As our road trip continued we left the Nullarbor and travelled through the wheat belt, across the Sterling Range and along the coast while making our way back to Perth. Patsy Cline and Australian folk songs continued as our musical entertainment.
After a few long days of driving, our pace slowed and we took time to explore three coastal towns. Esperance, a port city known for its beautiful beaches, has an advertisement on its billboard of a kangaroo sunbathing on the sand. I thought this scene was a hoax so I was completely surprised when Joseph drove the truck onto the beach and there were three kangaroos reclining on the sand. Stephen and I jumped from the truck and immediately started photographing. We had such fun!
In Denmark we walked through the Walpole Wilderness Area where the majestic tingle trees rise to 70 meters. Afterwards we took selfies with the koalas and alpacas.
In Albany we stood at the end of the Bibbulmun track…. a 1000 km trail that starts in Perth and ends in Albany. Earlier in the week we hiked the first 16km of the trail with several of Joseph and Ingrid’s daughters. We hope to return and hike more of this trail.
After our trip we returned to Perth for a big family celebration and goodbye party.
We had a wonderful time and our thanks goes to Joseph, Ingrid and their family for their amazing hospitality.