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Honestly I Thought I’ld Been Shot

Somehow I managed to spend the entire day at Torndirrup National Park. My body tells me I’ve been up a lot of steps & inclines that it’s not used to.

My first stop for the day was the Wind Farm, I decided it must have been a cold night & the turbines didn’t really want to wake up. Number one did have a little go at going while I was walking the track, quite amazing to stand under one & look up at it moving.


I looked at Cable Beach decided it was nothing like Broome I didn’t need to go down to it (stairs, totally over stairs & the day had just started).


Standing along on the platform at The Gap & there was a bang, I waited for the platform to break, nah it was just a wave hitting the rock. Let’s put it this way I didn’t stay there long after that, I did hear it so if again as I was half way to the Natural Bridge.


Right I told myself ild take the 70 odd steps to the blowholes they’ve got to be like the ones at Quobba hey? I don’t know about you but hanging off the side of a cliff was not appealing to me, especially when I had the whole place to myself. I did creep down a bit, could hear them decided that was enough & crept back up the rock. Turns out I was at the right place they just weren’t really blowing. ***would not recommend taking kids here***


By now it’s getting close to lunch & I’ve already googled there’s a cafe at the Whaling Station. I kinda regret my choice to eat before doing the whaling station, first place a go is a photography exhibit on the stations hey day, yup you guessed it, queasy. Actually the whole place as interesting as it was made me feel queasy & bad, I’m sure the oil is still there in the floorboards. I also dragged myself round the garden & wildlife park.


Then I meandered back towards town picking up the places I missed.

Frenchman’s Bay


Goode Beach


Misery Beach, I’m assuming it’s something to do with the Anzacs or whaling but it was a beautiful beach, I was tempted to strip off & jump in. Lucky I didn’t as a Parks & Wildlife guy came along as I was on my way back to the carpark.


Salmon Holes


Stony Hill


Jimmy Newells


Sharp Point


And back to the park via Dog Rock (I needed supplies & that was a close Woolies)


Posted by ChristieA 10:03 Archived in Australia Tagged road_trip western_australia

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