Augusta

Trip Start Oct 04, 2004
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Trip End Oct 02, 2005


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Friday, June 3, 2005

It was up at the crack of dawn today to set off to see Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, and also the point where the Southern and Indian Ocean meet. It was very windy but it didn't stop Tom on his hyperactive journey to reach the sea and dip his toe in the southern ocean. We drove up to Hamlim Bay with the hope of seeing some manta ray's off the shore but it didn't happen. It was just too choppy, wet and windy.

As time was upon us we decided to press on to Pemberton where the famed Gloucster tree was based. The thing is a fire lookout and stands around 60metres high. Poles are jammed into the trunk of this tree and you can climb up to the very top. Me, Sarah and Carol decided not to go for it (due to the wet weather, and the fact that i still havea fractured heel), but Tom, still on the E numbers went for it. Next thing we know he shouts "can you see me". It was 6pm, dark, wet, no rangers on hand to help out, and no we couldn't see him. He then decided to throw his pants from the top of the tree. Lets hope they were clean.

We moved on to Walpole and planned to stay here for the night. We called off into a bar for a quick drink, a lovely little redneck place, where we then asked the barman where we could stay for the night. He recommended across the road near the tourist info centre, so we thought that we'd camp there. As we left the bar a guy came out of there and asked if Carol was free as he put it "me mate fancies ya". We were sure the fellow had 3 teeth and couldn't write his name so we decided not to camp across the road and pressed on further. We found a lovely little side road heading to a national park where we thought that we'd stay. Tom thought he'd scare the ladies by putting on a bit of a spooky part of a song, and in the end scared himself, like a big girl. We finally decided on stopping outside where the valley of the giants is based, and fortunately there were 2 other cars camping there. Tom could rest easy (the big girl he is).
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