Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 120. Exmouth

One hell of a Canyon

Today we decided to stay local and prepare for the next 2000km leg of our journey to Broome, we are leaving tomorrow. Shane has done 6 x loads of washing in the last two days, and today we are cleaning and purchasing the last of the food we will need. It was a lovely cooked breakfast today, with eggs and beans on toast. I wish we had mushrooms, but at $14.99 a kg it's a bit out of our price range.

Shane luckily noticed the caravan rear tyre was flat this morning. He quickly removed it and found a screw neatly pierced in it's wall. We took it straight into town hoping it would get fixed today, and we were in luck, the local tyre guy was able to get it done by lunchtime. It was $40 we didn't need though...

There was one last tourist thing I was keen to check out today, the 'Shot Hole Canyon' in the national park. It's a 12km dirt road drive into the base of the canyon. We set out knowing the scenery was going to be pretty good; as we have had at least three separate tourist's say it's a must do! We were not disappointed, it was spectacular, and I know the photos wont do it justice, but we will put them in anyway.

The walls were hundreds of feet tall, and amazingly red in colour. We were lucky enough to see a Wedge-Tailed Eagle, and some Port Lincoln parrots. It was a dirt road, but in very good condition, and the drive was a scenic delight. We did a short hike up from the car park to a look out, where we taught Scarlett how to do 'Coo-wee's', the echoes were so good.

On the way back we called into the IGA to grab the last of our groceries, I needed more water and meat mostly, but ended up spending another $100. Our biggest expense so far on the trip has easily been the food; even more so than fuel, which is surprising.

We spent the rest of the afternoon, packing and cleaning ready for tomorrow. Scarlett has fully mastered riding her bike today without any training wheels. She was riding lap, after lap, around the park with the other kids all afternoon. She is finally addicted to her bike; there was even a small argument this evening when she wanted to ride up to the outdoor movie. We had to explain the whole 'no riding after dark' concept; reluctantly she finally saw reason. So she and Shane have gone with popcorn, blankets and sour worms up to watch 'Marmaduke' at the caravan parks outdoor cinema. Hopfully she will be tired and sleep most of the ride in the car tomorrow.

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