a long drive to busselton
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Today we planned our trip to the Busselton Jetty. I was told it will took about a 2 hours drive to get there. First we had the idea to book our tickets in advanced, but later on we went and will see if we can visit the jetty experience.I asked my brother in law for his navigation system, but this thing was not working properly and he said follow the road signs and the nose of the car and you will find it.
Loaded with drinking water, food and swimming gear we left early in the morning.Driving trough the beautiful country side, it was no problem to drive for two hours. If you are driving in Holland for two hours in the morning you got stucked in traffic yam's, checked for speed a lot of times and pushed of the road by stressed drivers. OK not that you don't find this in down under, here you have to watch out for the kangaroo's ( we counted about six dead roo's along the road), so must be also the same amount of damaged cars ( if they didn't had a roo bar) .
It was amazing to see the jetty for the first time. The first thing we did was to buy our tickets for the walk and the visit to the underwater experience.We had the visit time of 11.30, so we had to start our walk to the end of the jetty at 11 o'clock. We had an hour to explore Busselton, have a nice cappuccino coffee and a good look over the ocean. The walk over the jetty to the end will take approx 25 minutes, and with a temperature of + 35 C and a weak wind it was watching out for your skin.
The Busselton jetty is original 1841 meter long,however the last 300 meters you can't reached that anymore because of a big storm a few years ago, destroyed the last part of the jetty.
Back on the land we had a quick visit to An Australian camp site, and than back to Baldivis. But first we had to made a stop in the city of Travbuddy Hannah , Bunbury. ( we found out that she was living here after we came home in Holland)Here we took some time on the beach and do some small shopping.