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Published: September 11th 2013
This was my first week that felt like I was in Australia, driving out on the country roads and not being in the city! It was indeed an adventure. Our first stop was in Bunbury, where I stayed with my flat mate and her family. Absolutely gorgeous house by the beach, waking up to an ocean view was incredible.
Day 1 - Tuesday
For our first day we went around Bunbury and met a few off Carla’s (My flat mate) Friends, where we went to see their horse and spend some time on the paddocks. On the way we got to see the first lot of my wild kangaroo’s which I found really exciting, as I still hadn’t seen any considering I have been In Australia for nearly 7 weeks! That night we explored Bunbury some more where we got the opportunity to stand in some gale force winds, which you could lean into backwards and still be pushed forwards, trying to get out of the car was a little tricky at this point.
Day 2 – Wednesday
The weather had improved a bit by this point; Carla and I went to The
Swamp, which is a wildlife park. We had the opportunity to have a parrot sit on my shoulder! Scary enough as it was it then starts eating my head, bit concerned it was going to have a nibble of my ear. We then went into the bird-caged area and were feeding the parrots whilst they were sat on our hands. Although one of the parrots did take advantage of Carla, and doing a bit of a bum shake on her! Wasn’t too sure how I was meant to help get it off so I decided the best thing to do was film it. Next stop was the kangaroos; I soon learnt how greedy they were when you have a bag of food in your hand. It rips it out of my hand and starts eating it with the bag torn open, whilst the other one just ate it all out of my hand!
Next stop me and Carla went to the Lookout point in the middle of Bunbury where you got a great aerial shot of the whole of the city. You were able to see all of the surrounding streets and houses, where I was picking which of
the houses I wanted to live in, all of them looked so amazing! You could see out to the docks and got a nice few of the beach and the lighthouse.
We then went out for lunch at the Dome before having to do some off-roading to help save my friend, due to their brilliant ideas of driving through the sand dunes. We soon moved our adventure on heading further south to Busselton. This is where we got the opportunity to walk along the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere that travels nearly 2km into the ocean. We walked all the way along this and back before grabbing the opportunity to get some sunset photos. I played around using slow shutter speeds and put my photography into practice. Some turned out better than others, although through the attempt of having no tripod I thought they were successful.
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