HDP: Travelling Around Australia, Week 9

This week we’ve travelled from Esperance to Donnybrook It’s taken us a week to travel 655 km, and still in Western Australia (WA) – you can’t rush these things 🙂

Our travel is becoming a blur. Keeping track of where we’ve been and what we’ve seen is a daily ritual, otherwise we’d be lost. To say we’re seeing amazing things is an understatement. As always, I’ll keep writing to a minimum and give you links to the places so it’s easy reference for you to look up if you’re interested in a particular location.

Here as some aspects of this week’s travel:

Diamond Tree, 52m high

Diamond Tree, 52m high

The Diamond Tree is one of about three Karri tree that’s used as a fire lookout tower in the Beedelup NP of Western Australia. In the first photo, see if you can spot Mr Oz (a red spot) almost at the top of the tree. Of course, if there’s a tree, he has to climb it 🙂 Below is a closer picture of him.

Diamond Tree, 52m high

Diamond Tree, 52m high

Elephant Cove and Greens Pool were magic spots in the William Bay NP.

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Cove

Elephant Cove

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks

Greens Pool

Greens Pool

The Granite Skywalk in Porongurup NP was a good exercise! They’ve drilled handles on the rock so you can pull yourself up and then use them as footrests, but, the view was worth it!

Porongurup NP

Porongurup NP

Porongurup NP

Porongurup NP

Porongurup NP

Porongurup NP

And last but by no means least; the ANZAC Centre. This is where 41,000 of our soldiers left from Albany for WWI. We were given a soldier (real one) and we followed their journey through the war until the end – where you found out if they lived or died.

The ANZAC Centre

The ANZAC* Centre

King George Sound

King George Sound – where ANZACS left from

My soldier survived the war and died in a Nursing Home a few years back. The Centre also gives you the chance to leave a message to the soldiers. I left him, a note of gratitude and felt very privileged living now in a country at peace.  As I walked out with welling eyes, it gave a new meaning to the phrase:

LEST WE FORGET!

*Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)

Noteworthy location along the way: the new ANZAC Centre in Albany, Porongurup and William Bay NP.

As we’re travelling around Australia for X amount of months, I’ll keep the Hump Day Post (HDP) (on Wednesdays) for our journey and will continue to take part in the Weekly Photo Challenge (on Saturdays) – where possible. I’ll repeat this every week, just in case you’ve just joined me 🙂

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About Retired2Travel

My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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4 Responses to HDP: Travelling Around Australia, Week 9

  1. Greens Pool looks stunning!

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