Monday, May 23, 2011

Vacation Day 3 and 4

Day 3 was Easter Sunday, so we stayed around Nannup, and relaxed at the B&B, but we did go for a scenic drive.  My photos don't do it any justice, but the area around Nannup is really beautiful.  Lots of rolling hills and grazing cattle.  Everything was so green compared to Perth.

Day 4 was also a lot of driving, and it was the only day it rained.  We made our way south to Walpole, stopping at various places along the way.  Beedelup Falls, which, because it was the end of summer, was more like a trickle. 

There's supposed to be water rushing down.

In several of the national parks, look-out trees were established to watch for fires.  Planes do this job now, and several of the trees are available for the public to climb, so we went to one of them.  Dan and I used the excuse that it was raining to not climb too high, though we were backed by lots of signs saying not to climb in wet or windy conditions.  This particular tree was 70 meters tall, and there were a few people who were up on the top platform when we got there.  We both climbed a little way up; there's a net around the outside of the climbing pegs, but there isn't a net underneath.  And the pegs are spaced really wide apart.  Going up isn't bad, but backing down is awful.  Your eyes are trying to focus both on the narrow peg and the open space between--the ground however far down.  So your eyes go a bit funny. 

There was a platform about 40m up, and then
one at the top.

Having a go.

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