Cam and De do Australia
Pemberton/ Fitzgerald River National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia
Well we have made it to Perth and have taken our time getting here. I have been a little slack with finishing the blog to this point so thought it was time to update.Our next stop on the road was actually a mis-calculation of time, we had turned up to Bremer Bay and all caravan sites were closed for the night, not one to be found anywhere. So we had to find a quite little day stop along the beach and just hope no one came along to give us a nice little fine. Thanks goodness we made it through the night with no problems. Whilst staying in Fitzgerald River National Park we went for a stroll along Point Ann beach one afternoon and discovered we had some friends in the water following us along for the walk. We were surprised to have seen about 15-20 wales and their calves just off the shore. It was incredible how many and how close they were, they just followed us along and came up to say hello from time to time. Amazing! We also discovered wild life we had never seen before, beautiful sturdy flora growing right out of the sand, very different to other Australian flora I had seen before. We stayed at a secluded retreat here called Quualip retreat and were the only two people there. There were some nice walks and lots of wildlife but there was literally nothing and no one around so we decided to move on. We Did the tree top walk in Denmark at the Vally of the giants, the 600metre walk amongst more than 400 year old Tingle trees was so refreshing! Those trees were just amazing! There was one big tree we will never forget and that was Gloucester tree. This tree was chosen as a fire lookout back in 1947 and you can still climb it today. So of course we did. Climbing this 61 metre tree was definitely a memorable experience, and one I'm happy not to re-live! It really didn't look like that big of a climb until we starting heading up. About a third of the way up and i was starting to shake already! You literally climb the tree on re-bar that is just stuck into the tree trunk. The thing that made my heart sink was that every step you took the bar would give a bit, and felt as though it was going to keep bending! In the end it was a great experience but once it was done it was done!! Never to be done again!