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