I love a sunburnt country. The myth of the land, the vastness and spiritual athmosphere that strikes most people going bush or
troppo has struck me with full force throughout my travels. Nowhere else in the world will one find oneself being so close to the spirits of the land and being part of them. Its just a pitty that a lot of Do-Gooders and
New Age Poofs do more harm than good to this country. Its all about good old down to earth people that will make the difference in the country´s struggle for conservation and environmental survival.
And, Mr Howard, “SORRY” isn´t hard to say!
But, coming back to the
goodies, I would like to mention a few other things about W.A. that are worthwhile doing or visiting.
The gateways to W.A. are Perth and Fremantle. Here you will find fantastic shopping opportunities as well as good
restaurants and pubs to spent time and money in. The quality of the food is beyond any doubt and a wide variety of delicious meals can be found from upmarket places such as the Boardwalk Restaurant and The Bridges
Restaurant right down to counter meals in one of the many pubs down there in Fremantle. Everything is fresh and, as Henry would put it - devine! Seafood is, of course, the big thing so close to the sea. In early summer
you will see local fishermen docking at some of the Swan River Restaurants and delivering straight to the cook pots. But also the meat is amongst the best you will ever taste. If your tastebuts are more on the veggie
side you will also find a wide range of vegetarian restaurants and bistros, especially in Fremantle. Because of the many migrants from all over the world you will find almost any cuisine there is in the greater Perth
From Perth/Fremantle its just a mere 6 hours drive down to the Giant Karry Forests in the Great South West. Here you will find rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, good surf, swimming with
dolfins, waterfalls, hiking trails galore, woodcrafts and, of course, the Giant Karry Trees. You can climb some of those trees (Diamont, Gloucester and Bicentenial Tree) which are all
around the township of Pemberton (visit the Silver Birch Restaurant!!!) or you can drive down the south coast to Walpole and do the Giant Karry Walk. Swinging platforms and bridges
connect the Karry trees over 600 metres in 40 metres height. It is accessable by wheelchair too, but certainly not for the faint hearted. While you are down there, take the route via
Margaret River and visit the Wine Farms, the Marron Farm (delicious sweetwater crayfish) and some of the most spectacular limestone caves in Australia.
All this are just examples for the many things W.A. has to offer. If you are interested in more details about this or other routes (Wildflower Route, The Wheatbelt, The Bush, The Pilbara,
The Gascoyne etc....) please do not hesitate to drop us a mail. I will try to give you taylormade hints and tips for your forthcoming trip to lovely W.A.