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Travel Blogs from Walpole
Esperance to Albany to the big trees near Walpole. Michael and I did a whistle stop tour of Albany and the Karri and Jarrah forests in the south west during our last trip to WA 5 years ago. It was a real pleasure to spend a little more time in this area. Michael barely remembers the big trees and we couldn't remember where we'd stayed last time until we passed through the lovely little town of Denmark and spotted a familiar street with ...
Stopped at Denmark for lunch on the way to Walpole and attracted much attention from the local ducks. Took in some beautiful coastline then detoured off the main road through the karri forest. These magnificant trees are about the 3rd tallest in the world and compete for sunlight. The trunks of some trees have been reported to be 25 meters.
... all of them in a restaurant, and these kids can't have had much experience of Thai or Indian curries out here!
Next, we left the highway to see the "Giant Tingle Trees" that grow in this area. "Tingle trees" are the largest girthed of all eucalypts - up to 20m in circumference, and living to about 400 years old. Many of the older trees have large burnt out hollows at their bases, as big as a room. but keep on growing. Further long the road ...
... out a few possible overnight spots along the way. Lots of No Camping signs - a fellow traveller suggests that the local caravan park owners take it in turns for a 3-year term on the (Denmark and Albany) councils.
Walpole is a nice little town on the highway, with a shady park (also with markets tomorrow) and info centre on one side, and the shops on the other. Another big "No Camping" sign (threatening $1000 ...
... to pack it up as it dried. Made a yummy anchovy, cheese and garlic damper plus a salami pasta. Delicious! Next morning had breakfast of left overs and packed up camp. Set off along the beach back to the road but stopped along the way for a final dip on the secluded beach. Drove to Esperance and found a car wash where we spent time removing the salt and sand from T3. Then pushed on to Ravensthorpe, thriving little ...
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