just in time to as the locals appear to be setting fire to everywhere. 2 Days before we left the smoke in the city from nearby bush fires was bad enough that you couldn't see more than 1/4 mile, and the air was full of ash and smoke. Like sleeping downwind of a BBQ.

We finally trundled our way south on Highway 1 on Thursday the 19th, heading 300kms to Margaret River. Our first night in Lara, was great. No lie-ins though by 8 am the van's too hot to sleep in. So we were up and out by 9am on the road south, what to do....lets go to the beach!!! So an afternoon of kite flying and brisk dips in the sea, its getting cooler the further south you go, and with a sharp breeze you could be mistaking it all for Skegness/well not quite. Suzy got reminded on the way to the loo's that we're definately in Oz as someone asked her "scuze me, where's the dunny", hmm pardon- dunny?, oh yes toliet, now then my good fellow...

On the way to the next campsite, about 6pm, we saw our first Red Boomer, (thats Adult Kangeroo) hopping across the road in front of the van, about 100yards ahead of us, nearly, get ya next time!!

Today we went down to Hamlin bay, near where the Indian and Southern ocean's meet. Standing about knee high in the sea, you can just wait for the Manta/Sting Rays (big flappy looking fish things, sorry never did biology) to come in the shore in 1's and 2's, they expect some fish from you though, and if you don't have any they only come once or twice, but as there were about 8 of them, they appeared to working on a rota or memory system. They came right up to you and took the fish from your hand, brushing your legs as they did. Some were a good 3/4 feet across and at least 6 ft from nose to tail. (some shody photos will follow)

Well thats all folks for now, more news next time.

Take care all
Philski and Q xxx
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