Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Melbourne

2014 March, The Long Trip - Australia, Melbourne ZOO

Unexpectedly, my Long Trip finished in Melbourne as my 97 years old grandfather passed away. He was in a good condition and died in an accident.
As I wanted to say a goodbye to all Australian animals I visited ZOO in Melbourne. The entrance fee is 30 AUD (20.10e). If you are lucky you can be there when they feed animals. They have a lot of native species. I spent there almost 3 hours and it was a good time.
Now it is time to go home.




Meerkat

Koala





Wombat

Emu

Kangaroos






Lemur



Lemur


Lizard


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mail boxes

2014 March, The Long Trip - Australia

On my short trip around Perth I saw a lot of different mail boxes. Unfortunately, I started to take pictures too late so I have only a few good once. Close to all roads you could find a simple ones or very difficult ones to make. Sometimes, it was only a barrel, another time a microwave. 



Emu

Kangaroo

Microwave








  

Monday, April 7, 2014

York town

2014 March, The Long Trip - Australia, York

On the way back to Perth I visited York, an old colonial town. It is a place where the time stopped long time ago with old buildings, a swing bridge and a view point. I was there on Sunday when nothing was going on. In this town I saw a liquor shop with drive in - a smart idea. It was a short stop for me and I drove to Perth to return my rental car. I should also mention road trains in Australia. Instead of trains they have trucks with 3 trailers - quite a long truck:-)


Road train

Lizard on the road



It wasn't me

York's - drive in liquor shop


York






Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Wave Rock

2014 March, The Long Trip - Australia, Hyden

Yabby's Farm Owner recommended to me The Great Ocean Road, a circular route close to Esperance, 40 km long, with breathtaking views and amazing beaches on the way. It was definitely worth following it. I started from The Pink Lake Road we were familiar with. I double checked the Pink Lake again hoping it will be more pink than it was a day before. But it wasn't. The 11 miles Beach and The Twilight Beach were worth stopping.

Esperance didn't attract me. The deepest harbour in Australia allowed huge cruise ships to anchor inside flooding the city with thousands of tourists. 

On the way back, I stopped in Hyden famous for one rock in a shape of a 14 metres high wave created by gradual erosion of lower parts of the ground. Although, you need to pay the entrance fee of 10 AUD person, after 5 pm there were no guards. Everyone walked in freely so did I. The rock formation looked impressive. No wonder everyone wanted to surf on it posing for an interesting picture. After about 100 meters I spotted a wild wallaby, what was breathtaking. You could go to the top of the Hyden Rock following route markers. From the top I enjoyed the sunset over Australian plains. The Hyden Rock is also known to be the best spot for night star spotting and it really was. 

Hyden - story about the town





The Wave Rock

Wallaby

Ornate Dragon







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