We spent the morning snorkelling – again! I so love it, its hard to do but so worth the struggle.
Saw lots and lots of fish, some that were just cruising alone, others in shoals, large and small shoals and large and small fish!
Tiny orange ones darting here and there.
Large stripy ones that camouflage into the rocks and weeds.
A beautiful angel fish.
An orange starfish! that so looked like a baby bath toy!
Puffa fish – unpuffed though!
Sadly my camera is not waterproof, so no photos. We spent an hour in the water, cruising over weed toward sandy open areas, all the fish would disappear to start with but if you just float and watch they all start reappearing. After an hour, shivering, we got out of the water, ate a TimTam (penguin for all you poms) and went straight back in for a further hour. Sandwiches for lunch, cold showers outside the toilet area, then back in the ute to go to the Valley of the Giants in Denmark.
This is a tree top walk, on bridges, some move a little, others move a lot, especially if you walk with a good swing in your hips! and you are suspended 40m up in the air. So here are some pictures of trees, there were lots of trees here.
The trees are so old and so big.
We wandered all along the bridges then did the forest floor walk where you wander along a boardwalk and can see the fauna etc and get the full extent of the size of the trees!
Some are big enough to walk inside, these have often been hit by lightening causing them to burn inside, (or its an insect or a fungal problem, so the signs say).
After leaving the park we headed to our next accommodation, in Qunninup, a small village behind the back of beyond!
On wanting a loaf of bread the following morning Mike and Nell found the village shop had closed – permanently – in 1995! You could however buy ‘essentials’ at the tavern, open at 12 noon weekends, 2pm during the week. Internet was only available in the village for an hour on Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday. The most maintained part was the Lazer Quest – attached to the tavern!
The house was large and old fashioned, had a lovely wood burner, which we lit immediately, but the veranda overlooked Lake Quinninup and had the Kari Walk passing just in front of the house.
We ate out at the Pemberton Hotel (in Pemberton) Had Red Emperor fish for dinner and Fat Yak ale. Really good food, and a treat for Mike not to cook for us.