So after 20,000 odd kms and approx 5 months on the road, we have made it to the township of Cerventes.
Cerventes, as we all know, is not just 200kms north of Perth, but is more importantly home of the legendary Lobster Shack. It is a place where Lobsters simply walk up on the beach, looking to be taken to warmer pastures.
But, if the recent weather wasn't enough to make you cry (especially knowing that just back up the road it is still sunny and around 30 degrees), it is now! Due the recent terrible, and usually cold weather, (and the fact that it doesn't look like it will get any better for the next few weeks), the Lobster Shack was CLOSED. And with that so was our plans of bringing you all back some! (so who's crying now?)
Anyway, luckily the local country club was open and the Lobster Platter was still available. Although Cooper wasn't overly impressed (which is kind of good. Probably the first expensive thing that he doesn't like!) the platter was good and went some way towards making our stop worthwhile.
So with the weather not being the best it made it a bit hard to venture out and check out some of Cerventes other attractions. But as you do, when things get a bit cold and wet, you simply head towards the local desert. Luckily for us, in this part of Australia, it just happens to be down the road.
It wasn't really the desert, but a strange landscape within the Nambung National Park, known as the Pinnacles. The landscape looks like something between the desert, or the surface of Mars. It definitely has a weird feel to it, especially as just over the next hill is either standard bush, or the beach depending on which way you are facing. Definitely something worth checking out if you are in the area.
So, other than standard rounds of UNO and the re-colouring of Bec's hair, not much else to report other than when next we speak, it will be via the luxury of a house in Perth's western suburbs (that's equivalent to Sydney's eastern suburbs for all eastern state readers).
PS. Simple fact sure to impress. Did you know that lobster grading goes from A,B,C etc, but this is based on the size of the lobster with A being the smallest. So when trying to impress, order an A grade lobster, most won't know you are being cheap!