G'Day Mates! Said nobody ever...
...seriously, the amount of times I hear it is far and few between.
Well I just got back from Camping in, well, basically the outback, and dear lord I am still tired, but also relaxed.
I was really hesitant to agree to it at first, because I wasn't sure how it would be compared to Canadian camping... It was quite different. We ended up driving 1032kms up North, to a small station south of Coral Bay, WA. Here is a summary of what went down:
- We packed up and left Perth at about 6 in the morning.
- We drove for about 13 hours, and stopped numerous places for KFC, and other chicken products.
- We stopped unnecessarily long in a creepy town which looked like it had been hit by a tornado.
- We almost died here, several times.
- We arrived at our camp site (finally) at 1 in the morning, and set up our tents on top of a dune.
Day 2 (Kind of)
- Still at night, after setting up our campsite, we decided to go for a hike down to the beach and look at the stars:
- Dear lord, I've never seen so many in my life - it was bloody beautiful. We also saw two(+) shooting stars, with like, streams that lasted at least a second after they had gone by.
- We were walking back to the campsite, with only a few torches, when we heard a rustling in the bush next to us. I was the closest on the path towards it, and I literally leapt 2 meters across the path, behind the other guys to get away from it... It was a kangaroo.
Days 3-5 (They were all basically the same)
- We went snorkelling in the Coral reefs, I saw lots of pretty fish, and sea urchins, and plenty of other things that could kill me
- I got caught in a rip tide, that was fun. Insert sarcasm here.
- We laid on the beach and all got sunburnt
- I spent quite a bit of time reading lord of the rings
- On Day 4 we went into the township of Coral bay, and got doughnuts, and went snorkelling
Day 6 / 7
We started going home on Day 6 early in the morning, and drove 8 hours to Geraldton where we stayed in a cabin for the night, with showers, and maccas. There is also a lot of these McCafe's here, which I do not understand, but when in rome, right?
The next morning we got up and drove back to Perth, in which I drove the car for a bit.
All together it was a pretty cool experience. I saw quite a few poisonous millipedes, spiders, and lots of snake tracks (which were probably poison). Over 2000kms driven, and lots of pictures taken. Oh, we also crossed the tropic of Capricorn, which was pretty cool!
I'll probably post some more pictures later, just stay tuned. I've been really bad at updating this lately, hopefully that improves.