The long drive back to Perth via the Valley of the Giants and a big friggen tree!
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April 13th, 2009 – by: sshaunaa
The other two cars decided to drive back to Perth taking Albany Highway, also known and the "short way". Our car decided to do a bit more sightseeing, also known as the "long way". :)
The first stop was the Valley of the Giants, which has a Tree Top Walk 38 metres up in the trees. It was similar to the one I had been to near the Great Ocean Road. As part of the admission, there was also a walk through the "Ancient Forest" which had more really, really big and really, really old Tingle trees.
The next stop was in Pemberton to see the Gloucester tree. It's an old Karri tree that used to be used as a fire lookout. There are metal rods stuck into the tree that you use as a ladder to climb up to the lookout at the top. I tried climbing it with the other three but about 10m up, the combination of my tired legs from the hike the day before and my hangover was not going to let me climb the tree, 61m to the top.
The rest of the drive home was along the South West Highway. We saw pretty much heaps of trees and little towns that had not much more than a gas station and a corner store.
Back to Perth. Home sweet home after all the time in the car!
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