Monday, 22 May 2017

Walpole

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Leaving Albany behind, we pass through Denmark and stop off at Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool on our way along the coast to Walpole.

Elephant Rocks, can you see the elephant's eye?

More elephants!

Greens Pool
Everywhere you look along the road are signs to National Parks or Nature Reserves.  The trees are quite fantastic stretching up so high.  Who can resist a trip to the Valley of the Giants and its Tree Top Walk.




At the highest point, you are 40m above the ground with the giant tingle trees still stretching up.






Walpole itself is is a small town with some nice caf├ęs and restaurants on the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets.


We had to have a walk round the smaller inlet and take in the nature including our first small black snake. A beautiful spot.



Slightly inland is Mount Frankland National Park, half an hour's drive from Walpole.  Amazing, most of the drive was in the middle of nowhere, beautiful trees and the odd sign indicating water but nothing else around.  Right at the end where Mount Frankland rose up before us, were some great lookouts and information boards.  It was obvious that the forests went for miles and miles, unspoilt, space.





The summit was closed and we heard later that Ray Mears was there making a film, but we found an excellent walk nonetheless.


Fernhook Pool was a delightful spot.


WOW Wilderness Ecocruises provide a very entertaining cruise through both inlets over the wilderness of Nuyts Peninsula to Circus Beach where horses were trained for WWI, sadly none returned.  That area is protected and we had to disinfect our shoes to prevent dieback.  What a beautiful spot especially as the sun was starting to set.  Gary Muir the tour guide packed in so much information on all sorts of topics in an exuberant way and provided cake as well.






Only one night in Walpole, so off we go to our next destination.

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Those rocks really do look like elephants, I had to take a second look at your photos. I'm not sure I'd be able to take the tree top walk with my fear of heights but it looks fantastic.

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    1. I was glad of the handrail as I was feeling a bit wobbly but a Great experience.

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  2. Wow it's so beautiful and the rocks are certainly well named xx

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    1. They look just like them don't they. x

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  3. How awesome! Thank you for sharing this trip with us! It's so amazing!

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    1. So glad you are enjoying the trip, maybe you'll be able to visit yourself one day.

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  4. The rocks do look like elephants and the tree top walk looks amazing, in fact it all looks amazing, you saw and experienced some wonderful things:)

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    1. Amazing isn't it. We've been so lucky, I'm glad you are enjoying the photos.

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