Since we last used a computer

11 01 2010

I believe it’s been a while since we last posted something.  We left Exmouth on Boxing Day and drove all day long, almost to Perth but stopped short and slept in a rest stop on the highway. The next day we finished the journey and headed south of Perth to the Margaret River region for the week before New Years. We spent one night in Bunbury, where we did some laundry and maintainance before heading to Yallingup. We stayed in Yallingup for 4 nights and did some beaching, Jeff did some surfing, I went on a wine tour in the Margaret River region. We also went to see the Nigilgi cave and Canal rocks which were pretty cool. Our campsite was shitty and expensive but it is the busiest week of the year. We sayed for New Years Eve but did not even stay up until midnight, after a chinese food dinner (Jeff loved the BYO alcohol, you can bring in your own beer. The next day was none other than my 25th Birthday and I wanted to climb a tree. So we drove to Pemberton and climbed the 61 meter Gloucester Tree which was scary and fun. We spent the night in Beedelup National Park which was really nice and forested a nice. We had our first campfire and had a little birthday celebration.

2010 – We continue our journey to Walpole where we drove through the Valley of the Giants which has some massive tall trees and did some walking, saw the “art” display at Swarbrick walk path, spent the night in West Cape Howe N.P where it was very windy, dusty and cold. The following day we drove to Esperance, which to our surprise was quite a lovely place. We booked into a caravan park, grabber some bait and headed to the Jetty for some fishing. Jeff caught a HUGE stingray and reeled it in, with the entire town onloooking, for almost an hour then cut the line. I caught a barracuda which died when i threw it back and at the end of the night we caught a squid, meaning, calamari for dinner. We asked some people on the jetty how to clean a squid and we met Merle and Norm Hanks, who offered us a place to stay for the next night. So we did, the next day we stayed with them and had a nice home cooked dinner (or “tea”) and a clean bed to sleep in.

Cape le Grande N.P – After we left the Hank’s we spent 2 nights in Lucky Bay at the NP near Esperance. The first day we went for a 1.5 km hike up Frenchman’s Peak which is a granite mountain type thing and a couple of other hikes. The Day after we had 47 degree weather, so it was in and out of the water and shade ALL DAY. Never been so hot in our lives.

The Nullarbor – After leaving Esperance we had a long and boring 3 day drive to Adelaide. 1900 of nothingness. We stayed in a rest stop one night, in Ceduna another night and in Port Lincoln.It was pretty much 45 degrees the entire time, day and night until we finally made it to Adelaide on Jan 10th and checked into a motel.

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12 01 2010
Meghan

Go see a Footy game! And cheer for Geelong. So make sure that Geelong is playing so you don’t look like idiots!
I have friends and family in Mount Gambier. I will give you their contact information if you want to go there. Dane, my friend would love to take you guys out, is email is sayg_day@hotmail.com. I don’t quite remember where he is living right now but it might be Adelaide. He has come to Canada a few times so Eva you might have met him.
Let me know if you guys hook up!

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