THE PINK LAKE AT PORT GREGORY IS ACTUALLY PINK
08.10.2010 33 °C
Leaving Kalbarri and on our way to Northampton, we drove to Port Gregory. Port Gregory has PINK water in the lake, apparently due to the salt level. The ocean is very blue....
The Lake is actually flouro pink when the sun shines on it. The photo doesn't quite do it justice. It isn't inviting to swim in as it just looks bazaar!!!
Other things I've learnt are "WA likes there lizzards frilled not grilled!" This is a sign that is on the roads all of the time. So I'm always on the lookout for lizzards, sheep, roos, cows, emus, goats etc etc on the road as referred to as "fresh meat". It is not real fresh as you have to hold your nose, turn off the fan in the car as the 'fresh meat' has been baked and now stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are now travelling in the "Wheat Belt" of WA. Obviously it rains a lot more down this way as the wheat farms are lovely to look at. The red earth desert areas od WA are beginning to dwindle and fresh water is becoming more available to us. We no longer have to have salty, slimy showers from the artsian waters. The weather is still very hot. Usually 33 degrees in the day and the washing takes one hour to dry.
Another thing I have learnt about WA is that 'Highway One' is the best road in WA. It puts Highway one to shame in all of the other Aus states. The condition of it here is fantastic. The one thing you have to be careful of is RFDS planes landing on it (They do warn you by a sign to watch out for planes landing) and there are lots of cattle grids on the highway. You cruise along at 80 km per hour and them Bump you hit a cow grid!!!! Bertha is getting use to them but it wakes me up!!!!
Today I splurged and used a washing machine. I spent $3 on a load, usually we hand wash but once a month I give the towels a baptism in the washing machine. I sold my washing machine at home so I'll be use to the handwashing untill we can afford another!
We have arrived at Northampton for the "Äiring of the Quilts" which is on tomorrow.. FANTASTIC!!!!!