Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Namburg National Park & The Pinnacles

Dad and I went to pick up the van which turned out to be slightly more traumatic that I first imagined. Whilst doing the basic hire car checks for scratches, bumps, lights etc. I turned the key in the ignition. Unfortunately, even though I checked the gear stick, the van lurched forward and began rolling down the hill. Luckily I managed to stop it just before hitting another car. Unluckily for me and Dad it had rolled over both our feet first - yeouch!

We hobbled in, picked up Elaine & our bags and left Perth for Cervantes - the first of many long drives on the West Coast.

The drive was pretty uneventful - a lot of scrub land, bush and red earth. Driving here is weird. Some of the roads are so straight you can see 8km straight in front of you.

We got up the next morning to go to The Pinnacles Desert in Namburg National Park. The Pinnacles look really cool - they're ancient limestone fossils and it looks you're on the moon. Some of them stand up to 5m tall! It's brilliant being out in such a desert environment. On the drive out we saw a family of 4 emu's just wandering across the road, completely ignoring the van. Amazing to see such huge birds just wandering around the place


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