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December 15th 2018
Published: December 15th 2018
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Thursday 13th Dec: Today I drove down to Albany on the South Coast. A long (>250 kms) and interesting drive with a couple of good stops along the way. In particuler I drove through an area called "The Southern Forests"... Where you "come for the trees!". Also a couple of charming small town: Nannup & Pemberton.... All jolly nice but not really that much going on. Near Walpole there is a an area called "Valley of the Giants". We're talking seriously large trees here. The high point (no pun intended) was the Tree Top Walk; a 800 metre walk way suspened 40 metres up in the canopy. So good I did it twice! The thingis made of several bridges (see photos) and they move... A lot. I reckon they moved vertically 6 or 8 inches as you walked over it ... Interesting to say the least but great views and a great way to really experiece the giants. The large trees are called "Tingle trees"... Local name but no idea why. Also a good forrest floor walk to get another persepctive. I particularly like the Grandma Tingle tree.

I finally arrived in Albany mid afteroon in time for a look
"Tree Top Walk" - Bouncy walkways"Tree Top Walk" - Bouncy walkways"Tree Top Walk" - Bouncy walkways

No steps at all - wheelchair accessible
around town (and a haircut). Lots of military history here.. More on that in the next blog.


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Granma Tingle TreeGranma Tingle Tree
Granma Tingle Tree

Can you see the face ?
Many gingle Tingle trees are hollowed outMany gingle Tingle trees are hollowed out
Many gingle Tingle trees are hollowed out

Insects, fungus and fire... But that does not stop them. I walked clean through this one.


15th December 2018

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