Graham's Pemberton Adventure
Trip Start Aug 16, 2004
133Trip End Aug 13, 2005
The weather was probably just like back home - cold and wet. Even scraped frost off the car a couple of times. Pemberton is a very small place, 1 street, with not much on it apart from a pub. The hostel was made of wood which meant that it didn't keep any heat in. Compared to Perth, the hostel was a lot smaller, 40 people max, but mostly less than 10 people apart from at the weekends.
There were 4 other people working with me, 1 Japanese, 2 Germans and 1 Scottish. A nice mix. We were also joined by a Canadian couple most nights. They had slightly nicer jobs in a vineyard!
The locals are very friendly, if not a bit strange! Got invited to loads of BBQs and extra drinking sessions, which I thought would be rude not to attend. Consequently, on coming back to Perth I am only $30 better off than when we arrived in Oz a month ago. Still, every bit helps!