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August 28th 2008
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Weather Balloon being inflated
We booked a tour of the Bureau of Meteorology (weather station) - and it was free! We got to see all the instruments (old and new) that they use to check the weather. They have a weather balloon twice a day for information to send to Perth so the Forecasters can analyse it. The information is reported every 30 minutes to the airport for use by the pilots landing and taking off. When we were there they launched a balloon and we got to see the information being transmitted to the radar. It all comes up on a computer screen and is stored on the Internet. But you need a password to access it.

We saw the memorial for HMAS Sydney II which was lost in WWII off the coast of Western Australia, and not found until this year.

Down the coast through Dungara, Port Denison, Leeman and Jurien Bay. It was very nice there with some really big houses and big, big boats. Arrived in Cervantes and found the roadside rest area that we stayed at.

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Weather Balloon in the sky
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Radar that received information from weather balloon
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