We spend two days in Walpole, and a night in Shannon National Park. Time enough to enjoy the views from the Treetop Walk in the Valley of the Giants, cycle 3km of the famous Bibbulmun trail (that stretches 965km from Albany to Perth), walk the 35 metre circumference of the Giant Tingle Tree, fish off an inlet pier (where we catch all the colours – BLUE swimmer crab, King George WHITEing, BLACK Bream… all too small to keep but at least we know the rods are working), introduce the kids to the simple pleasure of racing leaves down the rapids at Circular Pools, and even get a start on two novels (Sam finishing hers, a full 446 pages, in less than 48 hours).
|Further into the Treetop Walk, which gets more and more magnificent with every step. |
(As compared to the children's voices, which get louder.. and louder..)