We left Wave Rock and headed south towards the coast along a minor road which was nice for the (lack of) cars but no parking bays to have lunch. So we pulled off into the gate of a property and setup our chairs and made sandwiches… and it was a lovely quiet spot with views for miles. Then wouldn't you know it … along comes the farmer from a million miles away on his tractor ready to do some spraying!! He came down from his tractor and said hello and we said sorry we were in his drive-way and he laughed and said no worries and he would spray a bit away from us!! I was embarrassed because I had just frisked a few pieces of stale bread and the tomato scraps in front of the van! … otherwise I would have actually liked to talk to him (he was young and rather hunky!) I wanted to tell him I was sorry he had to work on Easter Sunday but I think there were lots of people who had to work on Easter Sunday! (I know the apples in Lenswood are ripe) .
So into the Stirling Ranges we drove and stopped at the small campsite for "off-grid" camping - no power, no shower but a flushing toilet with kangaroos lolling about (I think every campsite in Australia has at least two resident kangaroos who just appear seemingly out of now where).
|The resident kangaroo (baby not in photo)|
The couple who came to collect our fees ($5.00ea for seniors) were volunteers who "work" at parks around the state. They had been here a month and "worked" at lots of different parks (different parks have different length of stays) - they provide their own caravan and food but get to stay for free!! For some reason Joseph seemed to think this was a wonderful thing??!!
Second off-grid night and I'm ready for the coast!