OzXposure, Day 1...
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Wow what a day, was up early this morning which was quite difficult as the girl I was sharing a room with last night was still asleep and she had gone to bed early the night before aswell so i hadn't been able to pack my bags. So this morning, I did as much as I could outside of the room before packing my bag. So went to the phone and booked a taxi, then got into the shower. By time I got out she had woken up as she had decided she was going to phone sick into work.
There is 4 of us going to Exmouth as the rest are stopping at Monkey Mia, theres only 9 of us altogether.
We took back to the road and continued on past fields, with sheep and desert land, in between towns (without seeing a kangaroo!) until we stopped to gaze over the Leaning Trees of Greenough which were something else carved by nature, by fierce winds speeding over the land. We continued forward stopping at the Thirsty Camel to pick up some nutritional evening drinks, to go with our planned dinner for the evening then up to HMAS Sydney Memorial. Completed November 2001 it stands overlooking the bay of Geraldton where in???? a ship and its crew of 645 men disappeared of the bay with no trace. The sculpture itself is a dome crafted of 645 seagulls, 1 to each represent 1 man from the ship.
We left with the rain following behind us and as we stopped at a petrol station we were able to see a complete rainbow reaching across the sky, before we had to disappear into the distance away from it towards Kalbarri, 60K south of here we passed the pink lakes on the way, which looked fantastic beneath the sunset (even though they really smelt) but it was something I just couldn't get a good picture of and was so disappointed. By the time we reached where was staying though I couldn't care as I was so tired. We sat up and made chicken stir-fry, whilst drinking a beer and playing the didge. When I say we, I mean the men on our tour, after all Aborigine's believe that a women who plays the didge can't become pregnant. After dinner we all headed to bed to make sure we were all wide eyed for our next day!