So we threw the essentials into the car (pillows, laptop, camera, and a couple of kids) and off we went.
home to Manjimup to Walpole
We hit some roadworks, where all the bitumen had been stripped off down to bare dirt. The Princess said, "What in the world is going on here?"
I said, "They're widening the road. To make it better."
She looked out at the clouds of choking orange dust. "Well, it's not working."
We saw about 5 main roads workers standing in the shade, and another on the mobile phone.
Fabio said, "He's on the phone to the Boss, asking for a shovel to be sent out. And the boss says, Lean on each other till I can get that shovel sent out to you."
(made ME laugh, anyway)
What we saw
the sign on the girls' toilet in Manji. She looks sorta desperate for a piddle, doncha think?
Pretty banksia flower.
The motel pool in Walpole.
Once the kids had been revived in the pool, we drove out of town to do the Valley of the Giants TreeTop Walk. And WOW. Look at this....
a carved totem at the entrance
the steel walkway beginning to climb up into the trees
looking down from about half-way
coming back down to earth (WHEW!!)
We then did the Ancient Empire (ground!) walk through WAs' amazing Tingle trees. (not kidding, that's what they're called)
and then we found the Grandaddy of them all....