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Walpole and Fonty's Pool.

overcast 25 °C

Last night we stayed at a beautiful, peaceful van park called "Fonty's Pools". This park is 8 km off Highway One, about 100 km north of Walpole and this is where I wanted to get to. There are vinyards, apple orchards and black truffles(very sort after by cheff's) growing in this region. It is a lovely quaint park that locals come to for weekends. Weddings are also very popular here. The original owner was Archie Fontana, was granted this area in the early 1900's. He chose this area because it had a huge natural spring so fresh water was plentiful.

Fonty's Pool

Fonty's Pool

He cemented the base and sides of the spring and this became the swimming pool for the town people. Archie migrated from Italy a young man and died about 20 years ago aged 103. The water is known as "fountain of youth". The grounds are gorgeous and you can have a camp fire every night if you wish.

beautiful grounds at Fonty's Pool.

beautiful grounds at Fonty's Pool.

After spending one night at Fonty's we moved back to Highway One as I was keen to get to Walpole as I've heard about the great suspended tree top walk on bridges 40 metres off the ground. There is a placque situated on the highest point as one the the builders died by falling asleep on the job.

Our new house in the Land of the Giant Trees

Our new house in the Land of the Giant Trees

We arrived at lunch time and headed to the "Land of the Giant Trees". The walk was excellent. Very different from the other two suspended tree top walks I've been on. The one in the Daintree had a very dense and tropical follidge and the one on the Great Ocean Drive in Victoria was also very dense and slippery. On this walk the sun can actually shine onto the ground so it wasn't at all dense on the ground.

The top of the walk 40 metres high

The top of the walk 40 metres high

The "Tringle" (This is the name of the Forrest) trees often have houses within them. I'm sure a fairy or two has lived here in the past?????You can see where the trees have survived fires and they are still standing tall and strong. I have a thing for trees and the roots of trees. I'm sure I must of been "Tinkerbell' in another life. (Actually Tinkerbell was the nickname my father use to call me). I just think this forrest is fantastic... A little on my weird side I suppose but each to their own. Tony loves birds (feathered ones) He is always saying look at the little wren or ......listen to the bird call....... I love the birds house!...

Cubby houses everywhere

Cubby houses everywhere

Highway One has became very windy, hilly and narrow. This section of it reminds Tony of going through the Buladelah mountains. We only travel about 100 km per day now as Tony says he has to concentrate too much on the road. The kangaroos are also very huge and they jump on the highway anytime. You don't see any trucks along this section, obviously too windy for them. It is still very beautiful and we are glad we chose to travel this way as there is plenty to see but of course it is a little cooler.

Posted by anne.muld 00:06 Archived in Australia Tagged coast of south wa Comments (0)

Port Denison / Dongara WA

Best Caravan Park in Australia so far. Big 4.

sunny 33 °C

Port denison

Port denison

We planned to spend only 2 nights here but we changed our mind and spent 4. When we left we wished he had of spent another week. Never mind. It had the best and cleanest ameneties, best camp kitchen with a huge plasma TV and they cook you pancakes for breakfast every Sunday morning for free and they where great. The staff are also helpful and friendly and the park is right in town on the waters edge. Very comfortable. We meet a lovely lot of people here as well. The weather was 34 degrees and the wind wasn't a bother. We loved the place.

Also Port Denison

Also Port Denison

This quaint little town is famous for lobster fishing.

Posted by anne.muld 20:36 Archived in Australia Tagged coast of north about perth austalia wester 400 km Comments (0)

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